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Old December 1, 2014, 07:14   #11
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Well, looks like my first attempt is going to suffer from the same issue as all my other recent first attempts at playing the different competition variants... The first time I play, I can't save. ^S = save failed... I'll just have to let it crash, and the next time I start it will be fine.

But thought I'd leave a note on my first character. Dwarf Shieldmaiden. Not sure why I have spellpoints, and I don't see any books in the game. Couldn't find any description of what the class does, but I'm having fun bashing away. Drops are heavy, ?'s and !'s all over the place, tons of gold, too. Hithlomir at 300' from Smeagol very nice. Main Gauche of +2 extra attacks at 350' providing serious damage. No major kit on rapid dive, found !Exp at 900' or so, took me to clvl 30. And just now Dal-i-thion off the ground at 1350'

AC 90, 380hp, 102dpr, +5 speed 58k game turns in is not a bad way to start. Which is why I was about to 'f'ile dump (which also failed...)

Edit: ^X crashed that character as expected, made another and tried ^X immediately to see, and it crashed again...

Edit 2: Ran as administrator and now it saves fine...

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Old December 1, 2014, 11:10   #12
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Press 'p' to use your class powers.
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Old December 1, 2014, 13:36   #13
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I really should make 'm' work too, now that book magic is removed.

Re saves failing, this is on Windows? I'll see if I can reproduce. Neoband should not need admin privileges, ever, unless there are some weird permissions issues or something.
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Old December 1, 2014, 18:07   #14
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Yeah, windows 7... not sure why "running as admin" fixed my problem... I have a pretty clean computer so I don't think it's a problem I created messing with my computer's settings or anything like that.
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Old December 2, 2014, 11:58   #15
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Can we please rename the Reaper's Manaburst to "Vindicator"?
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Old December 2, 2014, 15:49   #16
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I'm not familiar with that word in this context...
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Old December 2, 2014, 16:19   #17
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I'm not familiar with that word in this context...
http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Vindic...28Fallout_2%29
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Old December 9, 2014, 03:35   #18
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Hi, if you've been sort of thinking about playing the competition you should just do it, Neoband is amazing. If you like vanilla at all, this should be fun for you. Also, it's the closest thing I've seen to vanilla-with-rockets that isn't some zangband variant!!!
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Old December 9, 2014, 15:03   #19
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Hey, thanks very much!

I've noticed a few complaints about the game being too easy though. I did want to make the early game go by much faster, but mid and late game should not be so easy. So I will try to improve that in future releases (assuming I don't jump at some other shiny new idea).

Hounds, I will see if I can shrink the packs as in V.

Spreading melee blows, I think I may get rid of. Angband is not realistic and all, and not supposed to be, but getting swarmed should be dangerous.

Graveyard pits, hmm. I feel like I should make those worth at least considering taking on. Maybe boost the drops from greater undead? Give them EXP to balance the loss from draining attacks? I'll post another thread for this I think.
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All the new classes are super OP so it might be interesting to give the abilities severe consequences, or just give monsters things that are similarly OP. I had ideas but I forget them all.
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