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Old August 18, 2014, 03:03   #1
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Trashed a wonderful thing.

I have been playing Angband since the early 90's and I find any version beyond 2.8.3 to be unplayable. I have just compiled an OS X version of 2.8.3 so I can keep playing the best video game ever created. I never realized how screwed up the game has become. Recently my trusty dedicated Angband power-mac started crashing frequently and I was shocked at the changes. SHOCKED.

I understand that who-ever thought it would be a good idea to mess with the game in such drastic ways could not possibly have known any better, but this is no excuse.

Understand this: you folks are playing a variant. A much easier one at that, it's like Angband for kids.

I give the present incarnation 5 black marks, DEMERITS.
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Old August 18, 2014, 03:08   #2
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Would you like to elaborate?
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Old August 18, 2014, 03:27   #3
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Cool story bro. I'll go gargle some glass for you.

Ps you might like oangband or faangband -- check the variants page.
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Old August 18, 2014, 04:23   #4
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Feel free to be specific. Angband is never going to not change, but there have been plenty of changes that got rolled back after common consensus determined they were bad ideas. Put another way, your voice can make a difference, if enough people agree with you.
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Old August 18, 2014, 07:09   #5
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This is a strangely refreshing departure from the uncannily amicable nature of these forums.

I mean, RAGE!
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Old August 18, 2014, 10:38   #6
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Nobody minds if you don't like 3.5.0 - that's why 2.8.3 is still available for download. Go play. Enjoy!
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Old August 18, 2014, 10:41   #7
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2.8.3? Seriously?

The canonical version is 2.6.1, before that Harrison bastard came in and ruined it FOREVER
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Old August 18, 2014, 11:53   #8
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2.8.3? Seriously?

The canonical version is 2.6.1, before that Harrison bastard came in and ruined it FOREVER
There used to be cannons? And Harrison took them out after 2.6.1?
No wonder Debo's so cross.
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Old August 18, 2014, 12:15   #9
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There used to be cannons? And Harrison took them out after 2.6.1?
No wonder Debo's so cross.
Yes it's the worst. Zangband got the watered-down version of Angband's true vision, the rest was ruined.
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Old August 18, 2014, 12:35   #10
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And I thought frog knows was the real McCoy.
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