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Old January 12, 2009, 14:34   #11
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I don't think the answer is to remove hounds, but maybe slightly tune down the number of times they are generated. I've been playing my warrior on dlvl 30-40ish and have regularly thought it was too much.
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Old January 12, 2009, 15:48   #12
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I think the maintainer should consider giving hounds a one-in-a-million chance to drop Bladeturner. That would change things up a bit.
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Old January 12, 2009, 18:21   #13
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Make it the one ring instead. It'd be more fun.

Or we could let the player start with a stack of 10d10-1 genocide/banishment scrolls {100% off} and let him or her decide what was too annoying to deal with.
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Old January 12, 2009, 18:22   #14
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Make it the one ring instead. It'd be more fun.

Or we could let the player start with a stack of 10d10-1 genocide/banishment scrolls {100% off} and let him or her decide what was too annoying to deal with.
First pack of fire hounds and they'd all be destroyed. ^_^
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Old January 12, 2009, 20:09   #15
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This thread is pure win.
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Old January 12, 2009, 20:11   #16
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All of them? Fire hounds affect your home inventory as well now? I knew 3.1 was a big change, but I hadn't realized it was that big.
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Old January 12, 2009, 21:41   #17
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Well I assume you'd carry the scrolls on you, so that you don't have to say "Okay houndses, I'll be riiiight back with a scroll. Just sit there like good doggies for about 20 turns or so. Gooooood. Staaaaaaay."

edit: Idea. General store should sell Dog Whistles that when used will make any nearby hounds run in fear.
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Old January 12, 2009, 21:53   #18
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Well I assume you'd carry the scrolls on you, so that you don't have to say "Okay houndses, I'll be riiiight back with a scroll. Just sit there like good doggies for about 20 turns or so. Gooooood. Staaaaaaay."

edit: Idea. General store should sell Dog Whistles that when used will make any nearby hounds run in fear.
I would imagine there'd be little reason to carry more scrolls than you expect to hit levels since you'd only use one per level at least until you get into greater undead territory. You don't really need to genocide a level unless you want to clear it so that's probably only 2 uses per trip. I typically carry 5 of a high end scroll on dungeon trips before I start stashing so that I'll be able to eg. lose a few to a breather and still be able to escape. If you start with 10d10-1 scrolls as I suggested and have avoided losing any to salamanders early on or blowing any on lice or insects you'd lose on average only 10% of your stock to the first fire hound group you came across. Banishment isn't like *destruction* though in that if you don't have it you *can* punt the level and get more from home. If you only carry 2 per trip it's only a 4% loss.
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Old January 12, 2009, 22:02   #19
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Idea. General store should sell Dog Whistles that when used will make any nearby hounds run in fear.
Or make this an activation of rings of the Dog. Only kidding. I think.
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edit: Idea. General store should sell Dog Whistles that when used will make any nearby hounds run in fear.
Scroll of Dog Whistle that makes dogs come to you ignoring group UI.
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