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Old June 18, 2018, 08:41   #1
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Question What's the best variant of Angband in your opinion?

I've played PosChengband and Entroband.They are all really good.
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Old June 18, 2018, 09:05   #2
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I really like FAangband.
It might be a bit dated UI-wise, but it has lots of nice litte flavor thingies that have been kicked out of Vanilla.
I also enjoy the various landscapes and different dungeons of the game.
Also, it's hard ... ^^
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Old June 18, 2018, 09:17   #3
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@Mondkalb--
This is why I was so against major gameplay changes (except ones related to UI like runeID) while the engineering deficit was eliminated. With major gameplay changes as well as code clean up, backports to other variants would be essentially impossible rather than simply very difficult.
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Old June 18, 2018, 15:03   #4
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@Mondkalb--
This is why I was so against major gameplay changes (except ones related to UI like runeID) while the engineering deficit was eliminated. With major gameplay changes as well as code clean up, backports to other variants would be essentially impossible rather than simply very difficult.
Regarding FAangband I am confident that Nick will make something incredible with his announced project "Beleriand", once he is done with Angband.
Hurry up, Nick!
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Just to experience Crows of Durthang on dungeon level 2 is enough for me to cast a vote for OAngband. They don't call pack of crows a murder for no reason.

Seriously challenging *band that might lead people to attend anger management courses. If someone can ironman that thing to the end, he's probably not a human.
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Old June 18, 2018, 20:08   #6
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Just to experience Crows of Durthang on dungeon level 2 is enough for me to cast a vote for OAngband. They don't call pack of crows a murder for no reason.

Seriously challenging *band that might lead people to attend anger management courses. If someone can ironman that thing to the end, he's probably not a human.
There was a variant I played many years ago. Players were incredibly OP, hitting for 1000's before L10. Until you meet the baby mob that has 100% damage reflection.
I can't remember the name, but I remember a few rage-inducing moments.
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Old June 20, 2018, 04:22   #7
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There was a variant I played many years ago. Players were incredibly OP, hitting for 1000's before L10. Until you meet the baby mob that has 100% damage reflection.
I can't remember the name, but I remember a few rage-inducing moments.
The variant is Portralis, which used to be called New Angband. There were a lot of things that multiplied each other, so numbers got pretty ridiculously high. There are some interesting features, such as a pretty cool giant city, an elemental lord class that was a warrior-mage who could be built to take control of monsters based on their resistance to his element. Cursed weapons that were very powerful (more so than most equivalent artifacts) but caused crazy powerful mobs to spawn alongside the regulars (regenerate 100% of HP each turn, duplicate, etc).
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The variant is Portralis, which used to be called New Angband. There were a lot of things that multiplied each other, so numbers got pretty ridiculously high. There are some interesting features, such as a pretty cool giant city, an elemental lord class that was a warrior-mage who could be built to take control of monsters based on their resistance to his element. Cursed weapons that were very powerful (more so than most equivalent artifacts) but caused crazy powerful mobs to spawn alongside the regulars (regenerate 100% of HP each turn, duplicate, etc).
That's the Beast! Thank you! Recognized the name right away once I read it.
Definitely not your usual Roguelike.
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Old June 20, 2018, 17:48   #9
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There were a lot of things that multiplied each other, so numbers got pretty ridiculously high.
Ah, the Diablo II school of roguelike design .

As to the thread: It's hard to argue that it's the best, but ToME2/Theme holds a special place in my heart as it was the first roguelike that I got seriously into... and still try to maintain as time allows. It's also reasonably faithful to the LoTR lore, so there's that too.
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One of my old 'Most anticipated' and 'Most Hoped For' was Steamband.
Huge rework of Vanilla, then the Creator had to drop for as I recall real-life reasons. AFAIK the project has been dead since like 2005.
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