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Old May 17, 2009, 23:13   #1
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Talking New 2 *band style games *UPDATE*

Hi as the title states im a newbie 2 angband and loving life.
heres a bit of info about me as im new around here.

21 year old SWF from New Zealand.
Big Playstation fan
been playing Angband now for 6 weeks after been told about it by a ex player when i expressed my hunger for good rpg type games and the lack of depth in any of the maintream rpgs out there.

And yes im hooked already!

Heres a short rundown of my time in angband so far.

1st 4 weeks had sum fun exploring this great game and taking my time clearing each dungeon lvl b4 moving on. average @ lvl b4 death in this time was lvl 10 and my top @ was lvl 32 when he died 1800 feet down after 1.5 mill turns

then my luck changed and i found this site
after much reading of old forums i went back 2 the dungeons with a new style of play.... Run away and dive, dive, dive

So the past 2 weeks have seen a big change in my @s life span.
now i can say with a big smile that my average @s lvl is about 20
and my best @ so far died at lvl 41 3750 feet down afte 500k turns

sorry about the long 1st post but im almost done and will get 2 my reason for posting

1st just wanting 2 say thanks for all the great tips and advice in these forums and for such a great site

2nd i have my 2 main tips for doing well in angband...

RUN AWAY & DIVE lol

would love ppl 2 post their own tips here
and thanks again for being so helpful
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Old May 17, 2009, 23:22   #2
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1st 4 weeks had sum fun exploring this great game and taking my time clearing each dungeon lvl b4 moving on. average @ lvl b4 death in this time was lvl 10 and my top @ was lvl 32 when he died 1800 feet down after 1.5 mill turns

then my luck changed and i found this site
after much reading of old forums i went back 2 the dungeons with a new style of play.... Run away and dive, dive, dive

So the past 2 weeks have seen a big change in my @s life span.
now i can say with a big smile that my average @s lvl is about 20
and my best @ so far died at lvl 41 3750 feet down afte 500k turns
To go from 1.5M turns at dl36 to 500k turns @dl75 is a fantastic progression - in two weeks you've increased your diving speed sixfold. Nicely done.

Beware diving too fast though. Last night I lost a character at dl57 or so because I was just too deep to kill anything. I still don't know how to tell whether I'm diving too fast, and how to slow it down, but I know that it's unhealthy.

Welcome to Angband. Eye candy will never be the same again.
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Old May 17, 2009, 23:39   #3
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Old May 17, 2009, 23:45   #4
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Hi as the title states im a newbie 2 angband and loving life.
heres a bit of info about me as im new around here.

21 year old SWF from New Zealand.
You'll be glad to hear there is a large kiwi contigent of *band players. You might want to search google groups for the cloak of Raglan (actually just click the link) and see how many...

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thanks for posting guys
@ magnate... yes i sumtimes do dive a bit 2 fast and die but i learn new things about new monsters each time and i must confess that my best @ got so deep so fast because of 2 lucky finds, boots of speet +8 at 1800 feet and just a few mins later i killed the queen ant 1950 feet down and she dropped Ringil!!! (yes i know i will never get that lucky again and may never see ringil again)

@ nick LMAO thats great and how i try 2 play.... but still get the odd case of kill fever followed by the words you die. lol

@andrew thanks great 2 see sum kiwi banders around
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2nd i have my 2 main tips for doing well in angband...

RUN AWAY & DIVE lol

would love ppl 2 post their own tips here
and thanks again for being so helpful
Such wisdom in so short a time! That's all you really need to know. The rest is just practice.

I've written up a couple of games where I described in depth how I played. Perhaps you will find a tidbit or two of use if you have the patience to read them.

http://groups.google.com/group/rec.g...rch+this+group
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Nick: I'm a little concerned to see in two posts, you'll have made more posts than all but two of the angband.oook.cz forums.
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Old May 18, 2009, 22:38   #9
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Such wisdom in so short a time!
lol thanks but most of it is wisdom i stole from these forums.
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That's all you really need to know. The rest is just practice.
so true. im still in what i call scout mode, just trying 2 get as deep as i can each game 2 learn about all the new monsters i have never seen. i still only know 73 of the uniques. but learning more with each new @
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http://groups.google.com/group/rec.g...rch+this+group
thats great thanks sum very good reading there that im sure will help me lots.
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