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Old March 14, 2014, 08:21   #11
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39 is a couple of years older than me ... when I started playing 12 years ago. And yes, I'm a mathematician...
Change "couple of years" to "few years" and you get my age. Though I started playing when Ben took over about two decades ago. I'm computer geek, not mathematician. Could have been if I had any teachers in math that could do any math. My physics teachers were way better in math than math teachers.
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Old March 14, 2014, 08:54   #12
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25 here, and playing Moria (and later Angband) since the age of 7. They got me when I was young.
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Old March 14, 2014, 11:49   #13
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Also it seems like a lot of you were math majors or something. Me ? I'm, pretty much bad at math...lol. I think I'd be a better player if I were more mathematically inclined.
I'm a sucky mathematician too, but I'm not sure you need maths to beat a roguelike game. I'm pretty sure you need patience. I always get killed by something I wasn't ready for, and didn't plan appropriately.
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Old March 14, 2014, 14:14   #14
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I'm 32. I'm not very good at math.
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Old March 14, 2014, 16:31   #15
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I'm a sucky mathematician too, but I'm not sure you need maths to beat a roguelike game. I'm pretty sure you need patience. I always get killed by something I wasn't ready for, and didn't plan appropriately.
Well I've had my wins for sure...I'm just thinking that it would be easier to calculate stuff like weapon damage etc. if I were more mathematically inclined: also optimizing moves would come more naturally as would LOS. Which generally tends to work in the monsters favor : ( Those damn druj's get me every time. And they can easily kill you when you first encounter them.
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Old March 14, 2014, 16:33   #16
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39 is a couple of years older than me ... when I started playing 12 years ago. And yes, I'm a mathematician...
Also I should say that I admire anyone that can code. I can't for the life of me. Which is probably why I haven't tried to create my own variant at this point despite having ideas for them.
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Old March 14, 2014, 17:06   #17
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Old March 14, 2014, 19:51   #18
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> Although I might be at 39

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35. Hate maths.
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31. Started playing Nethack around 2002-ish when I was at university (Cybernetics, for the stats), though before that I loved the Megadrive pseudo-Roguelike Fatal Labyrinth, and I always loved text adventures and RPGs as a kid.
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