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Old March 29, 2015, 04:33   #1
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The One Ring

Vecna just dropped the One Ring.

It's cursed, and drains EXP, anyone know how much?
Do the benefits far outway the costs?
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Old March 29, 2015, 04:43   #2
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The One Ring is so rare that I feel like you're contractually obligated to wear it any time it shows up, just on the principle of the thing. The experience drain is somewhat significant, but not insurmountable (it used to be completely trivial, but someone changed that at some point). The ring really is incredibly powerful. The main downside is the aggravation, not the experience drain.
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Old March 29, 2015, 04:46   #3
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Look at it this way: how would you feel if, having found the One Ring, you die in a stupid way on the next level without even having put it on?

There's such a ridiculously tiny chance of ever finding it (I think I've seen it once in about five years of playing the game) that you should definitely just go for it.
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Old March 29, 2015, 13:25   #4
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There's such a ridiculously tiny chance of ever finding it (I think I've seen it once in about five years of playing the game)
I've never found it in twenty years!
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Old March 29, 2015, 13:48   #5
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There's such a ridiculously tiny chance of ever finding it (I think I've seen it once in about five years of playing the game)
I've never found it in twenty years!
The worst part is that it wasn't even a proper game, I was level-scumming with all the cheat modes on to test that the new templated rooms I'd designed were loading properly!
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Old March 30, 2015, 00:18   #6
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Worth using in the Morgoth fight, maybe Sauron. Otherwise, aggravation is just going to slow you down.
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Old March 30, 2015, 02:23   #7
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I've never found it in twenty years!
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Old March 30, 2015, 02:42   #8
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Your playing the wrong variant it some is easy for ex look winner below
You can play a teddy bear?!
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Old April 17, 2015, 04:59   #9
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I thought that this question had been asked before, and I was right : rec.games.roguelike.angband - 07/25/95 :-)

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I've never found it in twenty years!
I never found it either, but I certainly would wear it if I were to find it.
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The One Ring is so rare that I feel like you're contractually obligated to wear it any time it shows up, just on the principle of the thing. The experience drain is somewhat significant, but not insurmountable (it used to be completely trivial, but someone changed that at some point). The ring really is incredibly powerful. The main downside is the aggravation, not the experience drain.

He is absolutely right on all accounts. You MUST wear it.
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