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Old March 4, 2017, 23:11   #31
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Entered Isengard, War-ready. It was filled with War Drakes and the like, despite being nominally danger level 21. Got killed. Tried again, on way to Edoras. (save file scumming to learn this game is pretty much necessary.) This time it's full of fruit bats and wildcats. Most dangerous so far is a bitter soul.
What's a war drake?
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Old March 4, 2017, 23:20   #32
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Sorry, guard drake, native to dl 34. Oh, looking at the edit file, Wormtongue has S_HI_DRAGON, which is a joke at cl 21. He is far, far tougher than I was expecting. Really, this is not remotely danger level 21. He's a level 54 monster!
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Recommendation: make the inner levels deeper, and have an "outskirts" that is shallow, and not guarded by wormtongue. Depth 22-40 isn't much use to a character who can kill wormtongue. This dungeon doesn't make a lot of sense.

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Old March 4, 2017, 23:25   #33
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Sorry, guard drake, native to dl 34. Oh, looking at the edit file, Wormtongue has S_HI_DRAGON, which is a joke at cl 21. He is far, far tougher than I was expecting. Really, this is not remotely danger level 21. He's a level 54 monster!
Seems a bit out of canon

is it a pun on his name?

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Old March 5, 2017, 00:52   #34
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Not as much as killing Radagast, who was pretty easy to kill at cl 23.

I can travel to Edoras without killing Wormtongue in any case. I just didn't expect such a ferocious increase in monster difficulty. And I really don't understand why Isengard proper is so shallow, whatever the depth of the entrance area. Fill it up with Trolls and Giants.
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Old March 5, 2017, 08:20   #35
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UI issues:
  • Valuation should be appended to inscriptions. "worth 2929 gold pieces" makes inscriptions, and even bonuses, invisible in equipment/inventory lists. At the very least, shorten the message to @2929GP or something.
  • Minor: Store lists are hard to read without a scrolling function, or at least a tie between item and price. I added a list UI to angband a while back; it's pretty nice--cuts back a lot on some seriously ugly code.
  • Partial ID of ego items is bizarre. If the object modifies your light radius it should say it, not "it may modify your light radius." V gets this very much right now, with runes.
    Some things that should be obvious: See Invisible, light, ESP, Infravision
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So each throwing dart takes a full dose of poison. It makes more sense to me for them to be mini-stacks like arrows/bolts are.
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Old March 5, 2017, 10:31   #37
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What's the deal with Tom Bombadil? He appears to be the dungeon guardian but is allied. Can't find a way to hit him in melee & he's pretty much ignoring me attacking him at range.
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What's the deal with Tom Bombadil? He appears to be the dungeon guardian but is allied. Can't find a way to hit him in melee & he's pretty much ignoring me attacking him at range.
This doesn't just apply to Tom Bombadil; I've had it happen with Farmer Maggot too. Not sure what could cause it, as it doesn't happen consistently.
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You can attack allied monsters with ctrl-dir and possibly _dir.
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Ctrl-dir tells me there is a monster in the way. _-dir tells me there is no store here.
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