Angband.oook.cz
Angband.oook.cz
AboutVariantsLadderForumCompetitionComicScreenshotsFunniesLinks

Go Back   Angband Forums > Angband > Vanilla

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old September 21, 2009, 15:28   #1
Deranged Archivist
Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 12
Deranged Archivist is on a distinguished road
Long time player, first time poster

I did not see a 'general discussion of roguelike' forum, so I posted this here.

So, I've been playing roguelikes of one kind or another for years. I think the first was one of the versions of Moria, post-rogue but pre-Angband. (And I got really excited about Angband's new innovations. I mean, adding colour to the screen! What beautiful madness!)

I've played various incarnations of Nethack, Angband, many many Angband variants, (Zangband and Steamband being favorites) Crawl, ADOM, TOME, and a whole bunch of more obscure stuff. My interest comes and goes, but I've never lost my fascination with the genre.

But in all the twenty or so years I've been playing, never, not even once, have I actually succeeded in winning. Not a single time. (I dabbled with Wizard mode and copying save files at first, but found that it ruined the enjoyment of the game. So technically, once, by cheating, I ascended a Nethack character. Yay me. Still never actually won the game.)

And yet it is obvious that people do beat the game.

I've thought about what it is in my approach that gets my characters killed, and I suspect it is impatience. Impatience spurs me to take risks, dive deeper than is wise, push just a little bit farther, wait a few more turns before making a tactical retreat. You might get lucky and make it out of a bad spot a few times, but not every time.

So I'm trying to adjust my playing style (on those infrequent occasions that I can play at all- now that I have kids, it's not such a regular indulgence anymore), and I think this is the most important factor.

But I want to know what sort of general strategies or approaches you use, beyond that, that might help me.. ah... not die so much.

Thanks in advance,

-DA

Incidentally, the fact that I remain interested in roguelikes after twenty years of failing to beat the game is really indicative of the staying power of the genre. As long as people keep producing new versions and variants, I suspect I will never get bored of them.
Deranged Archivist is offline   Reply With Quote
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What variants are worth my time? sethosayher Variants 17 January 7, 2011 17:40
YASD: the time hounds strike again bebo AAR 1 April 17, 2009 19:43
TIME OUT....For a funny story! Irossyzerce Vanilla 2 April 2, 2009 03:44
real time roguelike/hack'n'slash bebo Idle chatter 0 February 8, 2009 15:57
time... Kadoles Vanilla 7 October 21, 2008 01:12


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.