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Old August 10, 2009, 20:34   #21
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And the griping begins : is there any simple way to get ### for walls (on Windows XP)? I'll try nerfing the pref files...
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Old August 10, 2009, 20:35   #22
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Ah, that worked.
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Old August 11, 2009, 10:13   #23
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Just a quick question, what does "dam 5 + 13" on the frost beam spell for the mage means (I assume it doesn't mean damage 18)?

Oh, and another one, is the curse on ring of teleportation, "random" now or is it still just a sticky curse?

And, last but not least, an old and improved bug. When I try to fire things out of my quiver (playing on a lap-top) I can't use f0 but instead I have to use f*0, before this was only try for position 2, 4, 6.
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Just a quick question, what does "dam 5 + 13" on the frost beam spell for the mage means (I assume it doesn't mean damage 18)?
I believe it does actually. I think it is giving you a clue as to how the damage is derived, which I believe is: 5 + CL
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Just one game-play issue so far: f an early-mid level Mage (up to CL20, at least) is going to be very stuck against any monster that has RBase plus RPois. In previous versions, there was at least the Sisyphean approach of using MM on golems, etc, but there doesn't seem to be a non-elemental attack in the first three books. Which isn't inherently a Bad Thing but definitely stops Mages from being able to dive with the ease of other casters (e.g. Druids have Gravity Bolt, Priests have OoD, Necros have Dark Bolt, etc)...

Apart from that, it looks good - I like the flavour of some of the new egos and the racially-profiled mobs...
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I believe it does actually. I think it is giving you a clue as to how the damage is derived, which I believe is: 5 + CL
Correct. It is a (small) bug - it should just say 18.
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Just one game-play issue so far: f an early-mid level Mage (up to CL20, at least) is going to be very stuck against any monster that has RBase plus RPois. In previous versions, there was at least the Sisyphean approach of using MM on golems, etc, but there doesn't seem to be a non-elemental attack in the first three books. Which isn't inherently a Bad Thing but definitely stops Mages from being able to dive with the ease of other casters (e.g. Druids have Gravity Bolt, Priests have OoD, Necros have Dark Bolt, etc)...
This is deliberate. Mages get the best detection, device use and teleportation - the tradeoff is in less early spell damage. At CL20, though, you get the Best Spell Ever.

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Apart from that, it looks good - I like the flavour of some of the new egos and the racially-profiled mobs...
Yes, I had quite a lot of fun with egos. And instead of "Easterling Novice Mage" I should have had "Novice Mage of Easterling Appearance"
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Character dumps fail

Psi has found that character dumps fail in WinCE, and I've tested and they fail in linux as well. So it looks like no dumps for now; I'll be getting this fixed and out as soon as possible.
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Which isn't inherently a Bad Thing but definitely stops Mages from being able to dive with the ease of other casters (e.g. Druids have Gravity Bolt, Priests have OoD, Necros have Dark Bolt, etc)...
You might think that, but my HE mage is CL29, has Mim down and is now at DL62 of Angband after 73k turns. I'd stick up a dump if it wasn't broken

Just avoid (or TA if you can) anything you can't kill and make the most of frost beam, thrust away, teleport other, telekenesis and stone to mud.
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You might think that, but my HE mage is CL29, has Mim down and is now at DL62 of Angband after 73k turns. I'd stick up a dump if it wasn't broken
Well, it turns out the dumps are NOT broken - they just require an inversion of logic. When asked if you want to replace the existing file, answer no. It wiil then happily replace the file. If, on the other hand, you answer yes, you will be told "Character dump failed!". So there will be a bugfix out soon, but it's not quite as urgent as I thought.

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