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Old November 3, 2018, 16:02   #1
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Adventures of Dive deep Hobbit Ranger

The little hobbit that could. All the way to DL51 did the little hobbit crash dive, finding only two lowly artifacts, one which served him very well: Pauragen, dropped by bullroarer I believe, (lightning beam activation is great early on for a weak little hobbit), until FrAct gloves were found, and then the pathetic and miserable Evalgil found lying around DL24 which he reluctantly bore into the depths for it's see invisible, leaving behind a great hammer of acid.

Starting stats for this adventurer were:

6 pts STR
6 pts DEX
4 pts INT
4 pts CON

He had a very smooth and enjoyable start after very nearly dying to Fang and others. Once he survived the early skirmishes and magic missile came on board it was off to the races. Early on during a crash dive he picked up a good ring of the mouse on DL14 which he would wear all the way to DL51 and is still wearing after raiding an X shaped 4 chambered vault. This ring really made it possible. And the way things proceeded on DL51 was very, very fortunate in one sense, because while he did not find any great gear (or even good gear, really), he found stealth items that complimented the ring of the mouse nicely.

Do have a gander at my little hobbit's stealthy adventures trawling too deep for his britches, where tiptoeing around Smaug and others hoping to find some special items but to no avail. He did not despair, though, steadfastly descending deeper. The other gear he did find a lot of were wands of drain life which allowed him to dispatch the dangerous people found at those depths. There were some good scary fights in there, too!

The adventure picks up where our hobbit brazenly decides to read a scroll of deep descent after having crash dived to DL39. On DL44 he finds himself whoah-ly out of depth, but puts trust into his ring of the mouse.

https://youtu.be/p7hUaiekAco

If you'd like to fast forward to his contemplations of Smaug and then, to his own surprise, the vault (I originally had no intentions of poking around the likes of Vargo, but when my stealth reached Legendary status I said, hell, why not give it a try?) click here: https://youtu.be/p7hUaiekAco#t=52m18s
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Old November 20, 2018, 16:56   #2
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Misadventures of crash diving half troll warrior

Death is imminent after crash diving eleven levels down, yet we have no choice but to keep descending into the depths. It's getting mighty gloomy down here: our every step is haunted by all manner of beings living and undead who seek unrelentingly to destroy us. Things are getting desperate. Our adventurer very nearly meets his end on multiple occasions:

Part 1, deep descents: https://youtu.be/vmtaMw-BTcM
Part 2, clawing our way back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ol7OgYV8xc
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Old November 20, 2018, 19:33   #3
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I'm now 24k turns into my game and am on DL85. This, umm..., a bit dicey, but I loaded 6 initial points to CON at character start and found a lot of con potions so at least I am a healthy fledgling warrior too deep.

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I watched a little at DL 56. Crazy fight with ranger chieftain, sorceror, berserker, ancient blue and green dragons, nearly at once. You probably should have died then (and did get down to 48HP.)
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Okay, well, that @ died in the final fight when I continued engaging in melee at about 550hp or so. I figured I'd have to take some risks if I was going to make my 4 *healigns* last. M mana stormed me to -4 health.

So in my quest to win the game in less than 30k turns I've been buying scrolls of mapping at the start and trying to crash dive as fast as I can but I keep dying (duh) cause I dive too quickly without picking up anything good on the way down. Well, finally I got an @ with some luck in his bones. He's doing even better than I was hoping! (I was sort of acknowledging some early good fortune would be needed in order to set a low turn count, and I have finally been rewarded after a string of rather lousy luck!)

It started on DL13 when I found average lamellar armor. On DL18 Grishnak dropped me a heavy xbow of might (X5) (+8, +9). Somewhere in the late teens or early 20s I drank a potion that took me from CL15 to CL30. Been awhile since I've done that. Good fortunes kept coming, though! In a small vault on DL27 found a small shield of Elvenkind <+2> rShards. Nothing too crazy, but boots of speed <+7> on DL32 just lying around in a nearby room during my crash dive to the stairs. Mind you I've found all this stuff crashing the stairs with a staff of mapping and also got fortunate picking up a rod of treasure detection, but only grabbing nearby loot on way to stairs.

Very next (DL33) level a diagonal non permavault 7-8 feeling and a blue dragon drops me a +21 rapier with lots of slays and telepathy, enabling me to squash the vault and take two rings of dam (+9) and (+11) and two potions of augmentation! Sub 30k seems a very real possibility this run. My turncount isn't anything crazy so far, around 8600 on DL33, but I should be able to really hit the stairs now.

wish me luck!

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