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Old October 23, 2020, 02:19   #21
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But what do you *do* with all that gold? I'd rather use valuable inventory slots for things I actually might use.
Sound like you play a lot of iron man. I just recall and sell stuff.

I won't lie, i've risked more than once, by dropping stuff - spellbooks, phase scrolls - that i need, to carry more loot, and i've hardly ever died because of it.
Sometimes i did die. Upsides, downsides.

.. look, it's compulsive. I'm from old skool AD&D and i cannot leave good loot on the floor.

In regards to your question "what do you do with the money", the truth is that money is:
1. very useful before CL30
2. in some fairly rare occasions, useful also after CL30
3. but often completely useless after CL30

Early on, it allows you to buy stuff that is either far beyond your current depth, or stuff that is really convenient to have; potions of Heal and *Heal, Speed, good quality ammo, the ever so useful rings of STR and INT, rods of treasure / mapping and occasionally TO, even spellbooks.
Normally, this stuff comes from the Black Market, but - rarely - from the armourer / weaponsmith. These two will also sell key gear such as gloves of FA, helms of INT or Seeing, but they cost little and yes, you'll find them in the dungeon, but it's nice to have FA right away.

Now, sometimes, you'll find good but expensive stuff in the BM: Ethereal Openings, wands and rods of TO, potions of Exp, AUG, and obviously the most popular - stat increase potions. A single AUG is 150k, which is a lot of money, but generally still doable.
You can also find .. well, anything. But there's stuff in the BM that can really turn things around for a early-midgame character.

Now, once you get past CL30, you start finding a whole lot of useless weapon artifacts .. think "sword 2d6 +10 slay trolls" which you know will never be used for anything - so the money starts piling up. And more often than not, the BM will not stock anything useful to a high level character.

But .. occasionally. I've bough Kelek's (90k gold IIRC), ring of damage +15, boots of elvenkind (50k), weapons / armor with ESP, AUGs, Exp (75k), all stuff that's always good to have and expensive enough that carrying back all those Dwarven Plate really does make a difference.


Anyway; it's a game. You can play any way you want, really. People who can't be bothered with buying / selling, it's fine, you're not missing much.
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Old October 23, 2020, 02:41   #22
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... and, dead again.

recall to dungeon, im right next to a dragon. i phase, detect, and immediately get assaulted by the 3 trolls uniques.
I teleport, and i find myself in a room full of undead and a mage that can blind me. I teleport again - must have played 6 turn - and find myself face to face with the balrog of moria. I manage to TO him away (39% fail), when a 11 headed hydra breathes on me.

Shame. i won't get to play with this:

the Mace of Disruption 'Mithalda' (11d8) (+11,+12)
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Slays undead, trolls, animals.
Provides resistance to disenchantment.
Cannot be harmed by acid, fire.
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Old October 24, 2020, 05:13   #24
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erp ..

Wrath Of God is a cool 270.000 gold from BM.
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Old October 24, 2020, 05:29   #25
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Wrath Of God is a cool 270.000 gold from BM.
Well, if you have it already, you wont buy it, if you dont have it and dont have the money, you wont buy it either, if you dont have it and have the money youll buy it of course. Not really any interesting choices to make.
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the Mace of Disruption 'Mithalda' (11d8) (+11,+12)
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Slays undead, trolls, animals.
Provides resistance to disenchantment.
Cannot be harmed by acid, fire.
Inspired for some poetry:

Slays undead, trolls and animals,
Disenchantment won't prevail!
Can't be rusted, can't be fired,
Help kill dragons for scale mail!
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No more waltzing Mithalda for me.
This means you're basically an honorary Australian.
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This means you're basically an honorary Australian.
Why thank you!
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congratulations on your new citizenship. i hear they are doing well down under.
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