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Old December 5, 2018, 12:16   #51
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I got flattened by Fundin Blue Cloak on DL26. And the stupid thing was that I had a scroll of teleportation but I stupidly went for my staff of teleportation. Why? Why can't I not be so dumb? -2 INT is why. To be honest I thought I might survive a round of his fury, but usually the staff does its job.

Before that a Ranger went berserk on me, despite my being far superior to him. The video time stamp is shortly before my demise demonstrating the useful damage from a ring of the mouse:

https://youtu.be/TBAd1sTdYQ4#t=8m20s
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Old December 13, 2018, 06:46   #52
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Level 50 High-Elf priest had an unfortunate accident involving plasma hounds, lack of stun resistance, arrogance and Sauron...
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Old December 13, 2018, 12:28   #53
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I think we ALL have lost a CL50 to plasma hounds.
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Old December 13, 2018, 23:46   #54
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I'm sure this is a common death, the more interesting thing about the game was my first drop. The death was to an ethereal dragon. I was more powerful but no confusion resistance and he was in a wall, all I could do was watch helplessly as he confused me each turn. I dont remember what level I was on but I was pretty happy with the gear and stats. Before I went into my first store even I killed Farmer Maggot and got a trident of extra attacks. That seemed to me a remarkable head start for a warrior, what a waste.

Flip ahead to the game I'm playing now. I know it's random but things sure seem to level out. Slim, slim pickings. I made use of some DD scrolls on later levels and got down to level 58 or 59 really fast. I have good resistances but thats it.

Still using Narthanc (!). My other artifacts are nothing to jump up and down about right now either - Himring, galadriel, holhenneth, and cammithrim. I have to wear a lightning ring still to cover that, I alternate it with a damage ring but it's only a matter of time until i forget to swap and get fried. CL 31, con 16, dex and strength still low 18s. No esp. Not one speed boost. Ive only killed the early nuisance uniques and the orc/troll/ogre types. So each time i flee and dive back there seem to be several who can wipe me out easily without me hardly scratching them. It was pointless to keep going back to that level and slinking around a few corners trying to find something useful. Gives me a better appreciation of how difficult ironman must be, because Im massively overpowered by nearly everything and teleporting is dangerous with several uniques and other nasties on each floor. It would take more than 1 or 2 drops to survive for long, I was lucky this far.

As much as I hated doing it, I put my tail between my legs and took the down staircase from town to take my chances with the rock lizards and cave spiders. I found an unidentified potion on level 1 or 2 and drank it and was amazed when it was a potion of speed. I was shocked that I hadnt picked one up by the depth I was at, and if I had seen one in town I hadnt noticed but I dont think so. Evil, evil game.

So down I go again, zap mapping, take stairs, repeat, repeat. I expect this death will go something like "it breathes, you die".

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Old December 13, 2018, 23:56   #55
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I think we ALL have lost a CL50 to plasma hounds.
I wasnt level 50 but I shared Ugramoth's arrogance. I actually went out of my way to fight a pack of them one game. I thought fire resistance had me covered and learned a lesson about stunning in very short order. Im not positive, it was several games ago, but I think I even had stun resistance, is that possible?
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Old December 14, 2018, 02:30   #56
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First time back in a bit and finally (I think) got the message about diving, stair scumming, and picking battles vs my old style of clearing levels.

Rogue was doing great and really, stronger than I thought as I dodged a lot of fights for awhile.

Died I think stupidly. Level was spiraling out of control, recall was cast and coming, supplies where low but one *healing left and I was just trying to TP to a safe spot to wait the recall out but RNG kept sticking me in active rooms with breathers and guys inviting friends.

Went to the TP staff which I usually don't use and probably hit it vs the *heal and died. Not sure the Heal was saving me as the room was full of breathers.

Learned a lot though. Think I dove somewhat fast.. Probably I didn't.

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Old December 14, 2018, 04:52   #57
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Went to the TP staff which I usually don't use and probably hit it vs the *heal and died. Not sure the Heal was saving me as the room was full of breathers.


http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=22154

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Unless the recall was coming within a turn or two you probably would have had to try the staff after healing anyway if the room was full of breathers. I dont think it was a bad decision, just bad luck. I likely would have done the same. Of course, Ive never won
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Old December 14, 2018, 15:59   #58
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@petvan Wearing the gloves of combat probably not worth the aggravation. Generally those gloves are reserved for the final fight if you need to get your damage up and haven't found other high damage gloves, or you are already wearing a super-powerful item that aggravates, in which case you might as well wear the gloves of combat.

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After picking up a short bow of power I started diving more aggressively using the find stairs spell. Through magical means I learned of some fire hounds nearby so I was gonna leave the area, but decided I'd try to grab my arrow in the hallway they were about to come up and they breathed on me. I retreated around the corner with still 27 health or something and decided it was time to quaff one of the 5 potions I picked up on DL14 and had inscribed with "curing potions". I mean, what else could they be at that depth? I drank and found myself moving slower and somehow didn't die. So I drank a cure light wound potion and died the next turn. <YASD>
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Old December 14, 2018, 19:45   #59
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"Died" to a bug in angband.live, playing master branch

Chose unrandarts game from birth option but the first artifact I found was a pretty nice Bastard Sword randart. I dunno why it was generated.

Saved the game and returned after a brief break. Save file was corrupted because of that randart. "Couldn't find artifact of Iatan! Error reading item. Savefile corrupted - Couldn't load block gear"

Was such a nice sword!

I should probably report this but who am I reporting this kind of problem to? Nick or gwarl?

Anyways, the savefile is still there.
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Old December 14, 2018, 21:09   #60
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I should probably report this but who am I reporting this kind of problem to? Nick or gwarl?
Clearly Gwarl
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