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Old May 14, 2014, 19:18   #1
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Boots of speed everywhere

Is it just me imagining things or has the ratio of speed boots gone up in 3.5? I seem to find those more often than any other ego-boots. I think I haven't seen any boots of FA yet, but I have seen 10+ BoS (+7 is the best, three of those). All of this before 3000'.
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Old May 14, 2014, 19:54   #2
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How many different games/lives have you played? (What I'm hinting at is that it may just be a fluke.)
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Old May 14, 2014, 20:11   #3
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How many different games/lives have you played? (What I'm hinting at is that it may just be a fluke.)
Maybe it is a fluke. That's why I'm asking. Like me finding Ringil in pretty much every game for about a year when I started playing angband.

"Why is everyone saying Ringil is rare? I find it in every game"
"You lucky bastard"
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Old May 14, 2014, 20:16   #4
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I don't feel like they're any more common now than they used to be, for what it's worth. I've played a few games on 3.5 nightly builds...though, ironically, none after it actually got released.
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Old May 14, 2014, 21:20   #5
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Maybe it is a fluke. That's why I'm asking.
Of course. Being the "proprietor" of possibly one of the luckiest characters in Angband history I can certainly understand .

I just wanted to point out the (potential) fallacy of expanding one's own experience to everybody.

(Btw, doesn't the game collect stats these days?)
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Old May 14, 2014, 21:35   #6
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I played 3 comp characters up to about DL50 / CL30 and didn't find a single anything of speed (The last two were very hard divers, though.)
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I have played two and a half comp characters and found more boots of stability than speed. And speed only quite late. Boots of FA least common of the three but that may be due to the quick descent before BoS become in depth
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They are more common at deep levels. Fizzix changed that by making the better egos more common at depths (or the low egos less common which amounts to the same).
At levels 90+ ego boots will most likely be speed, ego helms telepathy and ego weapons HA or Gondolin etc.

Edit: before 3000 ? Thats a frequency spike.

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Old May 15, 2014, 06:02   #9
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I played 3 comp characters up to about DL50 / CL30 and didn't find a single anything of speed (The last two were very hard divers, though.)
OK, balance has been restored
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On my current character I've found two Boots of Speed in shops - +3 and +6, and I just found a +8 in the dungeon (around 2600').

Definitely a lot of variance in availability.
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