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Old March 1, 2010, 18:00   #1
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First Ever Retreat

I am proud of myself. I did what I consider my first ever retreat from a unique before even trying to attack... Usually I save scum (or whatever you call it) until I am able to beat it. I only once got into a spot I could not get out of without eventually killing the unique.

I saw 45 kobolds and Mugash on dlvl 7 or so with my lvl 10 or so priest... Didn't have OoD or anything besides a mace to cause any damage...

*maybe*, just *maybe* this could be my first character I never use backup saves with...
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Old March 1, 2010, 19:30   #2
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I am proud of myself. I did what I consider my first ever retreat from a unique before even trying to attack... Usually I save scum (or whatever you call it) until I am able to beat it. I only once got into a spot I could not get out of without eventually killing the unique.

I saw 45 kobolds and Mugash on dlvl 7 or so with my lvl 10 or so priest... Didn't have OoD or anything besides a mace to cause any damage...

*maybe*, just *maybe* this could be my first character I never use backup saves with...
heh, I just dropped a level to end up right next to a mini vault guarded by kavlax who was about 12 levels out of depth. I immediately ran in the other direction and then approached the vault from a distance. Kavlax was one of the first out and I made two attempts to take him h2h. both ended up with him breathing on me and knocking me down to 24 and 36 HP from 300...

lead him out of the way, teleported to the other side and cleared out the rest of the vault picking up a number of of nice things[1][2] on the way. Kavlax was just too tough for me, but it doesn't mean you can't lead these big fella out of the way, steal their loot and then bail

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[1] Pauragen, Azaghal, Barakkheled, Totila and BoS+5 (though that's going to the shop as I picked up Dal-i-Thalion earlier). Azaghal looks like a likely candidate for the next main weapon.. though I think I need to drop to statgain now and get a bit more dex...

[2] of course, now i need to be very careful of the RNG....
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Old March 1, 2010, 21:32   #3
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heh, I just dropped a level to end up right next to a mini vault guarded by kavlax who was about 12 levels out of depth.
darn it, just found another vault (one with proper impenetrable walls, 2 circles with a corridor crossing the middle) and kavlax is right in the middle again... I need teleport other but I don't have it... still, I guess I'll clear the rest of the level and then approach the vault.. there's 6 items in there listed in red

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Old March 1, 2010, 21:50   #4
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I am proud of myself. I did what I consider my first ever retreat from a unique before even trying to attack... Usually I save scum (or whatever you call it) until I am able to beat it. I only once got into a spot I could not get out of without eventually killing the unique.

I saw 45 kobolds and Mugash on dlvl 7 or so with my lvl 10 or so priest... Didn't have OoD or anything besides a mace to cause any damage...

*maybe*, just *maybe* this could be my first character I never use backup saves with...
When you can leave a level that has stat potions or an obvious artifact because it is too dangerous, your training will be complete
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Old March 1, 2010, 21:52   #5
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When you can leave a level that has stat potions or an obvious artifact because it is too dangerous, your training will be complete
not sure I'm quite there just yet.. well, I'll do some probing first anyway

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Old March 2, 2010, 05:05   #6
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Don't play footsie with Kavlax unless you are at speed >= 10, or have a lot of HP, or both. If he breathes gravity, you are a goner.

He was my number one killer in the days when I didn't run away.
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Old March 2, 2010, 08:10   #7
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Don't play footsie with Kavlax unless you are at speed >= 10, or have a lot of HP, or both. If he breathes gravity, you are a goner.

He was my number one killer in the days when I didn't run away.
I ended up not doing so. I was hoping to find a wand of TO in the rest of the level, but what I did find was draebor who pushed me through the ceiling...
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Old March 2, 2010, 11:59   #8
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When you can leave a level that has stat potions or an obvious artifact because it is too dangerous, your training will be complete
*shudders*

Run away from an artifact AND stat gain potions? Now you're pushing it...

I never died from Kavlax before... I am probably playing too cautious... The only uniques that ever gave me problems were Tarrasque and that angel that kept summoning and then "commanding me to return" in a non-adjacent square amongst his friends.
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Old March 2, 2010, 18:34   #9
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*edit*

Just had to use a backup save and then to boot, killed off my character by plowing through a line of hill orcs when one came down the other side of the hall and got me (I couldn't withstand two fronts of attack).

Oh well, still fun...
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Old March 3, 2010, 04:55   #10
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*shudders*

Run away from an artifact AND stat gain potions? Now you're pushing it...
When you can walk away from a potion of augmentation without regret, your training will be complete.
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