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Old July 30, 2015, 02:38   #1
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Comp 177

is up. It's an FAangband longbeard necromancer. Enjoy suffering. This seems like a hard character to start with disconnected stairs.

http://angband.oook.cz/competition.php?showcompo=177
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Old July 30, 2015, 02:59   #2
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Also, I just found a really good thing. If on the comp savefile you go into 9 with the rogue keyset on, and then you hit 'b' a bunch of times in the store, your @ will actually move sw a bunch and then you can hit esc to get out of the menu to see where you ended up.

Lemma: I accidentally uploaded a savefile that uses the rogue keyset, sorry. Go to = -> interface options if you aren't a vikeys person.
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Old July 30, 2015, 16:25   #3
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I think I may change the savefile so you can pick whatever you want for your first specialty.

Edit: Comp has been updated. At clouded's suggestion, we also moved to a character race that starts with a decent ego weapon. GLHF
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Old July 31, 2015, 00:19   #4
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A few tips:
  • Use 'M' not just for a map of the current level, but also for nearby levels
  • See the middle-earth map (?,5,5) to see a large scale map with where dungeons are, etc
  • Look out for a Magestaff - these activate to restore about 10 mana, and are really useful early
  • Buy a lantern
  • I recommend Soul Siphon or Clarity as first specialty
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Managed to die within three steps out of town. Nice.

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Old July 31, 2015, 06:26   #6
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Doing pretty well, so far in about 24 attempts, I've managed to kill a grand total of 1 monster, a metallic red centipede.

Of course I died immediately after to the next monster resisting nether.

Is there any place that is slightly easier for a character that can barely manage to hit an aimless looking merchant?
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Old July 31, 2015, 13:34   #7
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Yeah, it seems wilderness mode is sort of ridiculous. I've changed the savefile one last time, to use hybrid mode. Please redownload.

There could be hidden weird things in hybrid mode that are nasty too, but at least you can start on some version of DL1. There are probably better choices than dwarf if you're doing it this way, but hey.
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After reading the last couple posts I'm actually kind of proud that I managed to kill a whopping two foes (and a couple hapless townies) on my very first try with the longbeard. Apparently I got rather lucky with the rng and my sling there, before I managed to get myself killed by trying to ID what turned out to be a wand of haste monster through experimentation.
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Yeah, it seems wilderness mode is sort of ridiculous. I've changed the savefile one last time, to use hybrid mode. Please redownload.
Wilderness mode is fine; it just requires some adjustments to play style. And please stop changing save files on live competitions.
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Wilderness mode is fine; it just requires some adjustments to play style. And please stop changing save files on live competitions.
Come to think of it, maybe I should change it to a half-troll necromancer
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