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Old April 7, 2016, 14:25   #11
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Interesting. I thought that by removing all the base weapon items, artifacts would not be able to be generated. Guess I was wrong! Doesn't seem worth a rebuild over though. Besides, you'll probably want the weapon slot as a stat stick if anyone manages to make it to the depths.
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Old April 7, 2016, 16:02   #12
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Interesting. I thought that by removing all the base weapon items, artifacts would not be able to be generated. Guess I was wrong! Doesn't seem worth a rebuild over though. Besides, you'll probably want the weapon slot as a stat stick if anyone manages to make it to the depths.
Any early weapon would be a huge help to deal with those things that get too close for rockets!
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Discovering it is a bolt weapon not a ball weapon was an unpleasant surprise! You absolutely need to have Phase Door to back off in hallways.

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Old April 7, 2016, 16:27   #14
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Discovering it is a bolt weapon not a ball weapon was an unpleasant surprise! You absolutely need to have Phase Door to back off in hallways.
If you could shoot over the heads of your enemies, then melee enemies wouldn't be very dangerous, now would they?
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I've been busy, and only now started in with this. But I'm obviously missing something (?). I do *I* get rockets for the launcher? There don't seem to be any available anywhere ..
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I've been busy, and only now started in with this. But I'm obviously missing something (?). I do *I* get rockets for the launcher? There don't seem to be any available anywhere ..
It is a never ending supply. Activate it like any artifact. It is instantly "recharged", or rather, reloaded. Beware, don't be standing in the blast radius of your own rockets, and anything that had spells, breath, or missile weapons is now packing. Good luck!
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Old April 13, 2016, 14:20   #17
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I just want to say that I'm greatly enjoying watching the ladder for this competition. I hope everyone's having fun!
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Old April 13, 2016, 19:52   #18
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As a side effect I now greatly fear not just the Tarrasque, Huan and the top spell casters. The fear for those guys is fading in comparison with the absolute horror of running around at speed zero without see invisible praying not to meet a Poltergeist or another shrieking mushroom patch... Ruined 4ever, I guess
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Just died to an Earth Elemental... figured it would only melee me, forgot about whatever it can apparently cast (too lazy to look it up).

But seriously, I had a ton of fun.. highlights, after getting past the ignominious deaths to self-immolation or shrieker patches:

- Casting 'maa' in each new room and praying nothing is awake
- Phase Dooring to get enough distance to blast something
- Realizing stair scumming is not scummy, but an essential survival trait
- Realizing resistances are *completely* futile
- The sinking feeling when the Ancient Red Dragon refused to die after a rocket to the face
- The elation when it then *failed* to fire a rocket!!

It was fun, but also doomed to failure, so the clear conclusion is that Morgoth should arm all his minions with Rocket Launchers.
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I totally agree with Gorbad's analysis. A stack of ?Phase Door, shameless stair scumming, constant prayer and a lot of luck is required to make any headway at all in this comp. http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=19012 has gotten lucky a few times now with monsters that exceed the 1,000 life-rating, but @ is definitely doomed to failure!
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