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Old July 11, 2013, 14:23   #1
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Just a random idea I had to compensate for Nexus breathers. Every once in a while somebody starts a help thread on the forum: a nexus hound/vortex breathed at me and now my HT warrior has 3 strength, can I reverse this, what should I do (I did at some point)? Currently the answer is: you are screwed.
This situation could be improved by a new item: the potion of exchange. When drunk, it randomly switches two of your stats, ie has the same effect as a nexus breath. These potions should occur fairly early, have the possibility to appear in stacks and be reasonably common. They count as a bad item, so shop keepers don't stock them and get annoying when you sell an unided one to them. If they occur early enough some people will drink them to identify them, this would be annoying but not fatal and if you have 2 or 3 of them, odds are you can get your stats reasonably close to what you want them to be (or occasionally make matters much worse). These potions wouldn't affect game balance anywhere else, so it is a rather minor change.
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Old July 11, 2013, 14:55   #2
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I believe in 3.5 nexus swap has simply been removed. Personally I'd like to see it pull 3 points from 1 stat and move it to a different stat, but I guess removal is easier. I don't think anyone really liked nexus swap, and thematically it was kind of weird anyway.
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Old July 11, 2013, 21:16   #3
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Potion of bottled nexus?
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Potion of bottled nexus?
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I know Fizzix had removed nexus swap in his personal modified version, but I know I got screwed by a nexus swap during my 3.5 competition character playing one of the more recent nightlies (at that time). Unless it had been removed in one of the newer official 3.5-dev nightlies I think it's still in the game.

However if it has in fact been removed, I am going to download and start playing that, cause nexus swap pisses me off lol. I took a bit of a hiatus from angband after hitting it really hard for quite a while, but I'm about to start going back at it. I still have 2 more classes to beat it with!
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Old July 15, 2013, 03:46   #6
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AFAICT Nexus stat swap hasn't been removed in 'master' yet -- no activity for roughly a month and I remember having to cherry-pick fizzix's patch into that. (I hope that sentence makes sense... anyway, bottom line: hasn't been removed.)
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Old July 15, 2013, 06:30   #7
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PLEASE don't remove nexus swap in trunk. It's the single most interesting non-fatal attack in angband. And yes, I hate it too. But that doesn't mean I want to remove it from the game!
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