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Old August 20, 2014, 01:54   #11
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I usually play in a burst of couple hours or days then leave the game untouched for months, mainly work or other life activities, but also other games.
When I get back to game I usually will end up making another character that I "feel like playing" at the moment.

I think 9 out of 10 character I make or die because I wasnt paying enough atention or are left unplayed for so long I forgot what I was doing with them and decide to make a new one

My record was a character I had made and ended up getting into my backup CD from my old computer in 2001. I found it and try to finish it last year. (couldnt make angband 2.9.3 run on windows, maybe I"ll try dosbox someday)
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Old August 20, 2014, 08:06   #12
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I actually get pretty bored in the late-game part, which is mostly just farming for consumables and trying to convince myself I'm ready for the big fight.

My favorite part of the game is mid-game when I get my stats and gear just high enough to start diving seriously, and gutsy enough to fight powerful creatures, but not strong enough to be sure I'll win.
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Old August 20, 2014, 09:32   #13
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Rogues: are basically strong throughout.
Nit! :

I would value the rogue start as weak, closer to priest than to mage; unless its half troll rogue, but then half troll eases the start for everyone non-mage.
They have crappy melee damage as dex does jack without str to accompany it.

priest < rogue << mage < warrior
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Old August 20, 2014, 10:04   #14
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Playing as a warrior really is so *boring*, as it seems? Several times I had created a warrior. But after the 15th cLevel I usually pressed |Q| uite.
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Old August 20, 2014, 11:03   #15
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Playing as a warrior really is so *boring*, as it seems? Several times I had created a warrior. But after the 15th cLevel I usually pressed |Q| uite.
I assume you spent your time ploughing through orc hordes ? - waste of time and boring.
Warriors are excellent at killing things early and can go deep fast. When I play, once I have identified a good amount of early flavours and found key items like detect rods - which become very rare if diving too fast, so I try to stay shallow untill I have detect traps, doors and treasure - I take stairs down to depths where I cannot safely clear a level. Staying close to stairs, I look for profitable targets. I often leave early uniques alone when I first see them, even if I would have no problems killing, to fight them deeper where their drops are potentially better.
This way of playing is more dangerous, but less boring.
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Old August 20, 2014, 13:30   #16
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It depends how busy I am in real life. Sometimes my characters hibernate for months!!!
Same here. I might take very long breaks from playing. OTOH usually it takes about 20 hours of real time to finish one game unless I select some weird combo like my current dwarf mage. Those take a lot longer.
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Old August 20, 2014, 14:49   #17
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Playing as a warrior really is so *boring*, as it seems? Several times I had created a warrior. But after the 15th cLevel I usually pressed |Q| uite.
If you're bored, dive. Pretty soon you'll be either no longer bored, or dead. This holds for all classes, mind. It's just most evident with warriors, who are so strong early on that they can basically skip the early game.
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Old August 20, 2014, 14:58   #18
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If you're bored, dive. Pretty soon you'll be either no longer bored, or dead. This holds for all classes, mind. It's just most evident with warriors, who are so strong early on that they can basically skip the early game.
It starts to get interesting with warriors around 2500'. No detection (except staves of detect evil) and plenty of monsters that can kill you fast if you stumble upon them unaware.
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Old August 20, 2014, 15:56   #19
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Thanks to your posts, I revised my attitude to the warriors. Until that moment, I thought that the warriors are only good to get acquainted with the game. Now I realized that they are excellent at the end of the game.
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Thanks to your posts, I revised my attitude to the warriors. Until that moment, I thought that the warriors are only good to get acquainted with the game. Now I realized that they are excellent at the end of the game.
They are actually weak in the endgame (basically paladins without spells), but early and midgame is their forte, here they shine.
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