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Old February 22, 2015, 19:58   #1
Runaway1956
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Well - I've been messing with computers off and on since about 1982. I've played a few rogue-likes now and then, but never *really* got into them.

A few weeks ago, I had some real idle time, and had just done a fresh install of YALD - Yet Another Linux Distro. Looked at the available games, and decided to install Angband - I quote, "Angband is a single-player, text-based, dungeon simulation derived from the game Moria, which was in turn based on Rogue."

Ooops - this time around, I've gotten hooked. Like any other drug, I sniffed, or snorted, or inhaled one time to many, and I'm hooked on it.

Anyway - I've killed off a couple dozen characters now. I haven't yet reached character level 30, nor have I survived as far as dungeon level 50. I'm getting better, as time passes, but I'm still not much good.

I finally started using Google to find solutions to problems, instead of just bashing away mindlessly at every apparently un-solvable challenge. And, Google keeps brinking me right here!

For instance? I'm wearing the cloak of Thoringil found lying on the floor of level 1 [+1 +9] rAcid pFear see invisible rParlysis can't be harmed by acid, elec, fire, cold

I have a Fur Cloak of Protection dropped by Ulfast, son of Ulfang at 900 ft [+3+17] rShards, cannot be harmed by acid, elec, fire, cold.



So - which is better? I mean, I whooped and hollered when I found Thoringil, because I knew it was pretty rare, and it offered a LOT OF PROTECTION for a level one character. Ulfast's cloak appears to be better - but I googled for "angband shards" to see what I would see.

Derakon's response to a post back in 2012 (not quite three years ago) gave me my answer. I'm dropping the Fur Cloak, and keeping Thoringil until something better comes along!

http://angband.oook.cz/forum/showpos...08&postcount=5

Great resource site, people! I'll be coming back again and again, so I finally just registered, so that I can say "Thank you, Derakon!" And, of course, Derakon isn't the only one to say "thanks" to, he is just freshest in my memory right now!
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