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View Poll Results: Are you diver or explorer
Diver 18 52.94%
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Old February 27, 2010, 00:08   #1
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Diver or Explorer?

All right,

I'd like to poll the preferences of the community.

I started playing angband in 2003 I started as explorer. I was mapping the whole level before going down to the next level.

In the last 1 1/2 year I started to be the diver kind and I enjoy this new style of player.

How do you, men and women(I'm sure there are females here) play.

PS.: Sorry, I forgot to add an option for Undecided.
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Old February 27, 2010, 00:17   #2
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Hm, i voted for explorer also i tend to dive more and more. But usually i "finish" most levels before going deeper.
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Old February 27, 2010, 00:21   #3
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I consider myself now as a diver and find it hard no to play explorer. I tried to go back to exploring but the tendancy to dive is too strong. I never been deeper than 56 in seven years, I'll have to play more paranoid if I ever want to win at least once.
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aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. fi yuo cna raed tihs, palce it in yuor siantugre. Olny 55% of plepoe can. mtat
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Old February 27, 2010, 00:23   #4
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I dive straight down to 500' as fast as I can, then go a little more cautiously to 1000' I get bad though once I get Detect Treasure, because every time I see an unidentified potion or rod, I figure I have to get it while I'm still on an easier part of the dungeon. I have problems restraining myself, especially past 3000'. If there's two or three unidentified consumables or rods in one place, I'll brave ridiculous dangers like nexus/inertia/vibration hounds to get them. I have to learn to chill out and curb my enthusiasm. I guess I should realize that most of the stuff I'm not going to use. I should be happy once I id -TO !Str !Dex !Con and not tear off after every new wand.
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Old February 27, 2010, 00:45   #5
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If I feel like I'm to powerful I dive down about 10 levels at a time.
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Old February 27, 2010, 00:50   #6
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I completely explore every level, unless forced to leave by overwhelming creatures.
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Old February 27, 2010, 01:35   #7
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It's an infinite dungeon. In terms of exploration, you actually explore *more* as what you call a diver, in terms of area/time, and what you explore has a deeper average depth. The diver encounters a larger variety of flavors of items and monsters as well, the essence of exploration. Are you in search of new Wyrms or the same old worms?

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Old February 27, 2010, 03:10   #8
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Old February 27, 2010, 03:21   #9
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I started as an explorer, but once I got a decent feel for the monsters and hazards, I became a diver. I enjoy the game much more as a diver. I die more, but I also more frequently encounter exciting situations and cool items.

Personally, I got bored with pretending I was an explorer pretty quickly, if nothing else because aside from monster and item ID, there is very little to actually explore. In-game, Angband (the place) behaves more like a magical labyrinth that is ever-changing, than a deep hole that can be thoroughly explored and mastered. That being the case, I decided my only goal in the game is to kill M. Might sound short-sighted to some, but I found that, in my case, two things suddenly happened after my change of heart:

1) I became a better player
2) I had more fun

So now it's dive dive dive dive dive. My biggest weakness now is an obsessive tendency to return to town every three to five levels until I have amassed ~200,000 GP and decent gear.
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Old February 27, 2010, 03:51   #10
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I go down levels faster than I used to, and will even sometimes go down a few levels as soon as I see the stairs, but still mostly tend toward exploring. I won't go down more than four levels at a time without thoroughly exploring at least one of them.
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