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Old November 17, 2008, 05:34   #1
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Is stair scum diving legal? - Comp 61

In a competition based on XP/turn, is stair scum diving legal in this competition?

If you just stair scum 2 levels down, 1 level up, and repeat, you'll obviously get to the depth you want in a lot fewer turns than if you have to find a new down staircase on every level in order to descend.

It's better than recall, because you can go to precisely the level you would like (instead of your deepest dive), and maybe find a few items along the way.

It's better than recall, because you'll always be safely on a staircase. The turns you would normally wait for recall to kick in, could be used to stair scum to the level you'd like, so you really lose nothing.
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Anyone who wants to discourage stair-scumming should submit savefiles with disconnected stairs.
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Old November 17, 2008, 05:53   #3
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In a competition based on XP/turn, is stair scum diving legal in this competition?
Yep. Of course, you have to live with yourself
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Old November 18, 2008, 16:58   #4
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Anyone who wants to discourage stair-scumming should submit savefiles with disconnected stairs.
Indeed, I will play with disconnected stairs. I'd encourage others to do the same. It will make your victory that much more legitimate.

It's worth noting also, for those of you having trouble with the initial recall point, the auto-scum is turned on, and auto save is turned off (if you just downloaded the game), thus making the levels harder than normal. Maybe auto-scum explains all the death by hounds.

Can someone tell me what Harry's 3rd spell book will be, assuming that there is one and that he lives that long.

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Can someone tell me what Harry's 3rd spell book will be, assuming that there is one and that he lives that long.
Mysteries of Angmar. One of my attempts found it, and it was massively useful until I threw the character away in an even more stupid way than usual.
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Mysteries of Angmar. One of my attempts found it, and it was massively useful until I threw the character away in an even more stupid way than usual.
That sounds an awful lot like a tease, care to elaborate...
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The Corvid of Shadow shrieks for help... Harry playing O110u wants to know...
Does it just wake monsters in the area or the entire level?
I thought (in FAA) it hasted enemies too, but it didn't seem to that this time, and the description isn't specific on what shrieking does.
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It did melt? Or bugs simply use some magic anti-steel fire?
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That sounds an awful lot like a tease, care to elaborate...
Stayed in LoS of a Giant Paladin when I was low enough on HP to be killed by a curse, because I was low on healing potions and didn't want to teleport away and then come all the way back. Now you see why I didn't say before
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Stayed in LoS of a Giant Paladin when I was low enough on HP to be killed by a curse, because I was low on healing potions and didn't want to teleport away and then come all the way back. Now you see why I didn't say before
Not bad. I just died because I willfully ignored (and when I say ignored, I mean ignored. I didn't realize how much damage he could do until the low hitpoint warning came on) the Corvid of Shadow attacking me, because I considered him to be the lesser threat. I had a plan to finish off the Chimera that I hand down to 30% HP before he breathed again and possibly destroyed my only WoR (and because he has worth like 300 XP). In the two or three turns it took me to finish the Chimera, the Corvid had me below 50% HP.
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