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Old November 17, 2018, 23:02   #41
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As I recall, Sky, you play by clearing every level and not proceeding deeper in the dungeon until you can clear every level. Which is fine, but does mean that stealth is correspondingly less valuable to you, compared to a character that must avoid fighting the majority of monsters on the level because they can all easily kill said character.
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Old November 17, 2018, 23:46   #42
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Indeed. Divning with a mage, Defender(+4), Ring of the Mouse, Cloak of Stealth, etc are all excellent choices. I value a cloak of Stealth much higher than Protection in this case.
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Old November 19, 2018, 14:53   #43
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This choice most often happens early on when im building my character and every scrap of XP and every +1 damage is useful; [...]
It's very rarely that i have a viable choice between two items, and ever rarer that i can give preference to stealth.
Depends on your plaing style.

I play my mages without using melee or shooting; only spells and magic devices. As a result, i have to rest a lot; and even low-level monsters are a real problem when they come after me in large packs while i'm low on mana. Stealth is very usefull then to be able to regain SP before everything within 30 grids wakes up.

With a mage, +damage is worthless for me. And +1 stealth is more valuable than a minor high resist (say, shards, chaos, or disenchantment*)

(*)I just killed the Tarrasque with a mage two days ago. Lost 16 points of AC, and uncounted points of damage from my weapon, but didn't care
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Old November 19, 2018, 19:38   #44
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As I recall, Sky, you play by clearing every level and not proceeding deeper in the dungeon until you can clear every level. Which is fine, but does mean that stealth is correspondingly less valuable to you, compared to a character that must avoid fighting the majority of monsters on the level because they can all easily kill said character.
Its worse that that. Diving is not an option at all.
What i mean is that it's not like i dont WANT stealth, but +stealth comes slowly and there's often something which is better RIGHT THERE AND THEN. Just +1 Stealth won't save my skin, but +1 INT or +1 STR will have a real, tangible effect.
Also stealth is generally on boots (discarded in favour of FA) or cloaks, and on Mouse rings (discarded in favour of STR/INT depending on class).
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Old November 20, 2018, 02:09   #45
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I post a lot of videos of myself playing but would love to see others post videos of their play to see how our styles differ.
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Mine would bore you. I scum for a red worm mass and then farm them.

I play riskier after CL40- specifically abusing TS at the start of every level. And ofc i spam MBan if im a mage. I also rest a lot.
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Old November 21, 2018, 15:52   #47
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I've come to prefer diving just because it's more fun than fighting endless orcs.

Here's my current @. I've had good luck with randarts, and I got a scimitar that provides telepathy.

http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=22105
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Old November 21, 2018, 19:24   #48
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I post a lot of videos of myself playing but would love to see others post videos of their play to see how our styles differ.
Hello, actually i would like to create a video of an Angband game which i could upload to Youtube, so that my son could actually watch it.

How do you create your Videos Grotug? Can you create a video, on how to create an Angband Video???
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Old November 22, 2018, 00:09   #49
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OBS is free software that's good for recording your screen. Assuming you don't care about capturing sound (or if you do, that you're on Windows), that's all you really need. If you want voiceovers, then you'll need a microphone, but OBS can also capture the mic as a separate audio input.

The big issue I've always had with Angband videos is that I want my play area as large as possible for my own comfort, but that conflicts with getting nice video for people to watch.
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Yes, as Derakon points out, I use OBS on a Mac to record Angband and then I trim the video if needed in Quicktime and then upload to Youtube.

Yeah, I suppose I could do a how-to video.
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