Angband.oook.cz
Angband.oook.cz
AboutVariantsLadderForumCompetitionComicScreenshotsFunniesLinks

Go Back   Angband Forums > Angband > Vanilla

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old December 25, 2020, 06:34   #21
malcontent
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Posts: 66
malcontent is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ingwe Ingweron View Post
Fists Only Challenge: @ may not use any weapon, launched missiles, or spells for the entire game and defeat Morgoth. Scrolls are permitted. I successfully did this back in the 3.2.x era, but doubt I could pull it off in the current version on the nightlies.
First of all, I'm amazed that this could ever be done!

But I'm also curious what about the current version makes this even more difficult?
malcontent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 27, 2020, 02:28   #22
Ingwe Ingweron
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA
Posts: 2,024
Ingwe Ingweron is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
First of all, I'm amazed that this could ever be done!

But I'm also curious what about the current version makes this even more difficult?
For the blow by blow compubox entertainment, check out:
http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=17057

In my opinion, the current version of Angband has gone a long way to returning the danger levels of pre-3.xx versions, without the grinding UI dangers.
__________________
“We're more of the love, blood, and rhetoric school. Well, we can do you blood and love without the rhetoric, and we can do you blood and rhetoric without the love, and we can do you all three concurrent or consecutive. But we can't give you love and rhetoric without the blood. Blood is compulsory. They're all blood, you see.”
― Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Ingwe Ingweron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 16, 2021, 02:57   #23
Angdrim
Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 15
Angdrim is on a distinguished road
No TO is not a challenge. Had to kill all the big uniques so that Morgoth couldn't summon them, and the Tarresque put up a good fight, but lacking TO didn't make much difference. Maybe next time I'll try no TO and no teleportation/teleport level. Angband is about picking your fights, maybe the thing to do is make it harder to pick them.

Not up for fists-only though.

Little question: I left the wimpy uniques alive on purpose so that Morgoth could summon them, but he never once used his summon unique spell. I had assumed that it works its way down, and if there aren't any nasties left you get the wimpy ones. But if Huan and friends aren't available, does he just never use it? (Or did Shagrat and friends luck out this time?)
Angdrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 16, 2021, 07:58   #24
Thraalbee
Knight
 
Thraalbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Stockholm
Posts: 633
Thraalbee is on a distinguished road
I recently got Smeagol as a nice surprise. He didnt help any of us but kept close to the action
Thraalbee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17, 2021, 21:04   #25
Ed_47569
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Eastham, Wirral, UK
Age: 37
Posts: 70
Ed_47569 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via ICQ to Ed_47569
Quote:
Originally Posted by Angdrim View Post
Little question: I left the wimpy uniques alive on purpose so that Morgoth could summon them, but he never once used his summon unique spell. I had assumed that it works its way down, and if there aren't any nasties left you get the wimpy ones. But if Huan and friends aren't available, does he just never use it? (Or did Shagrat and friends luck out this time?)
He does summon them, although I never intentionally leave them alive. Sometimes I've missed Lagduf or one of the other orc uniques. It is quite amusing watching them get obliterated by Morgoth's own mana storms though.
Ed_47569 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 19, 2021, 13:50   #26
sffp
Adept
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: DC Area
Posts: 137
sffp is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by archolewa View Post
Are we sure this is a challenge? Most of my deaths happen after reading a Deep Descent scroll. Personally I squash them as soon as I find then.
I use them as early escapes of last resort.
sffp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 19, 2021, 14:52   #27
wobbly
Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 2,461
wobbly will become famous soon enough
yeah deep descent is the next best thing to tele-level. I occasionally pre read these if I really want to nab an object close to a dangerous monster. It's also one of the few ways an ironman priest can deal with an early cat pit.
wobbly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Forum registration is too hard half Oook! 31 July 23, 2013 01:13
Sil: Naugrim are too hard bron Sil 6 March 11, 2013 22:07
Sil is too hard will_asher AAR 48 January 23, 2012 22:27
You know what's hard? NeoWizard Vanilla 2 January 31, 2009 16:04
Help, < 60 easy, > 60 hard MCP Vanilla 16 September 23, 2007 19:16


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:48.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.