Angband.oook.cz
Angband.oook.cz
AboutVariantsLadderForumCompetitionComicScreenshotsFunniesLinks

Go Back   Angband Forums > Angband > Competition

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old September 4, 2013, 01:42   #11
chris
PosChengband Maintainer
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 702
chris is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by nppangband View Post
Yes, it is. The original creator of Moria took each player victory as his own defeat, and tried to "fix" the game so that whatever that person did to win wouldn't work again. For example, I believe he made the balrog pass through walls after somebody used pillar dancing to win.
Aw, come on ... Pillar dancing is clearly cheating!!
chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 4, 2013, 18:23   #12
Wraitheist
Adept
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 133
Wraitheist is on a distinguished road
Wow, that's an interesting approach to design! Quite the achievement when you manage to win anyway, I'd imagine!
Wraitheist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 5, 2013, 00:01   #13
nppangband
NPPAngband Maintainer
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Stat Gain, Angband
Posts: 926
nppangband is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraitheist View Post
Wow, that's an interesting approach to design! Quite the achievement when you manage to win anyway, I'd imagine!
Well, bear in mind this was the mid 80s, when the typical video game experience was putting a quarter in an arcade machine and you just tried to survive for 5-10 minutes. So the idea of being able to save a character and play it again the next day was pretty great at the time. And having an actual winning objective, regardless of how hard it was, was fairly amazing.

But yes, fast forward to today, where checkpoints are a gaming standard, and "one game, one life is almost nonexistent, and it seems pretty harsh.

As for the competition, mages start out as weak characters, but end up the strongest. So the good news is that most deaths will happen after 15 minutes of play, but if you survive the first couple hours you are well on your way to winning.
__________________
NPPAngband current home page: http://nppangband.bitshepherd.net/
Source code repository:
https://github.com/nppangband/NPPAngband_QT
Downloads:
https://app.box.com/s/1x7k65ghsmc31usmj329pb8415n1ux57
nppangband is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 6, 2013, 07:41   #14
DaviddesJ
Swordsman
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Burlingame CA
Age: 57
Posts: 254
DaviddesJ is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by nppangband View Post
12) Finally, don't ignore those molds and jellies. In Moria some of them are worth *alot* of xp for their level.
But, for the competition, xp are bad....
DaviddesJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 6, 2013, 09:34   #15
Nick
Vanilla maintainer
 
Nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Canberra, Australia
Age: 55
Posts: 8,473
Donated: $60
Nick will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaviddesJ View Post
But, for the competition, xp are bad....
Only if you win
__________________
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
Nick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 6, 2013, 11:53   #16
nppangband
NPPAngband Maintainer
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Stat Gain, Angband
Posts: 926
nppangband is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaviddesJ View Post
But, for the competition, xp are bad....
I meant for quick leveling up. At around character levels 5 and 15, there are easy kill molds and jellies that can take you up a full level.
__________________
NPPAngband current home page: http://nppangband.bitshepherd.net/
Source code repository:
https://github.com/nppangband/NPPAngband_QT
Downloads:
https://app.box.com/s/1x7k65ghsmc31usmj329pb8415n1ux57
nppangband is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 6, 2013, 20:28   #17
murphy
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 99
murphy is on a distinguished road
I got some error messsages posting my update (winner!), but seems like it still showed up on there :-)

Replacing your older dump...
Dump copied successfully...
BIGINT UNSIGNED value is out of range in '(`v_exp` * `angband`.`ladder`.`exp`)'
Warning: mysql_fetch_array() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/pav/www/angband/ladder-submit.php on line 156
murphy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 6, 2013, 22:19   #18
nppangband
NPPAngband Maintainer
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Stat Gain, Angband
Posts: 926
nppangband is on a distinguished road
Congratulations, Murphy!

I just uploaded new zip files at the NPP fan site with fixes for all reported bugs . I didn't want to change the version number or links because of the NPPMoria comp going on right now, but here are the fixes:

NPP 7.1.0:
Bugfix: Composite bows were not working properly.
Bugfix: Fix swap weapons with the roguelike keyset
Bugfix: Fix height and weight ranges for all Moria races.
Bugfix: Fix shortened names for Orcs ad Orc Warriors
Bugfix: Rangers could not read or cast from the mage spellset.
Bugfix: Create food spell was broken.
Bugfix: Equipment activations for were not working.
__________________
NPPAngband current home page: http://nppangband.bitshepherd.net/
Source code repository:
https://github.com/nppangband/NPPAngband_QT
Downloads:
https://app.box.com/s/1x7k65ghsmc31usmj329pb8415n1ux57
nppangband is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 20, 2013, 13:01   #19
Nick
Vanilla maintainer
 
Nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Canberra, Australia
Age: 55
Posts: 8,473
Donated: $60
Nick will become famous soon enough
Competition 144 is now officially finished - congratulations to murphy for the only game winner.
__________________
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
Nick 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
Competition 99 Nick Competition 16 February 25, 2011 22:24
Competition 83 Nick Competition 30 February 28, 2010 23:51
Competition 81 andrewdoull Competition 38 January 24, 2010 23:17
Competition 80 Nick Competition 13 January 16, 2010 06:00
Competition 82 andrewdoull Competition 0 January 14, 2010 22:22


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:59.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.