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Old May 5, 2017, 01:34   #161
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With monsters dropping better items at deeper dungeon levels, does that mean that Bullroarer will drop better items at depth 95 than he does at depth 5
And if that is so, then to get the best loot, should uniques be avoided for as long as possible
It's okay, there are over 200 uniques. You're going to fight a lot of them.
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Old May 5, 2017, 02:04   #162
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That's not actually true. A good drop by Bullroarer at dl 5 is hugely valuable in comparison to the stuff you already have. At dl 95, Bullroarer has a level 50 drop, which is good, but not as good as the stuff you are already getting from dl 95 vaults.

It's quality relative to current equipment that matters, not absolute quality.
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Old May 5, 2017, 02:34   #163
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That's not actually true. A good drop by Bullroarer at dl 5 is hugely valuable in comparison to the stuff you already have. At dl 95, Bullroarer has a level 50 drop, which is good, but not as good as the stuff you are already getting from dl 95 vaults.

It's quality relative to current equipment that matters, not absolute quality.
Agreed, and to extend -- if I'm at dlvl 5 with only starting gear, kill Bullroarer, and get a nice enchanted dagger or Gloves of Free Action or something, I'm vastly more likely to survive to make it to dlvl 95, where good items are all over the place and my equipment is already about as good as it's going to get.

Even if you're confident in your survival, getting good items early greatly improves the pace of your game. I don't really want to spend any more time in the sub-1000' area than I have to.
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Old May 8, 2017, 09:46   #164
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Would someone please remind me how to change my character's name these days?
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Old May 8, 2017, 10:01   #165
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The mayor (top center building) in Outpost offers this service for 10 gp.
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Old May 9, 2017, 21:07   #166
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I have terrible problems with Archons, with their invulnerability shields and their mana bolts
Are Achons best avoided
In general any enemy that is difficult or annoying to kill is best avoided unless you have something to gain from it (e.g. high level dragons or other monsters with great drops, quest targets and dungeon bosses, dungeon entrance guardians). Wands of teleport other are an infinite resource and non-unique monsters that resist tele only have a chance to resist.

This applies to things that make themselves invulnerable, things that can hurt you enough to force you to use !healing (instead of a cheaper or more renewable source of healing), as well as anything with potentially powerful summons. For example, Death and Hell Knights can cast 'summon monsters' and have no loot at all, so even when my character can probably kill them in 3-4 turns I prefer to teleport them away in 1 turn.
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Old May 10, 2017, 02:51   #167
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On Github it says that hasty personalities have an increased chance to miss, but I was unable to determine anything more than that
Does anyone know what the increased chance to miss is
Chance to hit in melee is affected by your race/class/personality's melee skill (actually that's the only thing melee skill does), and Hasty has "very bad" melee.

Hasty personality also gives you a 1% penalty to your spell fail rates, same as Mighty and Patient do.
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Is there something special about item generation in Olympus? The drops seem much better at L90 than I see in Angband at L98.
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Old January 16, 2018, 19:06   #169
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Thanks Chris!

Hey all! I've been playing Angband and it's many variants for 25 years. God that makes me feel old. Games and graphics have changed and improved so much during that time and yet somehow I always find myself returning to Angband. I still haven't beat the game without cheating! Lol! I suck, apparently, but one of these days.... Anyway, I just wanted to say that I'm a big fan of Poschengband! Thanks so much Chris for the hard work and many hours you've undoubtedly put into making it a great variant.
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Old January 16, 2018, 20:33   #170
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Hey all! I've been playing Angband and it's many variants for 25 years. God that makes me feel old. Games and graphics have changed and improved so much during that time and yet somehow I always find myself returning to Angband. I still haven't beat the game without cheating! Lol! I suck, apparently, but one of these days.... Anyway, I just wanted to say that I'm a big fan of Poschengband! Thanks so much Chris for the hard work and many hours you've undoubtedly put into making it a great variant.
FYI, there are a few updates since 6.0. 6.5, and 7.0, as well as the spinoffs. ElliPoschengband, Composband.
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