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Old May 31, 2012, 14:17   #11
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I tend to play most, after work while waiting for my ladyfriend to finish, about half the time I'm finished before her, and since I don't drive and she does, I have to wait.
Maybe I have read too much Questionable Content -comic, because that sounded dirty to me. My first thought was "how the h*ll can you concentrate on playing while doing *that*?"
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Old May 31, 2012, 18:09   #12
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Maybe I have read too much Questionable Content -comic, because that sounded dirty to me. My first thought was "how the h*ll can you concentrate on playing while doing *that*?"
Lol, didnt come out right!
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Old June 1, 2012, 01:33   #13
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Maybe I have read too much Questionable Content -comic, because that sounded dirty to me. My first thought was "how the h*ll can you concentrate on playing while doing *that*?"
Now that I read it again, it does sound a little dirty, but sure everything is better with a dirty mind :-D
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Old June 1, 2012, 04:04   #14
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Hats off to people who can concentrate on Angband with rugrats around!
Given the topic of discussion, "urchins" might be a better label than "rugrats".
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Old February 5, 2013, 17:00   #15
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Recently I grabbed a copy of 3.3.2. Vanilla and started playing some band at night before going to sleep.

I put on my headphones, crank up Hammerfall channel on Pandora and bash some monsters.

Game on!
+1 to that, though my Vanilla version is 3.1.2v2 (I'm stuck with an old Debian distro), I use last.fm and my metal tends to be darker and growlier
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+1 to that, though my Vanilla version is 3.1.2v2 (I'm stuck with an old Debian distro), I use last.fm and my metal tends to be darker and growlier
You can't upgrade to Wheezy? Well it's in freeze so you should have 3.3.2 when it becomes stable - any year now ;-)
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Old February 5, 2013, 19:25   #17
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You can't upgrade to Wheezy? Well it's in freeze so you should have 3.3.2 when it becomes stable - any year now ;-)
Unfortunately in my case all the machines, including the laptop I use to play Angband, need to be upgraded simultaneously, and only once the OS has been tested for a few months, to avoid major problems. One of the joys of science.

I'm looking forward to that! Using old software has the advantage that it makes you feel like you're still living in 2009, giving you the illusion that you are younger, but that's pretty much the only advantage. And it's not worth the effort of having to delve deep into every forum to find posts related to your software versions.
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Old February 5, 2013, 23:53   #18
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I usually play on a laptop, listening to music in background. My music choices vary with gender of character. Heavy metal, rock, specific fighting game OSTs (namely Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike) for male characters. Trance/J-Pop with female vocals for female characters. Heh.

My game of choice...Sil, obviously.
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Old March 31, 2013, 09:54   #19
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I actually take the road less travelled it seems. I like middle of the night, dark house, and utter silence. I actually wear unplugged Bose headphones just as an extra muffler. I zone into the game on a very deep and real level. It's spiritual I guess you could say. I, of course, am being dramatic. But it is very intense. I find myself very in tune with what every piece of my equipment is doing and calculating this and that. I find a strange amount of satisfaction completing my defenses, resisted, and protections, and maxing out my stats and damage. It's all about the numbers for me. In the sensory deprived environment of darkness and silence, the numbers come alive! Obviously joining me against the alphabet! I like killing letters with numbers.
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Old April 5, 2013, 20:16   #20
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I like killing letters with numbers.
A pretty perfect description of the game.

I tend to play much the same way. Typically at night, and generally shrouded in silence. Pretty much any time I'm at my computer I am listening to music, however the majority of the time I'm playing Angband it's without music. It didn't really start as a conscious decision though. I would sit down, fire up the game, and 2 hours realize I haven't been listening to music the whole time. Now I find that I can concentrate much better without the music.
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