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Old August 30, 2007, 06:57   #1
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methods to prevent careless deaths?

I keep dying from carelessness around dungeon level 8-16.
Does anyone have any tips or methods of preventing dying of carelessness?

The main thing I think of is not to let my hps get below about 1/3 of max, and never say to myself, "Just one more hit and then I'll heal myself."
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Old August 30, 2007, 08:15   #2
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I keep dying from carelessness around dungeon level 8-16.
Does anyone have any tips or methods of preventing dying of carelessness?

The main thing I think of is not to let my hps get below about 1/3 of max, and never say to myself, "Just one more hit and then I'll heal myself."
Maybe select alarming in 'hit point warning' option. I prefer change it to 20 percent.

Second clue is never press constantly direction key, - thit is not a RTS

Third one - think and remember that RNG never sleeps.
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Dive? Switch to O?
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I've got the warning set to 60%. I'm playing a mage

The easiest method is to just start panicing at 2/5 of your health.
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Dive? Switch to O?
I find O much harder than V (though I'm not certain what the OP is playing).

My careless deaths are all around running out of escapes. So the solution is spend ALL your money on ?phase, ?tele, ?tlev and?WoR. Second biggest problem is lack of healing, so spend whatever's left on !CSW and later !CCW.

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> > > Does anyone have any tips or methods
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> I find O much harder than V

This is exactly the point.
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"Just one more hit and then I'll heal myself."
This is my main cause of death, 14 years and I still haven't learnt.
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My careless deaths are all around running out of escapes. So the solution is spend ALL your money on ?phase, ?tele, ?tlev and?WoR. Second biggest problem is lack of healing, so spend whatever's left on !CSW and later !CCW.
Very true - with the addition of !Speed.
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Does anyone have any tips or methods of preventing dying of carelessness?
Take breaks.. long continuous sessions are not only prone to carelessness, but also bad for your wrists.

Take time to look at your surroundings. As with any turn-based game, each turn presents you with a new puzzle where you need to find the best thing to do.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I posted in the vanilla section of the forum so I thought it would be evident that I was playing vanilla.
My favorite class is kobold paladin, and I usually have the HP warning at 30% but often I don't pay enough attention to it.

From what I've heard O would take a lot of getting used to after playing V. I would like to win V before I get much into other varients, but maybe that's not the best idea.

Just in case I decide to take that suggestion: what is different about O besides the combat? (I've heard about O style combat and that's why I think it would take a lot of getting used to.)

[OT edit:] So I'm diving again a little faster so I get to dungeon Level 11 quicker but I'm not past the point where I usually die. Anyway, the power goes out. I remember that Angband saves automatically but not right up to the point where the power went out, so I hope I didn't lose anything important. I get back into the game and my hard leather armor of resistance which I had just found seems to be missing, but then I realize that it's there in my inventory unidentified and not psuedo-ided yet. whew.

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