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Old December 26, 2009, 21:18   #1
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Died to starvation!

Playing as an ironman half-troll paladin and wasn't doing too badly for my ironman attempts, but ended up getting both my pb2 books burned by a giant salamander (in one breath which I didn't think was possible) and never found another one.
Had 8 scrolls of satisfy hunger and a ring of slow metabolism on, but they got used up gradually and it started to feel a bit inevitable as my food supply was never replaced.

Tried farming black oozes for ages (about half an hour my time), but no food, satisfy hunger or pb2 dropped. Don't think I saw a mushroom the whole game.

In the end had to quaff all my potions, which didn't seem to do much good at all. Then had to cast CCW to keep my health up whilst teleporting about looking for food. No luck alas and slowly starved to death.

Any tips to avoid this happening in future?

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Old December 26, 2009, 22:44   #2
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Burn chance is done per-item, not per-stack. So as long as you're vulnerable to the element in question, any attack can theoretically destroy every vulnerable item in your inventory.
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I don't know. I'd have thought that 8 satisfy hunger's w/slow digestion would last just about forever, and I'm always finding mushrooms, even if they are not beneficial you can still eat them. You didn't have food and (a lot of) mushrooms squelched, did you? or maybe had 'squelch worthless' turned on?
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What about WoR?
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What about WoR?
It's an Ironman game.
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Old December 27, 2009, 02:36   #6
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Old December 27, 2009, 07:38   #7
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How about not playing a half-troll?
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I don't know. I'd have thought that 8 satisfy hunger's w/slow digestion would last just about forever, and I'm always finding mushrooms, even if they are not beneficial you can still eat them. You didn't have food and (a lot of) mushrooms squelched, did you? or maybe had 'squelch worthless' turned on?
That is amazing. Satisfy hunger sets you to 15,000 food, which is 7,500 player-turns of life for a half-troll, 15,000 with slow digestion. So you had 120,000 *player* turns of food, which is more than some whole games. Let's call it 100,000 if we cut out the faint/starving stages. To me it's incredible that you found no food at all during that time.
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Burn chance is done per-item, not per-stack. So as long as you're vulnerable to the element in question, any attack can theoretically destroy every vulnerable item in your inventory.
Seems a bit harsh to me, might be better to cap maximum damage at half a stack maybe.

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I don't know. I'd have thought that 8 satisfy hunger's w/slow digestion would last just about forever, and I'm always finding mushrooms, even if they are not beneficial you can still eat them. You didn't have food and (a lot of) mushrooms squelched, did you? or maybe had 'squelch worthless' turned on?
A couple of scrolls were burned/melted, but I used up the rest.
Trouble is that as far as I know you use up more food with slow digestion + regen than you do with neither. Might try a dwarf next time instead.
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That is amazing. Satisfy hunger sets you to 15,000 food, which is 7,500 player-turns of life for a half-troll, 15,000 with slow digestion. So you had 120,000 *player* turns of food, which is more than some whole games. Let's call it 100,000 if we cut out the faint/starving stages. To me it's incredible that you found no food at all during that time.
Yeah pretty bad luck I guess. I must have got 200 drops from black oozes and the only things that gave me any extra food at all were two potions of boldness. Maybe the number of consumable drops could be increased slightly again?
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