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Old October 21, 2010, 07:22   #1
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Play FAangband.

I downloaded one of the nightly versions of Angband and while I could play my character with it, I couldn't use the save file to create a new character. So in frustration I started playing FA. I'm really liking the change of pace and the expanded world in FA. It seems that its a lot harder than Angband though...which is fine since I feel like I can get a win without too much trouble in angband. Which isn't to say that i'm as good as a lot of you vets, but I do feel like I have a basic understanding of what you can't and can do in the game. So FA is a whole new challenge, I feel like its built for people that are a bit bored with just going down into the dungeon. Its like Angband but more fun basically. I just wish that more people were playing it as I think that it could be even better with more involvement from the community.
When I have a question about Angband I know that I'll be able to get several different and equally valid opinions...FA, not really other than Nick. Which makes FA a good challenge since its virgin ground. Anyway what I'm really trying to say is that we should support FA a bit since its really fun game that Nick has put a lot of effort into and I think some of the Angband vets would like it just as much as V.
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Old October 21, 2010, 13:12   #2
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I second the call to play FA!

I would say there is a little more FA experience around than you give credit for. Though a little quiet of late, discussion tends to take place through character dumps rather than on the forums.
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Old October 21, 2010, 17:17   #3
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Well, I'd love to take advantage of that experience although maybe I'd get more out of the game if I just toughed it out and discovered things for myself? What do you think?
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Old October 22, 2010, 03:23   #4
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Well, I'd love to take advantage of that experience although maybe I'd get more out of the game if I just toughed it out and discovered things for myself? What do you think?
Self-discovery is a big part of self-development. It's not all that different, just use the map to see where you're going. Shift-O to learn special abilities, Shift-H to move your home, IIRC. FA rocks.
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Old October 22, 2010, 06:47   #5
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i haven't played much FA in a while, and usually play it in dungeon-only mode, but i concur that it is a truly exceptional variant, and has more than a few ideas that would greatly benefit vanilla.
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Old October 22, 2010, 11:22   #6
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Thanks guys

I think that people are playing V more and variants less these days, largely due to the resurgence in V development from takkaria's maintainership and the resulting community engagement.

Not that I would complain if more people played FA...
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Old October 22, 2010, 14:42   #7
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Though a little quiet of late, discussion tends to take place through character dumps rather than on the forums.
Based on that metric, FAAngband is almost as popular as EyAngband.

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Old October 22, 2010, 14:47   #8
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Based on that metric, FAAngband is almost as popular as EyAngband.
Note that 67 of those are Psi's (with 24 winners) and 38 are mine (with 1 winner).
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I don't care about metrics (at least when they're not related to metric spaces/topologies), but FA is just feckin' cool.
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Note that 67 of those are Psi's (with 24 winners) and 38 are mine (with 1 winner).
You could certainly never use that way of measuring with DaJAngband. At least 90% of the ladder dumps are mine.
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