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Old May 7, 2008, 16:47   #1
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My first char dead :(

My lv 14 high elf ranger just died My first character, I was playing really slowly becouse I just started my adventures in roguelikes but then I read some advices on this forum about the diving, but I taked it slowly, I was on lv 9 and killed a baby golden dragon(yay!), go some cash and felt really confident about myself so I entered lv 10 and saw a pseudo-dragon, 'hes a** is mine' I thought. When I started to run out of potions and p-d lost only half of his HPs I read the scroll of recall, started to drink potions and waited to get teleported to town, but he made some nasty combo on me and managed to kill me

3 days of work gone... well time to start another char tomorrow, I think I will go for human Paladin, and throw those recall scrolls earlier if I find any monster too hard.
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Old May 7, 2008, 17:30   #2
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Welcome to angband.

Don't worry too much. The good thing is, your next character will probably take way less than 3 days to get to that level. And you now know one major angband rule :

If you don't know a monster, be very very careful when fighting it.
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Old May 7, 2008, 17:41   #3
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Another rule: Recall is not a good escape method. Teleport is better, Teleport Other is better than that. There are other options, and their usefulness depends on your situation.
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Old May 7, 2008, 18:27   #4
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My lv 14 high elf ranger just died My first character, I was playing really slowly becouse I just started my adventures in roguelikes but then I read some advices on this forum about the diving, but I taked it slowly, I was on lv 9 and killed a baby golden dragon(yay!), go some cash and felt really confident about myself so I entered lv 10 and saw a pseudo-dragon, 'hes a** is mine' I thought. When I started to run out of potions and p-d lost only half of his HPs I read the scroll of recall, started to drink potions and waited to get teleported to town, but he made some nasty combo on me and managed to kill me

3 days of work gone... well time to start another char tomorrow, I think I will go for human Paladin, and throw those recall scrolls earlier if I find any monster too hard.
Don't take it too hard! You can expect to lose a *lot* of characters if you keep playing...

But don't worry, once you have a bit of experience you'll be able to get to that depth in half an hour and dying won't be such a big deal.

EDIT: Playing as a human will make the game harder. If you want a character that will survive well, I'd recommend Half-Troll or High-Elf Warrior.

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Old May 7, 2008, 18:39   #5
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Damn, I knew I forgot about something! Phase Door!

Well another good lesson: take some time to think about all your possibilities before you do something, if I would use that phase door spell I could get myself out of the trouble and the SoR would work just in time

Thanks for the posts I don't really take it so hard I'm just a lil sad And yea maybe I will soon make it to that depth in half an hour, I was really surprised how deep ppl can get in very short time when I visited this forum for the first time

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I will go for human, I'm kind of a role-play guy, just got that idea of human battle-priest, who smashes deamons with his holy hammer, calls his God to aid him with magical powers(Warhammer anyone?)
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Old May 7, 2008, 19:07   #6
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Phase Door isn't a great way to escape either, I'm afraid. Pseudo-dragons are just one of many, many monsters who have ranged attacks.
If you want to play as a Paladin, may I suggest a Dwarf or Dunadan?
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Old May 7, 2008, 19:30   #7
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Dwarf just doesn't fit my idea of war-priest. Dunadan is ok I think(they are something like humnas right?).

Well that phase door was sure a better option than staying in close combat with that pseudo dragon
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I would add that the best way to play Angband is not to win, because then a death can be really crushing. Instead play to learn-- try to get deeper and survive for longer each time.
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Don't take it too hard! You can expect to lose a *lot* of characters if you keep playing...
I can back that up check out this thread http://angband.oook.cz/forum/showthread.php?t=550 my awesome lists of deaths lol
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