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From: darkDrone <family.sens@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Ironband - first release
Date: 2007-11-24 04:29:10
Agent: G2/1.0

will:
i Always knew that IRONMAN in any *band is tough.

Ironband just makes it in your face!

i have died 14 times since playing it.... mostly to wimpy 'i's and
'o's ...
right now on DL 4 ... have a good whip and a good spear. the last two
times i made it down here ... i got offed by Brodda the Easterling and
a herd of 'o's , respectively.

also i am inclined to dump anything from the inventory as soon as i
get anything better.

Antoine:
i hope *ID* will not be a rarity?

ARE there any artifacts ?

regards,
dD

On Nov 24, 2:07 am, will_asher <will_as...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> On 2007-11-22 08:45:10, Antoine <antoine.from.r...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> As far as installing and bugs and stuff the game works just fine so far on my
> computer.
>
> I played six games and never got past dL2.  Everyone starts with just a dagger
> and not much magical ability (can only cast spells maybe 3 times on the first
> level or two).  If I ever want a very short game ending in death I'll play this
> game.
>
> On the other hand I wonder if playing this game might make me a better Angband
> player.
>
> My main problem is this:  In vanilla Angband, every starting character has
> something he is good at (unless you pick a really bad class/race combo), warrior
> has melee, ranger has his bow, mage has magic missile..  In Ironband everyone
> starts out bad at everything and with poor equipment (except for the scrolls,
> which is nice).
>
> In conclusion, I don't see anything wrong with Ironband except that I'm
> apparently just not a good enough Angband player to get anywhere in it.  I knew
> it would be harder than vanilla, but didn't expect every character to start with
> nothing better than a dagger and a sling.  Also, In vanilla I never go past dL2
> without at least a potion or two of CSW or better for healing.  In Ironband, we
> get 10hps from the heroism potion and a spell of cure light wounds which you can
> only cast a couple times per level.  Also, I don't understand the reason for
> making light sources last a shorter time.
> Even in vanilla, I usually die before reaching dL15, and have only gotten past
> dL20 with one of the few great race/class combos (dunedain paladin, high-elf
> ranger, half-orc warrior. -haven't played much with dwarf priest yet and always
> die very quickly as a mage with any race.).  Well, I've gotten a little past
> dL20 a couple times with a kobold paladin which was my favorite combo for
> awhile.
>
> I see the dump of Ironband in the ladder and I think how in the world did he get
> that far on one of his first games (possibly his very first game) of this hard
> variant.
>
> um.. I hope this doesn't sound like a pity party.. maybe it is, maybe I should
> shut up..
>
> Feature request for Ironband:  Skill levels which mostly just effect your
> starting equipment and maybe mana.
> A lot of things in the Ironband readme file sound like cool features for a fun
> game, so I'd like to be able to play the game at not quite such a high skill
> level.. or maybe this game just isn't for those who've never won vanilla.
>
> may I have permission to ramble a little?
>   I said in a message in some thread (I've forgotten which) that I was trying to
> win vanilla before getting much into other varients, and someone said I
> shouldn't do that.  I have tried a couple other varients and never got very far.
>  I probably should have given them more of a chance and played them more, but I
> keep feeling like I shouldn't get used to a varient until I've won vanilla.  And
> I'm also playing a considerable amount with my modified .txt files 'cause I want
> to test them and make them available for download sometime soon (which is why I
> haven't posted anything on the ladder recently).


Ironband - first release 30 posts
..... Antoine 2007-11-22 08:45:10 67
.......... Matthias 2007-11-22 12:04:29 10
............... Matthias 2007-11-22 13:13:41 14
.................... Antoine 2007-11-22 19:42:01 24
............... Antoine 2007-11-22 19:41:14 19
.......... Matthias 2007-11-22 23:33:24 13
............... Matthias 2007-11-23 00:20:31 16
.................... Antoine 2007-11-23 01:05:47 22
.......... will_asher 2007-11-23 22:07:51 56
............... Matthias 2007-11-23 23:15:01 71
............... darkDrone 2007-11-24 04:29:10 80
.................... Antoine 2007-11-26 19:45:26 27
............... Antoine 2007-11-26 19:42:58 24
.................... will_asher 2007-11-27 00:20:58 27
......................... will_asher 2007-11-27 00:39:29 16
......................... Antoine 2007-11-27 03:27:08 38
.......... Djabanete 2007-11-24 07:46:58 12
............... Antoine 2007-11-26 19:45:56 16
.......... Andres Zanzani 2007-11-24 09:03:04 32
............... Dave Man 2007-11-26 17:27:52 59
.......... andrewdoull 2007-11-27 10:55:52 23
............... Antoine 2007-11-27 11:29:55 20
.................... Andres Zanzani 2007-11-27 20:48:43 25
......................... Antoine 2007-11-27 21:17:10 41
.............................. Andres Zanzani 2007-12-01 17:52:52 14
.......... andrewdoull 2007-11-28 09:39:06 19
............... l1cker@hotmail.com 2007-11-28 15:56:27 15
.................... Antoine 2007-11-28 21:24:15 28
.......... Roger 2007-11-28 23:08:01 11
............... Antoine 2007-11-29 00:12:37 29


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