en The Angband Ladder http://angband.oook.cz/ladder.php http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21322 Carol Cairn, Sil-Q L6096361 no-class Sindar Doriath <p>By Nivim</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Died to blindness and mistyping; now I can do it again without the points in EV.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21321 Pterak, PosChengband L30 Monster Dragon <p>By Shadowdweller</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: I find breath dragons a bit boring - they play a lot like blasting mages with high hp but limited damage types. I don't see a lot of balance drakes in the high scores, but I find them pretty awesome altogether - the resistances are excellent, of course. And their breath weapon - while numerically less than most (possibly all) other dragons types I think is likely the best of all the low/exotic dragon types; this being because it can both stun and confuse without the more frequent (and very obnoxious) polymorphing and eq-destroying effect of chaos breath from chaos drakes, for example. In addition to being less frequently resisted than the nether breath of shadow drakes, and wholly incapable of darkening your sight radius like that of ethereal dragons. It is exceptionally rare to find foes that resist - and when they do, they rarely resist more than one or two of the four breath types.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21320 Shadowbender, Angband L47 Rogue High-Elf <p>By Widowmaker</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: My first win ever! Super pumped on this run. </p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21305 Carol, Sil-Q L10096387 no-class Sindar Doriath <p>By Arjen</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: I saw Nivims builds and wanted to test as high evasion char. They are pretty awesom as most stuff misses you and criticals are even rarer. But now I found a nice piece of iron... Not sure how to go on now as it cuts my evasion down by a lot.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21312 Demi, PosChengband L34 Monster Lich <p>By murphy</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21319 Yukari Fresh, ComPosband L33 Devicemaster Gnome <p>By Bostock</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Composband deserves more love, and so do potionmasters. Chris never posted a victory dump for his PCB potionmaster and so I'm considering as this room to win a PCB unwon. Mysteriously, Gnomes are also unwon. Not sure why - surely what with their Phase Door power there is lots of room for gnome use in archery classes.<br /> <br /> Here I am about to fight the new witch unique(s) guarding the bottom of Witch Wood - the Forest replacement.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21318 Hannhir, Angband L50 Warrior Dunadan <p>By Sky</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21317 Lenegin, Angband L50 Warrior Dunadan <p>By Sky</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: first win not based on ridiculously-overpowered items</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21316 Carl, Angband L50 Paladin Half-Troll <p>By Estie</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Played on the server</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21314 Carol Carniva, Sil-Q L11095476 no-class Sindar Doriath <p>By Nivim</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Got locked into a battle with Ulfang, and just didn't have the resources to survive; not enough armour, not enough consumables, and not enough XP.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21315 Carol, Sil-Q L11088019 no-class Sindar Doriath <p>By MITZE</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Posted at Nivim's instistence.<br /> <br /> Art of the day was Celebrist, so I went full spearman with Polearm Mastery and Impale--right until the game decided to taunt me for doing so by giving me Ringil for the second time in two weeks.<br /> <br /> Died to Duruin, had Celebrist equipped because I was trying to get rid of breathing serpents behind him. Turns out I did get them, but I couldn't tell because there was a shadow bat obscuring things.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21313 Mogrod, Sil L14089457 no-class Noldor Fingolfin <p>By Talharim</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: I still don't understand this game at all. First time I saw a Kemenrauko, guess what? Dead.<br /> Anyway, it felt like I was simply surviving during all this time instead of crawling.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21311 Carol II, Sil-Q L19089479 no-class Sindar Doriath <p>By wobbly</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Misjudged here, thought I'd have a turn to heal</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21275 Krohm, Angband L35 Warrior Half-Troll <p>By Talharim</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Ouch :(<br /> <br /> Teleportation with staff works when confused; you are strong enough to fight that dragon, but only when hasted, and those clear mind mushrooms would be a great buff as they give temporary immunity to confusion.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21303 Runefnord, PosChengband L28 Rune-Knight Demigod <p>By Fnord</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Slowly gaining some power. This really should be considered a melee class like weaponsmith, though.<br /> <br /> Gear luck could also have been better. Only managed to get in rConf just now.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21310 Naedim, Sil L41374587 no-class Noldor Finarfin <p>By Quirk</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Finally a pacifist victory.<br /> <br /> Spent a lot of time looking for sharpness weapons (pretty sure Nogrod was under a monster in Gothmog's hall) to no effect, which meant the crown took more wrestling than I would have liked.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21309 Carol Calmer, Sil-Q L10089420 no-class Sindar Doriath <p>By Nivim</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: My second character from the seventh day of the competition, using the same sort of build as before, but with more avoiding things and more careful skilling.<br /> <br /> She died to approximately the same thing as the last one did— playing while too tired, even though judging by sleep schedule I had no reason to be tired. There's also the issue of full-body paresthesia, but I didn't notice that distracting me while I played.<br /> <br /> I know there are other details I intended to write here, but I can't seem to remember much; like I know I should be feeling worse about losing this character, but cannot keep a grip on the reasons.<br /> I noticed that the next day of the competition is a lackluster artifact (a shield), so I think that the time I reserved for gaming I will instead swap out for focusing completely on health investigation.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21306 Squiggles, PosChengband L29 Necromancer Human <p>By murphy</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: oops teleported next to malelikth and didnt get another move before getting killed.<br /> <br /> i gained a level while i was paralyzed, thats pretty cool</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21308 Carol X. Calm, Sil-Q L10093304 no-class Sindar Doriath <p>By Nivim</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Found Amrod; "You stealthily attack the Orc champion!!!!!!!! You have slain the Orc champion." Also, with a few skill points, the same for trolls, easterling warriors, and even (with careful positioning and Lorien) wargs.<br /> <br /> <br /> Found a cursed longsword; for some reason, I'd thought "it's not dice boosted so it can't be Fury" but reflexively acted as though that was "so it can't be cursed", and so despite having Amrod I didn't get to use it from 400ft onward.<br /> <br /> <br /> I also almost ran out of light a couple times, but having plenty didn't save me from Shadows; it turns out they are basically unstoppable on a character with low Melee and no heavy weapon.<br /> <br /> The correct response was presumably to skip any floor they noticed me on, but that didn't even occur to me since I kept expecting the very next hit would destroy the Shadow.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=21307 Carol F. Calm, Sil-Q L12090716 no-class Sindar Doriath <p>By Nivim</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: From the sixth day of the competition, this character used the amulet of Tinfang Gelion to follow basically exactly the same sort of build as the previous day (the one with Halmir), and so bore a similar name. It alternated between being very quick and extremely tedious; either putting things to sleep and stabbing them or failing to put things to sleep and running or going through various desperation dances (quaffing potions, eating herbs, wearing armour in the middle of combat, attacking without the benefit of stealth after running out of options).<br /> <br /> It took me quite a bit of time to get the hang of a mostly stealthy character, but that's because it also tried to kill things at every opportunity, thus adding the difficulty of judging each creature type and group of creatures from a different perspective. It had been a long time since I played a character that cared about different creature's Perception scores at all, although I was at least familiar with various creatures Will from my Master Smith.<br /> <br /> Near the end, there had been a few different potential deaths; not being able to deal with Easterling Spies (likely as intended), being forced to use a chasm at potentially insufficient Health, having no resistances and one of said spies keeping Ringrauko awake, discovering that in the hit-or-miss fights with Shadows there could be a /lot/ of miss, walking into a room of werewolves with a spy that shouted (only luck preventing them from becoming sufficiently awake), and attempting to stab a Shadow Spider that roll high for Health.<br /> <br /> What eventually got me though, was my own decision; I could have waited until a Kemenrauko was out of the way before putting it to sleep, but instead was impatient to test the weapon I knew was Nargothrond and didn't pay enough attention to its positioning.<br /> <br /> The nearby werewolves that had just come down the stairs probably didn't help either; the Kemen could have gone to sleep, otherwise.<br /> <br /> Note: There were more than a dozen instances of this character, and they generally died to wargs, Balcmeg and Lug, or crebain.</p>