en The Angband Ladder http://angband.oook.cz/ladder.php http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18726 Tannhil, Sil L11090282 no-class Noldor Feanor <p>By wobbly</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18716 Bowbit, PosChengband L40 Weaponmaster Hobbit <p>By Arjen</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Clvl 40<br /> <br /> Just completed the CP and OC. Both rewards weren't good enough, but I found some nice items during the quests. The Arrow of Bard in CP and a _oSpeed, a nice crown, 2 packs of seeker arrows in OC.<br /> <br /> The skills of a bowmaster were just like the crossbow master, not that great until I got Piercing Arrow, Arrow of Slaying (poison needle arrows) and now Disintegration Arrow (dig).<br /> <br /> Had some real problems with finding a good bow and was using a normal bow for quite some time, but then I found Robin's bow and a bit after it I made my current bow. The extra range is very nice and it only does 9 damage less, but 1 more shot per round so 1 arrow of slaying more per round.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18706 Coin, PosChengband L33 Monster Ring <p>By Nivim</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: //My tradition of huge update posts built up over long play sessions continues. I continue to feel conflicted about that. 'Help? I'm sorry? Shouldn't I be writing stuff, just in case someone wants to read them? Enjoy.'<br /> <br /> <br /> Happened to eat a ring of speed and Speed; if only it had much effect on my lizard king.<br /> More vaulting; not really going after the dangerous things like maybe I should. I keep homing in on the short vaults with plenty of jewelry.<br /> Did Sting quest, which wasn't very interesting other than almost getting killed by Jurt (and annoyed by Father Dagon).<br /> More vaulting. Whoosh! Hoover!<br /> <br /> Went and did that 555 thing, and was disappointed that it was slower than vaulting-- at least without clone monster and better killdudes ability. I got a rod of mana balls, which was nice, but that's about it.<br /> <br /> During Barrow Downs found an amulet with an 'awful' feeling and of course it was great.<br /> an Amulet of Devotion (+1) {cursed, Wi;PoNxSoDi;Rf}<br /> It's the high high-resist density that I care about (although an extra point towards reflection doesn't hurt).<br /> <br /> After the quest, messed around recharging things while getting wilderness chests, and when I came back to town the black market had a ring of Archery...which activated for Enlightenment. So now I have a wonderful spell and I'll be using it a lot.<br /> <br /> About half of the high resistances at CL30.<br /> <br /> Added Detect Treasure to Ring spells because I felt like using it to decide my route while trying to get to greater vault entrances.<br /> <br /> Forgot my recall scrolls completely once, and thought I would have to walk all the way back, but then I remembered I have a renewable source of pattern vaults.<br /> In one such vault, found the randartified Harness of Hell as my second artifact jewelry.<br /> The Amulet of Shining {ElSh;RfFa[T A:Lightning Ball Harness of the Hell}<br /> Only need 1 more Ess of rShards.<br /> In the very next pattern vault, I finally lucked upon a source of levitation I could eat...turns out, desite how rare levitation jewelry is, I still need 2 Essence for it.<br /> <br /> Then I lost poor Louie, the Lizard King, to inattention and a phantom beast. Twas sad, but only frustrating until I realized I had summon monster scrolls, and got another one, with a more traditional name.<br /> <br /> Next stop DL24, where we pick up a randartified Yasaka-no-Magatama from the Ultimate Dungeon Cleaner; sadly, it was basically a Defender amulet, although it did provide nether resistance. The other amulet the Cleaner dropped was arguably better; a tipping point of Economical Mana.<br /> <br /> Added Shard Aura at slightly higher Essence requirement; it's already pretty rare, after all.<br /> <br /> RIP Sriske the Lizard King, CL30-Cl31, I wasn't expecting that Stone Dragon to get an extra move.<br /> <br /> Long live Marvin, the Death Knight!<br /> <br /> And with both that, and rods of mana and sound balls, I think I might be ready to take on a 50 quest or two.<br /> <br /> I chose 'The Rise and Fall of Micro$oft' quest, and less than halfway through I found this;<br /> The Amulet 'Mayan Princess' (+7,+8) {CfCaDi;HlWrTe The Pitch Dark Night}<br /> Which neatly gave me my first pip of chaos resistance, thus completing a set of all resistances except Time-- not that it helped against the hordes of Exploders, although they did give me a level, to CL33. Also gave Marvin a level, to Hell Knight.<br /> Bumbled into a monster-summoning trap and Stormbringer appeared, which was really scary for a moment before I teleported away. Then it was a non-issue because it's a melee-only fighter, that isn't faster than me, in a big open space. Bull gave me a ring of 'barely more speed', and a rod of Clarity.<br /> <br /> It doesn't show up on the normal resistances list, but I apparently get rTele from things that normally prevent teleportation, and it looks like it scales with Essence like any other resist.<br /> <br /> I gained ESP Demon at some point around here, and wow is it annoying; things keep mind blasting my just as a walk around and get into and out of LOS of them.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18720 Balronce, PosChengband L50 Bard Balrog <p>By clouded</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Because it has an activation for invulnerability, look up his balrog character<br /> </p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18725 Pick, Angband L50 Rogue Dwarf <p>By Estie</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: A dwarf rogue who insisted on finding all 3 rings of power.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18724 Ziggy III, Halls of Mist L18 Rogue Gnome <p>By wobbly</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Saved myself from poison death by taking a set of stairs</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18723 MarvinPA, PosChengband L50 Monster Troll <p>By MarvinPA</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Disclaimer: played with a whole bunch of edits to vanilla Poscheng. In particular this game I forced small_levels to work on every dungeon, which felt like it played quite nicely most of the time.<br /> <br /> The Serpent fight was pretty challenging as a result, first attempt I abandoned quickly after it immediately destroyed my wand of teleport other. I came back with a better supply of consumables and made the excellent decision to fight it on an abnormally small small_level. It summoned Kaschei who was almost impossible to separate from it on such a small level, so I just kept trying to get a few hits in before they were both in LOS at once until I finally got a chance to destruct Kaschei separately. It started summoning a ton once it got down to 2* but I managed to burn most of my remaining consumables to finish it off.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18711 Tonblon, PosChengband L40 Blood-Knight Tonberry <p>By Thraalbee</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Switched back to normal weapons. More effective. </p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18722 Turion, Angband L31 Mage Gnome <p>By Pondlife</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18707 Edwin, PosChengband L28 Rogue Zombie <p>By wobbly</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18721 Ziggy, Halls of Mist L19 Rogue Gnome <p>By nikheizen</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: First attempt.<br /> <br /> I quaffed from a fountain and turned into a naga for a few levels, it was really wonderful having enough strength to wield a weapon that does damage.<br /> <br /> I will probably try again at some point but I greatly lament that the character only has 11 strength when 1 more point allows you to use a much greater selection of weapons. </p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18712 Anorwen, Sil L15086671 no-class Noldor Finarfin <p>By seraph</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: i shot that arrow dozens of times; it never identified. </p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18719 Ziggy, Halls of Mist L25 Rogue Gnome <p>By hjklyubn</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: This got a lot easier when I found Gondricam and then shortly afterward this Scimitar of *Corrosiveness*.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=17268 Narus Darkstone, PosChengband L50 Psion Nibelung <p>By &lt;TheOtherMITZE@yahoo.com&gt;</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Day 214, 7:44, Level 50, Arena, 4000'<br /> <br /> Telmora Arena Babble thrashed.<br /> <br /> First thing that's actually made me nervous while fighting in quite a while.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18705 Daozhi, Angband L49 Rogue High-Elf <p>By StMicah</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: A win...hard fought because I mostly went toe-to-toe with Morgoth. I fought Sauron on long corridors and shot at him.<br /> <br /> I feel pretty eh about rogues. Not as fun a progression as I had hoped.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18692 Grodo, Angband L31 Rogue Hobbit <p>By clamps</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Weird game so far. My armor drops have been extremely bad, although a variety of different weapons have shown up. (Smeagol just dropped the Glaive of Pain (!) at 1300', but I'm not strong enough to use it.)<br /> <br /> When I was CL 24, I found a Scroll of Acquirement in the Black Market for 15k. I bought it and read it at 1000', and got a Potion of Experience, from which I jumped straight to CL 30. I've been going down slowly, though, since I'm still not very sturdy.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18714 Ziggy S, Halls of Mist L21 Rogue Gnome <p>By wobbly</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Got bored & suicided this 1</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18718 Special, PosChengband L30 Monster Mimic <p>By murphy</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18690 Ablator, PosChengband L50 Monster Jelly <p>By Regalia</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Caine, the Conspirator wails out in <br /> pain! Caine, the Conspirator is embedded in the rock! Caine, the Conspirator was your quest monster and now you lost his corpse. Aren't you glad you restarted your last jelly because of a missing quest? You can do it all over again!<br /> <br /> I might've embellished a bit but seriously, this game... I don't have the willpower to roll again. I'm just going to accept it and continue with this one, I think.</p> http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=13951 Scoonk, Angband L33 Mage High-Elf <p>By scoonk</p> <p><b>Comment</b>: Next High elf mage attempt. Currently on shallow level - had to go up for while to break the curse on sword, which aggravated monster (mostly out of my league). Curse is broken now and diving deeper again. Note to myself: never try cursed items again, not even to see what it does to my stats :-)</p>