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  • Nick
    Vanilla maintainer
    • Apr 2007
    • 9608

    Competition 238

    Competition 238 is now up on the competition page, it is an FAangband 2.0.1 Green-Elf Ranger, with standard wilderness.

    This is the first go for FAangband version 2 in a competition; it's still pretty new, so I'm expecting the odd bug to turn up. There is a savefile provided, but there's no obligation to use it (especially if playing on angband.live); default birth options except turn connected stairs off. Standard ranking (wins first ranked by turns, non-winners ranked by XP/turns) applies.
    One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
    In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
  • MITZE
    Swordsman
    • Jan 2017
    • 283

    #2
    What about the initial stat spread, for us on the webserver?
    Everything you need to know about my roguelike playstyle:

    I took nearly two years to win with a single character in PosChengband.

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    • Nick
      Vanilla maintainer
      • Apr 2007
      • 9608

      #3
      Originally posted by MITZE
      What about the initial stat spread, for us on the webserver?
      Up to you
      One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
      In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

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      • Nick
        Vanilla maintainer
        • Apr 2007
        • 9608

        #4
        While the competition said version 2.0.1, it's fine to play the nightly instead, which is the same except for bugfixes (and more of these happening all the time). I've updated the competition page to reflect this.
        One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
        In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

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        • Sacksquatch
          Apprentice
          • Jun 2020
          • 50

          #5
          Nick, I see this page says all default options except stairs. The comp page doesn't mention default options.

          Can I get a clarification on selling? Does it need to be disabled?

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          • Nick
            Vanilla maintainer
            • Apr 2007
            • 9608

            #6
            Originally posted by Sacksquatch
            Nick, I see this page says all default options except stairs. The comp page doesn't mention default options.

            Can I get a clarification on selling? Does it need to be disabled?
            The only options that matter are the ones on the competition page, so certainly play with selling on if you like.
            One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
            In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

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            • Sphara
              Knight
              • Oct 2016
              • 502

              #7
              I don't get the competition scoring. How does Faangband game turn count work exactly?
              Please, please do tell me it has nothing to do with real-time gameplay.

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              • Nick
                Vanilla maintainer
                • Apr 2007
                • 9608

                #8
                Originally posted by Sphara
                I don't get the competition scoring. How does Faangband game turn count work exactly?
                Please, please do tell me it has nothing to do with real-time gameplay.
                It's exactly the same as Vanilla.
                One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
                In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

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                • Sphara
                  Knight
                  • Oct 2016
                  • 502

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Nick
                  It's exactly the same as Vanilla.
                  Yeah, but how does it work? I don't know, I've never read any topic about the difference of "game turns" and "standard turns".

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                  • Nick
                    Vanilla maintainer
                    • Apr 2007
                    • 9608

                    #10
                    This thread discusses it. Arguably standard turns is the correct measure, so you would have finished in front of MITZE
                    One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
                    In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

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                    • Sphara
                      Knight
                      • Oct 2016
                      • 502

                      #11
                      Ah, ok. It was all about finding an early speed item
                      Thanks for the answer.

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                      • wobbly
                        Prophet
                        • May 2012
                        • 2623

                        #12
                        Turncount is particularly unsuited to FA. You gain a bunch of turns teleporting across wilderness for instance. I support whatever scoring system places MITZE last. Maybe penalties for capital letters.

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                        • Sideways
                          Knight
                          • Nov 2008
                          • 896

                          #13
                          I didn't find any early speed items either; although I did find some other lucky kit right at the start while stairscumming Ossiriand 8; which is a game-turn-efficient strategy because climbing stairs consumes zero game turns in FA (and wilderness stairs are still connected even with connected stairs turned off).
                          And I lucked into the second nature book - which is a major difference-maker because of endless tempspeed - somewhere around CL30-33.
                          The Complainer worries about the lack of activity here these days.

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