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  • Nick
    Vanilla maintainer
    • Apr 2007
    • 9608

    Competition 244

    New competition is up - it is an Angband 3.5.1 Dunadan Priest. The idea is we have this, then follow with a Dunadan Priest 4.2.4 competition to get a feel for the changes in the game in that time.

    There's a savefile supplied, but angband.live players can start their own - birth options to change are randarts ON, birth_ai_learn ON, connected stairs OFF.
    One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
    In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
  • wobbly
    Prophet
    • May 2012
    • 2623

    #2
    I miss id-ing consumables by use and have been doing it anyway. Anything that'll be a problem generally? Surprising amount of stuff I miss from 4.x , good work Nick.

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    • Nick
      Vanilla maintainer
      • Apr 2007
      • 9608

      #3
      I think Curse Weapon and Curse Armor are the big ones.
      One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
      In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

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      • Cryomaniac
        Swordsman
        • Jan 2022
        • 282

        #4
        Originally posted by Nick
        I think Curse Weapon and Curse Armor are the big ones.
        Do those still get randomly generated in 3.5.1?

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        • Ingwe Ingweron
          Veteran
          • Jan 2009
          • 2128

          #5
          Originally posted by Nick
          I think Curse Weapon and Curse Armor are the big ones.
          It's been so long, I can't remember for sure, but weren't curses "turned off" in the 3.5.x series? I remember Nick doing a bunch of work to bring them back, in a much improved state, for 4.x.x.
          “We're more of the love, blood, and rhetoric school. Well, we can do you blood and love without the rhetoric, and we can do you blood and rhetoric without the love, and we can do you all three concurrent or consecutive. But we can't give you love and rhetoric without the blood. Blood is compulsory. They're all blood, you see.”
          ― Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

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          • Cryomaniac
            Swordsman
            • Jan 2022
            • 282

            #6
            Originally posted by Ingwe Ingweron
            It's been so long, I can't remember for sure, but weren't curses "turned off" in the 3.5.x series? I remember Nick doing a bunch of work to bring them back, in a much improved state, for 4.x.x.
            Curse Weapon/Armor scrolls are far worse than 'cursed item' mechanic - they irreversibly make a piece of equipment useless.

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            • Nick
              Vanilla maintainer
              • Apr 2007
              • 9608

              #7
              No, you're right, Curse Weapon and Curse Armor are not randomly generated in 3.5.1.
              One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
              In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

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              • malcontent
                Adept
                • Jul 2019
                • 166

                #8
                OK, I can't wait to get back to 4.2.4 ! Both for familiarity and game play! Keep up the good work Nick!

                Quiver mechanics are sooo much better now.

                I feel like slow monster is almost always effective in 4.2 and never effective (when I need it) in 3.5.1 .

                I really really missed equipment comparisons.

                Stream lined spell books are great!

                Seeing thrown damage would have been nice in 3.5.1

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                • malcontent
                  Adept
                  • Jul 2019
                  • 166

                  #9
                  Originally posted by malcontent
                  OK, I can't wait to get back to 4.2.4 ! Both for familiarity and game play! Keep up the good work Nick!
                  I should have called out "Nick and cohorts" (including BackwardsEric I think) for a lot of the quality of life improvements in the current Vanilla version.

                  Thanks guys!

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                  • malcontent
                    Adept
                    • Jul 2019
                    • 166

                    #10
                    Congrats to Sphara, excellent win!

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                    • Nick
                      Vanilla maintainer
                      • Apr 2007
                      • 9608

                      #11
                      Yes, congrats to Sphara for the overall winner, and to Ingwe for a game win. Next iteration should be up in a few days.
                      One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
                      In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

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                      • Estie
                        Veteran
                        • Apr 2008
                        • 2327

                        #12
                        Congratulations Sphara!

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