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EAT THE EGGS RICOLA
May 29, 2008



Incredulous Dylan posted:

What would you folks recommend as a Roguelikelike for this specific usage scenario - I want to get high as hell and explore and fight stuff and maybe find some cool or overpowered stuff if I'm really lucky. Permadeath and all that preferred with no ASCII. I loved Binding of Isaac, FTL and once when I was pretty drunk Munchkin Quest

Hahaha "usage scenario".

Go get Spelunky, maybe?

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May 29, 2008



... I feel like that is a very important thing to mention

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May 29, 2008



Does anyone have any suggestions for getting started in Sil?

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May 29, 2008



Strudel Man posted:

I tried Sil a little, and it's probably just that I'm terrible, but I'm really not impressed. I get 50 or 100 feet down, accumulate maybe two potions, then run into something faster than I am or a pack of orcs that surround me and die.

How are you supposed to deal with high-level threats when there are barely any useful consumables?

Don't let yourself get surrounded? Make sure you have lots of points in melee and evasion? Make yourself some armour?

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May 29, 2008



The races are listed in order of how good they are, the Noldor are WAY more powerful than the others.

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May 29, 2008



Tollymain posted:

Haha gently caress, guess I can't really play Sil with full effectiveness. I don't have a keypad to move diagonally with

just use the number keys?

1, 3, 7 an 9 work fine.

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May 29, 2008



Welp. Running into a shadow at 100' in Sil sure is a thing.

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May 29, 2008



uPen posted:

You were wearing an amulet of haunted dreams?

Hadn't found an amulet or ring yet, I think. No big loss because it was < 5 minutes in.

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May 29, 2008



Silchat: What should I be taking as my Bane race if I decide to pick it up? It seems like a waste to grab it for orcs/wolfs/trolls/spiders, but does one of those in particular get much harder closer to 950-1000'?

What else is worth grabbing later in the game, other than Critical Resistance?

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May 29, 2008



I would totally play a roguelike where you can roll your ankle turning a corner and have your leg give out 750k turns later while fighting a dragon as a result because your boot doesn't fit quite right now that your ankle is slightly swollen.

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May 29, 2008



Someone make a game where you're a virus/bacteria/parasite and you have to make the hero sick and otherwise inconvenience them as they automatically clear a dungeon.

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May 29, 2008



Hoplite Is a super awesome Android tactical not-really-roguelike game too that everyone should give a shot.

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May 29, 2008



This is a stream of someone playing a good newbie melee/brawler build: http://youtu.be/dthj73CBpRU

Charge, dodge and flanking will get you past the early game.

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May 29, 2008



TooMuchAbstraction posted:

Yep, this is a thing, and not exclusive to Android. Have fun with your present!

What is the bad feeling you get? Is it the same roll penalty from having sils on the ascent?

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May 29, 2008



victrix posted:

Angband is the only one of the big three I never beat, but I don't think I ever will now

Maybe it's massively changed, but when I last played it, it was a huge loving slog to get to the endgame, and one misstep along the way would burn up hours of effort. It always took me way longer to get anywhere in Angband with a shitton of utter boredom on the way there than it did in Adom or Nethack.

Plus the dungeon was boring as hell and it felt like Robotron ascii edition to me.

Or maybe I was just doing it wrong

I'll look at the new version for old times sake.

~Sil~

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May 29, 2008



100 HOGS AGREE posted:

ToME didn't win roguelike of the year! The system works.

(the system is busted, look at what won. )

Ahahahaha yesss

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May 29, 2008



It's way funnier if you go find it yourself, but here.

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May 29, 2008



uPen posted:



Nothing says erotic like ascii.

I don't even want to know what those stats stand for.

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May 29, 2008



Well, I'm not really sure what I was expecting, but http://helmet.kafuka.org/thepile/No...mple_characters

code:
culture
	japanese
invisiblegender
terms
	generic: "cheetah"
	male: "cheetah man"
	female: "cheetah girl"
	herm: "cheetah herm"
ascii
	char: U+010C
tallness: 182
hair
	length: 7
	color: brown
skin
	type
		fur
	color: orange
eyes
	color: gold
face
	cat
ears
	cat
legs
	human
tail
	genbeast
rear end
	size: 5
	fuckable
hips: 8
waist: 2
fertility: 20
breastrow
	amount: 2
	size: 4.2
	nipples: 1
		size: 1.2
	milksource
vagina
	fuckable
	clit: 0.3
charisma: 60
cunning: 40
carnality: 90
sensitivity: 40
speed: 70
strength: 50

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May 29, 2008



Isn't Sil supposed to have a release about now?

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May 29, 2008



Unormal posted:



What kinda roguelike ya'll want? Mini CoQ? Fantasy? Nudie pornRL?

Cooking Mama + Harvest Moon Roguelike where the ultimate goal is to cook a bespoke artisinal 12 course meal for your family.

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May 29, 2008



Yodzilla posted:

So in Risk of Rain it sure seems like the starting class Commando is way better than the Enforcer and the Bandit, the other two I've unlocked. With the Enforcer using Protect & Serve just gets you wrecked since enemies constantly attack you from all sides and can just walk right through you. The Bandit's dynamite only has horizontal explosion range for some reason and constantly pressing the fire button sucks. The game is all about being mobile and doing damage and the Commando has a fast recharge dodge and a strong piercing shot which is almost required the way enemies bunch up. Am I missing something here or playing this game wrong?

Some classes are way better multiplayer (like Enforcer and Sniper).

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May 29, 2008



New Sil release!

Headline Features:

* Some monsters now have abilities too, like Charge, Exchange Places and Songs...
* There are now chasms in the dungeon
* Many new vaults and interesting rooms
* Many balance improvements, minor changes, and bug fixes

quote:

- Sil 1.2.0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- broke savefile compatibility
- sorry about this
- it needs to happen every now and then and I schedule it for the 1.X.0 releases

- many of the small improvements in this version are from the Sil variant: mpa-sil
- I've noted this below where I remember -- apologies for those I've forgotten to credit

- monster abilities
- monsters can now have some of the abilities that the player can get
- such as Charge, Cruel Blow, etc.
- Morgoth and Gorthaur have songs of power

- abilities
- Throwing Mastery now prevents thrown items from breaking
- Two Weapon Fighting no longer allows you to wield 'hand and a half' weapons in your off-hand
- Knock Back
- now requires there to be no monster in the square the creature is knocked into
- so orcs don't get swapped in corridors etc
- it now takes weapon weight into account in determining your effective strength
- so you will want a heavy enough weapon to get your full strength bonus
- Point Blank Shot now completely prevents the attack of opportunity from the
enemy you just shot at, instead of 50% chance for all adjacent enemies
- Skill requirements reduced on several early Evasion Abilities
- Added the Evasion Ability: Leaping
- Flanking no longer requires Dodging (though the latter still works well with it)
- Heavy Armour use now has an alternative pre-requisite of Crowd Fighting
- Lore-master no longer identifies chest traps (via mpa-sil)
- Majesty now takes the monster's Will into account
- instead of reducing morale by Will/4...
- it reduces it by half the difference between your Will and theirs
- Song of Sharpness now lowers enemy protection by 2% per point of Song
- this is usually a smaller effect than the old rules
- Song of Mastery is now slightly cheaper to make the skill point progression simpler
- Unwavering Voice has been removed
- having non-song abilities in the Song tree limits the ability for people to learn many songs
- and this was the weakest one in terms of game mechanics
- Woven Themes now makes the minor theme use (Song / 2) instead of (Song - 5)
- this makes it worse in most cases
- but this means more people will use Song abilities to get actual songs
- made slightly more expensive to make the skill point progression simpler

- smithing
- 'slays' no longer cost a strength point to add to a weapon
- it was too steep a cost for the early game, making no-one add them
- artefact arrows now have half the difficulty
- it was crazy costing you as much for 1 arrow as for 24 or a regular equipment piece
- fixed several of the smithing bugs
- the game is now clear that you can only use one of Enchant or Artifice per item
- this removes the worst smithing bugs
- fixed a bug with artefact rings and amulets forgetting their special bonuses sometimes
- I think the only remaining bugs are glitches surrounding abilities on artefacts disappearing or duplicating
- the work around is to only add abilities to artefacts immediately before the end

- items
- weights
- randomised weights for weapons and armour are now less fine grained (via mpa-sil)
- they come in multiples of 0.5 lb instead of 0.1 lb
- other weights tweaked a bit to match (e.g. potions from 0.4 lb to 0.5 lb)
- increased chance of generating out of depth items from 1 in 10 to 1 in 7
- identification
- there is no longer a perception check when identifying items by use
- (you automatically pass if you get the opportunity)
- identification of passive abilities now occurs twice as quickly
- reduced the late game frequencies of many potions/herbs
- people typically had far too many of them by the throne room
- horns
- changed trumpets to horns
- changed colours, descriptions, adjectives
- dramatically reduced weight
- added the Horn of Force, which knocks back enemies in its path
- vampiric weapons no longer drain life from nonliving monsters
- herbs of rage
- now make you completely immune to fear
- previously it was just resistance, but the possibility of frightened rage was silly
- you can no longer identify monsters via the recall window
- staffs of treasures now display non-subdued Deathblades
- bows
- Shortbows now native to 50 ft instead of 100 ft
- so archers should be a bit easier to start
- Longbows
- now native to 150 ft instead of 350 ft
- to give players a better choice of archery style through the game
- no longer get the [-1] penalty
- it was a bit fiddly and too few archers were using them anyway
- Dragon-horn Bows are now 1d9 2.0lb
- a bit like deathblades or the old longbows
- they should be more tempting to the majority of archers who find them now
- throwing items (daggers, spears, throwing axes)
- now found in slightly larger stacks
- removed some of the special item types they could get that required wielding
- made an automatic throwing command: control-t
- throws the first throwing item in your inventory at your target or closest monster
- akin to "ff"
- artefacts
- made the Greatsword of Saithnar a bit less good
- made the Shortsword of Galadriel rarer
- tweaked the stats of the Helm of Curufin
- it had (-1) instead of [-1] only because 5 years ago that was how all helms were...
- the Cloak of Maglor now grants Song of the Trees
- as Unwavering Voice was removed

- display
- molds are now always visible once sighted for the first time (via mpa-sil?)
- made the darkest shade of grey (d1) a bit darker
- needed to tell it apart more clearly from the others
- visual display of hits on monsters changed
- there is no longer a colour difference when doing more than 10 damage
- instead, there is a colour difference when killing an opponent
- significantly improved the self knowledge screen to show the quantitative effects
- including the details of stacked levels of an attribute
- now also identifies items if the item granting the power is known
- (e.g. slay orc on melee weapon) (via mpa-sil)
- weapon and armour weights are now shown when you walk over them (via mpa-sil?)
- gave more detail in the in-game descriptions of some abilities (via mpa-sil)
- if you are in a pit or web, this is now displayed in the status line
- adjusted the 'notes' display
- to let it fit slightly longer notes
- and changed self-made notes so that the last few words don't automatically flow to the next line
- which makes it easier to manually write long multi-line notes without looking ragged
- falls now correctly display the character of the thing that made you fall in the combat rolls window
- e.g. the staircase or the false floor
- abbreviate "Health" and "Voice" when you have more than 100 points of it (via mpa-sil)

- interface
- removed "always pickup" and "prompt before picking things up" options
- the former let you get free turns and wasn't really any easier than manual pickup
- (since you want to pick up less than half of things and need a keystroke either way)
- the latter was only needed with the former
- added an user interface option to 'Forgo bonus attacks on unwary enemies'
- this used to be always on, but can now be toggled
- I've made sure it covers *all* bonus attacks (I'd missed Rapid Fire and maybe another)
- targetting
- firing an arrow 'ff' when the target is a location that is now out of line of fire, no longer fires
- added an automatic throwing command that throws the first throwing item in inventory at the first target
- both firing and throwing no longer automatically choose a target if it is out of range
- you can now inscribe your melee weapon with "!a" somewhere in the inscription (via mpa-sil?)
- this will trigger a warning every time you try to attack with it
- good for pacifists, extreme stealth characters, and smithing equipment
- you will also be similarly warned if trying to attack with a shovel or bare-handed
- monster memory now explains that touch attacks ignore armour
- you are notified when entering greater vaults (via mpa-sil)

- monsters
- unified how monster mana works
- they each have a capacity of 15 points of 'mana'
- it regenerates 1 point per round (if not singing)
- casting a spell uses 10
- starting a song uses 1 per round
- and monsters only decide to start if they have at least 10
- made the check for monsters to bash down doors the same as for the player
- I don't know how this had got out of sync
- it is now easier for monsters to bash doors
- allowed weaker monsters to rarely (1 in 10) push past stronger ones
- necessary for the new pathfinding code
- orc warriors
- now come in smaller groups
- also have the Ability 'Charge'
- easterlings
- easterling archers
- their longbows now do 2d7 instead of the old-fashioned 1d11
- easterling warriors
- have the Ability 'Flanking'
- Uldor, the Accursed is now an archer rather than a melee specialist
- makes him more different, and good to have an archer unique
- has the Ability 'Crippling Shot'
- Ulfang, the Black
- has the Ability 'Opportunist'
- Maeglin
- has the Ability 'Riposte'
- cats
- cat warriors
- have the Ability 'Exchange Places'
- Tevildo
- has the Ability 'Cruel Blow'
- and has melee reduced a little to compensate
- trolls
- all types have the Ability 'Knock Back'
- Dagorhir, the Elfbane
- now has the Ability 'Elf-Bane'
- his base att/evn was lowered a bit to compensate
- worm masses
- now become unwary properly when you are far enough away (like other monsters)
- since they don't breed when unwary, this should help with worm mass explosions
- their crawl attacks no longer halve your armour (unneeded complexity)
- but I've slightly increased damage to partially compensate
- raukar
- sulraukar are now easier to kill
- reduced evasion and protection
- ringraukar
- increased damage
- kemenraukar
- reduced evasion
- adjusted their AI slightly to weakly prefer open space to breaking through a wall
- shadow spiders
- reduced health (slightly), evasion, and melee
- they seemed to be a bit too tough, but you will still want to remember to run away!
- Thuringwethil is now coloured red to make her more distinct
- Gorthaur
- has gained a Song
- Morgoth
- has gained two Songs
- and a point of Con to make him slightly more resilient

- vaults
- added many new vaults, including many designed by Clouded and some by HallucinationMushroom (from the Forum)
- made vaults a little more common, including earlier in the dungeon
- removed iron walls (a.k.a. permanent rock)
- it wasn't really needed and we weren't doing anything interesting with it

- traps
- removed amnesia gas traps due to player frustration
- removed flame traps from chests as they just encouraged dropping your flammable goods (via mpa-sil)

- other
- digging
- you no longer need to be wielding a digger to dig with it
- carrying it in your backpack is enough
- this saves some turns (and tedium) when digging
- but to balance this digging now provokes attacks of opportunity from adjacent enemies (like archery)
- the strength requirements have been changed (via mpa-sil)
- you now need Str 1 to clear rubble, Str 2 to break quartz, and Str 3 to break granite
- it no longer depends upon the digger weight (as there was no clean way to do so)
- stealth
- reduced the difficulty of having monsters lose track of you (become unwary again)
- previously you had to beat them at their perception roll by 30
- now it is by 25
- Vanish still give +10 to this roll
- passing the turn in stealth mode doesn't suffer the speed penalty
- so it is no longer advantageous to toggle stealth mode on and off if you want to pass
- the word 'slow' is still displayed but that relates to the next action, not the last one
- unified and clarified the stacking behaviour of numerous effects on the player and monsters
- almost everything that can stack, does stack
- all temporary effects (except entrancement): add new duration to the existing duration
- speed: stacks but the final score is limited to be between 1 and 3
- elemental resistances: x levels of (net) resistance means damage/x
x levels of (net) vulnerability means damage*x
- sustains: +10x bonus to Will check
- resist fear, blindness, confusion, stun, hallucination: +10x bonus to Will check
- free action: +10x bonus to Will check
- see invisible: +10x bonus to Perception check
- aggravate: unwary monsters get +10x to perception check
- regeneration: your regeneration rate is (1 + x) times normal
- danger: monsters are generated as x levels deeper
- cowardice: damage threshold to trigger fear is 10/x
- haunted: x% chance per turn of generating a wraith
- hunger: each level triples the rate, each level of slow digestion divides it by three.
- sharpness: Amount from song (song*2 %) is added to amount from weapon (0%, 50%, or 100%)
- slays/brands: each valid one adds a die of damage
- light: your equipment levels add up to produce your light radius
- light from sources on the floor, or monsters, or lit rooms, add their light levels on that square
- things that don't stack
- tunnelling: you tunnel with the best digger available, multiple diggers don't stack
- abilities: multiple copies of an Ability (such as Sprinting) don't stack
- entrancement: cannot affect you when you are already entranced
- monster effects
- morale effects: all add together
- temporary effects: add new duration to the existing duration
- the extra deep monsters generated during the escape now come from a wider range of levels
- to add more variety to the escape
- you no longer gain double experience for finding artefacts and unique monsters
- it was a bit unnecessary...
- removed the 'crown' screen at the end of the game
- it was left-over from Angband and seemed out of place
- if enough people want something like that, perhaps a better version could be added

- Dungeon
- more stairs on the really big levels
- more chance that a shaft is placed instead of a stair
- these things should make the escape a bit faster

- bugfixes
- chests weren't generating their contents properly
- minor changes to some vaults to stop generating chests in locations where their items would disappear
- off-hand weapons were using the wrong damage sides when making a charge attack
- the boots of Irime now give the right self-knowledge text
- when extra deep monsters are generated on a level in the pursuit, this no longer includes territorial ones
- you can no longer see what items a creature is standing on if you detect it with staff of foes or listen
- you can no longer see what items a creature is carrying unless you can see its square directly
- monsters that can't use stairs will no longer try to flee to them
- fixed the problem in debug mode where looking at newly generated monsters could print garbage strings
- fixed the game taking a turn when declining to attack during the 'truce'
- fixed the game taking a turn when you aborted an attempt to blow a horn (via mpa-sil)
- fixed the game giving a turn of poison/regeneration/etc when you save via Control-X (!)
- fixed a bug with two-weapon fighting where the off-hand penalty was only (-2) (via mpa-sil)
- fixed a bug with removing autoinscriptions from one item type accidentally removing all of them (via mpa-sil)
- off-hand weapon weight was counting for heavy armour use (via mpa-sil)
- Feanorian lamps and lesser jewels granting brightness now auto-identify properly

EAT THE EGGS RICOLA
May 29, 2008



victrix posted:

Random general roguelike thought: I really don't like 'stairs' and static level changes in general. Always leads to cheesiness one way or another.

Have you tried Sil? The stealth element and being able to escape the floor once you're being chased by something more powerful than you combined with the danger of being near stairs makes them much nicer than in Angband.

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May 29, 2008



madjackmcmad posted:

I played another game of Sil recently. After reading about how the game is about running/hiding from monsters instead of fighting them, I made as sneaky and perceive-y a mans as I could. I put some muscle into Smithing because that sounds cool, I like crafting. Even fired up the soundtrack to The Hobbit because I am all in. Stealth is gret and all but I couldn't help but beat up a conga line of wolves when I got them into a hallway, and hey wouldn't you know it I happen to have a wolf bane battle axe of some type. Great!

I'm not terribly far in at all, I did 50, 50, 100 and now I'm here at 150. There's been a lot of orcs and wolves. And also worms, but those are just *band staples, clearly not Tolkien canon. The point of this post (and my character dump) is me asking if I'm even doing this right. So far I don't feel like this is a lick different from any *band. Maybe deeper the monsters have different names and are harder. I found an anvil but couldn't do anything with it, I don't know any songs, and... yeah.

Anyway I'm not complaining, I just want to get the awesome Sil experience everyone else is having.

I had to get help to get started too, because I had absolutely no luck whatsoever at first with Sil. I've played a ton of Angband (years ago), and here's how it differs:

- Your plan is to go down to 1000' and grab a simaril, then bring it back to the surface.
- There are no teleportation abilities, you need to do everything in your power to avoid getting surrounded, even in a hallway (enemies get a substantial bonus when you are flanked), or you will die. All combat in Sil is about positioning. Consumables are super valuable in Sil.
- There are worms and molds, but that's where the monsters stop being the same as Angband. No hounds, the "intelligent" monsters like orcs/easterlings/etc all have group AI and will not follow you into a corridor unless you're at low health or being flaked on the other side.

Other things to kind of keep in mind that are weird coming from Angband:

- That battle axe is good enough for most of the game, at least as a swap weapon, because it has better than average damage die and covers two of the slays you want. There are a bunch of better artifacts for slaying wolves/spiders, but that axe will last you the entire game unless you find one of them.
- Light is crazy important, once you get down to ~ 500' you need to have substantial light radius or shadow monsters will prevent you from being able to see anything and will just wreck you.
- You need to either have super high protection or super high evasion, being mediocre in both will just get you killed.

The build that initially got me to figure out the combat mechanics/game was a Noldor of house Fingolfin with 3/3/5/3 stats, who used a longsword/battle axe and shield and picked up: Charge, Dodge, Flanking, Opportunist, Finesse, Zone of Control, Whirlwind Attack and Sprinting, interspersed with Will for Hardiness and Crit Resistance and Perception for Lore-Master (which I think is necessary) and Bane/Master Hunter.

Stealth is really fun to play too, but it's way harder to learn the game that way so do a brawler build to figure out the basics first in my opinion.

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May 29, 2008



Corridor posted:

Yeah I haven't played Sil so I have no idea what that means. Sounds funny tho

The goal of Sil is to get to 1000', steal a Sil (or more if you have the ability), and get back to the surface. You can kill Morgoth, but it's easier to just steal a Sil and run. That present is something you start with in the week or so before Christmas, and it contains a random special item. If you open it on a day other than the 25th you get cursed.

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May 29, 2008



Gooch181 posted:

I am playing Sil for the first time and I've made it to 150' so far. This is the most time I have been able to stand an ASCII game; I've just lost patience with them too quickly in the past. I have been spoiled by Dungeonmans, ToME, and DoomRL.

Edit: I was getting pelted by Orcish archers so I rushed to the stairs down and rested to recover my health. I did not expect three Orc soldiers to follow me down. Death at 200'.

They don't follow you down, but there is a chance that a bunch of monsters will "come down the stairs" and spawn there, which is why the stairs are super dangerous to stay around.

The archers are pretty easy to get around, you just need to make sure your evasion isn't terrible and either get quite high evasion or enough protection (any armour, boots, gloves, helm and shield will give you a minimum of 5 protection, which is generally enough to take them on) and learn to use the AI against them. Once you can get an archer against a wall he'll just die.

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May 29, 2008



andrew smash posted:

Blocking plus a good shield really helps deal with early archer packs.

If you have even a crappy shield, blocking will make you basically immune to orc archers. Even without it if you can be careful about line of sight they shouldn't be an issue.

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May 29, 2008



Levitate posted:

Couple of questions about Sil.

I ran into a violent mold and lost a point of Con, how can I get that back? I have a potion of constitution but I'm not sure if that's permanent (in fact, are all potions of stuff like that, strength, etc, permanent or temporary?)

Don't ever fight violet molds in melee, just sit back and shoot arrows at them until they die.

They're one of the biggest reasons why light radius 2 is valuable by the time you get to where they start spawning.

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May 29, 2008



http://www.rogueshell.com has lots of options (but not Sil)

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May 29, 2008



Al Cu Ad Solte posted:

Are their tiles for Sil? Wondering what a lo-fi interpretation of the First Age would look like.

Next major version (which will probably be a year from now).

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May 29, 2008



andrew smash posted:

i can deal with that. what's the keystroke? when i put it on the ground and hit / 5 it just says it's locked.

I just use o, same as to open a door. The locks are hard to open if you have bad perception so it will take a bunch of tries.

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May 29, 2008



Sil just got a quick bug fix release

quote:

- monster songs
- made Morgoth's Song of Piercing a bit easier to resist (+5 bonus)
- fixed Morgoth's Song score to 20
- it no longer increases by 5 when his crown comes off like his Will does
- the Song of Silence now reduces monsters' Song Score by a quarter of the Player's Song Score

- abilities
- reworked some of the pre-requisites for the Will Abilities
- notably Hardiness is less essential and Constitution is a bit harder to get
- added Parry as an alternate pre-req for Two Weapon Fighting
- increased the Song skill requirement for the point of Grace from 13 to 15

- smithing
- you can now try out creating any item without the required smithing abilities
- things that you can't do without an additional ability are shown in red
- there are no known bugs with smithing remaining
- modified the stat costs for horns (used to all cost grace)

- dungeon generation
- significantly more flexibility in vault generation
- vaults can now appear rotated as well as reflected
- vaults now can have flags for extra traps, webs, rotation, debugging
- improved trap placement
- now much more likely to appear in interesting places
- so it can now be worth actually searching for them in some cases
- chasms can no longer be generated before 150 ft
- (to make sure you can get to the guaranteed forge!)
- halved the chance of locked doors
- now 8% of all doors are locked, 4% are jammed

- dungeon features
- chasms
- staffs of freedom and song of freedom can now close chasms
- but the difficulty is extremely high:
- 20 + number of adjacent chasm squares for the staff
- 25 + number of adjacent chasm squares for the song
- it therefore tends to close in from the edges
- secret doors
- tunnelling into them now gives you a (random) closed door instead of a broken door
- to avoid it sometimes being better to not find a secret door than to find it
- broken doors
- changed their symbol to '.', so they are more distinct from open doors and less confusing

- objects
- made herbs of restoration a bit more common early

- artefacts
- made the new mithril artefacts (Starlight and Silverhand) more rare (as originally intended)

- bugfixes
- fixed two smithing bugs
- one had to do with re-choosing an enchantment after modifying the numbers
- one had to do with abilities disappearing or duplicating on artefacts
- fixed a terrible bug with the monster ability 'Exchange Places'
- which could cause you to be sent out of the dungeon if you killed the cat warrior who was exchanging
- removed one of the messages when automatically picking up a thrown/fired item
- fixed a bug where cancelling some but not all free attacks with a '!a' weapon didn't use up any time
- fixed a bug where Woven Themes was having the effect of the removed ability Unwavering Voice
- players were (again) getting the Opportunist free attack when an enemy was pushed with Knock Back
- no longer takes any time to tunnel if you aren't going to be successful
- i.e. it is more like realising you can't, than like trying and failing
- fleeing monsters can no longer get free attacks of any kind
- monsters that are frozen by song of mastery no longer get free attacks of any kind
- can now automatically identify the Ring of Barahir (and perhaps others) by the Ability it grants

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May 29, 2008



DisDisDis posted:

Is the dodging and flanking build from debos/silstreamer's 1.1.1 noobie video still good to start out with? I'm gonna die a whole bunch no matter what but I'd like to skew things in my favor a little bit.

Yes, although you don't need dodge in order to take flanking, and you can prioritize it later if you decide you still want it. Charge is also good but not really necessary since the melee skills that grant extra attacks are extremely good, and whirlwind attack + flanking + crowd fighting in an open area is absolutely hilarious.

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May 29, 2008



Levitate posted:

Even 200ft is OK cuz you start getting the chance for unique enemies, etc. 50 and 100 are just shittons of wolves and orc soldiers

You can straight up dive to 250 if you're a noldor

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May 29, 2008



Levitate posted:

I keep having trouble with Shadows and other invisible type monsters as I get further in Sil...any tips on how to deal with them? It seems like if you don't find a helm of true site or a spiffy lantern that shows invisible monsters, you're pretty much completely hosed

Inner Light and the Song of the Trees are the way to go if you're short on strong sources of light and need to see through darkness.

The detect unseen ability can be useful, but it just helps you see invisible monsters, not to illuminate shadows. Straight-up perception helps there too, and I would boost perception over taking detect unseen because of how strong most of the other perception abilities are.

edit: oh, you can also drop a second lantern to make more light, I usually carry around an extra lamp/jewel to throw at the darkness when I expect it to be strong.

EAT THE EGGS RICOLA fucked around with this message at Feb 13, 2014 around 18:44

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May 29, 2008



A LOVELY LAD posted:

I didn't manage to finish my bakery roguelike last year so this year I might take a week off work to do something which I have already started planning. Is anyone else here planning on doing anything?

Tentatively doing a game where you have to eat a procedurally generated 15 course meal without exploding or throwing up, carefully balancing your resources (sparkling water, wine, cocktails, bathroom breaks, napkin cleanliness) to make sure that you're just drunk enough to eat that rough 13th course of pig eyes.

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May 29, 2008



His setup for building this thing sounds like a hilarious disaster.

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May 29, 2008



What's the difference between luck and hit points?

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May 29, 2008



Jeffrey posted:

I've been keeping a secret from y'all, but I've reached a point in my life where I can no longer hold the truth inside. I have to come out and live my life proud as who I am. So, I will resoundingly say, I don't like the item id minigame.

I don't mind it in Brogue, but in most other roguelikes it's pretty miserable.

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