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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Dec 13th, 2009 >Factorial
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d "You hear about Maud's 5208-turn ascension the other day?"
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@ "I try not to think about it too much."
Now taking bets that he'll quaff that fountain next.
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21 Comments

#1 Factorial Sun, 13 Dec 2009 00:39:18
I submitted this a few days ago... this is now old news. Maud now has a 5083 and a 4299 turn ascension, and nht has a 4180 turn ascension. O.o

#2 DrSunglass Sun, 13 Dec 2009 05:20:42
Took me a moment to get the joke in this one.

#3 Factorial Sun, 13 Dec 2009 07:39:04
Part of me doesn't want to vote on his own comic, and part of me reeeeeeeally wants to ruin the symmetry. :p

#4 progo Sun, 13 Dec 2009 08:23:58
Thinking of Maud, I forget everything else. Did I vote E? I hope so.

#5 TobyBartels Sun, 13 Dec 2009 08:24:09
Just vote now, then undo it later.

#6 TobyBartels Sun, 13 Dec 2009 08:24:24
Never mind, progo just voted E.

#7 DrSunglass Sun, 13 Dec 2009 11:25:37
Maud has the record again, at 3687 turns.

#8 ctaboir Sun, 13 Dec 2009 11:27:18
well, 3687 today!

#9 xCheckPoint Sun, 13 Dec 2009 11:44:17
Voting E for Maud. This is definitely insane. I wouldn't ascend below 5000 if I started with 3 wands of wishing.

#10 Sorceror Sun, 13 Dec 2009 11:58:04
Ascension? What's that?

#11 ctaboir Sun, 13 Dec 2009 20:34:01
Still a possibility: pudding farming and overflow the time counter to finish at T:1...

#12 DrSunglass Sun, 13 Dec 2009 23:32:47
I believe someone tried that and crashed the game, although I don't know if the crash was related to the turn counter overflow.

#13 Factorial Mon, 14 Dec 2009 03:57:09
Holy frak, 3687?!

I need that ttyrec... what did he start with, 3 ascension kits and a wand of ownage?

#14 eskimo68 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 07:46:44
3687! Urgh. I remember when 10000 was the magic number and I never managed to get it done fast enough. I have a faint memory Marvin kicked that one down.

#15 SmashFan2005 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 13:53:59
Wow.. Maud is amazing too see in action really.

#16 ctaboir Sun, 20 Dec 2009 15:31:10
Now it's 2508.
http://alt.org/nethack/userdata/Maud/dumplog/1261121547.nh343.txt

#17 Shmuale Fri, 25 Dec 2009 00:49:04
At the bottom of that dumplog, you see the highscores,and number 4 was killed by a newt!

...You already knew that, didn't you?

...Yeah.

...I'll stop commenting.

#18 ais523 Sat, 26 Dec 2009 16:38:53
That 2508 is fun. It has a bit of help from awesome bones, but Demogorgon shows up, which is a rather unexpected threat to get on a speedrun.

As for that high-score, it was apparently Dudley-inspired. (It takes quite an effort to die to a newt on Astral, but Adeon managed it by repeatedly level-draining himself.)

#19 Sorceror Fri, 19 Feb 2010 14:23:36
ais523, so the meta-joke has gone one step beyond meta?

#20 ais523 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 05:03:16
Yeah. (Also Newtley ascended on NAO.)

#21 Inkhoof Fri, 22 Nov 2013 02:29:51
And the fastest ascension is no longer Maud (who had 2135 before he lost the title), but SpeedyCat7 (BilldaCat) at 2130.

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