Topic:
How to stop your pet from killing everything (2 Posts)
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October 27, 2011 02:32PM

How to stop your pet from killing everything
ADD - October 27, 2011 02:32PM
 
Good day,

Here's the problem.
I've got a level 12 Knight going with a bunch of pets. Due to a poly-morph trap one of those pets is a Lich.... which is now level 37 with 298 hit points (I have a stethoscope) .

This former dog kills shop keepers before I can price ID things, priests before I can buy more protection, and lots of other monsters before I can (or the other pets). Every time it does so it is denying needed XP for the knight and the other pets.

It can ^t so locking it in a room doesn't help.
It can't eat so I can't build up some more tameness and leave it behind for a while.

Reaching level 14 with this going on is going to be very hard!
I'm somewhat concerned that a level port trap is going to isolate it until it goes feral.

Any tactics to get this pet to stop?

Re: How to stop your pet from killing everything
ADD - January 19, 2012 02:10PM
 
ADD Wrote:

After a very long time it didn't seem so aggressive any more. Eventually I was able to just fight enough monsters to level up. As monsters got more powerful they could take a hit or 2. That was a great guard as it would attack almost anybody in the end game. Taking good care to dispatch any monsters that can kill a lich in 1 bite, we made it, and I was able to kill Death by standing behind my pets and applying my blessed, rustproof +4 lance a lot.

YAFAP:
1 Knight (female, human lawful) ascended at after over 113,000 moves,
surviving pets included Triton, former dog that is a lich. Lucky 7, former horse now and Ice Devil, and AdoptedBaybeFive (a silver dragon that I tamed), and the Guardian Angel.

Losses along the way:
10 pet dogs, 8 cats, 14 horses (one of which made it to the end of the plane of water, then I don't know what happened. It should have been through to Astral ahead of me)
3 poly-born gray dragons + 1 left behind
3 other tamed Dragons, 1 tame troll, 4 or 5 tamed air elementals, and 2 or 3 things on the plane of water.

I like having an army of pets.



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> Good day,
>
> Here's the problem.
> I've got a level 12 Knight going with a bunch of
> pets. Due to a poly-morph trap one of those pets
> is a Lich.... which is now level 37 with 298 hit
> points (I have a stethoscope) .
>
> This former dog kills shop keepers before I can
> price ID things, priests before I can buy more
> protection, and lots of other monsters before I
> can (or the other pets). Every time it does so it
> is denying needed XP for the knight and the other
> pets.
>
> It can ^t so locking it in a room doesn't help.
> It can't eat so I can't build up some more
> tameness and leave it behind for a while.
>
> Reaching level 14 with this going on is going to
> be very hard!
> I'm somewhat concerned that a level port trap is
> going to isolate it until it goes feral.
>
> Any tactics to get this pet to stop?