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Topic: Re: Ascending a Male, Orcish Barbarian Help Required
Written By: codehappy - 5 years ago
Forum: NetHack
Don't worry much about spellcasting as an orcish Barb. Early on you won't be able to cast at all, maybe late game you'd be able to cast a little, but at that point you won't much need to. Spellbooks may be good to sell for gold, if there's a general store or rare bookshop nearby. They're heavy though, so I wouldn't lug them around just for that purpose. To ascend a Barb, you want to improve yo
Topic: Re: Haven't played in a while, forgot a command
Written By: codehappy - 5 years ago
Forum: NetHack
If you're using number_pad, you type "n" followed by the number of times you want to repeat, then "." -- for example, "n10." to wait 10 times (depending on your speed, waiting 10 times may not mean 10 game turns). In general "n" followed by a number repeats the next action (wait, search, etc.) that many times (although a lot of actions aren't repeatable.)
Topic: Re: Survival tips!
Written By: codehappy - 6 years ago
Forum: NetHack
1. Learning to identify stuff early is one of the most important Nethack skills you can acquire. If you don't know how to price-identify, learn it. There are easy ways to identify scrolls of teleportation/scare monster/earth early in your game, and those can save your skin. 2. Unless you're playing a super combat class, improving your AC is probably your top priority at the beginning of the ga
Topic: Re: Private Museum
Written By: codehappy - 7 years ago
Forum: NetHack
> Is it possible to steal the bell, book, and > candelabrum without killing their owners? Should > I bring a hoard of monkey pets with me to steal > the items before stoning the owners. I guess the > way to do it is to kill the owner, take the items, > then zap the corpse with a wand of undead turning, > and then finally stone them. You can just stone them, the uni
Topic: Re: Stupidest Death Ever
Written By: codehappy - 7 years ago
Forum: NetHack
Sigh. My last game here at NAO, probably, was my stupidest death. Was about to wield a cockatrice corpse to clean out a barracks quickly. Unfortunately, the "w" key and the "e" key happen to be right next to each other on the keyboard. Petrifed by tasting cockatrice meat. At least it's a new unique death. That sort of death is actually one of the reasons I like NetHack, it
Topic: Re: Incorrect gender on player info page
Written By: codehappy - 8 years ago
Forum: alt.org stuff
I see this all of the time, although for some reason it seems to correct itself later in the game. For example currently mine says "codehappy the chaotic female orcish Barbarian was last seen in the Dungeons of Doom on turn 18633 and with 100385 points", which is correct, although earlier it was "chaotic male orcish Barbarian". Early on it seems to consistently call female cha
Topic: So just how low can Maud go?
Written By: codehappy - 8 years ago
Forum: NetHack
I see Maud has a 2508-turn ascension now. http://alt.org/nethack/userdata/Maud/dumplog/1261121547.nh343.txt Given that you aren't even allowed to start the quest before turn 2000 (due to alignment caps), this has to be pretty close to the fastest possible ascension in number of turns. That is just really impressive. Incidentally, is there a ttyrec viewer that handles the wide terminal s
Topic: Re: chaotic elf can't kill shopkeepers and watch?
Written By: codehappy - 8 years ago
Forum: NetHack
Peaceful monsters are angered if you zap them with wands. This even includes "helpful" wands like the wand of speed monster or the wand of make invisible. It's okay to zap tame monsters, but not peaceful ones.
Topic: Re: Stat building
Written By: codehappy - 8 years ago
Forum: NetHack
Exercising stats isn't the only (or even the easiest) way to build them, of course. And some stats you can't build by exercise. For everything: Blessed potions of gain ability. You get a lot of bang for the buck here. Try not to quaff non-blessed potions until you can bless them en masse. Quaffing from fountains can give you this effect as well, but quaffing from fountains is dangerous. For
Topic: Re: How do you like to play NetHack?
Written By: codehappy - 8 years ago
Forum: NetHack
My very first games of NetHack were locally, on a tiles Win32 build. These days I only play tty and on public servers (I think it's a blast to find other people's bones, for one thing.) I'll play any role. I like Arc and Tou for challenge. Wiz is, I think, the most fun all-around role, though. You have an interesting early game, a mid-game that varies somewhat depending on your equipment and s
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