So after a few days of dealing with reality issues (flooded basement + carpeted apartment = bad news), I decided to dedicate today to Snarbolax runs. According to my inventory, I needed to kill the Snarbolax 3 more times in order to get enough Frumious Fang tokens to complete my equipment set.
Well... make that 2. Possibly 1 if I have enough energy later.
At around depth 3, something peculiar started happening: my laptop began lagging. Normally this doesn't happen, as I'm fairly close to the wireless hub in our house, so this lag coming out of nowhere struck me as odd.
It also caused me to take damage more times than I was used to, but I was still able to handle things.
Now here's where it gets weird: the lag persisted all the way up to depth 7. The Snarbolax fight. It was almost as if the game decided, "Okay, we're not gonna screw with you at this point. Boss fight. We'll get rid of the lag for you."
As for the actual fight, it was another oddity. Half the time, instead of coming after me for a bite combo, the Snarbolax would instead dive back into the ground for a spike trail 2 times. I still defeated him, but it was just a strange deviation from pattern. Has that ever happened to anyone?
Also, speaking of, collision detection and stun-bell area really needs to be improved. Twice, the Snarbolax was right next to the damn thing when I set it off, and it didn't even get stunned.
On the bright side, finally bought the last Vaporizer recipe that I needed. That pretty much completes the set. I also leveled up my weapons and helmet to 10, so you know what that means...