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A Topic for Nethack:

Youkai Serious
I've come to like Dungeon Crawl more.

What?
They assed first. I am only retaliating in an ass way. -The Dead Man's Life
 52 Ace Of Scarabs, Sun, 4th Mar '12 2:18:24 AM from Singapore Relationship Status: Drift compatible
I am now a shiny stone~
Crawl is interesting, but somehow it feels like the curve is different and Nethack has more interactivity in general.

Admittedly Kobold 'zerkers are great fun :D

 53 Anura, Sun, 4th Mar '12 6:05:57 AM from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Thou art I, and I am thou...
I want to ascend just once before moving on to another Roguelike. I mostly stick to Valks, even though I find Wizards more fun.
Optimism through stalwart scepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
 54 Ace Of Scarabs, Sun, 4th Mar '12 6:58:35 AM from Singapore Relationship Status: Drift compatible
I am now a shiny stone~
I play Nethack, Spelunky, Crawl, and the Doom Roguelike when I please :D Somehow it's possible to avoid Damn You, Muscle Memory [lol]
Youkai Serious
You're right, Crawl has less Easter Egg stuff and wacky cartoon logic than Nethack, and that sucks. I like stuff like the sinks and towels and Tourists.

I also like games that fight fair. Crawl may kill you over and over, but it feels less... capricious, somehow. Like all the losses are actually my fault instead of the game punishing curiosity.
They assed first. I am only retaliating in an ass way. -The Dead Man's Life
 56 Ace Of Scarabs, Sun, 4th Mar '12 11:13:55 AM from Singapore Relationship Status: Drift compatible
I am now a shiny stone~
For me, I find the randomness more of a challenging invitation to try and steal Rodney's amulet.
 57 Geoduck, Sun, 22nd Apr '12 2:22:30 PM from Pacific Northwest
bivalve
Anyone know if there's some forum or site that's the place to go these days for Nethack fans? There are times when I miss the Usenet era..
 58 Master Inferno, Sun, 22nd Apr '12 3:04:14 PM from Ideal City Relationship Status: Cast away
All Pop, No Culture
Okay, I've tried this game a few times and never gotten very far in it...how the heck does one go about "getting started" in it so to speak?
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 59 Ace Of Scarabs, Sun, 22nd Apr '12 5:22:58 PM from Singapore Relationship Status: Drift compatible
I am now a shiny stone~
There's the "official" Wikihack wiki for Nethack, they've got a list of community sites.
 60 Geoduck, Sun, 22nd Apr '12 8:27:27 PM from Pacific Northwest
bivalve
[up][up]Probably best to go on YouTube and watch one of the tutorials there.

[up]Thanks.
 61 Balmung, Fri, 27th Apr '12 2:10:02 AM from Omaha, Nebraska Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
TsunderAI
Been playing a bit of Nethack lately and it's a mighty unforgiving game, but it's fun. Where can I find a version that doesn't use the ASCII graphics, because I know there are ones with sprites a la Dorf Fort sprite packs (or so the wiki leads me to believe)

edited 27th Apr '12 2:10:28 AM by Balmung

 62 Ace Of Scarabs, Fri, 27th Apr '12 2:12:22 AM from Singapore Relationship Status: Drift compatible
I am now a shiny stone~
There are tile binaries for Nethack for Windows. I'm using a simple one.
 63 onyhow, Fri, 27th Apr '12 2:57:29 AM from Land of the Lilies Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
ShizuEris = adorable~
If you want a better one, find something called Vulture's Eye...
Am binging Sono Hanabira (and other yuri stuff).
 64 Balmung, Fri, 27th Apr '12 8:49:07 AM from Omaha, Nebraska Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
TsunderAI
So far, I've just been on alt.nethack and have gotten about 3 Samurai and a pair of Valkyrie characters killed.
 65 Rotpar, Fri, 27th Apr '12 7:40:26 PM from California Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Generic Evil Emperor
Playing the game on my phone now. Second caveman run at the moment. First murdered his dog accidentally reading a scroll and then wore cursed levitation boots. Funny how I didn't consider levitation to be a curse until I couldn't stop when I needed to.
DDC = Dyslexia Done Correctly - totlmstr
 66 Geoduck, Mon, 30th Apr '12 2:00:38 PM from Pacific Northwest
bivalve
Re: tiles. May as well engage in self-promotion, and link to my tile set, which are sort of an enhanced ASCII.
 67 Classifiedzerogoki, Thu, 16th Aug '12 1:28:40 PM from Angel Investigations Relationship Status: Boffing Buffy
Helping the Helpless
Thread ressurection.

I tend to play on the online server.

One YASD I remember was going to the oracle and dying of starvation.

I tend to play as Gnomish or Elven Wizards.

I avoid spoilers as much as possible.

I also tend to be a kleptomaniac in-game.

I killed a shopkeeper once.

edited 16th Aug '12 1:34:55 PM by Classifiedzerogoki

Got approximitely two dozen ascensions under my belt.

Nethack stands unique in that it still manages to be a challenging game, in spite of me having finished it so often. I don't think any game in the history of gaming has done that to me, at least without going Harder Than Hard difficulty level or doing some other challenge stuff.

The boring games are the ones where everything goes well through and through: a magic lamp or two in the Mine Town, which usually boost me up more than enough to get to the castle, find the Wand of Wishing, wish for Ascension Kit, and storm through the rest of the game. The fun games are when something happens to mess things up, such as the priest who found no levitation and was forced to swim through the elemental plane of water, reducing all the potions and scrolls in my Bag of Holding to nothingness and complicating the matters for the rest of the game a lot. Or the wizard that managed to get his dirty hands to the Amulet without eating anything or wishing anything through the entire game, and probably would've gotten away for it if it weren't for that damn meddling Demogorgon. Only time I ever met him, and I might've gotten away with that too except I panicked.

This game is amazing and I should pick it up again. It's been a while.
 
 69 Ace Of Scarabs, Thu, 27th Sep '12 3:47:41 PM from Singapore Relationship Status: Drift compatible
I am now a shiny stone~
The funny thing is that it's easier to get a good run in Nethack than it is in Crawl, even though Crawl roots for you with some anti-frustration features.
 70 Classifiedzerogoki, Thu, 27th Sep '12 7:36:49 PM from Angel Investigations Relationship Status: Boffing Buffy
Helping the Helpless
I still have to ascend. The farthest I've reached was the area where the Oracle and the Sokoban puzzle are.
 71 Anura, Fri, 28th Sep '12 1:33:52 AM from England Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Thou art I, and I am thou...
I've gotten to Gehennom twice. The first trip ended when I forgot to put my AoMB back on before gorging on dead giants (I was interrupted by some monsters, okay?!). Can't quite remember how the second one ended, though.
Optimism through stalwart scepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
 72 Ace Of Scarabs, Fri, 28th Sep '12 2:50:33 AM from Singapore Relationship Status: Drift compatible
I am now a shiny stone~
I've made it as far as the Astral Plane before once. Zot is nigh-impossible to reach without a good midgame/endgame plan.
 73 Geoduck, Fri, 28th Sep '12 10:49:19 AM from Pacific Northwest
bivalve
I'll promote UnNetHack, which is a variant that is still under active development, and makes some nice changes (automatically opening door and picking up thrown weapons for example). Adds a few new critters, and includes more variations for stuff like Sokoban, Fort Ludios, and the Castle. Also, the guy actually guarding the Amulet is now Cthulhu, who is just as nasty as you would expect.

edited 28th Sep '12 10:49:42 AM by Geoduck

Does it add the entire Lethe patch, or just Cthulhu? I've been wanting to try Lethe for a good while on my Nethack, but it always stubbornly refused to comply.

Edit: I gave it a better look, and it would seem to do all the things my own essential patches do, plus a couple other stuff. It doesn't add anything from Grunthack, though, which I would've liked, and a couple of the changes seem controversial as hell (wishing for magic lamps?! Are you mad?!).

edited 29th Sep '12 2:16:05 AM by Potman

 
 75 Muramasan 13, Sat, 29th Sep '12 2:24:46 AM Relationship Status: Not war

By show of hands, who else here has died on the first level by getting thrown off a pony?
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