Boss monster powers (sometimes) not working
issueid=1995 03-04-2013 03:46 AM
Number of reported issues by kNightCrawler: 8
Boss monster powers (sometimes) not working
As above

As well as those reported in issues 1818 and 1839, I've also noticed some possible problems with some boss monsters' powers.

()Huckree and Tikbuz usually drop a pile of treasure; though sometimes, they drop nothing at all. I have seen this occur at least three times; for some reason, each of those times were in the Small Cave.

()When encountering Rakki the ratling thief, he frequently invoked incantations though these never had any apparent results on himself or the PC. I'm guessing by his description these are intended to be teleporting spells?
Issue Details
Issue Number 1995
Project ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery)
Category Windows 7
Status Fixed
Priority 9
Affected Version ADOM 1.2.0 pre 9
Fixed Version ADOM r48
Milestone (none)
Users able to reproduce bug 0
Users unable to reproduce bug 0
Assigned Users (none)
Tags (none)

06-27-2013 06:06 PM
Ancient Member
If I were to guess, I'd suspect that boss monsters who were given spells but are normally spellcasters have their spellcraft set to 0, so their spells always fail.

05-26-2014 08:37 PM
Hmm, Rakki's power seems to work fine in pr23 [the spell teleports the PC], maybe there wasn't an issue with that after all or it was fixed later?

The issue seems to still stand with bosses supposed to drop treasure [in the SMC] though, including Skratch and his pile of gold too.

07-06-2014 04:12 PM
The Creator
The drop problem has been fixed. The explanation is that about 50% of all monsters generated in the SMC are flagged to not drop anything. This conflicted with the special drops defined for some monsters. Boss monsters now are exempted from the 'no drop' rule.

Regarding Rakki: He probably was magically too weak to be able to affect most PCs (except for those with a Mana score of less than 6 or those heavily doomed, unlucky, ...). I have adjusted this, too.

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