Rings of searching do not work
issueid=6068 03-01-2018 12:17 PM
Junior Member
Number of reported issues by Harkila: 130
Rings of searching do not work

Wearing a blessed ring of searching doesn't seem to do anything. I'm a dwarf with Detect Traps at 31, and am basically able to find every single trap in one try by 's'earching. However, in my understanding the ring should do that for me every turn. It doesn't. No traps are found if you don't search for them actively.
Issue Details
Issue Number 6068
Project ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery)
Category Windows 7
Status Fixed
Priority 5 - Medium
Affected Version ADOM 3.1.0
Fixed Version ADOM 3.1.1
Milestone (none)
Users able to reproduce bug 0
Users unable to reproduce bug 0
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03-01-2018 02:35 PM
The Creator
AFAICR rings of searching never activated automatic search. But they provided a search bonus for the checks (which also had stopped working). Fixed.

03-01-2018 02:57 PM
Junior Member
I'm fairly sure that back in 1.0.0 you were able to find traps simply by moving next to them while wearing those rings, if you were lucky...

03-01-2018 06:30 PM
Member
The Improved ADOM Guidebook describes Rings of Searching as "automatic searching every turn ."

03-02-2018 03:38 AM
Senior Member
I agree I remember rings of searching searched automatically.

03-02-2018 08:01 AM
Ancient Member
I went back and tested in 1.1.1. The ring definitely did not search automatically then. Character had 100 detect traps and was able to find adjacent traps with 1-2 searches; never automatically found a trap with ring of searching equipped (tested in pyramid trap corridors). Occasionally he would discover a secret door automatically, but that also happened without the ring.

03-02-2018 06:14 PM
Member
Quote Originally Posted by Grond
I went back and tested in 1.1.1. The ring definitely did not search automatically then. Character had 100 detect traps and was able to find adjacent traps with 1-2 searches; never automatically found a trap with ring of searching equipped (tested in pyramid trap corridors). Occasionally he would discover a secret door automatically, but that also happened without the ring.
Well searching now is too powerful, making additional help superfluous anyway. Hidden doors and passages are found in 1 search almost always. Search should be less powerful, Search and Detect Traps should have separate effects, and Rings of Searching should add a small bump.

08-27-2018 07:44 PM
Member
Was reminded of this thread when receiving a Ring of Searching as initial equipment :) So, just wondering whether it will continue to have no effect? I like the idea of autosearch with some arbitrary level of effectiveness. Right now it may as well be a brass ring...

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