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    I always do it, because buying skills is...

    I always do it, because buying skills is priceless.
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    Hi IGB, thanks for your efforts. And thanks to...

    Hi IGB, thanks for your efforts. And thanks to Mr. Williams too. Finding y'alls guidebooks is what inspired me to pick up ADOM again after many years.

    I think that would be great. Those...
  3. I would love to see some evidence, or equations,...

    I would love to see some evidence, or equations, describing the value of a sacrifice. Anyone have that knowledge?

    On the other hand, seems a bit off to run tests during this period of constant...
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    It would be helpful to include a total word count...

    It would be helpful to include a total word count for each of the books parsed, and the naughty / neutral ratio.
  5. Thread: My views

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    The only way I can figure it could reasonably be...

    The only way I can figure it could reasonably be accomplished, is if only the storyline is transferred, and none of the mechanics. As you say, there are just too many things to figure in otherwise...
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    Characters never sleep

    I'm thinking of creating a bug report with this title. Thoughts?

    My experience with roguelikes is limited to 4 or 5 games. Only one had the ability to sleep, and even that one didn't actually...
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    I would vote in favor of an RFE that altered the...

    I would vote in favor of an RFE that altered the way kicking items on the ground works.

    Items on the ground should be treated a bit more realistically, in terms of weight and inertia, than items...
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    Raise your hand if you think that using out of...

    Raise your hand if you think that using out of game methods (save scumming, memory editors, etc) to generate statistically valid results about ADOM is morally equivalent to code diving?

    I start to...
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    Sorrow's rapid copying of the old wiki makes me...

    Sorrow's rapid copying of the old wiki makes me think that "duplicating an entire wiki" is not the technical hurdle I thought it would be. Also, redirecting everyone "to a new, different wiki site"...
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    Both of those issues are solved exactly by the...

    Both of those issues are solved exactly by the one great strength of being a wiki: many contributors working on it simultaneously.


    Also, that type of data is increasingly inaccurate, since the...
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    I like it.
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    Dooming doesn't seem to have its own page on the...

    Dooming doesn't seem to have its own page on the wiki: it redirects to the intrinsic page, where there is only a teensy blurb about Doomed. It might be nice if some knowledgeable folk were to create...
  13. Thread: Pre ToEF wish

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    Math for blessed fireproof blankets

    TLDR: With lucky, fate smiles, and the ankh, there's still a 50% chance that after 2500 turns in the ToEF, you have lost one or more blessed fireproof blankets.

    If we believe the equations...
  14. Thread: Pre ToEF wish

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    That was fixed in 1.2.0p1 ...

    That was fixed in 1.2.0p1

    http://www.adom.de/forums/project.php?issueid=119

    Also, wrt luck affecting fireproof blankets, the guidebook says "The actual Luck roll is 1dGoodLuck-1 + BadLuck" and...
  15. MoMA = Museum of Modern Art

    Excellent link, thanks for posting. I'm always impressed and uplifted when I get reminded that there is more to life than just unskilled manual labor, and video games. :)

    If anyone wasn't already...
  16. The guidebook includes a table for probabilities...

    The guidebook includes a table for probabilities of stat increases when that increase is elsewhere labeled as "parenthesized." So for example, if you eat the corpse of an ancient blue wyrm which...
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    Sacrifice item, or sell item and sacrifice gold

    I would love to see some conclusive research on this topic. I couldn't find any on these forums (my search-fu is weak and ineffectual). Can anyone point me to it? If there isn't any, perhaps I can...
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    Excellent point, the danger level factor makes...

    Excellent point, the danger level factor makes this issue much more complicated than I'd originally thought.


    Yes!


    The only people with access to those new corruptions are veterans. ...
  19. Thread: Guaranteed wish

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    Guaranteed wish

    What if there were a guaranteed wish in the game?

    Who would be the target audience? Why do they need a wish? How shall the wish be held out of reach of undesirables?

    Where would it be? ...
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    IMHO, the best use of gold is to learn skills...

    IMHO, the best use of gold is to learn skills from Yergius (the head of the thieves guild in Lawenilothehl).
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    The random number generator is not lawful evil as...

    The random number generator is not lawful evil as y'all seem to think. It is chaotic neutral. The only reason so much anti-player sentiment comes up in this thread, is because the forum poster...
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    It would be easier to display the difference as a...

    It would be easier to display the difference as a ratio increase, perhaps as a percentage. So, [a/(a+b)]*100%.

    For example, a few years ago where I live, the state government sales tax changed...
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    Relative item rarity

    Adding new items to the game can have the undesirable side effect of making all items relatively more rare.

    This can be prevented by categorizing item drops. For example, any time an item is...
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    Beggars in Lawenilothehl - where'd they go?

    Anyone else notice that beggar generation in Lawenilothehl completely stopped? I'm trying to figure out if it's something I did, or if monster population dropped and I've been very unlucky with...
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    If I were the rng, I would...

    ...make sure that Healers summon only familiars which are capable of getting healed. No undead, constructs, elementals, ....

    (Not that I don't love my greater earth elemental, but it was such a...
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