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    Default Do you dislike challenge games?

    Just wondering... I would have expected more activity similar to the YASD / YAVP threads. No interest in challenge games? Aren't they challenging? Aren't they interesting? Personally I like them quite a bit but maybe my tastes vary from the rest of the world ;-)
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    I think there is a lull in traffic currently. I'm just going to have to challenge those other <censored> <censored> <censored> to beat my current awesome score of

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    1727 from last week's challenge. Ugh.

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    This week, wow, the stairway damage one? I keep getting unlucky and finding the stairs, even in the dark!

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    I think there will be more activity when we can actually see the global scoreboard with what other people has done.

    The idea itself of the challenge games is great IMO!

    PS: also note that the challenge games are only available for crowdfunders at the moment, while reporting YAVP or YASD is open to anyone.
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    I do play the COTW, I think it is very nice in concept, but I never got anything really exciting (never found anything special, like an artifact, a mini-boss, a vault, a shop, a hive, or a cavern level; quite early boring deaths that I do not see how could be avoided). Maybe it could be improved somehow?...

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    ID challenges have never been particularly interesting to me but the general idea of challenge of the week is interesting.
    I will certainly follow what it has to offer, hopefully something more in the open instead of being confined to a single dungeon.
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    I've started a game just to see what it is about, made it to about level 5 and died because of 0 PV. Elven monks (who can't get true-berserk bonus) don't offer much in what you can do.

    There was a shop on level 3 or so where the only thing I could afford was a pile of rocks.

    Personally I would very much like challenges where you start with some specific equipment and have to leave the place as fast as possible. ID-diving with just nothing except random drops and supposedly increased vault generation is just meh.
    I like my women like my ADOM loot - hunted as treasure and in extra quantity.

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    This version of the ID with dungeon features is nice. But I think the challenges would be more interesting if all players of the week got the same dungeon, as in Spelunky. I know ADOM's RNG doesn't work that way, but maybe something could be done specifically for this mode - using a separate RNG for level generation as opposed to combat rolls, etc.?

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    This week's (the Dwarf Ranger) was the first I had time to do. I thought the mechanic that pulls you to the stairs was a nice way of doing the Ironman thing, but otherwise didn't really get far enough to see anything really surprising. I like challenge games in general, and we've had some good ID challenges on the forums before, so I'll probably keep following this as much as I can. I think having the leaderboard will help. A lot of people don't bother posting YASDs unless they're particularly spectacular.

    If I can put you on the spot, TB, maybe you can post a few of your YASDs and we can play "try to beat the Dev team"?
    Hoping to win with every class, doomed. Archer, Barbarian, Bard, Beastfighter, Druid, Elementalist, Farmer, Fighter, Monk, and ULE Priest down.

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    What happened to the ranger who is killed by stairs? Now I'm a hurthling chaos knight with 72 hours left to play.

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    The Stair thing can be BRUTAL.

    I was just playing the current Drakeling Mindcrafter. Saw the stairs, and decided to see if I could wander around a little before going down.

    I went from full health (21) to dead (-3) in one step! That is insane.

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