Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup - The Soupening

YEAAAAAAAAAA
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Now that's a MACE. Grats on the find!

I finally got my Octopode win. I learned the hard way the curve for an Octopode Transmuter is hard. You need both a shield and statue form to get past the curve but in order to get there you need to dance a very fine line and ride spider form, ice form and blade hands through Lair and Orc and hope to find a book with statue form in the process. After countless tries I was never able to make it work so I took the easy way out and just went fighter. With a shield in hand from the start Octopode becomes much more viable.

I really enjoyed playing Gozag. Bribing Vaults, Depths and Zot made those branches much easier. Prancing through Zot 5 with two allied Orbs of Fire at your side is a jolly good time.

Good on ya, octopode is a race I haven’t been able to crack. I usually try Tm or EE but haven’t gotten the knack yet. Great job!

Gratz! I've never had much luck with the Octopodes.

Also, I died in vaults despite having that Great Mace. Sad day.

Math wrote:

Gratz! I've never had much luck with the Octopodes.

Also, I died in vaults despite having that Great Mace. Sad day.

Sad indeed.

Copingsaw wrote:

I finally got my Octopode win.

Hey, hey! Grats!

-BEP

Congrats, Copingsaw!

I had a great FoAK going earlier this week. Thought for sure it was going to result in a win. Started in Abyss with a spear, and ended up diving to A:3 looking for a way out. In the process, I picked up a few juicy items, before using my Lugonu ability to escape at the first sign of an enemy:

y - a +3 halberd of freezing (You found it on level 2 of the Abyss) i - the +2 cloak of Submission (worn) {+Blink MR++ Regen+ SInv} (You found it on level 3 of the Abyss)

Now, the +Blink and SInv on the cloak are irrelevant to a Formicid, but having MR++ and Regen+ on a +2 cloak to start the dungeon? So nice.

Corrupting at the rune-vault entrance in the S branches is such an overpowered way to get a free rune.
1) Corrupt.
2) Walk away.
3) Wait until everything dies.
4) Walk in and get the rune. No muss, no fuss.

I ran into trouble in V:2 and tried to Corrupt my way to an escape, but did so too late.

Another win with a Deep Dwarf of Makhleb today. I don't know why I haven't tried a DD before. Once you get one going, its almost unfair. I felt near invincible speed tabbing my way through whole armies. The best way to clear a level is to step on a noise trap to get yourself marked and then just hack everything up.

Damn, Copingsaw, you're crushing it!

Copingsaw wrote:

Another win with a Deep Dwarf of Makhleb today. I don't know why I haven't tried a DD before. Once you get one going, its almost unfair. I felt near invincible speed tabbing my way through whole armies. The best way to clear a level is to step on a noise trap to get yourself marked and then just hack everything up.

I know, right? DD of Mak is just stupidly good. Gratz on the win!

Nice win!

The tournament is still going until 8 PM Central on Sunday!

Finally. No farting around this time. In and out.

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Woohoo!

Good job tboon!

In which tboon complains about traps:

ARrrrrewqtwyuiacgvLYHFGH[80E=08243756`80467B ;VX/

THAT sh*t IS BROKEN PLEASE FIX

D1 SHAFT -> D4 PLEASE JUST MAKE IT SO I RANDOMLY DIE

D7 -> D10 NEXT TO LAIR MOBS - WOULD BE BETTER JUST TO KILL MY CHARACTER RIGHT AWAY

TRYING TO "FIX" TRAPS HAS MADE IT MUCH MUCH WORSE.IT IS NONSENSICAL POINTLESS AND DOES NOT MAKE THE GAME BETTER

Sorry, needed to get that off my chest. I feel better now.

tboon wrote:

Finally. No farting around this time. In and out.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNN!

-BEP

Grats Tboon.

So my new fascination with Deep Dwarf resulted in 3 straight wins as DD Fi of Mahkleb. The second one was because I didn't believe it could be that easy. The third was because I was going to go for 15 runes. Unfortunately, I ran out of time and settled for 5.

The key with DD is to play safe until you can get your Mahkleb piety to the point where you start to regenerate health. Don't be stingy about using your innate healing ability early on. You should have more than enough MP to carry you through the game. Once you level up and get a nice weapon the combination of Mahkleb healing and damage shaving really starts to shine and you rarely will need to heal.

Now I just need to work on speed runs. I play the game to damn slow.

Michael wrote:

The tournament is still going until 8 PM Central on Sunday!

Uh, nope. It ended at 8PM UTC / 3PM ET / 2PM CT.

Good going, everyone! 19 wins across both teams!

Too much stubborness this tournament for me to pick up a win, oh well.

merphle wrote:
Michael wrote:

The tournament is still going until 8 PM Central on Sunday!

Uh, nope. It ended at 8PM UTC / 3PM ET / 2PM CT.

Good going, everyone! 19 wins across both teams! :)

Top 50 finishes for both teams!

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Good show everyone!

merphle wrote:
Michael wrote:

The tournament is still going until 8 PM Central on Sunday!

Uh, nope. It ended at 8PM UTC / 3PM ET / 2PM CT.

Good going, everyone! 19 wins across both teams! :)

Damn my reading comprehension skills. Either way, a good turnout by everyone.

merphle wrote:

F*ck Tomb.

Oh my. 14/15 runes. A tricked out kit with more slaying that you can shake a stick at. That really sucks.

I've read that Tomb has broken many a Deep Dwarf.

Another tournament come and gone. Three wins, but all with combos I'd won before. Also, no 15-runer. Room for improvement!

You guys did great.

OUCH, merphle. That just has to hurt. I wish I had been watching to see what those other zones looked like.

-BEP

Congrats everyone! Great work!

I approve of the new thread name. +1

Great job everyone!

No wins for me this time, and all because of Hubris Maximus as usual!

Looks like Ultraviolent4 is hosting a GotM rotation. Details here: https://www.reddit.com/r/dcssgotm/co...

I'll probably give it a shot.

I was just on the Discord getting some help with macros. I wanted to macro 'ctrl-f .' in order to find everything on the floor of the current level, which I do before going downstairs in order to make sure I didn't miss anything. Apparently * is the modifier to put in for control, and the interesting thing is that the . gets entered in to the prompt. But the second period, which is usually confirm/enter, also gets put into the field. So here's the full macro:

*f.\{13}

{13} being the key character for enter.