Yet Another Stupid Death? I Call Nethax

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Yet Another Stupid Death? I Call Nethax

Postby CRBWildcat » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:36 pm

I've got a bit of a story to tell that those who've played Nethack before might get a kick out of.

I've been playing the game since before it was ever called Nethack, since the late 80's (the version I tend to favor is 3.2.2). I've never beaten it before on my own merits outside of explore mode, as something or other keeps foiling me in-game and out. Technically I managed it once, but that was through continuous backing up and re-copying of my save file, so I don't really count that.

This past week, I was on a bit of a roll. I'd begun to think: "Hey, I may actually beat the game this time!" I'd managed to scour all but the bottom-most level and reach the Wizard of Yendor's tower in order to obtain the last of the items I'd need to access the Amulet. I freeze part of the moat, dig my way through the tower, and immediately get confronted by the Wizard. He summons monsters to fight me, so I go to waste them. Should be simple, right?

Well, not really. One of his monsters was a fire-breather, and it melted the ice I was standing on and made me drown. Could've been dealt with, except for one thing: I forgot to equip an amulet of magical breathing I had in my inventory.

Face.

Palm. :|
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Re: Yet Another Stupid Death? I Call Nethax

Postby Spica75 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:39 pm

*lol*

And OUCH!

That's the kind of thing that sucks sooooo bad. So annoying.
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Re: Yet Another Stupid Death? I Call Nethax

Postby CRBWildcat » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:52 am

Yeah. And it occurred to me just before making this post that I didn't even need to freeze the moat; I had levitation boots in my inventory. Oh, well...

Still, looking back I'm rather happy with that attempt all around. It's all part of what makes the game so fun. :D
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Re: Yet Another Stupid Death? I Call Nethax

Postby Té Rowan » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:58 pm

Maaan… I haven’t played these Rogue games in a very long time. I think it was back in my MS-DOS days, and that the last one I played was either Larn or Moria.
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Re: Yet Another Stupid Death? I Call Nethax

Postby CRBWildcat » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:48 pm

DOS always brings back happy memories for me. Can't say I've played either of those games, though.

I did a little bit better on this most recent playthrough, though my cause of death this time was no less stupid. I was on the bottom-most level, clearing my way to the room with the Amulet. To hasten my progress, I picked up a cockatrice corpse and started turning monsters to stone with it. Things were looking good.

Then my character fell into a pit just a few steps away from the room, and the corpse hit her on the way down and turned her to stone instead. :x
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Re: Yet Another Stupid Death? I Call Nethax

Postby Spica75 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:40 pm

:lol:

Please excuse me, but i simply can't help laughing at that... It's just too perfect.
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Re: Yet Another Stupid Death? I Call Nethax

Postby CRBWildcat » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:25 am

Yeah, yeah, I'm a pile o' chuckles right here. Laugh it up, why don't you...

...

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Re: Yet Another Stupid Death? I Call Nethax

Postby Té Rowan » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:09 pm

CRBWildcat wrote:DOS always brings back happy memories for me. Can't say I've played either of those games, though.

I recall I finished PC Larn (probably v12.3). The goal there was to find a potion to cure a disease. I did dabble in both PC-Hack and Moria, but do not recall ever finishing either.

Of course, my favourite game back then was Turbo Pascal.
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Re: Yet Another Stupid Death? I Call Nethax

Postby Spica75 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:29 am

Of course, my favourite game back then was Turbo Pascal.


:D

That's a lot of games... If you can code them.
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