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Irashtar has had more than 300 incarnations. She has been stoned by
jumping into a trapdoor, drowned by Eels at medusa (after killing
medusa, with an entire library at the castle) been blown apart when,
after using Cocold to kill everyone inside, steps under the portcullis,
and a lich zaps a /ostriking at her. She has starved to death in Hell,
not knowing the #invoke of the eye would have saved her. She has
studied the scrolls of knowledge, and even found 2 /ow (one she found
herself naked in minetown, blindly attacking a watchman, the other,
soon after wresting the last wish, met her doom to hunger and a mmf)
and yet she has never acended, or even seen Vlad's tower. I have played
for 5 years on and off, and my elven wizard is quite irritated. *sigh*
I guess I'll go play nethack.
 
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On 2005-02-19, Irashtar@gmail.com <Irashtar@gmail.com> wrote:
> Irashtar has had more than 300 incarnations. She has been stoned by
> jumping into a trapdoor,

Ok I can see this one..

> drowned by Eels at medusa (after killing medusa, with an entire library
>a t the castle)

Elbereth?

> been blown apart when, after using Cocold to kill everyone inside,

by what?
> steps under the portcullis, and a lich zaps a /ostriking at her.

not a very good idea...

> She has starved to death in Hell, not knowing the #invoke of the eye would
> have saved her.

How on earth do you starve to death in hell? I mean there are things
like dragons and minotaurs and jabberwocks to eat, which should fill you
up quite well- plus you should have all the food you could want to carry
from the castle, and a good chance of having found an =oSD..

> She has studied the scrolls of knowledge, and even found 2 /ow (one she
> found herself naked in minetown, blindly attacking a watchman, the other,

howd you manage that?

> soon after wresting the last wish, met her doom to hunger and a mmf)

you know you can pray for food- right? granted that wishing add 100-150
to your prayer timeout, in BIG trouble you can pray with a 200 prayer timeout
safely- plus you should have like 100 turns at least between being
unhungry and fainting...

--
Andrew D. Hilton
UPenn Phd Student
 
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Andrew D. Hilton wrote:
> you know you can pray for food- right? granted that wishing add
100-150
> to your prayer timeout, in BIG trouble you can pray with a 200 prayer
timeout
> safely- plus you should have like 100 turns at least between being
> unhungry and fainting...

>From makewish() in zap.c:
u.ublesscnt += rn1(100,50); /* the gods take notice */

So wishing adds 50-149 to your prayer timeout. That said, I've had
clvl 1 characters pray too soon when in major trouble and with over
1000 turns since their last prayer. I found that the prayer timeout is
set to rnz(350) after a successful prayer, and this can yield values
between 35 and 3498 for a character clvl 15 or less.
 
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"Andrew D. Hilton" <adhilton@seas.upenn.edu> writes:
> On 2005-02-19, Irashtar@gmail.com <Irashtar@gmail.com> wrote:
> > She has starved to death in Hell, not knowing the #invoke of the eye would
> > have saved her.
>
> How on earth do you starve to death in hell?

Umm. <raises hand>

(I got distracted, ok?)

--
: Dylan O'Donnell http://www.spod-central.org/~psmith/ :
: >LOOK UP CURRY IN GUIDEBOOK :
: 'CURRY: to consume silently and with regret.' :
: -- Dan Schmidt, "For a Change" :
 

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