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(The following applies to NetHack 3.4.3 Mac OS X Qt, run from the terminal.)

As I offered the amulet on the Astral Plane, I was surrounded by four
tame creatures:
an Archon, a red dragon, a giant beetle, and a solider ant. The end-game dialog
describing what I ascended with showed that the Archon, dragon, and
beetle joined
me in my reward. But the terminal window showed the message "The solider ant is
still eating." I have never encountered this before: a pet that didn't
ascend because
it was eating. I know the same thing can happen when trying to climb
stairs with a
pet; but it never occurred to me the same behavior would exist at ascension.

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>But the terminal window showed the message "The solider ant is
>still eating."
^^^^^^^

So, even though the *solider* ant was still eating, I take it you had a
less solid ant that ascended with you?

Wait, I think I can figure out what you mean. Since the ant was
"solider", it must have been bigger and better armored than a normal
ant. Hence it was...a soldier ant! Thought so. ;-)

Artemis the Ranger

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Wait! It appears to be a spelling bee! -More-
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Bobby Schmidt wrote:
> (The following applies to NetHack 3.4.3 Mac OS X Qt, run from the
> terminal.)
>
> As I offered the amulet on the Astral Plane, I was surrounded by four tame
> creatures: an Archon, a red dragon, a giant beetle, and a solider ant. The
> end-game dialog describing what I ascended with showed that the Archon,
> dragon, and beetle joined me in my reward. But the terminal window showed
> the message "The solider ant is still eating." I have never encountered
> this before: a pet that didn't ascend because it was eating. I know the
> same thing can happen when trying to climb stairs with a pet; but it never
> occurred to me the same behavior would exist at ascension.

Creatures, human or others, must be mentally prepared to ascend. If they are
busy with the typical tasks of mortals they may miss the critical moment.

Janis
 
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wcristalle@hotmail.com:

>> But the terminal window showed the message "The solider ant is
>> still eating."
>
> So, even though the *solider* ant was still eating, I take it you had a
> less solid ant that ascended with you?

For Q*bert fans: @!#?@! And I made the mistake twice in one paragraph.
(As I am quite attendant to spelling, these sorts of mistakes are rare.)

Yes, the gaseous ant had already ascended, while the liquid ant
evaporated over a fire trap.

> The killer bee hits! -More-
> Wait! It appears to be a spelling bee! -More-
> You feel an overwhelming urge to correct others' spelling mistakes.

This is amazingly funny!

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wcristalle@hotmail.com wrote:

> >But the terminal window showed the message "The solider ant is
> >still eating."
> ^^^^^^^
>
> So, even though the *solider* ant was still eating, I take it you had a
> less solid ant that ascended with you?

Nah. It was a normal ant originally. Then it started stuffing itself,
which filled up the holes in its stomach, and made it solider.

Richard
 
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Bobby Schmidt <BobbySchmidt@mac.com.invalid> wrote in message news:<2005031214214275249%BobbySchmidt@maccominvalid>...
> wcristalle@hotmail.com:
>

> Yes, the gaseous ant had already ascended, while the liquid ant
> evaporated over a fire trap.

You must not have been paying attention. When the liquid ant
evaporated, it *became* that gaseous ant.
 

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In article <2005031203040716807%BobbySchmidt@maccominvalid>,
Bobby Schmidt <BobbySchmidt@mac.com.invalid> wrote:

Pookie! Fifi! Time to go on to Mount Olympus to spend the
rest of eternity as a Demigod!

"You go on ahead, I want to finish this rothe."
 
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Janis Papanagnou <Janis_Papanagnou@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Creatures, human or others, must be mentally prepared to ascend. If they are
> busy with the typical tasks of mortals they may miss the critical moment.

So, eating waffles while waiting to ascend would be a bad idea?
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In article <1gtmgks.1kxfd8g17pmj28N%panoptes@iquest.net>,
Daniel W. Johnson <panoptes@iquest.net> wrote:
>Janis Papanagnou <Janis_Papanagnou@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Creatures, human or others, must be mentally prepared to ascend. If they are
>> busy with the typical tasks of mortals they may miss the critical moment.
>
>So, eating waffles while waiting to ascend would be a bad idea?

Angel food cake, however . . .

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