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Sep 25, 2009, 6:42 am
#1
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I've heard somewhere that a tin helmet stops your enemies from ESP'ing you, does that really work?
Sep 25, 2009, 8:29 pm
#2
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Tinfoil maybe IRL. No idea in IVAN. I've yet to encounter aliens there.
Sep 26, 2009, 12:24 am
#3
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Well, I just tested it. I ran around with nothing but an amulet of ESP and a tin helm in my inventory. When I found an enemy that could equip helms and was smart enough to be detected by ESP, I dropped the helm next to it and let it equip the tin helm. I could still see it.

So the answer is no.
Sep 26, 2009, 5:38 am
#4
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Another way to try it: amulet of ESP, ring of invisibility, tin helmet.

Wear the ring of invisibility and the helmet, you shouldn't be able to see yourself. Then don the amulet.

Tried it with both normal helmet and a full helmet, neither worked.
Sep 26, 2009, 6:36 am
#5
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C'mon guys, I think this is just a joke. Haven't you heard that tinfoil supposedly stops aliens (or in some cases, the government) from reading your mind? Some Hippies and U.F.O. Enthusiasts used to use the stuff all the time. Of course, it needs to be worn on (or above in vehicles) your head to block the "mind probes". Hence the tin helmet.
Sep 26, 2009, 7:33 am
#6
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We know it's a joke concept 4zb4, that's why it was possible that it was a feature in-game. It's not though.
Sep 26, 2009, 7:38 am
#7
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I think tin helmets should cause the wielder to be immune to ESP... We also need an armor/cloack that protects from infrared. undetectable chars here we go!
Sep 26, 2009, 9:56 am
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PETRUS IS CONTROLLING OUR CHILDREN!
Sep 26, 2009, 12:09 pm
#9
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Thanks guys, I thought that I had a way to get through mage level, but it seems I'll have to work on that some more.
Sep 27, 2009, 8:00 am
#10
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I remember holybanana (or someone) once suggesting to morph into an invisible golem so that you are not detected via ESP. (Low intelligence protects from ESP.)

I think I once RFEd that a tin helmet should protect from ESP. Not sure.
Sep 27, 2009, 7:36 pm
#11
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Back when Holybanana did the coding contest, and split the "prize" instead just giving it to Freelance, making tin helmets block ESP was one of the features I requested.
Sep 27, 2009, 11:12 pm
#12
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Holybanana never got around to coding the prize, did he.
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