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Jan 31, 2008, 1:30 pm
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Wow, you can?!
Jan 31, 2008, 1:37 pm
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Whoa... I didn't know that. Pretty cool, but useless IMO.
Jan 31, 2008, 1:50 pm
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Well seeing as how I don't normally polymorph monsters, and I don't really ever polymorph items at all, it actually gives me a use for those wands.

To get a Loricatus shrine under any circumstances!
Jan 31, 2008, 2:03 pm
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Wow, After a second thought... That IS a great find! Apple, you seem to know many things we don't. =)
Jan 31, 2008, 5:02 pm
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Wait...polymorph...altars?!

Whoa. I'm actually going to have to stop polymorphing myself into a rat for a few minutes.
Feb 1, 2008, 1:04 am
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Thanks!
Feb 1, 2008, 2:57 am
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Oh. My. God.

Apple, you have just managed to find something in IVAN that the community never did find, even though the last release was more than three years ago.

I lift a bottle of ommel urine to you, Apple. Congratulations.
Feb 1, 2008, 6:19 am
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I'll admit that is a pretty big discovery. I've always wanted to try it, but I had that barrier that got in my way each time, so I figured not to try.
Feb 8, 2008, 12:56 am
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Empty cans go to the food category, even though you can't eat them.
Feb 8, 2008, 2:26 am
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A lot of things do. All lumps are classified as "food", regardless of their material. (Hey look! A lump of poo. I'll put that in my pack. It goes right next to the banana, on top of my loaf of bread!)
Feb 8, 2008, 4:48 am
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Hate me for the doublepost, BUT, alcohol (vodka and valdemar) can explode.
Feb 8, 2008, 10:53 am
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Good way to powerlevel your ArmStr: Get a halberd or 2h sword/scimmy, then find a Giant Mushroom infested room. Kill all the mushroom exept for one. Let that mushroom spawn more mushrooms and kill them. Again leave just one mushroom.
If you find yourself getting hungry, just eat some of the mushrooms.

I trained my ArmStr to 20 by this, in UT 1. Too bad that after that I came to a room with 3 ghosts. Got 2, but the last one killed me.

A good way to raise your Dexterity is arming yourself with 2 nymph/ommel/phoenix feather etc. gauntlets. Then just whack down everyone in your way. Good place to train is UT 3. Don't kill Jenny, just zap him away if you have teleportation, or then just wait in his level and kill everything that spawns.
By enchanting the gloves they get more powerful weapons, and they actually make really effective weapons. The trick in them is that they so light, that they strike many times before your opponent can do anything. Myself I meelee'd Enner Beast with +4 Ommel Hair Gauntlets. When I climbed down the stairs, Enner was waiting for me at the bottom. I whacked first him in the head, and he fell unconsious. After that my powerful gauntlets ripped his arm and leg. At the next blow his remaining limbs were cutted down. Then Blam! He died.
Also in the same game I one-shotted some Veteran Dark Knights by beheading them.

Whoops, a long post for "little details" topic, but nevermind.
Feb 8, 2008, 12:13 pm
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Jenny is a "her."
Feb 8, 2008, 3:44 pm
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I was about to say that too. Get your facts right, man!

Interesting story though. "The might glove fighter is back!" Gotta try it someday.
Feb 9, 2008, 2:04 am
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Hehe, my english isn't good, please don't kill me!
Feb 9, 2008, 2:39 am
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I prefer whips for dex-gain. Also stat-scumming isn't really a "detail."

Also bones files are never saved on UT1.
Feb 13, 2008, 9:14 am
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If you have a Wand of Resurrection on your inventory, and you die for stepping on a mine, if the wand breaks from the explosion it will resurrect you.
Feb 13, 2008, 11:57 am
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Early game : If You have to go to the priestess to reattach a limb, you're probably hurt badly already. Eat some bananas and go running on the world map, since it doesn't exhaust, instead of abusing AGI by 'h'ealing.

Being bloated and overfed possibly abuses AGI. Or at least slows training.

DEX & Whips? Scrollbash some shrooms, boys!!
Feb 14, 2008, 9:23 am
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Another thing with wands, using a wand of necromancy makes you more chaotic. This works even faster than by eating human flesh.
Feb 14, 2008, 12:07 pm
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1. Also, zapping wands trains PER. As does dodging attacks/getting missed.

2. Stethoscopes are excellent for blocking attacks.

3. Also, remember to place teleport wands in the GC shop. Then pray to Silva and voila! The stuff of Your dreams probably got teleported. I got an octiron chainmail with that . My best idea yet. And yes, raising cash IS easy (for example with crystals. But it can be dangerous and boooring!

4. Can someone repost that cool way to get one extra use of a wand of cloning/mirroring? I recall it was like zapping oneself or applying while carrying a scroll or something? My explanation is pretty poor but can't think of any better . It was on JConserv, so it's probably lost...
Feb 14, 2008, 9:07 pm
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wand of mirroring only: stand on a pile of four items to be mirrored, hold one item to be mirrored in each hand and you get a total of 6 mirrored items per zap. If you have multiple mirror wands you can do the above when the wand is empty and then apply (break) the wand for one final zap. so with a 3 zap WoM you can turn six scrolls into 30 scrolls (6 original +24 mirrored)
Feb 15, 2008, 12:11 am
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Atomic wrote
Oh. My. God.

Apple, you have just managed to find something in IVAN that the community never did find, even though the last release was more than three years ago.

I lift a bottle of ommel urine to you, Apple. Congratulations.

I second that motion. I just tested it. F'ing brilliant discovery
Feb 15, 2008, 7:22 am
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I usually use up my wands of polymorph on stones I dig out of walls. Usually get plenty of carrots: last time I did this I had a perception of 32 by the time I got to GC5.

Kinda neat that you can polymorph altars though.
Feb 18, 2008, 11:36 am
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I think it was something like taking the two items you want to clone in your hands, then applying the empty wand.
Feb 18, 2008, 12:45 pm
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Works only with mirroring, not cloning.
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