CLIVAN released

Jan 29, 2014, 6:59 pm
#26
Joined: Feb 17, 2010
Posts: 35
Could use some directions on what areas are supposed to be off-limits.
First level of Deep Forest makes it appear like a low level dungeon, while in the next one you get onehit by a giant eagle.

Could you offer some advice on progression?
Jan 29, 2014, 7:25 pm
#27
Joined: Dec 11, 2008
Posts: 1,770
Work a little through Gloomy Cave before you go there and stock up some wands and other equipment (namely you should be able to find or enchant better armor and weapons). If you can't beat the eagle in an honest fight then just blast the thing with wands of striking/fireballs/lightning until it is dead.
IVAN's never been about every victory being an honest one
Jan 30, 2014, 12:22 pm
#28
Joined: Sep 8, 2010
Occupation: Petty Functionary
Location: Drinking pea soup in the world map
Interests: Mangoes
Posts: 1,163
The forest is off-limits.

Welcome back by the way Mindmaker
Jan 30, 2014, 4:15 pm
#29
Joined: Feb 17, 2010
Posts: 35
4zb4 wrote
Work a little through Gloomy Cave before you go there and stock up some wands and other equipment (namely you should be able to find or enchant better armor and weapons). If you can't beat the eagle in an honest fight then just blast the thing with wands of striking/fireballs/lightning until it is dead.
IVAN's never been about every victory being an honest one
I see, Guess I'll give it another go once I have some semi enchanted/hardened gear.
Harder than the Enner Beast? (only milestone I ever acquired)

Also any other locations I should stay out of?

Warheck wrote
The forest is off-limits.

Welcome back by the way Mindmaker
Well I was hardly active here (not to the amount that anybody would remember), but thanks.
Jan 30, 2014, 6:01 pm
#30
capristo's avatar
The Imperialist


Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
Interests: bananas
Posts: 2,193
26 posts puts you at our 56th most active poster of all time
Jan 31, 2014, 9:03 am
#31
Joined: Dec 3, 2007
Occupation: Chaos Weaver
Location: Standing between all life and death
Posts: 2,840
That's... Wow.
Jan 31, 2014, 10:13 am
#32
Joined: Dec 17, 2007
Occupation: Taking Names, Formerly Kicking Ass
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 920
Mindmaker wrote
Well I was hardly active here (not to the amount that anybody would remember), but thanks.

Play and post questions - Thinking about other people in game situations makes the game all the more interesting.
Feb 3, 2014, 7:34 am
#33
Joined: Feb 17, 2010
Posts: 35
capristo wrote
26 posts puts you at our 56th most active poster of all time
Well shit, if you think about it this way...

Batman? wrote
Play and post questions - Thinking about other people in game situations makes the game all the more interesting.
Will do, thanks.
I post my playthroughs elsewhere, but being able to ask some questions is always nice.
Feb 3, 2014, 12:53 pm
#34
Joined: Sep 8, 2010
Occupation: Petty Functionary
Location: Drinking pea soup in the world map
Interests: Mangoes
Posts: 1,163
And if you happen to come accross any bugs or think of any improvements in CLIVAN, then don't hesitate to post those either. It will help me understand the nature of possible as-yet-unknown bugs I introduced there.
Feb 3, 2014, 1:45 pm
#35
Joined: Feb 17, 2010
Posts: 35
Warheck wrote
And if you happen to come accross any bugs or think of any improvements in CLIVAN, then don't hesitate to post those either. It will help me understand the nature of possible as-yet-unknown bugs I introduced there.
Will do.
I can also let you know what other players encounter during their plays (there's a couple of new players playing it).

Well, there's always the Attnam bookshop exploit, but I don't know if I'd want to see it fixed.

Feb 3, 2014, 3:49 pm
#36
Joined: Dec 4, 2007
Posts: 180
I do know that the assassins rust the hell out of your equipment.
Feb 3, 2014, 7:30 pm
#37
Joined: Feb 17, 2010
Posts: 35
Is Solicitus function to provite a clear slate to the player so he can start over with god relations, or am I misunderstanding something?
Feb 4, 2014, 11:54 am
#38
Joined: Sep 8, 2010
Occupation: Petty Functionary
Location: Drinking pea soup in the world map
Interests: Mangoes
Posts: 1,163
Yep. He's there as a kind of joke. I don't know in how far this function can be abused. I can't remember whether it affects prayer cooldown or not.

EDIT: It's even more powerful than I remember. It makes you forget the gods, but the gods don't forget you... O.o ...maybe I should have included that as a clue. (sorry for the rhyming)
Feb 4, 2014, 7:24 pm
#39
Joined: Dec 11, 2008
Posts: 1,770
Warheck wrote
It makes you forget the gods, but the gods don't forget you...

This seems about right. He's the god of Atheism after all.
Feb 5, 2014, 5:46 am
#40
Joined: Feb 17, 2010
Posts: 35
Warheck wrote
Yep. He's there as a kind of joke. I don't know in how far this function can be abused. I can't remember whether it affects prayer cooldown or not.

EDIT: It's even more powerful than I remember. It makes you forget the gods, but the gods don't forget you... O.o ...maybe I should have included that as a clue. (sorry for the rhyming)

How is that more powerful?
I assumed he was for when you decided you want to worship a radically different set of gods. If they still carry a grudge against you, this won't work obviously.
Feb 5, 2014, 9:32 am
#41
[Eire]MadHatter's avatar
mutant ass


Joined: Feb 5, 2014
Occupation: Sysnet Tech Support
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Interests: Computers
Posts: 59
Well now......

I am very impressed...... to find a website that enjoys The Ivan game.

Truely.

I've been playing Ivan for ages now and i thought i was the only one on the internet that enjoys it! O.o
and a new type of Ivan game!
Sounds So impressive.
Feb 5, 2014, 9:45 am
#42
Joined: Dec 17, 2007
Occupation: Taking Names, Formerly Kicking Ass
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 920
Eire-MadHatter wrote
Well now......


I've been playing Ivan for ages now and i thought i was the only one on the internet that enjoys it!

Hooray! new members who arent spam! (or are increadibly sophisticated spam)

Feb 5, 2014, 10:55 am
#43
Joined: Feb 17, 2010
Posts: 35
Batman? wrote
Hooray! new members who arent spam! (or are increadibly sophisticated spam)
There's a bit of an IVAN boom in the 4chan roguelike community.
I wouldn't be surprised if you'd get a couple more members.
Feb 5, 2014, 12:35 pm
#44
Joined: Sep 8, 2010
Occupation: Petty Functionary
Location: Drinking pea soup in the world map
Interests: Mangoes
Posts: 1,163
Firstly, welcome Eire! Do stay. Do you code c++?

Mindmaker wrote
How is that more powerful?
I assumed he was for when you decided you want to worship a radically different set of gods. If they still carry a grudge against you, this won't work obviously.

It's more powerfuk because the unsuspecting player who assumes he is on neutral terms with the gods will get his ass whipped... er,

Ok, so I coded a bug.

Try grab the artifact axe off the angel in the room to the right.
Feb 5, 2014, 12:49 pm
#45
Joined: Feb 17, 2010
Posts: 35
Warheck wrote
Try grab the artifact axe off the angel in the room to the right.
After I become atheist I assume?

Anyway, is the UTFA resistance leader locked in that room on purpose?
Had to make an opening with sulphuric acid.

Feb 5, 2014, 1:17 pm
#46
Joined: Sep 8, 2010
Occupation: Petty Functionary
Location: Drinking pea soup in the world map
Interests: Mangoes
Posts: 1,163
Was the door locked? You need to knock over the bookcase with a SPOILER ALERT. Click here to see text.
pick-axe
Feb 5, 2014, 5:07 pm
#47
Joined: Feb 17, 2010
Posts: 35
Warheck wrote
Was the door locked? You need to knock over the bookcase with a SPOILER ALERT. Click here to see text.
pick-axe
What door?
Well I guess a pick-axe would be nice to have, but I usually don't carry one, until I loot a mithril one off a shopkeeper.
Feb 7, 2014, 1:53 am
#48
Joined: Dec 3, 2007
Occupation: Chaos Weaver
Location: Standing between all life and death
Posts: 2,840
Warheck wrote
It's more powerfuk because the unsuspecting player who assumes he is on neutral terms with the gods will get his ass whipped..

Sounds about right.
Feb 7, 2014, 7:23 am
#49
[Eire]MadHatter's avatar
mutant ass


Joined: Feb 5, 2014
Occupation: Sysnet Tech Support
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Interests: Computers
Posts: 59
mmmmm.....

If thats the bookcase in the forest..
Then i thought you purchase a scroll in the gloomy caves and put that scroll into this bookcase to open it.


....Also since im here...
You know how theres a catacomb below attnam?
I went down there and found a crypt...
I opened it and nothing was inside..
So i put a few skeleton bones into it and the game crashed...

Any ideas on whats suppose to happen with this crypt?
I obviously thought by opening this crypt some skeleton with a flaming ruby greatknight + 15 was going to chop me up into little pieces while keeping me alive as long as possible to inflict the maximum amount of pain....




Heh...One time i didn't know any gods nor prayed to any of them,
So i found an alter Valpurus and Prayed to him knowing there'd be a consequence and this is what happened next!

First time praying to him....

hits me on the head with a hammer,
Knocks me out
Angel of Valpurus appears!
my right arm is severed off
my right leg is severed off
my left arm is severed off
my left leg is severed off
stabs at my body until critical
stabs at my groin until critical
stabs at my head until critical
chops off my head
Dead.


Valpurus, His alignment is L++ (extremely lawful)

extremely lawful Seems legit....


I would of expected that kind of death from Mortifer.
Feb 7, 2014, 8:39 am
#50
Joined: Dec 11, 2008
Posts: 1,770
Nope, so far as I know there's nothing special about that bookcase. Of course if you don't have a pickaxe you can always chuck some acid on it or kick it down if your legs are strong enough.

As for the coffin in the catacombs, we ran some tests a while back and found that placing or removing an item from it will randomly boost your alignment in either direction. So it's not very useful, but interesting nonetheless. Could be added to later.

And as for Valpurus well... He's basically THE God. He's literally holding the world up on his back.
Imagine the most pompous, arrogant, self-righteous person you can. Now multiply those qualities by 100. You now have Valpurus.
He very much considers anyone but the most pious of worshippers as a blight and gets VERY pissed if you try to waste his time by praying to him otherwise - he's got better things to do like hold the world up, ya know? He's a very old, very grumpy old frog. Silencing a single mortal who is bothering him is pretty much him doing the world a favor in his eyes.

Also we must remember that this is IVAN and as such "lawful" pretty much boils down to "doesn't go out of his way to harm humans without provocation" rather than being a force of love, peace and order.
Jump to