Your most horrible death?

Feb 19, 2011, 9:52 pm
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You don't need enner's head, that's Elpuri's you're after. You wasted a good game.
Feb 19, 2011, 11:53 pm
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Not to mention that Elpuri's head specially detaches so that you can bring it back, unlike the enner's head.
Feb 20, 2011, 12:52 am
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I wish you could dismember corpses. That way if, say, you didn't want to eat the WHOLE goblin right now, and you want to save some for a snack later, you can cut off a leg or two first.
Feb 20, 2011, 4:32 pm
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that would be helpful if you wanted to eat a kobold.

Though it would be nice if you could just eat a % of the corpse.
Feb 20, 2011, 5:21 pm
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Ninjaspud, you got the wrong head. You're supposed to find Elpuir's head not Enner's
Feb 21, 2011, 2:08 am
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DAMMIT! im a frikkin newb (STILL)
ahhh well it was still entertaining to see my mistress take on 3 guards and kill 2
Feb 21, 2011, 3:30 am
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cowofdoom78963 wrote
that would be helpful if you wanted to eat a kobold.
who'd wanna eat a kobold they put you to sleep
oh wait used wen panicked in order to rest duuh
Feb 21, 2011, 11:07 am
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ninjaspud wrote
who'd wanna eat a kobold they put you to sleep
oh wait used wen panicked in order to rest duuh

Interesting... I never thought of that.
Feb 21, 2011, 2:48 pm
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If you eat Kobold in small portions you won't fall asleep. E.G. if you eat a kobold head you'll stay awake.
Feb 21, 2011, 4:39 pm
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I really don't like how you cant rest while panicked. All that means is that you have to press the wait button over and over and possibly accidently die becuase you did.

I get not being able to attack, but that is just poor design.
Feb 22, 2011, 12:11 am
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Ischaldirh wrote
If you eat Kobold in small portions you won't fall asleep. E.G. if you eat a kobold head you'll stay awake.
are you sure cause i remember eating a leg in IVAN .50 and was out like a light!
Feb 22, 2011, 1:12 am
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ninjaspud wrote
are you sure cause i remember eating a leg in IVAN .50 and was out like a light!

Which is bigger: Your leg, or your head?
Feb 22, 2011, 2:22 am
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Ischaldirh wrote
Which is bigger: Your leg, or your head?
Which "head"
in soviet tunnels kenny kills YOU!
Mar 23, 2011, 12:39 pm
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Well, I've been away from here for a while, but recently got back into playing IVAN. Had to post this.

I had an amazing run through the UT - found 3 scrolls of wishing , an oil lamp, cloak of electricity resistance, mithril helmet, helmet of attractivity +1, armor of great health +1, mithril dagger (though broken), lots of holy books from various gods, and some nice wands.

I applied my oil lamp in Attnam, out of which popped a hostile genie. I watched the hilarity as all of Attnam swarmed the genie and beat it to death. Didn't get to keep the genie's belt and sword, though - I think Ikiros grabbed and equipped them before I could.

So I'm shopping in the library and decide to kick some scrolls out and trick the librarian out of his cash. Little do I notice the passing housewife, who is hit by a flying piece of paper and the whole town freaks out on me. I didn't make it out of the library alive.

The worst part is that since I died in Attnam, I'll never come across that equipment again...
Mar 23, 2011, 5:27 pm
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If it was your first post, I'd type some cliche stuff like "Welcome to IVAN", but you deserve a

"Welcome back to IVAN".

I personally think if someone wants to leave town and just holding down the down arrow key and vaguely notices the Y/N prompt and hits 'y' before he notices that this is a hostile reaction prompt (and is screwed in the process), then it's acceptable if he kills the IVAN process and loads an autosave. I wouldn't consider that much of a scum. However doing the same after having some book-kicking done wrong isn't such a clear matter to me.

And dying in Attnam sucks big time, my single best char, a miracle of bones, training and buffing wolves, died there too . Bah, nevermind my char. I suppose all of our best chars did!
Mar 23, 2011, 11:57 pm
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Not me. I lost one of my best to the blue screen of death. No saves, no bones.
Mar 24, 2011, 10:51 am
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Yeah, Alveradok, I strictly forbid myself from savescumming. It was a stupid mistake I made, just because I was excited about how well I was doing and wasn't watching.
Mar 24, 2011, 5:00 pm
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Savescumming is good only for checking things out in real game or strategy making. The only problem is the multiple generation of bone files with the same char, so it should be done on fresh copy of the game.
Mar 24, 2011, 9:55 pm
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Or you should check things out in wizmode. Or just man up and risk your valuable character and learn a lesson from it...
Apr 7, 2011, 2:58 pm
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Ischaldirh wrote
I wish you could dismember corpses. That way if, say, you didn't want to eat the WHOLE goblin right now, and you want to save some for a snack later, you can cut off a leg or two first.


cant you "a"pply a pickaxe to a corpse to break it up?
Apr 7, 2011, 11:05 pm
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Uhh... No.
Apr 8, 2011, 2:59 am
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Land mines and bear traps work better, but yeah, thing has to be alive first.
Apr 17, 2011, 12:38 pm
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Well, I'm pretty new to IVAN, so it was the first time I ever got through UT (still my only time tbh). I got incredibly lucky I believe: I found a mithril 2handed sword, mithril chainbody, and I think about every god available. I prayed to the one of forbidden lust or something, and I got a torment mistress which absolutely slaughtered everything that came close to me, and after praying to the nature god(des) on UT3 I had an earthquake which removed the big plant to get out (can't remember her name).

So, I was pretty confident in my survival odds by now, but on the way to the city I suddenly got the message that my left leg had fallen off... a bit later (in fact, right in front of the city) one of my arms fell off. I drank the healing potion I had gotten earlier from praying, and continued my way into the city, where I noticed the torment mistress had disappeared. I thought the potion would have cured the lepra, but no. In the cathedral (after getting a warning about not picking up items there when I tried to take a ruby, which I heeded), my leg suddenly fell off again...

When I wanted to pick it up, I got a message asking for confirmation. I didn't realise it would treat my boot and left leg as an item of the cathedral too... The moment I picked up my leg I saw everything going towards me, apparently very hostile. I got teleported out of the cathedral, panicked and stressed, and soon I got the high priest and a a few angels after me. I fell unconscious right at their feet, and then got a beating from the high priest (who had some sword with a name with +16), and finally died at the hands of one of the several angels with him...

No doubt my most spectacular and painful death yet...
Apr 17, 2011, 3:01 pm
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eeew a leper
Apr 17, 2011, 6:08 pm
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To make it more dramatic, you were pretty close to a healer in the cathedral, who can cure leprosy Got to get there the next time
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