Your most horrible death?

Apr 17, 2009, 3:05 am
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I had a bones file where Jenny was teleported and Silva had earthquaked the level once... Does that count as 'Altering Certain Level Features'?
Apr 17, 2009, 4:02 am
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I think on UT3, only killing Jenny prevents bones generation. Moving her doesn't.

To be perfectly honest I don't know what exactly it takes for a level to be bones-able, I'm just reciting what I recall reading somewhere at some point.
Apr 18, 2009, 2:59 am
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Me neither, it's been ages since I hit a bones anyway :/
Apr 18, 2009, 9:30 pm
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you can get bones with or without genny, moved or not.
Apr 19, 2009, 8:56 pm
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Well, I've only just started, but:

I had a character going pretty well, had all phoenix feather limbs, relatively decent armour etc. I'd just taken out the enner beast for the first time, and I thought I'd pop down to the next level to check it out. There was some invisible critter hitting me pretty hard, which I lured back up the stairs and control teleported around to heal up and then came back and hit it until it died. Turns out it was the spider silk golem (I checked out the wiki), which was nice, I picked up the armour and the scroll and wands(hint hint), and went back down the stairs.

I cleared most of the level out, and I had started to pick up some loot, when I ran into this squat, cranky looking creature. Too late, I realised that this was a kamikaze dwarf (veteran, judging by the size of the bang).

All my limbs were blown off, and I think I died to the blast, but luckily I was wearing an amulet of lifesaving, which did its job. Unluckily, I also had a bag full of wands that chain exploded, blowing all my limbs off again, and killing me again (?? - I think so anyway). HOWEVER, I wasn't done yet, as I must have had a wand of resurrection or something; whatever happened, when all was said and done there I was, a mistress torture chief, with a clone, and the message "something is calling you back from the afterlife" (I'm not sure if I got that exactly right or not). I got off the level quickly, and just as well, as when I reverted to human I was limbless and down to near dead in all my vital organs.

Loricatus was kind enough to donate a bronze leg which allowed me to hobble back to New Attnam (all the other gods were angry with me for some reason - I lost an arm to Sophos just after I'd grown it with my last full healing potion - Mellis wasn't giving me anything either) and get my limbs back, and I'd cloned enough scrolls of change material to convert them all into phoenix feather again.

So, back into the gloomy cave I went, careful of all things with beards, and got down to level 7. Here I found a giant dark frog, one of which I'd killed before, so without a thought I went up and hit it. It wasn't pleased, and bit my head so hard that I was knocked out, then proceeded to bash me to death. This was a bit surprising, as I was wearing a super snazzy helmet and all (enlightenment, I think it's called, 5 too).

I can only say, the game lived up to its name.
Apr 20, 2009, 12:45 am
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That's grand
Apr 20, 2009, 2:02 am
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Nothing beats getting enner'ed whilst holding 20 bottles of sulphuric acid
and if you must know, I had that many so I could throw them at that stupid meteoric steel wall between me and that socm chest.
Apr 20, 2009, 10:20 am
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Dude, you can use them as traps, you know.
Apr 20, 2009, 11:17 am
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how so?
Apr 20, 2009, 11:00 pm
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Maybe by dropping/breaking them all over the place.
Which is near impossible to do on the enner level...
But great fun in new attnam.
Easy way to get food and crappy armor.
Apr 21, 2009, 12:47 am
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Some critters will drink sulfuric acid.
May 14, 2009, 4:57 pm
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Probably my luckiest/unluckiest character ever, 1 step away from the stairs entering UT I drank from a fountain and a genie appeared. I wished for Saal'thul. Stepped in a Meteoric Steel bear trap and all limbs except for his left leg was severed off.
May 15, 2009, 4:07 am
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I was Champion of Valpurus in UT2, had Valpurium 2handed and an angel following, and then couldn't find any food...
May 15, 2009, 8:49 am
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Eagle V wrote
I was Champion of Valpurus in UT2, had Valpurium 2handed and an angel following, and then couldn't find any food...

Ouch @ starvation :/
I starve to death half the time and if I try to save something it rots D:
May 15, 2009, 10:38 am
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Eat everything that's not canned right away, so it won't rot. If you're bloated and can't eat more, you're fine anyway...
May 15, 2009, 2:52 pm
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Thanks Erno, just got to the Enner before she blew up my bottles of poison and sulphuric acid <.< (Wasn't thinking about them)
May 15, 2009, 4:34 pm
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HugeEgo wrote
Probably my luckiest/unluckiest character ever, 1 step away from the stairs entering UT I drank from a fountain and a genie appeared. I wished for Saal'thul. Stepped in a Meteoric Steel bear trap and all limbs except for his left leg was severed off.

This happens countless times when I get something worth while.
May 16, 2009, 4:20 am
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Comrade wrote
HugeEgo wrote
Probably my luckiest/unluckiest character ever, 1 step away from the stairs entering UT I drank from a fountain and a genie appeared. I wished for Saal'thul. Stepped in a Meteoric Steel bear trap and all limbs except for his left leg was severed off.

This happens countless times when I get something worth while.

But seriously, how can one manage to get his head stuck in a bear trap trying to get his leg out of it? <.<
May 16, 2009, 6:12 am
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That's easy: bear traps are sentient, bloodthirsty savages. They hide this fact until they are sure that their prey cannot escape their fatal bite either through noticing the change or pure speed, then chomp through the neck of those sentients who attempt to release themselves from the somewhat more benign leg-chomp. Until this time, they appear completely inanimate and may indeed be hibernating to save energy until something that is likely to put its neck close to the jaws of the trap in an effort to free itself comes along.
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Besides, if you think that's bad, try having all limbs disabled in an adamantine bear trap in UT3 while greater carnivorous plants are eating you alive. That was the fate of one of my best
May 16, 2009, 10:13 am
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BDR wrote
That's easy: bear traps are sentient, bloodthirsty savages. They hide this fact until they are sure that their prey cannot escape their fatal bite either through noticing the change or pure speed, then chomp through the neck of those sentients who attempt to release themselves from the somewhat more benign leg-chomp. Until this time, they appear completely inanimate and may indeed be hibernating to save energy until something that is likely to put its neck close to the jaws of the trap in an effort to free itself comes along.

That's deep...
May 16, 2009, 5:42 pm
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This reminds me of mimics, which I note are absent from IVAN.
May 17, 2009, 12:02 am
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I would love to see staircase mimics, which would have a chance of swallowing you whole if you try traveling to the next floor. I've sometimes wondered where they are in other roguelikes, as they seem like the logical evolution of that particular style of dungeon denizen.

(though there *are* floor mimics in some roguelikes)

EDIT: Thinking about this *really* makes me want to repost an idea that got lost a while back in the ideas thread...
Aug 25, 2009, 1:13 pm
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Today I had a character who had a helm of understanding +5, Arcanite Chain Mail +4, Angel Hair Cloak +5, Belt of Levitation +4, dual meteoric steel daggers +4, and 2 angels of loricatus following me. I got to the enner beast, detected his flesh, he's halfway across the level. I eventually get to him and try to zap a wand of striking at him, but it happens to be depleted at 2 shots. So I zapped my wand of lightning. Turns out I didn't have on my rings of electrical resistance that I had been saving for this exact moment, because the lightning bounced back and killed me. Hit one of my angels too, so I guess I would've been murdered anyways, but it was a good character.
Aug 30, 2009, 8:43 am
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it was when i was first time playing LIVAN, i had meteoric steel rapier and great axe, steel platemail and helm of brilliance on UT3, then got poisoned by rat, drinked healing liquid and died from vomiting to death. that was FIRST my character who could reach attnam. also i had scroll of wishing and i keeped it for bad moment, but i forgot to use it when i needed to
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