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May 17, 2016, 10:09 am
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fejoa wrote
That is probably the right way to handle this problem.

I agree.

I like that you can piss off your pet and have it cause damage. I don't think that's an exploit really
May 17, 2016, 10:41 am
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I like that Attnam won't help you kill a pet that you betrayed - after all it's not their fault. Still feels wrong that it doesn't get punished for breaking the law like the player does.
May 17, 2016, 1:18 pm
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The wiki mentions that the otagonal/hexagonal keys can be generated in shops, is this true? I have never seen one generated randomly in any of my games (at least as I recall?)
May 17, 2016, 4:26 pm
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The data files assign hexagonal, octagonal, and heart-shaped keys possibility 0, which presumably means they can't be generated as random items (they are in certain characters' inventories) or wished for.
May 18, 2016, 3:42 pm
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I wonder if simply adding the IsScary flag (or whatever it was Brown Gas had) to mustard gas would be sufficient to stop people walking into it and make people walk out of it?
Might be a problem if they get stuck in the middle of a 3x3 cloud though.
May 18, 2016, 4:21 pm
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That's the kind of thing safety maps are designed for (see here and here). Rather than pathfinding away from the player (as in those examples), it would pathfind away from a combination of hostile creatures and environmental dangers. Once the NPC is in a tile it judges to be safe, and isn't panicked, its normal AI can take over again.
The same code could also make magpies much more difficult to track down. If that's not how they already work.
May 18, 2016, 6:35 pm
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Heart shaped keys?
May 18, 2016, 8:36 pm
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They're in 0.50.5, but they don't appear either randomly or in preset places. In wizmode you can wish for a chest and a key, but trying to unlock the chest gives the message "The lock is broken" (just like Petrus's wives' belts). If you actually break the chest with a heart-shaped lock, the resulting chest with a broken lock doesn't register as repairable (but nor does any chest).
May 31, 2016, 8:27 pm
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Every time you look at a visible tile, there is a 1 in 10,000 chance of seeing a frog eating a magnolia.
Jun 1, 2016, 6:21 am
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Serin-Delaunay wrote
Every time you look at a visible tile, there is a 1 in 10,000 chance of seeing a frog eating a magnolia.

I've had that message once I wonder what it refers to?
Jun 1, 2016, 9:28 am
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My best guess is it's a reference to the film Magnolia, in which it rains frogs. It's not a film I would recommend.
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Serin-Delaunay wrote
My best guess is it's a reference to the film Magnolia, in which it rains frogs. It's not a film I would recommend.

Really? I quite liked that movie.
Jun 1, 2016, 3:05 pm
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I guess you would recommend it, then.
Jun 5, 2016, 8:40 pm
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Serin-Delaunay wrote
Every time you look at a visible tile, there is a 1 in 10,000 chance of seeing a frog eating a magnolia.

Here it is
Aug 10, 2016, 3:35 pm
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Reading a book or scroll in a poorly lit room hurts your eyes (abuses PER).
Aug 12, 2016, 7:53 am
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4zb4 wrote
Reading a book or scroll in a poorly lit room hurts your eyes (abuses PER).



Seriously?! Well done, devs!
Aug 15, 2016, 11:29 am
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Registered just to add my thanks to all the pages and contributors of this thread and the few IVAN forums around. Played IVAN for many years with a break of 2 years between my current play.

one point I noticed while taming the Patrol guard is he is able to move faster than you can read.

also just yesterday I happened to find myself Champion of Valpurus, prayed to him and received an Angel. took her out with me hunting and it's a shame that with running it's easy to outpace her. with this in mind, I locked her into the larger room to the east of Old Attnam for safekeeping, will clone her sometime
Aug 15, 2016, 12:52 pm
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daneel wrote
also just yesterday I happened to find myself Champion of Valpurus, prayed to him and received an Angel. took her out with me hunting and it's a shame that with running it's easy to outpace her.

I've always thought keeping allies around without them getting lost was rather difficult.
Maybe we should make capable allies (such as angels, blink dogs etc) teleport near you every now and then?
Aug 15, 2016, 3:04 pm
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Thank Atavus or your favourite Deity for Magic Whistles

Tried adding a slave to the room, he likes to break the door down. might try a zap of Door see how he fairs against metal.

The trees around Old big Attnam make great material for polypile(more so with Deco's Mithril Boots), got murdered for destroying the Cathedral's trees though.
Aug 16, 2016, 12:49 am
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daneel wrote
Tried adding a slave to the room, he likes to break the door down. might try a zap of Door see how he fairs against metal.

Careful, zapping a wand of door creation inside a building in Attnam actually makes everyone super mad for some reason.
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time to start carrying parts/monsters to shops..
Sep 5, 2016, 3:35 am
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daneel wrote
time to start carrying parts/monsters to shops..

Ever applied a stethoscope to the Imperialist?
Sep 5, 2016, 9:53 am
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You can sell your own severed limbs for 1 or 2 gold, too. Only recommended if you've already replaced it.
If you get a light crystal limb from Silva and manage to detach it, it'll sell for much, much more. Which is just about all a light crystal limb is good for!
Sep 5, 2016, 11:44 am
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Oo thanks, yet another use for strong bear traps and that Wand of Resurrection which pops up.

Fejoa, ofc. clicking Coins. with the other currency in game of rubles, figured they'd be worthless..
Sep 12, 2016, 10:30 pm
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