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Did you know that whips can be made out of quicksilver?.. I sure didn't.
EDIT: Turns out that it is not very practical because wielding it requires 184 strength.
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How much strength is needed to wield the whip by two hands?
Aug 9, 9:43 am
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Certain weapons - i.e. whips, daggers, short swords, long swords - are actually impossible to be two-handed. Their handles are simply too small.

If you're asking about a dual-wield ala a whip mistress, that won't be based on strength for whips - whips are light enough that virtually anyone can use it in one hand (provided it's not made of something bizzare, like copper). However, you need substantial dexterity to use two whips efficiently.
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I picked up a flaming valpurium long sword +10 yesterday and some hours later it disappeared in my hand. What the heck?
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mimic wrote
I picked up a flaming valpurium long sword +10 yesterday and some hours later it disappeared in my hand. What the heck?

That's just holybanana having his fun. Be grateful for being allowed to wield it.
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fejoa wrote
That's just holybanana having his fun. Be grateful for being allowed to wield it.

My items kept disappearing in Gloomy Cave VII. Unknown spells came from nowhere. Some god must be playing tricks on me!
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mimic wrote
My items kept disappearing in Gloomy Cave VII. Unknown spells came from nowhere. Some god must be playing tricks on me!

Dunno if the gods have anything to do with it. It's more likely to be the frogs. Or at least one of them in particular...
Probably you need to get close to it real quick and give it a couple decent blasts with a wand.
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Explain me please what is "Broken Bottles Trick"?
Aug 28, 12:46 am
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Swlaerka wrote
Explain me please what is "Broken Bottles Trick"?

When you throw some broken bottles on the ground, you can walk over them repeatedly to damage your legs (take off your boots first). Damage your legs to bright red, then heal up and repeat. You train Endurance with healing damage, so your End will increase after a while.
Aug 28, 10:54 am
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Isn't there also another broken bottles trick?

SPOILER ALERT. Click here to see text.
To lay them outside the sumo's house, then place a banana behind them to tempt him. He will keep walking over them, weakening him, making him easier to defeat
Nov 19, 8:03 am
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It is impossible to change materials of artifacts, right?
But why can this happen?
Nov 19, 12:21 pm
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badbeaver wrote
It is impossible to change materials of artifacts, right?

I made that change a while back, and then reverted it when people were concerned about artifacts falling behind in power compared to normal weapons that can be upgraded to eg. adamant. So right now, most artifacts can be material-changed, barring a few that would have some properties broken by having their material changed.

I still think it would be more interesting if artifacts had immutable materials and their powers came more from their special effects, though.
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So, here I was attempting a run in which I would only kick.
...And this happened. Is this intentional?
Nov 21, 6:25 am
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badbeaver wrote
Is this intentional?

You mean whether blink dogs should summon more of themselves? Yeah, that's intentional. There's a limit, just like with mushrooms.
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I love blink dog hordes. Eat that many corpses and you will have telecontrol for the whole game. Unless that was corrected.
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Mines full of magic are easy to detect, as they make the hallway they are in glow. Feature or bug?
Dec 2, 8:40 am
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It took me way too long to realize, but the cathedral is shaped as a frog
Dec 2, 9:12 am
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Lord_404 wrote
It took me way too long to realize, but the cathedral is shaped as a frog

Yeah, it took me quite some time, too.
Dec 3, 6:38 pm
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Haha, used to be prominently featured on the homepage here, now it is moved to the (difficult to find) About page:

https://attnam.com/about

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I still want an option in ivan to generate a giant frog-shaped landmass in the world map.
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I just found a couple items not mentioned on the wiki, Bottle of Coke, Bottle of Honey, Vergiditis Chain Mail. I drank the Honey and it said "you feel better" does it work like antidote? Im not drinking the coke (assuming it similar to pepsi) . Is vergiditis in the metal family?
Dec 9, 1:13 pm
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Batman? wrote
I just found a couple items not mentioned on the wiki, Bottle of Coke, Bottle of Honey, Vergiditis Chain Mail. I drank the Honey and it said "you feel better" does it work like antidote? Im not drinking the coke (assuming it similar to pepsi) . Is vergiditis in the metal family?

Honey works like weaker healing liquid.

Pepsi is an "unholy water", while coke (Coca Cola) is a "holy water", according to old dev notes. So don't fear drinking it.

Verdigris is a type of bronze.
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red_kangaroo wrote

Pepsi is an "unholy water", while coke (Coca Cola) is a "holy water", according to old dev notes. So don't fear drinking it.

Not a chance.

red_kangaroo wrote

Verdigris is a type of bronze.

why is it green?
Dec 9, 3:50 pm
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Batman? wrote
why is it green?

Because IRL it is.
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The bottle of coke gave me +2 wis
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