Topic: [ROGUE] Okay let's play some NetHack (and DCSS!) (and Angband!) (and Slash'em!)  (Read 65388 times)

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[21:07:51] <headcrabs> damnit now I'm playing nethack
[21:07:53] <Edible> BLAMMO
[21:07:53] <Rikter> They where weird looking and ridiculously good
[21:07:56] Neo hugs Jana just 'cause
[21:07:58] <headcrabs> This is all your fault matsuri :(
[21:08:03] <Matsurin-Sunrise> headcrabs: Make a thread in AA y/n
[21:08:11] <PC2> It's Log, from BLAMMO
[21:08:14] <Drake> and/or has sapp been ripped open yet?
[21:08:15] <headcrabs> y
[21:08:21] <Matsurin-Sunrise> Doing so!

So yeah I've been playing NetHack a lot lately. I'm kind of hooked on it, despite sucking at it. However, a good friend of mine just ascended for the first time in the game, and I'm more driven to do better and stuff.

Anyway, for those who don't know, NetHack is a roguelike game where you explore dungeons, collect treasures, and die in hilarious, unexpected, and infuriating ways. You can download the game here.

So yeah, let's all play this and discuss strategies and stories here. Screenshots are welcome, as well! Perhaps we can have a scoreboard, if y'all wish :3

Oh, and WikiHack is your friend for learning how to play and such. :3

Go!

EDIT: alt.org has some great information too, as well as how to play on nethack.alt.org via Telnet. :3

Here's a handy beginner's guide, written by Arashi. :3

Also, MotK now has a NetHack and DCSS server! Simply telnet to henrietta.shrinemaiden.org, port 23, register, and start playing!
Once you're registered and have played, you can find your logs and replays here!
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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 01:19:49 am »
I'm so garbage at NetHack but it's good fun anyway. <3
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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010, 01:20:41 am »
You get better at it the more you play! You learn from mistakes and such, after all. :3
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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010, 01:21:05 am »
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

you are not dragging me into this thrice-damned game again

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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2010, 02:10:51 am »
Oh, I love Nethack. :D The farthest I've ever gotten is a level or two into Gehennom with a Valkyrie. I haven't played the game in over a year though, and I keep telling myself to get back into it, but I haven't been able to come up with the motivation to get a good run going again.

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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010, 02:53:16 pm »
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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2010, 02:55:41 pm »
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back to sokoban with you!!!

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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2010, 03:16:14 pm »
Oh man this looks JUST LIKE D&D 1ed.

I might try this, but I fear for my social life.

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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2010, 03:17:13 pm »
* TranceHime stuffs Matsymallow in a Bag of Holding

back to sokoban with you!!!

I've never made it to Sokoban yet ._.

heeeeeelllllp ;;

Oh man this looks JUST LIKE D&D 1ed.

I might try this, but I fear for my social life.

Do what I did and get your friends hooked on the game.  (ー‿ー)~☆
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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2010, 06:17:57 pm »
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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2010, 08:22:25 pm »
Not only is Nethack in the repositories of my Linux distro, the graphics interface isn't that bad.



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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2010, 08:51:37 pm »
I played with the graphic interface for a long time, until my friend told me to start playing on nethack.alt.org, which is on Telnet, and therefore is the old-fashioned look. It takes some getting used to, but it ain't so bad once you do.
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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2010, 09:46:05 pm »
What I like most of all is all the commands are right there, to be clicked on, but are labeled with their keyboard commands, so you eventually learn that, too.

It's pretty tough, actually. I died of starvation at Level 4. Apparently eating things you kill isn't always a good idea. Oh well, live and learn!

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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2010, 09:59:02 pm »
It is a really tough game, but that's just part of the allure to me.

And yeah, eatin' corpses isn't always the best idea. :P
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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2010, 10:07:44 pm »
I mean it when I say that it hearkens back to D&D 1ed. I feel that old familiar childhood rush of ADVENTURE! all over again.

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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2010, 10:09:40 pm »
Apparently my old NAO account no longer exists. Or something. But now I have a new one as Arashi.

Though I may do a fair bit of dicking around locally with graphics and explore mode first just go get my feet wet again.

By the way, for anyone who's got a DS and a flashcart for it (hey, they can be used for legit things too, like this! ^_~), there's a pretty decent homebrew DS port of NetHack too. Also it looks like there's an Android version, though I have no experience with it. Dungeon crawling on the go!

EDIT: Oh, and also you've got me lurking #nethack on freenode again. :derp:
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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2010, 03:01:31 am »
Funnily enough, the Windows version seem to run better on Linux than the Linux version does.



Edit: Will I ever make it past dungeon level 4?


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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2010, 04:58:07 pm »
Not only is Nethack in the repositories of my Linux distro, the graphics interface isn't that bad.



Potentially stupid question: Anyway to get that kinda interface on for non-Linux stuff? (Or any graphic interface, really.)
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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2010, 05:03:44 pm »
Potentially stupid question: Anyway to get that kinda interface on for non-Linux stuff? (Or any graphic interface, really.)

Yes. Download the Windows version, and run the nethackw.exe file. Under Map, select Use Tiles.

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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2010, 05:48:04 pm »
[13:45:04] <Rodney> Matsuri (Sam Hum Fem Law), 1441 points, killed by a giant ant, while praying

I love how it announces your embarrassing deaths on #nethack. :<

goddamn it all i had a ring of slow digestion

i was fainting

that's why I died ._.
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« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2010, 05:54:53 pm »
[13:45:04] <Rodney> Matsuri (Sam Hum Fem Law), 1441 points, killed by a giant ant, while praying

I love how it announces your embarrassing deaths on #nethack. :<

goddamn it all i had a ring of slow digestion

i was fainting

that's why I died ._.


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You begin praying to Amaterasu Omikami.
The giant ant bites!
The giant ant bites!
You die...

For this failure of service as a divine entity, I apologize sincerely.

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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2010, 06:05:58 pm »
For this failure of service as a divine entity, I apologize sincerely.

Apology accepted, if you change your name to Amaterasu Omikami. :P

Also, dammit again.



Lesson learned: Don't put on unidentified amulets.
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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2010, 06:35:49 pm »
I just equipped a leather hat as a weapon.

These controls are going to take some getting used to. >_>

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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2010, 06:43:17 pm »
You're gonna screw up a lot at first. Just have fun with it while you get the controls.

I've died from kicking walls before ._.
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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2010, 06:55:48 pm »
Final Attributes:

You were devoutly aligned.
You were poison resistant.
You were telepathic.
You were a werejackal.
You are dead.



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Ok let's play some Nethack
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2010, 07:39:37 pm »
I find it confounding when you've built up a character in hp, level, weapons and armor, only to walk into a dungeon from which there is no exit. Yes, even after using 's' to look for secret doors.

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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2010, 07:44:02 pm »
Sometimes you have to use 's' multiple times. That's what works for me, at least. ;x
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« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2010, 08:12:06 pm »
So, like, step, s, step, s, etc.?

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Re: Okay let's play some NetHack
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2010, 08:36:53 pm »
More like step, s s s s s, step, s s s s s, step, s s s s s, and so on. Sometimes it takes more than one try.
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