Huzzah! (Broadly)

Computer appears to have come back up and fixed itself of its own accord. All seems well, bar two minor snags; first, the BIOS seems to have forgotten to support USB keyboards, so I’ve had to plug my spare, via an ATX to PS2 converter, into the PS2 and try not to let it fall down the back of the tower. Secondly, when I ctrl+alt+del, it gives me the Windows security type box in nasty spazzy tellytubby mode, but everything else seems fine.

Indeed, so fine was it, that I played Nethack for a full half hour yesterday, without it rebooting itself once!


Farvel Janet the Valkyrie.

You died in Gehennom on Dungeon Level 33 with 749109 points and 19241 pieces of gold, after 28552 moves. You were level 14, with a maximum of 138 hit points when you died.

Final Attributes:

You were piously aligned.
You were fire resistant.
You were cold resistant.
You were shock resistant.
You were magic-protected.
You saw invisible.
You were warned.
You were invisible to others.
You were stealthy.
You were protected.
You were polymorphing.
You had polymorph control.
You were very fast.
You had reflection.
You were extremely lucky.
You had extra luck.
Good luck did not time out for you.
You are dead.

Vanquished creatures:

a mastodon
an iron golem
a master lich
3 gray dragons
a silver dragon
2 red dragons
a white dragon
a black dragon
2 blue dragons
2 green dragons
9 minotaurs
a jabberwock
Lord Surtur
a baluchitherium
3 demiliches
a stone golem
4 Olog-hai
a pit fiend
2 sandestins
3 titanotheres
2 trappers
a baby black dragon
a baby green dragon
a disenchanter
4 vampire lords
2 shopkeepers
an aligned priest
2 captains
4 liches
8 water trolls
a clay golem
4 nurses
4 ice devils
a lurker above
a frost giant
an ettin
9 black puddings
13 vampires
5 lieutenants
a watch captain
22 ghosts
2 mind flayers
7 giant mimics
3 zruties
28 fire giants
5 ogre kings
6 ice trolls
18 rock trolls
4 umber hulks
4 flesh golems
2 Elvenkings
4 doppelgangers
5 hezrous
5 bone devils
6 large mimics
2 long worms
a couatl
8 stalkers
an air elemental
4 fire elementals
3 earth elementals
4 water elementals
7 hill giants
3 giant mummies
a black naga
4 xorns
6 giant zombies
an elf-lord
8 sergeants
a water demon
5 barbed devils
6 vrocks
6 wargs
a winter wolf
7 small mimics
2 warhorses
8 xans
5 ettin mummies
3 ogre lords
5 quantum mechanics
17 trolls
2 wood golems
2 erinyes
a marilith
4 sharks
6 gelatinous cubes
a pyrolisk
a large dog
3 freezing spheres
2 flaming spheres
5 shocking spheres
2 large cats
3 tigers
4 gargoyles
a dwarf king
a tengu
7 ochre jellies
4 leocrottas
3 energy vortices
3 mountain centaurs
4 stone giants
8 elf mummies
6 human mummies
2 red nagas
2 green slimes
2 pit vipers
a python
a cobra
24 wraiths
2 carnivorous apes
6 ettin zombies
a leather golem
7 Grey-elves
44 soldiers
4 watchmen
4 horned devils
a succubus
2 incubi
3 chameleons
4 crocodiles
7 giant beetles
5 quivering blobs
6 cockatrices
8 wolves
2 winter wolf cubs
2 lynxes
a panther
4 gremlins
a spotted jelly
8 leprechauns
3 orc-captains
3 mumakil
6 giant spiders
2 scorpions
8 horses
4 black lights
11 vampire bats
5 forest centaurs
a gnome king
3 orc mummies
4 dwarf mummies
4 ogres
6 brown puddings
5 rust monsters
2 owlbears
4 yetis
3 gold golems
3 werewolves
13 Green-elves
7 giant eels
8 lizards
7 chickatrices
2 dogs
3 dingos
a housecat
4 jaguars
2 dwarf lords
4 blue jellies
3 white unicorns
2 gray unicorns
a black unicorn
a dust vortex
2 ravens
2 plains centaurs
a gnome mummy
4 snakes
2 water moccasins
7 apes
7 human zombies
3 rope golems
5 Woodland-elves
27 soldier ants
62 fire ants
22 bugbears
an imp
7 lemures
4 quasits
6 wood nymphs
6 water nymphs
5 mountain nymphs
10 Mordor orcs
8 Uruk-hai
3 orc shamans
5 rock piercers
6 rock moles
3 ponies
3 fog clouds
6 yellow lights
2 shriekers
7 violet fungi
20 gnome lords
14 gnomish wizards
2 kobold mummies
a red naga hatchling
a black naga hatchling
2 guardian naga hatchlings
7 gray oozes
3 barrow wights
15 elf zombies
10 ghouls
5 straw golems
3 paper golems
5 jellyfish
6 giant ants
2 little dogs
7 floating eyes
2 kittens
8 dwarves
2 homunculi
a kobold lord
a kobold shaman
3 hill orcs
8 rothes
3 rabid rats
4 centipedes
3 giant bats
a monkey
11 orc zombies
5 dwarf zombies
2 werejackals
8 iguanas
30 killer bees
an acid blob
4 hobbits
10 manes
4 large kobolds
18 hobgoblins
2 giant rats
12 cave spiders
4 brown molds
a yellow mold
a red mold
71 gnomes
9 gnome zombies
3 geckos
7 jackals
a kobold
5 goblins
7 sewer rats
2 grid bugs
4 bats
7 lichens
5 kobold zombies
8 newts

1318 creatures vanquished.

[Select] items:

An uncursed amulet of reflection(being worn)
the rustproof +2 Sunsword
The rustproof +3 Mjollnir (weapon in hand)
a blessed +1 silver Sabre

A blessed +2 grey dragon scale mail (being worn)
a blessed fireproof +2 pair of speed boots (being worn)
an uncursed rustproof +4 pair of gauntlets of power (being worn)
A blessed rustproof +2 helm of brilliance (being worn)
a cursed thoroughly burnt +0 cloak of invisibility (being worn)
a cursed +0 shield of reflection (being worn)

an uncursed ring of Slow Digestion (on right hand)
an uncursed ring of polymorph control (on left hand)

The Bell of Opening
the blessed Orb of Fate (0:5)
a blessed magic marker
an uncursed blindfold
a +0 unicorn horn
a can of grease (0:11)
a +0 pick-axe

Contents of the bag of holding:

an uncursed ring of free action
an uncursed potion of object detection
an uncursed ring of see invisible
a wand of create monster (0:11)
5 uncursed scrolls of blank paper
an uncursed scroll of light
an uncursed scroll of fire
a cursed amulet of restful sleep
a cursed -1 pair of levitation boots
an uncursed +1 ring of increase damage
6 uncursed food rations
a blessed +1 ring of increase accuracy
a wand of create monster (0:12)
an uncursed leash
an uncursed ruby
a can of grease (0:1)
a wand of striking (0:4)
an uncursed +0 oilskin cloak
a wand of digging (0:3)
an uncursed ring of sustain ability
an uncursed potion of levitation
a wand of digging (0:5)
a wand of digging (0:6)
a wand of striking (0:6)
a wand of create monster (0:12)
an uncursed scroll of create monster
a wand of digging (0:6)
an uncursed amethyst stone
a cursed ring of aggravate monster
7 uncursed wax candles
a blessed tallow candle
a cursed tallow candle
6 uncursed tallow candles
a cursed potion of object detection
4 uncursed worthless pieces of violet glass
an uncursed +0 pair of gauntlets of power
3 uncursed jasper stones
19241 gold pieces
2 uncursed luckstones
an uncursed scroll of destroy armor
a wand of digging (0:4)
a wand of digging (0:5)
a wand of magic missile (0:4)
2 uncursed fortune cookies
a wand of striking (0:7)
6 cursed food rations
a cursed potion of object detection
an uncursed ring of regeneration
a cursed wand of cold (0:3)
a cursed potion of full healing
an uncursed amulet versus poison
2 cursed diamonds
2 cursed partly used tallow candles
an uncursed tin whistle
a wand of digging (0:4)
an uncursed luckstone
a cursed +1 ring of protection

[Sorry, I know that’s long and probably Abnib-unfriendly, I just wanted to keep tabs on how I was doing in terms of Blog-worthy scores…

Although, actually, I think most of my old scores are LJ or in the Missing EQ Archive, but still.]

Anyway: work.

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  1. On September 20, 2007 Matt In The Hat says:

    I didn’t see any bottles of holy water, I’m usually overloading myself with them! I’m practically addicted to picking up ‘useless’ potions, diluting them and converting them over. It comes in hadny when I face liches but I’m usually a bit too dead on account of not being able to move quickly enough ‘cos I’m carrying too many potions.

    Anyway, congrats.


    Y’know what I mean, right?

  2. On September 21, 2007 Mister JTA says:

    Well, I broadly know in theory that holy water is good for, uh, stuff. And you can get it if you try a water prayer.

    I probably had a bottle of it once, but I don’t think I’ve ever made a specific effort to get the stuff; I tend to play with slightly less finesse than I ought to, I think; give me Mjollnir, and a low enough AC and I will move a fat pile of corpses to the nearest altar and sacrifice like buggery until I get some other cool artefact.

    I did have Trollsbane, at one point, but I think I sold it for a scroll of taming and a scroll of genocide.

    But, then, I always play as a Valkyrie, these days. Started as a ranger, found that too hard. Attempted monk a couple of times and got battered, so I switched down to the more tank-like races. It’s probably had a severe effect on my playing style; I went from having thirty-odd hp at level 4 or so to having sixty-ish…

    Most of the times when I get killed, these days, it’s because I’m just bashing “4” and failed to notice that I’d just plowed through six wood elves and started hitting an owlbear, or something equally thick.

    (Not this time, though, this time some bloody lich spawned me a room full of dragons and demons and other bastardly things.)

  3. On September 22, 2007 Matt In The Hat says:

    One of the really useful things about holy water is that you can turn a scroll of genocide into a blessed scroll of genocide and gewt rid of every bloody evil Liche. I hate them bastards.

  4. On November 10, 2007 chewie says:

    i’m a beginner… can you tell me how to kill bats ?

  5. On November 10, 2007 Mister JTA says:

    Hey Chewie,

    I think it depends on what you’re playing as (the classes fall roughly into four levels of “easy,” “medium,” “hard,” and “you’re not going to make it into double-figure levels”). I tend to go with Valkyries, who are built for fighting and relatively easy.

    The trouble with bats, as I recall, is that they’re horribly fast, so if you’re a low level (and you’ve not got high skill in your main weapon – don’t forget to key in #enhance every time your skill goes up, btw; it took me about eighteen months of play before someone told me about that) they die before you can batter ’em.

    Magic users can get ’em with ranged spells, I imagine, or a class such as ranger would be able to get them with bows & arrows, or similar. Some classes, including Valkyrie, get speed boosts at certain levels, which help, and so would boots or a potion of speed.

    Beyond that, though, I think there’s probably a lot of luck, although you could try chucking stuff at it, as if it were a Floating Eye, or something.

    O, and careful eating the corpses; they’re not great.

    Good luck!