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Author Topic: How have you been dying recently?  (Read 103539 times)

UristMcDwarf

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How have you been dying recently?
« on: December 17, 2010, 08:47:05 pm »

Recenly, enemys have been getting lucky and disabling me, then honorlessly mauling me.
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Jacob/Lee

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Re: How have you been dying recently?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2010, 08:48:17 pm »

Dodged off a cliff, fell about 15 z-levels before crashing in a river. The only time I didn't take swimming skill.

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Re: How have you been dying recently?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2010, 01:05:24 am »

Tried to train up swimming in the ocean. I was unaware that oceans can freeze overnight as well.
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Re: How have you been dying recently?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2010, 01:15:22 am »

Dodged off a cliff, fell about 15 z-levels before crashing in a river. The only time I didn't take swimming skill.

Oh god that happened to you too?
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Keldane

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Re: How have you been dying recently?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 02:27:16 am »

Thought that when I tried to grab my opponent's weapon, I'd be able to wrestle it away from them. Grabbed a sword, apparently by the blade, and cut an artery. Passed out from blood loss almost instantly, and several pages of instantaneous combat text later, I bled to death.
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Re: How have you been dying recently?
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 03:05:57 am »

Thought that when I tried to grab my opponent's weapon, I'd be able to wrestle it away from them. Grabbed a sword, apparently by the blade, and cut an artery. Passed out from blood loss almost instantly, and several pages of instantaneous combat text later, I bled to death.
Wait...that's possible now? You sure he didn't miss or got your hand cut? Interesting...
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sirquote

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Re: How have you been dying recently?
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2010, 04:06:10 am »

My last 2 chars had lost the ability to stand on their first quest fights. grrr
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Smackinjuice

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Re: How have you been dying recently?
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010, 04:22:28 am »

Minotaur; destroyed me and 12 castle guards, it happened so fast i don't think anyone got a shot off

BTW i always go with a bunch in dodging, and if i'll be using a shield then shield user too; this keeps me alive long enough to train on weaker things to get my weapon skills up to par.
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Re: How have you been dying recently?
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2010, 08:53:11 am »

Me(Master Axeman, ca. 60 kills) + 3 Peasants + 10 Pike/Spearmen vs. 1 Minotaur; fight lasted 30 seconds.
didn't hit him once.
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Re: How have you been dying recently?
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2010, 09:13:15 am »

My latest adventurer had just beaten a bandit warlord, after crippling a few of their followers.

I get ambushed by one of the people I cut a hand off. She's a maceman who's only holding a shield.

We strike, parry each other's hits a lot, and then the first hit that goes through is a fatal kick to the head. Guess who was on the recieving end.

Bullshit.
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Re: How have you been dying recently?
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2010, 10:15:47 am »

bogeymen always bogeymen they bash my lungs to atoms and leave me to suffocate
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UristMcDwarf

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Re: How have you been dying recently?
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2010, 12:00:13 pm »

bogeymen always bogeymen they bash my lungs to atoms and leave me to suffocate

To fight those guys, this is what I do.

Run away, so they line up so you can take em one on one.
AIM FOR THE LOWER BODY! (Oh gosh, that sounded weird  :-\ ) It contains the most vital organs (no, you're not funny)
So keep stabbing their stomach and chest, and they should die.
Also, if you can see a shot at the head you can take, STAB IT! A stab to the head is usually a OHKO for me.
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Jacob/Lee

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Re: How have you been dying recently?
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2010, 01:35:53 pm »

Dodged off a cliff, fell about 15 z-levels before crashing in a river. The only time I didn't take swimming skill.

Oh god that happened to you too?
"Too" is not what I would use. Every time I don't buy swimming is when it happens to me.

minno

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Re: How have you been dying recently?
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2010, 04:32:35 pm »

I almost died for a metagame reason.  I tried swimming across the ocean (after checking the temperature), and about halfway across the .exe went "not responding" for 20 seconds after every 10 seconds of movement.  I'm guessing that it was having a problem loading and rendering the 8 z-levels of ocean, but I almost ended my multi-legendary dwarf right there just to stop the insane lag.
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gabriot

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Re: How have you been dying recently?
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2010, 09:01:50 pm »

Always from getting too cocky and spleeing out in the wilderness.  In all seriousness though I think it's retarded that between a party of 12 heros and yourself that somehow a band of night prowlers can somehow sneak up and attack you over 100 times without you waking up.
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