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Author Topic: *Spoilers* Got turned into [something unpleasant] - huh?  (Read 23367 times)

Anathema

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*Spoilers* Got turned into [something unpleasant] - huh?
« on: January 16, 2011, 04:01:41 pm »

So I'm trying to master adventure mode solo as a human demigod swordsman. For the record this is a fresh install of 31.18, a world generated with default settings, no modding, nothing changed except to add mayday graphics.

I was traveling near a frozen coastline between towns when darkness fell and 5ish bogeymen ambushed me - to make a long story short, I ran out across the glacier to escape them and eventually killed them one-by-one. But now I'm standing in the middle of a glacier and unable to travel; "You must move away from the water before you can travel."

Well, at this point I probably should've retraced my steps to the north, but I seemed to be halfway across this small bay and I was traveling south anyway, so I decided to continue south and cross the frozen bay. I walk.. and walk.. and walk.. for so long I suspect it's bugged somehow, seeing nothing but endless glacier and always unable to travel. Eventually I have to sleep, and continue walking through the day, until suddenly:

"You have discovered an eerie cavern. The air above the dark stone floor is alive with vortices of purple light and dark boiling clouds. Seemingly bottomless glowing pits mark the surface."

One moment, walking across a glacier, the next I'm in hell. It's populated by friendly demons which I can talk to (they don't have much interesting to say) and I am now "Average-sized for a horned devil" with no skills, no inventory, and a new set of attributes to match my new form (apparently devils have superior patience and high memory, but low social awareness. Go figure). Also, it appears I can fly. My description says:

"A great spider composed of salt. It has two long straight horns and it undulates rhythmically. Beware its poisonous bite!"

I've spent some time exploring hell, there does not appear to be a way out, or any quests or buildings or items or really anything at all except the glowing pits and the occasional friendly devil without anything interesting to say. For an adventurer, this is hell. What do I do now?

Screenshots:
Announcements screen, including the discovery of hell about halfway down:
http://img705.imageshack.us/i/announcements.jpg/
My new attributes/description:
http://img407.imageshack.us/i/attributes.jpg/
Even demons fear the bogeymen:
http://img21.imageshack.us/i/bogeyman.jpg/
Flying over a glowing pit (this is what all of hell looks like):
http://img832.imageshack.us/i/glowingpit.jpg/
Death by picking a fight with Demon of Pig Iron:
http://img405.imageshack.us/i/deceased.jpg/

Save:
http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=3697
« Last Edit: January 16, 2011, 05:20:18 pm by Anathema »
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Darvi

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Re: Got turned into a devil - huh?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 04:03:22 pm »

Build a fort, remove cotton candy, take over the world. Also, spoilers.
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Re: *Spoilers* Got turned into [something unpleasant] - huh?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2011, 04:05:53 pm »

Ah good point, I forgot there are people that haven't discovered hell yet. Edited title. And I haven't managed to find any cotton candy - there's literally nothing here but glowing pits and demons.
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Re: *Spoilers* Got turned into [something unpleasant] - huh?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2011, 04:08:21 pm »

Then try finding a demonic fortress.

Was that glacier around the southern border? As in, were you very close to it?
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Re: *Spoilers* Got turned into [something unpleasant] - huh?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2011, 04:10:40 pm »

Nope, NW area of the map, but nowhere near the actual border. Also, just found cotton candy, although I can only fly one z-level up the shaft, there's an open space above me but I don't get the option to go up any farther. Exploring is difficult since it's apparently dark down here, I only get 3 tiles of sight in each direction.
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Re: *Spoilers* Got turned into [something unpleasant] - huh?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2011, 04:12:13 pm »

Just upload the screenshots you take in game (i will assume you know how to do that) to http://img826.imageshack.us/ after converting them to .jpgs.
Can you retire your demon adventurer? You might end up somewhere else after coming back from retirement. Or you could try to travel through hell (if the hell regions connect) until you find a demonic fortress and maybe get out this way. But it's weird that there are no adamantine tubes. Anyway grats on finding a really weird glitch.

fakeedit: got beaten to it, gonna post anyway
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Re: *Spoilers* Got turned into [something unpleasant] - huh?
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2011, 04:19:48 pm »

Then try finding a demonic fortress.

Was that glacier around the southern border? As in, were you very close to it?
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Re: *Spoilers* Got turned into [something unpleasant] - huh?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2011, 04:31:03 pm »

Announcements screen, including the discovery of hell about halfway down:
http://img705.imageshack.us/i/announcements.jpg/
My new attributes/description:
http://img407.imageshack.us/i/attributes.jpg/
Flying over a glowing pit (this is what all of hell looks like):
http://img832.imageshack.us/i/glowingpit.jpg/
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Re: *Spoilers* Got turned into [something unpleasant] - huh?
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2011, 04:37:17 pm »

Then try finding a demonic fortress.

Was that glacier around the southern border? As in, were you very close to it?

So do you think it was some kind of map transition glitch?


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Unless he's already opened one in fortress mode...
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Re: *Spoilers* Got turned into [something unpleasant] - huh?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2011, 04:40:13 pm »

Unfortunately, no fortresses on this map, made a fresh one to try out adventuring in 31.18 (I play 31.16 for fortresses, so that stonesense works). Also it won't let me travel underground, I doubt I'd have the patience to walk to a fortress anyway.

No option to retire either, I got bored and picked a fight with another demon. Apparently Demons of Pig Iron are much stronger than Horned Devils like me:
http://img405.imageshack.us/i/deceased.jpg/
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Re: *Spoilers* Got turned into [something unpleasant] - huh?
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2011, 04:40:37 pm »

Anathema, could you upload the save to DFFD:

http://dffd.wimbli.com/category.php?id=20
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Re: *Spoilers* Got turned into [something unpleasant] - huh?
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2011, 04:44:28 pm »

Anathema, could you upload the save to DFFD:

http://dffd.wimbli.com/category.php?id=20

Sure, I savescummed to before my demon's death. Will register there and post the upload link shortly.
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Re: *Spoilers* Got turned into [something unpleasant] - huh?
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2011, 04:44:39 pm »

Wow.

You are made of salt.

What.

Anyyyway.

Fly your butt outta there and go bite some groundhogs.
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2011, 05:00:04 pm »

Save now available, added the link to first post as well.

http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=3697

Also, just for laughs - apparently even demons fear the bogeymen:
http://img21.imageshack.us/i/bogeyman.jpg/
« Last Edit: January 16, 2011, 05:19:58 pm by Anathema »
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Re: *Spoilers* Got turned into [something unpleasant] - huh?
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2011, 05:44:41 pm »

This has happened before, though I'm not sure if it was someone bodyswapping with demons specifically, just underground stuff.

Is there still that glitch where being directly under a site let you quick travel even while you were underground, or did Toady fix that? If he didn't, you can try that to escape.
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