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by Nomen Nescio
Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: My "Diamond in the Rough" Planning entry.
Replies: 8
Views: 1711

Re: My "Diamond in the Rough" Planning entry.

Yeah, for potions. You can't make food with saucecrafting until you have pastamancery, but for the first four days you should be eating all key lime pies anyway. Open the island and pull a hippy suit as early as you can and then make stat boosting potions to help out with the harder fights; you'll a...
by Nomen Nescio
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: My "Diamond in the Rough" Planning entry.
Replies: 8
Views: 1711

Re: My "Diamond in the Rough" Planning entry.

Er, hardcore or softcore? Either way, saucecrafting is probably going to do you more good than anything else. In softcore you'll want to pull a harem veil anyway so you can use that to get into the bats.
by Nomen Nescio
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Bad Moon
Topic: Kelemvor BM DB 100% black cat 12/1616
Replies: 40
Views: 13172

Re: Kelemvor BM DB catmoon (in-progress, could use help)

Oh? I've heard there's a bias towards keys you don't have, and I know that if you have 2 keys, you're guaranteed to zap one into the third, but I didn't know it was guaranteed that if you have 1 key, you will always zap it into a different key. Neato. If tomorrow's DD doesn't look favorable, I'll z...
by Nomen Nescio
Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Archived Threads of Awesomeness
Topic: AFH Presents: An Encounter Taxonomy
Replies: 76
Views: 21803

Re: AFH Presents: An Encounter Ontology

If anyone has semi-rares coming up and would be willing to help test this, spending them at unlocked heck hobopolis bosses or in the not-unlocked goatlet would be nice. I've done this at burnbarrel blvd and I'm pretty sure the boss choice overrode the semirare and I think I still got the semirare a...
by Nomen Nescio
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Laptops
Replies: 29
Views: 7365

Re: Laptops

Is there any reason to go for an LED versus an LCD display? LED is significantly more expensive ($175 more, to be precise). Only thing I can comment on. LED displays are a little more brilliant and when they turn on they come to full brilliance right away. My laptop has one, they're very nice, but ...
by Nomen Nescio
Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Laptops
Replies: 29
Views: 7365

Re: Laptops

Oh, and Sue, macs suck. If you don't find a pc you like you really should take a look at Apple. Their laptops have always been very nice, great displays and when my battery was new I got five hours out of it, and if you want you can run it as a unix or windows machine and almost never even look at ...
by Nomen Nescio
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: Pantsless's 11-skill 4-day HC planning thread
Replies: 24
Views: 5236

Re: Pantsless's 11-skill 4-day HC planning thread

GoldS wrote:Oh, that. That was a joke.
Heh. Well, I guess this is what I get for not paying enough attention to chat.
by Nomen Nescio
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: Pantsless's 11-skill 4-day HC planning thread
Replies: 24
Views: 5236

Re: Pantsless's 11-skill 4-day HC planning thread

Libram skills: I only have candy hearts right now. I'm considering buying divines or love songs, but I'd like to wait and see what the new libram is all about first. Unfortunately it comes out on the first day of my run, so it probably won't be fully spaded by the time I need to make that decision....
by Nomen Nescio
Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Suggestions / Complaints
Topic: New Styles Added
Replies: 60
Views: 18836

Re: New Styles Added

Are other people bothered by code tags being set to a specific size and a scrollbar if it goes longer? It makes it much harder to read for me, can it be disabled?
by Nomen Nescio
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Suggestions / Complaints
Topic: New Styles Added
Replies: 60
Views: 18836

Re: New Styles Added

So far I actually like blackpearl, I like the way it displays and handles subforums better than the others. The only problems are minor, I wouldn't mind the yellows and oranges being a little less bright and black avatars with a transparent background don't show up (kujjie's shows as just a red stri...
by Nomen Nescio
Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: big_mara: 3/479... TEET!
Replies: 26
Views: 4118

Re: big_mara: 3/479... TEET!

After showing this to my girlfriend and getting severely laughed at (apparently having the best something in an online stick figure game doesn't impress everyone), I instinctively said, "Well what have you done with your life?" Hey, it's better than Einstein ever did, and they called him a genius. ...
by Nomen Nescio
Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: The Commune
Topic: Stinky cheese ball
Replies: 10
Views: 4569

Is it just a runaway? Somebody last night thought it might be a banisher too. With all the other free runs available, one extra a day still seems pretty marginal; you'd have to pull it day one to be worth it and I don't know where I'd find the room on day one.
by Nomen Nescio
Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Internet service
Replies: 3
Views: 2212

Internet service

As some of you know, I'm moving soon. I've just discovered that my current DSL service won't be available at the place I'd like to move into and it looks like DSL might not be at all. Setting aside what this says about the generally pathetic state of broadband availability in the US, does anybody kn...
by Nomen Nescio
Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: Best Use of Your Mystical Bookshelf (and rec. for mine)
Replies: 23
Views: 5193

You shouldn't need your shield for the tower unless you have a really weird collection of skills (lots of buffs to run, so you need all your pool table uses for mp, but no familiar buffs) -- you should be able to meet tower requirements on familiar equipment, pet-buffing spray, and 2 skills. I have...
by Nomen Nescio
Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Eevilcat's 4/893 SCNP TT (Wallaby) AfH/HoD Contest Run
Replies: 12
Views: 2393

Is it always more optimal to pull 3 star pies? On a three day or longer run, yes. With milk key pies are actually a pretty good food and it can take a bunch of extra turns to open and get through the hole in the sky; getting through the castle quick is something you should be glad for. I shall asce...
by Nomen Nescio
Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Eevilcat's 4/893 SCNP TT (Wallaby) AfH/HoD Contest Run
Replies: 12
Views: 2393

First of all, in the future when you post a skill list use this , it's much easier to read. Your biggest mistake wasn't actually late but early; you should've have got liver. Liver's never worth it in softcore, even with SHCs you're only going to gain three or four adventures over what it costs to g...
by Nomen Nescio
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Girl Bands
Replies: 23
Views: 5883

Well, you may or may not like Bikini Kill (they're punk rock), but I'd be remiss not to put them at the top of any list of girl bands. Some others, off the top of my head and my iTunes library: Sleater-Kinney Cat Power Bela Karoli The Cocteau Twins were only fronted by a woman, but were defined by L...
by Nomen Nescio
Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: Softcore 101: Stocking Hagnk's
Replies: 42
Views: 27773

Include two or three cameras? Lately I've been thinking about, on a three-day run, pulling a camera, using it with a runaway in the wine cellar, and then hopefully getting all bottles to drop in one turn.
by Nomen Nescio
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Zorro the Brave's 7/1054 SCNP DB Blender Run
Replies: 21
Views: 3793

sewer - 1 turn (dingy planks) You should pull this. The turns spent sewering give you no stats. Really? I thought conventional wisdom is that dinghy planks aren't a good pull, I think even remember reading somewhere of somebody using "better than dinghy planks" as a standard for what constitutes a ...
by Nomen Nescio
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions...
Replies: 1597
Views: 387489

MonsterERB wrote:
Rigatoni Rex wrote:...read Terry Pratchett novels...
+10 to Rigs.
Man, if I'd known it was that easy to score points, I would've mentioned the handful of English imports I bought back when the early books were out of print in my application. ;)

And yes. Welcome, Riggs.
by Nomen Nescio
Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Zorro the Brave's 6/1066 SCNP P Blender Run (DitR)
Replies: 9
Views: 2193

Heh. Well, thinking it's fun being in a small, odd group is very nearly a requirement for being any sort of softcore ascender, at least one who wants to take ascension seriously. I think it's possible to make quite a bit of progress without most of the expensive gear anyway, you should definitely be...
by Nomen Nescio
Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Eigenbasis SCNP AT Wallaby 4/634
Replies: 11
Views: 2165

That's an awful lot of pies you're eating, unless you are totally skipping the 8-bit realm, and a lot of adventures lost. There really isn't much good 1 or 2 fullness food out there in the wild. That's for four days skipping the 8-bit. For three days at your turncount (which is only a few turns mor...
by Nomen Nescio
Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Eigenbasis SCNP AT Wallaby 4/634
Replies: 11
Views: 2165

I'll keep that in mind, but what combination would you use to get to full fullness? 2 pies + reagent pasta + cookie? How do you guarantee that you'll have hellion, mushrooms, or cheese? (Also I have yet to perm saucecrafting). I use three pies + cookie + whatever comes along, leaving room for a sec...
by Nomen Nescio
Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Zorro the Brave's 6/1066 SCNP P Blender Run (DitR)
Replies: 9
Views: 2193

Like snark said, it's hard to give informed answers on budget ascension because not many people really do any more than a proof of concept run or two with speed in mind, but if you don't have shieldbutt and you're relying on moxieplinking for combat then using two or three late game pulls on better ...
by Nomen Nescio
Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: Is SCNP dead?
Replies: 40
Views: 8858

Eh, it's just resting for a while.

Given how far I am from the high end of SC speed, I'm reluctant to comment much but with only one two-day run under six hundred and one three-day under five hundred, is there really enough data to say one way or the other? The game is definitely in flux right now, and I think that's due to changes i...
by Nomen Nescio
Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: DidloDiddly SCNP 5/870, PM Wallaby
Replies: 9
Views: 1899

Questions and comments as they come to me over the next couple hours as I get a few minutes here and there for it, so this may end up a little stream of consciousness: Why wallaby? You pulled dope wheels so the pull advantage it might have given you is negated (and actually unneeded in four-day with...
by Nomen Nescio
Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon's thread about weird things people have discovered
Replies: 83
Views: 18002

On a similar note, I always thought tapioca was kind of crazy (along with other plants that are poisonous in their raw form). What does it take to try the product of (accidental?) fermentation or other processing the first time? Most likely? Watching animals eat it and not die after some version of...
by Nomen Nescio
Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:06 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Nomen Nescio's SCNP AT 3/628 (Blender) for DitR
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

ADVENTURES ---------- Haunted Ballroom: 45 Battlefield (Frat Uniform): 35 Orc Chasm: 31 Hidden Temple: 25 Dark Neck of the Woods: 23 Fantasy Airship: 23 Barrrney's Barrr: 20 Giant's Castle: 18 The Middle Chamber: 18 Hidden City: 17 Defiled Nook: 16 Spooky Putty Monster: 15 Themthar Hills: 15 Dark E...
by Nomen Nescio
Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:40 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Nomen Nescio's SCNP AT 3/628 (Blender) for DitR
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Day two pulls: [92] 1 Knob goblin lunchbox [106] 1 ring of conflict: I actually managed to pull and use this as soon as I could, which I suppose really ought not to be something to be proud of. [193] 1 eyepatch [193] 1 swashbuckling pants [193] 1 stuffed shoulder parrot [204] 1 frilly skirt [246] 2 ...
by Nomen Nescio
Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Nomen Nescio's SCNP AT 3/628 (Blender) for DitR
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Nomen Nescio's SCNP AT 3/628 (Blender) for DitR

Ordinarily, this isn't a log I'd post. Not only is day one embarrassingly ugly, but since I finished the run I've come to realize where a lot of my biggest mistakes were and what I could do to improve the run; if I had it to do over I could probably pretty easily shave forty or so turns off, but I w...
by Nomen Nescio
Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Ascension Tools
Topic: Ascension Log Visualizer
Replies: 247
Views: 520256

First off, the +XP from critical hits are impossible to track currently, because mafia doesn't track critical hits. I suspected as much, since I couldn't find anything to indicate a crit in my raw mafia logs. Thought I'd ask anyway. That said, to say the truth, since I had to pull the RNG-chart I'm...
by Nomen Nescio
Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Ascension Tools
Topic: Ascension Log Visualizer
Replies: 247
Views: 520256

There's also no tracking for v mask stats. At the very least you could just figure an average of +2 stats for every combat it's equipped, and if there's some way to tell if a combat ended with a critical hit and track those, that'd be awesome. Also it's just occurred to me that it would be helpful, ...
by Nomen Nescio
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Ms Misanthropy's 5/926 SCNP DB (Blender) Run DitR
Replies: 22
Views: 5507

As long as you're pulling prismatic wads (and while it's not a great pull, it's not a bad one either), try to time using it so that you use the buff to its maximum potential. I used to use them to great affect against the bonerdragon, lord spookyraven, and hidden city spirits; anywhere you need to e...
by Nomen Nescio
Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: Soft to the Core
Replies: 22
Views: 4241

I'd meant to say originally that I decided to pull it because I have no +combat skills, right now my entire strategy centers around mitigating my lack of skills and I imagine it'll change in another ten or fifteen runs. I hadn't realized that the pantry and outskirts noncombats can all be skipped or...
by Nomen Nescio
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: Soft to the Core
Replies: 22
Views: 4241

I'd be interested to hear if any of the more experienced ascenders disagree, but I'm planning on pulling a monster bait on day one of my contest run, which will be a three-day attempt. I estimate it saves seven or eight turns over the course of the run, and reduces undesirable noncombats/increases o...
by Nomen Nescio
Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: The Upstairs Frank's SCNP TT Mongoose 3/710 (DitR practice)
Replies: 5
Views: 1298

I think pulling the quadroculars may end up depending on day and turncount goals. I'm still not sure if I'm going to pull it for the contest; I didn't pull it for my practice run, but I think I need to reevaluate my list of possible targets. What are you doing to get to level six that fast? Do the a...
by Nomen Nescio
Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Nomen Nescio's SCNP DB 4/740 (Blender)
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

You can also use your love songs against him. The icy revenge and disturbing obsession ones will do double damage to him. Actually, icy revenge and naughty innuendo do double, both of which are moxie based. Double the fun! Yeah, I actually stumbled into naughty innuendo doing double damage on my la...
by Nomen Nescio
Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Nomen Nescio's SCNP DB 4/740 (Blender)
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Here's the rest of it: ADVENTURES ---------- Haunted Ballroom: 68 Battlefield (Frat Uniform): 36 The Middle Chamber: 35 Barrrney's Barrr: 31 Fantasy Airship: 31 Haunted Bathroom: 27 Defiled Alcove: 23 Dark Heart of the Woods: 22 Hidden City: 21 Goatlet: 19 Hidden Temple: 16 Belowdecks: 15 Mysticalit...
by Nomen Nescio
Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Nomen Nescio's SCNP DB 4/740 (Blender)
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Nomen Nescio's SCNP DB 4/740 (Blender)

I wasn't originally planning on posting this log but my plans have changed and there are some questions I want to ask. Well, here goes... NEW Disco Bandit ASCENSION STARTED 20090725 ------------------------------ This log was created by the Ascension Log Visualizer 1.1.6. The basic idea and the form...
by Nomen Nescio
Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Eigenbasis SCNP 4/707 TT (Blender)
Replies: 12
Views: 2182

I always pull Spooky-Gro fertilizer, especially on a 4 day run. I hope you mean "I always pull it if it doesn't drop before the tree." I've always pulled it first on my recent string of runs. In four days, if you're crafting booze and generating your own spleen, pulls have at least for me been incr...
by Nomen Nescio
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions...
Replies: 1597
Views: 387489

According to my even more rusty latin skills (my last school lessons were 20 years ago) Nomen Nescio translates into "I do not know the name". Well I have no latin skills, I just encountered the phrase at some point, but it is unknown name or I do not know the name, people used to use it to anonymo...
by Nomen Nescio
Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions...
Replies: 1597
Views: 387489

Well, hello, I was just whitelisted into AFHk. liife isn't the new guy any more. I'm all of a sudden struggling for things to say about myself; I got interested in softcore speed a while back in large part due to various forum posts made by members of this clan, and now here I am. I suppose what int...