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by theblackcat
Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's mistake-filled 2/587 KOLHS AT
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Re: TheBlackCat's mistake-filled 2/587 KOLHS AT

Yay! Thanks lost and ungawa for your responses. I'm actually interested in being able to beat the Queen in-run. Only problem is that I don't have a source of strong item/skill based delevellers, outside of being a Sauceror. Based on Disco Lord Ross's post though, I'm still short on a lot of the dama...
by theblackcat
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's mistake-filled 2/587 KOLHS AT
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Re: TheBlackCat's mistake-filled 2/587 KOLHS AT

Thanks for the quick response, ungawa! After going back to the session logs, you're right. It was just a parsing bug with AscensionLogVisualiser, and the crafting adventures didn't actually take that turn. Good to know my karma wasn't wasted! Regarding the Black Forest, what happened was that one of...
by theblackcat
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's mistake-filled 2/587 KOLHS AT
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

TheBlackCat's mistake-filled 2/587 KOLHS AT

Greetings, forumers! I'm TheBlackCat, a returning player to KoL. I previously submitted 3 logs for the DiTR4 contest, each failing to breach the 2 day SC mark. But never again! Armed with a bunch of new shinies (and powercreep) from my old investments and also ascension area revamps (more powercreep...
by theblackcat
Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions...
Replies: 1596
Views: 376380

Re: Introductions...

Greetings, AfH (and associated clan members/nonmembers)! I'm TheBlackCat, a returning player after some time away from KoL. IRL I'm a social entrepreneur with an economics degree, but that's really a cover for my more dastardly identity - gaming and spreadsheet addict. It's since been a month since ...
by theblackcat
Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions...
Replies: 1596
Views: 376380

Re: Introductions...

Hey guys! I joined AfHk shortly after participating in DitR2, which was a really long time ago. Shortly after that, I got shipped off to university where I spent years of my life getting a piece of paper that says that I know a little bit about Economics. Unfortunately, workload meant that I couldn'...
by theblackcat
Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Bad Moon
Topic: TheBlackCat's TT Bad Moon Run Log 12/1607
Replies: 1
Views: 1037

TheBlackCat's TT Bad Moon Run Log 12/1607

NEW Turtle Tamer Hardcore No-Path ASCENSION STARTED 20140729 ------------------------------ This log was created by the Ascension Log Visualizer 3.7.0. The basic idea and the format of this parser have been borrowed from the AFH MafiaLog Parser by VladimirPootin and QuantumNightmare. ===Day 1=== [0]...
by theblackcat
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log III
Replies: 12
Views: 2896

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log III

I still don't quite understand the part about pulling the War Hippy Outfit. What I'm understanding for you is to do this: 1. 3 Outfit Pieces drop while starting the War. Hooray I win. 2. 2 Outfit Pieces drop while starting the War. Pull 1 hippy outfit piece. 3. 1 Outfit Piece drops while starting th...
by theblackcat
Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log III
Replies: 12
Views: 2896

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log III

I thought the pirate insult book would save me a couple of turns in the Barrr looking for insults, but after trying it a couple of times, I only get about 2 insults while farming the outfit at the Cove, and the turns saved are in an area that gives pretty good stats, so it's probably not even worth ...
by theblackcat
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log III
Replies: 12
Views: 2896

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log III

Just let me clarify what you are saying about the war outfit. Whenever I start the war, even when running +items and a slimeling and sniffing the drill sergeant, I usually get an average of 1 outfit piece. If that is the case, I should not bother to pull the rest of the outfit and skip the nuns tric...
by theblackcat
Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log III
Replies: 12
Views: 2896

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log III

It just occured to me that it could also be the case that I am running my fairy too often, and my stat familiar not often enough. My familiar usage tends to be about 2/3 fairy (scarecrow, stomp boots, slimeling) and 1/3 stat (BBB, Hipster). Edit: On the other hand, I do run my fairy while powerlevel...
by theblackcat
Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log III
Replies: 12
Views: 2896

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log III

Also, does anyone have any links to logs that are around my day/turncount (2 days, 590-610 turncount)? I'm looking for the next way to further cut my turncount. How does one transit from a high turncount 2 dayer to a low turncount 2 dayer? I've noticed that the number of turns I spend powerleveling ...
by theblackcat
Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log II
Replies: 13
Views: 3214

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log II

===Day 2=== [222-223] Hippy Camp [32,22,51] +> [223] Got filthy corduroys, filthy knitted dread sack #> Turn [222] pulled 1 Mint-in-box Moonthril Cuirass }> [223] Disintegrated crusty hippy jewelry maker -> Turn [222] He-Boulder [224-234] Goatlet [117,101,248] +> [226] Got bottle of whiskey +> [228...
by theblackcat
Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:24 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log III
Replies: 12
Views: 2896

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log III

My apologies, I accidentally pasted the wrong parsed log into the post, that was the log for Run 2. I've edited the post for the correct log now.

Sorry about that. =/
by theblackcat
Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log III
Replies: 12
Views: 2896

TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log III

NEW Accordion Thief Softcore No-Path ASCENSION STARTED 20111122 ------------------------------ This log was created by the Ascension Log Visualizer 3.7.0. The basic idea and the format of this parser have been borrowed from the AFH MafiaLog Parser by VladimirPootin and QuantumNightmare. ===Day 1=== ...
by theblackcat
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log II
Replies: 13
Views: 3214

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log II

Edit: Weird, I can't seem to post my Day 2 for this run. The screen just goes to white for some reason.. Is this a bug with the forum? Since all my attempts at 2-dayers kinda failed, my best run for the DitR (ironically) is the first one when I forgot to pull a bunch of stuff. Still, I'll post up th...
by theblackcat
Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log II
Replies: 13
Views: 3214

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log II

Is there some kind of mechanism or limitation for activating the Juju buff? I was using the Lightning and Volcano buff to help kill tower monsters, because I didn't have any big spells at that time. If that's the case I really should have relied on divines and love songs to help kill the monsters. O...
by theblackcat
Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log II
Replies: 13
Views: 3214

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log II

Rah. Apparently luck isn't with me. Again ran out of adventures at the tower. =((

Looks like my dream of submitting a 2 day run for DitR is not gonna happen. Will post my logs tomorrow or something, just gonna go sulk in a corner for now.. =/
by theblackcat
Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log II
Replies: 13
Views: 3214

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log II

Argh. Ran out of turns while doing the Sorceress' tower. =( I can't seem to get my Juju Mask to cooperate with me whenever I try tower-killing. Well, I'm going to perm Awesome Balls of Fire this run, hopefully that will alleviate my tower-killing woes. I'll post my log later, but the run-killing mis...
by theblackcat
Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log II
Replies: 13
Views: 3214

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log II

Here's the log for Day 1 of my 2 day attempt. So far I seem to be ahead of schedule compared to last run, but I won't have the luxury of pulling 7 Blank-Outs like last run, so I'm still not in the clear for 2 days yet. Quests went by significantly faster than I expected, leaving me with a gap betwee...
by theblackcat
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log II
Replies: 13
Views: 3214

TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log II

Right then, planning for my next run. The main difference between this run plan and the previous one is that I'm planning for a lower turncount, and so I don't need to devote so many pulls to turngen and can shift some to turnsavings. Switching from astral energy drinks to astral pilsners saves me 2...
by theblackcat
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log - Failed 2 dayer 3/572
Replies: 23
Views: 4961

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log - Failed 2 dayer 3/5

Yeah, mother hellseal levelling is probably best for those runs which have diet constraints (SCT or SCB). I sorta imagine it would be to get to 90 mainstat ASAP while unlocking the Poop Deck and finishing as many quests as possible, then leveling to 90 mainstat, killing Hobo Bosses and powerlevel to...
by theblackcat
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log - Failed 2 dayer 3/572
Replies: 23
Views: 4961

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log - Failed 2 dayer 3/5

I kind of pulled Blank-Outs to replace clovers, for most part, which sort of has a dual-impact on the number of powerleveling turns. I miss out on stat gain from combat, and there's also the opportunity cost of not pulling a clover. I've started another spreadsheet to plan for the next run, which sh...
by theblackcat
Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log - Failed 2 dayer 3/572
Replies: 23
Views: 4961

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log - Failed 2 dayer 3/5

I'm looking for some feedback with regard to the allocation of turns. I ended up spending 88 adventures in the Haunted Ballroom powerleveling, is there any way to better allocate my resources so I'm not powerleveling so much? Another question that pops up is, how do I value additional item drops in ...
by theblackcat
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log - Failed 2 dayer 3/572
Replies: 23
Views: 4961

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log - Failed 2 dayer 3/5

I guess those spells haven't been very high on my perm list, compared with actual turnsavers like Empathy and stuff. =P I'm actually deciding between perming Holiday Weight Gain and a hobo spell this run.
by theblackcat
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log - Failed 2 dayer 3/572
Replies: 23
Views: 4961

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log(s)

So then, this is the log of my failed 2 day attempt, that somehow turned into a low turncount 3 dayer. I'm actually pretty proud of myself, since it beats my previous lowest turncount by more than 100 turns. =) I'm pretty sure I can do a 2 dayer now, assuming that I don't forget to stock Hagnk's aga...
by theblackcat
Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Pwnacus Maximus' DITR Low-Skill SC Logs thread!
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

Re: Pwnacus Maximus' DITR Low-Skill SC Logs thread!

Hello there, fellow softcore competitor! =D I'm just curious, but I'm not sure why you spent so many turns in the Sleazy Back Alley. That area is pretty bad for stats, and the only conceivable reason I would spend some turns there would be to unlock the Guild. Also, stomping the creatures in the low...
by theblackcat
Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log - Failed 2 dayer 3/572
Replies: 23
Views: 4961

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log(s)

So, then, owing to the fact that I massively failed at scheduling, my 2 day run is going to have to be pushed back by about a week. I blame time zone differences. =P On the plus side, that gives me time to pick up Holiday Weight Gain to help with survivability. =D @lost: I'll run a fairy while start...
by theblackcat
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:50 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log - Failed 2 dayer 3/572
Replies: 23
Views: 4961

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log(s)

The reason I didn't try to use astral energy drinks is that it would require more pulls to use, and the extra number of extra turns generated didn't seem to be worth it. Still, after actually planning out my pull list and turn generation, it's beginning to look more and more attractive. After some m...
by theblackcat
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log - Failed 2 dayer 3/572
Replies: 23
Views: 4961

Re: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log(s)

Thanks for all your feedback. =) Do you think it would be a good idea to pull both the Vmask and the Juju Mask then? The Vmask would be useful mainly for the banishing and filthworms. I still have a feeling that it could be worth pulling even if I don't crisis out the turns. I'll do the number crunc...
by theblackcat
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log - Failed 2 dayer 3/572
Replies: 23
Views: 4961

TheBlackCat's DitR4 Contest Run Log - Failed 2 dayer 3/572

So then, now that I've finally got time on my hands, time to start planning for my DitR contest run. I'll probably be using this thread for all my runs (assuming that I do more than one run) and will be posting my preparations and obviously, my logs. I've tried to lay out as much of my reasoning as ...
by theblackcat
Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's 3/695 SCBHY AT run. Comments appreciated!
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Re: TheBlackCat's 3/695 SCBHY AT run. Comments appreciated!

Thanks for your comments, and advice too. I think from this point on my turngen isn't really going to be too much of an issue. Like I mentioned, this run was a sorta experimental one in the sense that I was trying to squeeze the Goatlet in on Day 1 just so that I can get a milk for turngen. That pro...
by theblackcat
Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: TheBlackCat's 3/695 SCBHY AT run. Comments appreciated!
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

TheBlackCat's 3/695 SCBHY AT run. Comments appreciated!

Hey everyone. So, this is my first post of the forums and I thought that I'd do a short introduction of myself. My BCC profile can be found here: http://bumcheekcity.com/kol/profile.php?u=theblackcat Feel free to skip the next 2 paragraphs if you aren't interested. TheBlackCat (#1866644) was created...