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by drecsutal
Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: fingersmurphy PM SC 3/761 wallaby
Replies: 1
Views: 872

Re: fingersmurphy PM SC 3/761 wallaby

Okay, major problems: 1.) F'c'le. 38 turns is about 30 too many. Get to +233%, and maximize +combat. If that means pulling eydrops at your skill/item level, do it. Certainly use the legendary beat, and 2/3 of the pool table buffs. 2.) Hella turngen pulls. Every one of these that you turn into a turn...
by drecsutal
Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Alex9009's 4/679 SCNP DB (Wombat)
Replies: 17
Views: 3441

Re: Alex9009's 4/679 SCNP DB (Wombat)

Pulls: pebblebrau - Meh. Without a VIP key I guess the early stats are appreciated, but it's still a pretty questionable pull. Haiku Katana - People have already bothered you about this. I'll just note that an ice sickle is actually only a minor improvement over a dreadlock whip, if you're looking f...
by drecsutal
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Atro_Phied SCNP DB (3/568)
Replies: 4
Views: 1484

Re: Atro_Phied SCNP DB (3/568)

Regarding pulls, I had 5 spare at the end of the run Well, that's a problem, if you're going for speed. 5 pulls is easily 15 turns you could have saved, and there are plenty of other places you might have done pulls more wisely. and never planned to tower kill. I didn't save any GAP buffs for it ev...
by drecsutal
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Atro_Phied SCNP DB (3/568)
Replies: 4
Views: 1484

Re: Atro_Phied SCNP DB (3/568)

#> Turn [0] pulled 1 jewel-eyed wizard hat #> Turn [0] pulled 1 facsimile dictionary Try to get down to at most one of these, though on a 3-day it doesn't matter so much. [15] photocopied monster [25,45,52] #> [15] Semirare: Knob Goblin Elite Guard Captain -> Turn [15] Mini-Hipster #> [74] Semirare...
by drecsutal
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas
Replies: 104
Views: 34113

Re: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas

Imagine that you discovered yourself to be in possession of a very good counterfeit $100 bill (which passes the typical "marker" test that retail stores do, as well as a casual visual and tactile inspection) and completely unsure of where you got it. Would it be ethical to give it to somebody else, ...
by drecsutal
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Drec Sutal SCNP mongoose TT 3/467
Replies: 0
Views: 1303

Drec Sutal SCNP mongoose TT 3/467

Housekeeping: Stat days 2/3. My stated goal was sub-board karma, and the TT boards were not very good at the time. Result was 3/467, which I'm pretty happy with. That's currently tied for #6 best 3-day. Could have been better, though, I really wasn't looking for any kind of turncount until most of t...
by drecsutal
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: aukermdr's 3/531 SCNP TT Mongoose
Replies: 9
Views: 2210

Re: aukermdr's 3/531 SCNP TT Mongoose

That's a good point, but I'm not 100% sure that's anyone has actually done it. I mean, somebody probably has, I've just never heard someone actually say they did it. I'd put it alongside "using the jack-in-the-box" in the "optimal, but I'm not telling people to do it" category.
by drecsutal
Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: aukermdr's 3/531 SCNP TT Mongoose
Replies: 9
Views: 2210

Re: aukermdr's 3/531 SCNP TT Mongoose

sn't it one adventure and a clover? I think a pull that's better than a clover is usually worthwhile. It used to be that you had 1 clover on day 1, and you used that in the lucky sewers. Now you have 2-3 clovers day 1, and you don't need to spend one on the sewers. This changes the value of clovers...
by drecsutal
Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Verdigris97's 3/599 SCNP Sa Platypus
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Re: Verdigris97's 3/599 SCNP Sa Platypus

#> Turn [0] pulled 1 jewel-eyed wizard hat #> Turn [0] pulled 1 facsimile dictionary [1] Lemon Party [0,0,0] [2] Smith 1 hot buttered roll + 1 big rock [0,0,0] [3] Smith 1 heart of rock and roll + 1 stolen accordion [0,0,0] The JEW and the RnR both just save you meat, not turns. You could probably ...
by drecsutal
Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: aukermdr's 3/531 SCNP TT Mongoose
Replies: 9
Views: 2210

Re: aukermdr's 3/531 SCNP TT Mongoose

Day 1: Pulled 1 crimsilion jub-jub bird. Unavoidable if your main stat familiar is a bander, but I'd seriously consider switching to a BBB or even stocking mimic, if you can afford it. Saves you a pull if nothing else. pulled 1 Rock and Roll Legend. Don't do that. Use a clover and make your own if y...
by drecsutal
Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Drec Sutal SCNP Wallaby AT, 2/526
Replies: 0
Views: 1479

Drec Sutal SCNP Wallaby AT, 2/526

Wow, enough 2-day logs posted today to keep people busy, but somehow I feel a 2-day run isn't really complete until I've posted about it here for critique and inspiration. I feel like this should be titled "a tale of luck", as I had a lot: both good and bad. 4-turn temple, 4-turn filthworms, 1-turn ...
by drecsutal
Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Wiseworm SCNP DB 3/609 Wallaby
Replies: 8
Views: 2108

Re: Wiseworm SCNP DB 3/609 Wallaby

i could have pulled sonars and dusty wines saving a dozen turns. Those are pretty iffy pulls. Not as iffy as 3 tower items (at least three...) when you have the juju mask, game grid tokens, and the crown of thrones, though. Next time you ascend, practice killing tower monsters, even if all the item...
by drecsutal
Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Pre-holiday funruns
Replies: 18
Views: 5097

Re: Pre-holiday funruns

Gah, you're completely insane!
by drecsutal
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas
Replies: 104
Views: 34113

Re: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas

On topic, I'm kind of surprised the first example in an ethics discussion wasn't the trolley problem . That one actually gets down to the fun stuff of ethics (like the role of agency in determining whether something's ethical, which I find a particularly fascinating human foible). That's kind of wh...
by drecsutal
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas
Replies: 104
Views: 34113

Re: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas

Kidnapping is not an appropriate response to a negligent parent. There are proper legal channels, and if the mother is really doing drugs in front of her kid, they'll probably work just fine. If the police detective is willing to raise someone else's kid and is really a better home, they can also go...
by drecsutal
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Snaelda SCNP 3/620 AT Wallaby
Replies: 12
Views: 2208

Re: Snaelda SCNP 3/620 AT Wallaby

- Probably your longest turnsink was the F'cl'e. Pulling 2 Jrs will help here, but so will using your mimic to pick up some polka pops. Even without pops, I estimate you could have mustered 200% item drop -- phat loot (buy in-run), MLS, GAP, cheese eye, KG eyedrops, pool buff, 44 pound fairy (4 pou...
by drecsutal
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Verdigris97's first real 3-dayer: SCNP 3/622 SC Mongoose
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

Re: Verdigris97's first real 3-dayer: SCNP 3/622 SC Mongoose

Questionable pulls: Flaming shirt (another Jr. or even Legendary Beat is probably better.) Little box of fireworks (mostly you should be running sugar shield when fairy/lep weight actually matters, and of course the BBB otherwise) 3 sonar-in-a-biscuit (I know you're probably stretching for pulls, bu...
by drecsutal
Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Snaelda SCNP 3/631 DB Wallaby
Replies: 5
Views: 1450

Re: Snaelda SCNP 3/631 DB Wallaby

The starting pulls, dictionary to not have to worry about meat and various equipment. I like the fossilized necklace to help me deal damage as a moxie class and survive but I know it's a crutch that I should grow out of at some point. I was a bit confused with what familiar to use at the very start...
by drecsutal
Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Verdigris97's SCNP AT Wallaby 4/678 -- Comments Welcome
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Re: Verdigris97's SCNP AT Wallaby 4/678 -- Comments Welcome

I'm still struggling to make level 9 before my first SR (although I was pretty close on my most recent run, and I think I can do it next time). If you have trouble making level 9 for your SR, either shore buffer or oxydrop. Personally I still usually oxydrop, even with a turncount goal of 3/575. Ei...
by drecsutal
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Verdigris97's SCNP AT Wallaby 4/678 -- Comments Welcome
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Re: Verdigris97's SCNP AT Wallaby 4/678 -- Comments Welcome

Here is my order for YR(ing): Day 1: Harem Chick (or KGE if it comes up first) Day 2: KGE (or Harem chick, see day 1), Filthy Hippy Day 3: 7-Foot Dwarf, Hippy Warrior (I always pull frat warrior outfit) I do the following: Day 1: Harem/KGE Day 2: KGE/Harem, Hippy, Dwarf Day 3: Frat warrior. Getting...
by drecsutal
Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Verdigris97's SCNP AT Wallaby 4/678 -- Comments Welcome
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Re: Verdigris97's SCNP AT Wallaby 4/678 -- Comments Welcome

Lets start at the beginning. On a 3-day SCNP attempt these are my primary goals: Day 1: Use yellow ray. Reach level 6, eat 3x key lime pies. Bank as many turns as possible for day 2. Day 2 (musc/moxie/myst stat day): Achieve ASCII semi-rare, putty 4x. Fight adding machine, putty 1x. Use 3x yellow ra...
by drecsutal
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Drec Sutal SCNP 2/572 AT Wallaby (FoJ)
Replies: 10
Views: 2400

Re: Drec Sutal SCNP 2/572 AT Wallaby (FoJ)

To be clear, the advice I gave above is not so much "here is stuff I think is a mistake you made". It's "here is what I would do differently on my next run, now that you have more experience". I think it's a good idea to be conservative on your first attempt at daycount, and you did a great job of ...
by drecsutal
Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Drec Sutal SCNP 2/572 AT Wallaby (FoJ)
Replies: 10
Views: 2400

Re: Drec Sutal SCNP 2/572 AT Wallaby (FoJ)

1. You ended with nearly 40 adventures to spare. Yes, I understand what you mean. If I don't have to spend pulls on turngen, I can use them to save turns instead... which means I need less turngen. 2. What did you spend meat on that made you almost run out of meat? I bought a few skills in-run, but...
by drecsutal
Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Drec Sutal SCNP 2/572 AT Wallaby (FoJ)
Replies: 10
Views: 2400

Re: Drec Sutal SCNP 2/572 AT Wallaby (FoJ)

Other: ADVENTURES ---------- Haunted Ballroom: 37 Battlefield (Frat Uniform): 35 Fantasy Airship: 31 Barrrney's Barrr: 20 The Upper Chamber: 20 Hidden Temple: 19 Giant's Castle: 18 Hidden City: 17 Oasis in the Desert: 17 Defiled Cranny: 16 Moxie Vacation: 15 Themthar Hills: 15 Defiled Niche: 14 Dese...
by drecsutal
Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Drec Sutal SCNP 2/572 AT Wallaby (FoJ)
Replies: 10
Views: 2400

Drec Sutal SCNP 2/572 AT Wallaby (FoJ)

SCNP AT, wallaby, stat days 1 and 2. FoJ day 2. Tower: wussiness potion: powdered organs, firecracker, NG, pygmy blowgun, lvl5, lvl6. Goal: 2 days. Expect ~600 turncount. Pulls: Day 1 consumables: Pulled 1 spice melange - Turngen Pulled 1 Knob Goblin lunchbox - Turngen. Had 2 full/drunk availible. G...
by drecsutal
Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: AFH Presents: Killing tower monsters with the Juju mask
Replies: 33
Views: 7232

Re: AFH Presents: Killing tower monsters with the Juju mask

But familiars can still block when you use a stunner, so your treatment is an underestimation. Scenario one, no familiar, no stuns after noodle: 1.) I cast noodles. 100% chance of monster still being entangled. 2.) 100% chance of monster still being entangled. 3.) Monster has a chance of not being ...
by drecsutal
Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Ratty's SCB 4/712 TT Mongoose
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Re: Ratty's SCB 4/712 TT Mongoose

When does the SR number start? From the 2 logs i peeked at the player started adventuring in orc chasm on turn 180. If you don't oxydrop, your first SR will be 160-200 turns after your first adventure.php visit. Most players will "buffer" by doing their guild tests, the sewer, and the shore before ...
by drecsutal
Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: AFH Presents: Killing tower monsters with the Juju mask
Replies: 33
Views: 7232

Re: AFH Presents: Killing tower monsters with the Juju mask

I fooled around with the spreadsheet until I decided that I hate them. Then I got bored and tried again, this time with google. Here is the result. It's mostly just the original translated into google spreadsheets, but I've tried to make a few improvements. Most notably, I don't think that single-ro...
by drecsutal
Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Yay for me! LotsOfAchievements, big and small
Replies: 50
Views: 14383

Re: Yay for me! LotsOfAchievements, big and small

Bah, it's enough of a leaderboard for me. And I'm totally not saying that just because I also the first board I've ever appeared on. >.>
by drecsutal
Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: The Commune
Topic: Inside of Itznotyerzitz Mine (see other thread)
Replies: 73
Views: 35383

Re: Inside of Itznotyerzitz Mine

Does knowing the algorithm matter all that much? Well, actually knowing the algorithm might make it possible to figure out all the possible arrangements of ore for what you've exposed so far, which would obviously be Optimal. If all we care about is "the best way to spend 10 mining turns on a gener...
by drecsutal
Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: AFH Presents: Killing tower monsters with the Juju mask
Replies: 33
Views: 7232

Re: AFH Presents: Killing tower monsters with the Juju mask

I'm not easily intimidated by mere spreadsheets, but I'm sure there are a few improvements to be made. I was using OO.o rather then Excel so some of these might have already been done and were just not properly translated or something. I'm also not very adept at really advanced spreadsheet stuff, so...
by drecsutal
Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: AFH Presents: Killing tower monsters with the Juju mask
Replies: 33
Views: 7232

Re: AFH Presents: Killing tower monsters with the Juju mask

Tried this for the first time today and successfully killed 2 tower monsters. With no navel and no rouge program, gas balloons were pretty crucial, so I'm kinda glad 3 dropped. Being a myst class also didn't hurt with regards to spell damage either, I suppose. Anyway, it took looking through the num...
by drecsutal
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Perspective Challenging Books
Replies: 31
Views: 5873

Re: Perspective Challenging Books

In the same vein as "The Tipping Point" one would find "Freakonomics". Both are interesting, though not in my usual range.
by drecsutal
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Drec Sutal SCNP Mongoose SC, 3/607
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Re: Drec Sutal SCNP Mongoose SC, 3/607

Why did you play 73 turns day 1? You should cut some of those things out for day 2. Like, now that banishers don't work on bodyguards there is 0 reason to do the bats day 1. I guess I should spend a little effort timing my ascent to level 6. I basically got to level 6 and realized I still should us...
by drecsutal
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Drec Sutal SCNP Mongoose SC, 3/607
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Re: Drec Sutal SCNP Mongoose SC, 3/607

Other things: ADVENTURES ---------- Fantasy Airship: 40 I was running +20% NC. At least I found a healer on turn 1 for the sniff... Battlefield (Frat Uniform): 35 Haunted Ballroom: 25 Took forever to find song, and wasted 7 more turns here. Haunted Gallery: 23 Barrrney's Barrr: 22 Typical Tavern Que...
by drecsutal
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Drec Sutal SCNP Mongoose SC, 3/607
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Drec Sutal SCNP Mongoose SC, 3/607

Okay, my basement run won't run more then a couple more days so it's time to post my new personal best for critique. Before I start, my plan was very closely based off stupac2's advanced roadmap 2. It is my best run to-date, and also my most recent. I've provided comments in red for everything I cou...
by drecsutal
Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: LotsOfPhil HCNP AT Wallaby - Type 2 contest
Replies: 24
Views: 5137

Re: LotsOfPhil HCNP AT Wallaby - Type 2 contest

In the "turn rundown" graph, in the log parser itself (as opposed to the text log it produces) you can color-code turns by which familiar it thinks you were running. I used this fact to discover that in every one of my last 5 ascensions it logged me as having "none" for my familiar until I switched ...
by drecsutal
Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Drec Sutal SCNP Wallaby AT, 3/647
Replies: 14
Views: 2738

Re: Drec Sutal SCNP Wallaby AT, 3/647

Also, how are you only getting 475 meat? (In case this was a misunderstanding, that's +475% meat, sorry. On the assumption that it was *not* a misunderstanding...) Okay, in checking how much I had I forgotten to take into account stinky cheese (which was fully charged when I used it, not so much wh...
by drecsutal
Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Drec Sutal SCNP Wallaby AT, 3/647
Replies: 14
Views: 2738

Re: Drec Sutal SCNP Wallaby AT, 3/647

I should have pulled a bartender on day 2 If you're pulling it, you almost certainly want it on day 1 to make swill. Ah, you're right. I do in fact have a spare pull or two on day one, that could either be removed altogether or at least moved to day 3. If you're going to pull something for meat, pu...
by drecsutal
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Softcore
Topic: Drec Sutal SCNP Wallaby AT, 3/647
Replies: 14
Views: 2738

Drec Sutal SCNP Wallaby AT, 3/647

Lets see... my main goal for this ascension was to perm my second AT song (first was ode), but I also wanted to do my best: I thought 3/650 was a reasonable goal for my first well-planned moxie ascension. I had previously been trying to play moxie *as* moxie (i.e. plink) and was told that the reason...
by drecsutal
Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions...
Replies: 1597
Views: 387488

Re: Introductions...

Hello, I'm a brand new clan member, having been invited by stupac2 in the last hour. In KoL I'm a softcore-only player always looking to improve my game (and this seems to be the way to do it). In reality I'm a computer science student on the US east coast.

Anyway, I'm happy to be joining the clan.