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...that she might be a sufficient reason for young Candide

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August 28th, 2001

holy shit @ 05:52 pm

Current Mood: indescribable

Well. Yeah. Well. ... I think I'm going to take a break from nethack for a while. I just got a character to the final level of the game. The level where you actually sacrifice the amulet. But I had to wade through Famine, Death, Pestilence, War, and four thousand Angels of Moloch to get there. And I couldn't take the heat. Famine finally made me faint from hunger while surrounded by archangels. And that was the end. Damn. I was so frickin' close I could TASTE it. I know I'm quite capable of continuing to try to succeed, and damn the man. But...that's just getting unhealthy. So I won't touch nethack for at least a full two weeks. A promise to myself. Christ. SO CLOSE. ::sigh:: Had some serious close calls on the plane of fire, too...Archons are mean fuckers, no doubt. Fortunately Thoth was there to back me up in my times of great need. Sadly, you can't pray when you're unconscious. The four horsemen are right bastards.
 
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From:mrwiz
Date:August 28th, 2001 04:15 pm (UTC)

shit dude!!!

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NICE JOB!!!!!!!!

i hope you haven't been playing since i left you at midnight last night =P

and ya, i can imagine getting that far and biting it. it's like turning into a writhing mass of primordial chaos on D:50 of the caverns of chaos after you've already closed one of the handles to the chaos gate.

brutal.
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From:mrwiz
Date:August 28th, 2001 04:22 pm (UTC)

heh

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did you make a memory file and the token YASD post to r.g.r.n ? =)
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From:hawk
Date:August 28th, 2001 06:45 pm (UTC)

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Heh. Nah. How do you make a memory file, anyway?

I'm not as big a follower of r.g.r.n as I once was. I should pick back up with it, though, since at this point I could probably qualify as a near guru. =)

Though I'd feel smarter if I could figure out a way not to get gang-raped by the four horsemen of the apocalypse. ::sigh::

And no, I wasn't up all night. I slept for like 5 hours. =)

Took the day off to pack, and didn't get started packing until my character died...I'm almost done packing, now, though, so it's all good in the endgame. ;)

Dude, after making it all the way through (functionally speaking), I have an entirely new appreciation for Nethack. What a stellar game. I figured once I had all the items I needed it'd be more or less a cakewalk, but getting to the amulet of Yendor took some thinking, and once you've got the amulet the game gets HARD, and you've already got all the equipment you're gonna get, so you just have to grin and take it like the bitch that you are. Like maybe one in five staircases you go up randomly level teleports you down 0-3 levels instead, which makes for slow climbing, and spells cost 2-4 times as much mana to cast, and every 100 turns or so you get some of your inventory randomly cursed. It's a royal bitch of a climb. And the elemental planes....good god...
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From:majestros
Date:August 31st, 2001 10:20 am (UTC)

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well you finally made it farther than me now ;)
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From:hawk
Date:August 31st, 2001 10:28 am (UTC)

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Heh, yeah, nfs. =) 'Bout damn time. Once my moratorium ends, I'll fuckin' ascend one of these little bitches, too. Got a lot of good advice from the folks on r.g.r.n. Good shit.
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From:lil_luvrgirl
Date:August 30th, 2001 08:45 am (UTC)
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I can definately relate to where you are coming from there. I get the same way whenever I play the Final Fantasy games on the play station!
From:staddic
Date:September 4th, 2001 09:57 am (UTC)
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were they headless horseman?

...that she might be a sufficient reason for young Candide

and he for her