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Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby The Avatar on Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:27 am

Due to certain class bugs, assassin runs are invalid. The priest is your new option.


We'll be trying a little DD game over the next few days called the Dungeon of the Day Scoring Challenge. If it's successful, this might become a regular "play-by-forum" activity around here. Any players are welcome to participate, regardless of whether you're a veteran or beginner. Even if you're new to Desktop Dungeons and can only manage one or two medals, feel free to post your experiences here. The rules are as follows:

ASAP after the update comes out on Friday. First I will roll for the dungeon:

Halls of Steel (1), Ick Swamp (2), Labyrinth (3), Shifting Passages (4)

I will then roll three dice to determine which classes will be eligible:

Fighter (1), Warlord (2), Thief (3), Rogue (4), Assassin (5), Priest (6), Monk (7), Paladin (8), Sorcerer (9), Bloodmage (10), Tinker (11), Crusader (12)

To determine your score you add your medals and your handicap. Each medal is worth some amount of points, and certain classes get point handicaps based on their aptitude at getting badges.

Warmonger = 5 points
Faithless, Hoarder, Purist = 4 points each
Unstoppable, Parched and Miser = 3 points each
Ding! Max = 2 points
Specialist and Cheeky = 1 point each

+0 classes: Rogue, Berserker, Assassin
+1 classes: Warlord, Monk
+2 classes: Bloodmage, Paladin
+3 classes: Sorcerer, Fighter, Vampire, Gorgon, Tinker, Transmuter
+4 classes: Priest, Half-Dragon, Crusader, Thief
+5 classes: Wizard

Tie scores will be resolved by how long it took you to beat the dungeon, with the faster time winning.

The contest ends on Thursday at 3:15 EST, and the highest-scoring user at the time is declared the winner. Users may submit as many entries as they like, but only the highest-scoring will be counted.
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby Darvin on Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:33 am

At 3:15 EST (8:15 GMT) I will roll dice to determine the parameters for the contest. First I will roll for the dungeon:

I'd rather that the contest start ASAP after Friday's update goes live. Unless you've talked to the devs and have a confirmed time, I'd say leave it at that.

Otherwise looks good.
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby The Avatar on Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:16 am

The thing is, ASAP for me could be 3 hours late if it comes out at 12:15. I guess I'll change it anyways.
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby The Avatar on Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:45 pm

Okay, Shifting Passages with rogue, assassin, or crusader.
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby Sidestepper on Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:49 pm

Oof! The high scoring class would be one that I have very little experience with. I was hoping for the Priest. I might be the only guy here that likes Priests.
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby Dreamdancer on Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:55 pm

I also like the priest, having only for him the zombie dog (pepper-something? the thing which gives a monster the 'undead' trait) in my locker. But still can't decide if the item is worth the room and preping it
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby Sidestepper on Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:01 pm

The zombie dog might be a cute prep for a single boss dungeon, but it's probably not worth the long term loss of leverage throughout the whole adventure. The synergies worth amplifying for the Priest are the potion power and the extra health. Trisword is awesome on a Priest, and Alchemy Scroll isn't bad either. If you can get both, and if you're playing a halfling, you will get an abomination that effectively has all of the racial traits of the halfling, dwarf, and orc, a creature that I like to call the 'Dorkling' or sometimes the 'Half-Dworc.'
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby Lujo on Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:34 pm

Sidestepper wrote:'Dorkling'


Fits both the name and occupation fields. Also very fitting in with the long standing tradiotion of reffering to comparatively and objectively overpowered and too simple to use strats by using synonims for "mildly amusing and/or annoying", such as silly, wonky, iffy.
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby Dreamdancer on Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:01 pm

Dorklings must be millionaires ... or being really sad. Sitting on cool stuff with awesome potential, but no way to use it.
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby Sidestepper on Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:35 pm

You need a pile of gold to pull it off, of course. It works best in multi-boss dungeons like Demonic Library or Rock Garden. If I'm serious about scumming for a Dorkling run, I'll prep the backsmith sword and a transmutation seal. That gives you enough gold to get you off and running.
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