Time to get back to yelling at a screen
Episode 3: Four runs in 41 minutes? You've really cut down on your time. Well done. The first time you beat a dungeon its symbol expands into the full version. Then once you get everything you get everything the border turns gold, then rainbow if you also get goat person and vicious token. Oh, wait, just three ones in 41 minutes. You are a wizard. All glyphs are small space. Even with hoarder pick everything up. It's 5 mana for a wizard fireball. FIVE. Really? Not LEMISI either? At least LEMISI had immediate use… Not BICEPS either? This looks like intentional self-restriction. Well, at least your regen fighting has been precise so far. You should probably have been taking out 2 level higher guys, but one level higher is better than nothing. NO! When you ENDISWAL into a block, SAVE THOSE TILES FOR LATER. Oh god. Stop considering potions like they are options for a fight (excluding the boss). You should be exploring towards your last glyph. If you picked up and used BICEPS you could have killed that level 6 wizard. Seriously, as a wizard there is no reason not to pick up a glyph 99% of the time. Did you forget about your last glyph? Good level up kill. As much as I have criticized, this hasn't been so bad. USE BURNING POP OFF. If a monster has very low hp and burning, chances are attacking another monster will get you the kill. You should have been using ENDISWAL to clear holes the whole time. Good use of burning pop off. Seriously, your glyph play has been pathetic so far. THERE IS LITERALLY NOTHING ELSE TO FILL YOUR INVENTORY WITH AND THEY ARE SMALL SPACE. Did you forget ENDSIWAL? REALLY?! You could even use LEMISI as a substitute! Ugh. Well, at least you are remembering your staircase. You picked up BICEPS, but not anything else. Are you even looking at your inventory? In a hoarder run, you should be constantly fixated on inventory. Wow, this could have been significantly easier. At least you are mid fight leveling. Honestly, I would throw in hoarder and get feeling parched here. Hoarder is much easier (surprisingly) once you have items. They let you substitute for your conversion. This is honestly an embarrassment. as of now. You have totally forgotten your glyphs, your class abilities, given up on hoarder and feeling parched. It wouldn't have been hard to score both of those along with specialist. That was bad. There's nothing more to be said. Let's hope the next is better. Hmm… until you get the transmutation scroll I prefer the slayer wand to the sword. Plus, it is easier on hoarder runs as it is disposable. Wow, this is set up to be a ROFLstomp. Wow, that was a hilarious fail. Now you're stuck and have to waste a whole bunch of stuff. This is a comedy at this point. Ah, lord gobb. No fun. Try not to IMAWAL this one
All jokes aside, this is still totally on track to be a ROFLstomp. You are going to push that warlock to his death… Ah, Lujo the halfling! Actually, you don't have to win. Just exit without dying. You have BURNDAYRAZ and GETINDARE. That means 2 level higher kills are MANDATORY. Anything lower is wasted potential. WHAT? NOT THIS HABIT! Please don't use laziness as an excuse for mediocrity (which leads to failure). It both looks pathetic and is ineffective. Good, you're ding two level higher kills. This is better. And you shouldn't have double fireballed. There was no need, and it simply wastes tiles overall. You didn't even notice your dodge?! This play is rather oblivious. Actually, those are the worst possible level nines. Tiles aren't you largest resources ATM, and meat men and zombies are the biggest drain on said resource. Kill that level 8. GETINDARE? You know you have it right? WHAT? THERE ARE 6 TILES AND A SUBDUNGEON'S WORTH OF EXPLORATION! Well, at least you got hoarder. Don't attack the first striker if you don't have a chance of leveling. Honestly, I would be more concerned with scoring warmonger. It is the harder badge. Then again, I suppose you will do this dungeon with the berserker, so you can save it. That was honestly better than the wizard run (excluding your amusing early mistake). Let's hope the third is the best. ENDISWAL! What a good find! You should be punching holes in blocks and 1-tile thick corridor walls for more exploration/access. Fine sword should be an instant purchase at level 1. Oh dear, this is an ugly start. Just look for some easier kills (or BURNDAYRAZ). There, that is enough. Seriously, why are you playing a dwarf fighter. Unless you plan to exceed 150 hp, it isn't going to be very valuable. Why would you get rid of that ENDISWAL? I almost never do that until I am certain I don't/won't need it. Now you can't break into/out of a corridor, your exploration is limited, and you have no method for draining excess mana. Oh, you noticed the dodge this time? That's better. If you are going for feeling parched (and have self-confidence) convert all of your potions. It's an extra 80 CP, which is a significant boost. Good call on the level 7. NO! You are doing an overly structured method of regen fighting. You used 40 tiles when 1 to just get over the fireball threshold would have sufficed… Structure may be helpful, but mindless following is suicide in Desktop Dungeons. Good choice on the zombie for the mid-fight level up kill. He was going to be almost impossible to kill later. Gobb AGAIN? You forget you are going for feeling parched. If you want to get that, you are going to need a bit more than what you have. See, if you had been a human this would have been over by now. You are a fighter. If anyone gets this mid fight level up, you do. Good job. That was the best run. Well, good job and all that.KEY POINTS (Advanced tips for Jay and more experienced players)
Seriously, use ENDISWAL with all of your extra mana and make the most of each use.
As I always say, keep your strategy, regen fighting, etc. more open. You will do better.
NEVER EVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE WHATSOEVER, FORET YOUR CLASS ABILITIES.
Never use laziness as an excuse for bad play. If you think something might be possible, CHECK instead of either trying blindly or ignoring the option. Once you are better you can estimate this well.Basic Lessons (For any and all new players)
Every glyph is very useful. If you disagree, feel free to argue the point and you will be proven wrong. Thus, from the previous point, it should be clear that you very rarely want to convert a glyph on sight.
The BURNDAYRAZ glyph alone should let you get one level higher glyphs. Combo it with GETINDARE or some other glyphs and you can get even higher level kills.
Episode 4: Heh, the vicious badge. I love that thing. IMO, the best start is the rogue. It lets you get your Bet on Boss out ASAP, as it is more valuable early when trophies are worth 300 or so. Ah, the banker quests are the best. You get a free upgrade and a cash bonus. Honestly, the shield very rarely ever makes a difference. It is much more of an early game thing which you use to get high level kills without many other resources. YES! Good job! You remembered to explore around your target pre-WEYTWUT. WEYTWUT is not the only way to get rid of first strike. Anything that slows does that. Good job so far. This is quite nicely done. Honesly, you don't always HAVE to pre-WEYTWUT monsters you are going to use WEYTWUT to kill. You just have to make sure the extra exploration doesn't make your last hit not kill. That is the problem with your amulet of health purchase. A fine sword would have been much better overall. Good job doing this well without BURNDAYRAZ. There are reasons not to carry it around: you want to carry something better around. You need BURNDAYRAZ for that, or use your PISORF. Mistake. You could have PISORFed again. And they were necessary, so good job. Wow, the game is being really mean here. It's hidden BURNDAYRAZ… Good. YOu did three PISORFs this time. Actually, there are only 2 level 9s and 3 level 8s. And the other level 9 is a zombie so double damage. Actually, some of the most fun/amusing strats in the game are PISORF centered. You even remembered to explore all the way around! GOOD JOB! It didn't end up mattering, but even still. It's the theory that counts for now. Oh wow, you can get two classes! Either sorcerer or rogue should be your pick. Magnet: Fireball and Bet on Boss are the two most valuable preps in the game. Actually, I like unlocking the goat, gorgon and wraith. They have sub-average stats and make for easy leveling. Ah, shame. I thought you were going to do venture cave unlikely heroes. If you are going for warmonger, convert your mana potions on sight. 40 CP is valuable. Seriously, you far overvalue exploration. You didn't heal faster then him. You just deal significantly more damage. I usually explore thirty or forty percent of the map before starting on kills. Good, you looked at the level 6 wraith. I was about to type that as a recommendation. You could have explored one tile next to the meat man for the win and… you used a potion. WHY? IT IS SUCH A WASTE. THAT WAS TOTALLY
UNNECESSARY. You can go diagonally around that level 1 meat man… Good choice, If you find a significantly better target it is fine to ditch your current one. This is why you use ENDISWAL. That's not really an option for this warmonger run, OFC, but the point stands. That level 9 does magic damage. Why are you still attacking the one that does't? That was sad. Let's do better this time. I don't believe in the concept of screwed by random. Unless the run is LITERALLY impossible (or practically, as in there are only 10 or so solutions), we as players have no right to complain. There were thousands of viable solutions to your previous run, so you just need to get better at identifying one of them instead of saying it isn't your fault. I am aware of how harsh/accusatory that sounds, and I don't mean it that way. My main point is the difference between a normal player and a great player is a great player wins when he's dealt junk while the normal player wins when he's dealt a winning hand. Well, I kind of went on a tangent there and lost track of the run, but I looked back to see you mindlessly slaughtering level ones for almost no apparent reason. THAT IS NOT A GOOD CHOICE. The level 9 is too hard, but the level 8 is a good kill. There is a level one meat man there. Oh dear, that was a waste. Please don't potion. Too late. Seriously, STOP USING THOSE POTIONS. I'm not going to "get over it". It is poor play and I am here to try to make your play better. That boss has 59 (I always wondered if this was a typo) physical resist. Either that or it was the devs making fun of us way back when when we thought the tormented one's physical resist was too high. Just kill the boss. You have amid fight level up, potions and exploration. Again… This is kind of sad. It's 1:23 AM right now and I have a test tomorrow. Please try to cut down on the misclicks if only for my sanity/happiness. Honestly, I would have gone over to western jungle to unlock Taurog then came back and gotten warmonger. The death gauge shouldn't really take that much checking. Just don't click if the screen flashes red. As much as I have said about getting 2+ higher level kills, on the flip side it is okay to settle for weaker kills. Especially when you explore a lot of the map early (WHICH IS GOOD), it is okay to settle for a higher level kill that levels you and takes no exploration vs looking for a 2+ level higher regen fight. ARGH! WHY SO MANY POTIONS? You can win the game using less potions than you do in this video! There actually can be reason not to grab hp potions, just not this early. If there isn't much exploration, stop wasting it. Try not to misclick. Good. Check please. Good job remembering the subdungeon. Now regen fight with your last few tiles… or just potion. Whatever. Well, good job and good night, etc.KEY POINTS (For Jay and more advanced players)
If you are in a warmonger run, convert all mana potions ASAP. If you are in a feeling parched, convert all potions ASAP (unless you plan to worship a good who likes potion conversions).
Don't be afraid to explore early, but be willing to hold back and take a lamer kill. It's all about balancing this.
Don't overuse potions. They are a last resort.
Pre-explore for WEYTWUT whenever necessary.
Basic Lessons (For any and all new players)
Save your potions for the boss.
Honestly, if you understand what are in the previous Basic Lessons and can apply them, you are ready for KEY POINTS.
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