Post by Harold Hill Post by Yosemite Sam Post by Janis Papanagnou
A gnomish healer with ridiculous HP:601, AC:-4
Are you fucking cheating?
(Wow, I wouldn't have noticed that offencive worded post if it hadn't
been quoted by someone else. Obviously some very old killfile entry
removed that poster from my attention.)
If you are, beyond offences, seriously interested in the background of
those values I can provide some hints.
First of all, to clear that issue, cheating is not possible (for me)
because I am playing on the NAO server which lies outside of my control.
(Okay, you can use built-in behaviour that some consider cheating, like
pudding farming (which I normally don't do), or wraith luring for XL.
You can also run into bones levels with tons of potions, or bones from
a pudding farm; been there.)
HPs can be increased by various ways. Inspecting the NAO log record I
see that I was XL:30; you gain HPs when you increase levels, and I was
at max. Every further "level increase" will not increase your XL any
more but it will increase your maxHPs. Another standard is alchemy; I
collect heaps of potions of speed, healing, extra healing, gain energy,
do the alchemy, bless the stack and will get 8 HP per potion. A stack
of, say, 30 potions will provide 240 HPs.
Skimming through my list of games I see my top HP are ~650, ~620, ~600.
More typical values lie in the range of 240..360 HP.
Note also that I usually don't use up all my potions when ascending;
in the game I was reporting about here I still had 13 potions of full
healing in my bag which would have provided me 104 more HPs if I had
Post by Harold Hill
Sam, you may be unaware that healing potions, especially Full, and especially
Blessed, will increase base HP? It is not that hard to run it up to
a few hundred HP with some alchemy.
Heck, I had one game up over 3400 HP even without using alchemy. (OK,
it was long extinctionist game, but there was absolutely no cheating
Yep, or pudding farming, etc. - I suppose inspecting the NAO lists will
show a lot more players and entries like that.