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how do sinks work?
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Lunar Opticfibre
2018-10-02 05:14:42 UTC
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I thought sinks were limitless sources of black puddings until one
time I found myself ready to take some on and kick after kick
nothing would come up the sink.
Janis Papanagnou
2018-10-02 06:09:55 UTC
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I thought sinks were limitless sources of black puddings until one
time I found myself ready to take some on and kick after kick
nothing would come up the sink.
In NH-343 you could kick sinks and you may get exactly one pudding
that way. Hitting it with an appropriate weapon would split it, and
if you leave the puddings some time to regenerate they would thus be
an unlimited source of corpses and death-drops. In NH-36x, IIUC, you
won't get pudding(s) any more but rather some glob of pudding, thus
making pudding farming not possible any more.

Janis
Pat Rankin
2018-10-02 20:41:23 UTC
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Post by Lunar Opticfibre
I thought sinks were limitless sources of black puddings until one
time I found myself ready to take some on and kick after kick
nothing would come up the sink.
In NH-343 you could kick sinks and you may get exactly one pudding
that way. Hitting it with an appropriate weapon would split it, and
if you leave the puddings some time to regenerate they would thus be
an unlimited source of corpses and death-drops. In NH-36x, IIUC, you
won't get pudding(s) any more but rather some glob of pudding, thus
making pudding farming not possible any more.
Nope, kicking a sink still has a random chance of releasing a
black pudding (at most once per sink) and splitting a black (or
brown) pudding which has more than 1 HP still yields another
black (or brown) pudding. They still provide experience points
when killed, but ones derived from splitting won't drop any
random items when eventually killed.

The glob of pudding gets dropped instead of a pudding corpse
when a pudding is killed. Globs can be eaten and potentially
confer intrinsics, or can be polymorphed into other food items.
Globs can't be offered as sacrifice nor resurrected via undead
turning nor tinned. Two globs of the same type merge together
into a single larger glob when one is dropped onto or next to
another (or if one is picked up when there's already a glob in
inventory).

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