I’ve been playing since Linley’s back when I was in college. I did pretty well in the tourny. I was trying real hard to win, so my win rate was probably 8%. But my average according to DCSS Stats is less than 2% right now.
For the amount of game time I have, I’m aggressively mediocre. But honestly, the best part of the game is pre vaults when you are getting your build up and running. So dying doesn’t really bother me.
I’ve been working on getting my winrate up while trying to get other achievements like grand player and tiamat, but with around 4000 games played it’s slow going. Still, my winrate within the last 30 days is noticeably better than overall, so progress is technically happening.
I’ve been playing online since 2008. I think I played offline in 1997, when Angband was the first title I recognized in the school Sunstation’s /usr/bin/games listings, and webcrawler named Linley’s crawl when I searched for “like angband but better.”
10k games and 20 wins, so mediocre is probably kind. My goal since 2020 has been to win a berserker with all the species listed as “Simple” on the species select screen. MfBe took 522 attempts. Only gnoll remains.
I feel like GnBe would be a hard combo. They really excel late game with all the magic school available to them.
0.04% winrate, but somehow they still haven’t taken away my commit privileges.
Update: I’ve achieved Tiamat and my winrate within the last 30 days is more than double my overall winrate, so maybe it’s time for me to stop complaining.
next up: finish off grand player
Congrats! Very impressive!
Draconians haven’t ever really gelled for me. I got a win with them, probably a blaster caster because they are my go to. But I haven’t really figured them out, so Tiamat is very impressive to me. Congrats
I will say that, aside from playing them as a caster with free no-body-armor AC, and playing as a shapeshifter hoping for dragonform, I’ve found long blades dex heavy draconians to be strong.
You get to have the EV advantages of no body armor while still gaining some AC, and long blades scale with dex for damage instead of str and you don’t care at all that being low str is bad for heavier body armor. Four of my recent drac wins used long blades heavily as a result.
I don’t think I’ve ever used a Protect brand past mid game. Was that intentional or did you just not find any brand scrolls?
I did find brand eventually, but I felt comfortable with my damage so I just left it as is.