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Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2006 at 18:54 (GMT -5)

Hi Folks!

I just spent a loooong afternoon sacrificing wmopc and chaos mutants, made myself by leading monsters across a corruption trap to my diety.

getting around 100 XPs for each of them i had the impression that my diety finds them tastefull. But still no precrowning after 30 wmopcs! Then I went back to the old method: w5, pickpocket, sac whatever it is (as long as it isn't neutral) (Istaria was the deity who devoured all those chaos beeings)

So my question is: Is there a relation between the XP award an piety gained? Or was i just wasting my time leading those beeings across the trap? (And gaining 3 Corruptions from their attacks)

Anybody knows about that?
Unregistered user
Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2006 at 19:00 (GMT -5)

I of course have to add that crowning went as usual after switching to the old routine, yielding up to 4 XPs per sacrifice...
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The Knight of the Black Rose

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Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2006 at 19:03 (GMT -5)

The XP is just a % of the XP you'd get for killing the monster, nothing more.
A pessimist sees a dark tunnel.
An optimist sees a light at the end of that tunnel.
A realist sees a train.
And the train driver sees three idiots on the tracks.
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Posted on Friday, July 07, 2006 at 14:33 (GMT -5)

Thanks Maelstrom.
So i did waste that afternoon :)
BTW: That character just got killed by the catlord.

Molach unplugged
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Posted on Friday, July 07, 2006 at 19:31 (GMT -5)

Well you did gain 3000 xps.

I think either the guidebook or manual (forget which) says that tougher monsters give more piety. Like a goblin is good sac for a level 3, but not so for a level 15. But this is as far as we know not true.
Unregistered user
Posted on Saturday, July 08, 2006 at 19:12 (GMT -5)

Well... 3000 Xps... there are easier ways to get that :)

And i also gained three corruptions during that ordeal. ;)

But if anybody wants to know: my current hurthling farmer is doing great! 3 Precrowning gifts! Natures Friend, Crown of Leadership and bracers of war. :D Did the pyramid without detect traps and the dwarfen graveyard with detect traps 6. :D One corruption so far (antenna) and 10 SoCR.

Crowning is really easy for hurthlings! Just Sac everybody that disturbs you cooking jackal and wolf corpses ;)
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Posted on Friday, July 14, 2006 at 06:54 (GMT -5)

I'm currently attemtping a second pre-crown, but despite saccing entire levels on multiple altars, handing over 10 spellbooks etc, my prayers remain unheard. 16th level, so need to do this soon or lose the pyramid.

Only two artifacts have been generated, si and emerald dagger. I'm neither doomed or cursed (revelation spell works wonders here). What is going wrong?

Haven't sacced any gold, but gems, herbs etc have all gone upstairs. Another hour of saccing is all I'm prepared to do before I get on with things.
Darren Grey
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Posted on Friday, July 14, 2006 at 12:33 (GMT -5)

Second precrownings do take forever - roughly 160 live sacs, compared with 60-80 for a first precrowning. Always remember though that you won't be told when you're close enough. You'll never get the "extremely close" message. The only way to find out is to actually try and pray.
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Posted on Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 16:43 (GMT -5)

Dwarf characters have less problem though... instead of live sacrifices, get Miser, pickup and sell everything, kill everything, sac the gold (like 300 gold from goblins and large bats does rock) and you'll be precrowned in no time.
Orcs seem to be OK too, there are ample melee weapons in the game.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 13:59 (GMT -5)

Well i never play a character without miser... or alert for that matter (Treasure hunter anyone?) ;)

And yes: 2nd and 3rd precrownings do take forever. and attempting them when your neutral is pure horror...
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Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 23:08 (GMT -5)

My gray elven wizard that won took 45 days to get three neutral pre-crownings. And even on my second and third pre-crownings, I managed to reach the extremely close level. Don't know if you always can, but that was the case with my wizard.
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