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Halvor is a norwegian name, right? Old viking name.
Yep, Norwegian name.

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I'd love to see the evolutionary enemies RL... What language are you coding in?
I'm coding in Haskell.

That potential RL lies way ahead in the future, I'm still struggling with my first simple 1D game.
I'm baffled by people's ability to code a complete game in 7 days - hopefully it gets easier for each game made!

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Hi folks

My RL story is rather strange: an old timer who first encountered the genre in the early 90s playing some Rogue clone on Amiga (10th Rogue?), enjoyed it but couldn`t fathom whats with the dying/no save thingy, eventually got bored and stuck with "normal" games up till about a year ago.

Long story short, in all these years I had big respect for the genre and its followers (turn based RPGs/strategy is my forte), but still gave it a wide berth. Thinking about "why", now it seems I just didn`t understand the permadeath and how it works in this particular genre`s context. Also, ASCII? Yeah, I`m all up for retro, but...

Well, this has all changed and now I`m an (extremely happy) convert. All thanks to a bizzare twist of fate that made me play Izuna on my NDS one eve and in some point an impulse appeared to stop using the RealTimeSave feature of my flashcart (shhh!). It was more of a dare, "haha, it`s ridiculous, but let`s see how it goes..." ...and it went...well :)

Well, I didn`t give up the "normal" games totally, but RLs got elevated from respected pariah to the Top Dog in my gaming hierarchy - and definitely gave me hope for something new and fresh and still fiercely underground - compared to dumbification of mainstream gaming, that is.

And so I report for duty - strictly on the The-Only-Way-Is-The-Perma-Way side of the tracks by the way ;) Yes, from a total outsider to a fiercest defender of the old school (whatever that is ;) - that`s me.

Disclaimer: I can come across as very opinionated & argumentative - but it`s all more with a "discussing" than "arguing" angle in mind.

I first came across this forum while perusing the excellent Database - it seems a great place, with balanced opinion, clean design and some true grognard RL characters. Hope it`ll live long & prosper, same as the genre itself!

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Welcome!  It is too bad the Izuna series seems to have gone into cold storage compared to Shiren and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon---it had unique elements and some charm to it, hopefully it gets a new entry one of these days.
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Welcome! You are in good company. There are a number of gems, massive shining gems, that await your discovery!

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Re: Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike Forums! (a.k.a. Introduce Yourself Thread)
« Reply #334 on: September 02, 2013, 01:05:13 AM »
Hey!  Good to have you with us!

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Re: Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike Forums! (a.k.a. Introduce Yourself Thread)
« Reply #335 on: September 03, 2013, 06:01:00 AM »
Welcome friend akeley.

I too was an old player that came back around after being a bit disillusioned. I played HACK as a kid. My dad got me an old throw away computer from work. I had Commander Keen and Hack. <Writes down IDEA: Roguelike with Commander Keen graphics...>

Many of us are game makers, hobbyists. The fan base and developer base are in close proximity in this genre. It's freakin' great!

So welcome. If you need any recommendations about some good games to try and get caught up we are more than happy to oblige. <Hint: Brogue>  :-)

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Re: Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike Forums! (a.k.a. Introduce Yourself Thread)
« Reply #336 on: September 04, 2013, 01:47:59 PM »
Thanks fellas - it`s a privilege to be a part of such a quality board. I`ll try to be on my best behaviour  ::)

I`m no coder, my last foray into this territory was some basic BASIC text adventures back in Sinclair era - but yeah, it`s great to see the two camps mingling together. Perhaps  feedback from somebody with little knowledge of the genre like me can be valuable too.

As for the gems, yeah, that`s what I`m looking forward to :)  Already played a bit of Brogue in my early days - looks quite special on gfx level and from high recommendations I gather the gameplay is too. Still, I love surprises and was considering even not registering here for that reason - but eh, sod it (I suppose I know about most of the big names already anyway)

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Re: Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike Forums! (a.k.a. Introduce Yourself Thread)
« Reply #337 on: September 11, 2013, 03:16:46 AM »
We aren't so much a spoiler board as a general discussion, meeting place for developers and people wanting feedback on games. Nerds too!

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Re: Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike Forums! (a.k.a. Introduce Yourself Thread)
« Reply #338 on: September 11, 2013, 06:38:51 PM »
I just realised that I jumped straight into posting and never introduced myself! How uncouth.

Hello there, I'm Samildanach (a name lifted from David Gemmell's Knights of Dark Renown, which was in turn based on Irish mythology) and I'm relatively new to roguelikes. I very briefly tried NetHack years ago because I'd heard the name, but then saw nothing more of roguelikes until A YouTuber called Northernlion drew attention to Dungeons of Dredmor. That was my gateway roguelike.

From there I went to Xbox Live Indie Games roguelikes (being mainly a console player) like Dungeons of Desolation and Cursed Loot - simple by RL standards but they carried me to DoomRL and thence into the world of ASCII. I didn't really get sucked into the whole RL 'thing', though, until I discovered 7DRL and watched pretty much all of Game Hunter's videos about them. So many fun ideas, so little time to play them all.

I'm purely a player myself. I don't know even the tiniest bit about programming. I went to school just barely too early to be taught any IT stuff there, but also just late enough that I need to know it now. Bah! I'm looking into learning basic programming but it's daunting... So that's why I might offer criticisms (e.g. on game setting) but can't offer to produce my own solution.

Other snippets: I'm in the UK (English but living in Wales), I'm 32 and my current roguelikes of choice are: Forays into Norrendrin, DemonHunt, Infra Arcana, Rogue's Souls and WazHack. I like to watch some RL Let's Plays (Game Hunter and Jennimason) and do a few myself. Um...I'm a medieval historian by training, specialising in 12th century Sicily, and aim to get in some PhD action at some point.

So hi.

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Re: Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike Forums! (a.k.a. Introduce Yourself Thread)
« Reply #339 on: November 16, 2013, 08:59:52 PM »
Hey,

I'm Arnold and 1/2 of Tinytouchtales, a small Indieteam from Berlin. I've been working on a small roguelike myself and want some feedback from seasoned players,
but i also would love to join the dev discussions.

Nice to meet you!

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Re: Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike Forums! (a.k.a. Introduce Yourself Thread)
« Reply #340 on: December 29, 2013, 04:32:38 PM »
Hi everyone, I'm new here. I've been playing roguelikes for the last 9 months or so, starting with nethack. Mostly, I play nethack on NAO, Dwarf Fortress, and Brogue offline. I also play CataDDA, UnNetHack, and try other Roguelikes intermittently.

A little bit about me. I'm a young teenager. I have a dislike for FPS games. I also work on the Minetest/Freeminer project, here: Minetest and Freeminer. I don't do much programming, and the little that I do isn't good at all. I run Win 7 on a relatively new HP notebook. I'm a pessimist.

I'm very excited to join this community!
Also goes by the name of "NANOsoldierEnke"
Ever notice how nobody can read anyone else's handwriting? That probably means that the Bill of Rights is a detailed order for party supplies, there is no mention of any Congress, and the president's only duty is "to blow the horn of cheese". I think that.

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Re: Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike Forums! (a.k.a. Introduce Yourself Thread)
« Reply #341 on: December 29, 2013, 05:32:12 PM »
Lol a pessimist huh? I remember when I was a young teenager I too was a pessimist. Now I'm just sort of a jackwagon. :-)

Welcome. I'm looking at Minetest and Freeminer right now.

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Re: Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike Forums! (a.k.a. Introduce Yourself Thread)
« Reply #342 on: December 29, 2013, 08:17:45 PM »
I figure that pessimism is the way to go. I'm either correct or pleasantly surprised. Thanks for the welcome!
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Ever notice how nobody can read anyone else's handwriting? That probably means that the Bill of Rights is a detailed order for party supplies, there is no mention of any Congress, and the president's only duty is "to blow the horn of cheese". I think that.

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Re: Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike Forums! (a.k.a. Introduce Yourself Thread)
« Reply #343 on: December 30, 2013, 11:04:10 AM »
Welcome, Enke the Level 9 pessimist! So what are your pessimistic predictions?

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Re: Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike Forums! (a.k.a. Introduce Yourself Thread)
« Reply #344 on: December 30, 2013, 11:12:21 AM »
I figure that pessimism is the way to go. I'm either correct or pleasantly surprised.

I used to think that too, but it just leads to confirmation bias and makes you a more grumpy person for no real benefit.  Trust me on this one.

Anyway, welcome to the forums.