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[ADOM] Strategy about exploration and leveling
« on: April 01, 2015, 08:08:23 PM »
Hello everyone.

I have a question about exploration and leveling : Why is better between explore the dungeon entirely so that find a maximum of items, gold and experience, or explore partially so that not to consume too food (and starve  :-\) ?

And subsidiary question : Is there a means of break the locked doors from a far in order to avoid the traps ? I tested magic (fire bolt) and this seem to be not working.

Thank you for your precious aid, ADOM is very hard for new player  :)
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Re: [ADOM] Strategy about exploration and leveling
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2015, 08:51:57 PM »
Why is better between explore the dungeon entirely so that find a maximum of items, gold and experience, or explore partially so that not to consume too food (and starve  :-\) ?
Fully exploring each level is probably the safest option. Food shouldn't be a big problem, even in the beginning. Stock up on rations before you go on an expedition, and try to keep exploring at a steady pace (clearing new areas will yield more food). You might also try to place a race or class with the Food Preservation skill (eg. drakeling or ranger)

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And subsidiary question : Is there a means of break the locked doors from a far in order to avoid the traps ? I tested magic (fire bolt) and this seem to be not working.
You can throw anvils or huge rocks (the ones that weigh 1000s) to break doors from a distance. They are a hassle to carry around for most characters, though. Also, be sure to join the thieves' guild to learn the trap detection skill.

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Re: [ADOM] Strategy about exploration and leveling
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2015, 08:53:28 PM »
Side note: You do remember to eat the corpses of most of your victims, right? ;)

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Re: [ADOM] Strategy about exploration and leveling
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2015, 09:22:57 PM »
Thank you.

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You can throw anvils or huge rocks (the ones that weigh 1000s) to break doors from a distance. They are a hassle to carry around for most characters, though. Also, be sure to join the thieves' guild to learn the trap detection skill.

Ok, now I kick these doors manner special forces by standing on the side of the door (when it is possible), this allows to avoid rock fall.

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Side note: You do remember to eat the corpses of most of your victims, right?

Yes, I eat all corps (well almost) until I'm satiated, but the food is still a problem for me, edible corps are too rare.
My apologies for my bad English, I´m French. But I intend to improve myself.