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Re: Frozen Depths: cool! :-)
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2011, 04:40:08 AM »
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Most levels are cold, but some levels are warm, causing your temperature to rise for no apparent reason. Did you check the @ screen to see if temperature was rising? (Simply waiting by a camp fire causes your temperature to rise quickly as well, but in that case the reason should be obvious.)

When I first entered the level, level 4 or 5 I think, it gave me a message about it being warm on the level.  The entire time, I stayed at warm and didn't take any warming food or extra clothes. I did have a cursed linnen hat on though. I spent most of my time exploring the level, and making sacrifices to the goddess in hope of getting my cursed hat off of me. It wasn't until I decided to leave the level that within just a few turns, I went from warm, to hot, to boiling, to dead.

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It vorpalises a weapon or a piece of armor. Come to think of it, if this got you a 'heat draining' weapon, it makes you absorb heat from killed monsters. You'd have to do an awful lot of killing to boil that way, though.

I put a crude bronze breast plate that I had crafted on the alter. I didn't notice any difference between before or after I put the armor on the alter.

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Re: Frozen Depths: cool! :-)
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2011, 09:03:36 AM »
When I first entered the level, level 4 or 5 I think, it gave me a message about it being warm on the level.  The entire time, I stayed at warm and didn't take any warming food or extra clothes. I did have a cursed linnen hat on though. I spent most of my time exploring the level, and making sacrifices to the goddess in hope of getting my cursed hat off of me. It wasn't until I decided to leave the level that within just a few turns, I went from warm, to hot, to boiling, to dead.

I don't think cursed items have anything to do with temperature. You just can't take them off, and they deteriorate more quickly. My guess is that the warm level is what caused it, although I haven't seen this happen within a few turns.

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I put a crude bronze breast plate that I had crafted on the alter. I didn't notice any difference between before or after I put the armor on the alter.

Did you actually 'u'se the altar? Simply dropping a piece of armor on the altar doesn't work. You should see a message like 'the runes on the altar disappear' if you used it correctly. Also, did you wear the armor after putting it on the altar? There may be no apparent change to an item until you equip it.

(It isn't always obvious how to use dungeon features. I sometimes make the mistake to pray '_' at a shrine in stead of 'u'sing it, for example.)

[Edit: I just ran into one of these things, and it's called a 'stand covered in fresh blood', not an altar. When used, the description says 'The engravings have disappeared', not runes. Also, it made my main weapon 'harmless'.  >:(]
« Last Edit: January 25, 2011, 03:33:07 PM by Rabiat »

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Re: Frozen Depths: cool! :-)
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2011, 06:33:36 AM »
Yeah you gotta be careful with those altars, and if you see a pool of water with an item at the bottom, for the love of God don't jump into it!

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Re: Frozen Depths: cool! :-)
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2011, 09:38:54 AM »
Yeah you gotta be careful with those altars, and if you see a pool of water with an item at the bottom, for the love of God don't jump into it!

You can safely get the item, if you're prepared.

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When I first entered the level, level 4 or 5 I think, it gave me a message about it being warm on the level.  The entire time, I stayed at warm and didn't take any warming food or extra clothes. I did have a cursed linnen hat on though. I spent most of my time exploring the level, and making sacrifices to the goddess in hope of getting my cursed hat off of me. It wasn't until I decided to leave the level that within just a few turns, I went from warm, to hot, to boiling, to dead.

The same thing just happened to me, more or less. I was on a warm level (DL16), a hand-crafted one with lots of traps. I was already warm, and walked through sludge, which slowed me down. While slowed, I blundered into a lava trap, and temperature went to hot. I stepped out of the lava (still slowed), immediately onto a paralysis trap. While paralyzed, I went to boiling, to dead. All this happened within two moves (spanning multiple turns because of paralysis). It makes sense, but a warm level with a lava trap, combined with slowing and paralysis, pretty much spells 'instakill' even if you're stark naked and cooler than Fonzie. ;)
« Last Edit: January 28, 2011, 02:25:56 PM by Rabiat »

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Re: Frozen Depths: cool! :-)
« Reply #34 on: February 29, 2012, 01:42:14 PM »
You mean Frozen Depths? Its right on google...

But if you mean other roguelikes take a look here:
http://roguebasin.roguelikedevelopment.org/index.php/Main_Page

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Re: Frozen Depths: cool! :-)
« Reply #35 on: February 29, 2012, 03:18:05 PM »
Don't feed the spammers  ;)

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Re: Frozen Depths: cool! :-)
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2012, 07:05:53 PM »
I tried this game and i found it to be a lot enjoyable.
At the momen't i don't plan to play it, i am expetcting new version, i like the "early stage" description (with lots of games and no time it's not hard to wait  ;D).

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Re: Frozen Depths: cool! :-)
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2012, 10:48:15 PM »
Oh damn! He updated the site again, I'm looking forward to a new release.

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Re: Frozen Depths: cool! :-)
« Reply #38 on: December 25, 2012, 07:01:19 PM »
Well, died on my best character so far in Frozen Depths. Against a Fierce Rothe on DL25. I have no idea what does the Fierce prefix mean. Probably tankish because I traded blows with it and it still showed the "barely injured" while I already had used a resurrection attempt, 50% hp potion and a 100% hp potion

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Re: Frozen Depths: cool! :-)
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2013, 10:56:00 PM »
Frozen Depths homepage is down :(

Anyone knows what happened?

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Re: Frozen Depths: cool! :-)
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2013, 01:01:54 AM »
Frozen Depths homepage is down :(

Anyone knows what happened?

Well, the author was hoping to release a new version sometime this summer. Maybe he is working on or moving the site to go along with it?

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Re: Frozen Depths: cool! :-)
« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2013, 11:26:16 AM »
Frozen Depths homepage is down :(

Anyone knows what happened?

It is up for me right now at least.

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Re: Frozen Depths: cool! :-)
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2013, 03:33:11 PM »
Hey guys. Kinda late, but the homepage changed to http://frozendepths.net/

Alas, no new version in sight but at least the author updated last month.

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Re: Frozen Depths: cool! :-)
« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2014, 01:38:44 PM »
A bit late here too... Update on 11 may:
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11.May.2014
Greetings, traveller. I'm back with a pre-summer update as the warmer months have been the inspiring time for me to develop this frost-themed game of mine. Nothing much happened between last summer and now, though I did continue the development of 1.05 a little bit last year. Hence this update will focus more on the upcoming summer.

Last year I said I'd be disappointed if version 1.05 wasn't out by the end of 2014. I still hold on to that, and I'll even raise the stakes: I hope to release by the end of August! The difference isn't large, however, since I'll be a lot busier after that, as always when the academic year begins. This has to be the year though, or it could be very difficult to finish the development after this. My leisure time is growing shorter every year and all that.

A year ago I also estimated I'd get more than 50% of the development done during 2013, but that was too optimistic. Such is common in the software industry. I was now going to say I've cleared about 30% of the to-do list, but a more realistic estimate would be that there's still 80% of the work to be done. That's not too bad if I don't repeat the mistake I did last summer: starting too late. This is not my intent. On the contrary, I was going to start the development this week, but I caught a cold, so I decided to just type this news update here and make a development plan.

I'll try to post a progress update every summer month, which should also pressure me to develop the game at a steady pace. We shall see how this goes and anything can happen, but I'm liking my chances this year. Version 1.05 could be the final major update Frozen Depths sees, looking at how long even this update's slow development has taken, so I want to polish it to the core. So that it can stand on its own without urgent need for further fixes. That's the goal I have for this summer. So, here we go, wish me luck and see you in a month or so when I'll post the first progress update. Until then, have a good day!
Hoping it's the right year!

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Re: Frozen Depths: cool! :-)
« Reply #44 on: June 11, 2014, 06:15:31 PM »
Yeah, seems to be ramping up for a grand climax at this rate.
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