Nightmare on Cursed street

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pelios
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Nightmare on Cursed street

Post by pelios » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:52 pm

So back after a fair absence, I start up again and start diving in Barrow Downs (I've converted to OC by now, almost at the end of it)

Now I didn't remember all the rules exactly, but I hadn't forgotten the macro trick to switch a ring/amulet with a Ring/Amulet of Teleportation and was so happy when I finally found one , I went back up to Bree and....wore it. Without un-cursing it!!

At first I didn't realize. Too happy to be jumping around Bree. Hey! it works!

Alarms started to go off when the takeoff (t) command didn't work.
The message 'its cursed you cant take it off' started to worry me.

I am by now jumping all over Bree, once every an indeterminate amount of time between 1 and 4 seconds... I start to drift off town and its a pain to get back.

After a couple of minutes of that I say forget it. I'll destroy it. So i type 'k/e' and nothing happens.
Message reads "you cant destroy it, its cursed'!

Not funny. At all.

Suicide? No. I won't. I dislike enough when I want to restart a char.

A desperate plan comes to mind.

Somehow, while keeping it centered in Bree between jumps, get in the 4 shop and buy a scroll of remove curse and un-curse it Would it work?

Needless to say it was hard enough to keep it centered. The fact that it doesn't teleport you after a fixed interval made it even worse. One second I am at the north side of the Town. I start to move south. After 3 seconds it ports me southeast. I start to move northwest but within a second I am ported southwest. Then after 4 seconds just as I am about to get in the 4 shop it ports me out of town and I have to go round the mountain and the moat and shift+direction don't work cause I'm in the forest.

I switch of the sound. It's driving me crazy.

After 5-10 minutes I manage to get in the shop a couple of times and memorize the slot number (hoping to be lucky and his inventory won't change)
A few more times I managed to get in, confirm the slot and start typing the order. Just 3 key presses..an eternity.
When I finally managed it, to get in, hit pf<cr> before it ported me out it it was my 3rd or 4th try. Probably 20-30 minutes had passed.

Keeping my fingers crossed- ever so carefully of making a mistake I type 'rf/e' and then t/e.

Needless to say I was too exhausted to be happy. (I am not going to quote Vince Lombardi cause I sure got myself into that mess)

I did manage to keep the char progress which was the most so far...and the ring, but thinking back I wonder how far away from Q I was. I might have logged off and tried again, but for minigames I 'd rather play Tron in the Arcade server.

Is there a moral from the story? RTFM? Of course. Never give up? That too. Be careful out there? Sure. Don't get too attached to your chars? Probably one of the best pieces of advice in the Guide :)

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Re: Nightmare on Cursed street

Post by tangar » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:32 pm

Funny :) Got kinda similar story when I started to play 1st time.. even a bit more hardcore %)

https://youtu.be/Fc0PUsyu0-Y?t=1h48m50s

Its really big fun to start play TomeNet :) So much new funny discoveries :mrgreen:
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Re: Nightmare on Cursed street

Post by repeat » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:52 pm

I think need make a new char and drop scroll for cursed char in center of town if item stay on the floor after re-login. Now we know how we can doing.

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Re: Nightmare on Cursed street

Post by tangar » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:55 am

Yeap, its good possibility :)

Damm.. its so nice rememberings about my first steps in TomeNet :)
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Re: Nightmare on Cursed street

Post by lunitin » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:23 pm

At least it didn't happen to you in IDDC! I got one of these ego rings 'A Cursed Gold Ring of Teleportation' stuck on me at 750 ft and managed to make it to 1000 and buy a scroll.

I was playing a druid and nox made it pretty easy to clear out the level. One fun fact is that you can rest while teleporting!

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Re: Nightmare on Cursed street

Post by tangar » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:32 pm

go through 5 levels with uncontrolled teleport.. you are hero %)
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