Whelk's Accrued Wisdom

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Whelk's Accrued Wisdom

Post by Whelk » Mon 11.08.2008, 14:26

Day 1:

Don't play MAngband while watching the Olympics. While tempting to glance up at the TV to watch as the announcers shout about the shattering of world-records, the horde of black orcs and Uruks aren't tuning in and won't pause in their efforts to kill you. You can always DVR or YouTube the exciting Olympics moments. You can't reload an old save file of your slain MAngband character.

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Re: Whelk's Accrued Wisdom

Post by Whelk » Wed 13.08.2008, 02:46

Day 2:

When you see a monster you're not familiar with, don't say, "Eh, I bet I could take that on - I'll stick to ranged attacks just in case."

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Re: Whelk's Accrued Wisdom

Post by Whelk » Wed 13.08.2008, 06:03

Day 3:

Sometimes it's best to just pretend the chat window isn't there.

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Re: Whelk's Accrued Wisdom

Post by Jug » Tue 19.08.2008, 14:59

It's a shame Whelk didn't accrue more wisdom. I was looking forward to see where this went... :)

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Re: Whelk's Accrued Wisdom

Post by Flambard » Tue 19.08.2008, 17:56

I was afraid to post here, because it would break his format! :)

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Re: Whelk's Accrued Wisdom

Post by Whelk » Tue 26.08.2008, 16:58

Moving to the other side of the planet - preparations have been sucking up a lot of my free time. Don't worry, I'll be accruing more wisdom soon.

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Re: Whelk's Accrued Wisdom

Post by FrigginGlorious » Tue 16.09.2008, 11:37

I got one:

ALWAYS have that one scroll of uncursing on you, just in case you want to try on that cool "Amulet of fondle Your Day Up".

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Re: Whelk's Accrued Wisdom

Post by Whelk » Fri 26.09.2008, 08:26

Day 4:

If the locals in a foreign country give you trouble and refuse to set up your Internet connection, you can always sneak in some play time at the office.

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Re: Whelk's Accrued Wisdom

Post by Warrior » Sun 07.12.2008, 09:46

We need more, Whelk!
-- Mangband Project Team Member

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Re: Whelk's Accrued Wisdom

Post by PowerWyrm » Sun 07.12.2008, 12:57

Considering the time of his last post, I guess he got fired ;)

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Re: Whelk's Accrued Wisdom

Post by Whelk » Sat 03.01.2009, 16:01

Didn't get fired, but did have some issues at work that were unrelated to MAngband-playing. Resolved for the time being, so I'll see if I can become any wiser now that I'm working from home.

It's good to be back in the USA!

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Re: Whelk's Accrued Wisdom

Post by Kom » Wed 07.01.2009, 07:00

This reminds me of the thing i would always say, don't eat while playing, especially if it's Sonic, for some reason =P

This is good wisdom.

"There is a fine line between wisdom and common sense."

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Re: Whelk's Accrued Wisdom

Post by Ace » Thu 08.01.2009, 10:08

I would like to work from home too ;) any vacancies open ? :)

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Re: Whelk's Accrued Wisdom

Post by Whelk » Thu 08.01.2009, 20:35

It's nice being able to work from home, though the work itself isn't the greatest (mainly dealing with grumpy clients on the phone and trying to help computer-illiterates fix their computers).

Also, the wife sometimes expects me to help around the house since I'm already at home.

My latest hurtle to diving (ha!) into MAngband is that I've just decided that I love Ubuntu, and I have yet to find a way to play it on this OS.

Accrued Wisdom for today:

Don't ever think, "I'm not going to waste my time with that sleeping monster; I won't even get experience from it." It'll somehow manage to be around when you're running for your life with 2 health left and it will land a lucky hit on you, finishing you off. On top of the pain of dying, you'll feel embarrassed by the file listing the pitiful creature as the one that killed you.

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Re: Whelk's Accrued Wisdom

Post by Whelk » Fri 09.01.2009, 15:17

Thanks to Domiano pointing me in the direction of the "how to compile on Linux" page, I'm now able to MAngband in all its glory. I appreciate it, buddy.

Today's Wisdom:

There actually is a chance, however small, that Phase Door will teleport you away from that horde of monsters instead of deeper into their ranks.

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