Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#1718 closed bug (fixed (in master))

Move hellhounds deeper

Reported by: PowerWyrm Owned by: fizzix
Milestone: 3.5.0 Keywords:
Cc:

Description

In previous versions, hellhounds could appear as a single monster at level 35 and in packs at level 78 (!!). Now you can get packs of 20+ hellhounds at level 40, which can wipe your character naked in no time. This is ridiculous.

Consider moving them deeper. See also this thread: http://angband.oook.cz/forum/showthread.php?t=5763

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by PowerWyrm

See also this change for 3.5: "reduce escort size".

In fact, this made the problem even worse, considering that hellhounds have the FRIEND flag. The change removed the group_size_2() function for FRIEND monsters and replaced it with the group_size_1() function, which was called for the FRIENDS monsters. Hellhounds at level 40 will be considered EASY (!!!) monsters and get an inflated group number.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by takkaria

  • Milestone changed from Triage to 3.5.0

Assigning open bugs to 3.5 for fixing.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by takkaria

So you only get 2d5 groups of hellhounds at dlev 40 now, which is still 2d5-1 more than there used to be so they probably should still drop down a bit. comment:1 is however outdated since the friends code was overhauled since then.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by fizzix

  • Owner set to fizzix
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by takkaria

  • Resolution set to fixed (in master)
  • Status changed from assigned to closed
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