Drop carrier bug in .20d advanced mode?

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Drop carrier bug in .20d advanced mode?

Post by mantazz » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:16 am

On a board where I play advanced mode usurper on both versions .19f and .20d, I have found that there seems to be an odd bug that causes me to drop carrier while fighting the supreme being.
I have found that the game will kick me out with the dropped carrier message either before I can even get in a single attack, or immediately after. I haven't been able to even get far enough to be killed by the beast in the past several days. Has anyone else encountered this problem?
I find it most bothersome due to the fact that I now cannot defeat the supreme being, not by not being strong enough, but because the game kicks me out before I can do enough damage!

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Post by Lenny of Repan » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:53 pm

I suspect I know what the problem is, but I'll PM you first to eliminate possible causes. Once the reason is established, or some other conclusion is eached, I'll post here, the results..
I know this plain as mud, but then, it has been raining here for 4 days in a row...
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WARNING -- POSSIBLE CHEAT contained in this reply

Post by Lenny of Repan » Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:11 pm

OK gang, looks like the probable cause for the disconnects are mantazz's HP levels. When He goes up against the Supreme being, the Supreme Beings HP is determined by his strength,which is not too large. But as there uis a randomness to the S.B. strength determined by his high HP, he may get kicked out immediate, or if not due to the random, when the S.B. Damage caused(again random times his HP) excedes the limits, the get kicked out.

As a side note for him and others, Once you reach these levels, there are but a few things I know of you can do to actually complete the game. I don't personally considr any of the following as cheats, though some may. I do not believe them to be BUGS either.

Your Comments are encouraged.

BUT IF you do consider these as CHEATS an DON'T Want them
DON'T READ BELOW THIS LINE!!!
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You can enter the final battle with less than full HP, by recieving damage to your HP in other battles(in dungeion below level100, or dorm, or inn) and NOT healin yourself. And that means you can't drink the drink at the altar, as that either adds to your current and permanent HP, or reduces you to 1HP(in which case ya don't have a shot at it anyway.

So to the beat the S.B. when you have extreme levels, you gotta have tons of healing potions to keep you at about 70% HP, when the S.B. hits you. If you are alone, he will hit you hard, sometimes to maybe even 80% of your Max HP. So you may not beat him alone.

In my experience, I would in this situation(IF allowed by the SYSOP's settings of the game configuration) take a team of 4 others(as strong as possible, but not too strong to crash the game) in with you and give him 5 targets to hit(I've never seen him hit two at the same time). Again you should have a moderate number of healing potions(because, remember, you still probably need to enter less than full strength) and will have to offset any of his attacks by partially healing yourself possibly 2 or 3 times.
Your mileage will vary...


I would be suprised if there were no alternative strategies. If you care to share them, please do. IF you have them and DON'T want to share, I understand.

Again, Comments are also encouraged
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