I like rogue-likes for the idea of perma-death/rng... But it seems like the game is only scaled for the highest end of heroes and item combinations. It's practically proven by the challenge modes requiring you to take on curses rather than scaling up encounters.
My suggestion would be to rework some of the early heroes, make them more viable. Give better scaled up items in the end game, lower the odds of getting gimmic items; or just find some way (incorporate machine learning) to have the game dynamically scale (deal items, heroes, and encounters) in a way that more viable builds exist and the game isn't limited to only a few solutions.
I have not been this addicted to a game in a long time, reminds me of SNKRX which has the same ideas just different mechanics, both are great but Slice And Dice just has that one more run that never ends quality to it. I only heard of it through Celerity on twitch didn't even see him play it just saw the name of the game and got it on google play, so when it hits Steam its going to blow up.
I ended up having an absolutely cracked Loot run today that actually got me my first win in the mode (sure, it was on Easy, but still). My selection of blessing/curse 'purchases' this run was exquisite, and a few lucky items (Glass Blade + Silk Cape and Twisted Bar + Two Reeds come to mind, as well as Infinity for Hexia) got me through the entire run with only a couple of deaths (including a mage sacrifice to OHKO Hexia with Infinity). Even got an achievement for beating level 20 in a single turn!
Well Vision Factory was closed, because the original founder Marco Polo (who did most cracks) left the scene, and at that time, only FFC was cracking. He learned a lot from Marco Polo but was far away from his abilities...
When you have the original disk in your possession, it's a huge advantage over only having a disk image due to the fact that some games had tricky protections that could not be written back to disk. What happened in cases where FFC was unavailable (or had too many tough games to crack at the same time) and the remote crackers would not be able to write a working version of the game back to floppy disk?
What kind of job did FFC have that would allow time to crack the games, tack on an intro and upload it before other groups? (I can only imagine that unemployed people would be able to do such a task, unless Skid Row had crackers on standby all around the world in different timezones etc!)
Well he didn't have a job at that time as far as I can remember. Also he didn't have much to do with intros. The intro texts were mainly edited by myself while he was cracking the game, or even while Rudi was on the highway to him. I wrote the intro texts and sent him the intro. That way he didn't have to care about such things, only cracking, putting the intro in front, and uploading; that was mainly his job. We also had a cracker in the USA (he only did the US originals except for a few, which were heavily protected!) Also one cracker in Denmark, and two in Germany.
Was your girlfriend at Leisuresoft interested in the whole original supplying/cracking scene or was it just a job for her and she didn't really care what you guys were doing? Was there ever any chance she would have gotten in trouble from knowing you guys or did she keep clean by only telling you about the games and you simply bought them?
Let me enlighten you, Skid-Blow SSR, on your own verbal/written imprisoning words, in this case 'kids.' It seems like you prefer to call young 'children,' the offspring of man/mankind, 'kids.' Is it possible that my assumption is correct? I'd want to remind you that a child is the offspring of a man/woman, and children are the offspring of parents. A kid is an animal that would be the offspring of a goat. Man is a mammal with significantly higher powers than an animal, if he wasn't so pavlov dog trained aka educated (what we really need is an erudition).AmigaUser I was exposing what is happening now, as well as what happened twenty-two years ago in 2001. I had the similar reaction back then, but at the time, things were less evident. It's amusing how many people who questioned correctness back then are now doubting much more while pointing out that I was correct and way ahead of my time. Is it possible to get some fresh air? What planet or toruse located dimensional 'now time; do you call home? For decades, primarily due to the Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering/Injection, there hasn't been any fresh air. I recommend that you undertake some research to determine the source of many of today's problems.I'm from England, but not from Britain, so I'm not British; nevertheless, I am English, so I have all of the privileges that an Englishman has. Brit-ish is Hebrew meaning Covanant man, implying a promise of payment and hence a slave. I am not interested in anything related to the Britain and the United Kingdom Public Limited Company. I'm of Caucasian ancestry (kind of man/hybrid aka mankind) [learn the differences between the two, don't just use words without understanding there own true meanings and origins]. I completely agree that England should be seen as a sovereign nation governed by Common Law rather than a vessel controlled by the Bacharach family and the 0.0000002% cabal in London. I'd want to notify you that the European Union was founded by this cabal (which I can name) and that the EU is not governed from Brussels or Frankfurt. I can notify you that this group controls the EU and does so through one of their organisations, the Institute of International and European Affairs, based in Dublin, Ireland. Please research their other institutions, such as the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Club of Rome, the Trilateral Commission, and the Council on Foreign Relations.Please request any Sars-Cov-2 virus isolations from the CDC/WHO and see what kind of answer you get, if any. Then consider why you're even using the name 'covid' instead of Sars-Cov-2. If you knew anything about legalese (fiction, colour of law change), you'd understand why, in the event of repercussions, they specifically replace one with the other. I shudder at the prospect of how many other lunatic collective gatekeepers, like yourself, who lack the brains or common sense to question more and utilise their own thinking. You're just like the other lambs heading to the slaughterhouse. I really hope you got Pfizer CEO Israel-Abraham Burla's killshot (okay, he tells you his fake name, but I don't). Please keep falling for the constant fake news in the global media, which all has its origins in Cambridge, England, and the CPU Media Trust.Some members of the Amiga scene appear to have lost their path and are now following the system, revealing their actual objectives as imposters. The purpose of the cracking scene, according to some of us genuine people, was to share software with others for free and remove system limitations such as cost. This was always the difference between me and SubZero or Skid-Blows, for example. Those types of organisations and cretins were only interested in the funds and hardware, not the actual spirit of the game. Yes, I enjoyed the fame of being the world's leading supplier of originals to Crystal at the time. I've never been interested in funds or hardware. I can envision you and all the other phonies on here professing to be part of the Amiga scene but actually using Apple, Microsoft, or Google's proprietary surveillance operating systems. I doubt you've ever used GNU/Linux, let alone a piece of independent hardware. You're all fakes, as I suspected, but your gatekeeper remarks exposed this all along.Crystal: Accept IMITATIONS are not permitted. We're the best in the world, and Fairlight isn't far behind
The Super Nintendo scene was not founded by the two guys that you've mentioned unless you're mixing up some sort of SNES demoscene which is something entirely different. I'm talking about the piracy and sharing of SNES video games not demos/intros. I was one of the earliest users of copy devices for the SNES even before my connections with MD (Mick/Dean) Consoles. Let me remind you that MD Consoles was the main importer and exporter of SNES and Megadrive copy devices. Mick actually lived in Hong Kong for a period of time sending these devices back to Europe. I will also inform you that MD was so well known even Virgin Atlantic did a deal with them for copy devices for the SNES (MD were also the first in the world to export the 3DO (Amiga pt2 for gaming) straight from deals with Electronic Arts. So when you sit on an old Virgin Atlantic Airbus aircraft playing Super Mario World just remember how it's being loaded to your screen. Virgin Atlantic of course paid Nintendo for licences of the titles but they ran the games using copy devices from MD Consoles. There were no console titles (either Sega Megadrive, PC Engine, SNES or SNK Neo-Geo) on any of our Amiga/ST/C64 bulletin board systems. I was the one who went around pleading with various sysops to put on their boards a SNES (console) area and list various SNES titles. Some of the first titles were in the vile Doctor format and then the more popular Super Magicom format. I left the console scene just before the Nintendo 64 arrived with it's doctor copy-device. So if hardly anyone had a copy device for the SNES and no bulletin boards were sharing titles then where was the scene? So when I managed to coax sysops into taking on the titles doesn't that mean I'm a founder of the SNES and console scene? I pushed for SNES, Megadrive/Genesis and of course the PC Engine as I was a Griffin user. I was going to dabble in the Neo-Geo but hardly anyone had a Neo-Geo and the title sizes were so huge it put both me and sysops off due to upload/download times plus storage space (remembering that back then many people only had a few megabytes of hard-drive space way before even the unreliable Stacker compression later came out). So no I'm certainly far from misinformed and as I said before I supplied a handful of SNES titles way before release date for Crystal, Sneakers and Fairlight. Do you remember how big Sneakers were on the SNES? I forget the titles now except for one which was Super Mickey Mouse that I had direct from an insider aka magazine reviewer and thanks to MD Consoles.Now tell me why would you be in both Crack and Ministry if you were forever SkidBLOW? (a group named after a homeless dirt-hole on the West Coast of Amexem which you would wrongly call the United States). So now it comes out that you claim the Danish side of Crystal left for Ministry well that's ever so exciting isn't it folks? The Danish side of Crystal, WOW leaving for Ministry. What Danish side? What did they ever do? The only Danish being who did anything of worth for Crystal was IBM our main cracker. Did any originals come from Danmark? NO! The only thing Danes did for Crystal were our intros and those were created by Melon Dezign. So unless you're referring to Melon for intros then your new Ministry members were nobodies. If you had some kind of Danish former Crystal bulletin boards then big deal? No one really cared about European bulletin boards as most were focused on the Amexem (US) and the Blessed Isles of Albion/Patmas (UK) with the odd exception of maybe Germany. I cannot recall myself ever dialling up a Crystal BBS outside of Amexem/Patmas and why would I since ours were the creme-de-la-creme especially with the phone phreaking. 2b1af7f3a8