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Title: How you usually die
Post by: CaKsTeR on September 02, 2009, 09:48:53 PM
First off, Spelunky is awesome. Easily the most addictive game I've ever played. Downloaded it a couple days ago and have over 500 deaths (0 Wins :P)

Secondly, what way do you usually die? I'm interested, since I seem to die from spiders all the time.


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: Arucard on September 03, 2009, 06:02:04 AM
By area it would be
1: arrow traps, no contest (though slowly have learned to be cautious)
2: FROGS!!! one way or another, either directly, or trying to avoid them and running into a pit or piranhas or something.
3: Close call but probably UFOs more than anything, they can be unpredictable
4: seriously, that freaking mummy, if unarmed you are dead. I think I once killed him with cultists and cavemen though ;D


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: Bood_War on September 03, 2009, 06:21:50 AM
The absolute, number one reason for me is Shopkeepers! as roughly 97.42% I rob every shopkeeper, even the BM.  :D

Ater that it would be bats, and after that, spiders.


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: Arucard on September 03, 2009, 06:25:25 AM
Oh, I meant to mention this before, sorry. Spiders should only drop when directly above you, though I have seen some strange behaviour occasionally, there is also a limit to the distance they will notice you. So just edge under them then get ready to whip the moment they touch the ground, cause once they do they go wild! I haven't had trouble with any of them since I started doing this.


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: jamatthews on September 03, 2009, 06:58:00 AM
Mostly shopkeepers, although I do have this strange ability to land on spikes. I must be magnetic or something.


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: CaKsTeR on September 03, 2009, 08:57:41 AM
I normally manage to kill the spiders before they bounce away, but when they do I can rarely kill them with my whip.

Shopkeepers, I have little trouble dealing with. Maybe I've just been having a lot of luck with where and how they spawn.


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: demnos on September 03, 2009, 09:09:55 AM
I never purposefully rob shopkeepers. I probably have F1ed far more often than getting killed legitimately. Aside from that, frogs or random mobs thrown on top of me in level 16.

If I don't get frograped and make it to area 3 with a compass, I almost never lose.


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: Anifanatic on September 03, 2009, 11:04:49 AM
Greed.
Greed.
Greed.
Greed because I rob shopkeepers and they slaughter me eventually.
Greed because I should just go, I want to explore before I beat the level!
Greed because I don't need to kill Jaws but, oh the rewards!


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: CaKsTeR on September 03, 2009, 11:35:55 AM
Jaws is easy with a shotgun  :-X


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: Anifanatic on September 03, 2009, 11:42:43 AM
Jaws is easy with a shotgun  :-X

Yeah but a man goes after him with a whip and attitude! I am also a man who is dead.


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: CaKsTeR on September 03, 2009, 01:48:57 PM
Sure, you may be dead, but you looked cool dying. XD


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: Delmion on September 03, 2009, 03:33:57 PM
I probably have F1ed far more often than getting killed legitimately.
Yes, yes, absolutely yes.  Gamers who love finding all the nitty-gritty details and secrets in a game (like me) who get handed an easy reset button (like in Spelunky) go suicidal so quickly you'd think there'd be a public service announcement about it.

(Hmm, it is quite appropriate that my first post on this forum be about Spelunky deaths.)

But beyond that, most of my deaths are the instant kind.  Being tossed by a yeti and falling off the stage is a familiar experience.  Also, misjudging UFO explosions used to be a problem, but I've gotten better about that.  The mummies and giant aliens still get me alot when I don't have the right equipment.

Speaking of bosses and equipment . . .

Jaws is easy with a shotgun  :-X
Yeah but a man goes after him with a whip and attitude! I am also a man who is dead.
Dude, Jaws is easy with the whip.  All you have to do is, well, be a gamer who loves finding all the nitty-gritty details and secrets in a game.  The thinking goes like this:

The foe is three squares wide, which is unique among monsters.  Huh, how does that work for combat?  Are all three regions deadly? . . . No, only the head is really solid.  I can swim through the other squares.  If I do that, won't it just turn around and eat me?  . . . No, the thing is three squares wide, which means that the center square is a place of sanctuary.  So, can I get into that square efficiently?  . . . Yes, because the boss is so slow to turn around that, with your speedy character, you can just get above or below it and it stops chasing you for long enough to get in position!  The blood flies . . .

By the way, this strategy is detailed on the wiki.  It's not presented very well, and in fact the thing needs to be rewritten from the ground up to integrate conflicting paragraphs into a single new one that actually says everything a reader needs, just like many other articles, but the last time I pointed this out folks gave me the tired old line that "it would take me less time to fix it than to complain about it" which is obviously untrue given what rewriting means, yes I'm disappointed.

--Delmion


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: Anifanatic on September 03, 2009, 05:28:34 PM
Dude, Jaws is easy with the whip.  All you have to do is, well, be a gamer who loves finding all the nitty-gritty details and secrets in a game.  The thinking goes like this:

The foe is three squares wide, which is unique among monsters.  Huh, how does that work for combat?  Are all three regions deadly? . . . No, only the head is really solid.  I can swim through the other squares.  If I do that, won't it just turn around and eat me?  . . . No, the thing is three squares wide, which means that the center square is a place of sanctuary.  So, can I get into that square efficiently?  . . . Yes, because the boss is so slow to turn around that, with your speedy character, you can just get above or below it and it stops chasing you for long enough to get in position!  The blood flies . . .

By the way, this strategy is detailed on the wiki.  It's not presented very well, and in fact the thing needs to be rewritten from the ground up to integrate conflicting paragraphs into a single new one that actually says everything a reader needs, just like many other articles, but the last time I pointed this out folks gave me the tired old line that "it would take me less time to fix it than to complain about it" which is obviously untrue given what rewriting means, yes I'm disappointed.

--Delmion
=/ way to ruin my joke. *sobs*


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: The-Imp on September 04, 2009, 08:36:15 AM
Death.

I kid I kid, mostly small traps, arrow shooters, spikes, etc. etc..


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: Hardboiled Lobster on September 04, 2009, 07:53:51 PM
Rage.

I know I shouldn't let it get to me but if I do badly a few dozen times too many I'll blow myself up a few dozen times more to blow off some steam. Besides that it's from shotgun blasts and generally being careless. I still hate the frogs and spiders more than anything but frogs even more.


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: Kegluneq on September 04, 2009, 09:15:00 PM
Those blocks that try to crush you an area 4


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: Anifanatic on September 07, 2009, 01:18:46 AM
I would say rage-quitting is probably more than half my deaths. And a good portion of it is also the shopkeeper. >.>:


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: johnnoz on September 07, 2009, 02:35:03 AM
Well the actual cause of death is usually esc+f1 but RUNNING is usually why i get to that stage.

Sure i could slow down and look where i was going but naaah  ;D.


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: CaKsTeR on September 07, 2009, 12:49:57 PM
I've just noticed that Damsels are becoming a major reason for my deaths. What I mean by that is:

1. When stealing Damsels from the kissing booth thing, I almost always get killed trying to keep her alive.

2. When bringing a Damsel to the exit, I often put more care into preserving her than myself, leading to me dying and her staying alive.

I'm too kind.  >:(


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: Kegluneq on September 07, 2009, 12:59:59 PM
I've just noticed that Damsels are becoming a major reason for my deaths. What I mean by that is:

1. When stealing Damsels from the kissing booth thing, I almost always get killed trying to keep her alive.

2. When bringing a Damsel to the exit, I often put more care into preserving her than myself, leading to me dying and her staying alive.

I'm too kind.  >:(

*shakes head* You do at least use her to trip arrow traps, right? Or for favor on the altar? Or to get those nasty piranhas away from you? Or into the jaws of a man-eating plant just for kicks? Right? RIGHT?!

Haha, I kid. But I kinda see where your coming from, even though I'm not quite as sympathetic as you are.


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: CaKsTeR on September 07, 2009, 02:33:29 PM
Normally I die because I try to save her (so I can get more HP, ofc) from spike traps or bombs, hence dying myself. I usually use her as a weapon/bait, though :D


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: Kegluneq on September 07, 2009, 09:12:17 PM
I've accidentally stuck a sticky bomb to her a few times.


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: CaKsTeR on September 07, 2009, 09:59:17 PM
No wonder she runs away from us.


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: Kegluneq on September 07, 2009, 10:02:03 PM
Ahahaha yea I always wondered that


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: CaKsTeR on September 08, 2009, 05:51:46 PM
Just now: Was thrown off a cliff by a yeti (?), broke my ankh (City of Gold, NOOOO) and then the same yeti threw me off the same cliff. D:


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: Arucard on September 09, 2009, 05:58:28 AM
Ahh, new alt-costume idea; Yeti fur coat! Curse those beasts!


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: strongbad on September 09, 2009, 07:43:20 AM
I usually get thrown by yetis. One time, I got caught near a wall and went through an infinite throw cycle!


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: Nitromatic on September 09, 2009, 07:55:53 AM
Hiello everyone,and why do I die in Spelunky?

Usually it's old man shopkeeper who kills me. I am learning to rob him without dying xD And I usually do not care about heights,I just manage drop myself to my death!


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: CaKsTeR on September 09, 2009, 04:56:53 PM
The term, don't look down, doesn't work here. :D


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: GreyMario on September 12, 2009, 09:12:40 PM
Smacking oneself in the head with a thrown rock.

Blowing oneself up with a thrown bomb that explodes directly on you because it bounced off the wall in front of you.

SPLAT.

The Ghost.


Title: Re: How you usually die
Post by: Roon3 on September 13, 2009, 08:05:41 AM
"Bombing giant spiders?! What kinda dumb idea is that, I'm so goo- OH GOD ITS EATING ME ALIVE, HEEEELP!!!"

If I ever get past the first cave, the skeletons in the jungle usually get me, sneaky bastards.