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I Heart Nethack
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Published: August 22, 2009
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Graphics? We don't need no stinkin' graphics!

Nethack is impressive; it's the only game I can think of that I've consistently returned to time and time again, years after I beat it. I managed to ascend with an elf wizard about five years ago, and haven't done it since...mainly because I insist on playing healers.
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Abcron's avatar
RIP nethack, last update was 2006. Last wikia edit was a few weeks ago. I JUST STARTED PLAYING!!!!
tomatofruit's avatar
tomatofruitHobbyist General Artist
The good news is, the current version will still eat hundreds of hours of your time!

It's entirely possible that a new version will appear someday. The dev team has always been silent about when the next one is coming, and past updates have always been 3-4 years apart. Sure, this is the longest break yet, but there's always hope...
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AutomatisticHobbyist General Artist
Ugh those random deaths are the most irritating. I really hate the "SUDDENLY A DRAGON" appearances. What happens to me too much is that I forget to monitor my health, then suddenly "You die..."

Anyway, yeah, Nethack is amazing. +fav for the stamp :D
Haerodiel's avatar
I play the graphics version. > >;
So apparently I'm not very good at this game. Or something. I've played this game since I was a kid, and years later I remembered it an redownloaded it. But the farthest I've gotten so far was only level 11, and that's only 'cause I don't know what happened, trap door or something weird because I suddenly found my self two levels lower, and immediately there was a monster I couldn't beat and killed me instantly when I had nearly full health. I've never been able to get very far. I almost think everyone makes all the stuff up about beating the game. I simply don't see how it's possible...

Fun as all heck, though. And addicting.
Abcron's avatar
No, lots of people acend multiple times while even scoring multiple conducts. Yet a motherload of people die multiple times though, even the winners. The guy to get the highest nethack score recorded on the internet in all time died in fact, on purpose, while recreating a scene from hitchhiker;s guide to the galaxy.
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Lol, yeah I know. I made that comment quite a while ago, but I'm pretty sure I was kidding about people not actually beating it. XD Months later, I can get a bit farther in the game, but not a ton. DL 15 is my record so far...
ninmonkeys's avatar
The game makes dying fun. And hilarious.
Example:

> new game
You are level1 knight. You have a pony.
> mount pony
You slip, and take 20 damage.
You are dead.

He will be remembered.
posalootly's avatar
You've ascended? Well done! The farthest I've ever been is the Air astral level.
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IttiHobbyist General Artist
Wow, I can't believe this is the only nethack stamp.
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PyritieHobbyist Digital Artist
oh jeez this game is addicting :(
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