Traveller Blues (traveller_blues) wrote in angband_game,
Traveller Blues
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Explosively Breeding Monsters: Cheating?

You've all seen them bazillions of times: lice, rats, mice, insects, oozes with the 'breeds explosively' characteristic. Normally worth 0.1-0.5 xp apiece, they're not worth the trouble. If you can't contain them, you run before you get overwhelmed.

But. What do you do when you find a room big enough to let them breed, a door that can be closed, and you have ball spells... and they're worth 2.5 xp apiece when your next level is 1000 xp off?

Is it cheating to spend a few thousand turns continuously farming mobs that self-replenish?

Or is it 'working as intended'? What about T.o.M.E's Lesser Wall Monsters, slow-moving, but worth -30- XP apiece, and requiring some dodging as they eat the dungeon out from around you? Would you farm those?

Your opinions welcome. :)

-Traveller
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