Forum:Lava on level 10?

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OK, I'd be embarrassed to say how many separate games of Nethack I've played.

But since I updated to the most recent versions some months back very very very occasionally I find something I've never seen before.

Today Level 10 turned out to be an island surrounded by water with a big pool of lava in the middle.

Are these things just very unlikely, randomly generated, or is Nethack somehow updating itself?

Martyf (talk) 03:15, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

That's one of the new (in NetHack 3.6.0) big room layouts. - Andrio Celos (talk) 03:24, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Hadn't noticed the term "big room" before. Thanks.

I notice that the different room aren't random, at least for me, even less so than Minetown and Mine's End. I've been playing Nethack for a very very very long time and am bored by the latter part of the game, which feels more like an endurance contest and not nearly as fun as keeping a new character alive and building it up. So I go thru the "big room" levels a lot and virtually never see anything besides #3 and #4. I'd say I've only seen #5 once, might have seen #6 once, and seeing #9 for the first time is what started this.

I'm not sure why all of these levels exist if we/I don't see them.

I'll save my other complaints for other strings ;-)

Martyf (talk) 03:05, 21 May 2018 (UTC)