Forum:YASD from food poisoning *while carrying unihorn*

From NetHackWiki
Jump to: navigation, search


Well, last night on NAO, I was playing a lawful valkyrie, and it was literally my best game so far. (I've been playing for five years but I'm still a beginner.) I was level 11, AC of -7, and I had telepathy, searching, reflection and displacement, some nice wands, and plenty of food. I was still on speaking terms with Tyr, which is weird... In short, I was in great shape. I had been down to about Dlvl 10, and I was clearing out Sokoban for the rings and scrolls of Earth. I was on Sokoban level 2, and in the big room with the upstair, there was a gray unicorn, some orcs, and some winter wolf cubs. It took me a while, but I killed everything, got the unihorn, then hit "99s" to build my health back up. And then I decided to eat one of the wolf corpses for possible cold resistance... (which, in retrospect, I might have already had.)

That was stupid, and I knew it was stupid when I did it. It shouldn't have been fatal, because I had the horn, for crying out loud! But instead of applying it, I assumed a character of my level could shrug off food-poisoning. So I hit "99s" again. You know the rest.

JMarieStanton --73.203.230.118 14:41, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Please accept my condolences! Catullus (talk) 14:42, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

But of course! JMarie --76.123.130.144 19:57, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

The moral of the story. Never use 99s ever again.--Quantum Immortal (talk) 21:33, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
Well how am I supposed to regain health or wait for effects to time out? 73.203.230.118 14:00, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
To reduce the chance of these kind of accidents. use small bursts of "s", holding s down briefly, with frequent stops. 99s is really a bad idea.--Quantum Immortal (talk) 16:54, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

I just managed to die of food poisoning with several potions of extra healing. (I picked up some stuff, then somehow managed to forget I was poisoned.)