Talk:Glob

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Do globs grant intrinsics? Limited testing in wizard mode suggests they do not, but it's possible I've just been unlucky, given that globs of green slime *do* turn you into slime as well. --Quietust (talk) 22:05, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

  • It seems that intrinsics from corpses have been nerfed somewhat. I've eaten dragons and failed to get the intrinsic I expected.--Ray Chason (talk) 08:07, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
Globs do not grant intrinsics. done_eating (eat.c, 414) checks to see if it's a corpse or not before calling cpostfx, which is where corpse intrinsics are given. Globs aren't corpses and there's no special check for them. Green slime globs cause sliming as soon as you start eating, not when you finish them, so they're handled elsewhere: in cprefx, which is called from start_eating at line 1663. And this does have a special check for globs. No idea if this is intentional or not, but that's how it is.
I haven't had any problems with getting instrinsics from dragons, and as far as I could tell from a quick glance, the only change to intrinsic granting code is the change to giant strength gain. -- Qazmlpok (talk) 16:25, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
Addendum: globs are supposed to grant intrinsics, and will do so again in 3.6.1 according to the changelog. -- Qazmlpok (talk) 18:29, 11 February 2016 (UTC)