Talk:Stalker

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Temporary See Invisible?

I just partially ate a stalker corpse while not being invisible. I was interupted and put over Satiated, so I did not attempt to eat the entire thing, and my pet titan finished the corpse. After doing this, I had the See Invisible intrinsic, which I did not have before. Since I was able to see invisible suddenly, my pet titan also cast invisibility but I was able to see him fine (The titan suddenly becomes transparent!; tame invisible titan [seen: See Invisible]). I go down the flight of stairs and get blinded by a yellow light. When my vision returns, my titan vanishes. It would appear that I somehow temporarily gained See Invisible. According to the page, I should not have gained it at all because I was not invisible at the time and did not even finish the Stalker meat. I certainly did not get attacked by an intrinsic stealing gremlin, drink a non-blessed potion of See Invisible, or even had the intrinsic before hand. Is the wiki wrong or what? -- Qazmlpok 22:01, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Duration of Invisibility

Anyone know how long stalker invisibility lasts? Probably not long enough for my satiation to run out, but would be nice to know. --AileTheAlien 06:30, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Looking at eat.c, line 832, it seems to last 50-149 turns. I also updated the article to reflect this. --Bcode 06:43, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Pointless appropriation

Yes, "pointlessly." If User:Bluescreenofdeath could use I for her flying fish monster class by simply making sure that none of them used a grey glyph, there's no reason the Dev Team couldn't have done the same for stalkers. --Kahran042 (talk) 17:19, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

For reference, this is the passage in question (from the History section, word in bold added by Kahran042 and reverted by me):
Nevertheless, for a very long time the symbol I was used to represent the stalker (I meaning "invisible"). This changed in NetHack 3.3.0, when the I symbol was pointlessly appropriated to indicate the last known position of any invisible monster.
I reverted this because the History section should be factual and free of opinions, and stating that the decision to change I from stalker to last known position of any invisible monster is (in my view) an opinion. This doesn't necessarily invalidate your view on whether or not the change was pointless (though differentiating on color alone makes things worse for people who play with colors disabled, like some NAO players and people using OS X's black-on-white terminal emulator), but such an opinion is probably better suited to this talk page than the main article. No offense was meant. --Tungtn (talk) 02:24, 24 May 2015 (UTC)