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Are we ordering this within the categories based on rumor number or resistance type? I think we should stick with rumor number. Lotte 01:44, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

IMHO, people who are looking for a specific rumour will use the search facility and won't care about the order, while people who are just browsing would prefer the more logical order. Having said that, I am not an admin here, just a veteran Nethacker. Ekaterin 10:37, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Some rumours are tough to explain. I have been using three question marks (???) as an indication that I'm not happy with the explanation of a rumour. I suggest that people not delete them unless they also replace the explanation with something more convincing. Ekaterin 19:54, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

"Zap yourself and see what happens" - at a guess, this comes from pre-Guidebook days when it wasn't obvious that you could zap yourself.
Similarly, "A wand of cancellation is like a wand of polymorph" probably just means that they can both be used on objects as well as monsters. Robin Johnson 21:59, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
The latter could mean that both cancellation and polymorph have the ability to change items into other items (e.g. scroll of foo into blank scroll). For the former, Ken Arromdee has stated that false rumors are actually worthless rumors, so maybe true rumors are not so much true as helpful. I guess zapping yourself could be helpful if you didn't know you could :-) --Jayt 22:53, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
"218. They say that eating a cram ration is a smart move." - Might be referring to a "cram session", i.e. a short intense burst of studying in order to get as much information into your head as possible. I noticed that out of all the "-ration" comestibles, cram rations are pretty solidly in the middle when comparing weight, and nutrition/time. Could it be that they're just the best overall ration? K-/C-rations are better nutr/time-wise, but you have to slaughter soldiers for them, which isn't always a viable choice when you're starving.--Xazak 14:35, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Potions rust monsters hate???

Logically the potion rust monsters hate would be oil, but I can't find any sign of that in the source code. Ekaterin 20:01, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Since oil reverses rust damage, and in D&D rust monsters eat rust for sustenance, it makes sense.