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bigalphillipsbigalphillips 14 Jun 2024 04:11
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Duct Drone

Sink Spidery Limbs testing:

(Unopposed) The drone waits like a spider to sink its limbs into you
[0] Throttle The drone waits like a spider to sink its limbs into you
[3] Punch The drone waits like a spider to sink its limbs into you
[4] Dive for Cover The drone waits like a spider to sink its limbs into you
[5] Leaping Dodge The drone suddenly sinks its spidery limbs into you
[6] Contempt The drone suddenly sinks its spidery limbs into you
[9] Blossoming Obsession The drone suddenly sinks its spidery limbs into you

Seems to depend on distance.

EDIT:
Vs Downward Stab Vs Longarm
Sink Spidery Limbs "You bring your hand down" (0-4) "You take a quick shot" (0-2)
Welding Torch Bite "You bring your hand down" (0-4) "You take advantage of long range" (3-9)
Unnatural Spider Strike "You bring your hand down" (0-4) "You take advantage of long range" (3-9)

Sink Spidery Limbs must be chain 2, Welding Torch Bite chain 3, Unnatural Spider Strike chain 4, which makes sense for a short distance bonus.

EDIT: Also, Bullet for Ymir confirms that Unnatural Spider Strike is "base type" stealth, even when it evades (bolded below)

2 RP
You track unerringly and shoot it for 2 ranged damage.
The drone suddenly sinks its spidery limbs into you for 8 stealth damage, but you see through its trick, avoiding all of the damage.

1 RP
You track unerringly and shoot it for 2 ranged damage.
The drone moves unnaturally, moving away from you with surprising speed.

0 RP
The drone moves unnaturally, moving away from you with surprising speed.
You watch for trickery, taking a shot when none is apparent for 1 ranged damage.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 14 Jun 2024 04:11
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 13 Mar 2024 01:25
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Arrogant Step

New form of this from the fashionable visitor:

You charge the visitor with the strength of a professional athlete, dealing 9 melee damage, but her step carries her away from all of the damage.
Kidney punches aren't quite as effective from the front, but the guard gives it the old college try and deals 7 stealth damage to you.
The visitor respectfully steps away from you.

Perception: 39 (36)
Reflexes: 33 (35)
Strength: 63 (5)
Will: 43 (34)
Cycle of Forgiveness (1)
Blood of the Stone (2)
Lobby Alarm (10)
Slags Poisoning (10)
Wine Buzz (20)
Ruptured Organs (27)
Fae Sight (29)
Burning Vision (29)
Lead Poisoning (40)
Call Center Alarm (45)
Crawling Larva (55)

Hat: (None)
Weapon: glowing bone
Offhand: toxic octopus eye
Shirt: tailored coat
Pants: janitorial pants
Gadget: Fang PDA

EDIT: From logs, she definitely uses the "arrogantly" version as well. Maybe Strength check?

You catch the visitor's reflection in your hand mirror.
The guard sneaks up behind you and punches you square in the kidney for 14 stealth damage.
The visitor arrogantly strides away from you.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 13 Mar 2024 01:25
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 12 Mar 2024 01:56
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Burning Vision

Burning Vision seems like it should unlock more than the one thing we've found. I often check weird "learning" encounters with Focused Perception or Studious Nature or Orange Juice Sample. I didn't think to consider testing Burning Vision in that category before.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 12 Mar 2024 01:56
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 11 Mar 2024 20:06
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » HQ Lobby

Scan badge:
With janitor outfit+scaled arm - 15 turns lobby alert
With janitor outfit+badge and exposed cybergun, Midgard neural expander, spidery limbs, trash cyberheart - 20 turns lobby alert

Cybergun possibly counts as 20 alert? Seems like there are different levels of cyberware at least.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 11 Mar 2024 20:06
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 11 Mar 2024 20:00
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Trout Sashimi

Normal: 5, 4, 4, 5, 3, 4, 5,

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 11 Mar 2024 20:00
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 09 Mar 2024 18:26
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Wriggling Form

Also tried beating this with worm scale shirt, worm scale pants, and a tome of binding. No interesting results.

Also tried doing it with worm shirt/pants, worm mandible, and using Slicing Mandible and Ghoul Bite. Nothing interesting.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 09 Mar 2024 18:26
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 08 Mar 2024 23:32
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Stomach Fungus

It looks like this effect might also work to unlock the worm encounters, but since I've already used some wormeaten mushrooms today, might need to wait until after rollover to confirm.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 08 Mar 2024 23:32
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 08 Mar 2024 21:44
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Stomach Fungus

Data points (normal): 2, 2, 2, 3, 2

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 08 Mar 2024 21:44

It looks like if you got to White Worm Innards it reverts back to this encounter after rollover.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 08 Mar 2024 14:44
GoldSGoldS 07 Mar 2024 07:40
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » White Worm Emerging

Seems obvious, but I should point it out: I killed The White Worm and have been unable to get this encounter while Etheric and with Experimental Gourmand.

by GoldSGoldS, 07 Mar 2024 07:40
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 07 Mar 2024 00:23
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Wriggling Form

Combat (no Myers sampler drops):

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 07 Mar 2024 00:23

Ah good sleuthing. I should have thought of that! Neat encounter.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 07 Mar 2024 00:12
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 06 Mar 2024 19:13
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Wriggling Form

Was not actually prepared for a fight:

You dive for cover.
Its chitin-tipped tongue extends batters the inside of its mask.

You shoot the form for 2 ranged damage.
Worms burst out of the flesh around you, devouring you for 24 etheric damage.

The form gives you the Evil Eye and you burst into flames. The malefic green fire deals you 27 etheric damage.

You've been beaten to hell!

The worm regurgitates you in a rancid wave of bile.

Reporting the messaging about the mask.

Edit: A somewhat more prepared fight, though I'm still recently out of a reset:

You lead with a strong jab for 25 melee damage.
Its chitin-tipped tongue extends batters the inside of its mask.

You slam into the form and deal 26 melee damage before it can fend off the attack.
Worms burst out of the flesh around you, devouring you for 12 etheric damage.

You punch the form, throwing the whole weight of your body behind it and dealing 28 melee damage.

You've won the battle!

The worm regurgitates you in a rancid wave of blood and bile.

You've earned 5 XP in Strength

This was with a Myers sampling kit.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 06 Mar 2024 19:13
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 06 Mar 2024 02:43
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Trout Sushi

Data points (normal): 9, 8, 7, 7, 8, 7, 7, 8, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 7, 8

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 06 Mar 2024 02:43

Huh, that's really interesting, but nothing jumps out as being the trigger for it except maybe Crawling Larva, which is probably something not many people have been in there with. Had you fished up the white worm and failed to kill it at all this run?

Edit:
Oh, duh, on further thought… Experimental Gourmand comes from the wormeaten mushroom, which should have been a clue. I got the encounter to pop up while etheric after using one of those.

Looks like you can get it repeatedly as long as you have the effect active, too.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 05 Mar 2024 16:08

I got this encounter with:

Hat: frigid scarf
Weapon: none
Offhand: toxic octopus eye
Shirt: tailored coat
Pants: janitorial pants
Gadget: none

3 Lobby Alarm, 3 Experimental Gourmand, 6 Wine Buzz, 13 Crawling Larva, 14 Ruptured Organs, 26 Lead Poisoning, 69 Fae Sight

Did not show up again in another 50 energy, including trying a bunch with Crawling Larva and Dripping with Gore active. Possibly once per day?

The "You struggle through the reaching worms, growing increasingly frantic as they sink into your flesh. Blood and bile pool around you as you escape from its maw." did 33 damage to me, which was enough to beat me up. Try again with more HP, and Myers sampler?

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 05 Mar 2024 05:09
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 02 Mar 2024 13:55
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Fountain Roll

Data (normal): 14, 14, 14, 14, 13, 14, 14, 13

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 02 Mar 2024 13:55
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 29 Feb 2024 15:10
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Scaled Arm

I've had the scaled arm installed for the last 3+ months. Nothing new discovered. I tried all the claw/serpenty techniques I could think of.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 29 Feb 2024 15:10
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 27 Feb 2024 00:28
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Lake Gulper

Trying for these from scratch during a run, with no boosters to fishing modifier, I'm feeling fairly confident that it's not possible to get these at Professional level just on raw skill (with Toxic Worm active). Which also seems to be the highest you can get to from fishing on the shoreline/with Artyom.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 27 Feb 2024 00:28
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 25 Feb 2024 16:35
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Protein Research

Old data from years ago said you discover new stuff around ~8-9, ~15-16, ~25-26 and ~34-35 uses. I rechecked this using protein databases one at a time and got them at 10, 20, 30 and 40 uses.

So the slow but certain way would be to use 40 protein databases (80 energy - 1 energy to analyse and 1 energy to use each). Or hacking can probably do it a lot faster, I'll test some hacking next run.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 25 Feb 2024 16:35
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