NetHack Patch Database v0.27

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Floating eye attack confirmation

NameFloating eye attack confirmation v1
ForNetHack 3.4.3
DescriptionConfirm attack on floating eyes
 The behaviour of nethack with respect to floating eyes has long been contended. Although the Dev Team officially considers it intentional, it has been argued that the lack of a warning is not entirely fair and constitutes a discriminatory practice against hackers of varying digital proportions (crudely termed "fat-fingered").

Therefore, here is a patch that gives the player an opportunity to confirm attacks on floating eyes.
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AddedApril 18, 2010 10:14
ChangedApril 22, 2010 17:37
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5AmyBSODJuly 24, 2017 11:20
Instant death because you're not OCD enough to check whether a floating eye appeared after each turn? Really, vanilla NetHack devteam???

Anyway, 5 of course. To clarify the above: the existence of floating eyes means that you may never simply walk through a dark corridor in vanilla unless you have reflection/free action. And if you do, you have to pause after every single step and see whether there is a floating eye. I frankly don't have time for that. Thanks for this patch![Quote]
5Eric HermanOctober 31, 2011 00:41
What at first seemed to me an insignificant little patch (perhaps even unfairly game unbalancing) has become a "must have" in my version of the game. Having played with it for only a short while, I've come to decide it's one of the best I've seen in a long time; truly in the full spirit of command line nethack.[Quote]
5KerioAugust 26, 2011 21:14
Haha people still don't get it.[Quote]
0DavidNovember 23, 2010 04:32
Well the patch works as advertised but it goes against the spirit of the game, it really is unnecessary and promotes lazy NetHacking.[Quote]
 SpengborbSeptember 08, 2010 23:33
Dying by carelessness is part and parcel of nethack.
Put a "warn from floating eye" option in config, or enable the message only if the player has the warning attribute (would make the warning attribute a bit more useful).[Quote]
0AHGLUAGHGJuly 09, 2010 05:42
I'm like Arthur Dent except I smell of poo. Dumb patch and author is being a douch modding his patch up.[Quote]
5PsyMarJuly 07, 2010 15:37
This is the greatest patch ever.[Quote]
5goffrieJuly 01, 2010 05:44
Hah. This patch is incredible. (I didn't get it when just reading the source code, but.... lawl.) Seriously, test the patch.[Quote]
 scummosJune 29, 2010 23:45
I also think it breaks the spirit of the game. With the same argumentation, you could also confirm stepping into lava, into water, moving adjacent to electric eels, picking up cockatrices, ...
NetHack is so awesome to win because it's so easy to lose. Every little bit you take from the easiness you can lose it will make the success of actually ascending less sweet. So, I don't like that.[Quote]
5KerioJune 27, 2010 18:21
Another 5 to balance out my previous 0 and because Jafet is truly one magnificent troll.[Quote]
3KotoMay 03, 2010 05:07
Wow, awesome! I've died from so many eye/newt combos it's funny and sad at the same time!

Right now I'm working on a patch for NetHack that actually creates a reusable save file because the whole one-shot and you're dead thing really grinds my gears.

My dwarven valk was so awesome and I wish I had your eye patch so she wouldn't have died!!1[Quote]
0Mr. JinglesMay 03, 2010 05:03
Workmanlike implementation but seriously goes against the spirit of the game. I played it and found my playing to be much sloppier because somehow the RNG is holding my hand.

> You will need to answer the following question correctly: What symbol represents a floating eye?

 JafetMay 02, 2010 09:05
Public service announcement: consider testing patches before writing comments.[Quote]
2antherMay 01, 2010 10:51
This is an illogical special case, and goes against the spirit of the game.

On the other hand, it does make it a bit less annoying.[Quote]
1MuadApril 30, 2010 15:42
Makes floating eyes a living, .. floating .., repository of telepathy. One might just as well use interhack or something equally ridiculous.[Quote]
5KerioApril 25, 2010 15:06
0KerioApril 25, 2010 15:01
Breaks Stormbringer's bloodthirstyness, and lets the player identify rings of free action and amulets of reflection without consequences, through the presence or absence of a prompt when attacking a floating eye.[Quote]

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