the D filez III - by KingOfPain
The holes are identifiable
by examining the game tiles inside the container wall. If the game tiles,
as a whole, have the same shading pattern as the one below then there
are holes in the wall. Well, not really. :p Its actually a combination
of two things - leak in game tiles and false perspective.
The animation below shows definite holes on both sides of the wall. Now I am standing even further away from the corner tiles.
Just another hole in the wall - virtual walls where your projectiles can go through the holes in the wall, but missiles from monsters are blocked.
Poor Black Jade - the biggest discovery in hell, so far, is the leak in Lazs chamber. I have found a hole where I can fling Fireballs at Black Jade. Fireballs? Yes, only Fireballs get through this hole.
Nothing else works, not arrows, Lightning or even Firebolts. Its a very narrow slit of opening where the Fireball will go through, you would have to be standing right at the second square from the corner for this to work. You will also need Slvl 17 Fireball for that.
of aiming at Black Jade, there is a more consistent way of doing this.
The picture on the right shows the aim with most successes. Line up the
cursor where the wall meets the base of the extrusion and fire away. Imagine
a line from the base of the caster pass the tip of the cursor, the line
hit smack middle of the square where Black Jade stands.
Stairs as Walls
I have to admit I
used this extensively during my NM Ironman run. Too many times, there
were just not enough room to run around before I (had to) activated more
than I can handle. (No, I didn't activate that many in the actual game
as shown in the pic.)
none of them are firing, and one witch is just totally confused? You may
remember from your own games when you hide behind a normal wall, the witches
will still seek you out until they have LoS and fire at you. But not so
with stairs, they'll stay put where they lost sight of you. So, next time
you advice people never to retreat back to the stairs, think again ;p