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Is it still possible to find a portal to the abyss? It never happened to me so I was wondering if it was still true --Fingolfin (talk) 14:38, 25 August 2015 (CEST)

For whatever it's worth, I've been through a handful of Labs in 0.16 and I've yet to see one, if memory serves me correctly --Buddy23Lee (talk) 08:22, 26 August 2015 (CEST)
I guess it means i'll have to take a look to the code to know the truth -- Fingolfin (talk) 15:39, 26 August 2015 (CEST)
It's quite illogical to hope for an abyssal portal in the lab. 1. You wouldn't want to give up the lab's loot. 2. The lab is normally a gone branch the moment you leave it. The extra computational effort to hold it open (while lab is concepted as everchanging) would be grave for the developers. -- Bwijn (talk) 21:26, 26 August 2015 (CEST)
I'd agree that actually using such a portal might be a bad idea (hell, I'm nervous to enter the abyss at almost ANY time), but I think what Fingolfin was looking into was whether or not such a portal generates anymore (if it ever did), as it's stated in this article (certainly correct me if I'm wrong about that). Given the points you've made above, sounds like it might be time to remove that possibly outdated or incorrect info. --Buddy23Lee (talk) 01:02, 27 August 2015 (CEST)
I don't recall ever seeing an Abyss portal in the Labyrinth, but that doesn't mean it can't happen -- after all, I've had dozens of runs where there hasn't been an early Jiyva altar compared to the two or three runs where it's happened. Probably checking the code is the best thing to do here. --spudwalt (talk) 04:22, 27 August 2015 (CEST)
I encountered one just the other day, either playing 0.16.1 or Trunk. It surprised me because I didn't know it was possible and I was rather concerned that it might be there in place of the minotaur and normal exit, but I kept searching and did find the minotaur, loot, and exit. I suppose you could kill the minotaur, grab the loot, then go back to re-find the portal to make a trip to the abyss. If you really want to visit the abyss this early. you know, if you have a death wish. BugHunter (talk) 03:45, 28 August 2015 (CEST)

Thanks BugHunter. Looks like you've got an answer, Fingolfin. That bit should clearly remain in the article. Probably not the most useful of facts found here, but what would the wiki be without the obscure stuff? ;) --Buddy23Lee (talk) 04:25, 28 August 2015 (CEST)