I'd hardly call it an exploit, and it has much older and more appropriate name of "level scumming". Note, how level scumming my actually hurt the player when there *was* something valuable on the level.
--The Sheep 18:59, 22 Sep 2005 (CEST)
Cheating or strategy?
I don't know, everything on this page (except "save scumming" and maybe "level scumming") seems to be a matter of strategy. If you have a monster you're not ready for, what's wrong with backing away, maybe closing a door, and resting for a while until either (1) it finds you, or (2) you can handle it better having been given the proper rest? Is backing away to use a wand or spell considered "cheating"? I don't think leaning on keys was ever recommended by any roguelike! And what's wrong with building up experience to face challenges on the next level?