I just embarked on some untamed wilds by a major river and I'm loving the new animal additions! A flock of giant white cranes scared the crap out of me right away, I hadn't even gotten my defensive ditch up yet when they wandered up to the shore about twelve squares away from my wagon, but they seemed peaceful enough and eventually left without incident. Next, an otter man and what appeared to be his faithful sidekick, a giant otter, wandered onto the map, splashed together in almost every murky pool on my side of the river, and promptly exited the other side having walked right by my now entrenched camp. Now, a flock of sparrow people appear to be chasing a giant moth over the river bend right by my wagon, which I have just finished emptying into my first stockpile below ground.
It's been said before, but this game is made of win. Massive stockpiles of pure win.
Has Toady mentioned coding in animal man/giant animal interactions, or do you guys think the otter man with his giant sidekick and the sparrow people/giant moth thing are just coincidence? I'm not seeing any combat reports so the sparrow-folk aren't attacking the giant moth. Hehe, maybe sparrow folk herd giant moths.
Man this is turning out to be a shallow map! Miners just breached the third cavern 21 z-levels down. There appears to be something shiny, candylike and blue down there...