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Rollory

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Town neighbor?
« on: March 03, 2012, 09:26:54 pm »

Ok, I actually know what Tower is, but since when is Town a possible neighbor government?  Is it some town that rebelled?  Or taken over by bandits?  Or zombies?

The full neighbors list is

Dwares
Elves
Humans
Goblins     ---------
Tower
Town

Town seems to drop off the list a bit before Tower, but it's hard to pinpoint, as they are both on a heavily inhabited peninsula.
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Re: Town neighbor?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 10:26:03 pm »

I've seen this too. Maybe it's a town that is run by a deamon/vamp/necromancer?
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Re: Town neighbor?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012, 10:38:28 pm »

☼50☼ says duplicated raws

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Re: Town neighbor?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012, 11:27:52 pm »

☼50☼ says duplicated raws

Negative, I just encountered this as well, with no tampering whatsoever. Currently investigating for !!SCIENCE!!
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Re: Town neighbor?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2012, 11:44:19 pm »

I agree, !!SCEINCE!! must be done. Wait a few years and see if it sends you caravans, or sieges you, or interacts with you in any way. After my current fort becomes too much fun, il see if i can find a town and test this myself.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2012, 11:48:45 pm by WaffleEggnog »
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Re: Town neighbor?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2012, 12:10:55 pm »

☼50☼ says duplicated raws

If you mean to imply I modded the game, no.  This is vanilla.  I would have said if that was not the case.
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Re: Town neighbor?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2012, 12:14:23 pm »

copy the game and go in on Adventure mode to see what it is.
Or copy the game and use 'JUST EMBARK' mod to embark on it and see who makes it up.
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Re: Town neighbor?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2012, 01:24:43 pm »

In my game, there are several towns nearby - searching each one individually seems tedious compared to running a fort, and besides, I'm more interested in the effects of a town neighbor in fort mode.

Saintsilvers is nearing the end of its second year. Still no visitors, except for a dwarven caravan.
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Re: Town neighbor?
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2012, 01:41:26 pm »

Neat! I shall monitor this development.
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Re: Town neighbor?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2012, 02:01:28 pm »

My guess would be that there is a town nearby, but that could just be me. Just because it says there is a town doesn't mean it has to be special :)

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Re: Town neighbor?
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2012, 02:08:10 pm »

The problem is, it doesn't appear where one expects it to. For example, in the world I'm currently embarked in, I went near dozens of other towns and cities, but no "town" appeared in the neighbor page. The "town" neighbor only appeared in a specific part of the world, similar to how a "tower" neighbor only appears in proximity to a necromancer's tower.
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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2012, 02:12:53 pm »

Maybe the necros got lonely and migrated to a town. Then set it up as their base of operations. And made lots of new friends. From all the corpses they made.
Can they acquire new sites in world gen?
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Re: Town neighbor?
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2012, 11:24:25 pm »

Spent nearly 5 years in the fort, with no appearance of any town-related entities. Necromancers showed up, but no town. A quick look in legends revealed that there were, in fact, vampires in the nearby towns, but there must be other factors in place - otherwise, "towns" would appear on the neighbors page for a great deal more embark locations. In any case, I've encountered a number of crash bugs which are rendering the save unplayable.
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Re: Town neighbor?
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2012, 12:18:26 am »

Yeah i tried a town neighbor embark aswell, and nothing noticable after the 2nd year. My guess is that when a town is ruled by a vamp/demon/any other evil creature, then it shows up in the neighbors, though doesint really effect gameplay, it might effect migrant-waves or other things you dont really pay attention too. !!SCIENCE!! must be done even more.
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Re: Town neighbor?
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2012, 03:45:11 am »

Town seems to drop off the list a bit before Tower, but it's hard to pinpoint, as they are both on a heavily inhabited peninsula.

I checked something out. It appears that the tower has an area of influence that reaches 10 squares from the tower. As in; hold the cursor over the tower and then move it 10 steps in a direction. be it north, south, west, east or diagonal (it is a square shape) and you should reach the influence border. One more step and you evit it; making the tower influence zone 21x21.

 Hopefully there's something similar for towns and you should be able to pinpoint it with this information.
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