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Author Topic: Dwarven Children - Worse than the kids at Walmart!  (Read 18108 times)

wierd

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Re: Dwarven Children - Worse than the kids at Walmart!
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2012, 02:47:42 pm »

*fond memories of 40d, when children suffered from the "Paris Hilton" syndrome.*

Now? Now they run around naked, screaming their bearded heads off, demanding ultrananny. (I  doubt super-nanny could cope.)

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Re: Dwarven Children - Worse than the kids at Walmart!
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2012, 03:05:40 pm »

Children are the new !FUN!

They demand resources, tend to ignore burrows and do nothing but socialize all day, thus charging up the self-destruct tantrum engine. I don't know if the population explosion is intentional on Toady's part, but as of now kids will have the fort eventually plunge into a tantrum spiral.
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Re: Dwarven Children - Worse than the kids at Walmart!
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2012, 03:17:14 pm »

This seems to only be an issue in forts carried over from the last release. In my fresh fort, babies become children then immediately get dressed without a single negative clothing-related thought.
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Re: Dwarven Children - Worse than the kids at Walmart!
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2012, 03:19:23 pm »

They only get dressed if you have clothes, and I don't have clothes for 50+ dwarves.
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Re: Dwarven Children - Worse than the kids at Walmart!
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2012, 03:22:34 pm »

I just had a child in a tantrum throw a stone straight through my legendary dwarf's shoulder and instantly killing him.

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Re: Dwarven Children - Worse than the kids at Walmart!
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2012, 03:38:31 pm »

Thankfully my recent fort had babies disabled in the init files before upgrading. Only 2 children from a migrant wave to contend with, and they promptly grabbed clothes to wear.

I have since enabled babies, since it is apparent I won't get more migrants....
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Re: Dwarven Children - Worse than the kids at Walmart!
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2012, 03:48:38 pm »

I just had a child in a tantrum throw a stone straight through my legendary dwarf's shoulder and instantly killing him.

Erm... Shoulder? What the heck? ???

The only way that sounds even remotely plausible is if the stone jammed the poor fella's shoulder into his spine/brain/heart. It doesn't really matter though, sounds like you have a natural born killer. To the military screen! ...In several years...
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Clearly, this represents six side-by-side wheelbarrows, as indicated by the right half of the icon.  The left half indicates they are carrying babies with hats in these wheelbarrows.

Presumably, they are lining up to dump them into the baby furnaces.

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Re: Dwarven Children - Worse than the kids at Walmart!
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2012, 03:52:13 pm »

No, to the military training simulation booth!

12 years of complete isolation with nothing but a pet badger for company will turn that strapping young child into a bullroaring berzerker without fail!

See the "dwarven child care" thread for detals!
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Re: Dwarven Children - Worse than the kids at Walmart!
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2012, 03:58:07 pm »

Sounds like they're chimping due to a lack of clothes, make some socks + pants

Ive had the same issue - my children all are in the "fine" mood range, the ones with military parents tend to be unhappy.
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Re: Dwarven Children - Worse than the kids at Walmart!
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2012, 04:02:54 pm »

Been wondering how much clothing I need, Socks and pants, or do I need a shirt too?
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Re: Dwarven Children - Worse than the kids at Walmart!
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2012, 04:05:49 pm »

I had a male miner cry on the expedition leader's shoulder and attend thereputic meetings after wearing a Xxpigtail shirtxX, and having it rot off of him, "exposing" him.

Not that it was my fault mind. I had a stack of 50 brown recluse silk outfits (including caps, gloves, socks and shoes) sitting in the stockpile he could have picked from.

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Re: Dwarven Children - Worse than the kids at Walmart!
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2012, 04:29:59 pm »

Been wondering how much clothing I need, Socks and pants, or do I need a shirt too?

Are they getting bad thoughts about lack of shirts? If so, you need shirts, too. If they're getting bad thoughts about lack of chairs, you need more chairs. If they're getting bad thoughts about lack of ear spoons, you need to get more ear spoons. There's a pattern here, can you spot it? ;)
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Re: Dwarven Children - Worse than the kids at Walmart!
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2012, 04:52:34 pm »

I've just been doing shirt/pants/socks/shoes.

The older dwarves will harvest the fresh stuff when what they have goes xpig tail shirtx or whatever, in some cases the kids will pick these up and use them.  It makes a nice temporary stop gap, as the tailors continue their work.

At present, I'm having to refine my farming, since I'm ahead on cloth and clothes, behind on dyeing, and way behind on milling with 3 milling stations, and way behind with the plants, since I'm staring at 900 total plants.  Going to cut down the seasons on booze and flour producing plants.
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Re: Dwarven Children - Worse than the kids at Walmart!
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2012, 05:39:33 pm »

Been wondering how much clothing I need, Socks and pants, or do I need a shirt too?

Are they getting bad thoughts about lack of shirts? If so, you need shirts, too. If they're getting bad thoughts about lack of chairs, you need more chairs. If they're getting bad thoughts about lack of ear spoons, you need to get more ear spoons. There's a pattern here, can you spot it? ;)

Dwarves are demanding little buggers?
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Re: Dwarven Children - Worse than the kids at Walmart!
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2012, 05:46:46 pm »

trap all the children in a one by one room with 12 years worth of food and booze then drop some dogs in

it is like dwarven Sparta
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