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klefenz

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Flushing pets
« on: March 27, 2013, 06:57:05 pm »

I noticed i had a catsplosion and dogsplosion in my fort, too many stray pets, who would care about them?
So i decided to kill cull the population.
First i decided to butcher them, but thatwould take a long time so i was going to build additional butcher shops and so on, but that would have taken long too.
So i had an idea, mass extermination. My first thought was to crush them under a cave in, but i would have to dig it and prepare and everything, then i remembered i have working drowning chamber that has not been used /evilsmile.
So i put a pasture on the chamber, sound the civilian alarm so noone has an unfortunate accident there, seal the chamber and open the water inlet.
Since it has a 5 z level high reservoir it filled almost instantly, then open the outlet, good luck i had forgotten to put bars there, most of the bodies went down the drain.
Great! my fps improved significantly and now my sewer is full of corpses like it should be.

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Re: Flushing pets
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 03:56:41 am »

Who needs a better computer when a simple drowning chamber will do the same thing for a fraction of the cost?
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Re: Flushing pets
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 08:33:00 am »

I find that a danger room using real spears is an effective method.
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Re: Flushing pets
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 09:03:25 am »

The game simulates gravity rather well. Use it, for explosive effect.

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Re: Flushing pets
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 09:07:50 am »

If you drop them from great height, their exploded gibs will provide more meat, leather and bones than butchered creatures do.
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Re: Flushing pets
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 11:32:27 am »

I generally cull rather than let the population get out of hand.
Generally kill anything I don't want to breed and for those I want to breed I slaughter excess adult females and all but one adult male. (if short on food then the young go as well).

Annoying things like pets can't be solved this way though but never had a problem with them when culling is in place.
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Re: Flushing pets
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 01:28:12 pm »

Capture and confine a forgotten beast, then drop the kitties into its lair.
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Re: Flushing pets
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 03:26:10 pm »

I didn't think about setting pastures in a flood chamber. I normally have a skip or room somewhere set up as a dump for all useless things (worn clothes, eleven goods, etc) that gets flushed from time to time with lava. Its fun seeing the smoke pour out of it. I suppose it could jsut be designated a pit/pond for excess animals too.
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 05:49:13 pm »

The physics in the current version make exploding creatures from a drop much more difficult, if not impossible. One solution is to drop a minecart from a modest height onto a creature (with something heavy in it), which'll consistently explode things into pieces.
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Re: Flushing pets
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2013, 06:27:29 pm »

The physics in the current version make exploding creatures from a drop much more difficult, if not impossible.
I get things to explode on 20~zlvls.

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Re: Flushing pets
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2013, 06:53:16 pm »

I was going off of this. Rereading, it later says that a test at 30z got an 80% exploding rate, so I definitely was mistaken there. Unless there's a significant difference between 19 and 20, that's still weird that 20 gets exploding to work for you... maybe there are more factors than height, not sure.

Edit: Looks like 25z is the magic number.
http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=110718.msg3375755#msg3375755
« Last Edit: March 28, 2013, 07:01:16 pm by UrbanGiraffe »
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2013, 08:04:33 pm »

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Great! my fps improved significantly and now my sewer is full of corpses like it should be.

Only in DF would someone say this. Indeed, the juxtaposition of the two statements and how completely whiplashy the whole thing is is absolutely hilarious. I'm sigging this.
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Great! my fps improved significantly and now my sewer is full of corpses like it should be.