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Author Topic: Thoughts/Predictions about next DF Update?  (Read 656 times)

Ispil

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Re: Thoughts/Predictions about next DF Update?
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2017, 01:29:58 pm »

It fixes the trap component break crash bug (I think). That's all I could ever want at this point.
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Re: Thoughts/Predictions about next DF Update?
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2017, 01:49:04 pm »

Bumber, shouldn't your sig be "Was this inevitable? (Y/Y)" ?
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Re: Thoughts/Predictions about next DF Update?
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2017, 12:58:40 pm »

Bumber, shouldn't your sig be "Was this inevitable? (Y/Y)" ?
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Re: Thoughts/Predictions about next DF Update?
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2017, 11:53:10 pm »

Someone mentioned in the other topic that the new feature of having race specific pets could be an interesting new tool for modders to incorporate multi-species civs.  An interesting hypothesis.  I wonder if it would be a better suited workaround than the castes.  And of course there's the immigration system now. 
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Re: Thoughts/Predictions about next DF Update?
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2017, 07:08:35 am »

Most of all, I am happy that I will be able to send out squads of dwarves. Rescue, artifact recovery, raids. And getting more civs/sites to attack my fort  :D.

The artifact thing - I guess it gives an excuse for armies to move around and start wars. And quests for your adventurer. All of which is good.
If I understood right, there will be worldgen legendary artifacts. Good, now my adventurer can quest for some better equipment.

But if it was up to me, I would focus on warfare-related stuff before doing the artifact thing. For example, fixing the site rulership issues for adventurers.
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Re: Thoughts/Predictions about next DF Update?
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2017, 08:43:26 am »

Literally everything Toady is doing is from the Development page. Those "directions he's taken lately" are directions that have been planned for years. Seriously, read that entire page and you can't even be mad, it's all leading somewhere great.
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Re: Thoughts/Predictions about next DF Update?
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2017, 09:11:40 pm »

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I love legends viewer programs, but any interestingly large world has so much useless, hideously boring guff that it takes hours of poring through a medium+ world to find the good stuff, even with a GUI worth a damn.

Also festivals serve no purpose whatsoever in legends other than to make a site/group history utterly unreadable due to the spam of "in the year X plus 1 the books of sadness held yet another festival about cats" obscuring critical site events.
Except that it's not at all unreadable in an external viewer, you can just filter it out. You realise this is an unfinished game right? Just because festivals and vampire purges don't exist right now except to mess up your search for 'critical site events' doesn't mean it's always going to be that way. At the very least the hypertext-like interface for mythgen will surely find it's way to Legends Mode eventually making it much easier to navigate.
Personally, I think masterwork spam is more an issue. Legends Viewer will only show a certain number of events at a site, and the filter process can become slow. If the xml file becomes too large, you can't even load it anymore.

That, and site visitor spam as well. If it serves no purpose or doesn't provide enough valuable information, then it's better to not have it at all. But I already asked Toady about it in the FotF thread and he seems to have acknowledged that, hopefully something might be done during this release cycle.
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Re: Thoughts/Predictions about next DF Update?
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2017, 10:26:01 pm »

Tracking people on their journeys is one of the best things about Legends' information. Would be a massive backwards step to start actually cutting the available information. Fortunately he seems to be going in the opposite direction, promising more information available for export.

All Legends Mode needs (if you insist on using it as your sole world exploration tool) is a filter. Like the one he's already made for mythgen. Hopefully we'll see some work in that direction during the release's mini-updates.
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