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Author Topic: Dwarf Fortress 0.40.19 Released  (Read 29332 times)

TimoRan

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Re: Dwarf Fortress 0.40.19 Released
« Reply #45 on: December 15, 2014, 07:37:07 pm »

Spore Breeding was great for those animals that only showed up on the map one at a time. You catch a female Giant Lion and then if a male shows up, you can rejoice because cubs are likely on the way.

Now you have to get lucky and catch the male too.

It'd be nice to be able to bait traps to compensate.
Not sure if the predator/prey thing will trigger for animals like lions (though cave critters seem to do it just fine) when offered your livestock, but you could chain one (or more) of your livestock and put a ring of traps around it. Doubles as ambush bait as well, not to mention megabeast and semi-megabeast bait.

I'm not sure if this still works in the new versions because I haven't updated in a while, but you can also build walls in the shape of a + with a trap as the center piece, and line the walls with traps. The way pathing tends to be, they should walk right through them. Using animals as bait as well is a definitely a good idea for many reasons.

I pretty much find abusing the pathing to be pretty effective for trapping though, and for the lets-climb-down-the-soon-to-be-cascading-lavafall trap with the added building-destroyer isolation pit.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress 0.40.19 Released
« Reply #46 on: December 17, 2014, 12:01:36 pm »

R.I.P. spore breeding.

Yeah.  Now we can't pretend anymore that dwarves don't do sex :P

Well, we can, but now reality rears it's bearded head.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress 0.40.19 Released
« Reply #47 on: December 17, 2014, 08:30:53 pm »

The spores can only live for a few minutes outside of a dwarven host, so proximity is required.
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