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Mr Space Cat

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32430 on: January 24, 2014, 10:12:01 am »

We also caught some satyrs, which as sentients (i guess) cannot be tamed nor butchered, so i chained one up in the duchess' throne room to add a pinch of exoticness.

I believe the proper term for satyrs chained up in a duchess' room is erotic, if you know what I mean. Heyoooo.
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Steelstaff, Year 1 of embark, population 44;

The carpenter completed an artifact wood table, decorated with some silk and stone. That's it really. Still, I know one piece of furniture that's going in the dining hall.

Now that the troll has been killed, the cavern is swarming with troglodytes. We lost a promising bowyer (who was our only skilled bowyer) to a lucky facepunch. Now I'm sending the newly recruited hammersquad down to clear out the trogs so we can seal off the cavern. Screw troglodytes, those guys are a huge pain. They're disrupting my dwarves gathering silk, they're disrputing my mechanics byuilding the cage traps in the cave entrance, they're disrupting my interest in doing other things by constantly annoying me.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32431 on: January 24, 2014, 11:19:37 am »

It'd be cool if the names actually did go patrilineal or matrilineal (random choice depending on the culture) rather than random whatever.

Also, lol mr space cat.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32432 on: January 24, 2014, 11:27:08 am »

It'd be cool if the names actually did go patrilineal or matrilineal (random choice depending on the culture) rather than random whatever.

There should definitely be options for this kind of stuff. Matrilineal, patrilineal, matronyms, patronyms, occupational, toponymic, male and female variations... basically SO MANY OPTIONS

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... 200+ FB bones went into that thing. AND IT'S WORTH A GRAND TOTAL OF 13200☼. -SCREAMING EXTERNALLY-
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32433 on: January 24, 2014, 11:43:33 am »

In other news, I successfully made a dry run (as in no targets) of the caravan killer shotgun and plan on using it at the first opportunity, probably the elves if they bring too few or crappy animals.
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« Reply #32434 on: January 24, 2014, 12:15:57 pm »

ON the @VerdantSF question: you've got an obscenely long-lived fort, right? I'd like to check out the familial relationships there, because the wiki is under the impression that only royalty has grandparents, uncles/aunts, nieces/nephews, or cousins, and I have two walking disagreements. Well, one, because Sarvesh just grew to become a child, but whatever. Rakust still exists.

I never noticed that blurb on the wiki, but you're right, it's incorrect.  Here's a look at one of my non-noble 4th generation dwarves.

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« Reply #32435 on: January 24, 2014, 12:25:57 pm »

ON the @VerdantSF question: you've got an obscenely long-lived fort, right? I'd like to check out the familial relationships there, because the wiki is under the impression that only royalty has grandparents, uncles/aunts, nieces/nephews, or cousins, and I have two walking disagreements. Well, one, because Sarvesh just grew to become a child, but whatever. Rakust still exists.

I never noticed that blurb on the wiki, but you're right, it's incorrect.  Here's a look at one of my 4th generation dwarves.

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Urist Lockhatchet has given birth to a son, Mosus. I haven't seen a nearly empty relationships screen in... gods, too long.



Hmm. Sleep, or cataloguing all the lovers/married couples in the fort and noting whether they're alive or not?

... Sleep is for the sane, and I'm already 22+ years in.
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« Reply #32436 on: January 24, 2014, 12:46:40 pm »

Hmm. Sleep, or cataloguing all the lovers/married couples in the fort and noting whether they're alive or not?

The answer is obvious!  Time to catalog!  I need to do this at some point, too.  I also need to get started on some matchmaking.  Relicshield has gone too long without a wedding.
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« Reply #32437 on: January 24, 2014, 12:59:05 pm »

Hmm. Sleep, or cataloguing all the lovers/married couples in the fort and noting whether they're alive or not?

I need to do this at some point, too.  I also need to get started on some matchmaking.  Relicshield has gone too long without a wedding.

I have 7 lover couples and 12 married couples. Sort of. 1 dwarf, Atis Bluefloors, lost his lover Meng Roughtaxed to... probably a minecart accident but I don't know. So I have 6 potential marriages and 1 permanent bachelor. Of the lovers, I have 2 Holeportals, 2 Twinklingdiamond, 1 Abyssink, and 1 Utteredinks.

Of the married couples, 3 have one half somewhere else. Of the remaining 9, one has a dead half: Alath, Matriarch of Utteredinks, lost her husband Rigoth Shipdawned to the unfairness of old age. The other 8 are the Holeportals Martiarch Ushat I, the current Twinklingdiamond Matriarch Cerol, the new clan Lockhatchet's Matriarch Urist, and the Abyssink Matriarch Minkot and three of her daughters. No wonder I have so many Abyssinks...

Edit: As of 1st Galena, Matriarch Alath of Utteredinks has birthed her last child. She's has 32 in total, 21 of which live in Laborfords.
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« Reply #32438 on: January 24, 2014, 01:04:50 pm »

I wish I had paid more attention to matchmaking early on.  Of my Original Seven, I'm pretty sure only one family line is still around, the noble Taxeddaggers.  There were other couples, but I never gave them enough time off :(.  Btw, what's your child cap at?  Your dwarves are churning out kids!

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« Reply #32439 on: January 24, 2014, 01:05:37 pm »

I envy the patience and attention spans of you people who are able to control fortresses long enough to see your dwarves die of old age. I usually have my hand hovering over the self-destruct lever two or three years into a fort.
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« Reply #32440 on: January 24, 2014, 01:09:53 pm »

I envy the patience and attention spans of you people who are able to control fortresses long enough to see your dwarves die of old age. I usually have my hand hovering over the self-destruct lever two or three years into a fort.

Fort just starts to get interesting then.  You move from survival -> Insanity.

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« Reply #32441 on: January 24, 2014, 01:13:55 pm »

I wish I had paid more attention to matchmaking early on.  Of my Original Seven, I'm pretty sure only one family line is still around, the noble Taxeddaggers.  There were other couples, but I never gave them enough time off :(.  Btw, what's your child cap at?  Your dwarves are churning out kids!

What's a child cap? :D

100:1000, 'cause right now I like kids.

Edit: I just noticed that Matriarch Lockhatchet's firstborn pushed Laborfords into the triple digits. OKAY, TIME FOR BED FOR REALS NOW
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« Reply #32442 on: January 24, 2014, 01:18:20 pm »

I usually have my hand hovering over the self-destruct lever two or three years into a fort.

I was the same!  All I can say is just give your next fort a chance, despite any mishaps.  I would quit over the most minor things, including if I mined rooms out asymmetrically.  My current fort is the first time where I just decided to stick with it, no matter what.  My attachment to the fortress really started to gel when the first native born dwarves became adults.

'cause right now I like kids.

Ditto, though for FPS preservation, I have to keep my population under 200 :(.  My current kid cap is at 1 overall.
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« Reply #32443 on: January 24, 2014, 01:21:22 pm »

*Oops, consolidating my posts*
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« Reply #32444 on: January 24, 2014, 01:24:12 pm »

My problem is more apathy (and being uninspired and creatively bankrupt) than getting easily frustrated or being fussy about stuff like that. Even stuff like embarking on challenging sites has gotten boring. I'll probably get back into the game after the next release, though; being able to recycle abandoned NPC fortresses will give me something to build off of, I think. Also, Moria-esque stuff is just awesome. Climbing enemies might also add some much-needed challenge to the game.
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