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Lielac

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32430 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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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32431 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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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32432 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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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32433 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.

Lielac

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32434 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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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32435 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 #32436 on: January 24, 2014, 01:21:22 pm »

*Oops, consolidating my posts*
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32437 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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« Reply #32438 on: January 24, 2014, 01:42:39 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.

I really hate abandoning perfectly good forts when I get bored with them and the current one is over 30 years old. I'm planning on keeping this fort until the new version comes out.

As for death by old age, it may be partially the fact that I ended worldgen at 250, but I usually get such a range of ages that I see a death by old age within a decade or two.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32439 on: January 24, 2014, 02:05:41 pm »

How do all of you keep track of families inside your forts?
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« Reply #32440 on: January 24, 2014, 02:07:55 pm »

How do all of you keep track of families inside your forts?

Personally?  I don't.  Who cares?  The only concern is the tantrum spiral, at which point because I let my dorfs party a bit it's a free for all anyway.

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« Reply #32441 on: January 24, 2014, 02:16:49 pm »

How do all of you keep track of families inside your forts?

In the d_init file, I change [NICKNAME_DWARF:REPLACE_FIRST] to [NICKNAME_DWARF:REPLACE_ALL].  Then I "nickname" each dwarf with their full name.  Therapist caps characters at 16, but if you do it manually in the game, the limit is over 30 characters. 

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« Reply #32442 on: January 24, 2014, 02:20:14 pm »

How do all of you keep track of families inside your forts?

I don't keep track of the families inside the fort. I have the child cap on default, so there aren't a huge amount of children at one time.

It's been 30+ years and I have two large meeting zones well apart, so they avoid having too many friends. The only marriage so far are two miners from the starting 7. I did recently give myself a population boost upwards to 200 so....

It would be easier to start tracing family lines if I did it from the start although all of my starting 7 are still alive) and I have a sizable catacombs. Then again, I don't think there are any third gen fort born dwarves because the first gen of fort born haven't married off yet.
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« Reply #32443 on: January 24, 2014, 02:26:32 pm »


In the d_init file, I change [NICKNAME_DWARF:REPLACE_FIRST] to [NICKNAME_DWARF:REPLACE_ALL].  Then I "nickname" each dwarf with their full name.  Therapist caps characters at 16, but if you do it manually in the game, the limit is over 30 characters.
Oh, I don't use therapist as I can't get it to work on my mac.  Well, not well anyway.  It loads and works, but none of the text is visible.  You have to hold the cursor over a name to figure out who you're looking for - I still use it to find my militia captains (sometimes).

I'll have to dig into the init file then.  I assume you rename ladydorfs that get married and then rename the kids?

I tend to give everyone their own table and chair in their room to avoid too much socializing, but I've always got 10-20 idlers.
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« Reply #32444 on: January 24, 2014, 02:34:20 pm »

I'll have to dig into the init file then.  I assume you rename ladydorfs that get married and then rename the kids?

Yup.  It's not a hassle beyond the initial big renaming spree.  These days, it's just 1 or 2 dorfs every few years (I no longer get migrant waves).
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