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Author Topic: What's going on in your fort?  (Read 3316760 times)

Dwarf4Explosives

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39405 on: January 30, 2015, 02:15:07 pm »

That one of the mentioned dwarves was named Urist only improves the artifact further.

Hehe, yeah! As far as nobles go, I don't remember King Urist being too much of a hassle when my fort became the Mountainhome. Sadly, he died during a tantrum spiral 38 years ago :(.
Your fort has been going for forty years?
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...why do your hydras have two more heads than mine? 
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39406 on: January 30, 2015, 02:19:19 pm »

That one of the mentioned dwarves was named Urist only improves the artifact further.

Hehe, yeah! As far as nobles go, I don't remember King Urist being too much of a hassle when my fort became the Mountainhome. Sadly, he died during a tantrum spiral 38 years ago :(.

And your fort isn't FPS-dead yet ? Wow.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39407 on: January 30, 2015, 03:05:02 pm »

Did he constantly make mandates involving daggers? The height of dwarven stereotyping would be King Urist constantly demanding daggers, imprisoning the weaponsmiths when they were not made, throwing a tantrum and causing the collapse of the fort.

I wish!  I've been really lucky when it comes to nobles and their demands.  For instance, my mayor just asks for a quern occasionally, then bans their export.

Your fort has been going for forty years?

110 years, actually :).  ~Forty years ago was just when King Urist was killed during a tantrum spiral.  Relicshield was founded in 251.  King Urist died in 323, while the year is now 361.

And your fort isn't FPS-dead yet ? Wow.

I'm at 40-60 fps with a 3x3 map, depending on activity.  I just got a new PC, so I'm hoping that, along with Large Address Aware, will give me a good boost.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2015, 03:14:54 pm by VerdantSF »
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39408 on: January 30, 2015, 03:08:19 pm »

I got visited by a fire imp caravan and lost two dwarves to fire when the caravan guards noticed a tick woman. I was also visited by goblins who were obliterated by my legendary military. I put my troglodytes and plump helmet men in an unclimbable pit, they had some babies but the PHM baby committed suicide by jumping off the access staircase. Dang. The trog babies are fine. I have also begun to domesticate rutherers after getting the first three babies tamed.

Domestication status:
Rutherers: tamed
Cave crocs: need female
Giant toads: need female
Giant olms: need female
Giant rats: need male
Large rats: need male
Bugbats: need female

Troglodites: breeding
Plump helmet men: breeding
Albatross men: need enclosed space
Barn owl men: need female
Reachers: need male
Hungry heads: need female
Gorlaks: need male

EDIT: Also on of my metalsmiths mooded and made a sweet silver anvil. Now my clothier is mooding, let's see what he makes.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39409 on: January 30, 2015, 03:51:38 pm »

Why do people assume that forts will suffer FPS death over time? If waste is atom smashed and animals and dwarves kept within sensible numbers, what would cause FPS to fall?
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39410 on: January 30, 2015, 03:57:09 pm »

Because I tend not to intentionally kill off dwarves or animals unless I need meat. I can constantly keep getting milk/cheese/wool/eggs from them if I keep them alive.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39411 on: January 30, 2015, 04:25:34 pm »

Because I tend not to intentionally kill off dwarves or animals unless I need meat. I can constantly keep getting milk/cheese/wool/eggs from them if I keep them alive.
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INDUSTRY MUST GROW

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39412 on: January 30, 2015, 04:39:36 pm »

Your fort has been going for forty years?

110 years, actually :).  ~Forty years ago was just when King Urist was killed during a tantrum spiral.  Relicshield was founded in 251.  King Urist died in 323, while the year is now 361.
You are crazy. Really really crazy. Probably not even good crazy. Crazy crazy. What is wrong with you?

Also, good to hear that a good new PC can handle DF for that long, considering that I want to take a turn on Deathgate III on my new computer, and the Deathgate forts have a reputation for killing computers. On what version are you?
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...why do your hydras have two more heads than mine? 
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39413 on: January 30, 2015, 04:59:56 pm »

You are crazy. Really really crazy.

All my forts before this one were abandoned around 5 years or so due to rage quitting when I lost a favorite dwarf or didn't like the embark site after all.  With Relicshield, I decided to just stick with it.  When I discovered that there was no native iron, I went with goblinite instead.  When my absolute favorite dwarf, Edem II, died, I kept going despite the temptation to press that abandon button.  Part of the fun has been dealing with the inevitable losses here and there, but still moving forward as a fortress.

Also, good to hear that a good new PC can handle DF for that long, considering that I want to take a turn on Deathgate III on my new computer, and the Deathgate forts have a reputation for killing computers. On what version are you?

Oh, that's with my old PC.  The new PC is REALLY new, as in I'm trying DF on it tonight after work!  I'm on 34.11.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2015, 05:05:27 pm by VerdantSF »
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39414 on: January 30, 2015, 05:32:09 pm »

34.11, huh? But with an old computer. Let's say 3-5 months... Deathgate III probably won't be too screwed up by the time I get to it.
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...why do your hydras have two more heads than mine? 
Does that mean male hydras... oh god dammit.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39415 on: January 30, 2015, 06:50:07 pm »

Because I tend not to intentionally kill off dwarves or animals unless I need meat. I can constantly keep getting milk/cheese/wool/eggs from them if I keep them alive.

I do not slaughter dwarves either unless they are nobles making horrible mandates or tantrum risks, but population caps max them out at 200, and animals can be kept only at the levels needed to provide for those 200. Farming is too piss easy in DF and it is very easy to be overflowing with food.

It just seems strange that players think of FPS death as inevitable when a fort's growth can stop at a sensible level.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2015, 06:52:05 pm by Urist Tilaturist »
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39416 on: January 30, 2015, 07:08:58 pm »

Because I tend not to intentionally kill off dwarves or animals unless I need meat. I can constantly keep getting milk/cheese/wool/eggs from them if I keep them alive.

I do not slaughter dwarves either unless they are nobles making horrible mandates or tantrum risks, but population caps max them out at 200, and animals can be kept only at the levels needed to provide for those 200. Farming is too piss easy in DF and it is very easy to be overflowing with food.

It just seems strange that players think of FPS death as inevitable when a fort's growth can stop at a sensible level.

FPS death ALSO happens at 60 dwarves, you know...

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39417 on: January 30, 2015, 07:22:25 pm »

1x1 map is much faster
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39418 on: January 30, 2015, 07:37:02 pm »

My clothier is now legendary and he made a bulky alpaca wool glove. Also a low-level blacksmith died of old age when spring came.

I have decided that I will use my nearly 1000 lead bars to make blocks and build a lead pyramid.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39419 on: January 30, 2015, 08:58:55 pm »

A weremouse attacked during harvest in late spring
He killed several animals before taking out two plant gatherers
Then my military got to it, aided by 4 other civilians who all beat it to death.

3 dead dwarves and 4 critically injured.
And now on watch for were dwarves
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