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Larix

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39435 on: January 28, 2015, 07:34:11 pm »

A vile force of Darkness from The Golden Torments has visited. I closed the bridge and let them saunter up and run roughshod over the pasture before releasing the army. Four weaponmasters vs. 10 goblins. No contest. No dwarf got scratched. I later noticed i hadn't told them to replace their x+pig tail caps+< with *iron helmets*, so it probably was a good idea the bowgoblin got distracted before the drunk charge came in.

Of course, everybody freaked out while moving the chopped-up goblins a bit out of the way. And the puppies got scared of the rotten dog corpses in the pasture and sprinted right through the goblin stockpile, leading to much fun for the pasturisers.

That was my first proper 0.40 siege; i switched invaders off somewhere around .40.03 when too many complete armies showed up during first years and didn't re-enable them before .40.20ish.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39436 on: January 28, 2015, 07:54:52 pm »

Peach leaves are falling.

I've never noticed tree leaves falling since quite recent times. Well I knew they DID fall and fruit as well, of course, and I have used fruit alcohol since my first forts in DF2014 (hey, not only it is mostly free alcohol, but it is variety and they never rot) but I've never seen them falling and I didn't thought the game modelled that in.

At first I was thinking "lol is that an outside cave-in?" or "hey is there some kind of bug ? an sort of evil cloud interaction in savage lands ?" and "is it harmful for my dwarves ? I bet it is"

And then I looked at the odd clouds.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2015, 07:58:16 pm by Naryar »
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« Reply #39437 on: January 28, 2015, 08:22:47 pm »

"is it harmful for my dwarves ? I bet it is"

Always a safe default assumption in this game  :)
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I'm new to succession forts in general, yes, but do all forts designed by multiple overseers inevitably degenerate into a body-filled labyrinth of chaos and despair like this? Or is this just a Battlefailed thing?

There isn't much middle ground between killed-by-dragon and never-seen-by-dragon.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39438 on: January 28, 2015, 10:37:57 pm »

My fort of 20 dorfs became a duchy.
There's no dwarven children, I don't know if it is a problem or a bless.
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The troglodyte head shakes The Troglodyte around by the head, tearing apart the head's muscle!

Risen Asteshdakas, Ghostly Recruit has risen and is haunting the fortress!

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« Reply #39439 on: January 29, 2015, 02:57:37 am »

falling leaves: "is it harmful for my dwarves ? I bet it is"
You will never find out.

But really, falling leaves may do real things, like make dwarf that likes that type of tree sad and depressed. Or affect cave adaptation state for nearby dwarves. Like "Urist likes oak trees for their spirally leaves. He was depressed after seeing leaves fell down from oak trees recently. He doesn't like Above Ground areas any more."
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« Reply #39440 on: January 29, 2015, 08:37:21 am »

My first fort with the new release had got up to 100 dwarves, and we were busy carving and building and stuff.  Then the second forgotten beast arrived - a worm with wings that spat webs.  It went for the hospital well, but I had two squads stationed there already, and the other two running from the main cavern entrance.

The dwarves were completely decimated - legendary soldiers as well.

I watched in horror as it started on the rest of the fort, and recruited everyone into Marksdwarves squads.

Still the worm slew everyone.

Until, one lucky +Giant Rat Bolt+ took it out, and it fell to the bottom of the stair well.  I was left with 6 adult dwarves and 6 children and babies.  And a lot of corpses to bury.  At least I got to try out the new emotion and stress system!

Got all but one corpse buried now, and have had a small wave of migrants, so we should be okay.  I was down to only 4 adults at one point when a GCS showed up and took out a miner, and another dwarf to some forgotten madness or other ailment.  One child was lost to a Naked Mole Dog, as there are too many -Trained- cave critters to keep on top of the training.  They all run wild through the fortress as there aren't enough hands to return them to pasture.

The last action was a goblin siege, so I pulled up the drawbridge and conscripted everyone into a Marksdwarf squad.  It turns out that you can kill Goblins with *Giant Olm Bone* bolts, but it takes a lot of shots.  I also now have 6 skilled marksdwarfs though...

Also started mass producing silver bolts, as all the metal bolts I bought from the caravans were outside the fort in the old Depot.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39441 on: January 29, 2015, 08:54:14 am »

Vucar Onulbetan, Weaver has created Vucar Onulbetan, a llama wool left glove!

Serious? Well I'm waiting for the right glove...
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39442 on: January 29, 2015, 08:54:19 am »

falling leaves: "is it harmful for my dwarves ? I bet it is"
You will never find out.

But really, falling leaves may do real things, like make dwarf that likes that type of tree sad and depressed. Or affect cave adaptation state for nearby dwarves. Like "Urist likes oak trees for their spirally leaves. He was depressed after seeing leaves fell down from oak trees recently. He doesn't like Above Ground areas any more."
Urist needs to (wo)man up.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39443 on: January 29, 2015, 09:04:58 am »

My first fort with the new release had got up to 100 dwarves, and we were busy carving and building and stuff.  Then the second forgotten beast arrived - a worm with wings that spat webs.  It went for the hospital well, but I had two squads stationed there already, and the other two running from the main cavern entrance.

The dwarves were completely decimated - legendary soldiers as well.

I watched in horror as it started on the rest of the fort, and recruited everyone into Marksdwarves squads.

Imagine an overgrown giant cave spider with wings AND an instant kill attack. That is your forgotten beast.

Anything that is really excessively big AND with webs (including most spider-shaped FB's/titans/demons) is overwhelmingly Fun and makes both bronze colossi and dragons have nightmares.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2015, 09:09:09 am by Naryar »
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« Reply #39444 on: January 29, 2015, 11:16:38 am »

"is it harmful for my dwarves ? I bet it is"

Always a safe default assumption in this game  :)

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"is it harmful for my dwarves ? I bet it is"
Always a safe default assumption in this game 

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39445 on: January 29, 2015, 03:16:21 pm »

I have a shit-ton of sentient animals now. Also I'm starting a rutherer breeding program with 3 females and one male.

EDIT: Earlier, a baby was orphaned by a GCS, so I started following him around. He grew into a child and can fend for himself now.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2015, 03:20:37 pm by TheFlame52 »
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« Reply #39446 on: January 29, 2015, 05:50:05 pm »

The Forgotten Beast Esnustotu has come! A towering humanoid composed of mud! Beware its webs!

OK, the webs could be a bit bad, I thought, but I've got a six-strong squad in full Īsteel armorĪ. They'll be OK.

The Forgotten Beast kicks The Macedwarf in the head with its left foot and the injured part collapses!

Nope. He punched and kicked them to death in a few seconds as if the armor wasn't there. The combat logs didn't even mention "through the Īsteel helmĪ".

Save scum. I'll trap him with bridges. Shall he become marksdorf target practice, or shall I test how much a floorful of Īsteel spike trapsĪ can hurt?
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« Reply #39447 on: January 29, 2015, 07:56:28 pm »

Oh you got a web-spitting one too? Just as a migrant wave finished showing up I had a web-spitting slug with wings Titan appear. I was worried about the webs at first, but I had 20 elite swordmasters and axe lords at my disposal, plus an army of war grizzly bears!

They then proceeded to hack off the Titan's wings, spew its guts out, make numerous hits on it and turn it into a terrifying bloody wreck as none of that stopped its rampage while it bit all of their heads off. A save scum later, and I've locked myself inside with about eight of the new migrants not making it to safety, my dorfs furiously dishing out crossbows, quivers, and ammo.

KILL IT WITH BOLTS!
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« Reply #39448 on: January 29, 2015, 09:36:22 pm »

Drat, the siege prevented the dwarven caravan from showing up. I'm sure the militia could have dealt with the feeble ten goblin assault in a straight fight, but I didn't want to risk injuries. Instead, I holed everyone up and waited for them to try their luck in the tunnels of death.

The plan had a couple of hitches, though. First, only a single goblin fell into the Pit of Despair (a bridge connected to a pressure switch). A member of the militia, apparently seeking some item once dropped in the tunnel, ran along until he met one goblin. After a tense moment, he caved in the goblin's head with one deft blow before retreating back into the fortress. Just as the rest of the goblin forces passed by, their fallen comrade sprang to his feet, a freshly animated undead horror, and slaughtered one their ranks. This goblin, in turn, quickly animated and set upon the others behind him, and so forth, until the siege was broken and the only moving things in the tunnels were the shambling horrors of evil.

All in all, not too bad for the fort's first siege.
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« Reply #39449 on: January 29, 2015, 10:53:52 pm »

A dwarven diplomatic vampire from a different realm just arrived...while the web-spitting flying slug was still outside!

That's not going to be very good for relations if he dies... sally forth, my crossbow-armed militia dwarves!
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