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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53745 on: May 01, 2019, 08:03:33 am »

If you suspect the aquifer is causing blood to be washed, from the dwarfs, to the walls; that is something that can happen. Eventually some dwarf will decide to clean it.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53746 on: May 01, 2019, 08:37:10 am »

First attack repelled though at a loss of 16 to 12 with at least 6 or 7 more injured/dying.

Need stone, kill and conquer elves!

...Also curious if I should trust a human lawmaker who wears an elf hair crown and ring... Eh, on second thought he probably killed the pointy ears. He's trustworthy. Buy another round!

Edit: ...Also note to self, finding Ustush Smithbraided's blood everywhere. Aquifers causing this?
Whose Ustash Smithnraided?

It's a dwarf-name. Is he one of your guys? Is he bleeding?
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He's one of.my dead dwarfs... I think long before the fight. Though I think part of it was him getting in a fight with a giant firefly. Have found it's ichor in a few spots.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53747 on: May 01, 2019, 07:33:29 pm »

Some guy has a stress level of 64k. I don't understand, I made him a scholar, and suddenly, boom, he's stressed beyond recognition.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53748 on: May 02, 2019, 07:33:40 am »

Maybe those bodies in the library have something to do with it?
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53749 on: May 02, 2019, 01:24:15 pm »

Our mayor, one of the first of his kind, feels nothing except anger at getting into arguments and frustration at a lack of good meals (and he only like wolf and mead, neither easily available here). I'm looking forward to the top-down riot.

UPDATE: he went on a rampage in the library knocking things over and beating up nerds. After being imprisoned he's been conducting meetings in the jail cell.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53750 on: May 02, 2019, 03:02:03 pm »

Dah! If I could figure out dropping food and water to him I'd keep the kid alive! ...Of course it might not be the most dwarf-y thing to do...

You don't need to give a werecreature anything. Hunger and thirst are medical issues, and get reset whenever they turn.

If you can get the kid the proper tools/seeds you might want to set up a farm/still so he can be his own brewmaster when he grows up. Otherwise he'll be fine.

Yeah, the werebeast kid is probably the safest and healthiest dwarf in the fort at this point.

He doesn't have to deal with goblin sieges. (No, I guess the dwarves milling around on the surface obsessively cleaning up the fetid slime aren't a good first line of defense. The actual military got there eventually.)

Or that hill titan that ate two migrant waves. (Oh hey, it avoids traps and shoots webs. I was hoping it would leave on its own, but after two seasons I gave up and trapped it with bridges.)

Or all the murder-tantrums by stressed-out dwarves. (When they're not starting fatal fist fights, they're disturbing sleeping dwarves or destroying farm plots. And some of them are too depressed to drink!)

I could be doing more to protect the population from unpleasant surface weather and from dealing with corpses, but eh, that takes effort...
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53751 on: May 02, 2019, 07:16:46 pm »

Just atom-smashed a 2 years old who somehow got 37k stress points.
Maybe he had been rained on since he was a baby?
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53752 on: May 02, 2019, 07:52:25 pm »

Just atom-smashed a 2 years old who somehow got 37k stress points.
Maybe he had been rained on since he was a baby?

How do you check stress points? Either way since my elf raid a lot of my dwarves are showing signs of stress but no tantrums... And one dwarf is drinking from an artifact Bismuth Bronze goblet that a weretortise used to beat at least one of my dwarves and a peahen to death with... Didn't know which one!
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53753 on: May 02, 2019, 08:09:53 pm »

Just atom-smashed a 2 years old who somehow got 37k stress points.
Maybe he had been rained on since he was a baby?
Was his mother a soldier, perchance?
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53754 on: May 02, 2019, 08:15:50 pm »

Just atom-smashed a 2 years old who somehow got 37k stress points.
Maybe he had been rained on since he was a baby?

How do you check stress points? Either way since my elf raid a lot of my dwarves are showing signs of stress but no tantrums... And one dwarf is drinking from an artifact Bismuth Bronze goblet that a weretortise used to beat at least one of my dwarves and a peahen to death with... Didn't know which one!

Possibly he's a vampire and is drinking the blood from the cup? 

Also, Dwarf Therapist lists the stress level in number form if you hover the mouse over the colored square next to their name in the regular labor window (where you can toggle fishing, hunting, etc on/off).  I never really investigated, but I think the color of that square also corresponds to their stress levels.  Where DT gets this stress number?  I have not yet found it in game.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53755 on: May 02, 2019, 10:12:09 pm »

My manager is up for retirement. He has been refusing to process orders despite having all other labor turned off. And a burrow in his own private office. He sat in the tavern 'no job' -> 'drink' -> 'dance' -> 'no job'  while my Legendary weapon smith failed his mood and went insane.

I am currently building a tower with rails that ramp over the volcano. The whole construction is pure silver. When it's done he can ride a Glass minecart over the jump... 
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53756 on: May 02, 2019, 11:26:11 pm »

Just atom-smashed a 2 years old who somehow got 37k stress points.
Maybe he had been rained on since he was a baby?
Was his mother a soldier, perchance?
Yes. But I guess the real reason is my dwarves have a lot of outdoor activities, and it is always raining.
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« Reply #53757 on: May 03, 2019, 04:08:23 am »

Have you adjusted the give/take stockpile settings?  It should be possible to get the dwarves to store things in a more sane way by digging into the stockpile options.

Thanks! That largely fixed the issues I was having.

I'm still slowly playing through that necromancer siege. Even if I hadn't gone and read the wiki page and found out that undead are actually quite dangerous in this game, the fact that there are 26 of them was a sufficient clue that direct combat was not the correct approach (my pop cap is currently 30, of whom 4 are effective in combat, with 4 not very skilled marksdwarves in support). Got the livestock in, pulled up the drawbridge after them, and it's been a 2.5 month long live fire exercise for the marksdwarves. They now suck noticeably less. :) A bit disappointing to see a couple "tears the brain" hits on the same goblin zombie to no noticeable effect. You'd think even on zombies shattered bones and torn tendons would have a slowing or crippling effect, but that doesn't seem to be the case either. And the classic science on bolts vs. armor is now slightly out of date - glancing and deflections are pretty common for iron bolts hitting iron armor. I'm not sure that's a significant change, though.

It will be amusing if these guys are still running around when the elf caravan arrives. Though I would like to meet the elf diplomat if they ever send one - the whole point of elves is to gratuitously violate their tree-cutting quota once they give it to you, right?  :P

I'll have to figure something out for actually defeating future necro-sieges, rather than just waiting out a stalemate like this. I guess a long zig-zag trap corridor, with airlock-style drawbridges? And/or search the other biomes for an aquifer (I think one of them has one; I wish there was a way to refer back to the embark screen during play though) and try a minecart watercannon.  :D

Weird note: somehow pear leaves and flowers are growing in my underground pasture. I assume it has to do with the surface level having a pear tree trunk on that space.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53758 on: May 03, 2019, 06:12:26 am »

Several dwarves have been slipping into depression and begun throwing tantrums, because they can't get over the horror of being caught in the rain some 5 years ago.

My legendary miner was just serving a 26 day sentence for disorderly conduct (he punched two dwarves and tried to beat a cat). A few days after his release, it was time for a new tantrum: he stormed into the library, toppled a bookcase and started to beat the shit out of his husband when there were no witnesses around. Didn't really expect things to turn into domestic violence...
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53759 on: May 03, 2019, 06:57:27 am »

Quote from: Worblehat link=topic=15096.msg7964740#msg7964740
Weird note: somehow pear leaves and flowers are growing in my underground pasture. I assume it has to do with the surface level having a pear tree trunk on that space.
Check the tile just above where the pear leaves are. There probably is a hole in the "ceiling" of your underground pasture from where a tree was cut down previously. This is dangerous since creatures can use it as a point of entry into your fort.

Zombies are wandering through peach trees, while dwarfs on the walls boast about the shots they are taking, "got him in the head again!". Somewhere near the fort, a zombie trips on a tangle of roots and slides headfirst into a crevice, stopping at the feet of a cow...
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