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Author Topic: What's going on in your fort?  (Read 3241351 times)

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54255 on: September 16, 2019, 01:36:27 pm »

My fort is doing quite well. I'm planning to wipe out a goblin civ but it seems that 30 dorfs are not enough to take on the ~10k pop capital. I read that just inflating the numbers with war animals might help so I'm now pasturing the dogs to pump of shitloads of puppies to pad my invader numbers.

The gobbos also sent a siege my way and it was easily dealt with by my swordmasters and hammerlords.

Then came a human siege on horses and my dorfs died miserably (well not really but too many losses for my liking) and I found out why: The swordmasters are using obsidian swords, depsite me providing copper and bronze swords. I did make a ton of obsidian swords to stack them into weapon traps but apparantly the dorfs preferred to snatch a few for their 4 year long training and are now all grown attached to their stone swords.

I always thought the would immediately swap out their weapons for better equipment but they're still using them... and now that they're all attachted to them it's too late to force them to use metal swords I guess. Fortunately with the new twisting and pulling they're still not as useless against armored opponents as before but still annoying. At least my hammerlords are using their silverwarhammer as they should. Maybe I'll have to send the swordmasters to conquer a site somewhere although I really like them since they were the very first squad that protected the fortress when it was just another hole in the dirt. The leader even got an artifact silverhelm. Welp.

Obsidian is as valuable as silver, and if told to use whatever, I've seen dwarves discard weapons based on value, quality, item preference, and/or material preference.

Obsidian is as valuable as silver, and they were probably better made than the bronze or copper ones, hence thier refusal to grab the new stuff. I've had dwarves ditch thier bronze swords and spears for silver ones I made for sale, and toss aside the swords and maces they may know how to use in favor of weapons they like as item preferences.

Urist: I know I'm trained in the use of war hammers, but I like scourges so now I'm going to use a scourge I don't care if it sucks compared to my exceptional iron hammer, nobody said I can't!

It's why I tend to manually assign the metal parts of armor  as well as weapons, and just let my dudes wear thier day clothes under their armor, instead of using uniforms.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54256 on: September 16, 2019, 01:39:44 pm »

Urist: I know I'm trained in the use of war hammers, but I like scourges so now I'm going to use a scourge I don't care if it sucks compared to my exceptional iron hammer, nobody said I can't!
I feel like I should comment on this, but what would I say

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54257 on: September 16, 2019, 02:36:51 pm »

Urist: I know I'm trained in the use of war hammers, but I like scourges so now I'm going to use a scourge I don't care if it sucks compared to my exceptional iron hammer, nobody said I can't!
I feel like I should comment on this, but what would I say
"I feel so used"?
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54258 on: September 16, 2019, 03:36:19 pm »

Other than bludgeoning people with like any other object, I don't think anything. Actually, could someone go into arena and check if scepters can parry? I'd do it myself but my current computer does not have DF.

Not sure about parrying but I have certainly seen them used as weapons. In one of my child care forts children started carrying small crafts like scepters and figurines in their hands and when they got into combat they naturally used the first thing available. Some of those scepters actually accumulated quite respectable kill lists.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54259 on: September 16, 2019, 08:10:02 pm »

Arena'ed a bit here and no parries in the combat log, seems like it has to be some kind of weapon? Or maybe misc. obj. user doesn't contribute to parrying? But yeah, no parry for scepter.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54260 on: September 17, 2019, 06:31:33 am »

Obsidian is as valuable as silver, and if told to use whatever, I've seen dwarves discard weapons based on value, quality, item preference, and/or material preference.

Obsidian is as valuable as silver, and they were probably better made than the bronze or copper ones, hence thier refusal to grab the new stuff. I've had dwarves ditch thier bronze swords and spears for silver ones I made for sale, and toss aside the swords and maces they may know how to use in favor of weapons they like as item preferences.

Urist: I know I'm trained in the use of war hammers, but I like scourges so now I'm going to use a scourge I don't care if it sucks compared to my exceptional iron hammer, nobody said I can't!

It's why I tend to manually assign the metal parts of armor  as well as weapons, and just let my dudes wear thier day clothes under their armor, instead of using uniforms.
Thanks! Next time squad I create will do that.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54261 on: September 17, 2019, 10:44:54 am »

One of my dwarves wrote a book talking about how the forces that govern wind patterns are vicious. It is 114 pages long. Whoever wrote Meditations on Wind Patterns really hates the wind

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54262 on: September 19, 2019, 10:26:15 am »

Obsidian is as valuable as silver, and if told to use whatever, I've seen dwarves discard weapons based on value, quality, item preference, and/or material preference.
Alas, no. But 3 is still better than copper (or green glass), and many bronze weapons, so it still ends up about mostly the same way.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54263 on: September 19, 2019, 01:36:30 pm »

One of my dwarves wrote a book talking about how the forces that govern wind patterns are vicious. It is 114 pages long. Whoever wrote Meditations on Wind Patterns really hates the wind
If I was as vulnerable to rain as dwarves are, I too would hate the wind.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54264 on: September 22, 2019, 01:57:18 am »

One of my dwarves wrote a book talking about how the forces that govern wind patterns are vicious. It is 114 pages long. Whoever wrote Meditations on Wind Patterns really hates the wind
If I was as vulnerable to rain as dwarves are, I too would hate the wind.
you'd be miserable in the rain as well if you had 3 feet of sodden beard dragging you down. the smell of wet dwarf is even worse than wet dog
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54265 on: September 23, 2019, 09:46:23 pm »

the smell of wet dwarf is even worse than wet dog
I smell a sig! :D
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54266 on: September 24, 2019, 02:10:56 am »

the smell of wet dwarf is even worse than wet dog
I smell a sig! :D
woo! i've been sigged!!
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54267 on: September 24, 2019, 04:03:36 pm »

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This is not a siege by the way. I just somehow managed to get ~10 similtaneous ambushes.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2019, 04:05:48 pm by Urist McUristUrist »
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54268 on: September 24, 2019, 04:06:46 pm »

Wow

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54269 on: September 24, 2019, 04:23:22 pm »

I think amongst ambusher races (so elves in vanilla but also any modded ones) this technically constitutes a siege - they start with small-scale ambushes with a single squad but as you beat more of them they escalate into higher numbers.
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