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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #8115 on: November 20, 2010, 02:48:21 pm »

I guess I see your point. Still, I'm not going to switch over to a new tileset during the middle of this since I've designed pretty much everything around the simple ASCII format. If I ever do start a new LP, I guess I could try using a tileset even if I hate them. Though maybe the use of stonesense could bypass this. Of course, that doesn't seem like it will be updated for a while.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #8116 on: November 20, 2010, 02:54:26 pm »

I dunno, I was introduced through ASCII and it took a little while, but I eventually caught on. Now tilesets confuse me horribly too, and the inherent replacement of letters in words with little levers and pillar images just looks blech.

So it's possible, but perhaps only if people have already decided they are interested enough to make the effort.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #8117 on: November 20, 2010, 03:41:17 pm »

A stray lolkitty ran around the map luring skeletal elephants into cage traps and caravan guards.

Meanwhile, dwarves started to plant the modded in Thorium Mushrooms, to be centrifugated in the millstones and sold to other civs for great profit. :o
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #8118 on: November 20, 2010, 04:35:38 pm »

I dunno, I was introduced through ASCII and it took a little while, but I eventually caught on. Now tilesets confuse me horribly too, and the inherent replacement of letters in words with little levers and pillar images just looks blech.

So it's possible, but perhaps only if people have already decided they are interested enough to make the effort.

I was a casual roguelike player for 18 years before picking up dwarf fortress.  I never even considered a graphic tileset for ADOM, Nethack, Angband, etc even though I noticed they were available.

Dwarf Fortress is a completely different story.  I can't play the game without one.  Somehow the ASCII in this game is 10x as chaotic looking as any other roguelike I've ever seen.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #8119 on: November 20, 2010, 04:58:06 pm »

Started a new fort (part because I wanted to try the latest version, part because of a bad manip with the save of my prospering fort while wanting to check the world in Legends mode... whoops).
I got way too many corpses. Oh, and ghosts. I'm only putting the aggressive ones to rest so I don't have FunŽ overload, as the gobbos seem to have gotten insanely stronger and more numerous since my last fortress, and I'm dealing with kobolds at last. Only one reclaim for the time being... but many, many unhappy dwarfs, one unsatisfied fey mood (why the fuck do you ask for silk cloth right when the [CENSORED] rhesus macaques yoink everything?) and fist fights.
I can mostly survive ambushes by locking everyone in the fort, dehydrating everyone in the process and possibly killing a couple patients. To fix that, as there isn't much water here, I gotta reach a cavern.

Now, that's what I've been looking for. FUNŽ.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #8120 on: November 20, 2010, 05:42:38 pm »

Early Spring of 503 at Ringquest, pop. 53  fps 35(23)

Ambush! Little bastards ambushed and killed my lumberjacks while they were hard at work, including one of my original seven. The Original Seven (now six) are unhappy about the loss of their friend, except Vicar, who wrote it off as experiencing the loss of an annoying acquaintance. She'd be happy about it, but the goblins killed her cat, which really upset her.

My military consists of a full squad of ten soldiers, two of which are crossbow dwarves. The squad is still green, hard at work training, and the metalshop is turning out steel axes and armor to equip them. Another couple seasons and they should be ready to deal with intruders.

Three of the goblins made it past the weapon traps and are caged, awaiting the finishing touches on the Pit-O-Doom. I'm planning on ten stories deep, unless I hit caverns before then.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #8121 on: November 20, 2010, 05:57:02 pm »

Another goblin ambush showed up, this time with human leaders.  The 2 squads imediately became visible when they entered the map, which seemed odd.

Then the human leaders for the goblins STARTED ATTACKING THEIR MINIONS.  And apperantly started a loyalty cascade among the goblins.

Oookayyy....  It seems nobody likes the goblins, not even their own leaders.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #8122 on: November 20, 2010, 05:59:25 pm »

I just tried to tap into a lake 3 z-levels down from the waters surface. my entire fortress from that point down flooded within 5 seconds.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #8123 on: November 20, 2010, 06:28:27 pm »

To a few posts up : I started playing DF, looked at it, tryed to play it, didn't know what size it was on (E.g : Are those green blocks (wagon) my fortress? Are those smileys caravans?). I then went to the wiki and figured it out, then played it and learned it with ASCII.

On topic : In my succesion fort, I'm struggling to keep my dwarves alive. They will not drink water! I declare it!
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #8124 on: November 20, 2010, 06:30:03 pm »

I just tried to tap into a lake 3 z-levels down from the waters surface. my entire fortress from that point down flooded within 5 seconds.

I've done that.
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« Reply #8125 on: November 20, 2010, 06:58:10 pm »

Part 5 of my LP is up

I can already tell that migrant waves are going to be the most annoying thing to deal with in this LP. Less than a month of ingame time, yet this update still took over 2 hours to make. Part of me wants to lower the popcap just to avoid having to write this often, but I know that will just screw me over in the long run. I suppose after a while, when it becomes normal for migrants to be arriving, it wouldn't be such a big deal to not go into detail about each one.

Also I am not pleased with the arrival of Elephants. I do not like Elephants. I dislike catching them, I dislike training them, and I dislike using them for anything in general. Assuming I get the H.F.S working, I'll just throw the Elephants into it. Giving the reputation they have that shouldn't be hard to work that into the narrative.

And it seems not all this effort was in vain after all.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #8126 on: November 20, 2010, 08:17:31 pm »

Alright. This proves that dwarves are bearded lemmings.

So I found my first ever waterfall. 4z tall. 3x3 embark, my computer can't handle much bigger. Naturally, my dwarves park their wagon ON THE FROZEN BASE OF THE WATERFALL.

I had the miner dig herself to safety. Six days in, the river thawed.

My miner is currently being haunted by a ghostly furnace operator and surviving by eating carrots (and the occasional bird) and drinking from the river. When the winter freeze comes, I'll be able to retrieve my supplies, but until then my dorf has to live like a human. Blech.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #8127 on: November 20, 2010, 08:47:40 pm »

I just successfully built running water for 3 z levels of my fort ie. wells on different floors.
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« Reply #8128 on: November 20, 2010, 08:51:59 pm »

Alright. This proves that dwarves are bearded lemmings.

So I found my first ever waterfall. 4z tall. 3x3 embark, my computer can't handle much bigger. Naturally, my dwarves park their wagon ON THE FROZEN BASE OF THE WATERFALL.

I had the miner dig herself to safety. Six days in, the river thawed.

My miner is currently being haunted by a ghostly furnace operator and surviving by eating carrots (and the occasional bird) and drinking from the river. When the winter freeze comes, I'll be able to retrieve my supplies, but until then my dorf has to live like a human. Blech.

So any reason why you didn't save the other dwarves?
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #8129 on: November 20, 2010, 09:07:21 pm »

They weren't fast enough.
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