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Gregor Samsdwarf

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39375 on: January 28, 2015, 07:16:47 am »

Playing my first fortress ever.

After the creation of the 4th artifact, the 2nd one has magically changed and now has an engraving that depicts said 4th, which didn't come to be until a year after.  8)
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39376 on: January 28, 2015, 08:18:41 am »

I really need to consider blunt weapons next time.
40 goblins and trolls means hundreds of body parts.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39377 on: January 28, 2015, 01:14:40 pm »

uh-oh, guess I should pay more attention to the personality traits of dwarves from now on. One of my hammerlords started stumbling around aimlessly. Checked her traits and she "cracks under the slightest pressure" and has been getting really freaked out over killing tons of undead stuff recently. Everyone else in her squad is ok, but her stress levels are over 300k.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39378 on: January 28, 2015, 02:07:19 pm »

Well, this happened.

When you see it, you'll shit bricks. Or dreams.

It's a barrel with a wheelbarrow in it, which has that barrel in it, which has a barrel with a wheelbarrow in it- BARJAFUADWADAWDW *shits bricks*

Umm... no.  Didn't you notice that it's a "Fat Barrel (tower-cap) <#7> Barrel (hardwood) <#2>"?

That means that it's a barrel, inside of a wheelbarrow, inside of a barrel.

See http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=63417.msg3502097#msg3502097:

Dear Urist McStockpileDrone

I just found a barrel which contained a wheelbarrow. Inside the wheelbarrow was another barrel. I don't even understand how that is possible.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

If this was some sort of joke, mission accomplished. If not, please seek professional pyciatric help, and possibly a new line of work.

Signed,
Your Very Confused Overseer,
Joben
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39379 on: January 28, 2015, 03:45:11 pm »

My captain of the guard got his upper arm bitten by a werekangaroo so he's been sealed into a private barracks to become a legendary wrestler.
My baroness committed suicide by throwing a tantrum on a bridge and deconstructing said bridge while still standing in the middle of it.
I've finally pierced the aquifer after 4 years and the dwarves will start on the carved obsidian arena as soon as they finish carving out the expansive marble hospital and smelting all this imported iron into steel with the resultant flux stone.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39380 on: January 28, 2015, 05:16:10 pm »

My fort is coming along fine. I've pierced and trapped all three caverns, begun smelting with magma, and my population is up around 70. My military is small and poorly trained and I have a baroness but not a mayor. If an FB shows up I'm not going to try to fight it. At some point I got a shitty artifact stone ring.

Also I caught some barn owl men but no women, so I can't dump them in a pit and make barn owl hatchlings. I did catch a reacher and a large rat, the reacher will be cannon fodder and the large rat will be domesticated. How can I catch large numbers of animals without lining the map's border with cage traps?

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39381 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 #39382 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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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39383 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 #39384 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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« Reply #39385 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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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39386 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 #39387 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 #39388 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 #39389 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.
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