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Author Topic: What's going on in your fort?  (Read 3198225 times)

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50415 on: July 11, 2017, 07:01:37 pm »

I have decided to declare war on humans by killing the guild representative. I want to test out these traps, and I made the mistake of making a beast-heavy world that does not contain goblins. If it works on humans, awesome. I'll then move on to bigger targets.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50416 on: July 12, 2017, 01:53:04 pm »

I can't manage to get my dwarves to transfer critters out of cages or out of chains....Argh.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50417 on: July 14, 2017, 09:05:30 am »

Been away forever. Started a new fort- finally has iron. No coal, but it's in a jungle, so that's not too much of a problem, though balancing charcoal on one side and tons of furnaces on the other is a pain. Trying to anger the elves to fast-track the training of my military. Equipped them all with steel now, all of it high level. Lots of masterworks. Just one problem: a vampire came in with the latest migrant wave, and killed off some fisherdwarf of no other skills. After half an hour of searching through my fortress for the one who had not recently had a drink, I found the vampire and rapidly incarcerated her. Now I'm going to make a few more vampires out of otherwise useless Urist McFishers and Urist McNobodies.

My plan for finding the vampire? My partially-cave-adapted dwarves had recently run out of all forms of alcohol, and been reduced to trekking to the stream for a drink. This stream had been polluted with vomit: therefore any dwarf would have the "disgusted when forced to drink vomit" thought. Except the Great Marksdwarf I had gotten with tons of novice skills and a few more "former member of" tags than other dwarves, as well as tons of absurdly high social skills. I swear I thought as I checked that one that she might be an issue sometime. Thing was, she was pretty old and also had no children, which was odd as I have 4-6 babies every spring, lol, and this fort has had no single dwarves come in, all of them have spouses and hordes of 2-year-olds in tow. And since I locked her in a room and set her training .... she's not hungry, thirsty, or biting any Legendary Armorsmiths/Weaponsmiths... which is good as I have just one who is soon to be Legendary in both. Just have to get the steel battle axes, shields, and armor sets deposited to get her and her soon-to-be-roommates equipped properly. Can't wait to see how this goes. I think I'll build a second tavern and experiment to see if bartenders really do serve alcohol to vampires. If so, I'll simply add more vampires to that population to suppress their need for alcohol. One eternal bartender and 10 eternal superdwarvenly supersoldiers? Heck yeah! Next migrant wave has been assigned already, lol. Just need to equip these dwarves before consigning them to vampirism. Now ... wooden spikes, or iron spikes? These are important questions ... mwahahaha - also the elves have brought me a single rattlesnake, and also a gray langur who tore a goblin snatcher apart. Monkeys are useful. So I'm trying to steal from the elves, offer them wood etc. to anger them and get me some swordbait.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50418 on: July 14, 2017, 01:11:12 pm »

While his father, the baron/king consort, is yelling at people because he wants a silver weapon rack on a map with no silver, I take a look at the prince and see this:

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50419 on: July 14, 2017, 01:13:23 pm »

Great. The prince is only a year old and he's already an egomaniac.[/spoiler]
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50420 on: July 14, 2017, 01:15:38 pm »

Great. The prince is only a year old and he's already an egomaniac.[/spoiler]
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50421 on: July 14, 2017, 06:59:12 pm »

Still playing that fort with the line of monarchs who are all killed by the same titan.

Just got news that the latest queen was killed. Not sure about an heir.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50422 on: July 14, 2017, 07:54:19 pm »

Still playing that fort with the line of monarchs who are all killed by the same titan.

Just got news that the latest queen was killed. Not sure about an heir.

Uh oh. Was it the Titan again?

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50423 on: July 14, 2017, 08:12:43 pm »

Still playing that fort with the line of monarchs who are all killed by the same titan.

Just got news that the latest queen was killed. Not sure about an heir.

Uh oh. Was it the Titan again?

Goblins took the capital. She died in a duel. There was no heir.

Game of Thrones level stuff going on here. The real question is who is now King/Queen? Legends mode detected no new one.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50424 on: July 14, 2017, 08:22:03 pm »

Goblins took the capital. She died in a duel. There was no heir.

Game of Thrones level stuff going on here. The real question is who is now King/Queen? Legends mode detected no new one.

You'll probably find out when she inevitable crops up in the fort.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50425 on: July 14, 2017, 08:26:01 pm »

Project Strip-Mine the World is at an end, along with my noble fortress. Alas, all that diggin' out and resulting stone hauling has brought the FPS reliably into the low single digits, even after carefully readjusting traffic designations, setting up minecart checkpoints, slaughtering domestic animals and wildlife, keeping most dorfs indoors, and finally using dfhack to destroy...really quite a lot of items. One day, I hope to have a fortress held up by a single wall, surrounded on all sides by a hundred Z-levels of void, with the magma sea at the bottom. On that day, a single bridge would connect the fort to the rind of land surrounding the map and leading to the outside world. This is not that day.

Farewell, Scribedboots. I salute you and your brave dwarves, from the 4-dwarf family of ńs Ritasreg (the first of the family to distinguish himself)--none of whom is in the military, but *each* of whom has at one point sustained a major injury singlehandedly slaying a semimegabeast--to Kema Lessentwists, the wolverine woman scholar who bit a berserk human bard to death in defense of the local tavern.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50426 on: July 14, 2017, 08:29:33 pm »

Project Strip-Mine the World is at an end, along with my noble fortress. Alas, all that diggin' out and resulting stone hauling has brought the FPS reliably into the low single digits, even after carefully readjusting traffic designations, setting up minecart checkpoints, slaughtering domestic animals and wildlife, keeping most dorfs indoors, and finally using dfhack to destroy...really quite a lot of items. One day, I hope to have a fortress held up by a single wall, surrounded on all sides by a hundred Z-levels of void, with the magma sea at the bottom. On that day, a single bridge would connect the fort to the rind of land surrounding the map and leading to the outside world. This is not that day.

Farewell, Scribedboots. I salute you and your brave dwarves, from the 4-dwarf family of ńs Ritasreg (the first of the family to distinguish himself)--none of whom is in the military, but *each* of whom has at one point sustained a major injury singlehandedly slaying a semimegabeast--to Kema Lessentwists, the wolverine woman scholar who bit a berserk human bard to death in defense of the local tavern.
That was beautiful :'(

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50427 on: July 14, 2017, 08:30:14 pm »

Just had a polarbearman bard show up with his troupe of naked goblin dancers, they were listening to music and poetry in my fort when suddenly said bard went on a drunken rampage and lightly tapped the mayor in the head, which collapsed in gore... He did the same to almost all the tavern goers, before falling dead with a mug in his hand... Nope, this one's not getting buried. Gonna let the dragon handle this mess, placing a wild boar on the other side of the room and pasturing the dragon inside.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50428 on: July 15, 2017, 05:08:54 am »

Heh. Goblin-naturalized polar bears? More deadly than I'd've thought.

@esconida: You dug all you could....

After you retire the fort, test unretiring them and check how much fps you gain?

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50429 on: July 16, 2017, 12:42:07 am »

My current fort experienced some revenge today.

So my fort is built above ground with a river running through the center. It's in a valley with two walls to the north and south, and the natural walls of hills to the east and west. It's also got a moat on the outside of the northern and southern walls. It's also got battlements along the top of the walls that dwarves can shoot Invaders from. All in all, I really like the layout of this fort.

Anyways, the only problem is that the river freezes in the winter, meaning no water. And my farmers being incompetent, the first few years of my fort were stone sober. No big deal, right? I can just trade for alcohol with the caravan every year to last through winter. Except no, the caravan demanded outrageous prices that I couldn't afford. So they left without giving me any beer.

Seven dwarves died that winter due to the wells being frozen. The only thing that saved the fortress was the valiant effort of two miners who managed to find a cavern with an underground lake before more of my people died.

Now cut to next year, when the caravan came back. I enclosed the trade depot in a small wooden room, and when the merchants began unloading their goods, I locked them in with a drawbridge. The outpost liaison is sitting in the tavern talking to the expedition leader, none the wise to his friends being cut down outside a la the red wedding.

Then the hired mercenaries lounging about the bar fall upon him, killing him easily.

So all in all, I got a bunch of cool stuff for free (most of which was later burned by a fire breathing forgotten beast) and the mountainhomes don't send me any caravans anymore.
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