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lazygun

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53355 on: January 09, 2019, 10:41:55 am »

The first caravan arrived at the same time as a group of beetle men, who frightened some of the merchants. Now the caravan dwarfs seem reluctant to trade because they are "still unloading". And since the fort is on an isolated volcanic island that means no trading at all until next autumn.
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« Reply #53356 on: January 10, 2019, 10:53:48 am »

We managed to drag that enormous lobster of a forgotten beast to the Butchery in time and now have 200 units of delicious lobster meat! Praise Armok!

But with winter setting in, and the ponds frozen, and wounded in the hospital; the decision has been made to drive a shaft down and hopefully locate the second or third cavern layer, seeing as the first layer, though muddy, contains no bodies of water.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53357 on: January 10, 2019, 11:25:24 pm »

I've always challenged myself by trying to double my exported wealth every year. I've also got a really bad issue where I start new forts more often than I play them through.

So when I force myself to stick with a fort for a long time, cool stuff happens.

Year one: only ~1k dorfbux exported. Export agreement requests rings, and I have platinum, so I started making platinum rings.
Year two: exporting nothing but platinum rings, I sold about 20k dorfbux worth of platinum rings. If I had planned things out better, I would have probably only sold 1/10th as much as I had, so that I could keep up with my challenge over a longer period of time, but.... that seems undwarfly.
Year three: With about 4 craftsdwarfs stations all producing crafts for an entire year, I was barely able to double my profits. I don't recall exactly what the export agreement was for. But for year four, they asked for crutches and drinks. Exported value now at about 48000dorfbux
Year four: fuck the mountainhome, I want those drinks. I had about six craftsdwarf stations producing crafts all year long, but I had to sell an artifact in order to actually double my value. For shits and giggles, I found another artifact worth about 15k, and offered it as a gift to the mountainhome. I am sorry for not being able to give you drinks, but here is a microcline crown of unparalleled craftsdwarfship! Total exported value does not seem to include the 15k gift which is fine. Total export value now at 110k dorfbux! The export agreement next year calls for amulets and crowns.
Year five: I am making platinum amulets and crowns like a mad man. I check the wiki to see how mandate the encrusting of specific items with jewels. With three metalworking forges up from 1 on the first year, and many metalcrafters / wood cutters / wood burners / furnace operators more than originally could be sustained, I am trying to sell 100k worth of crafts this year alone. I wonder if this is where my challenge breaks down?

Before the caravan arrives, however, something totaly unexpected happens:


This has never happened before. I am pleased.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53358 on: January 10, 2019, 11:46:07 pm »

Before the caravan arrives, however, something totaly unexpected happens:


This has never happened before. I am pleased.
I'm annoyed that I've still never had that happen. I do have the king in my fortress, but he arrived by natural succession. Apparently somebody's been doing some slaughtering at the old Mountainhome, because I had a dozen barons and the king get promoted that way.

I cannot express how much I came to hate mandates. Eventually I had to use dfhack to remove all their preferences so I could go about making my big project in peace.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53359 on: January 11, 2019, 12:25:36 am »

I was playing at the dawn of time (started fort in year 2) if that makes a difference. Perhaps the only thing that mattered was the offering of an artifact?
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53360 on: January 11, 2019, 03:16:28 am »

The elves went to war with me years ago over my relentless cutting down of their favorite trees to build my obsidian fort and curtain wall.

After today's attack by Nifi Cacilethari Thalilave, Dragon, the trees inside my fortress walls are all that's left of the once-great forest. Who's the environmentalist now, treehugger?

Note: dragons SUUUUUUUUUUUCK now. Which is to say, unpausing hundreds of stop-and-center tree collapses SUUUUUUUUUUUCKS...
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« Reply #53361 on: January 11, 2019, 03:29:04 am »

The elves went to war with me years ago over my relentless cutting down of their favorite trees to build my obsidian fort and curtain wall.

After today's attack by Nifi Cacilethari Thalilave, Dragon, the trees inside my fortress walls are all that's left of the once-great forest. Who's the environmentalist now, treehugger?

Note: dragons SUUUUUUUUUUUCK now. Which is to say, unpausing hundreds of stop-and-center tree collapses SUUUUUUUUUUUCKS...

Ah, riiiight.
Probably shouldn't be making my tower out of wood...
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« Reply #53362 on: January 11, 2019, 07:49:05 am »

is to say, unpausing hundreds of stop-and-center tree collapses SUUUUUUUUUUUCKS...
You can disable camera centering/pausing for this event in in announcements.txt
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53363 on: January 11, 2019, 02:43:46 pm »

Sent out most of my dwarves (~120) to take down the bronze colossus. It had up until this point been distracted by hitting a curled-up pangolin off a tree over.. and over.. and over. 60+ pages of spam with the poor thing suffering no injuries as he played pig tail shoe rebound with it.

Anyway, he was taken down with minimal casualties and I eagerly opened up my sealed fort to reclaim the mountains of loot strewn around outside. Just as the whole fort is sprinting with glee onto the surface, a vile force of darkness arrives!

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A very bloody victory. It seems like a good deal of my dwarves were stuck in Pickup Equipment loops since I mass-uniformed them, so a significant number weren't properly armed or armoured despite having plenty of equipment. That made things more interesting, but enough of them had steel axes to win the day. We've since fixed up our injured dwarves and received some migrants so it's time to retake the surface again and clean up.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 02:46:42 pm by Spirit of Rock »
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53364 on: January 12, 2019, 04:11:53 am »

I was bored ...

 The current map I am playing has a large magma chamber in the middle - so I flooded the lava to turn it into obsidian, after which I dug drainage trenches.
 I walled off all the cave systems around the volcanic cavern, and dug proper channels from 8 separate infinite water sources ( edge of map water tiles ).
This took about 16 hours in real time to accomplish.
 In that same time period, 7 forgotten beasts lost their lives, and Armok only knows how many dwarfs bit the dust. ( for some reason the world I am playing on loves to spawn forgotten ones ).
 I now have a proper flood gate system controlled from a single lever room.
 The water cistern is 14 Z levels deep, and is massive. Takes 4 hours in real time to fill, and 3 hours to drain.

 Since the map has a lot of semi-molten rock and lava in the adamantine layers, I may flood out everything in the future so I can safely mine the precious resources :)
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53365 on: January 12, 2019, 11:26:09 am »

Urist McDumbass is saying we don't have any lapis with which to encrust furniture despite having 268 pieces cut. also holy crap i would never have the patience to fuss with something that takes that much time IRL mad props yo.
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« Reply #53366 on: January 12, 2019, 12:42:24 pm »

is your Workshop linked to any stockpiles? If linked to at least one stockpile, the workshop wil ONLY take from links, thus ignoring any other lapis that you may have.
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« Reply #53367 on: January 12, 2019, 01:58:20 pm »

So I lost about four hours of gameplay on my fort to a random crash...  Lesson learned, save every so often.

Before the lost progress I had been looking around the map for potential targets to send my B Team after.  There was a Tower about a day to the south of me unconnected to any civilization that I could see and about 10 population.  It had tons of books, so for some reason my mind figured this is some sort of learning center.  I sent the B Team there to demand tribute and was rejected.  It wasn't until I resumed playing after the crash that I figured out what this was.

First a single undead popped up on my embark and promptly fled the second I unpaused.  It was followed by 7-8 necromancers who fled in terror as my Lords squads and B Team charged.  Ohh so that's what's up with the tower, I'm a dumbass.  B Team away!

Now my B Team is a mix of half trained and half armored dwarves and mostly unarmored human mercenaries.  I mean to get them fitted out once I get the magma forges up and running but keep running into snags there.  I figured I'd take some casualties but succeed.  They slaughtered the place.  15 necromancers of varying races and about 150 undead, also of varying races, fell without a single casualty to my motley crew of 9.  The tower seems to be completely empty now, I've sent them back twice and they just come away with books.  I have a squad of two I mean to send to occuoy it once I've farmed its treasures out.

I also had a salt forgotten beast show up.  The caverns on this embark are ridiculously massive and it was taking my Lords squad forever to get to the thing.  A human monster slayer, in the mean time, decided to engage it with his wooden spear.  For four pages of combat log this guy dodged the beast's strikes and landed successful hits with his wooden spear, chipping away at His Saltiness.  This legend finally took a hit from the beast to the head and was one hit KOed with the first couple of members of my Lords squad     about 10 tiles away charging in.  It did not last long.

As I stated a bit further up I am a dumbass.  I had set up what I thought would be a perfectly nice little obsidian farm.  I had a water chamber dug out, put a hatch cover connect to a lever to release the water onto the magma below it, and filled the water chamber from one of the boundless water sources in the massive cavern system.  Lever gets pulled... and nothing happened.  WTF?  My brain apparently looked at a constructed floor tile and took it for a channeled out tile and put the hatch over it.  Now I have to drain the water chamber out and remove the constructed floor.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #53368 on: January 12, 2019, 02:35:32 pm »

I was concerned that this season, I would not be able to meet my goal of doubling my exported value when I had exported a total of ~100k so far - so I've been making platinum crafts and encrusting them with jewels.

I had almost 500k worth of these crafts when the next caravan arrived. Holy moley.

I bought everything the caravan had, gave them an excess of over 100k, and sent them on their way.

My head is swimming with the riches I have
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« Reply #53369 on: January 12, 2019, 04:15:34 pm »


The undeads attacked today! Two necromancers, leading an army of 60+ zombies of all races and all wearing metal armors and weapons! This was the first time in my entire career of supervisor that i had a military up and running, so battle will be! - i said.

10 Hammerlords (mostly) leading 10 Speardwarves highly trained were sent to defend the main gate, while my Marksdwarves stationed in the fortifications above the gate, ready to unload a rain of bolts on the enemies approaching. Stay strong battle brothers! For the emper... Ehmm i mean for Armok! They shall not pass!

The two necromancers charged, only to get trapped in the cage traps scattered here and there around the entrance. Several zombies got captured too. From the towers my sharpshooters unloaded several dozens of metal bolts but the zombies kept advancing without caring about the wounds. Then my foot  soldiers charged! Hammers started smashing aparts zombies brains, their limbs ripped off and flying in arcs. The spears fought bravely, but unfortunately the undead meatbags didn 't suffer too much from being stabbed. Some of them even managed to surround some of the dwarves, killing them horribly. The undeads blood painted the road in dark brown.

At the end of the day the battle was over, the battlefield a complete mess. Crushed armors, bolts, body parts and bent weapons were everywhere the eye could see. Many dwarves were injured, but their iron armors saved their lives. Unfortunately not everybody survived from the violent assault. The militia commander was found dead, his body surrounded by a mountain of rotten corpses. He truly fought with Armok inside his hearth, and saved many brother 's lives. Four speardwarves didn it make it also. They were all buried into magnificent tombs, and memorials were engraved so the memory of their bravery would never be forgotten.


This was my first battle in DF! I ended up with 5 deads, one badly injured (already recovering in my hospital) and few prisoners (2 necromancers and several zombies). Should i be satisfied with the outcame? How could i use the necroes?
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