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Author Topic: how to play with elves?  (Read 1938 times)

leontas2007

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Re: how to play with elves?
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2015, 07:59:42 am »

Can you please upload the save with the elves if you still have it? I really want to see your fortress!
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PatrikLundell

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Re: how to play with elves?
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2015, 09:11:05 am »

I just saved and quit, so it's still "active".

http://www27.zippyshare.com/v/3rGvn2u0/file.html
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leontas2007

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Re: how to play with elves?
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2015, 12:50:11 pm »

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Re: how to play with elves?
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2015, 07:19:36 pm »

Wow this seems like one of those wonderful bugs that occur from time to time in DF? Thanks for the save I think I'll grab it and perhaps start a community/succession fortress tonight since it seems broken in a pretty promising way.
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Rafatio

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Re: how to play with elves?
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2015, 04:09:50 pm »

Have you checked the craftsman's shop? "Grow wood from seeds" turns a random seed into four logs! The secret of grown elvish wood has been celery seeds all along.
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Re: how to play with elves?
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2015, 04:10:59 pm »

REALLY???

Does this need to be wiki'd? Seems like a discovery... hey, we CAN now play with elves!!!! Wow!
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Re: how to play with elves?
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2015, 08:09:25 pm »

I'm sad, I thought this was going to be a thread about How to play with, not as, elves.

I usually play with elves and falling masonry together, for instance. It's like oreos and milk.
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Re: how to play with elves?
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2015, 07:15:51 pm »

Honestly, I'd rather play as them than torture them. Though these days I'd rather play as dwarves than anything else, since I'm getting tired of slow-start surface life.
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Chevaleresse

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Re: how to play with elves?
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2015, 11:53:41 pm »

I've actually got an Elf Mode mod written up. The thread should still be around here...


Aha, found it: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=143616.0
Install is pretty simple: drag, drop, and replace as indicated.


Gameplay is a bit different from dwarf mode, you need trade to obtain picks and your fort is gonna revolve around your heartwood shrines, which generate logs. I also can't flag the reaction products as grown, so if you want to trade with your native civ you'll have to go through the dwarves or humans first.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2015, 11:59:11 pm by KingMurdoc »
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leontas2007

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Re: how to play with elves?
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2015, 01:25:10 pm »

I hardly can play as dwarfs. Recently a necromancer came, revived some dead animals and kill most of my dwarfs. I really can't understand how to build good defence besides from bridges to block the path of the enemies. My squards are always killed and so on. So......if I can't play with dwarfs, then I can't play with elves for sure.

I should look for more advanced tutorials.
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PatrikLundell

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Re: how to play with elves?
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2015, 01:44:36 pm »

There are several strategies to handle attacks. Mine is based on drawbridges and cage traps, with repeating menacing spear traps for trap immune enemies.
Also, when in doubt, run and turtle (i.e. lock yourself in). The enemy will pace outside, but at worst they'll stay for a year (as far as I know, but Titans and (semi)megabeasts might not leave at all [were creatures leave when turning back, but ettins, etc. might stay. They're easily caught in traps, though]).
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