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Author Topic: Is Shallow Metal far more important than Deep Metal?  (Read 8521 times)

taptap

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Re: Is Shallow Metal far more important than Deep Metal?
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2015, 04:23:05 am »

Careful with shallow and deep metals, I ended up getting zinc, galena, and to rub salt in the wounds, native silver everywhere.

Lead minecarts for the win.

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Re: Is Shallow Metal far more important than Deep Metal?
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2015, 10:47:25 am »

I tried making everything silver, from hammer weapon traps to hammerdwarves, but an unexpected flood when trying to create a waterfall in the dining room came in tandem with an organic fire-breathing FB in the first cavern layer.

And then the goblins came.

I didn't even have time to set up a barracks.
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Re: Is Shallow Metal far more important than Deep Metal?
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2015, 12:37:25 pm »

I tried making everything silver, from hammer weapon traps to hammerdwarves, but an unexpected flood when trying to create a waterfall in the dining room came in tandem with an organic fire-breathing FB in the first cavern layer.

And then the goblins came.

I didn't even have time to set up a barracks.

The silver is responsible for this How?
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Re: Is Shallow Metal far more important than Deep Metal?
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2015, 07:27:53 am »

I tried making everything silver, from hammer weapon traps to hammerdwarves, but an unexpected flood when trying to create a waterfall in the dining room came in tandem with an organic fire-breathing FB in the first cavern layer.

And then the goblins came.

I didn't even have time to set up a barracks.

The silver is responsible for this How?
Most likely the high value of the silver weaponry attracted the FB and gobbies before he was ready. The water flooding was just co-incidental.
I just wish you could make silver crossbows.
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Re: Is Shallow Metal far more important than Deep Metal?
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2015, 08:17:38 am »

I tried making everything silver, from hammer weapon traps to hammerdwarves, but an unexpected flood when trying to create a waterfall in the dining room came in tandem with an organic fire-breathing FB in the first cavern layer.

And then the goblins came.

I didn't even have time to set up a barracks.

The silver is responsible for this How?

The smell of silver is widely known to be irresistible to flaming and dusty FBs, as well as goblins.
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Re: Is Shallow Metal far more important than Deep Metal?
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2015, 09:38:19 am »

I tried making everything silver, from hammer weapon traps to hammerdwarves, but an unexpected flood when trying to create a waterfall in the dining room came in tandem with an organic fire-breathing FB in the first cavern layer.

And then the goblins came.

I didn't even have time to set up a barracks.

The silver is responsible for this How?
Most likely the high value of the silver weaponry attracted the FB and gobbies before he was ready. The water flooding was just co-incidental.
I just wish you could make silver crossbows.

Me too.  Your crossbow dwarves would be unstoppable as they bash and shoot Gobbos.

Making crossbows from said gobbos will have to do.
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Re: Is Shallow Metal far more important than Deep Metal?
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2015, 12:42:51 pm »

You could add the [ITEMS_WEAPON_RANGED] tag to silver and just go on with your day. Ironically I do that to Aluminum cause it's so light weight.
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Re: Is Shallow Metal far more important than Deep Metal?
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2015, 01:07:51 pm »

You could add the [ITEMS_WEAPON_RANGED] tag to silver and just go on with your day. Ironically I do that to Aluminum cause it's so light weight.

Lots of times I made it so all metals are usable for weapons.

Masterwork Platinum Warhammers, anyone?
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Re: Is Shallow Metal far more important than Deep Metal?
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2015, 09:27:10 pm »

I tried making everything silver, from hammer weapon traps to hammerdwarves, but an unexpected flood when trying to create a waterfall in the dining room came in tandem with an organic fire-breathing FB in the first cavern layer.

And then the goblins came.

I didn't even have time to set up a barracks.

The silver is responsible for this How?

Should sig that.
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The silver is responsible for this How?

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Re: Is Shallow Metal far more important than Deep Metal?
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2015, 09:29:14 pm »

I tried making everything silver, from hammer weapon traps to hammerdwarves, but an unexpected flood when trying to create a waterfall in the dining room came in tandem with an organic fire-breathing FB in the first cavern layer.

And then the goblins came.

I didn't even have time to set up a barracks.

The silver is responsible for this How?

Should sig that.

I would be honored to have said something worthy of sigging.
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Re: Is Shallow Metal far more important than Deep Metal?
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2015, 09:40:39 pm »


Masterwork Platinum Warhammers, anyone?
Part of my standard setup is 'likes warhammers'=smith and a nugget or two of platinum on embark.  Its like the enemy is made of explodium.
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