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kemoT

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Sieges
« on: December 03, 2015, 12:29:05 pm »

Got my first siege today. Late autumn, 2nd year, 97 dwarfs (including one bard who petitioned to join the fort, thanks Toady!). Not sure if this is intended:
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Yeah, that's right, almost 100 invaders, mounts and trolls too. Good that I have a bridge.
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Re: Sieges
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2015, 12:36:52 pm »

Got my first siege today. Late autumn, 2nd year, 97 dwarfs (including one bard who petitioned to join the fort, thanks Toady!). Not sure if this is intended:
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Yeah, that's right, almost 100 invaders, mounts and trolls too. Good that I have a bridge.

Well, sometimes you don't get to choose your opposition. I think this should be behaviour we expect. They're an aggressive race! That said. That is a lot of things to kill for 97 dorfs. Time to start building battlements for your crossdwarves.
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Re: Sieges
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2015, 12:39:05 pm »

Got my first siege today. Late autumn, 2nd year, 97 dwarfs (including one bard who petitioned to join the fort, thanks Toady!). Not sure if this is intended:
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Yeah, that's right, almost 100 invaders, mounts and trolls too. Good that I have a bridge.

Well, sometimes you don't get to choose your opposition. I think this should be behaviour we expect. They're an aggressive race! That said. That is a lot of things to kill for 97 dorfs. Time to start building battlements for your crossdwarves.
I'm just surprised that they became THAT aggressive. Seems like I'll have a lot of FUN in this version  :D.
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Re: Sieges
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2015, 01:24:29 pm »

One thing that's new is a parameter to limit how large sieging forces are allowed to be, so you can tone it down if you want to. I don't find the force you're getting to be unusual in numbers compared to a "mature" 0.40.24 siege: they usually were between 40 and 100, - 2 times per year. The first one tended to be only 10, though. And, of course, I've yet to see a mount myself, but it looks like that's going to change.
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Re: Sieges
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2015, 03:59:41 pm »

PRAISE ARMOK, THERE ARE SIEGES

That kind of size was pretty normal in 0.34. Things were far, far too quiet in 0.40. Just wait em out and they should leave.

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2015, 04:12:20 pm »

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2015, 05:29:35 pm »

Maybe Toady was like oh you want some more sieges? WELL HERE ARE YOUR FREAKIN SIEGES!
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2015, 05:55:20 pm »

Maybe Toady was like oh you want some more sieges? WELL HERE ARE YOUR FREAKIN SIEGES!

You get a seige! And you get a seige! Everyone gets a siege!
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2015, 12:22:26 pm »

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Re: Sieges
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2015, 06:21:07 pm »

They're back!
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Re: Sieges
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2015, 07:30:16 pm »

That weird moment when you are actually happy for the goblins to be back at your doorstep/bridge/hatch/open hole/death trap.
...and moments (and a few bearded corpses) later one probably starts to regret all that.


So, sieges and lots of new stuff? Guess I'll have to get me a new fortress running soon, hopefully it will be more exciting than Violentlash - even if it might not last as long.


But yes, 100 invaders is nothing especially special, especially considering that you are also counting their pets and mounts, but I love seeing mounted goblins; I hadn't seen a single mounted goblin siege in .24 (and I saw many, many sieges over a long time), only the elves that I pissed off arrived on mounts.
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