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Author Topic: Archcrystal: 450 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]  (Read 216829 times)

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Re: Archcrystal: 450 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #705 on: January 03, 2019, 02:00:09 pm »

God damn it I [love] this fortress.

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« Reply #706 on: January 04, 2019, 03:43:44 pm »

Thanks! Although living this fortress might be dangerous...

On a fun note, all of the beds just starting disintegrating

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Re: Archcrystal: 450 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #707 on: January 05, 2019, 03:24:23 pm »

Finally read through the fortress. Amazing little thing. This is the level of awesome I can only aspire to with my own projects.

On a fun note, all of the beds just starting disintegrating

This made me laugh much more than it probably should have.

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« Reply #708 on: January 05, 2019, 10:20:17 pm »

On a fun note, all of the beds just starting disintegrating
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« Reply #709 on: January 14, 2019, 05:35:34 am »

Sethatos, i love your narrative, hope you keep on writing and sharing stuff.

Also, insane gameplay, inspired me a lot!
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« Reply #710 on: January 15, 2019, 04:53:44 pm »

Sethatos, i love your narrative, hope you keep on writing and sharing stuff.

Also, insane gameplay, inspired me a lot!

Thanks so much!
 Iíll keep writing at least until it reaches 500 years because I have an ending in mind that Iíd like to write and hopefully it lasts long enough to reach it. Iím currently about a third of the way through turning the whole thing into a PDF which is taking a fair bit of time re writing certain chapters to flow better.
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« Reply #711 on: January 15, 2019, 05:44:03 pm »

On a fun note, all of the beds just starting disintegrating

#ArchcrystalProblems

There have been so many firsts in this fortress that it's become more of a test of long term game mechanics(In addition to an amazing story, of course). Speaking of which, have you checked with legends to see if writing & books have started popping up outside Archcrystal, as NCommander hypothesized back when he fixed the features in? That was almost a century ago and would be another first in DF. Just imagine, dwarves spreading literacy to the world, what could be more preposterous than that?
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« Reply #712 on: January 16, 2019, 12:54:08 pm »

Last I checked I didnít see any in legends expect the necromancer books from the towers. I also havenít had any scholars migrate to the fortress yet so I think maybe because thereís no other libraries in the world that they just have no where to study and write.
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Re: Archcrystal: 450 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #713 on: January 24, 2019, 06:14:16 am »

Thinking about registering here for a while now, but after i found this behind a link in the wiki (HFS), i decided to do so.
I salute you, you really have legendary patience, i also like the small storyline around what happens, you have enough skill for sure to write books in my opinion apart from the fortress.
Cheers  :)
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Re: Archcrystal: 450 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #714 on: January 25, 2019, 12:05:29 pm »

I like the narrative as well. Keep going :D
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« Reply #715 on: January 27, 2019, 07:47:18 am »

Been following this story for a couple of years now made an account to pay tribute to this thread, the magnificence of Archcrystal and Sethatos writing skills cant wait for a full pdf :D
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« Reply #716 on: January 31, 2019, 03:53:01 pm »

Aww thanks you guys! Means a lot when people like the narrative. Almost have the next chapter ready, will post it as soon as I can get a break from work and kids :)
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« Reply #717 on: February 06, 2019, 07:04:00 am »

Hey mate, brilliant fort you have here.

I've one question:

Having battled with and overcome various updates and their quirks, what can you recommend as the best methods of dealing with stressed out dwarves? Were there some which had better success than others?

Looking forward to the big 500!!
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« Reply #718 on: February 06, 2019, 03:15:57 pm »

Hey mate, brilliant fort you have here.

I've one question:

Having battled with and overcome various updates and their quirks, what can you recommend as the best methods of dealing with stressed out dwarves? Were there some which had better success than others?

Looking forward to the big 500!!

Thanks!

Stressed out dwarves in 44.12 are inevitable even with a maximum amount of creature comforts like fine meals, furniture, waterfalls, etc. And if a dwarf sees a dead body and then suddenly gets a trait that makes them "a nervous wreck" or similar to where they can't handle stress, then that dwarf is basically screwed. At that point I just wait until they either get so depressed that they die of thirst, or insane enough to commit a crime, then the fortress guard (who are surprisingly efficient at punching people in the upper spine) kill them with a beating.

Getting them to do creative things helps, like engraving and decorating. But the only way to make "a nervous wreck" dwarf recover from stress is if they get married and have kids, which right now you have to set up pre-honeymoon suites with a temp tavern in the middle for them to socialize in, and lock them in there for about a year. But that's a time consuming fix, and most of the time i just let the stressed out ones die. Occasionally, they will recover, if the nervous wreck trait gets replaced but that's pretty seldom too.
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« Reply #719 on: February 06, 2019, 03:46:34 pm »

Here's a good example of what I'm talking about. Lor should be a basket case by now, but having kids really spikes the joy-joys.

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