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Author Topic: The quest to weaponize everything!  (Read 1452 times)

Atarlost

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Re: The quest to weaponize everything!
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2016, 04:35:30 pm »

As for weaponized floodgates, I just found thanks to a cyclop that they make pretty effective passive building destroyer traps. The unfortunate experiment involved a half finished drowning chamber, a wandering cyclop and a chute (intended as a sink down to the caverns). The beast destroyed the floodgate and got washed into the hole; only question now is how to plug an aquifer-fed waterfall without access to magma...

If there's undug rock or soil above you can cave a tile of it into the chute, build a new floodgate after it, and then channel it out from above to reopen.  Just make sure there's a wall under where you do the drop or you'll flood whatever's underneath. 

Or you could build a pump stack from the magma sea. 
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ReynTheLord

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Re: The quest to weaponize everything!
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2016, 04:42:33 pm »

I've been abusing the fuck  outta cage traps.
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