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King Mir

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Re: Future of the Fortress
« Reply #1710 on: April 09, 2017, 01:12:32 am »

I think it's one of the happy side effect of controlling a race of not-quite-humans. The bugs in their behavior can be attributed to them being dwarves not humans, giving them personality. It also allows for better narrative, because they can be big drama queens and everyone is ok with that.

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Re: Future of the Fortress
« Reply #1711 on: April 09, 2017, 05:01:19 am »

Not everyone.
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Re: Future of the Fortress
« Reply #1712 on: April 10, 2017, 01:46:28 am »

Not everyone.
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Re: Future of the Fortress
« Reply #1713 on: April 10, 2017, 03:06:12 am »

How fleeting life is...I must withdraw!
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Re: Future of the Fortress
« Reply #1714 on: April 10, 2017, 07:02:03 am »

It was inevitable.
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« Reply #1715 on: April 13, 2017, 10:17:35 am »

With the addition of Museum areas, will there be archaeologists that come and visit your fortress if you have a museum?
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« Reply #1716 on: April 13, 2017, 04:35:37 pm »

With the addition of Museum areas, will there be archaeologists that come and visit your fortress if you have a museum?
Museums are rooms for displaying your artifact socks in the new display cases. Like statue gardens. They'll add to the reputation of the fortress, and keep residents happy.

If they're old artifacts, they probably don't belong to you and will more likely attract an irate army than a curious archeologist. Besides, archeologists don't exist yet,  historians do though.
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« Reply #1717 on: April 13, 2017, 09:18:17 pm »

1. Will it be possible for gods to disguise themselves as mortals and test real mortals and bless/curse them depending on how they do?
2. Would it be possible for magic in some worlds to be affected by a person's emotions? Like more strong/unstable when in an intense emotional state?
3. Would it be possible through magical means for a mortal to acquire godlike power?
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« Reply #1718 on: April 13, 2017, 09:57:25 pm »

If our fortress were to somehow discover the location of a vault, could we send a squad to steal its slab? Would the corresponding demon of the slab become quite fixated on destroying our fortress if word spread that we had their slab?
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« Reply #1719 on: April 13, 2017, 10:03:54 pm »

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You stand a good chance of having that question be missed. I don't think there's much point in spoiler tags on a thread discussing the actual development of the game. May as well spoiler-tag the entire forum during the mythgen update.
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« Reply #1720 on: April 13, 2017, 10:20:37 pm »

Yeah, that's a good point.
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Re: Future of the Fortress
« Reply #1721 on: April 14, 2017, 09:51:17 am »

1. Will it be possible for gods to disguise themselves as mortals and test real mortals and bless/curse them depending on how they do?
2. Would it be possible for magic in some worlds to be affected by a person's emotions? Like more strong/unstable when in an intense emotional state?
3. Would it be possible through magical means for a mortal to acquire godlike power?


Those things aren't necessarily planned for this release. Not talked about in detail for first pass at myth gen either. So these follow into the rabbit hole of "Sounds good. No timeline."
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Re: Future of the Fortress
« Reply #1722 on: April 14, 2017, 11:00:48 am »

Is there anything in this next release that's kind of trivial but you're really looking forward to see live? Like a small addition or bug-fix that you wanted to do for a while and finally had the chance to?
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Re: Future of the Fortress
« Reply #1723 on: April 14, 2017, 01:52:27 pm »

As far as the discoveries and scholarship system goes: Are there any plans for actively harmful discoveries? E.g. bloodletting which can end up harming your Dwarves, or a philosophy of nihilism which ends up making them morose if they think about it? Or even Lovecraft-style Forbidden Knowledge which drives the reader insane?
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Re: Future of the Fortress
« Reply #1724 on: April 14, 2017, 05:54:49 pm »

As far as the discoveries and scholarship system goes: Are there any plans for actively harmful discoveries? E.g. bloodletting which can end up harming your Dwarves, or a philosophy of nihilism which ends up making them morose if they think about it? Or even Lovecraft-style Forbidden Knowledge which drives the reader insane?

This sounds exactly like the beginning of a non-magical rehash of the "can we randomly learn spells that blow up the whole fort" argument. Do we really need a long derail on the relative merits of giving the RNG the ability to drive scholars insane?
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