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Shonai_Dweller

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Re: Future of the Fortress
« Reply #840 on: August 30, 2018, 04:07:44 am »

Do you think it would effect the schedule /donations if you just took an extended holiday every August?
I know the forums would cope.

Hope everything gets a little more bearable soon!
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« Reply #841 on: August 30, 2018, 04:58:23 am »

If dwarf fortress has taught me anything, it is that by studiously lighting yourself on fire you can become immune to any ailment.

Have you looked into getting a proper AC?  If you only use it during the smoke season, it shouldn't cost that much to run and should make life much more bearable.
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Only vaguely. Made of the same substance and put to the same use, but a bit like comparing a castle and a doublewide trailer.

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Re: Future of the Fortress
« Reply #842 on: August 30, 2018, 07:49:04 am »

I hope no-one would begrudge him taking a couple of months holiday during the worst weather if he wants to do that. Or just letting everyone know it's bad at a particular time of year and that things will be more quiet and slower than usual should be enough.
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« Reply #843 on: August 30, 2018, 09:01:12 am »

If dwarf fortress has taught me anything, it is that by studiously lighting yourself on fire you can become immune to any ailment.

Have you looked into getting a proper AC?  If you only use it during the smoke season, it shouldn't cost that much to run and should make life much more bearable.

Last year I asked him about getting an AC and he thought it wouldn't be so useful to use it just a couple weeks for year. However smoke is a lot worse than heat and AC could help with a proper set up.

A vacation on August could work also. Everyone deserves vacations, Toady even more so.

Best wishes on the grandma recovery.
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Re: Future of the Fortress
« Reply #844 on: August 30, 2018, 11:12:33 am »

Hope things go well for you, and that your grandmother will be alright.

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Re: Future of the Fortress
« Reply #845 on: August 30, 2018, 08:31:57 pm »

That's not a question. Should it be green? Or does green mean "I am saying this to Toady and not just responding to another post"?
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Re: Future of the Fortress
« Reply #846 on: August 30, 2018, 11:19:11 pm »

It's a threat. You see, the green denotes a question. Therefore, he is asserting that he is unsure if they will be alright, and the "hope" is a clear indicator that he intends to extort Toady for his valuables.
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Re: Future of the Fortress
« Reply #847 on: August 31, 2018, 07:29:18 am »

extort Toady for his valuables giant desert scorpions.
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« Reply #848 on: August 31, 2018, 10:32:02 am »

The giant desert scorpions he keeps locked away is clearly EXTREMELY valuable. This man intends to be a Prometheus figure to us, stealing fire from the gods. But the fire is scorpions.
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Re: Future of the Fortress
« Reply #849 on: August 31, 2018, 03:57:48 pm »

Because if I express concern for a smol squishy biped fellow human being they will be less likely to hoard scorpions? XP

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Re: Future of the Fortress
« Reply #850 on: August 31, 2018, 04:14:04 pm »

How much do you think you'll address stability issues before the big wait?
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PlumpHelmetMan

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« Reply #851 on: August 31, 2018, 04:58:32 pm »

Kind of a vague question. Stability of what specifically? He's already been working on stabilizing a number of features over the course of this development cycle.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2018, 05:42:15 pm by PlumpHelmetMan »
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« Reply #852 on: August 31, 2018, 05:57:19 pm »

How much do you think you'll address stability issues before the big wait?
If you're talking about crashes, make sure they actually happen in vanilla df before you report them (don't forget that starter packs are almost always not vanilla df). I find the game to be completely stable right now in that sense.
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« Reply #853 on: September 01, 2018, 05:22:48 am »

What are your thoughts about how much information should be given to the player about what's going on inside the dwarves heads? I can guess why numeric values aren't given, but right now there are cases where you have a very stressed dwarf with no apparent big issues in their thoughts and identifying the stress source/s involves a lot of guessing based on how the system works right now. On the other hand, all this could be intended if the player shouldn't be able to know everything about their dwarves.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2018, 06:39:30 am by Tinnucorch »
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Shonai_Dweller

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« Reply #854 on: September 01, 2018, 05:43:38 am »

What are your thoughts about how much information should be given to the player about what's going on inside the dwarves heads? I can guess why numeric values aren't given, but right now there are cases where you have a very stressed dwarf with no apparent big issues in their thoughts and identifying the stress source/s involves a lot of guessing based on how the system works right now. On the other hand, all this could be intended if the player shouldn't be able to know everything about their dwarves.
The current system isn't working or complete. It's not meant to be micromanagement hell once it's done.
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