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What actually makes DF great
« on: April 01, 2018, 08:08:45 am »

I just wanted to share a thought and see what you guys think.
For me what makes DF the best game ever is actually this community and otherwise it wouldn't really be that big of a thing.
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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 11:49:13 am »

Well, I wouldn't even know how to play without it. So, yeah.
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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 08:28:15 pm »

Well, I wouldn't even know how to play without it. So, yeah.

I used the wiki to learn it in one evening, but the wiki is made by the community, so yeah.
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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 08:38:03 pm »

The community wouldnt wiki if the game wasnt great, its not like they just grow up and stick with random games.

I think its the plump helmets are psychodelic.
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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2018, 10:15:29 pm »

It's a fort builder in ASCII. Flowing liquids and machinery are nice. It's still being actively developed, with procedural magic on the way.
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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2018, 10:26:42 pm »

It's free!
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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2018, 11:00:21 pm »

Adventure mode is the freest ascii RPG I have ever played.
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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2018, 04:06:15 am »

Well, for me it's endless possibilities for different playstyles, experimenting with the world and your fortress, challenging yourself. Deep involvement with stories of individual dwarves, which can be quite fascinating sometimes. Also, the ever-evolving nature of the game. And when you're tired of it, you can just build shit.
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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2018, 12:18:44 pm »

Because once you understand what you're looking at and how to interact with it, you can do any goddamn thing in the universe.
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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2018, 02:40:39 pm »

The stories and meaning people make out of a few inexplicable engravings of cheese, some very misguided and thirsty dwarf deciding to quench their thirst with magma, and epic sagas about soapmakers with spoons.

Its a already great and funny game with a greater scope for storytelling off-screen as well as on it (in literally transcribing a bunch of symbols 'talking' and 'fighting' with each other).
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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2018, 05:16:56 pm »

It's got to be the depth and the emergent story telling. The sheer love and depth that has gone into DF makes it so that you get that proper feel of a novel, and of an epic (an unusual and normally exclusive feels), of you witnessing moments in a living world. The worlds of DF are living in a manner that no other game has been able to match, from the stone layers to the tissue layers, from the personalities to the history, or even the great ecosystems and all the ways the great chain of causality affects gameplay. It's fucking beautiful to say the least, how much everything comes into consideration on every level of decision making. Before you make your first embark, thousands of years of history, millions of years of erosion, mineral deposition and other details of world generation have informed your decision to embark with seven Dwarves in that cliffside rich in limestone and limonite, within range of the world's civilizations.

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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2018, 11:05:25 pm »

Because once you understand what you're looking at and how to interact with it, you can do any goddamn thing in the universe.

Sounds like over-enthusiasm. You can't do everything in DF.
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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2018, 11:45:33 pm »

Because once you understand what you're looking at and how to interact with it, you can do any goddamn thing in the universe.

Sounds like over-enthusiasm. You can't do everything in DF.

Give it ten years :D
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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2018, 12:22:25 am »

Because once you understand what you're looking at and how to interact with it, you can do any goddamn thing in the universe.

Sounds like over-enthusiasm. You can't do everything in DF.

Give it ten years :D

Sure, you could do a lot in ten years, but you still can't do everything. Computers have limited memory.
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Re: What actually makes DF great
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2018, 06:32:27 am »

You can shoot a sparrow with a bow and arrow...
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