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Author Topic: Dwarf Fortress is comming to Steam  (Read 4255 times)

Sorg

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Intelligent is a strong word to use around DF.
you're lucky it wasn't an adventurer.  I've heard they can bash your skull in by throwing water at you.  UNDERWATER

Jostino

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Shonai_Dweller

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Re: Dwarf Fortress is comming to Steam
« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2019, 11:41:34 pm »

*rant*

I hope they clean up that description on Steam somewhat.

Optional Adventurer Mode!
Optional Legends Mode!

What about Adventurer mode as opposed to, say, Fortress mode makes it "Optional"? Like some add in unrelated DLC. It's a key feature of the game. There are at least a few in here who'd like to throw in "Optional Fortress Mode!" following the same logic

This whole, "Dwarf Fortress is a fortress simulator with some other unrelated things that no-one uses (like a simulated world with hundreds of years of history, and a roguelike which allows you to explore and take part in that world)" thing is really detrimental to trying to explain what the game is about and understanding why development is happening like it is (and answering, "where are the goblins!" questions).

Plenty of games simulate fortress management (with better graphics and modern UI). Plenty of games are roguelike adventures. Very few give you both and a unique world to play them in.

Yeah, Adventurer's not as developed right now. But by the time Steam is released it'll have parties, pets and everything Villains to play with. By the time of the Big Wait there'll be even more.

It's only as "Optional" as any other feature in the game. "Optional Cheesemaking!"...

*End rant*
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Cruxador

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Re: Dwarf Fortress is comming to Steam
« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2019, 02:56:42 pm »

*rant*
I mean, the bullet points there are poorly written, but if you scroll down it's a lot better. And this is a kitfox thing rather than a bay12 thing, so your best bet is probably messaging Victoria in the kitfox discord. Really they just ought to replace those two bullet points with something more adequately reflecting how the modes work.
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Flying Teasets

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Re: Dwarf Fortress is comming to Steam
« Reply #49 on: March 23, 2019, 06:59:40 pm »

It is terrifying. It is sad but not unexpected.
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