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amade

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Stunned miners
« on: December 31, 2008, 08:29:59 am »

Every now and then I'd notice my miners walking around while being stunned at the same time. By right, they shouldn't be walking if they're stunned. What's more mysterious is I can't figure out what's causing them to be stunned, they weren't fighting nor did they fall off a z-level or are injured. They're just stunwalking, and it seems to only affect my miners.

Apart from having the stun status effect displayed they don't seem to be actually affected by it. Apart from the mild annoyance from seeing them stunned I'm not really bothered about it but I'm also wondering if anyone else have had similar occurrences before or know what's causing it to happen.
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Re: Stunned miners
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008, 08:56:27 am »

Do you have any spiders on your map? I know GCS has a stun/paralizing bite, and I've been told that the lesser vermin types of spiders do too.  Tho that wouldnt explain why they are walking *shrugs*
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Re: Stunned miners
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008, 09:12:13 am »

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Re: Stunned miners
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008, 09:55:55 am »

Regular cave spiders bite you too

Unfortunately the venom never wears off and the antivenom doesn't work eyt. Brilliant design huh?  :P
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Re: Stunned miners
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2008, 10:07:35 am »

Hmm, well my miners seem to be walking around at top speed without hauling anything and there aren't any cave spiders on my map. The stun effect just randomly shows up even as I watch my miners go about their jobs.
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Re: Stunned miners
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2008, 10:23:07 am »

Do you channel?

Sometimes, especially when channelling near ramps, miners will fall down a square that vanishes right beneath their feet, thus stunning them for a short while.
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Re: Stunned miners
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2008, 10:30:27 am »

Do they get stunned when they walk outside? It might be cave adaption.
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Re: Stunned miners
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2008, 10:42:42 am »

Do they get stunned when they walk outside? It might be cave adaption.

You're right, it's cave adaptation. Cheers! I checked their profiles and indeed they were irritated by the sun although they weren't vomiting. The wiki didn't mention that getting stunned is also a side-effect of cave-adaptation.
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Re: Stunned miners
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2008, 03:41:08 pm »

The wiki has been updated. Do you have more details I can add? Are they also vomiting? Can you check again to see if their speed is not affected?
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Re: Stunned miners
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2008, 06:24:27 pm »

I would like to add that once upon a time (this version though...40d) i forgot how to collapse multiple layers, and had the dwarves channeling the top without a support. The resulting fall managed to knock the left eyeball out of both of their heads  ;D.

They occasionally became stunned, presumable from the pain.
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Re: Stunned miners
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2008, 06:49:29 pm »

The wiki has been updated. Do you have more details I can add? Are they also vomiting? Can you check again to see if their speed is not affected?

I'll keep that in mind, but it would be a while before cave adaptation sets back in I suppose, it just so happens that my miners hadn't been exposed to sunlight for long periods 'cos I had a big project going on in my lowest dungeon which is why I'm seeing my dwarfs get cave adaptation for the first time in this fortress :-P
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