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muldrake

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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10695 on: February 24, 2020, 02:00:52 pm »

Yeah, I didn't even read the combat logs correctly. The mayor was never bit and never transformed, it was an entire other pair of dorfs who, well, I'm gonna be honest, they tore the whole fortress apart. They were, somehow, so much stronger than the wereelk that sired them. Sam and Dean Winchester could not have killed this pair of wereelk farmers. RIP Bonevault.

Hooved weres are absolutely brutal.  In my current fort, a werezebra appeared.  I thought how tough could one of these be and delayed closing the gate to let a couple dwarves get in.  In the few ticks in between pulling the lever and the gate closing the thing got in.  25/26 dwarves dead in seconds.  Wtf man?

Luckily a mopey dwarf who later lost his mind survived long enough for migrants to show up.  The migrants immediately got killed by a magma man, something I'd never seen in years of playing the game.  The wiki says they're "exceptionally rare" so this ordinarily might have been fun.  Again, the lunatic was left alive.  In an amusing moment, after killing my fort for the second time in a year, the magma man went and picked a fight with a wild yak bull.  The bull one shotted its head clean off.

Now, a couple years later, with the population of my fort just barely recovered and the dead bodies from last time not even fully interred, another werezebra showed up.  Luckily I accidentally timed the lever pulling just perfectly, and because I had the trade depot in an airlock, with one gate to the outside and one gate between the depot and the fort, I trapped the beast in the depot.  I guess I have siege insurance now.
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Deus Machina

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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10696 on: February 25, 2020, 11:55:25 am »

I haven't dealt with aquifers for years. Like the thought of the 'light aquifers'.
Didn't realize they also spread water down.
So now I'm force to relocate my initial workshops and temporary dorms.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10697 on: February 26, 2020, 03:47:25 am »

Told my dwarfs to open up my fort after a siege had been pulverised by my Kruggsmash inspired minecart traps. As a steady stream of dwarfs dutifully marched around collecting all the goblinite I realized the job on the front door lever had been set to repeat; half a dozen haulers had already been pancaked and a couple more thrown violently around the hallway.

Before that there were the dwarfs who got stuck on the wrong side of that same bridge at the start of the siege and had no choice but to christen the trap corridor themselves (no survivors), before that there were the accidents in my river diversion program (3 drowned miners and a baby), and then before all of this I had my entire military of 5 dwarves (only competent/skilled but fully armed and armored) get wiped out by some kind of undead axe wielding "Crypt hunter" who came to steal an artifact.

Its a good time to be in the slab and coffin business
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