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Author Topic: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress  (Read 1377669 times)

Felius

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Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« on: April 20, 2009, 09:10:01 pm »

Well, to share the face palming moment you had. To qualify it's must be something that when you saw it you facepalmed in your own stupidity/obliviousness...

Well, to start, mine:
I have been building a out of the mountain wall to encircle the entrance and work for the outside needs of my dwarves. Ok, after I had built the entire wall, the second store floors, a barracks over the main gate, etc. I finally discover that, well, you can built constructions more than one tile at a time. Yes, after building a few hundred tiles with painstakingly micromanagement, I discover that I could have done that with a tenth of the work...
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 09:18:02 pm »

For awhile I was oblivious to the mass forbid/dump/melt features; I spent more time with the game paused after a siege marking stuff than the siege lasted.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 09:18:57 pm »

discovering the d->b menu.

oh god, the finger-destroying ages spent with the k tool manually dumping individual stones

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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 09:42:01 pm »

discovering the d->b menu.

oh god, the finger-destroying ages spent with the k tool manually dumping individual stones

Oh man same here for me.

I remember digging out a large room, and then sighing as I would press 'k' then I'd press right, D, right, D, right, D etc etc until i marked like 200 stones for dumping.

Then someone showed me mass dumping...  I love that man.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009, 09:46:09 pm »

Figuring out the caging system, but only after two Ogre-related incidents. Apparently dwarves living off of -dwarven ale- and +dwarven ale roast+ don't have the cognitive skills to realize that they can't transfer a raging Ogre from cage to cage by hand. I've been a lot more careful with similar tasks since....
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 10:41:19 pm »

I had a HUGE defense for a siege. When one had occurred, I locked the gates and set up defense. I didn't notice the opening that connected my fortress to my farm. :(

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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 10:49:02 pm »

After I designated the entire first underground level on my ice castle (including the moat) then realizing that the left side was 1 tile to the left.
Also: the mass designating menu saved me so much freaking time (also the UKMH keys)
...and forgetting to unforbid the seed that was stuck in the door that let in a siege kill half my fortress   :'(
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2009, 10:50:15 pm »

discovering the d->b menu.

oh god, the finger-destroying ages spent with the k tool manually dumping individual stones
AUUUUUUGH
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2009, 10:50:56 pm »

When I figured out that I could use my mouse for designating things...
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2009, 11:21:49 pm »

I haven't figured out how to do that yet.  :P
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2009, 11:22:29 pm »

When I noticed I could give orders to my dwarves NOT to run into goblin arrows, trying to get their equipment.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2009, 11:43:29 pm »

Hehe, you think those mass designation facepalms are bad...

Used to be you literally could not do that. The feature did not exist.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2009, 01:13:46 am »

causing a cave-in over a magma pipe to 'see what happens' then found out 10 z levels down that I had dug right up along the magma pipe, and the cave-in punctured the roof through all that magma, which sent red hot death flowing through my living quarters
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2009, 01:19:35 am »

Deciding to sell a captured Dragon (stored next to my booze stockpile) to the Elves for kicks.

Yeahh.

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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2009, 01:35:49 am »

Hehe, you think those mass designation facepalms are bad...

Used to be you literally could not do that. The feature did not exist.

This.


Oh the pain. :(
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