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Author Topic: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress  (Read 1391207 times)

Skorpion

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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2009, 01:07:41 pm »

Mass designations.

Mass constructions.

Mass stone selections for constructions.

Realising I had a horrendously complex water-powered system for pumping water and magma with lots of levers and pumps and no idea what did what.

When I discovered I could colour-code workshops.

Miasma avoidance through OUTDOOR BUTCHERY.

That my current fort was running out of booze because I just wasn't making enough plants.
Running out of barrels because I was making too many plants and prepared meals.

Making soap and realising that it's virtually useless.

Realising that playing DF was painful because I'd dislocated a finger at karate training.
(This usually happens every few weeks. I've discovered I can knock them back into joint by holding them right and flexing the finger. It goes crunch quietly and it suddenly moves easier and less painfully.)
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2009, 01:32:09 pm »

A siege occurs; I decree that only soldiers can go outside.

Every plebe dwarf three squares from the entrance runs further outside and has their legs broken and dogs murdered by hammergoblins.

I guess if dwarves are already outside they don't think to run inside past all the cage traps they put in for just this purpose.

It is for this reason that I read 'Fisherdwarf' as 'Lone Victim'.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2009, 01:42:18 pm »

discovering the d->b menu.

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

Same :)

just had a face-palm moment after finding that out right now! :o
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2009, 01:46:50 pm »

Digging into a river during the winter (THROUGH my fortress), then forgetting to build a wall again to keep the water in the brook. I didn't notice until I got spammed the "Urist McHauler cancels (whatever): Dangerous terrain." Of course, at the same time, I also figured out that bauxite floodgates with rhyolite mechanisms work great! Until you open them, that is. At that point, my fortress was getting flooded with two liquids from opposite ends. I thought that deserved a facepalm with both hands at once.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2009, 02:53:18 pm »

That Tower Caps only grow when you have a river.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2009, 03:03:43 pm »

 Shift+Move on a designation cursor must take into account the tile the cursor is already on.

 A good 300+ stone wall had to be moved after THAT mistake.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2009, 03:38:00 pm »

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d->b->m lets you designate an area where all meltable objects will be designated for melting. likewise, d->b->d will dump all objects in a garbage dump

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When I figured out that I could use my mouse for designating things...
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Wait, you can use the mouse with DF?
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oh god, the finger-destroying ages spent with the k tool manually dumping individual stones
Dumping stones? What's that mean?
Press i, designate an area (end with enter), then you can choose what the area is. g selects garbage dump, and if you select stones for dumping, they will get moved to that area instead of litter your stockpile rooms and whatnot.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2009, 03:50:56 pm »

I lost my 2nd fortress due to dehydration because I didn't know about designating drinking zones.

It was a pretty good start too. :(

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I also felt really dumb when I had very little food and drink in my fortress, but could easily see a ton that was unclaimed. Turns out I forgot to reset (O)rders back to picking them up again.

My stocks tripled after the facepalming.

BTW- there was an incident that required me to forbid or something, or it auto-forbade things once made or something. My head was buried in my desk in shame.

(And please, don't ask about my first fort.)
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2009, 04:17:19 pm »

discovering that wells could be more than one z-level deep. had one fort with a rather nice aqueduct system in one fort going up three z-levels

Wait... What?

*Facepalm*
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2009, 04:24:24 pm »

When i realized booze exploded...
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2009, 05:29:07 pm »

Here is my most recent face plant moment.

I have made 5 attempts at building a 35 to 40 level obsidian tower that is about 40x40 squares per level.  They always end with some disaster. 

My strategy is to hollow out my tower, and then fill one level at a time with lava, slowly building up a solid tower of obsidian that can then be dug out.

During my 4th attempt I decided that it would be easier to pump water from the bottom level of my fortress because the water pressure will keep the area under the pump filled so that the water pumps faster.

So I dig 23 levels down (23 40x40 levels!).  I build the infrastructure to re-route the river, and the pump house.  This takes about 2 years in game time.  I am essentially doing nothing else.

I then release the river only to realize that the water pressure which I was thinking would help me pump faster also fills my tower with water. 

So now I have 23 levels dug out, but 14 of them are filled with water.

Duh.

I am now on my 5th attempt.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2009, 05:37:11 pm »

you can built constructions more than one tile at a time.

What?  HOW?  o_o

Impending facepalm...
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2009, 07:03:13 pm »

Finding out just what those items in purple are on the trade screen.

Figuring out why I was losing masterpiece wood items when all my stockpiles were next to a magma pool.

Combating giant bats by stationing champion wrestlers adjacent to the chasm.

Using ramps to dig out a frozen aquifer.

you can built constructions more than one tile at a time.

What?  HOW?  o_o

When building walls and floors and the like, use uhkm to change dimensions.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2009, 07:38:20 pm »

First: Not reading up on water pressure. My well flooded all my sleeping dwarves.
Second: Giving Champion an Artifact Adamantine Axe and setting him to spar with a peasant
Third: Realizing Floodgates don't stop HFS
Fourth: Setting the order "Dwarves gather outside Refuse" when there were dozens of corpses near 2 GCS

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Re: Face Palm moments you had
« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2009, 07:41:04 pm »

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d->b->m lets you designate an area where all meltable objects will be designated for melting. likewise, d->b->d will dump all objects in a garbage dump

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When I figured out that I could use my mouse for designating things...
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Wait, you can use the mouse with DF?
Yes, but I find it rather useless myself, since you can't click-and-drag an area.
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oh god, the finger-destroying ages spent with the k tool manually dumping individual stones
Dumping stones? What's that mean?
Press i, designate an area (end with enter), then you can choose what the area is. g selects garbage dump, and if you select stones for dumping, they will get moved to that area instead of litter your stockpile rooms and whatnot.

Thanks!
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And now I feel like an idiot myself.  I really thought you were trying to poke fun at the earlier posters.  My extreme apologizes.
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