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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10575 on: March 14, 2019, 03:29:31 pm »


Lesson: Cave adaptation is dangerous.

Yup. After learning this the hard way (more than once), I nearly always make sure my tavern gets sunlight.
or the entryway takes several days to cross.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10576 on: March 16, 2019, 05:07:43 am »

When I cant figure out where to check what the dwarf with a strange mood wants... And then just by a chance u build a craftsdwarf workshop and the dwarf starts occupying it

just to go berserk and attack a kid and then get sloughtered

And now one of my dwarves is sleeping on a pile with around 40 dead cropses... After being incredibly horryfied about 40 times

Then one gave a birth to a baby, transformed into a werepig and killed it : /
« Last Edit: March 17, 2019, 05:23:23 pm by Matrixar »
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10577 on: March 18, 2019, 08:10:10 pm »

Just in case you hadn't looked it up, workshops are determined by a dwarf's highest crafting-related skill. If they don't have a crafting skill, they take over a basic crafting workshop and make some sort of trinket.

Once in the workshop the building can be examined with Q to get a list of their demands when they're stuck. The countdown to insanity also apparently resets every time they successfully collect an item or claim a building, so it's possible to string a mooded dwarf along for a very long time when you lack an item they want.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10578 on: March 20, 2019, 01:37:20 am »

Starting a new fortress. I set up a pasture zone out front for the water buffaloes that pulled the wagon, then moved on to my next task. After a while I notice that the water buffaloes are still inside my fortress in the placeholder meeting area, increasingly hungry. Huh? But I told you toŚ oh, I forgot to designate which animals go in this pasture. My mistake. Starve no more, buffaloes!
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10579 on: March 25, 2019, 06:21:00 pm »

Year 7 autosave and game keeps crashing, but refuse for DAYS of reloads to roll back cause I finally gots 30 marksdwarfs to equip/station/successfully get into minecarts for the 339 tile long powered roller coaster ride encircling the 500 gobbos coming up the 40z circuler ramp. There will never be better timing.
Finally in rage I say F you to whole DF game file.

Three days later I realize recycle bin hadn't been emptied since I got back into DF last month and had 120 gig of deleted embark gens, but no out of HD space notifications during crashs, which also meant there wasnt room for DF game file when I raged it.

Urist forgot to dump the hard drive stockpile.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10580 on: March 25, 2019, 07:19:56 pm »

Ouch.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10581 on: March 29, 2019, 08:56:47 pm »

I realized that my dwarves weren't harvesting, so I thought there was something wrong with them that I needed to vent about in Note to Urist. Then I checked my standing orders.

Oops.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10582 on: March 29, 2019, 10:01:35 pm »

I needed to vent about in Note to Urist. Then I checked my standing orders.

Note to Overseer...
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10583 on: April 18, 2019, 03:27:29 pm »

I recently had a Dwarf settlement started with one pickaxe and while attempting to channel off of a stream managed to get this Dwarf killed... Barely started so onto attempt 12 to get my dwarves self sustaining.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10584 on: May 04, 2019, 07:42:45 am »

Just read about crops after playing for years and realized only 1 of the underground 6 is edible with no processing required...

http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/DF2014:Crop

It did inspire me to get into the textile / paper industries more though.

So a goblin siege arrives, I retract a bridge to force them to swim around - delaying them while my surface dwarves get inside.  While they go inside I'll just work on digging out the lower rooms of the fort some more to make more underground farms. 

Some time later in the notification window:
Urist cancels construct bag, interrupted by a goblin hammerman.

Oops, I never did go back up and order that lever pulled once the dwarves got inside.  Now 40+ goblins are in the main stairway.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2019, 11:49:18 am by Schmaven »
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10585 on: May 20, 2019, 12:27:24 pm »

It took a long time for me to figure out that a squad cannot train without a barracks. Good thing no sieges happened.

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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10586 on: May 25, 2019, 04:23:56 pm »

Oh hey I can use autodump to get rid of all those large clothing items clogging the bedrooms!
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10587 on: May 25, 2019, 08:40:49 pm »

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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10588 on: May 26, 2019, 12:10:55 am »

i knew about that one! but this wasn't owned items it was junk from a randgen fortress i'd reclaimed. currently i'm using it to move goblinite to a convenient location near the smelters on a diff fortress.

[edit]also i really hope it saves properly cuz i did a dumb and started to open the sims without closing and saving DF first.
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After the fire had burned down all of the wooden next boxes on the surface, Mottled Petrel was reluctant to replace them with more wooden nest boxes. Instead, he placed the remaining store of wooden nest boxes in the dormitory for any aspiring koopa mothers.

The nest boxes were immediately overrun by helmet snakes.

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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10589 on: May 26, 2019, 07:28:29 am »

i knew about that one! but this wasn't owned items it was junk from a randgen fortress i'd reclaimed. currently i'm using it to move goblinite to a convenient location near the smelters on a diff fortress.

[edit]also i really hope it saves properly cuz i did a dumb and started to open the sims without closing and saving DF first.

If you didn't close it, you can click it in the bottom area (taskbar?) and then save and close. I don't think opening something closes you out.
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