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Author Topic: The New Flagship of the Dwarven Empire: (Re: if you have something to add)  (Read 198558 times)

Sensei

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No, no structure can fly or land or move, only pancake- and caveins are turned off to prevent that, so it's totally static. There's drawbridges connecting it to the nearby land, to simulate landing. When he's done, he will pretend it can fly (and post awesome pics). It's basically a big model though.

But then anybody can go and pretend that they're doing cool stuff, even when they actually aren't doing so at all. That could lead to a lot of...rather strange stuff to occur...gameplay/story segregation FTL.

Well, the point of this is the awesome ship itself, as an object. There's even a thread with a "boat" in the hall of legends, so it's not like you can't make a good story out of it.


duuude....
make a large statue of bowser on the top deck.

also, make some obsidian-cast cannons.
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Also, why haven't you simply set up a total quarantine? In a year you could have done enough landscaping and wall building to never have to worry about goblins again. And yeah, I still think this warrants doing- abandon and reclaim to get more guys if you have to.
Well, if anything, I was trying to keep up a sort of story with the builders; or in this case "Cid" alone, and his story of this behemoth.

Basically, none of the original 7 thought of doing such things (as you could read from the earlier notes), they were simply engineers for the project. And to make matters worse, none of the "immigrants" sent to the site had any military experience, so the idea never came up. So yeah. They brought it on themselves.

Let's not forget the location itself. I was surprised it didn't get worse earlier; but the recent catastrophe hit me hard enough it made me stop playing for some time (not even working on another fort).

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You should probably create a seal-able bunker and maybe some pillboxes for defense. You obviously need a way to turtle down for these sieges.
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Ironically, Those implements were being worked on, and nearing a good enough level of completeness to be functional. That is, until I was triple-ambushed.

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Well whenever you get back to it, I'll go ahead and build a Dock for the Bloodfist.
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Hopefully I will be able to Build my Harbor soon...

Even thinking of having it build a sister ship if I get it up safely...

Epic location, all that is missing is Flux and Pitchblend I believe. That and a GCS...
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I appreciate that there's still interest in this project.

I'm going to be somewhat busy this week, but I'll see if I can find the time to do something with it.

I'll test what would work better. Hopefully, if I do get a reclaiming party in, the survivors will still be alive. Especially "Cid". He's our protagonist. We can't lose him.

Plus, it would also count as the latest arrival of backup that "Cid"'s been asking for for the past 2 years. I'll see how I can weave that into the story as well. What will be nice about it would be that I'll have a competent military that can build/rebuild the fort and it's defenses that were cancelled, and serve as a defense.

It's still my intention to keep the fort small and relatively unguarded (aside the mandatory tower or 2). You gotta remember, this is a project site. It's still up to "Cid" what to do with it. It's not a fortress, it's a building site (according to where it is on the map) at least a week away from the mountainhome of origin. Chosen because of the resources, and distance from home. Once finished, it can easily fly home in less than 1/8th of a day.
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Create it on Cid's arrival to the fact that some defense is needed in the construction of such a ship. You have had sieges and ambushes, so that means the Gobbos have discovered the construction site. It comes to Cid's attention that he will need to order some defense from the Mountain Home for help to finish the project...
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Walls in wild areas are common.  Don't be fooled, today's world would not have been possible without walls against the marauding animals and barbarian hordes.

You don't have to wall in the entire site, just your living area.  Leaving the Bloodfist "open" could make for epic boarding attempts by the goblins later.
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It's a shame you can't make metal fences, they're more the sort of thing you'd expect around a shipyard.
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Well, I took a crack at reclaiming, and everyone died upon reclaim (the original dwarves). Basically, no storyteller, and a bunch of newbies at their crafts (and no appraisal), outside of military skill; and clothing and such all over the place, yet the structure is still intact.

I did gain 70 dwarfs besides that, and all of them are alive and well, despite some batmen and such possessing the outpost.

I still have the original save with the last of the 7 though. I'll see if they can recover regardless.

From the looks of it, I'll probably keep both as parallel realities.
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Re: The new flagship of the Dwarven Empire: (Megaproject In Progress)
« Reply #221 on: November 05, 2009, 07:17:39 am »

What can I say? I'm the dwarven Jules Verne. BTW, I'd like to see anyone develop a weapon capable of reaching this HFS (Huge F***ing Ship).

Oh, that's easy.  Create another, similar ship with a series of open bomb bays on the bottom.  Have them, say, 3x5 with a bridge built partway through to make them 2x5, then order construction of floors in the 1x3 center part of the bay.  I'm pretty sure that floors won't 'attach' to bridges, so it should cause an immediate collapse that sends a unit of stone hurtling downward, and if their ship happens to be above yours at the time, that would punch a hole in you.
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As a 10000+ view benchmark reward, I just refined the OP to make it a hell of alot easier to navigate and read through.

Didn't take too much effort, aside from the linking.

As further reward for the popularity of this megaproject, I've been motivated to attempt to continue this from Cid, and the remaining team.

Unfortunately, I might have to use DF Companion to at least keep our storyteller alive and sane enugh to keep up with the updates; or at least, not die yet.

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TOO MANY DISTRACTIONS!!!!

I'll see what I can do to get something done either tonight or tomorrow.

I always have this crap happen at the worst times (or best times for me to work on it).
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Re: The New Flagship of the Dwarven Empire: (Megaproject Progress: SALVAGE OP!!!)
« Reply #223 on: December 04, 2009, 10:59:24 pm »


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Can I get a copy of your Blueprints???
I will be building one myself in My harbour. With a few differences...
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