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Morsigil

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Flashing name in Unit list
« on: December 01, 2009, 08:41:52 pm »

I'm using Mayday's tileset, and one of my dwarves' name is flashing in the unit list screen. What significance does this have?
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Jim Groovester

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Re: Flashing name in Unit list
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009, 08:42:46 pm »

He's reached legendary skill level. It's the highest displayed skill level, so the unit name flashes to let you know.
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Re: Flashing name in Unit list
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009, 08:44:45 pm »

He's reached legendary skill level. It's the highest displayed skill level, so the unit name flashes to let you know.

I was just coming back to report my new found understanding (via the forum search tool) and lock this thread, and you beat me to it.

Thanks for your attention. He's my legendary miner.
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Jim Groovester

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Re: Flashing name in Unit list
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009, 08:56:46 pm »

Just so you know, my choice of words was deliberate.

There are skill levels above legendary, but they aren't displayed. There are five levels above legendary, each improving how quickly work is done or improving the quality of items a dwarf produces. For miners, they just mine things out quicker.

Once they reach legendary +5, they stop gaining skill, but they continue to gain experience for their attributes, which are strength, agility, and toughness.

Read all about it on the wiki page for skill.
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Re: Flashing name in Unit list
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2009, 09:01:15 pm »

Ah. That's good information. I wasn't aware that there were skill levels above legendary. Thanks!
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Re: Flashing name in Unit list
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2009, 10:12:37 pm »

It only works for levels up to 20 for regular skills.

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Re: Flashing name in Unit list
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2009, 12:14:31 am »

Also, if a dwarf start flashingt really quickly between red and yellow, it does NOT mean that you've gat a legendary Woodcutter/mechanics :p.
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Re: Flashing name in Unit list
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2009, 05:33:35 pm »

If they're flashing blue, you may want to note the job written next to them, in case it's 'Drowning'.
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