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psychologicalshock

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Mystery masterwork losses
« on: February 08, 2010, 02:57:15 pm »

My carpenter suffers a masterwork item lost every season and I know for a fact it's not that it's being stolen so I am sort of wondering wtf it is that's happening as I haven't been able to figure it out. Anyone have any clues?
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Jim Groovester

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Re: Mystery masterwork losses
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 03:07:10 pm »

My guess is fire snakes.

My guess is you have a bunch of bins next to a magma pipe. The bins are being destroyed by fire snakes.
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Re: Mystery masterwork losses
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010, 03:11:04 pm »

Could be floor engravings being ruined by vegetation, too.
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Re: Mystery masterwork losses
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 03:23:56 pm »

Could be floor engravings being ruined by vegetation, too.

That would affect your engraver, not your carpenter.

In addition to bins, you could also be having fire snake problems with your barrels.
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Re: Mystery masterwork losses
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010, 03:42:24 pm »

Assuming it is not something like the bins/barrels getting taken by the caravan, it comes down to destruction. Are you Atom Smashing anything? Do you have any custom reactions that use wood items?
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Jim Groovester

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Re: Mystery masterwork losses
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2010, 03:43:38 pm »

Trading away masterwork bins is not one of the causes of art defacement.
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You know, it's fucking uncanny how many times people scream that Jim is out to get them and has rallied the town to destroy them, like he's the head of some damn conspiracy theory or something.  I've learned to recognize this as something I call "The Jimbot Fallacy".

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Re: Mystery masterwork losses
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2010, 03:45:10 pm »

Could be floor engravings being ruined by vegetation, too.

That would affect your engraver, not your carpenter.

In addition to bins, you could also be having fire snake problems with your barrels.
Doh! Yeah, true that; I read masterwork lost every season, must have skipped the word carpenter completely.

It's odd that it's a seasonal loss though.
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Re: Mystery masterwork losses
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2010, 04:29:57 pm »

Are people dropping buckets somewhere? 
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psychologicalshock

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Re: Mystery masterwork losses
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2010, 04:32:22 pm »

Aha yes probably buckets, i had him make a ton so its possible that the buckets are getting stolen. The fire snake thing is a possibility too.
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Re: Mystery masterwork losses
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2010, 04:37:22 pm »

Urist McCarpenter cancels rest: QUITSCREWINGWITHMAHBUCKETSYOUSONOFABITCHES!!!
Urist Mccarpenter has gone stark raving mad!
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Re: Mystery masterwork losses
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2010, 04:38:16 pm »

How about tantrums? Are you suffering a tantrum spiral?
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Re: Mystery masterwork losses
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2010, 06:07:56 pm »

Nope the guy doesn't give a crap because I have a legendary dining room with 2 artifacts in it and masterwork meals+drinks. I am mostly investigating out of curiosity more than worrying that he'll go mad. I think most of his masterwork stuff is either deep underground or already stolen/destroyed so it's cool.
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Re: Mystery masterwork losses
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2010, 06:16:15 pm »

Urist McCarpenter cancels rest: QUITSCREWINGWITHMAHBUCKETSYOUSONOFABITCHES!!!
Urist Mccarpenter has gone stark raving mad!

Urist McWalrusCarpenter cancels rest: Has u seen mah bukkit?!
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Re: Mystery masterwork losses
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2010, 11:10:05 pm »

Urist McCarpenter cancels rest: QUITSCREWINGWITHMAHBUCKETSYOUSONOFABITCHES!!!
Urist Mccarpenter has gone stark raving mad!

Urist McWalrusCarpenter cancels rest: Has u seen mah bukkit?!

Wow. A rare lolrus/Alice in wonderland combo.
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Re: Mystery masterwork losses
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2010, 09:23:21 am »

Nope the guy doesn't give a crap because I have a legendary dining room with 2 artifacts in it and masterwork meals+drinks. I am mostly investigating out of curiosity more than worrying that he'll go mad. I think most of his masterwork stuff is either deep underground or already stolen/destroyed so it's cool.

Oh, I wasn't asking if HE was tantrumming, I was asking if any other dwarf was... as they can destroy items while in that mood.
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