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Author Topic: What's going on in your adventure?  (Read 1102873 times)

Uzu Bash

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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #7800 on: March 16, 2015, 09:23:12 pm »

Just visited the tiniest town I've seen since human towns were back in the game. It wasn't just a bunch of vacant blocks, it exactly 2 blocks. One block had cathedral, shrine, warehouse and a clothing imports. Everyone in the town was packed into that building. The only other block was a market. Why a market in a town this tiny? The keep's dungeon had no loot, no bandits, just 3 levels of nothing. The catacombs at least had a few choice pieces; between that and the warehouse I managed full leather coverage, iron helm and boots. It sounds like the place to go is the dwarven empire a day to the north.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #7801 on: March 16, 2015, 11:21:16 pm »

A hen? Please. I slaughter my way through anything not attached to a civ. I've probably depopulated many areas by killing anything on sight. I'm [PRONE_TO_TRANQUIL_RAGE]

That's the comical angle of this problem, your characters can murder most npc without them even trying to fight back, but hit a hen and the bloodthirsty fury of a whole (previously ultra-pacifist) civilisation is unleashed on you .
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #7802 on: March 17, 2015, 11:46:45 am »

Something happened to a number of cities about a year before my adventure began that turned them into ruins. Legends mode doesn't say anything at all about it, Legends Viewer says "UNKNOWN" as usual.

I walked into a ruin that I thought was my own civ's, but turned out to be a neighboring civ's. There was no rubble, no beasts running amok, just a peaceable population milling about chatting. The vampires there were maintaining their masquerade like good citizens of a vampire-ruled nation. No local organization, so no one could talk about the local leader, and the markets were empty.

When I walked into the keep, it was packed full of lords and ladies. There as even a law-giver there, and I figured out that it was every single ruler of that nation, all in one abandoned, lawless, unadministered city. I could claim the whole place and execute any of them who didn't pledge allegiance. Unfortunately I didn't possess a decent weapon, nor weapon skill, and I doubt I could wrestle them all, so I'll just have to come back later.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #7803 on: March 17, 2015, 11:58:10 am »

With one shot, he killed me. For some reason, these two companions had it out for me and anyone associated with me. I guess my sudden betrayal of that elf caused them to gain a vendetta against me.
Pff, friggin tree-hugger supporters. Should have killed them all when you had the chance.

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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #7804 on: March 17, 2015, 12:37:02 pm »

Something happened to a number of cities about a year before my adventure began that turned them into ruins. Legends mode doesn't say anything at all about it, Legends Viewer says "UNKNOWN" as usual.

I walked into a ruin that I thought was my own civ's, but turned out to be a neighboring civ's. There was no rubble, no beasts running amok, just a peaceable population milling about chatting. The vampires there were maintaining their masquerade like good citizens of a vampire-ruled nation. No local organization, so no one could talk about the local leader, and the markets were empty.

When I walked into the keep, it was packed full of lords and ladies. There as even a law-giver there, and I figured out that it was every single ruler of that nation, all in one abandoned, lawless, unadministered city. I could claim the whole place and execute any of them who didn't pledge allegiance. Unfortunately I didn't possess a decent weapon, nor weapon skill, and I doubt I could wrestle them all, so I'll just have to come back later.

I find it highly unlikely that they'd fight back at all, if you're correct in that they don't have a claim on the site or any site.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #7805 on: March 17, 2015, 02:07:17 pm »

I crossed a Roc's nest on the way to the dwarven capital. I had my elite crossbowman stand back, with the plan to block it with my shield until he could weaken it enough to kill. I didn't realize it was right above me about to divebomb until my buddy shot it in the gut in midair. It managed a swipe at me before completing its collision course with the ground, both of which I dodged, then it passed out from what was probably concussion. I strangled it to death.

That was my first Roc! I'd never seen one before even in fortress mode. Much easier than I expected, or maybe I just got lucky.

I find it highly unlikely that they'd fight back at all, if you're correct in that they don't have a claim on the site or any site.
I'm not sure there's any benefit or perk to claiming it, but I'll probably go back anyway. Rumor has it a criminal organization has taken over the town, so perhaps some shadowy cabal is now running things from underground. I can't complete my claim until I make them acknowledge it.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #7806 on: March 17, 2015, 04:52:59 pm »

Well... That's the last time I ever underestimate mountain dragons. Mountains dragons are half the size of a cave dragon, can fly, are prone to rage, and come in groups of 1-5. Basically, they're flying badgers. I modded these guys in, thinking they'd be a cool thing to see in fortress mode and a cool dissuader for going in mountains in adv. mode. So, I'm a human holding a pair of adamantine short swords taken from an abandoned fort, decked out in iron and leather, with two full adamantine dwarves, and a few steel and iron ones, each holding at least one artifact piece of armour and weapon. We can take three measly mountain dragons, they're the weakest dragon! We already had a dragon and two cave dragons in our kill list. I let my two adamantine buddies run in first. They start hacking and stabbing with their spears and axes, so me and the others come in. Suddenly, the third, unnocupied mountain dragon becomes enraged. And I'm right beside him. He clwed at me, I dodged it and slashed at his right wing. I missed, and he bit off my right arm. Then I stabbed him in the left eye, but, being a dragon, having his eye reduced to a lump of gore didn't phase it. It bit my other arm off. I started kicking his head, intent on somehow winning. A companion with an artifact steel longsword lopped off the dragons' head, and I stepped back as a second had his brain ripped apart by a spear. I charged the last, who was busy vomitting. However, I got close too soon. He swung his tail at me, fracturing the skull, then clawed my head off. I could only land one stab and five kicks before those three put me down. By spamming the period button, I saw all my companions killed in quick succession, even the adamantine clad ones. Yet two cave dragons at once only lost a guy his hand. I will never bug a trio of mountain dragons ever again.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #7807 on: March 17, 2015, 05:49:20 pm »

Got ambushed by a vampire Elf Elite Crossbowman. He was getting way too many hits under my shield and I wasn't getting any with my Adequate Swordman, but I was starting to get tired, so I had to, um, break engagement. I managed to get him to charge off a cliff. I didn't see the damage it might have done, but I heard "I must withdraw!".

And then a Elf Axeman vampire and a Elf Axelord vampire and Cave Fish Blowgunner vampire and an Olm Man Blowgunner vampire all hollered "I must withdraw!" Wtf? They must have all been down that cliff; is it possible he hit them all on the way down? I peeked over and saw two of them tearing off, and I know how far they can sprint with no pain and no exhaustion. I really am getting too lucky with this adventurer.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #7808 on: March 17, 2015, 08:15:17 pm »

"Ok, this secret meeting of the elite weaponmaster vampire society is almost ready... wait, where's Eliye?"
"I thought he was coming with you smelly treebastards?"
"Nope, wait, do you hear something?"
"...aaaaaAAAAHHHHHLOOKOUTBELOWWWW"
*clunkclunkclunkclunkclunk*
"SECRET MEETING ADJOURNED, RUN!"
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #7809 on: March 17, 2015, 08:30:06 pm »

Got into a fight with a cyclops with my elf swordsman. Almost the very first thing he does is to grab my sword, so I'm reduced to impotently beating him with fists and kicks while my companions stand off to one side just watching. Then the cyclops throws me, and I go flying at least ten tiles and crash into a tree; miraculously I survive and am only a little stunned, thanks to the iron breastplate I bought from the dwarves. Unfortunately, the cyclops now has my iron scimitar, and proceeds to dismantle my hammerdwarf companion. I sprint at the cyclops and grab the blade just before it strikes me. Then my marksdwarf gets in a good shot, fracturing the cyclops' leg, and he goes down in pain. I slit his throat and claim the victory.
Then I shamelessly loot the hammerdwarf's corpse for his steel armor.

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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #7810 on: March 17, 2015, 09:18:52 pm »

Apparently there was a big battle between the elf vampires and the fish/reptile vampires. I came back and finished off an Axelord who was already hobbled, and heard another Axelord hollering with another Cave Fish man. Then I got into a three-way with an Amphibian woman and a Pikemaster, taking shots of opportunity at both and evading to pit them against each other. I ended the Amphibian with a head stab, and tried to kill the pikemaster, but he survived long enough for the crossbowman to come back.

Elves are supposed to be fast and agile, but it turns out they can't make a sprinting leap into a tree, continue sprinting, then leap off again. This is the kind of thing I thought about while designing fort security. Now I know my topside walls aren't adventurer-proof, but they are elflord-proof.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #7811 on: March 17, 2015, 09:23:07 pm »

Just trying to move through a taiga forest, when I had about 900 sightings/fights with sasquatch. Man, this guy's weak, and overpopulated.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #7812 on: March 17, 2015, 09:49:41 pm »

Then I got into a three-way with an Amphibian woman and a Pikemaster, taking shots of opportunity at both and evading to pit them against each other.
This sounds so wrong... so unbelievably amazingly wrong, well done!

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Elves are supposed to be fast and agile, but it turns out they can't make a sprinting leap into a tree, continue sprinting, then leap off again. This is the kind of thing I thought about while designing fort security. Now I know my topside walls aren't adventurer-proof, but they are elflord-proof.
Playing adventure mode makes you rethink a lot of things about fort design. I'm much more aware of how the sides of my fort map relate to their neighbors now, as an example.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #7813 on: March 18, 2015, 06:52:36 am »

My elite crossbowman hasn't kept up very well since losing a hand to a cave crocodile. It's not like he lost a leg, and he still has a hand left to wield a crossbow, but he's holding a *silver bolt*. At least he's not wasting that one on buzzards. I can't help but laugh at his infirmity when he tries to pick up and equip left gloves and mittens, and loses hold of them. I expect I'll inherit that superior bronze crossbow and masterwork leather armor before long.

He also lost his whole family; his wife and younger son died in a werebeast rampage, and he still pines for his abducted eldest son. I asked him where that was and it's all the way on the other side of the map, in a fortress with 5300 trolls! And the town he lived in is even further! I've played an adventurer on that side of the world, but never walked that far from home. And if he wants to rescue his son, why the hell did he walk this far away from both home and son?! This guy isn't getting any help from me on this one. So tragic.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #7814 on: March 18, 2015, 10:47:14 am »

My one companion keeps going on about how he must kill this one hill titan. I decided to track it down, since it's a titan, they're normally made from twigs or brine. Shouldn't be too much of a problem. As I got closer to his shrine, my companion started flashing the same way my tantrumming dwarves do. We stumbled upon the titan, and he passed out, with a little Z flashing over him. I guess revenge scared him to sleep? This titan was actually made of stone, but we'd gotten steel weapons from the dwarves. It was an easy kill. After a while, the guy woke up, saying that the hill titan is dead, this pleases him. When I brought up the event that I killed him later, he reacted by saying it is great news. Checked legends mode later, this titan had only killed elves and a few trolls and goblins. Nothing to provoke the human companion.
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