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Author Topic: These Buzzards are gettin' on my nerves!  (Read 3306 times)

GaxkangtheUnbound

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These Buzzards are gettin' on my nerves!
« on: April 26, 2010, 06:07:40 pm »

So, these annoying buzzards attacked me at embark. They attack my people and steal my food. I only have one warrior, and he's been charging everywhere, BUT THEY JUST WON'T DIE!
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monk12

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Re: These Buzzards are gettin' on my nerves!
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010, 06:09:59 pm »

Wow, didn't realize buzzards were so aggressive. Dig deep, dig fast!

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Re: These Buzzards are gettin' on my nerves!
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010, 06:10:09 pm »

I'd suggest digging out a temporary shelter and moving your food inside. Line the entrance with cage traps, then any buzzards flying in will be caught.
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GaxkangtheUnbound

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Re: These Buzzards are gettin' on my nerves!
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 06:24:21 pm »

I bet they were attracted by my extra plump helmets.
Well, they've stolen about 15 plump helmets and 5 cave lobsters.
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Re: These Buzzards are gettin' on my nerves!
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2010, 06:27:28 pm »

yeah,  I've been amazed at them as well.

I've found that putting a dog tied at the entrance helps.

When I embark, I immediately wall in all of my stockpiles, and post a dog at the only entrance.  They don't tend to come near the dogs.
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Re: These Buzzards are gettin' on my nerves!
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2010, 06:29:25 pm »

Well, I managed to get two, which means -Vulture Biscuits- for me.
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Re: These Buzzards are gettin' on my nerves!
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2010, 06:59:45 pm »

Heh, I had buzzards swooping into a keep and stealing the food stored there from the keep's roof access stairs. Made me build a hatch to keep them out.
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Re: These Buzzards are gettin' on my nerves!
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2010, 07:08:12 pm »

The buzzards are back here too, just as i was reading this thread people started canceling everything for them.

could this day in these blasted lands get any worse?
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Re: These Buzzards are gettin' on my nerves!
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2010, 07:09:41 pm »

I had a bunch of buzzards in a desert embark, everyone starved to death before first caravan
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Re: These Buzzards are gettin' on my nerves!
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2010, 07:11:28 pm »

Yea, I embarked on a glacier and a hole swarm of them came in and took everything, even a small child.


I know, that never happened, I just wanted to be part of the conversation.  :P

Hyndis

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Re: These Buzzards are gettin' on my nerves!
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2010, 07:13:45 pm »

I was able to fend off buzzards, though I eventually abandoned anyways due to the massive sea of blood covering the entire map once I had defeated them.

Everyone was always at the well trying to wash the blood off, but the blood would never wash off.

Out, damn'd spot!
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Re: These Buzzards are gettin' on my nerves!
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2010, 07:18:38 pm »

these aren't buzzards, they're cliff racers!
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Re: These Buzzards are gettin' on my nerves!
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2010, 09:04:35 pm »

The best way to deal with these suckers, if you don't have a fortress going yet, is to dig a cellar and stow your food there.  If there is only one stairway or one tile leading in there it is easy to keep the buzzards away, by posting a guy or chaining a dog there.

What I can't figure out is, are these guys "summoned" by exposed food laying on the ground (in deserts/wastelands) or do they just randomly spawn on the map like other animals, but unlike other critters make a beeline to the food?

Sadly, they cannot be eaten themselves.  :(
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Re: These Buzzards are gettin' on my nerves!
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2010, 09:23:33 pm »

Weapon traps seem effective if you force them through it's tile.
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Re: These Buzzards are gettin' on my nerves!
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2010, 09:34:57 pm »

Weapon traps seem effective if you force them through it's tile.
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