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Author Topic: Dwarf Fortress 0.31.09 Released  (Read 31520 times)

Mel_Vixen

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Re: Dwarf Fortress 0.31.09 Released
« Reply #120 on: July 11, 2010, 05:55:11 pm »

Spears have normaly a cutting edge in addition to being pointy ;) so cutting of/open things is relistic. it depnds thought how long the spearhead is.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress 0.31.09 Released
« Reply #121 on: July 11, 2010, 06:32:48 pm »

Man, there is no sweeter sight than that of sixteen ogres waling on a bronze collosus with steel daggers and turning it into a big bronze statue of, um, a pixie.
Are you sure those were daggers, and not chisels? :)
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Re: Dwarf Fortress 0.31.09 Released
« Reply #122 on: July 11, 2010, 09:02:10 pm »

Spears have normaly a cutting edge in addition to being pointy ;) so cutting of/open things is relistic. it depnds thought how long the spearhead is.

Sure, but you don't swing a spear, you thrust with it, the cutting edge on a spear is small, if you swing, you're more likely to just bruise your oponent with the shaft.

You can put a big cutting edge on the shaft, thus making it more effective while swinging, but then you no longer have a spear - you have a glaive or a naginata.   
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Re: Dwarf Fortress 0.31.09 Released
« Reply #123 on: July 11, 2010, 09:10:26 pm »

Sure, but you don't swing a spear, you thrust with it, the cutting edge on a spear is small, if you swing, you're more likely to just bruise your oponent with the shaft.
Battle log states that severing happens on thrust hits (You stab ...), so swinging is not directly related.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress 0.31.09 Released
« Reply #124 on: July 12, 2010, 01:44:41 am »

Dudes, we've already discussed this. Stabbing a hamster in the leg with a spear will probably cut its leg off, due to the relative size of said spear to the hamster's leg. So, at least that makes sense.

Severing a human head with a spear should also be possible, given repeated thrusts to the neck, or a single superdwarvenly strong thrust that snaps the spine and somehow separates all that sinew and muscle and shit.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress 0.31.09 Released
« Reply #125 on: July 12, 2010, 02:25:42 am »

The issue wasn't a hamster stabbed in the leg though; there were larger creatures stabbed in, say, the upper/lower body.

Also, fully severing someone's head with a freaking spear would be a challenge indeed, considering how much connective tissue is holding it all together.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress 0.31.09 Released
« Reply #126 on: July 12, 2010, 07:57:59 pm »

Yes, but people seem to be complaining about thrusting severs in general. I have yet to personally bisect something with a spear, but that's one of the possible issues people could be having. For example, the worst I've ever done to a wolf is spilling its guts out after one or two spear thrusts, which is plausible; other things I've severed are human hands (thrice) a few fingers, guts, ears, and so on. I haven't yet seen an implausible sever due to a spear attack. (Yet).
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