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FlyingScissorKick

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Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in...
« on: August 18, 2010, 09:23:07 pm »

I took a year and a half hiatus from DF, and surprisingly my forum ID still works.

Then I download the new version and it's somehow (which I didn't think possible) more awesomesauce then when I left it.

Let the catsplosion begin.
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Greiger

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Re: Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in...
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2010, 11:20:45 pm »

DF Players never truly leave.  They just abandon the fortress for a few years and then reclaim.
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Re: Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in...
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 06:19:30 am »

I left it Dwarf Fortress once, got redrawals and then returned immediately. That is the power of this game. I worship at the alter of Toady One every day.
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Julius Clonkus

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Re: Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in...
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2010, 06:29:25 am »

DF Players never truly leave.  They just abandon the fortress for a few years and then reclaim.
I think I might have to update my signature. It changes often, doesn't it?

And yes, that is the power of Dwarf Fortress. Even though I haven't tried to get away from it, I know a few people (that were introduced to DF by me) who are periodically leaving and coming back to it because the gameplay is so unique.
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DF Players never truly leave.  They just abandon the fortress for a few years and then reclaim.

thvaz

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Re: Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in...
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2010, 09:15:17 am »

I'm checking the dev_log daily for 4 years now.

And I still play, of course. Not all the time, but after every few months I feel the need to experience awesomeness.
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Vercingetorix

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Re: Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in...
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2010, 11:52:26 pm »

Taking time off refreshes the game experience...especially when a new version comes out right in the middle of your hiatus.
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Do you always look at it in ASCII?

You get used to it, I don't even see the ASCII.  All I see is blacksmith, miner, goblin.

Mynoris

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Re: Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in...
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2010, 06:50:23 am »

I know I hadn't played for a while, but then a friend mentioned that they actually had /doctors/.  So, with this in mind, I had to download the newest version at that time.  I've been pretty hooked since.
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