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Author Topic: Things you didn't know about until recently.  (Read 15538 times)

Skelodwarf

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Re: Things you didn't know about until recently.
« Reply #45 on: September 04, 2010, 06:51:35 pm »

Nope, I hid my caverns away under ungodly quantities of rock-layers. I probably won't get there until I dig another 200 layers down.

Pretty much they're just hauling stuff... My OCD Demands it.
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Re: Things you didn't know about until recently.
« Reply #46 on: September 04, 2010, 07:09:33 pm »

If you don't have any plants or trees on the map, you don't need woodcutters or herbalists...

Until you get to the caverns.
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Re: Things you didn't know about until recently.
« Reply #47 on: September 04, 2010, 07:52:38 pm »

...that strip ming can be done 2 layers at a time, instead of one, in the same amount if time.

...that just because DF2010 is new and improved, doenst mean my carpal tunnel will go away  *ouch

...that I have serious OCD.

...a good way to make sure you have enough bags for your fort is to embark with 50+ sand bags, each costing 1 dwarf buck (versus a minimum of 10 for an empty one at embark), and will skill up your furnace worker, glassmaker, and gem cutter all at once.

...that a whole lot of other people are discovering things I still havent discovered.

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Re: Things you didn't know about until recently.
« Reply #48 on: September 04, 2010, 07:59:48 pm »

If you don't have any plants or trees on the map, you don't need woodcutters or herbalists...

Until you get to the caverns.

The caverns that I hid Far, Far Away.

Never to be seen, until I am bored of 5 FPS, and breach the HFS to end it all.
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Re: Things you didn't know about until recently.
« Reply #49 on: September 04, 2010, 08:05:52 pm »

I just realized that the scene at the very end of the intro movie is a dwarf mining adamantine, breaching the HFS, and getting engulfed in flames. Seriously, go watch it. It made absolutely no sense before I figured that out.

sorry to disapoint, but it actually is not.  it is a scene from the 2D days, when the layout was always:  cliff-face > cave river > chasm > magma.

if you watch the video, you will see it pass each of those features -- bridging over the cave river and chasm (with bats, which would sometimes come from there) and breaching the magma river which would (about half the time) overflow when you first tapped it.

you could only cross the magma river with a steel bridge, and figuring out how to make steel was part of the chalenge.  There was adamantine back then, but demons came out of pits that were before the adamintine, not after it. 

Mining the adamantine started a counter which ended your fortress.  you could go back in adventure mode and fight the epic demon that came out of the adamantine, but there was no option to face it in fortress mode.  it was nearly impossible to kill but, like most things, you could totally punk it with a legendary thrower and a live worm.
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Re: Things you didn't know about until recently.
« Reply #50 on: September 04, 2010, 08:14:40 pm »

I just realized that the scene at the very end of the intro movie is a dwarf mining adamantine, breaching the HFS, and getting engulfed in flames. Seriously, go watch it. It made absolutely no sense before I figured that out.

sorry to disapoint, but it actually is not.  it is a scene from the 2D days, when the layout was always:  cliff-face > cave river > chasm > magma.
darn! I always thought that it was his face exploding in a bloody mess by HFS! the magma river being breached is alot less epic though...

besides I am very shure that what you said is true but how dose the pick fall many floors below and the dwarf looks around in the cave before he gets engulfed in magma?
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Re: Things you didn't know about until recently.
« Reply #51 on: September 04, 2010, 08:45:24 pm »

You can get ivory from the fallen corpse of a undead warthogs via butchering them. Also that wooden training axes can be used for wood cutting.
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Re: Things you didn't know about until recently.
« Reply #52 on: September 04, 2010, 09:16:18 pm »

Locked doors completely break pathfinding of ambushes.  I have a 10+ yr fortress that I've been keeping save with one locked door (no drawbridge) from goblins and skeletal elephants.  Haven't had a siege yet, though...
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Re: Things you didn't know about until recently.
« Reply #53 on: September 04, 2010, 09:43:45 pm »

The trolls from seiges will destroy your doors immediatly. So get your defenses up.

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Re: Things you didn't know about until recently.
« Reply #54 on: September 04, 2010, 09:47:42 pm »

I thought skeletal enemies had building destroyer as well?
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Re: Things you didn't know about until recently.
« Reply #55 on: September 04, 2010, 10:09:02 pm »

I thought skeletal enemies had building destroyer as well?
I actually thought they had a secondary BD tag that only allows them to demolish wooden buildings.

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Re: Things you didn't know about until recently.
« Reply #56 on: September 04, 2010, 10:17:58 pm »

I thought skeletal enemies had building destroyer as well?
I actually thought they had a secondary BD tag that only allows them to demolish wooden buildings.
They can only demolish supports, wooden doors, wooden floor hatches, and all supports, all statues, all windows, and all archery targets.
It's the same tag that trolls have
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Re: Things you didn't know about until recently.
« Reply #57 on: September 04, 2010, 10:20:06 pm »

I thought skeletal enemies had building destroyer as well?
I actually thought they had a secondary BD tag that only allows them to demolish wooden buildings.
They can only demolish supports, wooden doors, wooden floor hatches, and all supports, all statues, all windows, and all archery targets.
It's the same tag that trolls have
Skeletal creatures have [BUILDINGDESTROYER:1], limiting them to wooden furniture and such.

Trolls have [BUILDINGDESTROYER:2].  They can, and will, destroy stone and metal doors and anything else short of constructions.
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Re: Things you didn't know about until recently.
« Reply #58 on: September 04, 2010, 10:37:52 pm »

Ah, I was under the illusion that all undead enemies automatically get building destroyer 2.
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Re: Things you didn't know about until recently.
« Reply #59 on: September 04, 2010, 11:32:04 pm »

They all get 1. Sorry!
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