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Author Topic: Room or Weapons: the Blue Stuff (spoilers)  (Read 4272 times)

ThrowerOfStones

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Room or Weapons: the Blue Stuff (spoilers)
« on: September 11, 2010, 03:00:41 pm »

My current map (5x5 embark, IIRC) is literally inundated with the blue stuff. Like, at least six or seven veins. I thought I had found it all and recently found two more veins while exposing new areas of the Magma sea. It got me thinking, though - what to do with the squares of it that touch magma?

My two main thoughts are a) smooth and engrave it all for some kickass rooms, then move key things down to the Magma sea (i.e., dining rooms, meeting halls, noble rooms, etc) OR cast obsidian around each of the veins and then mine it out.

The first is much, much easier, and has the cool dwarfy appeal of rooms in MAGMA! But the second has the appeal of being able to kit out even MORE of my prodigious military (50 or so dwarves right now) in full suits of blue. Which would you do? Or do you have another use for hollow blue tubes?
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Re: Room or Weapons: the Blue Stuff (spoilers)
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010, 03:04:56 pm »

I suggest using obsidian. It might be a bit difficult because you have to make a pyramid to prevent spilling, but you could still have an easier time doing the bucket + 2 z-levels up tactic.

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Re: Room or Weapons: the Blue Stuff (spoilers)
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2010, 03:31:03 pm »

I never really got that excited over Microcline... Oh wait, THAT blue stuff. I suggest Rooms. Weapons are over rated.
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Re: Room or Weapons: the Blue Stuff (spoilers)
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2010, 03:58:28 pm »

Do both, Mine out the shaft one layer at a time and build rooms over the smoothed and engraved surface left behind after mining the bluemetal.
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Re: Room or Weapons: the Blue Stuff (spoilers)
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2010, 04:01:39 pm »

I never really got that excited over Microcline... Oh wait, THAT blue stuff.

Can I has sig this? Or is that too spoilerific for a sig?
« Last Edit: September 11, 2010, 06:00:22 pm by Skelodwarf »
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I never really got that excited over Microcline... Oh wait, THAT blue stuff.

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Re: Room or Weapons: the Blue Stuff (spoilers)
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2010, 04:41:17 pm »

I never really got that excited over Microcline... Oh wait, THAT blue stuff.

Can I has sig this? Or is that too spoilerific for a sig?
Shouldn't think it's much of a spoiler, all it reveals is that there's something blue that isn't microcline. Could just as easily mean water.
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Re: Room or Weapons: the Blue Stuff (spoilers)
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2010, 04:46:36 pm »

I never really got that excited over Microcline... Oh wait, THAT blue stuff.

Can I has sig this? Or is that too spoilerific for a sig?
Shouldn't think it's much of a spoiler, all it reveals is that there's something blue that isn't microcline. Could just as easily mean water.

Or cobaltite. Or kimberlite.
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Re: Room or Weapons: the Blue Stuff (spoilers)
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2010, 04:47:10 pm »

I recommend armor or serrated discs.


I never really got that excited over Microcline... Oh wait, THAT blue stuff.

Can I has sig this? Or is that too spoilerific for a sig?
Shouldn't think it's much of a spoiler, all it reveals is that there's something blue that isn't microcline. Could just as easily mean water.

Or cobaltite. Or kimberlite.

Or one of any number of gems.
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Re: Room or Weapons: the Blue Stuff (spoilers)
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2010, 05:02:51 pm »

I never really got that excited over Microcline... Oh wait, THAT blue stuff.

Can I has sig this? Or is that too spoilerific for a sig?
Shouldn't think it's much of a spoiler, all it reveals is that there's something blue that isn't microcline. Could just as easily mean water.

Or cobaltite. Or kimberlite.

Or one of any number of gems.

Or Ice.
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Re: Room or Weapons: the Blue Stuff (spoilers)
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2010, 05:04:48 pm »

I never really got that excited over Microcline... Oh wait, THAT blue stuff.

Can I has sig this? Or is that too spoilerific for a sig?
Shouldn't think it's much of a spoiler, all it reveals is that there's something blue that isn't microcline. Could just as easily mean water.

Or cobaltite. Or kimberlite.

Or one of any number of gems.

Or Ice.
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Re: Room or Weapons: the Blue Stuff (spoilers)
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2010, 05:10:41 pm »

I never really got that excited over Microcline... Oh wait, THAT blue stuff.

Can I has sig this? Or is that too spoilerific for a sig?
Shouldn't think it's much of a spoiler, all it reveals is that there's something blue that isn't microcline. Could just as easily mean water.

Or cobaltite. Or kimberlite.

Or one of any number of gems.

Or Ice.
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Aww dang i wanted to do that for a long time...
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Re: Room or Weapons: the Blue Stuff (spoilers)
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2010, 05:13:11 pm »

No.
Anyway, Isn't there a layer of SMR at the bottom of the magma sea? Maybe that could hold a room in it.

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Re: Room or Weapons: the Blue Stuff (spoilers)
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2010, 05:15:42 pm »

No.
Anyway, Isn't there a layer of SMR at the bottom of the magma sea? Maybe that could hold a room in it.
Any rock on top of it is eaten by the SMR
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Re: Room or Weapons: the Blue Stuff (spoilers)
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2010, 05:17:26 pm »

even if it is supported on something else?
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Re: Room or Weapons: the Blue Stuff (spoilers)
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2010, 05:44:35 pm »

No, just anything falling into smr is eated.
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