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Author Topic: How did you last die?  (Read 1394776 times)

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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21570 on: July 08, 2019, 11:58:45 pm »

Welp, there is absolutely no sign that this area can support life in any capacity. Time to strike the earth!
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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21571 on: July 09, 2019, 02:52:21 am »

No, now they look appealing. Though, I've never understood how to harness them correctly. Most are understand, I know, but that does that usually mean making an underground lake?
I dont want to get too far into this, but assuming the mechanics havent changed:

- A post with links for breaching aquifers.
I prefer making a 4x1 or so staircase, so I adjust my size accordingly.  I prefer to cork drop when I need to go faster, but this can cause bugs in the aquifer or look really ugly when the debris gets all mussy on my surface.  Walling off the aquifers is always more work, but if you have the resources it is sustainable.

You make an underground lake, though, by digging out the reservoir, pre-building the floodgates and diagonal 'pressure breaker', and then channeling up to the aquifer.  Sometimes I use a separate entrance and a staircase, to allow the dwarf to escape the water.  I cant stress how important it is to make sure you have pre-installed the floodgates, doors, and diagonal pressure breaker.  You do not want pressure from the aquifer to create flow into you base.  At best, you'll lose whatever hallway or dining room you wanted the well in.  At worst, It will flood the whole entire base.
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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21572 on: July 09, 2019, 10:41:19 am »

No, now they look appealing. Though, I've never understood how to harness them correctly. Most are understand, I know, but that does that usually mean making an underground lake?
I dont want to get too far into this, but assuming the mechanics havent changed:

- A post with links for breaching aquifers.
I prefer making a 4x1 or so staircase, so I adjust my size accordingly.  I prefer to cork drop when I need to go faster, but this can cause bugs in the aquifer or look really ugly when the debris gets all mussy on my surface.  Walling off the aquifers is always more work, but if you have the resources it is sustainable.

You make an underground lake, though, by digging out the reservoir, pre-building the floodgates and diagonal 'pressure breaker', and then channeling up to the aquifer.  Sometimes I use a separate entrance and a staircase, to allow the dwarf to escape the water.  I cant stress how important it is to make sure you have pre-installed the floodgates, doors, and diagonal pressure breaker.  You do not want pressure from the aquifer to create flow into you base.  At best, you'll lose whatever hallway or dining room you wanted the well in.  At worst, It will flood the whole entire base.

Thanks for the links. I'll check those out.
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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21573 on: July 09, 2019, 11:22:50 am »

Oh, and a random event turned one of the min-sec prisoners into a Legendary. Just now he went berserk in the library, heavily damaging 2/3rds of the room. It took 6 guards, several taser hits, and finally a shotgun blast to the chest before he was finally subdued - and yes, he survived. I kinda wish he didn't.

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Man, I should probably give PA another go sometime. There were a few niggling little things that bugged me about the game enough to stop playing it.
Parts of it just felt kinda unfinished... oh and my sniper guards having a strange tendency to get irreparably stuck on walls didn't help, either, after I'd invested so much bloody money in training, equipping and building towers for them. ::)   
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« Reply #21574 on: July 09, 2019, 04:29:06 pm »

I haven't seen anything like that, though I've noticed that my snipers do fire warning shots at escaping prisoners... or perhaps they have garbage aim and the prisoner decided surrender was a better option. Normally, they have full authority to kill prisoners that have a path to - and are running for - the map edge, even without Free Fire orders.

The min-sec Legendary died though. He was enough of a problem that every time I heard the sound indicating a problem, I specifically looked for him(it usually was him), ordered several guards to respond, and activated Free Fire. Eventually, a shotgun blast finally got him. Now all I have to deal with is almost nightly tunnels and the fact I don't have enough money/income to expand the prison.
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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21575 on: July 09, 2019, 05:12:37 pm »

I both love and hate Baba is You.

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Dammit, "Small Pond"! You tricked me again. Why do I always fall for your stupid, obvious (for this game) trap?

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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21576 on: July 11, 2019, 11:29:18 am »

It has taken me understandably big while to find players who don't freak out and quit immediately, but here we go - Sona mid, and quite successful, at that. Also, not quite succesful Katarina support. And bot veigar wanted to take Diana at first. I have found right people to play with.  :P Still lost, though.
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At first they pressed us and destroyed most towers, then they got slaughtered by us a lot, but still somehow pressed us, then we finally killed them enough times to get to their base, then they pulled crazy party wipe out of nowhere and finished us. But yeah, totally valid build against Ahri who really doesn't know how to play despite having 30k points.
And it's still just A. Fucking bullshit.  ::)
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And THIS is A+. Why on earth killing a lot of minions is more important than killing a lot of people?  ::)
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« Reply #21577 on: July 13, 2019, 03:05:55 pm »

Well, I lost a war that by rights I could have and should have won. The reason I lost is because the game bugged out. After a victory (A definite, 100% victory. No retreat, the battle screen said I won, etc. etc.) my army decided they were going to go on a path to a province. No shattered retreat icon, full morale, everything. I couldn't dissuade them from this path AT ALL. They were going there, and that was final. As a result, I couldn't bop the enemy's armies one-by-one before they formed up.

Also, the game neglected to mention I was at war. I was just suddenly at war with them without a popup or anything. I was lucky to have realised that I was at war before they started sieging down my provinces, although as mentioned above it didn't help since I had the not-retreating-but-acts-like-a-shattered-retreat bug.

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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21578 on: July 13, 2019, 03:25:03 pm »

Tried aiming my run towards completing the boss rush.

As ??? the Lost.

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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21579 on: July 13, 2019, 05:02:11 pm »

Wanted to finish out the day quickly, so I could start doing some "officially unsupported" things to my Switch. Rushed to the 10th floor of the mines, where I found a pair of boots in a chest.

...Except my inventory was full. So I dumped the small stack of rocks I was carrying to make room, open the chest again to get the boots. ...Except the chest simply disappears. No boots, and of course no rocks either.

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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21580 on: July 13, 2019, 07:05:20 pm »

Arkham Horror Card Game. Forgotten Age.

Last week, we set up the 5th scenario (I think; it's the 2-parter), played through it, and realized we used the wrong locations. Then we did it again, with the right locations and the wrong act/adgenda. This week, we got through it, but our mage dying means we only got 4 of the 6 objectives. The game says to play again, with a harder start but with less time wasted finding out what your objective is. We mulliganed it, tried again, and got to a likely no-win condition after about 30 minutes out of a 1.5-hour game.

I want to like this campaign. It tries to make agility a useful stat, it has an exploration mechanic (great for a jungle expedition), and they...tried with the resources. They also punish you for playing with 4 players instead of 2 (fewer resources, so larger groups run out of stuff/can't have everything they want and need. Also the encounter deck has whole-group effects, so more people means it's more likely to get one of the cards that hits everyone, because everyone draws a card each round), this mission at least makes the encounters mostly linear so you waste large amounts of time going through a deck to find the ONE card out of 12 that is useful instead of exploration just having you branch out, and there are a lot of gotchas that you get no hint of beforehand.
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« Reply #21581 on: July 14, 2019, 04:57:57 am »

Not sure why the developers decided to make wandering bandits stronger than professional military units. Scoundrels have both a decent melee and ranged attack, and a bullshit Sprint ability that lets them yeet across the entire battlefield, through your lines, and launch strikes on vulnerable targets from behind(getting a flank bonus while they're at it), and they will gank valuable units. They're also not a race-specific unit, instead being of any race and getting racial bonuses(dwarf scoundrels are tougher, goblins add blight-damage, etc).

They also spawn continuously from hard-to-find bandit camps in armies of 3 units where 6 units in an army is the maximum and very expensive.

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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21582 on: July 14, 2019, 12:52:24 pm »

AoW3 does a lot of funky stuff, and it really takes a while before the general strategies start clicking. You have to play extremely defensively compared to the earlier games, and until you do you'll find everything just falls apart...

That said, if you wanna use scoundrels yourself, feel free to create a Rogue character! They're the first class unit on the list! And yes, sprint is ridiculous on "ha ha I didn't even pay for these" units in care of the AI.

You basically just have to use the environment and create plugs with your infantry. They can run far, but they can't run *that* far. And scoundrels also have pretty lackluster health, generally speaking.

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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21583 on: July 14, 2019, 06:00:40 pm »

TFW you updated Cataclysm:DDA to the latest experimentals and die from the cold on the first night. of course, i was playing a full naked start but still, the cold didnt bother me before. apparently the change to how time runs during turns and the nerfs to healing mechanics makes you die even when hiding in an improvised shelter with a fire ring burning up with enough fuel to last you the next day.

guess i'll have to wait and check on the updates until it gets fixed.
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« Reply #21584 on: July 14, 2019, 07:58:06 pm »

Lost a pretty decent Dwarven Sorcerer, a lot of human knights and other troops, and a couple of fairies I picked up from a nearby vassal. Was going to deal with an undead spawning site, only to accidentally walk into a stack and a half of fallen Archons aka zombie angels. About half of that were Archon Titans aka GIANT zombie angels.


Only survivor of the battle was a single knight, down to exactly 2 hitpoints, and even then he only survived because a goddamned lucky attack roll boosted by several buff spells.

By the time I can raise another army, more will probably have spawned.

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