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Warmduscher

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So, my whole millitary has gone blind.
« on: January 10, 2011, 01:45:08 pm »

No, not that they`re refusing to shoot at stuff or something. Literally blind. I sent 10 Marksdwarves and 10 Axedwarves against a forgotten beast that unfortunately exhaled poisonous vapors. They did manage to kill it (the forgotten beast put them all unconcious with the vapors, but one of the crossbow shots they got in before every went to sleep opened an artery and it bled out while their steel armor luckily prevented any losses), but their eyes are blue in their wound tab and in health it says vision lost. Looks like that poison wasn`t good for their eyes at all. But the question is if that will actually effect anything. They propably won`t be able to detect intruders anymore, but can the still fight an invasion properly?
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Re: So, my whole millitary has gone blind.
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011, 01:47:24 pm »

your marksdwarves won't, your axedwarves will be less likely to charge after an enemy that can't see, but if stationed correctly should fight just fine.

I had this happen once as well, but the eyesight eventually was recovered.
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Re: So, my whole millitary has gone blind.
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011, 02:07:56 pm »

and now you'll have an entire army of Daredevils!
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Re: So, my whole millitary has gone blind.
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2011, 02:09:52 pm »

so i did some testing on this, and in the latest version blind dwarfs cant hit anything(modded dwarfs to have no eyes, trained them in danger room, got attacked by kobolds, 20 pages of the dwarf misses the kobolt)
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Re: So, my whole millitary has gone blind.
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2011, 02:15:41 pm »

On the plus side, they'll make EXCELLENT siege operators since they can't run from what they can't see.  :D

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Re: So, my whole millitary has gone blind.
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2011, 02:17:35 pm »

could be worse - throatlabour currently has 32 paralyzed children due to a FB syndrome that eats motor nerves. Hooray for tantruming military as i euthanise them.
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Re: So, my whole millitary has gone blind.
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2011, 03:12:06 pm »

ow, and for the siege operator part, it does work. But, blind dwarfs works slooooow, so not very much bols are gonna be shot
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Re: So, my whole millitary has gone blind.
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2011, 03:45:25 pm »

ow, and for the siege operator part, it does work. But, blind dwarfs works slooooow, so not very much bols are gonna be shot

Then just use more!
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Re: So, my whole millitary has gone blind.
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2011, 03:49:14 pm »

If its blue then, lets just say
*puts on glasses*

There eyes are intact

YEAAAAAAAAAH

Ok if its shown in blue then the part its practically intact but the ability it gives its practically lost , atleast be happy that it wasnt there stomach (if it doesn't have the ability yet it will have it soon >:D )
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Re: So, my whole millitary has gone blind.
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2011, 04:59:14 pm »

I thought that blue eyes meant that they were addicted to Spice...
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Re: So, my whole millitary has gone blind.
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2011, 05:04:27 pm »

No it just means they've been in the desert for more then a few years, spice addiction signs are horrible mutations.
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Re: So, my whole millitary has gone blind.
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2011, 05:21:51 pm »

Blind dwarves are too valuable to put in the military. Make them miners or builders, or some other job where they might otherwise have to run from hostiles.

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Re: So, my whole millitary has gone blind.
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2011, 05:35:05 pm »

They've all gone blind? Sure, they were holding their weapons, but what else were they moving up and down?

Anyway, blind dwarves *have* been known to recover their vision over long periods of time. It can happen.
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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2011, 05:58:05 pm »

Looks like that poison wasn`t good for their eyes at all.

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Supplement the ranks with useless migrants. If all goes well, your meatshie recruits will soak up everything while your military hacks until they hit something.
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