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Author Topic: okay, who doesnt savescum?  (Read 5188 times)

Earwig

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Re: okay, who doesnt savescum?
« Reply #60 on: February 11, 2011, 02:31:26 pm »

Whenever something happens of a sufficient irritation threshold, I usually abandon the fort, but if I like the fort and think I could save it, then I'll load an older save. Let's face it, as fun as building a new fort can be, you end up doing it over and over again and it can get stale. Losing might be fun, but if you do something that's just going to give you seven hours of headache, that's not fun at all.

This is pretty much exactly my views on it, namely with Adventure mode- I was hardcore about not savescumming until I had to keep rerolling Adventurers due to really stupid circumstances (like this weird issue where my uninjured, fully conscious travelling companion would just vanish, and I wouldn't notice till a creature of the night came to stab me through the head). It wasn't so bad at first, but then it just got boring to have to keep finding enough monsters to get my reputation up to appease the leader to give me more. I'd much rather keep my adventurer with high reputation until he gets struck down in a badass fight- not punched to death by bogeymen because my companion skipped off back home unannounced.
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Re: okay, who doesnt savescum?
« Reply #61 on: February 11, 2011, 02:35:14 pm »

I only savescum in adventure mode, and I don't do it very often at that.
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Re: okay, who doesnt savescum?
« Reply #62 on: February 11, 2011, 02:42:28 pm »

I save scum for testing, bugs, and things that are excessively annoying.

The latter category being like getting sieges while cleaning up after previous sieges. Having my dwarves all die because my map needs to look less messy isn't really "losing is fun" but more "losing is fucking annoying".

The tantrum spiral that kills almost everyone is certainly acceptable to play through, but the annoying bullshit isn't.
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Yah, it sounds like minecraft with content, you have obviously missed the point, people dont like content, they like different coloured blocks.
Seems to work fine with my copy. As soon as I loaded the human caravan came by and the world burst into fire.

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Re: okay, who doesnt savescum?
« Reply #63 on: February 11, 2011, 05:40:30 pm »

I don't Savescum but that is because I don't really have the time, nor do I feel that I particularly need to.
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Re: okay, who doesnt savescum?
« Reply #64 on: February 11, 2011, 11:49:47 pm »

I save scum for testing, bugs, and things that are excessively annoying.

The latter category being like getting sieges while cleaning up after previous sieges. Having my dwarves all die because my map needs to look less messy isn't really "losing is fun" but more "losing is fucking annoying".

The tantrum spiral that kills almost everyone is certainly acceptable to play through, but the annoying bullshit isn't.

Once I realised that this basically boiled down to "I savescum when my OCD kills the dwarves but I don't when theirs kills them" I cracked up.

Not criticizing your playstyle, just found that very funny :)
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Re: okay, who doesnt savescum?
« Reply #65 on: February 12, 2011, 11:44:40 am »

I play specifically for that dreadful event to spiral into chaos and either end me or drive me to abandon and start over.  I also don't make huge constructions or do much that won't be entirely different in the next embark (due to, e.g., total biome shifts, vertical vs. horizontal setups, workshop and stockpile organization, yadda).

It's like, the endgame.  Level 60 70 80 85.  I'm aiming for success, of course, but also indirectly at losing that success.

I suppose if I was committed to always doing things a certain way, or creating not-easily-rebuilt structures, I'd scum it.  The personal benefits of playing "dangerously" kind of outweigh the value of a few dozen rooms and tunnels to me, though.
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