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Kagus

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"Ammo Dump"
« on: April 05, 2008, 04:17:00 am »

Also known as "How to effectively disarm a ranged guard".


Step one:  Find sleeping guard and walk up to him/her.

Step two:  Grab sleeping guard's quiver.

Step three:  Using the [d]rop menu, remove all bolts from the sleeping guard's quiver.

Step four:  Release quiver, and pick up bolts which are now on the ground.

Step five:  Throw bolts at sleeping guard, thus disarming him/her.

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Re: "Ammo Dump"
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2008, 11:14:00 am »

Seems to me that'd only work if the bolts had wide enough heads to cut through the entire shoulder...*ducks*
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Re: "Ammo Dump"
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2008, 10:38:00 pm »

Are you trying to make a point?  This is DF we're talking about here.

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Re: "Ammo Dump"
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2008, 10:44:00 pm »

DF bolts are wide enough to remove a person's throat. No, not just pierce it, but remove it.
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Re: "Ammo Dump"
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2008, 05:04:00 pm »

They're large enough to remove the throat, both eyes, AND pierce a lung or two - All at the same time.
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Re: "Ammo Dump"
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008, 06:55:00 pm »

So if a guard is asleep, you can steal the bolts out of his open-topped quiver - that's not exactly unrealistic.
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Re: "Ammo Dump"
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2008, 07:11:00 pm »

Yeah, I don't see the bug.  So you can grab a sleeping guy's quiver and pull things out of it?  That's cool.
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Re: "Ammo Dump"
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2008, 07:42:00 pm »

quote:
Originally posted by Aquillion:
<STRONG>Yeah, I don't see the bug.  So you can grab a sleeping guy's quiver and pull things out of it?  That's cool.</STRONG>

For some reason I read this as, "So you can grab a sleeping guy's liver and pull things out of it? That's cool." Something is terribly wrong with me.

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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2008, 11:10:00 pm »

quote:
Originally posted by Tahin:
<STRONG>

For some reason I read this as, "So you can grab a sleeping guy's liver and pull things out of it? That's cool." Something is terribly wrong with me.</STRONG>


That's a feature, not a bug.   :D

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Re: "Ammo Dump"
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2008, 11:32:00 pm »

Well, unlike removing the quiver, there's no chance for the guard to wake up.  You can safely disarm one of the most dangerous enemies in the game in a few key-clicks.

It just seemed to me that the way of doing it (wherein after you grab the quiver, the bolts are considered to be in your inventory, allowing you to drop them) denoted a bug of sorts.  And, you don't need a free hand to do it.

I suppose scraping bolts out of a quiver with a halberd is possible, but it's most likely not going to leave the guard sleeping peacefully.

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Re: "Ammo Dump"
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2008, 01:09:00 am »

Yeah, I don't see what's wrong here.  There's a story thread where a guy removed a guard's eyes while he was sleeping (and didn't seem to notice or care).
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Re: "Ammo Dump"
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2008, 02:25:00 am »

Well, I did that once.  You're not referring to Death and Glory!, are you?


Actually...  I think the guard woke up for that.  But as soon as I was out of his visual range (one tile), he went back to sleep.

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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2008, 01:01:00 pm »

quote:
Originally posted by Kagus:
<STRONG>Well, I did that once.  You're not referring to Death and Glory!, are you?</STRONG>

Totally am  :)

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Re: "Ammo Dump"
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2008, 08:15:00 pm »

I'll leave a note with Bug 279 so I make sure to handle this consistently, however that will be.
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