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Author Topic: Epic RL volcano embark, Mount Nyiragongo  (Read 15733 times)

MarcAFK

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Re: Epic RL volcano embark, Mount Nyiragongo
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2011, 04:03:47 am »

Judging by the tools geologists work with he better work damn fast digging out a meeting area before that magma swamps the wagon.
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Re: Epic RL volcano embark, Mount Nyiragongo
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2011, 04:15:55 am »

Judging by the tools geologists work with he better work damn fast digging out a meeting area before that magma swamps the wagon.

Bah. That's clearly an Iron Pick. As long as he's not alone, should be no problem.
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Re: Epic RL volcano embark, Mount Nyiragongo
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2011, 04:19:36 am »

But .... It's so small!
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Re: Epic RL volcano embark, Mount Nyiragongo
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2011, 04:24:09 am »

But .... It's so small!

It's not the size of the pick that counts... it's the size of the man with the pick.
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Re: Epic RL volcano embark, Mount Nyiragongo
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2011, 11:50:58 am »

It's not the size of the man with that counts, it's the size of the beard with the man.
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Re: Epic RL volcano embark, Mount Nyiragongo
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2011, 04:34:18 pm »

It's not the size of the beard that counts, it's the amount of dwarfyness in it.
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Re: Epic RL volcano embark, Mount Nyiragongo
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2011, 09:22:26 pm »

The fact they didn't pull a boatmurdered on the entire country while there implies to me none of them have played dwarf fortress yet. Someone make sure the next team spend at least 90 hours on the game before the next trip.
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Re: Epic RL volcano embark, Mount Nyiragongo
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2011, 11:55:49 pm »

Well, considering that the volcano itself pulled a Boatmurdered, and they're there to KEEP the next one from happening...I guess they are anti-dwarves?
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Re: Epic RL volcano embark, Mount Nyiragongo
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2011, 12:25:55 pm »

Two weeks later the scientists left, disappointed that there was no iron ore or limestone in the area.
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Re: Epic RL volcano embark, Mount Nyiragongo
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2011, 10:32:07 am »

Forgetting the obsidian, I'm much more interested in that bright yellow rock the tall-dwarf was sitting near. Could somebody identify that?
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Re: Epic RL volcano embark, Mount Nyiragongo
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2011, 04:49:00 pm »

Something with sulfur, maybe.
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Re: Epic RL volcano embark, Mount Nyiragongo
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2011, 04:56:21 pm »

Holy crap!
I was thinking "Oh that's neat, a little three meter wide lava bath!" and then I hit picture 20 and wow...

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Re: Epic RL volcano embark, Mount Nyiragongo
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2011, 12:50:59 pm »

Here's more magma, this time in Hawaii:
http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2011/03/05/video-first-look-at-new-volcano-fissure-erupting-in-hawaii/
I love the way you can see the crack propagate towards the camera!
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Re: Epic RL volcano embark, Mount Nyiragongo
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2011, 12:56:51 pm »

Here's more magma, this time in Hawaii:
http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2011/03/05/video-first-look-at-new-volcano-fissure-erupting-in-hawaii/
I love the way you can see the crack propagate towards the camera!
Welp. Now I want fissure eruptions in DF.
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Re: Epic RL volcano embark, Mount Nyiragongo
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2011, 06:46:52 pm »

Oooo, what if a future release brought the chasms back, and they occasionally flooded with magma/lava?

Almost worth the great violence it would do to the FPS.

It would be fun to see some sort of horizontal magma feature again.  Seems feasible to generate underground rivers of magma at volcanoes, spreading out and feeding magma pipes and pools.  May be a bit difficult to work with the caverns though.  Would like to see magma features get the irregularity back that they had in 40d.  It would be fun if they were more like spoiler tubes that actively avoided open spaces rather than extruding straight up through them in a shell of obsidian.

Will be interesting to see what form they take.
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