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Monster hunter visitors?
« on: February 16, 2016, 12:11:01 pm »

Are they still broken? I breached two of the three cavern layers, and my tavern had about 50 or so bards and a handful of soldiers - but I've yet to see a single monster slayer.

Is there some other requirement that's needed for them? The fortress did have its fair share of fatalities (mostly due to drunken fights...), but also managed to kill two forgotten beasts.

Is there something I'm missing, or is it still just bugged?
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Re: Monster hunter visitors?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2016, 04:22:58 pm »

I think its just bugged.  All of my forts have had only three types of visitors... Scholars, Performers, and Mercenaries.  Even the ones with noble titles (usually consorts) were there as performers.  When they'd go to petition, the reason would also be "entertain guests/civilians."  I've never once seen someone petition to "kill monsters/explore the caverns."  Toady also mentioned that bandits would come and hang out at your tavern.  However, if they have, they haven't been announced as bandits.


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Re: Monster hunter visitors?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2016, 06:27:22 am »

I have never seen a monster hunter yet.
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Re: Monster hunter visitors?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2016, 12:09:30 pm »

For the record, visitors can have 4 possible reasons to stay (based on disassembly analysis):
1. "eradicating monsters"
2. "entertaining citizens and visitors"
3. "soldiering"
4. "study"
« Last Edit: February 20, 2016, 12:11:24 pm by Quietust »
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