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Toady One

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Dwarf Fortress Talk #14: Feedback
« on: May 31, 2011, 06:06:41 am »

The fourteenth one has been posted.

Any comments about the format, content, quality, etc. of the call are welcome.

Ask questions via email (see this thread)!

There was a two week delay getting everybody together, so I didn't give mallocks the advance copy I try to give him to get a transcript prepared.  Please be patient!

edit:

The transcripts by mallocks have been posted, available at the DF Talk page or here: Transcript
« Last Edit: June 27, 2011, 06:20:04 pm by Toady One »
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Talk #14: Feedback
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2011, 06:09:40 am »

Love these talks, gonna listen to it now  :)
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Talk #14: Feedback
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2011, 06:34:53 am »

Oh boy, something to fill my morning boredom time!
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Talk #14: Feedback
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2011, 07:12:45 am »

Yeah, a new DF Talk! :D

And I wish to thank Mallocks in advance for the future script.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Talk #14: Feedback
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011, 08:28:32 am »

Some random notes from me listening to this:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Talk #14: Feedback
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011, 08:49:01 am »

Zombies can build? Darn all use I have with them is throwing them in pits and throwing them at enemy, revive everything dead that was previously slaughtered as one, and watching them fight each other.
A vampire that sparkles but look like Nosferatu and has Cthulhu face?
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Talk #14: Feedback
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011, 11:00:47 am »

The idea of a necromancer coming to my forts is terrifying: I have FIELDS of corpses outside my forts.

Also, constructs sound so awesome.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Talk #14: Feedback
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2011, 11:17:47 am »

18 years to version 1! I'll be in my 40s by then.

good podcast, and good work toady. Personally im willing to wait a few more weeks until the next version if it gets the night creatures rounded off

edit: technically i suppose dwarf fortress could now be over, since you can legitimately have warefox fortress.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Talk #14: Feedback
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011, 11:58:34 am »

18 years to version 1! I'll be in my 40s by then.

I'll be 48. Now I'm depressed.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Talk #14: Feedback
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2011, 12:00:23 pm »

18 years to version 1! I'll be in my 40s by then.

good podcast, and good work toady. Personally im willing to wait a few more weeks until the next version if it gets the night creatures rounded off

edit: technically i suppose dwarf fortress could now be over, since you can legitimately have warefox fortress.

Dwarf Fortress isn't over until we can be Billy in Adventure Mode.

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Who’s the greatest warrior ever?
A hero of renown?
Who slayed an evil ocean?
Who cast the Lich King down?
Billy!
And that time the evil Fire Count
Captured a damsel fair.
Who saved her with such brav'ry
That she offered him her hair?
Billy!
Also… he fought a bear!
BILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

We've got Lich Kings, bears and evil oceans (what else would you call carp?)...now all we need are Fire Counts and damsels to rescue. :3

(Also, strictly speaking, we need magic gauntlets that shoot laser beams as well, but for the time being I'll be happy with what's mentioned in the song. XD)
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Talk #14: Feedback
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2011, 12:04:41 pm »

When you get to vampire stuff, you may find http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_vampire_traits useful when picking optional traits.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Talk #14: Feedback
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2011, 12:21:30 pm »

Loving the new night creatures. Dark purple and light cyan especially, as they seem to cover the most general categories. Can't say I'm excited for the green or blue Ñ's though, since they sound a little contrived. Creature from the black lagoon type things might be fun, but they don't sound too distinct from trolls. Handling ghost pirates as a special case seems weird as well. We'll have to see what features everything gets though; it could all be loads of fun, and I'm looking forward to the release quite a bit.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Talk #14: Feedback
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2011, 12:32:14 pm »

Oh boy. Instead of merely getting further variations on the generalized Evil McAwful night creatures, we get a rainbow of flavors that themselves represent not individual night creatures but whole categories.

Also I have discovered that the real reason I enjoy listening rather than reading to these is Rainseeker's voice is comforting. :P
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Talk #14: Feedback
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2011, 12:37:17 pm »

yey! Gonna listen to it tomorrow at work :D
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Talk #14: Feedback
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2011, 01:38:17 pm »

Two Ideas/Suggestions based off the talk:

Couldn't there be a variable effect to undead, that the older the corpse, the more powerful certain stats are?  Like speed for instance?  Perhaps the magic could even harden the bones as it gets older too...

For curing curses, it would be awesome if you had to change your role to do it.  This would obviously require different roles to be fleshed out, but we're getting there.  For instance... if you have the grave-robber role, perhaps to cure the curse you would have to start slaying night creatures.  If you were slaying night creatures, perhaps you would have to fall in love.  If you were cursed while falling in love, perhaps you'd have to become a wealthy merchant.  That sort of thing.
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