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Saiko Kila

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Re: Nightvision.
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2011, 09:07:47 am »

How do dwarves fire siege weapons and crossbows while blind?

I don't know about crossbows, but siege weapons are surely fired blindly :)
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Re: Nightvision.
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2011, 09:11:43 am »

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Re: Nightvision.
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2011, 09:15:01 am »

So does this mean human trade liasons are just groping around in the dark, trying to keep up with with whomever they've scheduled their "meeting?"  Man, that's gotta be rough.
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Re: Nightvision.
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2011, 09:17:41 am »

So does this mean human trade liasons are just groping around in the dark, trying to keep up with with whomever they've scheduled their "meeting?"  Man, that's gotta be rough.
Well, these mountain halls aren't going to compliment themselves, now are they?
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Re: Nightvision.
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2011, 09:39:03 am »

Underground has low levels of light and very little air circulation.

Dwarves develop low-light vision (plump helmets are packed with beta carotene!) and their facial follicles become sensitive to the motions that a breeze produces against their beards, which allows them to tell where tunnels turn.

As they go deeper, their eyes become less relied upon, and they adapt further to rely on their whisker-based folli-cation.

These eventually become so sensitive that, should a dwarf venture outside, the wind is the equivalent of multicolored and varying strobe lights. This is as aggravating to a dwarf's folli-cation as a Pink Floyd show seen while sober is to our sight, up to the point of causing nausea.

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Re: Nightvision.
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2011, 01:56:41 pm »

I wonder if humans in the real world can get something similar, albeit a bit more slowly.
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Re: Nightvision.
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2011, 02:17:36 pm »

Lighting will be added in some point in the future. I think it was listed on the developer's page. Once that happens dwarves and humans won't be able to see in the dark anymore.
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Re: Nightvision.
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2011, 02:24:52 pm »

I was actually going to mod in candles as a tool, but didn't know how to make an item tile.
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Re: Nightvision.
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2011, 03:30:27 pm »

Dorfs live symbiotically with quick-growing, bioluminescent algae, lichen and fungi that provide just enough light to see things.  Miners spend long enough underground that their picks are coated with the stuff, providing them with their own personal and functional lantern.  As they dig, they are also spreading the spores and mycelium of the symbiotes so that they quickly establish in the newly-mined caverns.  When the haulers arrive to cart the chunks of stone away, there is already enough stuff growing on the walls and ceiling that they can see.

That and the beard-based echolocation already mentioned.
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I don't understand, though that is about right with anything DF related.
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Re: Nightvision.
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2011, 08:57:48 pm »

However, most dwarves have severe alcohol adaptation.... ;)
Not at my fort of 180 dwarves but there are a little bit of shortages right before i take all the alcohal and wood from the caravans seasonly :P
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Re: Nightvision.
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2011, 08:13:34 am »

What? No one knew that cat leather mittens glow in the dark? Really?
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Re: Nightvision.
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2011, 09:16:26 am »

Human sieges don't charge your front gates like goblins do, they tend to camp at the edge of the map and only come to fight you when you have dwarves/animals above ground.

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Re: Nightvision.
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2011, 09:19:14 am »

Lighting will be added in some point in the future. I think it was listed on the developer's page. Once that happens dwarves and humans won't be able to see in the dark anymore.

At all, or in adventure mode? 'Cause neither humans nor dwarfs can see underground in adventure mode,
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Re: Nightvision.
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2011, 09:55:36 am »

If you've ever had a balistae or a squad of marksdwarves fire at an enemy, you'd know that dwarves close their eyes when they shoot, so it doesn't really matter if they have eyes or not.
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Re: Nightvision.
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2011, 03:47:57 pm »

I wonder if humans in the real world can get something similar, albeit a bit more slowly.

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