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WolfeyS

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Of Fun and Magma
« on: December 11, 2011, 08:45:35 pm »

I have been warned of the denizens of magma and the magma sea, however I am wondering if they also will pop out the top of a volcano should I set up near one.
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So will they destroy me?

Edit: It would also seem I just struck adamantine one z-level down.  Not bad...
« Last Edit: December 11, 2011, 08:49:39 pm by WolfeyS »
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Re: Of Fun and Magma
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 08:51:47 pm »

You should be totally fine
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Re: Of Fun and Magma
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2011, 09:29:32 pm »

You should be totally fine

He pretty much sums it up.
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Re: Of Fun and Magma
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 09:59:26 pm »

I've only ever seen magma crabs, which (unless you mine out a large chunk of the magma sea's "ceiling" can't even see you to spit basalt, even if they are aggressive).
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Re: Of Fun and Magma
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2011, 10:20:06 pm »

I haven't personally seen a fire imp since 40d. But back in the day, they were a force to be reckoned with, if you had exposed magma and a grassy biome. So many map-engulfing, frame-rate-obliterating wildfires…
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Re: Of Fun and Magma
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2011, 10:40:38 pm »

I'm working on a project to bring water up from the cavern layers so I can flood a caldera !!RAPIDLY!! in times of need... but to be honest I have no idea if that will work or even if it's necessary. All I know is that it will be epic one way or the other.
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Re: Of Fun and Magma
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2011, 11:18:46 pm »

I've had a trio of (modded-in) magma wyrms chillin' about 10 squares from my forges for about 6 years now. So far, the worst they've done is make me slightly nervous.

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Re: Of Fun and Magma
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2011, 02:45:52 am »

Speaking of magma, one of my genius dwarves decided to jump down a volcano and helped me in my quest to discover native adamantite!   I was the happiest Omnipotent deity for the moment. 
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Re: Of Fun and Magma
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2011, 02:52:11 am »

I'm working on a project to bring water up from the cavern layers so I can flood a caldera !!RAPIDLY!! in times of need... but to be honest I have no idea if that will work or even if it's necessary. All I know is that it will be epic one way or the other.

I have not tried this but logic suggests to me that the Obsidian will probably form and cave in, perhaps revealing addy and the magma sea. I suppose if you were careful about it you could ensure that only connected squares would form Obsidian.

I remember fireimps. I like volcanoes. So do fire imps. I do not like fire imps.
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Re: Of Fun and Magma
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2011, 10:55:31 am »

Speaking of magma, one of my genius dwarves decided to jump down a volcano and helped me in my quest to discover native adamantite!   I was the happiest Omnipotent deity for the moment.

It is standard procedure to chuck a pack animal down the volcano on embark.
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Re: Of Fun and Magma
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2011, 11:06:16 am »

I'm working on a project to bring water up from the cavern layers so I can flood a caldera !!RAPIDLY!! in times of need... but to be honest I have no idea if that will work or even if it's necessary. All I know is that it will be epic one way or the other.

I have not tried this but logic suggests to me that the Obsidian will probably form and cave in, perhaps revealing addy and the magma sea. I suppose if you were careful about it you could ensure that only connected squares would form Obsidian.

I remember fireimps. I like volcanoes. So do fire imps. I do not like fire imps.

The cave-ins are part of the plan. If I dump water on the center of a volcano then it should become a gatling obsidian cannon. I'll test it on some unsuspecting magma crabs first but I strongly suspect this will either crash my computer or allow me to machinegun hell to death with a volcano.
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Re: Of Fun and Magma
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2011, 02:23:43 pm »

I'm working on a project to bring water up from the cavern layers so I can flood a caldera !!RAPIDLY!! in times of need... but to be honest I have no idea if that will work or even if it's necessary. All I know is that it will be epic one way or the other.

I have not tried this but logic suggests to me that the Obsidian will probably form and cave in, perhaps revealing addy and the magma sea. I suppose if you were careful about it you could ensure that only connected squares would form Obsidian.

I remember fireimps. I like volcanoes. So do fire imps. I do not like fire imps.

The cave-ins are part of the plan. If I dump water on the center of a volcano then it should become a gatling obsidian cannon. I'll test it on some unsuspecting magma crabs first but I strongly suspect this will either crash my computer or allow me to machinegun hell to death with a volcano.

You should make a lake on top of the volcanoe... Just saying.