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Author Topic: Cavern water for wells?  (Read 3484 times)

Hobbie

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Cavern water for wells?
« on: September 24, 2011, 07:59:54 pm »

I took the lazy-man route and just drilled down into a cavern for water. Is it going to have any negative effects on my Dwarves, emotional or otherwise?
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Re: Cavern water for wells?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 08:04:43 pm »

Forgotten beasts flying up the wells and eating them might cause some negative effects.
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Re: Cavern water for wells?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 08:06:37 pm »

I donīt think cavern water can be salty, so should work just as normal water. 1 z-level is murky water for some bad thoughts and hospital penalty, if the water is deeper then no problems.

As for forgotten beasts, put the well 1 z-level down with a ramp to it, and a floor hatch over the ramp. If a forgotten beast comes, evacuate the well-room and seal the hatch by forbidding, walling it in for good measure.
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Re: Cavern water for wells?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 08:27:52 pm »

I didn't set any safeguards for my wells and lo and behold, a flying snail forgotten beast. This should be awesome.
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Re: Cavern water for wells?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2011, 08:30:20 pm »

Urist McMigrant has been upset lately.  He drew a FB out of his well bucket lately.

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Re: Cavern water for wells?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2011, 08:36:29 pm »

F.b.s are ok, but if you are right over it, pond snatchers can be a constant issue =--they drag dwarves into the well, instead of flying up.  I make a water reservoir and drain lakes into it using fortifications.
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Re: Cavern water for wells?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2011, 09:51:55 pm »

Update: The flying snail FB found the way up to the dining hall. Apparently everyone who was dining was also carrying a crossbow so it went pretty well.
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Re: Cavern water for wells?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2011, 09:55:08 pm »

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Re: Cavern water for wells?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2011, 10:09:39 pm »

Especially since I haven't managed to get any metalworking up yet. Alder bolt to the brain ftw. Semi-relevant question, if a dog is chained up beside the well and dodges into the well, what happens?
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Re: Cavern water for wells?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2011, 10:10:40 pm »

It would fall into the well duh :P
Oh and Girlinhat you have got to be the most active female forumer that i know XD
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Re: Cavern water for wells?
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2011, 10:16:53 pm »

Especially since I haven't managed to get any metalworking up yet. Alder bolt to the brain ftw. Semi-relevant question, if a dog is chained up beside the well and dodges into the well, what happens?
It falls to the bottom of the well.  If it falls more than one Z-level, it disconnects from the chain.  Chains in DF don't actually physically restrain creatures at all, they just act as mind-control devices to stop the creature from moving away under its own power.
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Re: Cavern water for wells?
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2011, 11:04:26 pm »

Update: The flying snail FB found the way up to the dining hall. Apparently everyone who was dining was also carrying a crossbow so it went pretty well.

I can just picture an off-duty marksman just casually shooting some eldrict horror climbing out of the well in the head before going back to his syrup roast without even looking twice.

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Re: Cavern water for wells?
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2011, 11:10:59 pm »

Update: The flying snail FB found the way up to the dining hall. Apparently everyone who was dining was also carrying a crossbow so it went pretty well.

I can just picture an off-duty marksman just casually shooting some eldrict horror climbing out of the well in the head before going back to his syrup roast without even looking twice.

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Re: Cavern water for wells?
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2011, 10:49:45 am »

A well should only give positive emotional effects. Unless there's a flying beastie going about, ofcourse. :P
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Re: Cavern water for wells?
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2011, 11:41:53 am »

I didn't set any safeguards for my wells and lo and behold, a flying snail forgotten beast. This should be awesome.

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