On June 26 2012 08:01 iGrok wrote: I blame you guys for getting me hooked. Man this game is addicting. It took me three fortresses to figure out how to make a well, before I was just flooding an area and then building a ramp in lol.
I don't understand military at all though. Would anyone be willing to give me some tips? I keep dying to troglodytes as soon as I hit a cavern.
You can check out several things to get a better understanding of the military. including the DF wiki and youtube tutorials.
i would be willing to help you tough. Just pm me or jump on TL teamspeak and join day-z channel. I can answer some questions or stream a short session about it i guess.
Thats right stimmed marines can outrun aeroplanes.Tasteless
DarkEnergy Netherlands. June 26 2012 17:04. Posts 499
Let's assume you captured three war cave dragons. Can you somehow train them or use them for your own purposes or do you just have to "live with them"? They are marked as "caged prisoners" on the unit list, but I somehow believe in the power of social reintegration
Blazinghand United States. June 27 2012 09:49. Posts 12834
On June 27 2012 09:43 amatoer wrote: Let's assume you captured three war cave dragons. Can you somehow train them or use them for your own purposes or do you just have to "live with them"? They are marked as "caged prisoners" on the unit list, but I somehow believe in the power of social reintegration
I'm pretty sure you can tame them-- wild ones, at least. I'm not sure you can tame the captured ones, though. Maybe after the siege ends, see if they become animals or if they stay as enemies?
When you stare into the iCCup, the iCCup stares back.
they stay as caged prisoners :/ But well... I arrived at spring (finished the year of DarkEnergy) and I think it's better to pass the turn. I have to sleep and I dont really have that much time to spend on this beautiful game
now it's either plated.rawr's or KharadBanar's turn!
Dear Mother, I arrived at Martyrtomb on the 23rd Timber, 129. According to the original plans, I should start my work in spring, but two things changed the minds of the honorable nobles of The Rainy Sword: first: the situation of that outpost. It was planned as an expansion into the wilder regions of the world. We should dominate the wilderness and bring dwarfish glory to the world. Sadly, the former rulers were incapable of handling the precarious situation. That's why it occured to them that I should be the chosen one. That brings me to the second reason: As I said, it was planned that I should arrive there in spring. At first I felt honored that they (the nobles of The Rainy Sword) chose me, but after I heard rumors about sieges and the attack of a megabeast I might have changed my mind. I would not say that I planned a top-secret escape to avoid the certain death, but I want to welcome death when I am ready. At the moment I like drinking booze, sleeping in a fine bed and sparrows for their dust baths. Eventually the nobles heard about my escape plan alternative plans for my future and made sure that I'll arrive at Martytomb soon enough. Meh. Now I am here. I can't stop thinking about this name. Martyrtomb... Martyr. Tomb... Tomb of the Martyr... I think I know what is going on. The name is a hint of the Gods. I clearly must be. There is no other possibility. The Gods tell that this place will be your last residence when you want to be brave and martyrish. So I shouldn't rush things. First, I'm going to take a look at the fort as a whole, spot the weaknesses and find some strengths. What? No, my beloved mother. I'm not a coward. I just don't share the blunt affection for steel and fights like most of the dwarfs. And you would understand me if you were here. There are eight Cave Dragons right in front of our gates! Not a problem, you say? You suggest that I should just send my men and women out there and fight the threat? I would almost consider your idea, if only those ONE HUNDRED GOBLINS would not besiege us! And no, we can't go down either, mother. Somewhere in the water there is lurking a forgotten beast. It didn't do much yet, but I think it just wants us to think that it's just a harmless, peaceful creature. And as soon as we aren't careful anymore it will not hesitate to rip off our beards. No, that beast is highly suspicious.
I was able to talk to some of the dwarfs lately and I got to say that most of them are not in great shape. I want to do something about that. They are living in rough times, maybe the roughest that this fort will ever have to face. Our military strength is not comparable to the force that is lurking outside. Many brothers and sisters lost their spouse, their parents, their children or even their whole family. And the former leader were to focussed on warfare to give our fallen friends an appropriate funeral. People are seeing ghosts of their beloved ones. They looked really worried. It is a horrible place. I wish you could be here. Sadly, oh mother, you had to haul that stupid rock through the grand hall. Father told you that they were experimenting with the supports. Even today a shiver runs down my spine when I hear a sound that remotely reminds me of the collapsing ceiling that buried both your body and your painful scream...
23rd Timber, 129 Where is the well? Did I just miss the well? This place needs a well. It's going to be built close to the hospital. And I will try to set up some soap production. I don't want to lose dwarfs due to infected wounds. And today I met this 'amatoer'. Wow. THAT is what I call a great person. I will think about something to thank him just for being around and stuff.
1st Moonstone, 129 Brace yourselfs. Winter is upon us.
3rd Moonstone, 129 It has started raining. Does anybody know if goblins can get a cold? They are just standing there. Motionless. Scary.
5th Moonstone, 129 Geshud Ezumetest, Woodcutter was weird lately. Now he's claimed the forge and began to build something. Wondering what it might be...
10th Moonstone, 129 It's a copper crown! Huh.. No goblins, no dragons? I wonder where this woodcutter has been in the past two years.. Stupid hippie dwarf, I bet he got too much sunlight lately! People want to see blood, crime and violence on those items. Not that!
Looking at the Trade Depot, I see a lot of interesting things. Cloths, weapons, barrels... It seems that one of the former ruler had a very interesting interpretation of leading a negotiation. Those things really shouldn't just be out there. Someone should take care of them and put them somewhere save, like... our stockpiles!
The farmer Mistem Eritharkim and our beloved Fishery Worker Udib Konosabsam died on 17th Moonstone, 129 because they refuse to ear, drink or wear clothes. War is a tough time. Nobody leaves it unchanged. And some never leave it...
Those cave dragons are coming closer. I think they don't look very sinister. Maybe they are just shy. Or they are coming closer slowly but steadily because something is going to happen soon. Yes, I can feel it. Are they planning an attack? Gosh, I don't have the military strength to deal with them...
This tower there outside... It is useless. The stairs were never finished, nobody can go upstais. The masons were too afraid of the goblin Pikemen to finish the construction. I wonder what they are fearing. Do they think the goblins throw the pikes at them? Or sneeze loudly and infect the poor dwarfs? This is bullshit. I feel like I'm leading a fortress full of cowards!
I feel that I need some wood. Sadly, the goblins and cave dragons out there don't seem to share their trees with us. So I have to wait for tree-like mushrooms to grow or I need a brilliant idea to get rid of the intruders in front of my door...
13th Obsidian, 129 Wait... wait.. wait... Whaaaaaaaat? Oh, nobody saw it. Now I can make up an awesome story! *hrm* Today, my brothers and sisters, is the day. The day you've been telling your children and grandchilden about. The day we all fought years for. Today, my friends, we were able to show our common enemy our strength, our willpower, OUR DANGER WHEN WE FIGHT UNITED! We were outnumbered for years, those cheesy bastards even brought their pets with them, they came to enslave us, but they were never able to get our freedom! Even though we lost some very important friends on our way, they all knew what they were dying for. We swore that their deaths would not be in vain and today we proved that we were right! We drove back all those evil forces today and didn't even lose one single soldier! That's what I call modern (d)warfare! In today's battle we showed that we fight like gods, with our fortress we show that we live like kings and now show me that we can drink like dwarfs! FOR OUR FREEDOM, FOR OUR FRIENDS!
(and if anybody asks: it's not like we just shot a couple of arrows at the pikemen who were looking down into our fort, killed some of the goblins and suddenly everybody was gone. Noooooo, it wasn't at all like this)
Spring has come, my work here is done. Overall, I think I left the fort in a better condition than I entered it. Thank you, I'm going home!
To the next leader: there is one silver Sarcophagus in the queue and I made a "room" where I wanted to place it. You can find the room in the south of Level z=6. It was dedicated for amatoer, the awesome hammerer, but I wasn't able to finish it. I would be happy to see this project finished but of cause it's up to you
I have downloaded the save file now and got everything running with the Lazy Newb Pack. It's still gonna be a while until I figure everything out and start playing though, don't count on an update until maybe tomorrow evening (and I'm not even sure about that).
On June 28 2012 02:35 KharadBanar wrote: I have downloaded the save file now and got everything running with the Lazy Newb Pack. It's still gonna be a while until I figure everything out and start playing though, don't count on an update until maybe tomorrow evening (and I'm not even sure about that).
It's allright, we would never tar and feather or hang someone who keeps us waiting.
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DarkEnergy Netherlands. June 28 2012 16:41. Posts 499
So, a not-quite mid year update for all of you: I'm currently playing out my game, and will probably finish the year tonight. The update will have to wait though until I get hold of a scanner. (That's right, I'm writing an actual pen and paper ≡Dwarf Journal≡; instead of screenshots, it will have hand drawn ASCII art. It's 7 A4 pages until the end of Granite 130, so it will probably take up quite some space. Be excited.)
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There's no such thing as a free lynch.
Synwave United States. June 29 2012 02:43. Posts 2738
On June 28 2012 23:37 KharadBanar wrote: So, a not-quite mid year update for all of you: I'm currently playing out my game, and will probably finish the year tonight. The update will have to wait though until I get hold of a scanner. (That's right, I'm writing an actual pen and paper ≡Dwarf Journal≡; instead of screenshots, it will have hand drawn ASCII art. It's 7 A4 pages until the end of Granite 130, so it will probably take up quite some space. Be excited.)
I am! *excited to see if my dorf died saving the fort or if he just got drunk on shroombeer and passed out under a table or something
The problem is that I'm in Malachite right now, and the game runs at a blazing 35 FPS. I think this is going to take another while; if I'm not done by tomorrow evening, I'm uploading the save and the next player can continue it from autumn or whatever the exact date is then.
The update is going to be epic regardless, I'm at >10 pages A4 paper already...