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AC the Devil will fear me.
the Devil will fear me.
Apr 4th 2010 at 7:01:37 PM

Macedwarf strikes again!

worstbest page topper ever

edited 4th Apr '10 7:02:02 PM by AC

CountDorku Some nights I always win from Fortitude Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Some nights I always win
Apr 5th 2010 at 3:06:25 PM

A new version?

USB Cards Thingies, gather your brethren! For tomorrow we download! (I'd do it now but I have something I can't dodge for five hours today and can ill-afford to get caught up in a new version today.)

edited 5th Apr '10 3:10:01 PM by Count Dorku

Professional contrarian on closed course. Do not attempt this take at home.
CountDorku Some nights I always win from Fortitude Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Some nights I always win
Apr 7th 2010 at 5:29:56 PM

Wow. That was...interesting.

My first new-version embark site was pretty much ideal - running water, trees, encrusted with iron ores and gemstones, and lacking anything larger than a groundhog - so I should have known there'd be a catch. Then, because as a DF player I am very paranoid and inclined to be a tad morbid about chances of survival, I built seven little stone coffins and decided to make the bottom floor a mausoleum. So I started digging down 55 levels. Located in quick succession:

  • Gold ore
  • Native silver ore
  • Various other metals
  • Marble
  • Cavern packed with elk birds
  • Cavern with GCS silk scattered around
  • A pack of migrants turning up in summer
  • Magma
  • Funnonite (forming a pillar in the magma, so if I want to get any I'll have to hollow it out).

After this, elk birds and some freakish cave thing called a 'crundle' toddled up the stairs to investigate my dwarves. I haven't completely sussed out the latest military system, so I haven't had the chance to kill the bleeders. (One got savaged by a puppy and died of its own accord, I think. The crundle is still hanging around, so I think it might be pick-to-the-head time.)

Oh, and the name of the generated world?

The Future Planet.

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mrsaturn Youkai Serious
Youkai Serious
Apr 7th 2010 at 6:10:32 PM

wait, there was an update? which includes a test mode?

how could I miss this?

They assed first. I am only retaliating in an ass way. -The Dead Man's Life
Hydrall 「MENACING」 from Dio's Mansion, Cairo Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
「MENACING」
Apr 8th 2010 at 2:09:38 PM

Can I keep my saves- Wait, why do I care, they all died anyways.

One by me forgetting to make any alcohol...

edited 8th Apr '10 2:09:45 PM by Hydrall

Plumbum The Plum and Only from Chichester, United Kingdom Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
The Plum and Only
Apr 8th 2010 at 3:08:47 PM

I can't understand the display on this game. Or the controls.

Curse the ill fortune that led you to me.
Hydrall 「MENACING」 from Dio's Mansion, Cairo Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
「MENACING」
Apr 8th 2010 at 3:12:03 PM

Well, it's a really, really complicated game. Don't be discouraged if you don't understand it the first time. Or the second.

Seven fortresses in, I still really have no idea what I'm doing.

mrsaturn Youkai Serious
Youkai Serious
Apr 8th 2010 at 5:13:19 PM

Now that there's a new edition, I'll have to remap the controls to be laptop-friendly again.

It is nice to hear that there are now actual things to find underground. One of my first Dwarf Fortress forts was a glacier, and the mining was... er... sparse.

They assed first. I am only retaliating in an ass way. -The Dead Man's Life
Hydrall 「MENACING」 from Dio's Mansion, Cairo Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
「MENACING」
Apr 11th 2010 at 4:13:44 PM

So, my friend and I have started working on a fortress. I know how to play, he's totally insane, it works out.

The facts:

  • We have a dwarf who we nicknamed Daaaugh!. We were running out of names, and so we called the marksdwarf/hunter that. We expected him to hunt. We didn't expect him to wipe out the entire biosphere of the large area we chose, which was a big map and with plenty of hostile animals. And he did it twice. Killed every wolf, bear, hoary marmot and anything else in his way. Without ever picking up the bolts for his crossbow. So now we've got him in full plate armor with a shield and crossbow, no bolts, and he'll just beat down everything with the bow.
  • I accidently flooded the fortress... With stone! I thought digging into claystone was a good idea. So now we have more stone then we can possibly use for useful things, so...
  • We're building a totally pointless, eight story high tower built entirely of claystone. And it has a moat and everything. But my dwarves keep walling themselves into corners and dying, so its not going so well.

Iverum from outside the key
Apr 11th 2010 at 4:17:18 PM

  • You'll always have too much stone. Use dumps to quantum stockpile.
  • To solve the walling themselves in be sure you build corners first.

Anyway, I normally name my first 7 and that's it. And they're named after the days of the week.

dysfunctional human artistry
Thnikkafan ? from Faroe Islands (not really) Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Apr 11th 2010 at 5:10:03 PM

I have found a demon. It is made of chocolate.

This game is awesome.

Anyone who assigns themselves loads of character tropes is someone to be worried about.
Hydrall 「MENACING」 from Dio's Mansion, Cairo Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
「MENACING」
Apr 12th 2010 at 3:25:16 PM

A demon made of...

Gotta find the Hidden Fun Stuff. Sounds interesting.

CountDorku Some nights I always win from Fortitude Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Some nights I always win
Apr 13th 2010 at 4:31:40 PM

I had half a fortress raped to death by ice sheep monsters from hell.

I love this game, I don't say that often enough.

Professional contrarian on closed course. Do not attempt this take at home.
Apr 13th 2010 at 6:53:13 PM

The Test Arena is amazing fun.

You can create battles and watch them unfold...and then read the horrifyingly accurate descriptions of battle.

I had two cats versus two zombie cats. They tore each other up, but didn't kill each other. So I got bored, and made a giant cheetah kill the regular cats, severing a leg in the process.

Rophel The over-analyst from the office
The over-analyst
Apr 16th 2010 at 1:53:30 PM

I'm not going to download the new version until the fortress I'm currently running (Beard Tower, how appropriate)finishes its era. When I have no idea what to do, I devise a new method for wiping out Goblin invasions, such as the Death Maze and the tower of zinc and glass to house my captured dragon, Kara Gemjewels, the Diamond of Taxes who I imagine to be a pink, klutzy, Valley Girl-style dragon.

Sometimes I flash back to watching the drawing show, "Pappy Drewitt" as a child, only now I've grown up and instead of ways to get to Drawing World, it's execution methods. "Oh hello there, Sigun, and Amost, and Vabok, and don't forget Urist! What are we going to use on the goblins today? We have the drawbridge, the lava pit, the firing squad, the Death Maze, the Guard Dog Show...

I finally did it and signed up.
Vorthon from a pale blue dot
Apr 22nd 2010 at 9:41:02 AM

I love DF! I'm goofing around with creatures and syndromes now.

A recent attempt was a eight-armed monstrosity with no legs (the arms fill that role), only two fingers on each hand, a tail with a stinger on the end, charcoal-coloured skin, and pure white eyes.

I tested it out (and its new toxin) in arena mode, and the poor dwarf got a fever, started puking, passed out, and after a while he started to bleed, then his nervous tissue and brain started to swell, then after his nervous tissue and brain were swollen as much as physically possible, they started to rot. After that he just kinda bled to death...

I also managed to form a secure base in a cavern with only my seven starting dwarves, and no military skills! Now when that troll gets near, I'm gonna whack it with a drawbridge...

I'm in deep need of therapy, aren't I? I really need to stop staying up so late...

edited 22nd Apr '10 9:42:07 AM by Vorthon

"If there are any gods whose chief concern is man, they can't be very important gods." - Arthur C. Clarke
Lanceleoghauni Cyborg Helmsman from Z or R Twice Relationship Status: In my bunk
Apr 25th 2010 at 7:13:02 PM "Coffee! Coffeecoffeecoffee! Coffee! Not as strong as Meth-amphetamine, but it lets you keep your teeth!"
May 2nd 2010 at 2:44:04 AM

Hmm… I guess I'll finally take the plunge and try this out once the new version gets a Mac build.

Eric,

edited 2nd May '10 2:44:26 AM by EricDVH

Medinoc Chaotic Greedy from France
Chaotic Greedy
May 3rd 2010 at 1:54:27 AM

I don't play the game, but I've started to catch up: I've started to read Boatmurdered.

"And as long as a sack of shit is not a good thing to be, chivalry will never die."
mahel042 State-sponsored username from Stockholm,Sweden
State-sponsored username
May 3rd 2010 at 2:11:33 AM

Ah your still a dimension behind then. I have played a little with the new version but I'm waiting for the Graphics merge thing before starting anything big.

In the quiet of the night, the Neocount of Merentha mused: How long does evolution take, among the damned?
Iverum from outside the key
May 3rd 2010 at 2:16:19 AM

I'm kinda dreading any graphics being added to the game. I'm so used to the ASCII now.

dysfunctional human artistry
mahel042 State-sponsored username from Stockholm,Sweden
State-sponsored username
May 3rd 2010 at 3:25:28 AM

I'm not sure but AFAIK there is never going to be an official graphics pack. The only thing I would want out of a graphics pack is already fixed be the visualizers.

In the quiet of the night, the Neocount of Merentha mused: How long does evolution take, among the damned?
Lanceleoghauni Cyborg Helmsman from Z or R Twice Relationship Status: In my bunk
Jun 19th 2010 at 4:45:58 PM

Wooooo. Making a new fort!

again X 7.

multiple setbacks, but Operation Frank Sinatra Will succeed.

"Coffee! Coffeecoffeecoffee! Coffee! Not as strong as Meth-amphetamine, but it lets you keep your teeth!"
Medinoc Chaotic Greedy from France
Chaotic Greedy
Jun 20th 2010 at 3:31:26 AM

I've never played the game, but I have finished reading Boatmurdered.

If I understood correctly the ending, nobles are a plague of dwarfdom, because they're useless, actually harmful with their whims, and you can't order them killed so the only way to get rid of them is for an accident to happen.

No wonder seeing a whole migrant pack of them was the final straw...

PS: According to the screenshots, Boatmurdered seemed to be limited to one floor. Were multiple floors added in a later version?

edited 20th Jun '10 3:32:21 AM by Medinoc

"And as long as a sack of shit is not a good thing to be, chivalry will never die."
mahel042 State-sponsored username from Stockholm,Sweden
State-sponsored username
Jun 20th 2010 at 3:45:08 AM

Yeah, boatmurdered was made using the old 2d version.

Started a new fortress using the linux version yesterday as i needed something to disttract me from the swedish "royal" wedding.

In the quiet of the night, the Neocount of Merentha mused: How long does evolution take, among the damned?

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