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edited 4th Apr '10 7:02:02 PM by AC
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
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:
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.
wait, there was an update? which includes a test mode?
how could I miss this?
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
I can't understand the display on this game. Or the controls.
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.
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.
So, my friend and I have started working on a fortress. I know how to play, he's totally insane, it works out.
Anyway, I normally name my first 7 and that's it. And they're named after the days of the week.
I have found a demon. It is made of chocolate.
This game is awesome.
A demon made of...
Gotta find the Hidden Fun Stuff. Sounds interesting.
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.
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.
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 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
My recent escapades
Hmm… I guess I'll finally take the plunge and try this out once the new version gets a Mac build.
edited 2nd May '10 2:44:26 AM by EricDVH
I don't play the game, but I've started to catch up: I've started to read Boatmurdered.
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.
I'm kinda dreading any graphics being added to the game. I'm so used to the ASCII now.
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.
Wooooo. Making a new fort!
again X 7.
multiple setbacks, but Operation Frank Sinatra Will succeed.
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
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.
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