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Journeyman Overlording the Underworld from On a throne in a vault overlooking the Wasteland
Overlording the Underworld
Jun 23rd 2018 at 6:44:35 PM

I modded out Aquifers, as is my standard, and genned a world. I'm bustling about the house a bit, so haven't gotten settled in to play quite yet.

This is going to be fun. Wonder how long I can keep it up. I'd love it if I could offload the bulk of raw resource work to my outlands and just devote my fortress population to warfare and refinery work.

ETA: The ability to name your buildings is something I didn't realize how much I wanted/needed til now. It's nice being able to differentiate at a glance what each stockpile is for.

edited 23rd Jun '18 7:24:14 PM by Journeyman

Sep 12th 2018 at 7:44:22 AM

Holy hell, why didn't I start playing with the job conditions on the Manager screen sooner? No more over-producing shit that I can't be bothered to count. No more passing on industries because they're a pain to micromanage. Combine that with Planning mode that DF Hack adds to placing items in the fortress, and I can automate basically everything, up to and including building rooms for my nobles with only masterwork, decorated furniture.

Edit: What's up with fighting though? I've been running multiple forts over 5 to ten year spans and never had an enemy show up aside from the occasional forgotten beast that I lock up in the caverns. Even after I started a war with a goblin civilization and an elf civilization at the same time.

Edited by CDRW on Sep 12th 2018 at 7:45:49 AM

Urinate with precision and elegance.
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Sep 12th 2018 at 11:40:32 AM

If you kick their asses hard enough in a few fights you tend to end their excursion permanently. A few of the Succession Forts we ran were a bit too lethal in terms of military, traps, and in one case, a volcano.

Edited by TuefelHundenIV on Sep 12th 2018 at 1:40:41 PM

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Sep 12th 2018 at 1:43:34 PM

I still want to try my hand at a succession fort. I don't think I could resist the temptation to start all the wars though.

Urinate with precision and elegance.
Rotpar FUCKING COUCH BARD! from California Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
FUCKING COUCH BARD!
Feb 18th 2019 at 6:54:50 AM

Was getting worried why I couldn't get a wagon through to my depot, it turns out it was a snow-covered boulder directly outside the gates. That's gone now and so "Frozen: the Fortress" can receive trade. I was starting to think these mountains were completely inaccessible.

"But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you." - O'Brien, 1984
Journeyman Overlording the Underworld from On a throne in a vault overlooking the Wasteland
Overlording the Underworld
Feb 18th 2019 at 12:39:09 PM

Good. I'm just quietly awaiting the next version of the game. With party mode, it feels like it'll be a tile based version of Kenshi now. And that's not a bad thing.

Rotpar FUCKING COUCH BARD! from California Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
FUCKING COUCH BARD!
Feb 20th 2019 at 12:09:32 PM

Commemorating my first fatality in Frozen the Fortress by building a statue of her death and placing it with her coffin. This'll be our burial tradition.

"But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you." - O'Brien, 1984
Journeyman Overlording the Underworld from On a throne in a vault overlooking the Wasteland
Overlording the Underworld
Feb 20th 2019 at 1:15:52 PM

As opposed to celebrating her life with a statue of her in her work gear to signify who she was.

TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Feb 20th 2019 at 2:02:52 PM

It is Dwarf Fortress where commemoration of murder by cheese is not unheard of.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Lanceleoghauni Cyborg Helmsman from Z or R Twice Relationship Status: In my bunk
Feb 20th 2019 at 4:51:08 PM

Everyone's got a life. Few people died tragically thanks to some !!Cheese!! being hurled by a were-hippo who just had their other arm torn off by the deceased.

"Coffee! Coffeecoffeecoffee! Coffee! Not as strong as Meth-amphetamine, but it lets you keep your teeth!"
Rotpar FUCKING COUCH BARD! from California Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
FUCKING COUCH BARD!
Feb 20th 2019 at 9:52:59 PM

Well, we wouldn't have to "remember" her if she were still alive now, would we? tongue

"But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you." - O'Brien, 1984
Rotpar FUCKING COUCH BARD! from California Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
FUCKING COUCH BARD!
Feb 28th 2019 at 11:59:02 AM

Can't recall, anything special need to be done to harvest bones from corpses? Slaughtered animals and military kills?

"But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you." - O'Brien, 1984
thatother1dude here from the land off the ill, annoyin' Relationship Status: Mu
here
Feb 28th 2019 at 12:18:05 PM

Won’t sane dwarves refuse to butcher the corpses of sapient races? Or did you mean “military animal/monster kills”?

Edited by thatother1dude on Feb 28th 2019 at 2:18:40 PM

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wingedcatgirl flap flap meow from Catgirl Heaven, presumably Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
flap flap meow
Feb 28th 2019 at 5:28:32 PM

They also have to be large enough to have pieces.

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TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Feb 28th 2019 at 7:49:49 PM

You also have make sure your dwarves have permission to handle corpses and bits. Make sure you haven't forbidden body parts.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Rotpar FUCKING COUCH BARD! from California Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
FUCKING COUCH BARD!
Mar 5th 2019 at 8:39:12 AM

That's probably the problem, my werecamel changed back into a women when they killed her, so no human-bone crafts.

Anyway, doing well at Frozen: the Fortress, and I've replaced the slain war dogs chained to the fortress gates with tame war grizzlies.

"But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you." - O'Brien, 1984
Rytex That Guy With The Face from Here. Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
wingedcatgirl flap flap meow from Catgirl Heaven, presumably Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
flap flap meow
Mar 13th 2019 at 8:51:06 AM

I mean, it's always getting closer.

But the stated reason is to be surer of having money for medical expenses, so probably not in the sense you're thinking.

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FuzzyBoots from Outlying borough of Pittsburgh (there's a lot of Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
Rotpar FUCKING COUCH BARD! from California Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
FUCKING COUCH BARD!
Mar 13th 2019 at 10:25:04 AM

Holy mother of fuck!

I don't know if this is amazing or terrible.

"But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you." - O'Brien, 1984
Lanceleoghauni Cyborg Helmsman from Z or R Twice Relationship Status: In my bunk
Mar 13th 2019 at 1:03:30 PM

I mean it's pretty terrible given the rationale is "if literally anything happens to us we could be fucked for the rest of our considerably shortened lives."

the US is a mess.

"Coffee! Coffeecoffeecoffee! Coffee! Not as strong as Meth-amphetamine, but it lets you keep your teeth!"
Journeyman Overlording the Underworld from On a throne in a vault overlooking the Wasteland
Overlording the Underworld
Mar 13th 2019 at 5:17:26 PM

With the ease features being added, I'll be looking to get it soon after release. Assuming the graphical issue I have is fixed (My graphics card doesn't display the menu highlighter very well so I have to guess what option I'm over) I will be doing a Let's Play fortress on my You Tube channel to support this.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8MAFazsXjXy_Pcs2uL1GjQ

TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Mar 13th 2019 at 8:27:16 PM

The missus and I will be buying a copy off of steam since it helps them.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Yinyang107 from the True North Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Mar 13th 2019 at 8:29:21 PM

Same here, plus Workshop support is a big deal for me.

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onyhow Too much adorableness from Land of the headpats Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Too much adorableness
Mar 14th 2019 at 4:26:19 AM

Tried to get in the game a few times...never works. Good to see the game releasing on Steam with official graphics pack though! Might pick that up and try again.

Give me cute or give me...something?

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