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Author Topic: Any one playing Dwarf Fortress?  (Read 863 times)

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« on: October 27, 2017, 03:43:56 pm »
I load it up and give it a twirl every now and then.  I was going to down load a fresh copy (I've got a forest fire bug) looking through the notes it looks like he's added some new stuff in.  You can send squads on adventures now?  

Or is that just the adventure mode?

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 07:37:01 pm »
I used to, but got tired of them endlessly making the broken parts more complicated...and even more broken. Let me know if it's even close to working properly on some level.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 02:57:51 am »
Everyone died so quickly I never felt the need to stick it out but it was fun.

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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 02:12:46 pm »
I was really into the game many moons ago. I'm too old and lack the time for it now and days.

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 04:41:42 pm »
I load it up.  Play compulsively for a couple days or a week, then I won't touch the thing for months or a year.

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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 11:56:57 am »
I tried it, sadly it's not exactly the most enjoyable game out there ;/

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 12:15:03 pm »
Well its barely playable.  And once you learn it there isn't much game to hold you.  But learning it and exploring is fun.

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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2017, 12:48:20 am »
I played it for a while, and another while, and another while.

I think it's really interesting and greatly amusing in many ways, but also flawed.

When Tarn added the elevations to outdoor terrain in adventure mode, I had a hard time figuring out the display and controls, which discouraged me.

I mainly liked playing adventure mode, and mainly just read about other people's stories and bug reports about managing fortresses, as that seemed to be more management than I wanted to do.

But I found adventure mode limited and annoying, especially because the combat system had messed up values. I even tried modding the equipment to fix the problems, but it wasn't really possible because there are just some extremely off parts to the combat mechanics. It was frustrating because I actually like several aspects of the combat system, but just when I'm getting into it, even with my modded values, some ranged attack will do UBER DAMAGE because it is a ranged attack and ranged attacks just sometimes do uber damage for no good reason.

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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 10:00:49 pm »
Quote from: giggo70;1005839
I tried it, sadly it's not exactly the most enjoyable game out there ;/


Agreed. I tried playing it recently, and it felt way too overwhelming.

On the flip side, I've really enjoyed RimWorld. It's definitely inspired by DF and has a more user-friendly interface. There's still a learning cliff though.