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Slaves to Armok: God of Blood - Chapter II: Dwarf Fortress

Postby wwarnick » Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:12 am

Has anyone played Slaves to Armok: God of Blood - Chapter II: Dwarf Fortress? The concept is really cool, though I'm afraid the learning curve will be too steep for me. I want to get some input before I spend any time trying to figure it out.
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Postby Feud » Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:26 am

No, but it seems that we finally have a competitor with "Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie" for longest video game title.
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:09 am

Looks like there is lots of micromanagement. Get it? Dwarves - MICROmanagement. Hahahaha hm.... heh.

Since there is no Linux version, no, I never tried it or even heard of it.
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Postby KingAl » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:31 am

It's big over at TIGSource - I gather it's worth persevering with. Beyond that, I can't say much.
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Postby shinygerbil » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:25 am

Conventionally, it's known simply as "Dwarf Fortress" :P

It's bloody awesome. The learning curve is initially fairly steep, but it's a lot of good fun making a fortress. Certainly worth perservering with! (imho)

For bert: it works pretty well in Wine ;)
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Postby Mas Tnega » Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:26 pm

A friend from Uni got me into it during the summer holidays. I once tried playing with one Miner, six peasants, minimal equipment, and 50+ dogs. As a true testament to my competence, I did a lot better than usual.

With versions v0.27.169.32a+, I'm once again wondering what the hell I'm supposed to do. Not that I've spent much time trying to work it out.
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Postby shinygerbil » Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:09 pm

I'll second that. It's not like riding a bike - it's very easy to forget how to play it :(
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Postby walrus47 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:11 pm

Feud wrote:No, but it seems that we finally have a competitor with "Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie" for longest video game title.


'The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II - The Rise of the Witch King' would probably have to take that title.
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Postby KingAl » Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:32 pm

Expansion packs and episodes are cheating, whatever IGN says.
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Postby zjoere » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:24 pm

shinygerbil wrote:I'll second that. It's not like riding a bike - it's very easy to forget how to play it :(


riding a bike isn't like riding a bike either. if you know what i mean
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Postby Montyphy » Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:32 am

zjoere wrote:
shinygerbil wrote:I'll second that. It's not like riding a bike - it's very easy to forget how to play it :(


riding a bike isn't like riding a bike either. if you know what i mean


Especially when you are trying to ride a bike like this.
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Postby walrus47 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:53 am

Montyphy wrote:Especially when you are trying to ride a bike like this.


Sheriffs in Scotland?
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Postby shinygerbil » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:28 am

I don't actually know how to ride a bike. Seriously.
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Postby wwarnick » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:11 am

Back on topic, I tried the game last night and had a heck of a time figuring things out. It took me fifteen minutes to finally figure out enough to make a short tunnel in a mountain. Once I got that far, I didn't know what to do next, so I gave up for the night. The only city-builders I've played are SIMCity and SIMCity 2000 (and was terrible at both), so I'm going to have a heck of a time getting the hang of it. But perseverance is everything.

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Postby KingAl » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:10 pm

You're not allowed to have sex with a bicycle? Well, now I know.
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