Vabokmeb "Orbinches" - 1100 by Genuine

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Happy 1100th from Orbinches!

This fort is still very much a work in progress and I have an absolute ton of work to do before I will consider it finished.

There are 17 comments for this map series, last post 2008-03-02

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Submitted by: Markavian - 2007-07-03 to 1100

That's so cool. All of it. I love circular rooms, I always try to put them into my forts (except the recent ones). You've taken it to the next level! Some vast patterns you've got there.

Submitted by: Lord Qyburn - 2007-07-03 to 1100

My God. It's....full of stars.

Submitted by: BridgeBurner - 2007-08-05 to 1105 Early Spring

I have only this to say: Speed Kills

(Seriously, this is by far one of the best fortresses I've ever seen and I look at all of them)

Submitted by: Markavian - 2007-08-05 to 1105 Early Spring

It just keeps looking better and better... I get this reminder of the Legend of Zelda the way you've named the different temples... and I can imagine that very small feeling as you walk into those immensely sized rooms. Fantastic work.

Submitted by: Bagpuss - 2007-08-20 to 1107 Early Spring

Sweet baby dwarf Jesus!

Submitted by: Markavian - 2007-08-20 to 1107 Early Spring

Bagpuss, "Where, where?!"
There's even an awesome road pattern to boot.

Genuine, now that Point of Interest sharing is in, can you share the rest of the room descriptions from your earlier entries across the newer maps?

Submitted by: Anxiety - 2007-08-30 to 1107 Early Spring

I need a new pair of pants...

Also, Copperblazes has a challenger!

Submitted by: Slartibartfast - 2007-09-01 to 1107 Early Spring

Did you use granite.exe for the circle of silver and circle of bronze?
It seems impossible to get so many clean tiles :o

(amazing! by the way)

Submitted by: PresidentEvil - 2007-09-01 to 1107 Early Spring

You know, bridges are not counted when checking for collapses.

So it's actually possible to remove all the supports in that dragon mural.

Submitted by: Markavian - 2007-09-01 to 1107 Early Spring

PresidentEvil, I've not heard that before... would you want to try removing all supports in a 7x7 area with a single tile bridge in place? I understand it over the cave river, but not elsewhere in the fort.

Submitted by: Fedor - 2007-09-10 to 1107 Early Spring

I. Am. In. Awe. The skill, imagination, and patience needed to make this Artifact-quality fort is mind-boggling. What's your created wealth? How many legendary miners did you train?

Submitted by: Genuine - 2007-09-15 to 1107 Early Spring

Oh hey, comments. I've been working on a new fort design and haven't checked on this one in quite a while, so I wasn't aware there were questions.

First off, no tools were used creating the fort (aside from Photoshop so I could plan out the dragon). Other than that, I have not used Granite.exe or anything else in its construction.

Second, the fort only utilizes about 4 legendary miners, though almost every single regular dwarf except for 1 or 2 are legendary. Also, created wealth is very low because I have not double engraved large swaths of the cavern, and am avoiding creating too many objects to keep hauling down so the game keeps up at a moderate pace. Overall, I think the wealth is at only ~6 million or so.

Finally, my own personal opinion of the fort is that it suffers from some severe problems. No immigration coupled with thousands of pieces of useless goblin equipment are slowing the fort's progress to almost nil. New designs should address these mistakes and problems.

Oh, and bridges ARE counted when checking for collapses. I've had the inner bridges that cross the chasm collapse on me when removing the wall around them.

Submitted by: Savok - 2007-09-23 to 1107 Early Spring

Do you plan to make an Orbinches in 3D?

That would be incredible.

Submitted by: Markavian` - 2007-09-23 to 1107 Early Spring

Savok, there are so many forts that would look awesome in 3D... but this perhaps is definitely a fort that would excel in the third dimension. O.o Its just so vast.

Submitted by: Muffles - 2008-03-01 to 1100

Oh my...

Submitted by: KaelemGaen - 2008-03-02 to 1107 Early Spring

Now a silly question. What are the things you used to do the mural? They're not floors... I wonder if it is something that isn't in the 3d version but if it is... what are they?

Submitted by: GrimmSweeper - 2008-03-02 to 1100

Bridges, my good sir. That's how flooring was done before actual constructed floors were put in place.

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