Sizzledlanterns - 158 Early Summer by Jebraltix

Map Description:

Well... I was hoping to get further than this. One major mistake was using a 6x6 map. I was down to 20 FPS in the end. And... my game froze at the end of the season. Normally I would've just shaken it off and continued from the backup. It took me a few hours just to get to that point though and the biggest problem is remembering what I did. This map is from the last saved backup. Some future plans include the 5 pyramids, Giant cave spider silk factory, and the contraption to break into the adamantine pits. 140 people and 1 SIEGE. I was actually dissapointed at this and the fact that I had 2 and a half pages of trained military.
Heres a picture of the status.
Oh plus I actually removed kobolds from the game by accident... I have no idea how that happened...
Next map im going to try and get away from these "Stacked Forts" and start pushing more towards convenience and away from organized. I was trying that last fort and this fort but I always end up using a central staircase again... That also makes mistakes stand out more. I'm not entirely sure what type of map I will use, whether it is one on the ocean or one in the middle of a bottomless pit. I'll have to look around at favourites and such to decide.

Point of Interest: 5 Pyramids

( 158 Early Summer → onwards )

Microcline, Orthoclase, Alunite, and Obsidian. With rose gold in the middle. Ill probably make it complete in my next map. - Jebraltix

There are 8 comments for this map series, last post 2009-02-10

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Submitted by: Markavian` - 2009-02-08 to 153 Late Summer

A castle compound build into the side of a mountain, excellent positioning. What population are you aiming for?

I've started moving away from stack designed forts and tried to spread out and wide more, I get the feeling floors aren't far apart at all.

Submitted by: Jebraltix - 2009-02-08 to 152 Early Spring

Well I've taken a different approach to this fort due to the adamantine, One dwarf has one labor and one labor only. Right now I'm aiming for probaly 200, but I might have to lessen that because of the amount of creatures in the chasm, or I could just rush in there with an army of champion crossbowmen and hope for the best. I'm not entirely sure what you mean by stack designed forts though.

Submitted by: sava2004 - 2009-02-08 to 152 Early Spring

oh wow! i would love it if you could uppload the world and a picture of the embark site somewhere!

Submitted by: Jebraltix - 2009-02-08 to 153 Late Summer

I honestly have no clue how to upload the world, but I'll figure it out. As for the picture, I'll do my best.

Submitted by: magic dwarf - 2009-02-08 to 152 Early Spring

To find the seed go into the folder where you exported the images to, and open the notepad file called sizzledlanterns-param-regionX-XXXX-XXXX.txt
This should contain the world seed and history seed.
I don't think it tells you where you embarked though.

Submitted by: Jebraltix - 2009-02-08 to 155 Early Spring

Got it, thanks.

Submitted by: Markavian` - 2009-02-10 to 156 Early Summer

Hey Jebraltix, by stack fortresses I mean having a central stairwell and everything is a layer centered off the stairwell. I don't like the idea of having a central shaft into my fort, I prefer to have deeper levels and ornate staircases that gradually wind down.

Entirely due to personal preference.
That and dwarves slipping and falling 20 levels.

Submitted by: Jebraltix - 2009-02-10 to 152 Early Spring

Oh, I definitely like a central staircase more than a 1 level fort, I tried having a flat fortress about 2 forts ago, didnt like it very much. I more enjoy taking advantage of the z-axis.

[Message edited on 2009/02/10 at 06:52 by Jebraltix]

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