About carping time! We finally have our dry-dock setup, now we're beginning our work on the ship itself. HUZZAH!
The ship will be built in a semi-traditional format, it'll be interesting to watch it get built.
(For those of you patient enough to enjoy the backstory, I might allow cameo appearances.)
The dry-dock is finally ready. I know what it looks like from there; shut it.
What's going on is that this is a preliminary step to getting the bottom-deck ready for construction.
The double-bridge allows for the other side of the bridge (the airship's) to be constructed as a drawbridge/door. Of course, this is a bit tricky to pull off, so to keep it relatively cheap in the construction department, I used my masons to build two sub-bridges, the other side is going to be wooden. So in the meantime, this will be a temp-bridge. Easily dismantleable.
And yes, it was a long, hard process and the air was thick with tension, and invaders provide a stiff competition for survival. Of course, after 2 years of lawlessness (sort of), my dwarves are hardened to the cold nature that is of a shower of calamity. We shoot for the sky! - Itnetlolor
There are 21 comments for this map series, last post 2013-03-26
( 203 Early Spring to 204 Early Spring )
Keep climbing up levels to appreciate the rest of this structure while it stands; because soon enough, it'll be beaten by a glorious airship next year. - Itnetlolor
( 203 Early Spring to 205 Early Spring )
The entire fort will only be updated if anything significant occurs. - Itnetlolor
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Submitted by: Markavian - 2009-12-30 to 205 Early Autumn
I think you can do a better job with the dining hall :)
the stockpile looks a bit too multi-purpose at the moment, and there's a lot of clutter in there.
Submitted by: Quietust - 2009-12-30 to 205 Early Autumn
There seems to be a distinct lack of structural support on that airship - do you have cave-ins disabled?
Submitted by: Markavian - 2010-01-01 to 205 Early Autumn
Ahhh... so that's what it is, an airship. Had me confused for a while.
Submitted by: Itnetlolor - 2010-01-09 to 205 Early Autumn
I'm still on a bit of a cleanup duty. That's why the dining hall still has a ton of crap in there.
Fortunately, I finally found a use for that hallway in my fort. It's the new market district. That's where I'll be storing most of my crap and some of the food. Plus, it'll help supply the airship when the time comes.
Like I said, still much to clean up, as well as build upon before I feel secure enough in working on this further.
In regards to the dining hall, I have a drink locker as well as a food locker. When those are at full stock, my kitchen/still will contain the surplus, and any remainder will go directly to market. Provided I have adequate barrel supply.
As for how the airship looks. I'm building it more how such a ship would be built. I still have much work to do with it. Got quite a skeleton still. And yes CAVE-IN:OFF.
I wanted it to be convincing. BTW, I'm making sure I don't make anything else unstable that would trigger a cave-in. You know, keep it plausible. (BTW, drawbridges cannot support anything. IE- cave-in if you try.)
Submitted by: magic dwarf - 2010-01-20 to 206 Early Summer
you can usually survive a tantrum spiral, as long as there are a few dwarfs left, you'll get tons of migrants next season
Submitted by: ClsfdKidd - 2010-01-21 to 206 Early Summer
A nice pickle indeed. You have enough wealth that you can most likely make it out of the spiral. Don't give up!
Also you made my day by using the word "gorram".
Submitted by: Itnetlolor - 2010-01-21 to 206 Early Summer
I apologize to everyone for not getting an update after the massacre. I was too late on the draw to update the aftermath. But it crumbled to it's very end.
Sending one more embark hopefully tonight.
I'm amazed I have more fans than I thought regarding this project. ^_^
[Message edited on 2010/01/21 at 02:27 by Itnetlolor]
Okay, I fixed it some time ago.
Oh yeah, and thanks to whoever Tropified this project.
Military Mashup Machine? Sweet.
[Message edited on 2010/01/28 at 12:31 by Itnetlolor]
Submitted by: Graf - 2010-01-29 to 207 Late Winter
What is that armored ape looking thing near the ship?
Submitted by: Itnetlolor - 2010-01-29 - Removed
Submitted by: Itnetlolor - 2010-01-29 to 207 Late Winter
That would be a CaveSwallowMan.
Annoying buggers, especially in great numbers. Speaking of which, you ought to take a gander at that chasm and bottomless pit. My goodness, they're clowncars. Fortunately, not full of clowns.
Submitted by: Retro - 2010-02-11 to 211 Early Spring
In response to your 'The Only Exit' POI, I'd guess the imps just swam up onto that ramp to the left of the pipe and then got into the fort that way. It looks like you have a drawbridge lock in place, but the imps can climb out of the magma right onto the ramp. I'm guessing you have fortifications in the paths to under those magma buildings as well, but if you happen not to, that's the other likely candidate as you don't have all the exposed magma tiles under the magma buildings covered by the impassable tiles.
Submitted by: Dorten - 2010-03-03 to 211 Early Autumn
Submitted by: Itnetlolor - 2010-03-03 to 211 Early Autumn
I'll maybe post a Visfort pic at the end of the year.
Is it possible to spoiler pictures to save room?
[Message edited on 2010/03/03 at 04:15 by Itnetlolor]
Submitted by: Itnetlolor - 2010-03-04 to 212 Early Spring
Here's the Visfort for the end of the year, as promised.
[Message edited on 2010/03/04 at 12:46 by Itnetlolor]
Submitted by: Itnetlolor - 2010-03-30 to 213 Early Autumn
And here's the latest it looks right now. Not 100% complete, but damn close enough. I'll replace it with the completed in due time. Plus, I'll modify the image to look how I imagine it to look with props.
[Message edited on 2010/03/30 at 11:17 by Itnetlolor]
Submitted by: Retro - 2010-04-05 to 214 Early Spring
Bravo! You worked on that thing a damn long time; I commend you on your commitment. Also, the number of maps in the series is utterly terrifying.
Submitted by: Itnetlolor - 2010-04-05 to 214 Early Spring
Know what else is terrifying? If you want to relive any bit of the history (IE- all of the listed maps), I hope you have roughly 388MB available on your hard drive. And fortunately, that's unpacked.
As for the RAR collection, 5 in all, that's still 366MB total. So yeah...
Of course, you'll have to check out DFFD or my project's OP for the links.
[Message edited on 2010/04/05 at 03:22 by Itnetlolor]
Submitted by: Markavian - 2010-04-05 to 214 Early Spring
Looks terrifying, good work Itnetlodor. *favourites*
Submitted by: Itnetlolor - 2011-01-30 to 214 Early Spring
I also have this a an MCEdit schematic if you want it imported into Minecraft.
Screenshots (Steampunk texture pack):
Download it here
As of now, the schematic has been downloaded more than 1500 times.
[Message edited on 2011/08/19 at 08:51 by Itnetlolor]
Submitted by: Itnetlolor - 2011-02-18 to 214 Early Spring
There are potential plans for a successor to the Bloodfist to be produced eventually.
Bigger, faster, stronger, better.
Oh yeah, and it'll be made in the more recent versions of DF as well, for added challenge, since I'm not as familiar with it yet. So it'll have the same amount of fun as this one had in production.
Submitted by: Itnetlolor - 2011-04-24 to 214 Early Spring
Good news everyone!
As the new releases of Minecraft keep on coming out, I will be updating the schematic in my free time. I'll still have the original package available for download, but the recent updates will include some improvements to the overall design that didn't translate well enough initially. So, for example, the crew quarters will have proper beds that you can sleep in, certain pieces of scenery will look more how they should (props, emblems), and when pistons are released as well, I'll even try to make some mechanism connectors which should explain how the boilers can connect. I don't have a release date set, since this will be done in my free time, but for the continuing support, I feel I might as well make an update to keep up.
While working on the improvements, I'll be thinking of what else I'll include in the Bloodaxe, the Successor to the Bloodfist. Bigger, faster, stronger, better.
Provided the next updates go how I think they will, I might begin working on it when .26-.28 releases (depending on new bugs unleashed, and when I get the blueprints ready).
[Message edited on 2011/04/24 at 01:05 by Itnetlolor]
Submitted by: Itnetlolor - 2013-03-26 to 214 Early Spring
To any previous fans of the Bloodfist: Good News!
I am in the works of setting the plans up for the next addition to the Blood-Class airships, the Bloodaxe.
All I can say about it is that this thing is huge. Up to twice the size of the Bloodfist (BF had 4 decks, BA has 8 decks, and is slightly longer and wider, while at it), and better designed overall. The Bloodaxe does what, in hindsight, I wish I did with the Bloodfist. Naturally, the Bloodaxe, due to it's scale, will take a considerable amount of time. However, I might do something similar with this, except maybe make it a community fort kind of thing.
The building process will still be similar (standard shipwright procedure (Skeleton, Hull, and then Internals), but the updates will be less frequent. Instead of seasonal, it will be every half-year to whole year update chunks. This would also be due to my improved playing ability, and a better selection of where to build it, and how to defend it.
Besides the references here, here's a better reminder of how I still intend to build it, just like this one:
I hope to be able to get started on it as soon as the week after Easter.
[Message edited on 2013/03/26 at 02:11 by Itnetlolor]