Holy crap! I know this has been said before but I never clicked on this thread, because I didn't see what the purpose of a "Single player Dwarf Fortress" was (since the original is already SP).
I am buying this the second I get off work.
Or even ""multiplayer dwarf fortress."
Minecraft! (single dwarf fortress playing)
Minecraft! (single dwarf playing fortress)
Minecraft! (multiple single dwarves playing fortress/es)
Minecraft! (single dwarf seeks fortress player for long-term relationship)
Anyway. Did you guys see today's game name change (and popup yellow text as well)? Hehe!
Amusingly, I restarted the game to see what i would get for the yellow text and I got ... "singleplayer!".
Wow, so I got home around 5:00pm and picked up the game. I really needed to go for a run, make dinner, and get some other miscellaneous stuff done around the house but I decided to download the game real fast and give it a brief look.
Yea, here it is 6 hours later, and out of all the things I needed to do this evening, the only thing that actually got done was a little fortress built off shore in this damn game. I don't even know how to do anything yet, I mean my crowning achievement was figuring out that there was a Crafting screen, and that I could break wood down into 4 boards/planks or whatever. That saved me some resource gathering.
Still, if I can have this much fun with nothing but a good old fashioned fist and a few pieces of wood, this game has got some serious potential!
And I have to say, my favorite thing so far is punching pigs off mountain tops and then scooping up all the delicious ham off of the valley floor. Yes, I'm easily entertained.
This game has kicked my ass the past couple days. All started when I was out exploring the world. The sun started to set so I took shelter in a small cave. I walled up the entrance and figured I'd kill time by just digging downwards and seeing what I can find. After a bit of time I stumbled upon the largest cave structure I have seen yet. I was in this cave for about 4 hours constantly finding new areas to explore. There were also enemies galore so I was proceeding very cautiously. Found my first gold vein, found my first diamonds, and encountered slimes for the first time. Everything was going so well, and then a zombie freakin jumped on me. All of a sudden I'm dead with no chance to react. I respawn and it's night time. Take a couple steps and suddenly I have skeletons shooting arrows at me. Thankfully I managed to retreat into one of my first homes with a single heart left. At that point I called it a night all pissed I lost everything.
The next day I think to myself that there is a chance of recovering my items, but knowing I'd have no chance with all the enemies and only one heart, I switch from hard to peaceful difficulty temporarily. I run all the way back and sure enough all my items are still there! My precious diamonds and loads of iron, back in my possession. I'd like to say at this point that I went back immediately and stored everything, but that damn peaceful setting made me overconfident. No enemies? Regenerating health? How can anything go wrong, I'll just explore a little bit more. I start to get reckless. I step into lava for the first time accidentally and survive no problem. I jump off higher areas and take fall damage only to have it heal back up in seconds. I spot a chunk of redstone and start mining it.......while standing on top of it. I break through the stone and fall right into lava, dying a horrible death and destroying all my items.
Despite losing everything in my inventory I went back to the cave since I had actually stored a bunch of iron ingots and other stuff there. I looted everything and left the cave. It was nighttime, but I was on peaceful difficulty. No mobs are gonna get me! I'll just walk on home, it's right over there I'm positive. 5 minutes later I realize I'm completely lost. The in-game days go by as I'm running around looking for home. I build a boat and drive it around. It clips the side of one lone dirt block floating in the ocean and explodes into sticks and planks. Over an hour went by so I gave up and drowned myself in a waterfall, gaining nothing and losing lots in the end.
Think I'll crank the difficulty back up to hard, peaceful setting totally wrecked me. Died more in a few hours on peaceful than a few days of playing on hard.
Heh I like this game better and better the more tales like the above I read. My biggest misadventure so far: The Slimefall. Sadly I did not react quickly enough to make a screenshot. But basically this is what happened: I am exploring a huge cavern and my Inventory is brimming with loot. Killed some Skellies and some Zombies and also some slimes, I feel pretty Confident. Basically I am on my way back home when I look up. And there it is: My First Diamond!! I cannot in good conscience leave it behind. No sir, not me! So I Climb up the wall and start Picking away. The Stone breaks, the shimmering beauty of the diamond sparkling and reflecting in my eye. I am overjoyed and look back up to see if there is any more diamond to be had. Then, everything happens very fast.
I glance a sad face in the corner of my eye and hear a "ssSSssssSSSss". I Drop back to the ground, and KABOOM the creeper explodes right above my head taking a chunk of my life with him. I am lucky to be alive, but then... The slime came. A lot of slime. Seriously A LOT of slime. They kept on pouring through the hole right down on me. There where so many I could not even move a single block backwards or forwards, Slimes everywhere, small and big alike. I had no chance and got eaten quickly. I managed to take some down with me, but the flood did not stop. It must have been 20-30 Slimes easily. It has been a long time since I was that shocked and surprised from a game. What a cunning trap that was to bait greedy adventurers like that.
I tried to hike back and get my stuff, but alas I got lost in the Cavern and ended up dying in lava while being chased by skeletons.
Penniless and without resources I boarded the entrance and called it a day. Time to start anew. In a different world. Let the slimes have that one!
Last edited by ImaTarget; 07-30-2010 at 03:12 AM. Reason: stuff
Bought it last night. Have no idea what I'm doing but it's fun wandering around. Apparently things get interesting at night....
Thanks GuildBoss, I was just hopping in the thread to see about newbie guides/tutorials.
I tried spawning some worlds and I kept alternating between Caribbean Paradise (lots of water, sand, and little islands) and Geometric Challenges (very sharp up and down bits, floating islands, overhangs, the lots). I finally found a world that does both, and now I'm trying to create a sub pen in a cliff side. I'm torn between either going off to explore until I find a perfect spot or just settling in for a looooooooooong excavation project.
Meanwhile my other world, a snow one (which is a bit of a PITA actually - I just realized why my garden isn't working! the snowfall covers the panes of glass!) is developing nicely. After getting utterly lost and creating a series of HUGE (like 20 blocks tall) landmarks to never get lost again, I found my original lair and am now working on a skyway. It'll become either a mine track or an aqueduct, haven't decided yet. Either way, it's going to be huge since my two lairs are separated by quite a distance. It'll be pretty awesome when it's done :)
So ... is there any other way to build forward of you without edging forward and trying to get a glimpse of the block's side? I swear I saw people (like in that TNT video I think) just spawn blocks forward ... but maybe they have hax.
In the last 24 hours, 1569 have bought the game.
Holy shit. The guy is increasing sales at a rate of like an additional 500 a day.
Powered mine caaaaarts!
Seecret Friday 7! OooooOOOoo!
* Powered Minecarts are in. They need coal, and they only push, not drag.
* A few secret things! OooOooooOOO!
I’ll run the SMP server every now and then over the weekend, but there’s nothing new in there yet.
Have a great weekend, everybody!
Cart + furnace above it = powered mine cart.
Apparently one is not enough to push you upwards, but two are!
My quest to find iron has become more vital.
It would be hilarious to see mobs occasionally hopping onto self-powered mine carts.
Kinda, but not really. A block has to adjoin another block and you have to be able to target the face you want it to join. If you're on the block you want to build on, the only thing you can do is inch forward until you can target the front of the block. However if your block isnt isolated, you might be able to build off of the block beside yours...So ... is there any other way to build forward of you without edging forward and trying to get a glimpse of the block's side? I swear I saw people (like in that TNT video I think) just spawn blocks forward ... but maybe they have hax.
Looks like the official Forums are down right now. Must get hammered like crazy with all the press coverage the game has gotten this week.
Glass is always necessary.
I just finished my 'ode to Borderlands Bridge to Knoxx last night. About 50-60 blocks high off the plain linking my tower to a neighboring mountain top. I think about 250 glass blocks. Only fell once. I built a lake at the end so I jump off for quick travel down to my wheat farm which HAS TO BE UNDER GLASS.