Zombie_Shakespeare's forum posts

#1 Edited by Zombie_Shakespeare (132 posts) -

Hullo, fellow Dorfs. Some strange lookin' fellas broke into me home yesterday, abducted me and brought me here to this fort.

I am a humble farmer-Dorf, but these men told me that now I'm a leader-Dorf. That's alright, I suppose. Me mum never taught me much about

leadin', but maybe I can do good and put some of her old-world farming values back into this little fort. She taught me that

the two most precious things in a Dorf's life are liquor and farmin'. I never had no reason to doubt her. She never steered me wrong.

Oh, my name is Tosid. You c'n call me Zombie, though. Me friends started callin' me Zombie when I was little, after an elephant trampled

me head and I got up and just started playin' tag again. The doctors said I'd be a veg'table, but I proved them wrong right good.

Now, I don't know what kind of name Shirremoiled is, but I'll try me darndest to keep these fellas safe an' happy.

They sure rushed me right in. I didn't see much on account o' the sack on my head, but one time we tripped and it came off. Lots o' blood

and dead Dorfs.

Must have been one crazy party. We kept goin' in pretty far, past the entrance. Pretty sure I heard some screams, but the Dorfs with me

told me it was just one big joke welcome for their new overseer. One o' them said somefin about 'account-o-bility', but then the other

one slugged him but good. They took me into the first and told me about how the last overseer did a right bang-up job, but Dorfs are dying

and I could fix it. They asked me what my first order was. I looked all 'round, at how bloody and dirty this room was, and told 'em

to start cleanin' up their mess. Me mum would have a fit if she saw all this. They gave each other a weird look. Then they told me

I should really take care o' the goblins outside, but I told them that the goblins would still be there tomorrow. They said they'd get

the old overseer to help me out.

After scrubbin' on those floors for a while, I told the nearest Dorf that they were hard to clean up, and he suggested that we just make

a new floor over it. I told him that was good, and that he could do it with whatever we had around. I caught him later buildin' tiles to

seal up the blood stains out o' potash. Oh, well. One stain down, when he finishes. Me mum would be proud o' me critical thinking skills.

Then I got reports o' a goblin outside killin' all sorts of poor, innocent animals. I told the Dorf that was sad and all, but I had a fort to run

and these blood stains weren't going to cover themselves up.

Through all o' this, though, the goblins kept killin' people outside. So I told the nearest Dorf that we should just wall up the entrance.

He told me there were Dorfs still outside, but I just said that if they were outside, they must have bad survival instincts anyway, and I

couldn't finish cleaning up this mess with that big racket. So he told me he'd get some Dorfs to bring up some alunite for me.

But soon after that, they were workin' on bringing up the rocks when the yak over in the front went berserk! I shouted for someone to kill it,

and the Equivalence of Cloister squad burst into action. Dodok carried her baby into battle and wrecked it. Then she walked off like nothin' ever

happened. What a lady.

They did so good that I told them to go on and kill the elf who snuck inside during the seige. Me mum hates elves, so I should, too.

After that, I think we c'n get that wall finished and start some clean-up.

And then, somethin' bad happened.

Well, I know that's a hell of a lot of stuff for just five days, but it is during a goblin seige. Hopefully things will settle down some soon. To be perfectly honest, I'm not sure I'm experienced enough to salvage this fort. But I'll do my best. And that means a lot of Dwarves are going to die. If nothing else, we can always have the next person continue from Sankis' save (I made a backup and he still has his, as well) and pass this off as a curiosity. Oh, and sorry about the overlapping problem in a couple of those images. I fixed it. I can also fix the odd formatting when I get home if it bothers people. Other than that, I'll continue tomorrow. Hopefully at a speedier pace. Advice would be appreciated.

#2 Posted by Zombie_Shakespeare (132 posts) -

Alright, I've been working on my first update for an hour or two or three now; I honestly don't know. It's taking me a while to re-familiarize myself with DF. I'm going to post what I have to see if you guys are okay with the tone and general play-style I'm going for. Should be up in a few minutes if I don't have any problems. Just have to format it for the site.

#3 Posted by Zombie_Shakespeare (132 posts) -

@Sankis said:

I'll re-upload it in a few minutes. Edit: HERE!!!! www.sankis.com/personal/region3-StartYear5.zip

Awesome, thank you. I'll get started properly tomorrow. Don't work until the afternoon.

Thought of an interesting (to me) way to spin my inexperience, as well.

#4 Edited by Zombie_Shakespeare (132 posts) -

Well, bad news. The Filedropper link Sankis set up is no longer working, at least for me. Does anyone have the original save file that they could upload for me? In the mean time, I'll start getting into tutorials again.

#5 Edited by Zombie_Shakespeare (132 posts) -

@Shofixti: Alright, then. I have work in a few hours, but I have a couple of days off coming my way, so I'll start catching up and doing stuff starting tomorrow.

EDIT: Just to let you guys know, I ended up getting busy in real life for a while and my Dwarf Fortress knowledge has gone down the shitter. I may end up doing terrible things to this poor fortress.

#6 Posted by Zombie_Shakespeare (132 posts) -

GED, so high school. Planning to go to college once I have some money saved up and have moved out of state.

#7 Posted by Zombie_Shakespeare (132 posts) -

@crazyleaves said:

When she's gone there will be nothing left but tears, trust me on this one.

This.

I don't get along with my mother. I'd go as far to say as I dislike her as a person. A lot. But she's still my mother and she raised me the way she did because she thought it was best.

#8 Posted by Zombie_Shakespeare (132 posts) -

@BobBarker said:

@Zombie_Shakespeare said:

@Raethen said:

@Zombie_Shakespeare:

I'm just being kind. He may have made a mistake, but he still missed out on a game, I'm just offering one that I have an extra of, that is a superior experience (IMO). He may not deserve it, but I'm still offering it.

No, I know, and it's nice to see. Reflects well on you.

@BobBarker said:

@Raethen said:

@BobBarker:

Okay, I skipped over a few comments and didn't read the few people that called you names. I tend to skip over short posts as they tend not to have anything to add to the conversation. A lot of what is in my post was said by someone else, its just that it's on the internet so the post may seem meaner then they are intended to be. You may have only called out one person specifically as being a troll (which he wasn't, he was joking around with another poster) but you state that people should stop trolling you multiple times, and from my experiences on the net, calling out trolls just makes them push harder.

If it is any consolation, I have a copy of Bastion you could have, it may not be Frozen Synapse, but still an excellent game.

Thanks for the offer but I already have a copy. Honestly from what I've read it seems you're the only one whose really understood the miscommunication factor. Everyone else seems to have skimmed the posts or just decided to make a judgment off of my tldr (my mistake I guess). Although I think I'm pretty correct in my accusations of trolling, I mean... just look at this thread. If I knew any better I'd guess this was TOTSE or something. I guess I can understand why the forums have a bad reputation.

I also don't think playing the victim is going to help.

You lashed out at people because, yes, they mocked your mistake. But you made the mistake and then you made a further mistake of trying to brush people with legitimate points off condescendingly, by calling them trolls and insisting they did not understand the situation, when you were the one who outlined it.

Thanks for making my point.

PS. Ding! Step 6.

Whatever you say. I've read and understood every post in the thread. Hopefully, like you said, we can get this locked and move past it.

#9 Edited by Zombie_Shakespeare (132 posts) -

@Raethen said:

@Zombie_Shakespeare:

I'm just being kind. He may have made a mistake, but he still missed out on a game, I'm just offering one that I have an extra of, that is a superior experience (IMO). He may not deserve it, but I'm still offering it.

No, I know, and it's nice to see. Reflects well on you.

@BobBarker said:

@Raethen said:

@BobBarker:

Okay, I skipped over a few comments and didn't read the few people that called you names. I tend to skip over short posts as they tend not to have anything to add to the conversation. A lot of what is in my post was said by someone else, its just that it's on the internet so the post may seem meaner then they are intended to be. You may have only called out one person specifically as being a troll (which he wasn't, he was joking around with another poster) but you state that people should stop trolling you multiple times, and from my experiences on the net, calling out trolls just makes them push harder.

If it is any consolation, I have a copy of Bastion you could have, it may not be Frozen Synapse, but still an excellent game.

Thanks for the offer but I already have a copy. Honestly from what I've read it seems you're the only one whose really understood the miscommunication factor. Everyone else seems to have skimmed the posts or just decided to make a judgment off of my tldr (my mistake I guess). Although I think I'm pretty correct in my accusations of trolling, I mean... just look at this thread. If I knew any better I'd guess this was TOTSE or something. I guess I can understand why the forums have a bad reputation.

I also don't think playing the victim is going to help.

You lashed out at people because, yes, they mocked your mistake. But you made the mistake and then you made a further mistake of trying to brush people with legitimate points off condescendingly, by calling them trolls and insisting they did not understand the situation, when you were the one who outlined it.

#10 Posted by Zombie_Shakespeare (132 posts) -

@Raethen said:

@BobBarker:

Okay, I skipped over a few comments and didn't read the few people that called you names. I tend to skip over short posts as they tend not to have anything to add to the conversation. A lot of what is in my post was said by someone else, its just that it's on the internet so the post may seem meaner then they are intended to be. You may have only called out one person specifically as being a troll (which he wasn't, he was joking around with another poster) but you state that people should stop trolling you multiple times, and from my experiences on the net, calling out trolls just makes them push harder.

If it is any consolation, I have a copy of Bastion you could have, it may not be Frozen Synapse, but still an excellent game.

I'm sorry, you're offering this guy a free game because he got angry at someone else for a mistake he made?

I don't think that's going to help this situation at all, with respect.