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comment Is the best gear for a caster found, or crafted?
@Thebluefish I would still like to dual-cast Destruction spells. If I made my own light/heavy armor, would I still be able to enchant them with really helpful stats? For instance, a lot of the mage robes have amazing caster stats on them. Could I put those types of enchantments on heavy armor?
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comment Is the best gear for a caster found, or crafted?
@Jonk At the moment I'm playing on the PS3. So, no mods or DLC. Though... I'm certainly open to DLC.
Sep
25
comment I want to roll up the world!
This is great news. Thank you so much.
Jul
16
comment Actual Effect of Taking a Blacksmithing Potion
Darn. I was really hoping for a way to make super-powerful gear. I have terrible luck on random drops to scrap for parts.
Jul
16
comment Actual Effect of Taking a Blacksmithing Potion
@fbueckert Well, I tried it. I have no idea if there was an effect. But I tried taking some potions on a newbie character I rolled... and, actually, I have no ideas what these potions do at all.
Jul
15
comment Disabling Cursor “Snap To” Behavior on Overview Map
@Supahshadow Sorry, no. You can't turn that terrible snap-to behavior off. I LOVE so much about the gameplay in Reckoning, but this is a detail they didn't get right.
Jul
15
comment Actual Effect of Taking a Blacksmithing Potion
So, if my blacksmithing is at 10, is there any reason to take the potion?
Dec
19
comment Can't reach High Hrothgar because a sabercat is in my way. How can I evade or handle that?
Do you have any shouts yet?
Nov
9
comment Do I always get an abundance of just a couple different metal ores?
I believe you will find this is a result of the world generation process. There is some (very basic) geology built into the models that build up the layers of bedrock. And they try to mimic real life processes that tend to generate a limited variety of minerals in a particular location.
Oct
30
comment How do I get my dwarfs inside?
@C.Ross Thank you so much. I didn't notice this in Captnduck's tutorials, or 51ppycup's 2012 tutorials. How early in the game do you personally do this? Do you end up having to change the size of your burrow as your fortress grows, or do you just plan ahead for your whole fortress?
Oct
26
comment What are the best objects to put in a dwarf's room?
When you put it like that, sure. It just did not occur to me that the tiles counted as a possession of the Dorf. Thank ye.
Oct
26
comment What are the best objects to put in a dwarf's room?
Is the size of the room itself also a consideration as to what will make a Dorf happy?
Oct
26
comment How can I make use of idle dwarves?
I noticed that in Captnduck's tutorials he keeps between 1/4 and 1/6 of his population as peasants; and uses them solely for hauling things.
Oct
26
comment When will the roof cave in on me?
@Just to be clear, you both agree that cave-ins won't happen in the newest version? Capnduck mentions something about them in one of his first videos. (It's just a passing comment.)
Oct
26
comment Do different anvil materials have different capabilities?
So, you're saying my Adamantite anvil is a waste? I should melt it down to be used for building other things?
Oct
24
comment How do I get rid of unwanted immigrants?
Out of curiosity, won't killing all those migrants upset your other dwarves and lower moral in the fortress?
Oct
24
comment Dwarf Fortress Animal Segregation
Do you have to care for them differently if you build a pit? For instance, do you have to make sure some Dwarf is throwing food into the pit on a regular basis?
Oct
23
comment Access the Topology of the Dwarf Fortress World?
Thanks so much! These are great surface maps. Is there any way to get maps of the below-the-surface information, like the levels of your fortress, on a map of some/any kind? (Or is that hoping too much?)
Oct
23
comment Is there a Graphics Mode?
Do any of the graphics packages for Dwarf Fortess work on Linux/Ubuntu?
Aug
28
comment Do I level up a spell faster by casting often or by casting longer?
@DavidB Please check the link I have posted to UESP Syrim wiki. The raw damage done by a Destruction spell is what determines the experience you get from casting a spell. The Magicka cost of a Destruction spell is not important.