On literary forms
Hello Therahedwig. Thank you for your contributions.
I don't understand the meaning of the sentence "All forms have been found, but currently the precise mechanics behind learning knowledge or receiving a change in values from them is still unclear." Would it be possible to specify what forms having been found, learning of knowledge, and receiving changes in values mean? --Nahno (talk) 09:33, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
- Hey, yes. That table down there? That's all the literary forms we know can be made inside dwarf fortress(These are all the forms found by the dfhack people), and specifically what I have been doing the past few weeks is to try to figure out how to unlock the forms for an adventurer (without utilizing dfhack). They requires scholarly topics or art forms to be known to the adventurer(Or a dwarf), and thus, after many tests I have found all the forms and how to unlock them. Now, the books themselves actually teach a thing or two to historical figures. Manuals teach about topics, for example, chronicles teach about an civ/government(as in, dwarfs' little AIs have internal knowledge of the existence of the civ), encyclopedias about a variety of things, atlas' about a region, biographies about a person, etc. What I haven't figured out is whether the secondary things, such as events listed in a chronicle also become known to a histfig. Similarly, while dialogues and essays can actually affect the personal values of a dwarf by reading them, I am not sure yet whether the comparative biography, which can 'emphasize the value/nuance/worthlessness of X' does the same thing. I am never quite sure whether to mention stuff like this, because for me, the fact that the little ais have a personal catalogue of what they know about is something I've known for years(For your adventurer this is what the questlog shows, and it also affects how reputation works). Do you think it isn't obvious to fort-mode-only players? Therahedwig (talk) 02:54, 19 December 2019 (UTC)