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0001230Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Itemspublic2010-04-16 05:172010-06-18 03:28
Toady One 
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0001230: Goblin grows 'attached' to a weapon while caged and inactive.
"Snang Atusost, Goblin Lasher has grown attached to a silver scourge!"

The goblin has been sitting in a cage in my stockpile, completely inactive, for at least two seasons, yet has grown attached to his weapon. I don't even think he's used it, since I have a trapped perimeter to take care of all ambushes.

Is this desired behaviour? Aren't only weapons being used meant to be attachable, and if not, is it meant to be the case that passage of time can cause attachment even while caged, and if so, is that meant to happen to goblins in a dwarf fort?

-> Only other attachment bug I could see is 0000667
Trap invader in cage trap.
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child of 0000667resolved Toady One Creature gets attached to item, keeps bestowing new names upon it 
Issue History
2010-04-16 05:17danteNew Issue
2010-04-16 06:10VinceNote Added: 0003837
2010-04-16 06:10VinceIssue Monitored: Vince
2010-04-16 22:45danteNote Added: 0003943
2010-04-16 23:47CrytenNote Added: 0003951
2010-04-21 12:04FootkerchiefRelationship addedchild of 0000667
2010-06-14 02:10Toady OneNote Added: 0008395
2010-06-14 02:10Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2010-06-14 02:10Toady OneFixed in Version => 0.31.07
2010-06-14 02:10Toady OneResolutionopen => no change required
2010-06-14 02:10Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2010-06-18 03:28VinceIssue End Monitor: Vince

2010-04-16 06:10   
At least it sounds logical. I mean, trapped in a cage for half a year?
Maybe his scourge was his only friend... :(
2010-04-16 22:45   
Yeah, I'm not really sure if it's a bug or not. I'll see if he goes on to name it.
2010-04-16 23:47   
I vote feature, unless he had the item removed from him.
Toady One   
2010-06-14 02:10   
Yeah, it's intended to have rarer attachments to objects that are just held rather than used to perform glorious acts. That the goblin announced it is a bug that I'll handle over in 0000759.