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0007519Dwarf FortressCombat -- Generalpublic2014-07-20 13:472014-08-08 14:48
Toady One 
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0007519: Sparring dwarves only wrestle
Where in 40.03, I saw about 25% weapon use vs 75% punching / wrestling,
the fix for 40.04 seems to not have fixed things, but made them worse. My spear dwarves are ONLY punching now, they're not using their weapons at all while sparring.
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related to 0007541confirmed Footkerchief Dogs only scratch instead of biting 
related to 0007063resolved Toady One AI prefer punching and kicking to using weapons, even as weaponmasters 
has duplicate 0007835resolved Footkerchief Never Using Weapons While Sparring 
Issue History
2014-07-20 13:47martinuzzNew Issue
2014-07-20 15:04thvazNote Added: 0027066
2014-07-20 18:17samanatoNote Added: 0027086
2014-07-20 18:19samanatoNote Edited: 0027086bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0027086#r10113
2014-07-20 19:38samanatoNote Edited: 0027086bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0027086#r10114
2014-07-21 09:12Knight OtuRelationship addedrelated to 0007541
2014-07-21 12:55FootkerchiefNote Added: 0027155
2014-07-21 12:55FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2014-07-21 12:55FootkerchiefStatusnew => needs feedback
2014-07-21 12:56FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0007063
2014-07-22 12:17PaphiNote Added: 0027227
2014-07-22 12:26FootkerchiefSummaryDwarves only wrestling => Sparring dwarves only wrestle
2014-07-27 17:48greycatNote Added: 0027736
2014-07-28 16:52crossmrNote Added: 0027831
2014-07-31 23:52xSciFixNote Added: 0028075
2014-07-31 23:53xSciFixNote Edited: 0028075bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0028075#r10611
2014-07-31 23:53xSciFixNote Edited: 0028075bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0028075#r10612
2014-08-04 09:31FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007835
2014-08-05 01:25AnilysIssue Monitored: Anilys
2014-08-05 01:25AnilysIssue End Monitor: Anilys
2014-08-08 13:27FootkerchiefStatusneeds feedback => confirmed
2014-08-08 14:48Toady OneStatusconfirmed => resolved
2014-08-08 14:48Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2014-08-08 14:48Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2014-08-08 14:48Toady OneAssigned ToFootkerchief => Toady One

2014-07-20 15:04   
It is a new game or it is a save from 0.40.03? In adventure mode at least opponents are using weapons a lot.
2014-07-20 18:17   
(edited on: 2014-07-20 19:38)
I don't see this happening, at least when I was testing in the arena. Weaponsmen seem to use their weapons very frequently, at least in combat. I'm also noticing, zombies are a lot less painful to kill, even with only "skilled" weapon use.

(I also got the horror dialogue while morale was off, but that's another story...)

EDIT: Testing sparring again, I've noticed that a lot of the generated combat isn't using weapons, where actual combat does. It appears to be a sparring bug.

2014-07-21 12:55   
Please upload a save that demonstrates the problem to http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^] and post the link here.
2014-07-22 12:17   
Genned a new world, completely vanilla. Sparring is reported as combat, rather than sparring, and they never use any weapons. Their only weapon skill gains come from demonstrations, individual drills, and actually attacking enemies.

http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=9118 [^]
2014-07-27 17:48   
Still occurring for me in 0.40.05 (Linux), with a game that was moved from 0.40.03 -> 0.40.04 -> 0.40.05. Sparring squads only use weaponless attacks on each other.
2014-07-28 16:52   
Same as greycat. I just checked my recent logs. For the few shots that weren't blocked, they were punches and kicks only.
2014-07-31 23:52   
(edited on: 2014-07-31 23:53)
This is happening to my dwarves. Sparring is correctly reported but they never use their equipped weapons. During real combat they seem to use them just fine but as of now they are all labeled 'wrestler.'

http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=9226 [^]

Just open the combat reports and look at the sparring.