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0009324Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Thoughts and Preferencespublic2015-12-12 15:492015-12-18 14:45
Toady One 
0009324: polytheist dwarves will not worship more than one god in pantheon temple
If a dwarf has more than one deity, it will only ever pray to a single one of them in a pantheon temple.

This will eventually lead to the dwarf becoming very distracted, and doing little else than (purple)praying(!) to the wrong god in the temple, or contemplate on something in the temple.

the thoughts will show "distracted, because was unable to pray to ...god" for the other gods.

Make a fort, wait until you get a dwarf with more than one deity, play for 2-3 years with a pantheon temple, watch your dwarf turn into a useless, distracted fool.
I did notice that every dwarf afflicted by this, does not only (purple)pray(!), but it kind of switches jobs every so often between (purple)pray(!) and (purple)contemplate(!) <topic>

Is it possible that they do try to pray to the other gods, but instead a bug causes them to contemplate <topic> instead?
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related to 0009147assigned Toady One Worship doesn't branch into other activities, doesn't satisfy need to worship 
related to 0003648new  Dwarf has two deities in Thoughts/Preferences 
has duplicate 0009410resolved lethosor Dwarf who worships 5 deities spends all his time praying/meditating with purple job 
related to 0010546new  Polytheist dwarves will get stuck in single temples praying to unneeded deity 
Issue History
2015-12-12 15:49martinuzzNew Issue
2015-12-12 17:57CaliteIssue Monitored: Calite
2015-12-12 19:13DwarfuRelationship addedrelated to 0009147
2015-12-12 19:13DwarfuRelationship addedrelated to 0003648
2015-12-13 05:17DetrosNote Added: 0033830
2015-12-13 07:08HededeIssue Monitored: Hedede
2015-12-13 14:42KumquatNote Added: 0033848
2015-12-13 14:48martinuzzNote Added: 0033849
2015-12-13 14:49martinuzzNote Edited: 0033849bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0033849#r13651
2015-12-13 14:51DetrosNote Added: 0033850
2015-12-13 17:01martinuzzNote Added: 0033858
2015-12-15 06:41NolanSyKinsleyNote Added: 0033921
2015-12-15 12:59Kaelem GaenIssue Monitored: Kaelem Gaen
2015-12-15 16:07TheFlame52Note Added: 0033946
2015-12-16 15:30DwarfuSummarypolytheist dwarves will not worship more than one god in pantheon temple, leading to useless dwarves => polytheist dwarves will not worship more than one god in pantheon temple
2015-12-16 15:31DwarfuAssigned To => Dwarfu
2015-12-16 15:31DwarfuStatusnew => confirmed
2015-12-18 14:42Toady OneStatusconfirmed => resolved
2015-12-18 14:42Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2015-12-18 14:42Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2015-12-18 14:42Toady OneAssigned ToDwarfu => Toady One
2015-12-18 14:45HededeIssue End Monitor: Hedede
2015-12-22 13:54lethosorRelationship addedhas duplicate 0009410
2015-12-26 17:09Kaelem GaenIssue End Monitor: Kaelem Gaen
2018-02-01 14:13LociRelationship addedrelated to 0010546

2015-12-13 05:17   
Have you tried designing separate temples for both of gods of this dwarf or do you have just general one?

Please upload save (zipped region folder) with this double-god dwarf to http://dffd.bay12games.com/ [^] and post a link to it so others can have a look what's going on. Thanks.
2015-12-13 14:42   
Yes, it happens a lot for me too.

I have a temple for every god that shows up on the list, even the god of suicide though no one goes to worship her for whatever reason and wasn't bothered at all by the lack of the temple.

As far as I have checked about every dwarf with purple Meditate on X! is a multi-god dwarf distracted for being unable to worship the god in whose temple s/he currently is.
2015-12-13 14:48   
(edited on: 2015-12-13 14:49)
I doubt a save would be nescessary. Just look at the polytheist dwarves in your own forts. Especially those that care about worship. You'll find them skulking in the temples most of their time, either praying to the god that doesn't need praying, or meditating on a topic of that deity's sphere.

I have found a paingful workaround that involves contuniously retiring and recreating (single god) temples, but that kindof only works for dwarves with 2 deities. If they have more, that workaround becomes unworkable.

From what I've been trying out, it looks like the problem lies with the job generated by the location (such as the temple) not clearing properly from a dwarf's job list. The only thing that works is completely removing the location. Just removing the zone or room which the location was spawned from does not stop a dwarf from still trying to pray or meditate. Heck, stubborn dwarf moved to my tavern, and started praying there, after I removed the zone from under his feet. You really need to go into the (l)ocations menu and (X) retire a location for a dwarf to consider taking a prayer job in a different temple.

Forum topic: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=154559.msg6662056#msg6662056 [^]

2015-12-13 14:51   
Thanks for confirmation, Kumquat. So your multi-god dwarves are in fact going to the right temple (of the I-really-need-to-pray-to-you god) but they pray there to some other god (the I-pray-to-you-every-time god) they also like? Can you supply a save file of that fort, please?
2015-12-13 17:01   
I am seeing the opposite of what Kumquat says. They are praying to the god that's already prayed too, and meditating to that sphere's topic.

Here's a save, since why not:
http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=11472 [^]
2015-12-15 06:41   
I have been struck by this bug hard, a decent chunk of my population is stuck in my pantheon temple, so transfixed on meditation that they will almost not do anything else. I was able to get one of them to do his job after an in game season of coaxing, but all the others are so transfixed on prayer that their pets are starving to death right next to them.
2015-12-15 16:07   
I've seen this in my fort too.