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0010729Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Raidspublic2018-04-28 06:492018-09-23 11:28
Assigned ToLoci 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
PlatformMacOSMacOS SierraOS Version10.12.6
Product Version0.44.09 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0010729: Population counts on fortress mode sites misleading
DescriptionIn the save below, I recently sent out a squad to pillage a dark fortress 1 day's travel to the NE called "SprinkledFly". In the 'c' map screen, when I hovered the site, it said that the population was ~ 75. So I thought my 10 man squad would do well, so I sent them off on a pillage mission. When the returned and I read the mission report, I was surprised to find that they faced an army of over 2500 ogres. Luckily they escaped with just 3 lost in battle. I think the population estimate given on the map should reflect more accurately the number of potential opponents. If I had known, I would have selected the sneaky mission instead of the full open attack. I don't know if it is because the population count is only counting the historical figures. [^]
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sionlife (reporter)
2018-04-28 06:50

Sorry, don't know why in the post above the population number came out all funny. That sentence should have read:

In the 'c' map screen, when I hovered the site, it said that the population was 75.
Shonai_Dweller (reporter)
2018-04-28 14:06

Pets, even semi-intelligent ones like trolls and ogres aren't counted as part of the population.
sionlife (reporter)
2018-04-28 14:50

oh ok, but maybe when you hover over a site it can give more of a total breakdown of all the occupants. My point was that I wasn't expecting to encounter 2500 beings when pillaging that site because I thought there were going to be about 75. As far as I can tell there is no other way to know who lives there other than retiring the fort and going into legends mode. Maybe we could have a spy mission type as well to reconnoitre a site before attacking perhaps?
Shonai_Dweller (reporter)
2018-04-29 16:48

Interrogating prisoners for info and sending spies is part of this update cycle, yes. Probably better off posting specific suggestions for these features on the Suggestions board though.
Loci (manager)
2018-05-08 19:32

@sionlife: The tracker uses '~' as a special character to auto-link to a note (in your case, note 75). Adding a space prevents this behavior.
JacquesTreatment (reporter)
2018-09-22 01:05

Yeah. Something's wrong with this. I just "raided" a goblin fortress with 10 goblins... and 1462 trolls unaccounted in the census. Raiding just stopped being a fun way to lose.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-04-28 06:49 sionlife New Issue
2018-04-28 06:50 sionlife Note Added: 0038214
2018-04-28 14:06 Shonai_Dweller Note Added: 0038216
2018-04-28 14:50 sionlife Note Added: 0038217
2018-04-29 16:48 Shonai_Dweller Note Added: 0038219
2018-05-08 19:27 Loci Description Updated View Revisions
2018-05-08 19:32 Loci Note Added: 0038303
2018-09-22 01:05 JacquesTreatment Note Added: 0038819
2018-09-23 11:28 Loci Assigned To => Loci
2018-09-23 11:28 Loci Status new => acknowledged

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