DF2014 Talk:Engraving

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Is defaming artwork common?[edit]

One of my engravers drew my mayor, surrounded by the thing he hates most: slugs. I can't shake the feeling that this is meant as some form of insult; a form of rebellion against the government. My question is: Do you get drawings like these?--Guardian of Silverybearded (talk) 09:37, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

"Floor removal reverts floor to layer"[edit]

I just don't like the "converted" phrase, because that's an utterly obsolete holdover from 0.34, where mining produced gemstone and precious ore floors. These tiles are already converted to layer type by mining, making the remaining cases of build/remove floor conversion a very specific issue.

While looking at another way to create non-layer floors (ice casting), i found that prettied-up ice floor appears to be immune to reset through building/removal. --Larix (talk) 20:44, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Your faulty assumption is that all floors result from dwarven effort. Many map features also create floor tiles and generally do not use layerstone when doing so. A non-exhaustive list of some such features: adamantine veins, caverns, downward passages, magma pools, magma seas, hell. I have verified that in all those cases constructing and deconstructing a floor converts the natural floor to the layer material. Other features which also create floors (like caves, special sites, deep pits, computer-generated fortresses, etc.) have not been tested, but have a fair chance of creating non-layer floors. It *is* a rare issue, but the warning still applies and should not be removed from the article.--Loci (talk) 19:19, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
O.k. If you find the wording "leaves behind a layer floor tile" (and the examples for why one might care about this) unsatisfactory, feel free to edit, i won't touch it again.
P.S. But please don't just undo, my last edit includes definitive findings for ice floors. --Larix (talk) 20:46, 23 July 2015 (UTC)