DF2014 Talk:Magma smelter

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The article says

Placing the only opening to the magma under the impassable tile of the smelter is a guarantee that magma creatures won't be able to enter the workshop area through the opening, possibly baring a building destroyer with an alternate route.

I assume "baring" is supposed to be "barring", but even then I don't know what the sentence is supposed to mean:

  • A building destroyer with an alternate route might be able to enter the workshop area through the opening.
  • Magma creatures may enter the workshop area through the opening if a building destroyer destroys the workshop first.
  • Building destroyers with access to the workshop area via an alternate route may be effectively barred from entering the area if the workshop is placed as described (i.e. the workshop somehow prevents them from using the alternate route).

Without clarification, I'm inclined to revert that sentence to its state before Sowelu's edit on 25 Sept. 2014, to the last version that was unambiguously written.

TC (talk) 00:24, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

It was intended to convey the conjecture that a building destroyer might be able to destroy the workshop from underneath. However, since that involves pathing and swim-pathing is unreliable it probably isn't a serious concern.--Loci (talk) 23:18, 2 February 2016 (UTC)