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0010376Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Activity Zonespublic2017-11-27 14:212019-04-19 15:37
0010376: Gatherers get stuck on top of their stepladders and die from dehydration.
My gatherers keep getting stuck on their stepladders and eventually dying. They are out in zones created using 'i' with the default Gather options. The tree they were gathering from may have been chopped down while they were up on the ladder.
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related to 0009252resolved Toady One Dwarves get stuck in trees 
parent of 0009590new  Herbalist stuck on stepladder, starving to death. 
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Issue History
2017-11-27 14:21KValthaliondilNew Issue
2017-11-27 14:29FantasticDorfNote Added: 0037058
2017-12-09 20:40StormfeatherNote Added: 0037276
2017-12-10 07:38LociAssigned To => Loci
2017-12-10 07:38LociStatusnew => confirmed
2017-12-10 07:40LociRelationship addedrelated to 0009252
2017-12-14 17:25Sarmatian123Note Added: 0037311
2018-04-03 13:40HuntthetrollIssue Monitored: Huntthetroll
2019-03-03 01:03risusinfNote Added: 0039263
2019-04-19 15:37LociRelationship addedparent of 0009590

2017-11-27 14:29   
Could you supply a save please of this issue report happening at the dwarf fortress file depot?

http://dffd.bay12games.com/ [^]
2017-12-09 20:40   
This is happening in my game as well. It happened before I chopped the tree down: I also chopped it down hoping that it would fix things, but it didn't, they still just stand around on top of the stepladder.

There's a chance that this could also be linked to a change of... state, for lack of a better term. I've noticed it on three dwarfs so far: one went into a strange mood, and the other two were assigned to a squad that went on duty. Or that could be a coincidence.

I tried removing the "gather plants" designation from the zone, but so far that doesn't seem to be helping anything.

Since i don't know if any other saves were uploaded, I've uploaded one to the file depot. The dwarfs in question should be on the z-level selected (one above ground level) and are toward the right-hand side of the screen.

http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=13294 [^]
2017-12-14 17:25   
My Dwarves do not need even ladder to climb trees without reason (v43.05). Just build wall and ramp. Chopping tree may cause them harm. Entire "climb down" thing is bugged. Even in latest version (v44.02) they will just "consider" climbing down when idle or hunting little vermin for food... eh... Cats behave alike. I've seen cats traversing 20 tiles in empty air on side of smooth stone... instead of just climbing 1 level down. Those show offs. :D
2019-03-03 01:03