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0005231Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- Eating/Drinkingpublic2012-02-17 12:132012-02-21 05:03
Toady One 
Windows 7 64-bit
0005231: Drinking blood as vampire causes permanent speed loss
I've noticed that my vampiric character's speed has permanently dropped. This happened upon feeding for the first time. Up until then my character had over 2000 speed racked up, and once he fed it went down to around 1200.

With another demi-god character, who started off at around 1600 speed, it also dropped him to 1200.
1. Become vampire by drinking a vampire's blood.
2. Get some creature to pained or unconscious status and drain its blood.
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related to 0005572new  adventure mode vampirism still causes speed drop 
Issue History
2012-02-17 12:13VirtzNew Issue
2012-02-17 12:39FootkerchiefSummaryVampirism permanent speed loss => Drinking blood as vampire causes permanent speed loss
2012-02-21 05:03Toady OneNote Added: 0020352
2012-02-21 05:03Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2012-02-21 05:03Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2012-02-21 05:03Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2012-02-21 05:03Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2012-03-07 13:40FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005572

Toady One   
2012-02-21 05:03   
This is a weird one -- all attribute increases for races that have growing muscles cause the body to actually get large muscles, including zombies and vampires. That was something I was writing off as a to-handle-later thing (it still is), since it would need to distinguish supernatural and natural strength, etc. But attribute change syndromes weren't causing it to evaluate body size, so it was only when your teeth grew out that it saw that your muscles were giant too. The permanent speed loss is from its new permanent recognition that you have giant heavy muscles (the muscle weight speed loss is usually counteracted by the strength, but you were already getting the positive benefit before your teeth grew, so it was more like you became heavier without becoming stronger).

Anyway, vampires and zombies will still look and be sized like body builders, but at least it'll respect that more thoroughly now.