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0000667Dwarf FortressItemspublic2010-04-06 15:432010-07-26 13:07
Toady One 
0000667: Creature gets attached to item, keeps bestowing new names upon it
(Searched but couldn't find a report here, close if already reported)
I've had a cave swallowman in fort mode and multiple bronze colossi in arena get attached to and rename their same weapon every minute or so and get a paused announcement over and over again about a new name. Same item, different name each time.

Mildly irritating.
Two bronze colossi in Arena mode duking it out, give one of them a sword and wait.
http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/8726/rename.png [^]
attachment, friendly, item, naming, weapon
parent of 0000759resolved Toady One Invader announce weapon affinity 
parent of 0001230resolved Toady One Goblin grows 'attached' to a weapon while caged and inactive. 
parent of 0001476resolved Toady One sneaking invaders grow attached to their weapons 
has duplicate 0001355closed Footkerchief Favourited weapon of dwarf receives a name periodicly creating multiple artifacts in legends 
has duplicate 0001382closed Footkerchief Soldier Ant Woman re-names her weapon and sheild repeatedly forever 
has duplicate 0001417closed Footkerchief Dwarf constantly renames his mace 
has duplicate 0002089closed Footkerchief bestowing a name gone wild 
has duplicate 0002136closed Logical2u Continuous "bestowed the name upon X weapon" glitch 
has duplicate 0002351resolved Footkerchief Endless naming of Bronze pickaxe 
related to 0002228resolved Toady One Dwarf gets attached to other things then weapons 
Issue History
2010-04-06 15:43KaelGotRiceNew Issue
2010-04-06 17:09KaelGotRiceTag Attached: item
2010-04-06 17:09KaelGotRiceTag Attached: attachment
2010-04-06 17:09KaelGotRiceTag Attached: naming
2010-04-07 22:31onetwentysixNote Added: 0001951
2010-04-07 22:48onetwentysixNote Edited: 0001951bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0001951#r588
2010-04-10 15:31zombiejusticeNote Added: 0002658
2010-04-17 14:58FelcisNote Added: 0003995
2010-04-17 14:59FelcisNote Edited: 0003995bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0003995#r1337
2010-04-17 15:26FelcisTag Attached: weapon
2010-04-19 20:43FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001355
2010-04-19 23:07TillaNote Added: 0004311
2010-04-20 21:28FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001382
2010-04-21 03:17kendoIssue Monitored: kendo
2010-04-21 12:03FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000759
2010-04-21 12:04FootkerchiefRelationship replacedparent of 0000759
2010-04-21 12:04FootkerchiefRelationship addedparent of 0001230
2010-04-22 00:20FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001417
2010-04-23 21:04FootkerchiefRelationship addedparent of 0001476
2010-04-25 00:21flertallsformerNote Added: 0004958
2010-04-25 01:24flertallsformerNote Edited: 0004958bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0004958#r1735
2010-05-01 06:20barconisNote Added: 0005818
2010-05-02 16:44Steely GlintTag Attached: friendly
2010-05-02 16:45Steely GlintNote Added: 0005956
2010-05-04 12:23TelelionNote Added: 0006107
2010-05-12 23:13KrennNote Added: 0006629
2010-05-28 09:23FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0002089
2010-06-03 05:08Logical2uRelationship addedhas duplicate 0002136
2010-06-08 00:36RhenayaIssue Monitored: Rhenaya
2010-06-08 00:36RhenayaNote Added: 0007915
2010-06-08 14:01SturmerIssue Monitored: Sturmer
2010-06-08 14:10SturmerNote Added: 0007956
2010-06-09 13:33FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0002228
2010-06-13 14:54FootkerchiefSummaryCreature gets attached to *item* keeps renaming it over and over. => Creature gets attached to item, keeps bestowing new names upon it
2010-06-13 14:54FootkerchiefSticky IssueNo => Yes
2010-06-14 02:21Toady OneNote Added: 0008399
2010-06-14 02:21Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2010-06-14 02:21Toady OneFixed in Version => 0.31.07
2010-06-14 02:21Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2010-06-14 02:21Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2010-06-14 06:01FootkerchiefSticky IssueYes => No
2010-06-14 21:47RhenayaIssue End Monitor: Rhenaya
2010-06-15 23:02FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0002351
2010-06-22 07:18CoaldiamondTag Attached: shopkeeper
2010-07-06 06:47CoaldiamondTag Detached: shopkeeper
2010-07-26 13:07kendoIssue End Monitor: kendo

2010-04-07 22:31   
(edited on: 2010-04-07 22:48)
I'd like to add that he can rename it while he's sleeping, too. Might not come up in regular play once this is fixed, but just thought I'd add it for completeness' sake.

Also, for a temporary fix from the game locking up every 10 seconds, you can turn the pause and recenter off in the init announcements folder.

2010-04-10 15:31   
This is happening for me in fortress mode: he killed a forgotten beast made of snow with his training sword; now he renames it about every two minutes. I have a screenshot, if need be.
2010-04-17 14:58   
(edited on: 2010-04-17 14:59)
I had and still have the same with two dwarfes while and after they unsuccessfully fought a seemingly immortal forgotten beast (a great spider with wings made out of vomit). One of them has a Spear, the other a Hammer and both rename it at least twice a minute.

2010-04-19 23:07   
Saw this in an LP (I think it was the one by the Goons for new release)
2010-04-25 00:21   
(edited on: 2010-04-25 01:24)
An easy workaround for this is to edit the announcements.txt file in data/init/.
Look for the line with the NAMED_ARTIFACT announcement.
I removed the box, center and pause tags, and now all my worries are over ;)

2010-05-01 06:20   
I'm getting this in fortress mode now, from a human caravan guard who's been fighting zombie horses for a few sesasons. Happens pretty steadily.
Steely Glint   
2010-05-02 16:45   
The two ant women who were constantly renaming their spears in my fortress were friendly... I couldn't even kill them to stop the spam.
2010-05-04 12:23   
If you look at "Legends" mode, each time he renames it generates a new artifact.
2010-05-12 23:13   
flertallsformer's suggestion at least keeps the game moving for me, thanks for that. Definitely a problem because even when the creatures aren't even visible (a cave swallowman fighting a legendary beast went out of view) the game kept snapping to it and pausing.
2010-06-08 00:36   
http://img64.imageshack.us/f/swordnaming.jpg/ [^]

its just annoying to unpause every other time, not to mention that she should actually use the steel long sword (got the copper on embark) and still killed everything with the copper one :(
2010-06-08 14:10   
Got the same bug with an already named artifact steel mace my macelord used to kill a Hill Titan. Turned of the announcements for now, hoping for a fix
Toady One   
2010-06-14 02:21   
This should be fixed for 0.31.07. It was reartifacting them, so it might have lead to erroneous legends entries or something as well, which'll probably be too much trouble to patch out of saves safely. Hopefully that won't cause unforeseen problems.