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0006810Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- AIpublic2014-07-09 04:332014-08-21 11:20
Toady One 
0006810: AI almost never reacting to being attacked from stealth.
Most of the time you can come up to people from behind and start punching them to death with your bare hands and they either won't react entirely or start an alert like they are suspicious that something is not right.
Come up to somebody from behind in stealth>punch them> they won't retaliate.
The most glaring example would be Me coming up to forest titan from behind and chopping him with my axe while he didn't even move or turn to me until he bled to death(and it took really long), my character even passed out from exhaustion with no harm.
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related to 0006547resolved Toady One Wolves passive in adventure mode. 
has duplicate 0006919resolved Footkerchief AI controlled creatures do not react to being sneak attacked. 
related to 0007022resolved Toady One Stealth-choking wrestling/fighter exploit 
related to 0008285new  Observing death doesn't alert AI that the player is nearby 
Issue History
2014-07-09 04:33siegebotNew Issue
2014-07-09 07:17FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0006547
2014-07-09 19:38FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000178
2014-07-09 20:09woruzIssue Monitored: woruz
2014-07-09 20:51SplappyNote Added: 0025469
2014-07-09 22:17FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0006919
2014-07-09 22:20XangiNote Added: 0025485
2014-07-10 22:28FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0007022
2014-07-15 07:33FootkerchiefRelationship deletedrelated to 0000178
2014-07-27 17:25XangiNote Added: 0027735
2014-08-19 22:11bralbaardNote Added: 0029342
2014-08-20 13:23FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2014-08-20 13:23FootkerchiefStatusnew => confirmed
2014-08-20 13:25MopsyIssue Monitored: Mopsy
2014-08-21 11:20Toady OneStatusconfirmed => resolved
2014-08-21 11:20Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2014-08-21 11:20Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2014-08-21 11:20Toady OneAssigned ToFootkerchief => Toady One
2014-09-12 17:05FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0008285

2014-07-09 20:51   
I've noticed this too, the only way they notice you is if you get directly into their line of sight.
2014-07-09 22:20   
This is probably related to their overly-passive nature.
2014-07-27 17:25   
Still present in 40.05
2014-08-19 22:11   
Still present in 40.09

I'm in a human village sneaking around and killing people, (press a to see the combat log)

It's night, so even without any skill whatsoever, my stealth is great, and there is no response at all, it could of course be related to morale problems instead.
Anyhow, I think that openly attacking anyone should lead to the player being spotted, unless he is extremely legendary.

Here is the save game: http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=9454 [^]