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0007614Dwarf FortressArenapublic2014-07-24 14:422018-05-25 12:02
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0007614: Dwarf 21 (to Dwarf 20): "I died."
First of all, this dwarf isn't dead.

...And I don't know what else to say about that. I put a bunch of dwarves on the same side, and then I dropped several dozen chickens (also on the same side) on half of them from the max Z-level of the arena. Dwarf 21 was not harmed, and neither was Dwarf 20.

Coincidentally, several others followed suit and announced their own deaths, including some who had been clobbered by falling poultry.

It was inevitable.
1) Put dwarves on lowest Z-level possible on the surface, and make them all the same faction
2) Put chickens of the same faction on the highest Z-level possible, directly above them
3) Turn on Morality
4) Assume control of a single chicken sitting safely on the ground nearby so you can spectate
5) Enjoy the inevitable
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related to 0006862acknowledged lethosor Siege Operator (to Clothier): In a time before time, I attacked me 
Issue History
2014-07-24 14:42TzalizkanNew Issue
2014-07-24 14:44TzalizkanNote Added: 0027450
2014-07-24 14:48TzalizkanNote Edited: 0027450bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0027450#r10300
2014-07-24 14:48TzalizkanNote Edited: 0027450bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0027450#r10301
2014-07-24 23:01smjjamesNote Added: 0027476
2014-11-06 11:30smjjamesNote Added: 0030888
2015-12-20 17:28HuntthetrollNote Added: 0034082
2015-12-20 17:29HuntthetrollNote Edited: 0034082bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0034082#r13725
2015-12-20 19:40TzalizkanNote Added: 0034088
2015-12-20 20:55HededeNote Added: 0034091
2015-12-27 09:20HuntthetrollIssue Monitored: Huntthetroll
2018-05-25 12:02lethosorRelationship addedrelated to 0006862

2014-07-24 14:44   
(edited on: 2014-07-24 14:48)
You: "Hello, dwarf. I am Chicken 31."
Dwarf 17: "Died."

EDIT: It actually appears that they actually mean to refer to the dead hens on the ground. Now this sounds like a familiar issue reported around here...
Though it's still concerning that I've just addressed a dwarf as a chicken.

2014-07-24 23:01   
It works if you have morale/fear off.
2014-11-06 11:30   
http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=10036 [^] 40.15

While it's kind of well after the actual moment, the previous night while I was using jump tackle to try and kill an elven adminstrator, there were two people that said 'I died' after some collateral damage happened.

Theres also a 'I heard that died.'.
2015-12-20 17:28   
(edited on: 2015-12-20 17:29)
Speculation about the cause: Most of the people in any given site (and in the arena) are not historical figures. They are effectively anonymous until you talk to them, which causes their names to "stick," i.e. turning them into historical figures. The problem is that the game doesn't distinguish between different anonymous creatures of the same race. As a result, a conflict between "a human" and "a human" will be reported by another anonymous human as, "Just now, I attacked me." Likewise, the death of an anonymous elf will be reported by another anonymous elf as, "I died."

2015-12-20 19:40   
That's... a fascinating piece of insight.
2015-12-20 20:55   
I think this should be linked to 0006862.