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0003529Dwarf FortressWorld Generation -- Beastspublic2010-11-08 12:502011-03-22 13:17
ReporterKnight Otu 
Assigned ToToady One 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.31.16 
Target VersionFixed in Version0.31.18 
Summary0003529: No normal historical beasts, and no non-mega beast rampages
DescriptionI noticed that there appear to be no historical animals outside of the (semi)megabeasts in the recent versions, where there would normally be lions, wolves, and sasquatches that somehow earned a name. By extension, there are no monster rampages other than those of megabeasts and titans. I know that in my mods, there are some beasts that would usually earn not just a name, but a name with " of " (easy to filter out), indicating a minimum of five notable kills, and I think in vanilla sasquatches are/were filling that role as well.

As far as I can see, historical figures that go "wandering the wilds" or "scouting the surroundings" get no wild animal kills, and I have yet to see historical figures that take up "hunting great beasts", which definitely should give them wild animal kills.
Steps To ReproduceCheck the history of any world generated in the recent versions.
Additional InformationAnother cause may be that wild animals were accidentally made unable to achieve historical status in worldgen the same way that entity populations and their war pets were.
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related to 0004334resolvedToady One No hunters of great beasts in worldgen despite BEAST_HUNTER tag 

-  Notes
Quietust (reporter)
2010-11-08 14:28

I've managed to locate records of historical figures being slain by wild animals, but said animals never seem to get named - "In the late autumn of 64, Dur was struck down by a tiger in Fairqueen".

A world generated in version 0.31.12 seems to have plenty of these; presumably, they were removed as a result of the sprawl-related changes introduced in version 0.31.13.
Knight Otu (manager)
2010-11-08 14:36

That tiger may have been a war pet - was there a battle in that year and month?
Quietust (reporter)
2010-11-08 15:02

Indeed there was (Goblins attacking Elves), and the tiger was one of the defenders.
Knight Otu (manager)
2010-11-09 01:44

I've checked the xml export of a 31.14 world, and I can confirm that there are no animals among the historical figures apart from gods (thanks to the expanded xml in the new versions), and while many events exist where a historical figure "changes state" to scouting, wandering, snatcher, thief, or refugee, there is no change to a hunting state, which still existed in 31.12.
Quietust (reporter)
2010-11-12 10:07

These are back in version 0.31.17.
Knight Otu (manager)
2010-11-12 12:43

Beasts, yes, but I think the hunters aren't back. On the other hand, I think I also saw wild animals among the kill lists of a few historical figures. Anyway, hunters not existing may be better suited for a different bug report, assuming that it isn't on purpose.
Knight Otu (manager)
2011-03-22 13:04

I think this should be marked as resolved. While historical beasts work differently now, they do exist and go on rampages. As per my previous note, I'll check whether hunters of great beasts exist in the upcoming 31.22, and open a new bug report if necessary.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-11-08 12:50 Knight Otu New Issue
2010-11-08 14:28 Quietust Note Added: 0013672
2010-11-08 14:36 Knight Otu Note Added: 0013673
2010-11-08 15:02 Quietust Note Added: 0013674
2010-11-09 00:27 JoRo Issue Monitored: JoRo
2010-11-09 01:44 Knight Otu Note Added: 0013676
2010-11-12 10:07 Quietust Note Added: 0013716
2010-11-12 12:43 Knight Otu Note Added: 0013718
2011-03-22 13:04 Knight Otu Note Added: 0016483
2011-03-22 13:17 Footkerchief Status new => resolved
2011-03-22 13:17 Footkerchief Fixed in Version => 0.31.18
2011-03-22 13:17 Footkerchief Resolution open => fixed
2011-03-22 13:17 Footkerchief Assigned To => Toady One
2011-03-25 10:39 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0004334
2012-02-26 14:41 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0005337
2012-02-26 14:41 Footkerchief Relationship deleted related to 0005337

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