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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0004446||Dwarf Fortress||Creatures||public||2011-04-04 12:53||2014-09-12 11:45|
|Assigned To||Toady One|| |
|Product Version||0.31.25|| |
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||0.40.13|| |
|Summary||0004446: Grazing hungry animals eat slower - snowballs starvation|
|Description||Akin to 4113, and I can't entirely confirm this, though it seems likely.|
Hunger tends to slow down all activities. One of these activities, one would imagine, is eating. Since larger animals need to feed -all- the time in order to survive, some animals that could normally survive in the current setting cannot if they fall into hunger. Because they're hungry, they eat slower - and because they eat slower, their rate of intake can drop below sustenance.
This seems to be especially true with Yaks, who are borderline. If a Yak becomes hungry, he will inevitably die even if given plenty of pasture.
|Steps To Reproduce||Start a fortress with a Yak or two. Wait for the Yak to get hungry before assigning it to a pasture. The Yak will constantly eat, but too slowly to survive, thus ultimately dying.|
|Additional Information||While similar to 4113 and a possible reason, the two are different bugs. 4113 has a general problem that some animals cannot sustain themselves even if eating all the time. This bug is more akin to a specific problem - the possibility that hunger is causing a decrease in eating speed, leading to a snowball effect.|
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