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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0008672Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Thoughts and Preferencespublic2014-12-27 13:432015-01-03 18:21
Assigned ToToady One 
PlatformPCOSWindowsOS Version8.1
Product Version0.40.19 
Target VersionFixed in Version0.40.24 
Summary0008672: Dwarves with permanent injuries inevitably spiral into depression
DescriptionEarly on in my fort I had an undead siege. Over the course of dealing with this siege, one of my dwarves got nerve damage in one leg and the other foot, rendering him paralyzed. Over the next few years, I noticed that the thought that he was hopeless after sustaining a major injury never went away, and from what others have mentioned, this major negative thought repeats each season, each week, or even more often.

Despite having a personal room, good meals, a legendary hall, and no other sources of negative thoughts really, he has descended over several years to 'stressed' and then to 'haggared' and started throwing tantrums. Over the course of several tantrums, he managed to punch two other dwarves in their ribs, sending a piece of rib into the lung.

Each of these dwarves is now repetitively getting 'shaken by a major injury' thoughts, and at least one of them has succumbed to stress. Another dwarf lost the use of an arm in a separate zombie fight and has been constantly yelling at the mayor, and stressed.
Steps To ReproduceGet a dwarf or dwarves injured by some means until they have nerve or organ injuries that don't go away.

Observe their thoughts over several years of game time. Dwarf Therapist may give more specific readings.

Additional InformationIn the forums we were unclear whether this was intended, or a bug, but if it is intended it should probably be adjusted to make the spiral into insanity less inevitable. I don't want to feel like smashing injured dwarves under a bridge or locking them in a room forever is the only solution, but as currently set up, any dwarf with permanent injury is a ticking time bomb that can't be defused.
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related to 0004498confirmedFootkerchief Dwarves with lingering medical problems 

-  Notes
Pyrite (reporter)
2014-12-27 13:58
edited on: 2014-12-27 13:58

Save with the issue. [^]

C27 (reporter)
2014-12-27 15:39

I've had this happen as well, with only a nerve-damage injury to both legs that impaired (but didn't prevent) walking. The dwarves seem to think that the injury is constantly happening to them rather than being a single event.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-12-27 13:43 Pyrite New Issue
2014-12-27 13:43 Pyrite Issue Monitored: Pyrite
2014-12-27 13:43 Pyrite Issue End Monitor: Pyrite
2014-12-27 13:58 Pyrite Note Added: 0031522
2014-12-27 13:58 Pyrite Note Edited: 0031522 View Revisions
2014-12-27 15:39 C27 Note Added: 0031524
2014-12-27 15:43 C27 Issue Monitored: C27
2014-12-27 17:14 Pyrite Issue Monitored: Pyrite
2014-12-27 19:39 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0004498
2014-12-27 19:44 Footkerchief Assigned To => Footkerchief
2014-12-27 19:44 Footkerchief Status new => confirmed
2015-01-02 11:28 Toady One Status confirmed => resolved
2015-01-02 11:28 Toady One Fixed in Version => Next Version
2015-01-02 11:28 Toady One Resolution open => fixed
2015-01-02 11:28 Toady One Assigned To Footkerchief => Toady One
2015-01-03 18:21 C27 Issue End Monitor: C27

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