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0002952Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Invasionspublic2010-08-05 03:382012-04-08 10:54
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0002952: Goblin stuck in midair, causing endless siege
I have a pit that I use to drop goblins to their death when they attack, and during the most recent invasion a goblin has somehow managed to get stuck in the middle of the pit - several z-levels above the ground. This wouldn't be a problem if it weren't for the fact that this goblin is causing me to endlessly be in a siege (ie the SIEGE text at the top will not disappear). I've tried building a construction in the same square as the goblin and even crushing it with a drawbridge. Both methods haven't worked; the goblin still occupies the square.
1. Create multi z-level pit.
2. Drop lots of goblins down the pit repeatedly until one of them gets stuck.
I'm guessing this has to do with how falling units are treated, since my military dwarves won't attack the goblin, and I can't view it with the "view units" (v) interface.
Holdover from 40d?
duplicate of 0001510needs feedback Footkerchief Floating creatures stuck in projectile status 
Issue History
2010-08-05 03:38VizxNew Issue
2010-08-05 04:27VizxIssue Monitored: Vizx
2010-08-05 04:27VizxIssue End Monitor: Vizx
2010-08-05 05:04Rafal99Tag Attached: Holdover from 40d?
2010-08-05 05:06Rafal99Note Added: 0011517
2010-08-05 08:13FootkerchiefRelationship addedchild of 0002093
2010-08-05 08:13FootkerchiefNote Added: 0011522
2010-08-05 18:56VizxNote Added: 0011538
2010-08-05 19:18FootkerchiefRelationship replacedduplicate of 0002093
2010-08-05 19:18FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2010-08-05 19:18FootkerchiefResolutionopen => duplicate
2010-08-05 19:18FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2012-04-08 10:54FootkerchiefRelationship addedduplicate of 0001510
2012-04-08 10:54FootkerchiefRelationship deleted0002093

2010-08-05 05:06   
This was happening in 40d occasionally too.
The only workaround I know is to use utility like Runesmith, and uncheck the "projectile" flag for the goblin.
2010-08-05 08:13   
It might be helpful to upload your save to http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^]
2010-08-05 18:56   
Ah, well I just fixed the problem with Runesmith, so no save, unfortunately.