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0007108Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- AIpublic2014-07-11 21:002022-07-15 20:01
0007108: Talking to sleeping people doesn't wake them up
i walked into a town at night needing information for a quest and the whole town is sleeping. so i would walk into a house and tried to talk to them but there was no reply and everyone is sleeping. i tried to attack one just punching him in the foot and he slept through my attack. the only way around this is sleep until everyone wakes up or attempt to sleep in there house and they will talk to you.
1. walk into a town at night
2. talk to a person sleeping
3. nothing happens
1. walk into a town at night
2. find someone sleeping
3. attack him in a minor part of the body where
it dose not kill him instantly
4. does not wake up.
related to 0001740new  Civilian sleeps through skeletal fox attack 
has duplicate 0009692resolved Dwarfu Sleeping people do not wake upon drum solos, or anything else 
related to 0006798resolved Toady One Sleeping NPCs don't wake up 
Issue History
2014-07-11 21:00mantomanwarNew Issue
2014-07-11 21:08zarmeckNote Added: 0025933
2014-07-16 13:03DwarfuRelationship addedrelated to 0007391
2014-07-16 14:00FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0006798
2014-07-16 14:00FootkerchiefRelationship deletedrelated to 0007391
2014-07-16 14:01FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0001740
2014-07-16 14:01FootkerchiefSummaryinteracting with people while sleeping does not wake them up => Talking to sleeping people doesn't wake them up
2014-07-16 14:01FootkerchiefTag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2014-07-16 14:02FootkerchiefNote Added: 0026665
2014-07-18 18:32zarmeckNote Added: 0026922
2017-11-17 17:55DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0009692
2018-04-13 12:47HuntthetrollIssue Monitored: Huntthetroll
2022-07-15 20:01ZiusudraNote Added: 0041270

2014-07-11 21:08   
I can confirm, I saw that a lot.
2014-07-16 14:02   
Sleeping through attacks is covered at 0001740.
2014-07-18 18:32   
It also works againts you, if you're sleeping in the wilds and you and your companions get attacked, you wont wake up until the enemies are hitting you (but at least you actualy wake up).
2022-07-15 20:01   
Still in 0.47.05

A side effect is if you bypass the greeting you can then respond to your own conversation, and thus effectively talk to yourself.

You: What do you think of me?
You: I am a soldier. Can you lead me to battle and a warrior's death?
You: Can you tell me the way to Summerbuck?
You: Summerbuck is a half day's travel to the southeast. [You receive a detailed description.]

This can be used to argue with yourself and change your beliefs and even giv yourself new needs.

Jumping into a sleeper will wake them up, though possibly only if it causes them to move, and they may quickly go back to sleep.