Okay, why can't I dig up, I put upward stairs but it's not leaving exposed rock for me to work with! GAH!
EDIT: Apparently Toady just needs to remove upstairs. They don't work. Just use up/down stairs. PFFFFT
No time to figure out irrigation like the present!
Fluid Dynamics, Ho!
I think I'm done with this game until it reaches completion. I get that it's an alpha, but that just reinforces the uselessness of early access to me. I have used up stairs and up/down stairs and going up into my mountain is impossible. I just can't understand it. Maybe yeah there's a big cavity in the mountain, but I can't firgu that out because it all looks dark. I can understand when my forays into irrigation fail miserably because you need to channel out an area beneath your floor grates.
BUT WHEN STAIRS DON'T WORK... I call it a day.
Also, why can't floodgates be built into the cavern walls? That makes the most sense. Otherwise its an exercise in flooding your fort and hoping you can survive.
No one can tell me why up stairs don't reveal the level above. No one. Not the wiki, not the Bay12 forums.
I'd love to play DF, but when the basic mechanics aren't performing as advertised it's just not worth it.
Down stairs allow me to access a layer below my current level.
Up stairs should allow me to access a layer above my current level.
Up/down stairs do both.
I can't find any reason as to why the up stairs aren't working.
I don't get it. Apparently you need ramps. Ramps pierce the upper Z level. However. That doesn't make any freaking sense!
Why use upstairs for anything? Why? Up/down stairs do it with much less fuss. Why do they exist. You just dig down stairs on the surface and then up/down stairs. Why use up stairs unless you're trying to pierce the upper Z level. Bricks are more intuitive in playing minesweeper.
I keep looking at this trying to figure it out. :\
I can't for the life of me.