...have been trying to puzzle through it for a while now- it's quite complicated. I've been at it for over an hour and read the wiki and still have some trouble figuring out how to set reasonable orders and to build a dwarf-society
For example This: http://www.dwarffortresswiki.net/ind...es_to_do_stuff
Was probably the most useless piece of advice on orders.
...I am beginning to think that perhaps my fears were correct, this game might be too complicated for me. I'm willing to give it a little more time, but not much more...