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What execution would you prefer?

Labor camp
- 4 (20%)
List of choices (would you like to be killed by woodchipper, firing squad, gascambers...)
- 8 (40%)
Choose how to die (with restrictions, or course, no "I want to be nuked in the dining hall")
- 6 (30%)
Generic Lethal injection
- 1 (5%)
Electroshock
- 0 (0%)
Life in prison
- 0 (0%)
Other (Specify)
- 1 (5%)
No opinion
- 0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 20


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Laurin

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Re: How many people play DF?
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2012, 11:51:12 pm »

At least it's spreading. :)
I noticed more and more videos popping up on youtube in other languages. It's really gone worldwide ...
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Re: How many people play DF?
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2012, 07:29:04 am »

We need to create Replicants to populate this offworld DF colony.

I recall this came up in DF talk one time and Toady said about  200 people practically live on the forum and the downloads of new releases are a few thousand.  Maybe he sad that, or maybe he didn't and maybe my memory is horrible.  I'd check the transcripts.
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Re: How many people play DF?
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2012, 07:37:44 am »

We need to create Replicants to populate this offworld DF colony.

I recall this came up in DF talk one time and Toady said about  200 people practically live on the forum and the downloads of new releases are a few thousand.  Maybe he sad that, or maybe he didn't and maybe my memory is horrible.  I'd check the transcripts.
CHECK THEM QUICKLY!
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Caprealis

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Re: How many people play DF?
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2012, 07:45:37 am »

I spend a lot of time talking about the random things I do on Df on my bus rides every moring/night.

A whole hour of nothing but Df, !!Science!! And all the fun stuff. Or the odd nap.

I'm either corrupting there minds, Or getting somewhere.

I think I bring in 1-5 people a day. To at least try the game.. Other then that I don't know if they still do.
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Trif

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Re: How many people play DF?
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2012, 07:47:39 am »

Not even Toady knows how many people play the game. The question comes up frequently in interviews, and he never has a clue because
a) there are two download mirrors, so he doesn't know the exact downloads, and
b) not everyone who downloads the game plays it.

But hey, the forum has about 65000 members, so if you say "several thousand", that's not far off.
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Re: How many people play DF?
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2012, 08:00:18 am »

3 guys play df
the OP, you, and another guy whose identity must remain hidden are the only people capable of playing it. the last guy is the one who sends us his videos, screenshots and stories so we can all pretend we play df too. we're also constantly downloading the latest version of df in every computer we get our hands to, to try and bloat the statistics

you're also the only person you know that actually exists, the reality you know is simulated. you're stuck in a vat in a supertechnological lab in the parauniverse

Mr S

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Re: How many people play DF?
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2012, 08:03:08 am »

In Soviet Russia, DF Plays YOU!!

That is all.

Now back to your regularly scheduled thread derailment.
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Re: How many people play DF?
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2012, 10:14:07 am »

Now back to your regularly scheduled thread derailment.
Here it is how one could say how many people play any given game at all? Even mmorpg's are played not only on official servers, and to calculate all the downloads of say Portal from torrents is impossible task. Not to mention that more than one person can play on the same computer or people can share games without downloading them from any sites with counters.
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Re: How many people play DF?
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2012, 11:32:35 am »

I'm still onboard with the whole colonize mars thing.

I'll be the fisherman. People like fish right?
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Re: How many people play DF?
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2012, 12:02:56 pm »

YES! dERAILMEN!

A Massive computer complex is just what we need.The Caveman option is somewhat more palatable then test-tube children. Will we need livestock? All we really need is a pick, massive computer, anvil, glass dome of air. Migrants are unlikely. A propaganda program migh help us out in securing haulers, what with unemployment so high, someone will go for it. We could pool our resources to get all this, but since economy won't kick in, we should be fine.

Huh, we really have it all planned out. So who;s up for a embark to mars? Wait, someone find a decent site.
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Hanslanda

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Re: How many people play DF?
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2012, 12:31:41 pm »

What the hell are you people on and were can I get some
That's Dwarf fortress my man. Right on the front page of the site, you can't miss it.

You know, sometimes I think the best ways to introduce people to DF is send them a thread. Seriously, any Thread, Pick one.

What would we as criminals smuggle? Shrooms of course.

When the Colonization begins, I call dibs on Misko's test tube babies.
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Re: How many people play DF?
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2012, 12:38:55 pm »

YES! dERAILMEN!

A Massive computer complex is just what we need.The Caveman option is somewhat more palatable then test-tube children.

Come on now, test tube babies aren't all that bad. Just think about it, we could watch 'em grow, floating around in their little vats of nutrient-filled fluid. It'll be just like having a goldfish.

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Re: How many people play DF?
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2012, 12:43:25 pm »

Enough people to form a respectably sized organized crime syndicate, or launch a colonization effort on a nearby life-supporting planet.

In which case the colonization effort would be done carefully planned and in a very scientific manner, with the result that the planet would be no longer life-supporting.


ah derailment at it's finest
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Re: How many people play DF?
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2012, 01:02:17 pm »

83% of all statistics are made up.
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Caprealis

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Re: How many people play DF?
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2012, 01:08:20 pm »

83% of all statistics are made up.

That's a lie.

Or is it?

Most people can't tell.
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