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Random_Dragon

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Fun with ethics
« on: January 10, 2013, 11:43:43 am »

So, recently I was looking through the ethics sections of the civilization, and noticed the REQUIRED entry mentioned on the wiki wasn't in use. I got curious to see what effect it had, so I did some !!science!! on it. I opted to change the ethics entries of every single entity to make nearly everything required. While my find-and-replace job did miss the few instances of NOT_APPLICABLE and PUNISH_REPRIMAND, and somehow replaced MISGUIDED with REQUIREDUIDED (which seems to have had no horrible buggy effects, suggesting it ignored this entry), everything else was set to required.

So, after generating a world like that...well, for starters I've uploaded it to my dropbox to share. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/89427928/region2.zip

As for the effects found so far?

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Re: Fun with ethics
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 11:51:02 am »

Making baby-eating a global imperative? That's terrible.

Carry on.
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Re: Fun with ethics
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 11:57:43 am »

Making baby-eating a global imperative? That's terrible.

Carry on.

If only baby-eating was defined as its own ethic. Granted, being able to mod in custom ethics would be a fun feature. Or maybe just a Fun feature. X3
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Re: Fun with ethics
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 04:01:36 pm »

"I'm sorry sir, but I am legally required to eat your baby."

"Very good. Carry on. But I'm afraid you'll have to strangle him, since I have just stolen all your weapons, in accordance with global law."
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Re: Fun with ethics
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 04:03:04 pm »

I can imagine the crowd sharing baby as a man was executed for say, lying.
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Re: Fun with ethics
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 04:14:18 pm »

"I'm sorry sir, but I am legally required to eat your baby."

"Very good. Carry on. But I'm afraid you'll have to strangle him, since I have just stolen all your weapons, in accordance with global law."

This is the most polite depraved society ever.

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Re: Fun with ethics
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2013, 07:09:27 pm »

I can imagine the crowd sharing baby as a man was executed for say, lying.

I should've left lying untouched, that scenario would be hilarious.
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Re: Fun with ethics
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013, 07:23:20 am »

Generate a new world where all the worst things are required, but all the lightest things (lying, maybe theft) are all punishable by death.
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Re: Fun with ethics
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2013, 12:54:27 pm »

Generate a new world where all the worst things are required, but all the lightest things (lying, maybe theft) are all punishable by death.

Maybe I should. Had any luck with finding out how triggerhappy "friendly" civilizations are? X3
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Re: Fun with ethics
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2013, 04:43:30 pm »

I'll just leave this here.

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Re: Fun with ethics
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2013, 02:13:45 pm »

One thing I found is that ethics control butchery.
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Re: Fun with ethics
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2013, 06:10:04 pm »

Duh.

ETHIC:EAT_SAPIENT_KILL
ETHIC:EAT_SAPIENT_OTHER

sadly, you still can't butcher members of your own race.
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Re: Fun with ethics
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2013, 06:48:52 pm »

High master plant gatherer biscuits anyone?
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Re: Fun with ethics
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2013, 10:10:53 pm »

High master plant gatherer biscuits anyone?

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