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Mlamlah

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Dwarves building roads?
« on: December 27, 2012, 03:32:53 am »

I have a dwarf civ that up and decided to build roads and bridges. Do they occassionally like to do this? None of my other dwarf civs are doing so.
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Re: Dwarves building roads?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 04:10:32 am »

I've only noticed it in world gen when a civ conquers another civ.
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Re: Dwarves building roads?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 04:25:13 am »

They did it after nearly succeeding on genociding an elven civ, elves don't build roads either but... related perhaps?
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Re: Dwarves building roads?
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012, 11:35:46 am »

Perhaps some human could have snuck into the process somewhere along the road...perhaps the elves were conquered by humans beforehand or something?
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Re: Dwarves building roads?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2012, 12:14:57 pm »

Dwarves build roads, no ifs or buts.

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Well, okay, some ifs and buts. They build roads between important/large settlements, which includes the major mountainhomes and human towns. It might include major forest retreats and dark towers that were conquered (or, in mods, created by a civ that builds roads - in the stock universe, elves and goblins don't build roads). It may take a bit for dwarven settlements to reach the level where they are considered "roadable", so that may be a reason why people seem to be surprised by that.
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Re: Dwarves building roads?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2012, 12:48:08 pm »

Typically if you're poking around in legends mode, you'll see some civs that spend pretty much all their time at war, and others that are just building stupid crap and fighting the occasional named badger. If you take an embark out with the more warlike ones, you'll get a near 100% military trained immigrant population, but will get hardly any dwarves with decent civilian skills. If you pick one of the pansy civs, hardly any immigrants will have military experience, but there'll be many skilled civilians. There's some gray area between, but in general it's one or the other.
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Re: Dwarves building roads?
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012, 05:08:13 pm »

Typically if you're poking around in legends mode, you'll see some civs that spend pretty much all their time at war, and others that are just building stupid crap and fighting the occasional named badger. If you take an embark out with the more warlike ones, you'll get a near 100% military trained immigrant population, but will get hardly any dwarves with decent civilian skills. If you pick one of the pansy civs, hardly any immigrants will have military experience, but there'll be many skilled civilians. There's some gray area between, but in general it's one or the other.
You're forgetting the large Dwarven empires that have already conquered their competitors or else live near areas of conflict; meaning you get skilled workers, and occasionally veteran gods of war show up armed with masterwork bronze weapons.

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Re: Dwarves building roads?
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2012, 12:48:59 am »

That's neat, I haven't heard of migrants like that before. I recall seeing one civ that had been fighting for its entire existence, and of about 200 immigrants in a fort there weren't any skilled civilians at all. It makes me think that world gen automatically drafts everyone whenever there's a war, starting them with a minimum 'adequate' in a civ skill and 'competent' in a weapon skill, and preventing more important dwarves from learning their social skills and the like. It may be more complicated than that, but there don't seem to be any extensive studies on it, unfortunately.  :/
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Re: Dwarves building roads?
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2012, 01:58:27 pm »

I recall one world gen i had a dwarven civ lived entirely in an evil zone, half of the dwarves had troll and ogre kills under their belts and combat skills, the other half were fish dissectors.
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Re: Dwarves building roads?
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2012, 10:39:26 pm »

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