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zzedar

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Civ appointment criteria
« on: April 04, 2013, 03:51:33 pm »

Does anyone know how leaders are chosen in worldgen? The reason I ask is that in my current fort, the civilizations screen says that the general of the dwarven civilization is a goblin. Presumably the goblins were conquered by the dwarves at some point, but I sort of wonder how a goblin could distinguish itself enough in battle to merit such an appointment. Could check in Legends mode I guess.
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Re: Civ appointment criteria
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 04:54:20 pm »

All societies are completely inclusive and pretty much anyone can occupy any position. So a subjugated elven berry harvester can suddenly become a trade liason, because he happened to be nearby.
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Re: Civ appointment criteria
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 05:43:46 pm »

Just nearby? It's a random selection? I assumed that military promotions were done on the basis of impressive kill lists or something. That's why I was surprised to see a goblin rising to the top, I didn't think a goblin would have the necessary military prowess.

(There is an alternate interpretation: he's listed as a "general/goblin glazer". Maybe he's a dwarf who glazes goblins.)
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Re: Civ appointment criteria
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 05:52:12 pm »

Just nearby? It's a random selection? I assumed that military promotions were done on the basis of impressive kill lists or something. That's why I was surprised to see a goblin rising to the top, I didn't think a goblin would have the necessary military prowess.
It's pretty much random (though I believe the next version will be a little more discriminate).
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Re: Civ appointment criteria
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 06:48:19 am »

I'm also fairly sure it's the Dwarves who conquered the Goblin civ. Otherwise it wouldn't be, you know, a Dwarven civ.
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 08:28:51 am »

I'm also fairly sure it's the Dwarves who conquered the Goblin civ. Otherwise it wouldn't be, you know, a Dwarven civ.
That's what I said. "The goblins were conquered by the dwarves".
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Re: Civ appointment criteria
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 11:08:49 am »

I'm also fairly sure it's the Dwarves who conquered the Goblin civ. Otherwise it wouldn't be, you know, a Dwarven civ.
That's what I said. "The goblins were conquered by the dwarves".
I never said I read your post correctly.

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