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How sad are you that a simple issue can bring out the worst in people?

It makes me sad. So very very sad.
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I think it's great!
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I'm indifferent.
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Lielac

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Re: 2014: Equal rights
« Reply #135 on: July 14, 2014, 01:21:59 am »

I understand that, just not how these new percentages are relevant to... anything. What do these new numbers mean?

I was going for something to the likes of "how likely is a dwarf's sexual orientation, and the outcome from it" (that is, a relationship). So, the column with "opposite-sex disinterested" will only enter gay relationships, and the row with "same-sex disinterested" will only be straight couples (with asexuals being in the upper-left corner), while the other cells take bisexuality in account.  The lower-right corner probably doesn't mean much though, since lovers are eternal and divorce never happens.

Though since I'm working in that 3x3 grid Toady described, it doesn't take into account single dwarves' sexual orientation, only active relationships.

A-haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. That begins to make sense. Thank you!
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Re: 2014: Equal rights
« Reply #136 on: July 14, 2014, 01:26:14 am »

Have always loved dwarf fortress for its gender equality and now toady takes another step in a good direction.... squaaad.

brb gonna donate as much of my paycheck as possible without getting Dwarf Cancels work: hunting vermin cancellations...
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Re: 2014: Equal rights
« Reply #137 on: July 14, 2014, 01:40:06 am »

I imagine we'll get into cultural perceptions and societal rules once we get to the romance arc. I imagine that will cover everything from classism to homophobia. Right now, though, we're just dealing with the biology, i.e. chance of who having what wiring. 
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Re: 2014: Equal rights
« Reply #138 on: July 14, 2014, 01:49:58 am »

Here are my calculations. They might be a bit different.

First the game rolls a 100-sided (75+20+5) die for attraction to the same gender. If the result is 1-75 the dwarf is not interested in the same gender, if it's 76-95 the dwarf can get a lover of the same gender, if it's 96-100 the dwarf can get a spouse of the same gender.

Then it rolls another 100-sided die for attraction to the opposite gender, where the ratios are flipped.

This gives nine possible categories for what relationships the dwarf is willing to get into:

1. No homo + no hetero (3.8%)
2. No homo + hetero love, no marriage (15.0%)
3. No homo + hetero marriage (56.0%)
4. Homo love, no marriage + no hetero (1.0%)
5. Homo love, no marriage + hetero love, no marriage (4.0%)
6. Homo love, no marriage + hetero marriage (15.0%)
7. Homo marriage + no hetero (>0.0%)
8. Homo marriage + hetero love, no marriage (1.0%)
9. Homo marriage + hetero marriage (3.8%)

The total orientation ratios become:

3.8% of all dwarves are asexual
1.0% of all dwarves are homosexual
23.8% of all dwarves are bisexual
71.0% of all dwarves are heterosexual

(edited to use the actual numbers)
« Last Edit: July 14, 2014, 02:28:12 am by Lovechild »
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Re: 2014: Equal rights
« Reply #139 on: July 14, 2014, 02:04:45 am »

(75:20:5, 5:20:75.  I knew they should have added up to 100 -- those are the ones from the code, just the fotf text was typo'd.)
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Re: 2014: Equal rights
« Reply #140 on: July 14, 2014, 04:03:54 am »

Your migrant dwarves have more chance of being a vampire than being homosexual.
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Re: 2014: Equal rights
« Reply #141 on: July 14, 2014, 04:17:48 am »

I'm for anything that means less dwarven babysplosions in 200 pop forts. Gay dwarfs, for all your FPS needs.
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Re: 2014: Equal rights
« Reply #142 on: July 14, 2014, 05:57:17 am »

It would be cool if the same sex couples adopted the orphan babies so they don die of thirst. You know, just feed them some purring maggot milk.

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Re: 2014: Equal rights
« Reply #143 on: July 14, 2014, 07:14:12 am »

So it was all intended, after all.

But there's something I don't understand. I thought dwarves became lovers before marrying. What would happen if you made, say, male dwarves uninterested in being in affairs with female dwarves but interested in marrying them? Would that be posible?
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Re: 2014: Equal rights
« Reply #144 on: July 14, 2014, 07:15:59 am »

There isn't a single indication that this is a 50% thing, so I think you're exaggerating a bit.
We're doing science on new ground Putnam, we need to cover every possibility.

My testing has shown that the following makes the majority of elves (9 out of 11, to be exact) gay:
[ORIENTATION:MALE:1:1:9]
[ORIENTATION:FEMALE:9:1:1]
If I were to guess, the ORIENTATION token means the following:
ORIENTATION:CASTE:female_chance:bisexual_chance:male_chance
So you can make your dwarves all straight easily by simply adding the following tokens to your dwarves:
[ORIENTATION:MALE:1:0:0]
[ORIENTATION:FEMALE:0:0:1]
So don't y'all worry about your eugenics.
I'm going to add these tags and gen some worlds and see if I can force gay Dwarves into straight marriages and straight Dwarves into gay marriages to see if the tags work on an absolute basis.

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Re: 2014: Equal rights
« Reply #145 on: July 14, 2014, 07:29:39 am »

It's all abstracted anyways, everything in the game just reproduces through spores. I think "realistic" sex has as much chances of being implemented as sewers and refuse, i.e close to none, thank Armork. The dwarf tries to impale Urist from behind with a spear, but misses!
Although tbh sewers have the potential for some dwarf engineering. You could start with something as simple as a latrine pit then eventually have to undergo big infrastructure changes for sewers once there's too many dwarves. Throw in a big disease, miasma and vermin update for extra FUN.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2014, 07:32:34 am by Gukag »
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Re: 2014: Equal rights
« Reply #146 on: July 14, 2014, 08:11:05 am »

Either an unintended feature or a feature.
Either way it's pretty awesome as it should reduce the number of bloody children.
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Re: 2014: Equal rights
« Reply #147 on: July 14, 2014, 08:17:37 am »

Do the two tags necessarily have to be flipped? Would it be possible, without breaking the game, to make your dwarves primarily bi-sexual so that each one could go either way? Not that it matters as much with the current monogamous set-up, but I'm sure when the Romance arc comes up that we'll be seeing that replaced with something more complex.
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Re: 2014: Equal rights
« Reply #148 on: July 14, 2014, 09:21:06 am »

Either an unintended feature or a feature.
If there's a tag for it, it's a feature.

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Re: 2014: Equal rights
« Reply #149 on: July 14, 2014, 09:56:07 am »

Do the two tags necessarily have to be flipped? Would it be possible, without breaking the game, to make your dwarves primarily bi-sexual so that each one could go either way? Not that it matters as much with the current monogamous set-up, but I'm sure when the Romance arc comes up that we'll be seeing that replaced with something more complex.

They're bi already, just with a preference towards the opposite sex, but I take your meaning. No, the tag numbers don't need to be inverted. You could have the numbers be 5:20:75 for attraction to men and women in both genders, and that wouldn't break anything. Could have it be 0:100:100, too, if you want... well. I think that needs sciencing, to see just what the numbers do in-game... my shaky hypothesis is that it miiiight cause dwarves to do love at first sight.
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