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Author Topic: SPecial announcement: Elves bringing USEFUL stuff.  (Read 7025 times)

SimRobert2001

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SPecial announcement: Elves bringing USEFUL stuff.
« on: January 07, 2009, 11:15:45 pm »

You heard me. My first elf traders actually brought useful stuff to my game.  I was actually surprised at first, but they brough clothing, birch wood, barrels, and BEER. you heard me. ACTUAL BEER. to celebrate thsi monumental happening, i took some screen shots. 
http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/192/usefulelvesqm8.png
http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/8453/usefulelves2sc5.png

Is there anyway ot make sure that they keep bringing stuff that like this?
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ArkDelgato

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Re: SPecial announcement: Elves bringing USEFUL stuff.
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 11:16:48 pm »

Elves touched that beer.
Would any self respecting Dwarf touch that.
I think not.
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Re: SPecial announcement: Elves bringing USEFUL stuff.
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 11:19:00 pm »


 How many bins of cloth did they have? They always seem to have too many bins of cloth.
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I would bet money Andrew has edited things retroactively, except I can't prove anything because it was edited retroactively.
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SimRobert2001

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Re: SPecial announcement: Elves bringing USEFUL stuff.
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009, 11:19:54 pm »

LIke 5 or 6, still.
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Re: SPecial announcement: Elves bringing USEFUL stuff.
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2009, 11:20:32 pm »


 Bah!

 Still the same 'ol elves... Likely diluted the beer with cloth.
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Buck up friendo, we're all on the level here.
I would bet money Andrew has edited things retroactively, except I can't prove anything because it was edited retroactively.
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Re: SPecial announcement: Elves bringing USEFUL stuff.
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2009, 11:21:41 pm »

Urist McPeasant cancels drink: choking on *Rope reed shoe*
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Re: SPecial announcement: Elves bringing USEFUL stuff.
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2009, 11:28:23 pm »


 Bah!

 Still the same 'ol elves... Likely diluted the beer with cloth.

actually, i think i found the elusive "Not such b*stards" Elven race.


Urist McPeasant cancels drink: choking on *Rope reed shoe*

I can SELL that shoe, you know. its COMPLETY worth the life of a mere peasant.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2009, 11:30:53 pm by SimRobert2001 »
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Re: SPecial announcement: Elves bringing USEFUL stuff.
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2009, 11:38:34 pm »

There can always be more peasants. Always.

Check legends. Are you sure the elves were never conquered?
They have to be part human to be this co-operative.
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SimRobert2001

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Re: SPecial announcement: Elves bringing USEFUL stuff.
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2009, 11:43:11 pm »

hrmm... maybe. i really dont' look through legends.  but i suppose i'll give it a shot.

by the way, you're quote worthy.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2009, 11:47:01 pm by SimRobert2001 »
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Re: SPecial announcement: Elves bringing USEFUL stuff.
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2009, 11:54:22 pm »

Elves can be useful, but only if they bring kosher wood and exotic animals and sunberries. Otherwise, what good are they? A couple bins of cloth any fortress could make themselves?

I must be different from all the other DF players, though, since I let the elves leave with their lives when they bring junk.
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Re: SPecial announcement: Elves bringing USEFUL stuff.
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2009, 11:59:55 pm »

I haven't wiped out an elfy caravan YET. But that's because one fort caught fire before the drowner got used, and another had an exterior depot.

Next fort I have that works, I will set up a pumped drowner from day one. Maybe with optional roasting facilities.
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A tendon in the skull has been torn!
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Elves do it in trees. Humans do it in wooden structures. Dwarves? Dwarves do it underground. With magma.

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Re: SPecial announcement: Elves bringing USEFUL stuff.
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2009, 12:05:52 am »

i've never actually killed the elves when they entered my fortress. I just let them go. its bad for business to have TWO races wanting to kill you and besieging your fortress. so they wind up living.
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Re: SPecial announcement: Elves bringing USEFUL stuff.
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2009, 12:22:48 am »

Guys, it is bearable to 'trade' with these things, I jack their stuff after some donation ( boink, and then there is an envy complex ( Fucking elves and their ideals of purity ( My dwarves always get a free ride from their ladies ( I just need to lock away the females during their visits ) ) ) ) , and then I send them on their way, I use the booze as reserve, and the cloth and dye is used to make things that I can sell to the dwarves for binge ( traders are happy when you buy them out, and donate generously, thus you get cheaper things, and you get a greater chance of getting a dwarven king ) .
« Last Edit: January 08, 2009, 12:25:31 am by Foa »
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Re: SPecial announcement: Elves bringing USEFUL stuff.
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2009, 12:33:39 am »

Is there anyway ot make sure that they keep bringing stuff that like this?

Nope.  And if you try, it'll only ensure that they go back to bringing nothing but cloth.
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Re: SPecial announcement: Elves bringing USEFUL stuff.
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2009, 12:35:55 am »

Is there anyway ot make sure that they keep bringing stuff that like this?

Nope.  And if you try, it'll only ensure that they go back to bringing nothing but cloth.
Cloth and hundreds of toy hammers. Along with some Mugs and a roast or two.
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