to give you an idea of the kind of people who play Dwarf Fortress, mermaid bones used to be really really valuable. the player base reacted by making threads detailing how to capture, imprison, and breed mermaids, “air-drown” their children, butcher them for bones, and sell them to elves to the point where Toady One nerfed the value of the bones out of horror for what he had created
people reblogging this seem to be under the impression that this is the most horrifying thing Dwarf Fortress players have ever done and i would like to point out that when someone made a thread suggesting a dwarven “child care” system consisting of throwing babies into a 3x3 pit with a caged dog and 12 year’s worth of food to produce super-soldiers with Legendary experience in dodging and punching and asked for feedback on it, someone replied “you should zombify the babies first so the dog doesnt kill them”
The sadistic insanity present within the Dwarf Fortress playerbase is one of the reasons I love this game and wish to learn more about how to actually get started playing.
has nobody mentioned the whole thing where the only reliable way to separate a mother dwarf from her baby is to throw them into a stream of high pressure water and let it pull the baby out of her arms
Oh my god what
The playerbase continues to amaze me with their ingenuity and downright evilness. I like it.
Well if you want to use female dwarves in your military you have to separate the baby from the mother otherwise she uses it like a ballistic shield straight out of CoD
With the same level of bullet-stopping power.