"D for dwarf" section not funny
The D for Dwarf section of the article does not say anything that has not already been said in the article, nor, imo, is it very funny. Should it be removed? --Calculator 01:22, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
- I think it's a real chance for good dwarfy humour, after all, this is certainly something worth making fun of. Just let it be noted that anybody who thinks they can spruce up the D for Dwarf paragraph into something legitimately humourous is welcome to make their addition. J 21:39, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
- It really is just an unfunny re-iteration of what the article already says. You might as well take it out and just put the D for dwarf at the top of the page. --Bporgn 23:30, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
"Any (dis)advantages of making friends?"
Are there any? A dwarf will make an unhappy thought if a friend of his dies. Maybe enough to cause havoc. On other hand, can making friends improve the chances of new babies? --Trepach 02:48, 08 Dec 2010 (UTC)
This is a good question, I don't even think my dwarves are liable to become unhappy in the first place if it weren't for making friends at parties, is there even a good reason to create meeting halls? Even with only small amounts of partying, even one person dying can easily mean a tantrum spiral in my 100 population fort. --Bporgn 23:28, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
- It depends on your circumstances. "Made a friend recently" and "talked with a friend recently" are both good, if minor, thoughts. They're useful for offsetting a low-grade bad thought, like "tired of the same old food/booze" or "accosted by terrible vermin". So if your fort is running smoothly enough that minor complaints like that don't arise, but you tend to lose a dwarf to ambushes/sieges every so often, then avoiding friendmaking is a good thing. On the other hand, if you're new and have INVADERS:NO, or you button up to ride out sieges without casualties, then friendships might keep your dwarves from going nuts over the endless diet of plump helmets. --DeMatt 23:50, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
You're not kidding.
My miner was digging out some new bedrooms (I turned my original dormitory into separate bedrooms, but the migrants claimed all the beds), and suddenly, my planter threw a party. My miner is sitting there, doing nothing, and all my dwarves are sleeping in the food stockpile.