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Solanumtinkr
Jul Member 2009

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There I was happily chipptychopping bamboo with 14 bundles and growing fast, and I had a sudden thought....why does my Ports crew ever only come back with 30 maximum? WHY?!

It's a quick trip from the port to the Arc, so even with so little time any woodcutter amongst them should have been able to gather entire ship loads without having to chase it all over the Eastern Sea!

There must be a simple explanation! Something that explains the sheer incompetency of my crew! For this we need occums razor.. The simplest explanation being the most likely.

The whole crew was too busy drinking my beer! :@

Thoughts?
Punishments?
Excessive solutions?
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Poke monsters with a sharp stick, Then steal anything that isn't nailed down!
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03-Aug-2016 21:07:08 - Last edited on 04-Aug-2016 06:24:02 by Solanumtinkr

Jexel L
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Well, they come back with some chimes too. Maybe they're selling some of the bamboo? Perhaps buying a few supplies as well to make the journey home? Besides, they probably don't have crystal hatchets. :P

Also, I'd like to point out that you don't pay them except when you first hire them. I wouldn't be inclined to work very hard either. :P
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03-Aug-2016 21:13:06

Nature Rosa
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Pay them money! In addition, offer them a very small bonus if they come back with extra, depending on how much extra. Set a beer ration/limit, and 5 lashes for going over said limit. Roses are pink
Violets are violet
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03-Aug-2016 21:13:23

Maiden China
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to me, most likely '30 bamboo' just means '30 units of bamboo' with the units in question being signifigantly larger than the units used in ordinary woodcutting

edit: I realize now that that's... wrong. I havent done the arc, so I guessed and I didnt have all the information so I guessed wrong

I imagine if you ask them why they're only bring back 30, and tell them that you yourself can easily harvest for more than that in a shorter time, they'll look at your like you're lying, insane, or some type of demigod
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04-Aug-2016 03:49:26 - Last edited on 04-Aug-2016 04:04:18 by Maiden China

Hguoh
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How long is a trip to the Arc? Like 30 minutes? Maybe an hour?

All things considered, since rune is still canonically very rare, your crew is very likely only equipped with steel hatchets (or adamant at best).

I'm honestly fairly impressed that they manage not only 30 bundles of bamboo, but also the extra chimes they bring back.

04-Aug-2016 04:07:22

Solanumtinkr
Jul Member 2009

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'Shave his belly with a rusty razor!'
'Give them 'rum' instead of beer?'

So basically you want me to shave them bald and get them hammered on rum? Not sure I'd get more bamboo that way, or if they'd even be able find the port, but I'm sure I'd get a few laughs! ^_^
The purpose of adventure is to shine light into dark places,
Poke monsters with a sharp stick, Then steal anything that isn't nailed down!
To the Manor Born QFC 185-186-367-65788716

04-Aug-2016 18:59:02 - Last edited on 04-Aug-2016 19:10:44 by Solanumtinkr

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