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Offline x4000

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What's with the bacon jokes?
« on: April 03, 2013, 11:18:14 AM »
Most of the barracks units require bacon, which comes from the butcher, who needs pigs from pig farms.  My favorite is a certain swordsman type that needs "bacon and swords" as his two main resources to be produced.

"Just give me bacon and swords man, and I'll go out and get those dirty guys from the next village for you!"

(That's not a line from the game or anything, but that sentiment really cracks Keith and I up.)  ;D
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Re: What's with the bacon jokes?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 01:20:17 PM »
Personally the line from the design doc including "Bacon and Warhammers" is what did it for me.  Though I dunno if Warhammers are still in there.
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Re: What's with the bacon jokes?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013, 01:39:50 PM »
Oh, yeah -- that's a different unit, but yeah.  Most of the barracks troops need bacon and something else. :)
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Re: What's with the bacon jokes?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2013, 01:48:39 PM »
Maybe one of them could both eat and wield bacon.

Would probably have consistent logistical supply issues.
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Re: What's with the bacon jokes?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013, 01:49:10 PM »
Holy dev chatchannel!
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Re: What's with the bacon jokes?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2013, 01:49:34 PM »
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Re: What's with the bacon jokes?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2013, 01:51:51 PM »
Nothing to do with dev.  Everything to do with bacon.
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Re: What's with the bacon jokes?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2013, 03:18:08 PM »
I thought it was just because bacon was delicious.
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Re: What's with the bacon jokes?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2013, 03:36:27 PM »
That's what the Hersir says!
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Re: What's with the bacon jokes?
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2013, 04:31:13 PM »
I don't get the fascination folks have with bacon.  Sure it is good, but seriously??!!!  (insert Giorgio A. Tsoukalos meme, "Bacon")
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Re: What's with the bacon jokes?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 04:34:27 PM »
Some people are into 16-HW games that make grown arithmetic-logic-units weep, others are into bacon.
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Re: What's with the bacon jokes?
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2013, 04:39:16 PM »
Fair enough.   :D
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Re: What's with the bacon jokes?
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2013, 01:18:45 AM »
Some people are into 16-HW games that make grown arithmetic-logic-units weep, others are into bacon.
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Re: What's with the bacon jokes?
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Re: What's with the bacon jokes?
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