>Humans rarely live long enough to see the consequences of their mistakes...I am concerned that humans would cause irreversible damage to this worl...

>Humans rarely live long enough to see the consequences of their mistakes...I am concerned that humans would cause irreversible damage to this world.

How do you respond to the concerned elf?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I have some bad news regarding the age of the world relative to the lifespans of all known races.
    >Yes, even the endlessly youthful ones - they could *theoretically* be immortal, but between violence, melancholy, disease, and starvation even they will fall
    >the point is that all of us, *all* of us, will not live to see the results of our actions - not on a scale that actually matters

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It doesn't take that long for ecological collapse to happen. It easily can happen in a human life time, even a generation.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    "You ireverant twat, you really think I'm gonna leave my children a fucked up mess even if I don't live to see it?"

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That would be a more convincing argument if people didn't so often leave all kinds of messes for their kids to deal with.

      >Humans may not live long enough to see the consequences of our actions, but the humans that are problems eventually die of old age and new humans who can fix problems are born and grow up to change things
      >Older living races, however, don;t have that luxury. If a bad elf in a position of power is doing bad things, they will continue to do those bad things for hundreds of years

      This is actually a pretty good point. Everyone's stuck to their ways to some degree or another, and younger generations replacing the older ones regularly is a good thing.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >That would be a more convincing argument if people didn't so often leave all kinds of messes for their kids to deal with.
        boomers aren't premodern people.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          We think the Easter island tribes went extinct due to overharvesting to build all those head statues, so it's not unheard of.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            yeah other natives did that too.
            I remember learning about on that collapsed somewhere in the south because they over-harvested
            It's not unheard of.
            Silphium (which was an abortion tool aparently) and so on. but those are usually wild plants and all examples pale to the relative effect of the boomers on, well their homes, their children's prosperity, the environment and being clannishly minded

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            That theory was debunked ages ago when a bunch of college kids with a rappi nui native guiding them built a head statue and moved it across the island with no logs whatsoever.
            It's now believed that the Island's desolation is owed more to Argentina being assholes and snatching the locals up and the local temperature dipping.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Huh. It did sound like a fairy tail, with a moral lesson and all, when I first heard it. I guess it actually was one, in a way.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Isn't there also a study that suggests that the rats the islanders (unintentionally) brought with them are what killed the palm trees?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Let's also not forget about the plague of childless people whose mindset is unironically "I don't care, I'll be long dead by then".

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Nah, childlessness is fine.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Cringe

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >you have to make the same mistake as me
          Not my problem lol

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This is why we should abolish the pension system. It, like so much of the welfare state, financially rewards destructive behavior.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Pension systems are how you get adults to pay into the system instead of hoarding their resources. Anyway any smart DINK or SINK doesn't count on Daddy State's tit to see them through dotage and socks money away.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Gosh, that image takes me back to the thread where it was created.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    generally speaking you're supposed to study the mistakes of others. for example, i made sure my post wouldnt perpetuate a shitty one sentence borderline off topic anime thread

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >See, that's what i like about you, you actually seem concerned unlike the other knife-ears who just want to bitch and moan about us "mayflies". It's not that we don't care about what we won't live to see, we just don't give a rat's ass about what we can't control. Listen, if you learn to take the world one day at a time instead of by the century, you'll understand. In short, take it easy! We'll shag later, okay?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      "You ireverant twat, you really think I'm gonna leave my children a fucked up mess even if I don't live to see it?"

      This is why elves really ought to exterminate humans

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >this is why humans really ought to exterminate elves
        Fixed that for you

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >they make for good boytoys, though

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They will, the damage will be far greater than your kind can expect, it will be partially intentional, and there's nothing you can do about it
    Now shut up any give the magical amulet

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Humans rarely live long enough to see the consequences of their mistakes
    Your elf is retarded.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Humans may not live long enough to see the consequences of our actions, but the humans that are problems eventually die of old age and new humans who can fix problems are born and grow up to change things
    >Older living races, however, don;t have that luxury. If a bad elf in a position of power is doing bad things, they will continue to do those bad things for hundreds of years

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Counter argument, in a state of constant competition where the winners live longer and have more control over the memes of society, it is inevitable that things will only accelerate to worse extremes.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    by smashing its face in. only good elf is a dead one.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    IC: club him from behind cut his throat and throw the corpse overboard.
    OOC: Go leave my car idling for the rest of the session.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      deranged

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >That will be your problem not mine

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >"Oh, you saw Mandy's review too? Cool!"

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I can only hope the e-celeb stuff gets more people to actually play Arcanum. It's a good game and an interesting setting.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Both Dr. Mandalore and Mr. Sseth have reviewed it at this point, so I expect a lot more shoehorned in gnomish eugenicists in the future of pickup games.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Either:

      >Was that what the dragon whispered to you yesterday, that left you angry?

      or

      >Don't worry, once we develop industry, we will damage it so fast that we will see the consequences.

      Exactly.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >wasnt us who gave birth to the dark elves
    >wasnt us who started the apocalyptic demon invasion back in the day
    >wasnt us who failed to stop the spread of the orcish hordes
    >wasnt us who´s grand empire shattered and crumbled
    Your track record doesn't exactly speak for your kind, elf

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    rape his bussy

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thats why being part of a multi generational group is important. You have people you care about that will deal with the consequences of your actions after you die.
    Only atomized goyim are subject to the elf's criticism

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Where's this image from? I like the cute elf.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    idk, something about our children living long enough to see our mistakes.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Who cares about consequences? There are profits to be made!

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >"Lorsan, we live in the woods and in willing isolation with nature, while practicing arts which take decades to become an apprentice at, while humans do it in about 5 years. You and I will not see the consequences of our mistakes either because we'll be too busy taking 10 years to even summon a meeting and take 20 years gossiping about elven protocol to notice what's happening."

    >"Now shut up and pour me some more wine. I want to hear the Fey sing their songs again, they soothe my eternal soul."

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Elves live longer so they do everything slower
      This has always been a retarded concept. They're not fucking tortoises.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        two things
        1. mortality is a motivator.
        where one human striving to be great will burn off all the ties to his life and spend all his time working on it and elf would have a better work life balance. they can have hobbies.
        you ever see a science or engineering guy, in uni? they don't have much fucking free time.
        2. humans take short cuts

        in both ways the elf system is healthier, the human system is full of people harming themselves to climb higher, faster.
        also elves scale better

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's not healthy to take 10 years to do something that takes 2. Elves are still capable of dying from various causes. There is no guarantee to any elf that they'll make it to 1000 years old. It's not immortality itself that makes Elf society more conservative, it's just the abundance of really old people who naturally dislike change.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >It's not healthy to take 10 years to do something that takes 2.
            from a human perspective. but if elves live +10 times as long as a human. this is poop socking an undergrad degree in 4 months to them. the mind generally requires time to decompress and all that, there is a reason why structure things as we do. there is a physical limit to how much people can do. some jobs literally tax people to the point the amount of stress hormones in their body kill them like 1/3rd earlier.
            As far as we understand elves aren't immune to that, and dying at fucking 50 or 75 sounds like a rougher deal when you live at your prime till like 500. like if you live for 500 years or so, you're going to be far far more careful about your body because that's going to care over.
            I only have to struggle with my back issues for 50 years on average.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              None of what you're talking about matters in the slightest. Elves are just as intelligent and physically capable as humans. If it takes a human a year to get a beginners level understanding of a thing why the hell would it take an elf 20 years?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                If you had a millennia-long lifespan, it only makes sense to master everything you do to the furthest extent.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Not only is that foundless speculation, it's still not really relevant. Their cognition is still just as fast as a humans. Why would it take them so much longer to achieve a similar level of skill compared to a human?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Perhaps there society formed to not seek out excellence in many different things to keep things stable. If everyone is a master smith, miner, etc, then its hard to have any sort of economy. If everyone is a warrior its hard to have nobility. Keeping people in their place is easier if you have a social belief that you should just focus on one thing alone. I imagine even going so far as to have religion involved.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Again, that doesn't address any reason why it would take them LONGER to the learn the SAME THING as another race.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'd say it doesn't take them longer. They learn it just as quick and are proficient by the time they're entering puberty. But then they keep doing it, and become hyper specialized artisans.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                It could also be a divine curse put upon them by all the gods of shorter lived races. Or maybe they petitioned an over god saying "Elves OP" and the elves got nerfed.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Elves are lazy as fuck. That's why they had racial level limits. Humans are the hyper-versatile super learners, that's why they had unlimited levels and could dual-class.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Different standards. What an elf calls “medic” a human calls surgeon, cardiologist, psychiatrist, neurologist, oncologist, etc etc. Because while they take a century to study medicine, they finish their studies with 15 doctorates’ worth of lore.

                So what do they call an elf who merely knows surgery? An elf, because to them that’s as mundane as a human knowing CPR.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Dingus, I'm not talking about human mastery, I'm talking about a flawless expertise that would take a man several lifetimes to reach, which is what an elf has.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Punch him in he face, and tell him than if he didn't see that coming he has no right to criticise.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm sorry you got cucked but it's not human's fault your wife likes to fuck us more than you, I won't be alive while you're having to watch our kid grow up but that's not my fault, you're blaming a species because you can't just call your wife a whore

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    By banning OP and also breaking his fingers with a clawhammer.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't worry, if we manage to lift the curse of eternity from elvenkind, they won't live that long enough either.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I suggest you stop watching 30 year old man children on youtube talk about their nostalgic video games.

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    "It is odd to me, ancient one, for I fear the ambitions of your kind more. What must be achieved by the approval of our descendants your kind can will over centuries; and should we err, we die in time. What we tip of the rudder may be set right by a cautious hand, but what you set of the course and for so long may lead us adrift and lost into treacherous waters indeed.

    It is only right then, perhaps we watch one another and see that our better influence is shared."

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I express confusion at the odd, almost an attempt to communicate from my current rape.

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes I saw the Mandaloregaming episode also.

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not my problem.

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Help us gain the same longevity your race has. Then we can live more free and can change towards the better.

    Also Loghaire in Arcanum said it better.

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why do you think I'm supporting an elf for the throne?

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    "LOL, Lmao even."
    >shoot the Elf in the face and then high five my Dwarf bro before we go to get some beers

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't care, tell me about the water train.

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >doesn't say anything, just pours a pan of cooking grease down the drain while maintaining direct eye contact

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      There's nothing wrong with pouring oil down the drain if you're renting your place.

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't want to hear about your final solution you sun elf fuck!

  36. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Boop
    and then I poke them in the nose and smile vapidly

  37. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Those that exploit the world will in the immediate future have an advantage, Those with the advantage win the game. The reward for winning the game is more advantage, and the game begins again. This is merely nature destroying nature, not something outside of nature tainting it.

  38. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    take your meds, elf

  39. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Take em as a breeding slave for being uppity.

  40. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Bitch, I AM the world. They won't do shit if we exterminate them.

  41. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Human Ranger from the far future: Expanding and improving...both magically and technologically... is paramount for the sake of our race's survival, if one or two worlds need to to be drained dry of resources in order to accomplish that than so be it, we will do what must be done in order to prevail over our own mortality and the enemies that seek to endanger our loved ones

  42. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How do you respond to the concerned elf?
    Quite ye hole, ye pointy eared prick. Thou thinks so mighty of thyself, and yet, thou pertains to the most meekest of the races.

  43. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you think something will do damage, explain how and how it can be mitigated without halting technological progress altogether. If you have nothing but fears, fuck off.

  44. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I toss the knife-ear into the ocean without regards or consideration towards the consequences

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How do you respond to the concerned elf?
    I 5 foot step while drawing my sword as a free action. I full attack, power attack for maximum bonus and then roll for initiative if he's still standing.

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I call him out for plagiarizing Arcanum of Steamworks and Magick Obscura and make fun of him for being an elf that parrots dwarf talking points. Then I knock off to go get a taco stand burrito or something, I dunno.

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How do you respond to the concerned elf?
    I choose violence.

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >On a geologic time-scale, the lifespans of the oldest tree and tiniest mayfly are so close to each other so as to be indistinguishable. However poorly you think of others, things so old they have the same relationship with the word "epoch" as you do with "decade" think even less of you, and the only reason you don't know that is that they don't even consider you worth talking to. You can either think of all of us, yourself included, as people, or as dust, but trying to do both just makes you look like an asshole.

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How do you respond to the concerned elf?
    Kill them all, and let the next generation deal with the consequences.

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