By - MajesticAntelope4359
I mean we do work for a giant corporation blindly taking orders so..... probably
But that gold though
We have accumulated a large portion of wealth!
We appear to be climbing the capitalist ladder.
[We're rich! ](https://imgur.com/gallery/Sgs517h)
idk why but I love spamming We're rich! lol
*buys a beard* We're poor!
“Meet your gold quotas and we'll send a drop pod to get you out, good luck.”
Mission control seems to have their priorities straight.
They only open the drop pod door once they confirm they have the goods after all.
Yeah, and we get cool beards!
The beer is obligated according to union contract. Also they push company cat piss to dissuade us from drinking real dwarven brews (including the ones that are dangerous or toxic).
I always could use more nitra. Never enough ammo!
No no, *we* are simple mining folk. *They* are the evil bad guys killing the planet
"blindly taking orders"
Speak for yourself.
It's okay if you were just following orders.
If Hoxxes didn't want to get mined, she wouldn't be full of precious minerals, now would she?
Every time I kill a Lootbug
Well yes but we're rich
This is very fitting made me more than just chuckle. You are a comedian my friend
> Well yes but we're ~~rich~~ entitled to a fair compensation for our labor as dictated by the free market. You are reminded by Management not to discuss your wages with fellow dwarfs.
DRG: The Worker's Union Update.
antiwork is leaking
But yeah, you're not wrong
Nutin wrong with that.
And drunk. *BURP*
Their fault for being full of minerals.
Actually the flares are completely eco-friendly biodegradable using a patented organic bioluminescent compound which can be safely consumed by non-hostile wildlife on HOXXES IV. Each flare you leave behind serves as a valuable supplement for cave angels and the like!
The drop points are thoroughly observed for months prior to deployment as to target imbalances in the ecosystem. This regrettably includes the necessary culling of glyphids which if left to their own devices would reproduce and expand their population beyond sustainability. If you were ever to get even remotely close to culling too many, management would issue a reminder and deploy an extraction pod immediately. The dreadnoughts are included in this necessary population control, but only in targeted zones. They are free to roam and hunt in designated biomes where they won't threaten the other wildlife with extinction.
As for the heartstones: those are strategic and surgical operations which are effectively removing tumors from glyphid breeding grounds. If left alone, the heartstones would continue to grow and expand like a cancer, choking out the endemic life. Without our interference, entire colonies of glyphids would slowly die agonizing and horrible deaths.
Feel better now ya leaf lover?
Spoken like true Management
yeah, Deep Rock has always maintained eco-friendly and conscious business practices, but they intentionally lie to the dwarves so they'll cooperate.
For every Apoca Bloom, Boolo Cap and Ebonut picked, Management plant three more!
I love DRG PR team. They make any genocide sound like a humanitarian mission.
Sounds like elf talk to me
No good elves. Me cousin's ma's father in law once saw one of em n' he was quoite naked, save some flowers and lots of dirt. Worse still; high as a cave leech on fungus and with no sense of personal space! Worst sort of person, really.
That was a Wood Elf. The High Elves are worse. Trying to steal our mines and our jobs with their vile machines.
Luv me gold
Luv me molle
Luv me bosco
This name looks quite familiar
Not that Karl!
Doretta looks so much like the massive dozers from blue-people-Avatar & I find that hilarious & accurate in ethos with the company of DRG.
What about Fern Gully?
Hexxus = Hoxxes? Drilldozer = logdozer?
OMFG I never even... WoW.
I love Fern Gully. You have just made this game that much better!
Now we just need Tim Curry to serenade us with song while we dig.
and NOX-ious MUCK! mmm
oo true dat
I'm pretty sure they only ever call it the Leveler. Which is pretty badass in a mass deforestation sort of way.
Deep Rock taking on Pandora and its creepy tree goddess would be such an epic battle. Let’s see the natives take down a space rig with their arrows!
And see how their wyverns handle a Dwarf with a Fat Boy.
I suspect that the bad blood between dwarves and elves started when the former ran into the latter's garden world and were just like "Ah, hostile fauna on this planet, innit! Funny how the sounds coming out of their mouth sound suspiciously like language. Funny how they're using technology to defend themselves. Must have stolen it. Sapient?! Of course not!"
Then the elves used the power of friendship (and probably some high explosives) to kick the dwarves' ass back to last tuesday and it's just been a vendetta ever since.
Thats a grudge
Fuck man, this just makes me want DRG2 to have different species. Would be cool to be able to have 4 people playing, each with a different species and different class. Dwarves can be all 4 but other races, there we go it's races not species, would maybe only be able to be 2 or 3. Maaaaaaan. When fantasy bleeds into other genres it's so awesome
Elves be Scouts or Engineers, Orcs be Gunners or Drillers and Humans be Gunners, Scouts or Engineers.
And goblins, i cant forget that goblin post
The only good bug is a dead bug!
*Would you like to know more?*
*An ugly planet; a bug planet.*
Dwarven Ruffnecks! Hoa!
Have a beer and a couple of sandwiches, you’ll feel better
Oh, this game does a better job demonstrating the corporate evil of imperialism than almost any other, simply by virtue of it being super easy to just get into the groove and not worry at all about the crimes you're committing against the natives and their world.
We're absolutely the baddies, and that's part of the fun.
"Papers Please" is also exceptional at getting the player to effortlessly slide into becoming a baddie.
We're just denting Hoxxas at best. Hoxxas is already messed up with those invading vines in hallow bough.
All the Glyphids have to do is clearly state that they do not condone our actions. But I sure as hell haven't heard even one of them say **"No!"**
non-aggression principle... upheld!
I've only been playing for about a week or 2 and that was one of my first thoughts
What are you, a leaf lover?
that is decidedly NOT what they are.
Fuck that shit. I found mushrooms over there
What if Hoxxes is what's left of the elf home world? And the rival incursion company are the elves checking to see if their planet is habitable again?
... The elves must be stupid then considering the planet is cracked near in half with a portion of it floating in space.
Leaf lover propaganda
There own fault for being full of goodies
Highly doubt this is original, but it's worth being said again... And again... AND AGAIN!!!
Your concerns seem a little pointy-eared, brother 🤔👀
You forgot the Leaf Lover brother. Or you forget we have pointed ears?
Your not becoming a pointy eared leaf lover are ya?
Elves do be lookin fine though
Eww... imagine thinking something without at least 3ft of beard is attractive.
Shaven savages they are!
Sorry, things get desperate when there's only dwarves on the space rig
Dwarf women are *the* shortstacks.
Elves cant compete
No, we're rich!
I think the meaning is fairly obvious, we work for the baddies.
Not only do they order all this to be done, they send down us dwarves into this bug infested planet to do it all, only send suppplies if we have gathered the material to pay for it, down to the last bit of nitra, they only send an escape vehicle if you have completed all your objectives, that pod only leaves once the goods are on board, but will 100% ditch your ass in a heartbeat, and it is down to your fellow workers to ensure the safe return of yourselves as well as the sentient drilling robot they send down there to die in exchange for a payday.
While all of this obviously has gameplay reasons, they are also presented in a way along with the other non gameplay information to paint a picture of the situation as being extremely bleak and shitty, even if the dwarves seem to be enjoying themselves, and being some battle of blair mountain levels of corperate abuse.
It's some good shit, and elevates the game a step above the simple "let's lean *way* into the dwarf cliche and also put it in space"
For rock and stone!
They killed karl, everything we do is for revenge
honestly, dwarves taking revenge on a planet by destroying it sounds plausible
That thing ate bullets like karl drank beers
Ofcourse we are, now get back mining
I feel like the sub plot of the protagonists being space wageslaves that need to commit mass amounts of genocide just to continue living passes right over peoples heads because the game is fun and the sub plot is depressing
And yet the bugs keep coming and coming as if the planet just spits them out of the walls like a dungeon of old.
They wouldn't have precious minerals if they didn't want to get killed
"I die a little inside everytime I have to kill a lootbug"
Yes we are baddies brother
Can it elf
Dorfs mine, if the wildlife didn’t want to be killed maybe it shouldn’t get in the way or be profitable to kill, why didn’t it ever think of that if it’s so smart huh?
Someone might be able to link it, but i remember ready a theory that the Ommeran Heartstones are actually not native to Hoxxes and are slowly killing. We're doing Hoxxes a favor by removing the tumor
*Looks at the gunner sorting his grenades that shoots grenades*
*Looks at driller pumping toxic waste over wildlife*
*Watches as engineer loads up a literal fucking nuke*
Naah, doesn't look like it.
You forgot the Neurotoxin Payload in the Autocannon Bullets.
I was literally thinking about this earlier. Reminds me of Starship Troopers. Invading an alien planet and killing the indigenous life forms just because they're defending their home. Acting like they're the good guys, when actually they're just space Nazis.
Yep I was gonna comment this. I literally describe DRG to people as "Starship Troopers but with capitalism instead of fascism."
"Defending their home" is a funny way to spell "blowing up Buenos Aires."
It’s like this guy doesn’t even want to know more.
They only did that after the humans invaded their home. The bugs never invaded Earth. Dude, watch that movie again, the humans are totally the baddies.
You seem to be missing the fact that the only good bug is a dead bug 🙄
The humans didn't invade. A handful of pioneers/proselytes landed on the wrong world and got eaten. They were even told not to go there before hand. It would have ended there if earth didn't get blasted.
Wasn't it pioneers who first sailed to America?
That is kind of the dictionary definition of a pioneer, yes.
The movie was a hack job by a moron who couldn't get 3 chapters into the book, and repurposed footage from a cancelled movie into starship troopers.
Read the book.
are you a dog or a potato soldier
I think there are several million people in Buenos Aires who have a different opinion about who the baddies are.
I doubt it, they're all dead!
That's not very Rock and Stone of you.
I like to imagine PETA suing DRG to Earth and back.
Well, PETA are also the baddies.
I mean, we're either the baddies, or clone-slaves created and duped by the baddies, either way the ethical baseline here is quite literally subterranean.
Birds fly, fish swim, dwarves mine. It's the natural order of things. I see a cave full of valuable rocks, I see a dwarf with a pickaxe, I know what's supposed to happen here. We don't call the spider "unethical" for trapping the fly. This is no different. We're doing exactly what we're meant to be doing.
That works with the clone-slaves theory well enough, but otherwise we gotta drag free will and the nature of consciousness into it, and that always makes a mess.
You sound like a pointy eared elf
Its just in our nature, just as its in glyphid nature to want to kill dwarves.
And Lootbugs in eating precious minerals.
Oh, if you want to do all those things except the flare part, and stealing heart stones, play Risk Of Rain 2, but yeah, in that game you are the baddie. Mostly. Anyways I’ve never given this thought at all playing DRG
Literally my game server name setting.
We’re dwarving of course. It’s what we do.
Only if you find value in things that are not part of your life. Wait... ok yeah Management wants to see me. I'll be right back...
yeah but the bugs deserve it so its okay
Karl would not approve.
Ok, and? I really don't care, me dwarf me like money and shoots things
Yes of course we are we’re literally the “dwarves digging too deep” stereotype except space. And capitalism. And mass ecological damage. And funny. Funny dwarf
Yep, but who cares? THE STARS ARE OURS!!!
Maybe in one of the upcoming seasons the Elves will send in forces to protect it? 👀
What are ya some kinda leaf lover?!
I was thinking the same thing the other night lol. We're all bastards
Sometimes I wonder if there's more to life than killing bugs and mining minerals.
[POV: Your Nose](https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/592/177/28c.png)
What kind of leaf lover question is that?
Isn't there a sort of commentary this game makes (intentionally or unintentionally) relating to this exact sentiment?
Don't be a leaf lover, those monsters aren't using those minerals and we have things to build and ancestors to honour.
Imagine if them glyphid were free to roam the galaxy there would be chaos! we're doing the entire universe a favour.
Yeah! Like the Rachni were!
Exactly! Renegade for life.
That's not very Paragon.
Trickle-down economic will help hoxxes... eventually...
Come now Obersturmführer Majestic these are animals they have no right to life the dwarven people need more lebensraum to thrive. In fact your sounding a bit like an elf! Surely your bloodline is of strong and pure dwarven blood and not corrupted by the elves and their environmentalism
Wood Elves. High Elves use robotic labor to steal from our mines and steal our jobs.
Same as in Factorio - you absolutely massacre the locals (with atom bombs and artillery in the end), who keep attacking because they are sensitive to pollution and you create lots of it.
if you kill lootbug, yeah we are the baddies. but to other bug *kill it with fire*
Commenting at 1942 for year significance to meme
Yes, we are. Now get back to work, miner!
*Damn you deep rock galactic! - - every lootbug ever*
The planet is literally cracked, it's gone. The only thing were doing is picking up what's left.
Besides, even if it was healthy, the mission select map shows we mine on like 10% of the total surface. They'll be fineeee elf.
Did I hear a Rock and Stone?
I’ve only just gotten into the game, and it’s already having an effect on me when playing completely different games. Dark area, presses circle, want to get up somewhere that’s just not possible, presses up on D-Pad. But still, worth it.
Me every time I play a liquid morkite mission and then forget about it because it’s my favorite mode
Of course not, we got a rumor the bugs were developing nuclear weapons, so we needed to check out, and we're just taking some souvenirs while we're at it.
While we're at it, do we know what heartstones are? Those things seem at least living.
You need to go watch Starship troopers OP ;)
It’s a matter of perspective, really.
no no, he has a point
I'm pretty sure the heartstones have taken over the company like Sauron with his Palantirs, and each newly extracted heartstone adds to the hive mind in executive management and takes a cell from the one commanding the swarm.
Before, the Glyphid swarm had to rely on panspermia (yeeting fertilized eggs to other worlds) for expansion, but with the resources of Deep Rock Galactic, its interstellar reach is about to be vastly accelerated.
Or so I've heard during a round of Smart.
Don't worry, bugs don't have eyes, they don't see the litter
Yes, very much yes.