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    46 KB Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)18:52 No.1689459  


    The currency of the Orks is teef. We know this from before even Gorkamorka, though it was then that it became relevant. We know that the Bad Moons are the richest of the clans because their teef grow earlier, faster and longer; we know that all Orks grow and regrow teef at a fairly constant rate. We know that teef are an effective universal currency, since all Orks can grow teef for themselves or knock out the teef of the next Ork along. Due to the lack of medical sophistication inherent to a society where the most delicate tool is the choppa, and the prevalence of Orka Kola, teef cannot be hoarded (toof dekay). The number of teef in the universe has a direct and stable relationship with the number of Orks. Teef are a kurrency well suited to Orkdom. But why do Orks need kurrency?

    What would an Ork want to spend their teef on? Gunz and wagons, of course (though that has problems in itself - see Mekboyz below). Food? There is talk of squig pies and fungus beer, but a Waaagh on the move will have plenty of 'umies to eat, and a Waaagh not on the move has Grots, Squigs, Snots and of course any Boyz who fall asleep without their shoota next to them. Perhaps finer culinary delights (dead cyboar stewed in its own lubricants) might take the fancy of Bosses, but to my knowledge there has never been anything said on Boyz living off more than the local fungus (mobile or not) and the slower Grots. And why would an Ork provide food for teef when they could be going out and stikkin da boot in? Grot scavengers seem to be largely responsible for providing food to the Waaagh, and the type of payment an Ork would give a Grot is likely to be along the lines of "and bring me more umies or I'll rip off your uvver leg". This is not an outlet for teef, except perhaps ones broken on unexpected bones or bullets.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)18:53 No.1689467
    Teef are stable, and there are no teef to gain from conquest; Orks do not go to war for profit motive (nobody else has decent teef, with the possible exception of Tyranids, who have more teef than anything else in the universe. The encroachment of the Hive Fleets may well cause a devaluation of the toof, and severe damage to the Orkonomy, if anyone ever beats them). Orks go to war for war's sake, and do not so much care about the profit involved, although they will of course engage in lootin' once the enemy are all dead, and may well trade looted stuff to the Mekboyz. Orks gain pleasure from fighting, not booze, and there are no Ork women (women being the principal reason for economic activity in a race that features sexual dimorphism). The only real reason an Ork would have for spending teef is gunz. Just as Heinz meanz beanz, Gunz meanz Mekboyz.

    Mekboyz are responsible for the weapons, vehicles and other equipment of the Waaagh. Mekz were programmed by the Brainboyz/Old Ones to instinctively understand teknologee (Orkish force fields, produced by untrained savages, are comparable even to the Necrons or Eldar) Mekboyz, too, are not driven by profit motive or by greed for food or booze. Their motivation is to outdo other Mekz and make the blastiest kustom shoota, the fightin'est Dread, or the zoomin'est (red) trukk. Other Orks trade them teef for their gunz and trukks, but what do Meks do with their teef? More scrap and more guinea-grots to continue with their work.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)18:55 No.1689480
    However, since a kustom blasta will sell to a Nob for far more teef than the bitz used to make it, Mekboyz make a profit on their everyday work. What do they do with their teef? Spend them instantly on more scrap. Mekz gradually get richer and richer, their schemes more and more insane and extravagant, from shoota to mega-armour to Dread to Stompa to Gargant to Great Gargant to Mega-Gargant, until they die from botched surjery or get blown apart in an unexpected explosion, and their machines are left to the Waaagh by logical, fair Ork succession ("I saw it first and I's bigga") and protected by the rigid codes of ownership ("get yer hands off or I'll frag ya, ya thieving gitz").

    To the established Mekboyz, teef are almost unnecessary as a kurrency. Meks will happily trade gunz directly for loot and scrap. However, without the Orks' ability to produce their own kurrency, the footslogging Boyz would be unable to get their hands on shootas to begin with, and teef thus remove financial "class" in Ork society, replacing it with the far more natural hierarchy of kunnin' and who's da biggest.

    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)19:02 No.1689516
    >> d20modernfag 05/08/08(Thu)19:05 No.1689537
    The observation on economic activity due to having women is just... wrong. Not just incorrect, but completely and utterly wrong.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)19:07 No.1689548
    Interesting, Orks will one day have to not be Orky.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)19:07 No.1689550
    That was so win.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)19:13 No.1689582
    >>However, since a kustom blasta will sell to a Nob for far more teef than the bitz used to make it, Mekboyz make a profit on their everyday work.

    I'm seeing a fault here. If the mekboy trys to sell the kustom blasta for more than it's worth, the Nob will bash out all the mek and take them for himself, along with the kustom blastom for no charge at all.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)19:15 No.1689593
    Which is why a Mek without a few guards is a stupid git that deserves a krumpin'.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)19:21 No.1689622
    They don't charge more than it's worth, it's worth more than the materials used to make it. You can't frag anyone with just bitz.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)19:26 No.1689652
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    But... where do hats come into this?
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)19:28 No.1689660
    Mekboyz would most likely loose a lot of scrap and bitz to experiments gone somewhat wrong (because a huge-ass explosion is never entirely wrong). And then even more disappear as filings, burnt off, or just plain lost. As such, even if the teeth the latest shoota brought in more than well covers the cost of making it, there's probably another nine shootas spread around the area in the form of finely shredded (beyond any use) metal that he didn't get any teeth for. As such, there's most likely little risk of oversaturating the economy, such abundance will probably turn into a saturation of shrapnel pretty fast in most cases.

    The fact that the stuff which works according to plan (well, kinda) usually ends up deployed in combat pretty quickly should help entropy along quite a bit as well.

    Also, while a mek wouldn't mind trading scrap for items directly, there's always the risk of not having a suitable shoota on hand when someone brings in a pile of scrap, and it'd be a shame to have to turn it down just because of that.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)19:40 No.1689743

    Prostitution is the oldest profession. That's not to say that they make up a large portion of any economy past or present but pretty much all civilizations have or have had them. I wouldn't say that it would be the PRINCIPAL reason either.

    Its not just whoring yourself out though. Think of how much revenue is spent on trying to attract the opposite sex. Perfumes, colognes, dating services.

    Sometimes its not even about attracting the opposite sex but making what relations you already have better. In some cases, its not even about that but giving comfort to sexual frustrations such as porn, penis-enlargement, sex toys, and the list goes on.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)19:49 No.1689802
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    How many teef for one of dese?
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)19:50 No.1689805
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)19:52 No.1689814
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    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)19:56 No.1689838
    this dude got a point, sex sells you know
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)19:59 No.1689853
    MekBoyz turn scrap metal like shrapnel into bulletz
    which means they can make a small profit off of em, but not much. perhaps enough to cover getting more materials.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)19:59 No.1689858
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    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)20:04 No.1689889
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)20:08 No.1689919
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    I love that thing it's Metal Slug-a-riffic.
    if i have one of the metal slug models just to face off with it it would be epic.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)20:08 No.1689922
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    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)20:09 No.1689932

    Anon delivers.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)20:11 No.1689940
    What about old fluff that makes mention of orks that are genetically suited to cooking, brewing, probably other services that I can't remember. Sure, orks could eat crude meals and grots, but the boyz live to have a good time! They'll gladly give up their teefs for booze and good food!
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)20:19 No.1689997
    That's because OP is an idiot who learned everything he knows from DOW
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)20:23 No.1690035
    Gentlemen, I present to you the working class Ork.

    >> McFatson 05/08/08(Thu)21:36 No.1690567
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    What's the source of that picture, my good man?
    >> Anonymous 05/08/08(Thu)21:39 No.1690596

    learn to read file names.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)03:01 No.1692179
    since when the fuck did DoW have teef?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)04:58 No.1692653
    Oh yes, indeed i could eat chickens raw.. But i prefer pie. See the point?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)05:43 No.1692804
    How much money does it take to make a home?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)05:47 No.1692813
    orks eat 'shrooms too, and squig curries, and then squigs eat ork dung and the cycle continues.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/08(Fri)12:07 No.1693815

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