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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0008062Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- Tradepublic2014-08-17 23:542014-09-04 11:39
Assigned ToToady One 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.40.08 
Target VersionFixed in Version0.40.12 
Summary0008062: Attempting to trade valueless item in exchange for a valuable item results in demand to surrender item
DescriptionWhen I approached a bone carver with a fresh load of giant wren bone from the swamps a fair distance away, I assumed that the bones would be valuable to this merchant (having forgotten that bones are considered to have no value).

When I offered to trade the bones for a single bone figurine, however, I (rather surprisingly to me) simply demanded that the merchant drop the bone figurine.

As making item demands and other factors has an effect on your reputation, this behaviour is somewhat unintuitive.
Steps To Reproduce1) Obtain bones or any other valueless product.
2) Locate a merchant and Trade without first picking up any desired items.
3) Attempt to exchange bones (or valueless product) for an item.
4) Trade screen will cancel and adventurer will demand that the merchant drop the specified item.
Additional InformationExpected behaviour: Merchant refuses trade without adventurer making a demand, preferably by mentioning that the item is of no value.

Rationale: Making a demand is an anti-social behaviour, whereas attempting to trade an item is a pro-social behaviour. The player would not expect an active anti-social action to take place from an honest mistake during a passive pro-social action.
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smjjames (reporter)
2014-08-18 00:16

I got the same thing when I was trying to give a Lady the skull of a night troll who just happened to be her cousin. She kept being confused by the trade even though the conversation option said give something, so I tried trading her dress (was going to give it back), but it ended up with me telling her to drop the dress and trying to rob her.

Ended up putting said skull on a chair in the keep she was at.

Step two can be done with anybody and I did the option that said give something.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-08-17 23:54 jtgibson New Issue
2014-08-18 00:16 smjjames Note Added: 0029206
2014-08-18 07:10 Footkerchief Assigned To => Footkerchief
2014-08-18 07:10 Footkerchief Status new => confirmed
2014-09-04 11:39 Toady One Status confirmed => resolved
2014-09-04 11:39 Toady One Fixed in Version => Next Version
2014-09-04 11:39 Toady One Resolution open => fixed
2014-09-04 11:39 Toady One Assigned To Footkerchief => Toady One

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