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General Discussion / Re: Ban list
May 12, 2010, 02:03:59 AM
He'll attempt to use his 1337 4aX0R'ing to steal everyone's credit card numbers (which are secretly collected in the forum). He will subsequently fail and be sent to prison, in the ultimate example of being not nearly as awesome as he thought he was.
Forum Games / Re: You're banned
May 12, 2010, 01:59:17 AM
Zhampir is banned for continuing to use maths.
Forum Games / Re: To Heaven or Hell
May 12, 2010, 01:58:12 AM
-3 The new North Korean Super Mutant Army now invades by tunneling directly through the earth! The rest of the world fails to send aid or defense, due to your aggressive use of nuclear weapons. North Korea's new unstoppable army takes over the entire United States within a fortnight. Mexico falls quickly during their nap break. Fortunatly for Canada the mutants are incapable of living in colder environments. USA now stands for the United State of Alaska.


I cease my incessant rambling.
General Discussion / Re: Four Temperaments
May 12, 2010, 01:40:00 AM
Saying your not perfect is no defense against criticism. Yes the article does make mention of its weaknesses. It even occasionally defends them. But more often than not it just reiterates that its, at its core, just a bland categorization system, taking broadly defined categories and given them arbitrary labels. It doesn't attempt to quantify anything. It merely gives a name to things we already know. It doesn't attempt to explain anything. It just states what it already obvious. I'm not saying that it's bad. Just saying that your insinuation that I simply didn't read the article is somewhat presumptuous and that my criticisms of the article are, in fact, valid.

In retrospect, I realize that came off a bit harsh. I apologize, but I do not retract it. I STAND BY MY WORDS!

As a way of apologizing I will attempt to categorize... SET! Hmmmm ... ... ... Phlegmatic/Sanguine!!! ... maybe Phlegmatic/Melancholic? ... Choleric/Phlegmatic? Ehh... screw it.
Forum Games / Re: King of the hill
May 12, 2010, 01:25:49 AM
I disguise my crab people as effeminate humans and get a widely popular television make-over show. After working my way through the ratings I become popular enough to hold a special episode where-in we actually make-over you, the galactic leader of the hill. After turning all your lands warriors into effeminate ninnies my crab people rise up and conquer the largely defenseless hill. My hill.
TSoG / Re: Chances for the Peoples' Resistance
May 12, 2010, 01:21:13 AM
And I think your citing a lot of examples wherein the leadership had a stronger hold on media and perception of events. Just because few militant dictatorships were powerful doesn't mean they all are. The general atmosphere of the game and the events within set the idea that the Cult is bleeding forces and creating more problems than answers for itself, let alone outside resistances. It isn't a "strong" (at least in the little that I've seen) "dictatorship" (I believe theocracy would be a more apt description). That on top of the fact that the resistance (at least after the first twenty minutes of the game) numbers in the hundreds, not the handful. This number (if the game continues at its current pace) is only likely to swell (given that they would still lose in a straight battle, but that is rarely the tactics of a revolutionary force). That on top of the fact that the cult seems to have little to no control of regions outside its walls, or else just a general disinterest in the goings on beyond its domain (an equally fatal flaw). In the last "crushing defeat" the cult deals to the revolution they lose one man. One. Given he's their leader, but even when highly outnumbered guerrilla forces are notorious for their ability to evade and escape. If they were able to draw out the battle and continue to destabilize the Cult and its hold over the little domain that it actually controls, victory would become much more likely. They don't have to take out the cult in a direct confrontation. They just have to be an apt enough thorn in the lions paw, that it exposes its own vulnerabilities. Take out key members of Cult leadership and its already shaky hold on its land will crumble (such is the weakness of theocratic government. When people see god bleed they stop believing). Take out key members of Resistance leadership and you certainly weaken them, but not nearly to the same extent. I think I started rambling about half way through this so I'm just going to tapper off now.....
Forum Games / Re: Associations Game
May 12, 2010, 01:02:05 AM
Forum Games / Re: Corrupt a Wish Foundation
May 12, 2010, 01:01:22 AM
I wish Duskling wasn't murdered before finishing his last post.
Forum Games / Re: Fazan game
May 12, 2010, 12:59:24 AM
General Discussion / Re: The Gift
May 11, 2010, 01:54:56 AM
The gift is probably just a case of unobtainable exposure.
He might be able to help you with just that, but in all likelihood he'd need more info. Even a good mechanic has a tough time fixing a car with just "it isn't working".
The devil, they say, is in the details. Soooooo many details....
TSoG / Re: Chances for the Peoples' Resistance
May 11, 2010, 01:46:45 AM
I think your overestimating the ease with which the rebellion could be wiped out. Even when the government is better armed and better organized, a war against one's own people is very dangerous. Each attack further alienates your own troop and the Cult clearly doesn't hold the level of approval you seem to think (in my opinion). As can be seen from their long lasting and still constant need to dismiss their own soldiers. The only real reasoning behind thinking that the cult is in control would be the mob standing by to watch the execution and A) many of those people were there to simply watch an execution (such things are a spectacle and are often widely viewed in this kind of era as a form of perverse entertainment) and B) the numbers there could hardly be said to equate to a reasonable fraction of the population of a large capital. I'm not saying the resistance would have it easy, but your giving the cult too much credit. In a realistic situation, it would be entirely feasible for the resistance to win, if they were smart (and likely more importantly, lucky) enough.
General Discussion / Re: Four Temperaments
May 11, 2010, 01:32:51 AM
There have been dozens of different attempts at categorizing personality. I prefer the Myers-Briggs typology. Of course with the handful of concrete knowledge we have on human thought and personality, none of them are going to be as accurate as you might like. That being said, I think the "Temperaments" setup is a bit too... unrefined. Its just taking a few broad categories and saying they exist and how they can be combined to explain each other. It doesn't really use any true scientific reasoning. Just a kind of, "Hey have you guys noticed" approach that has evolved over hundreds of years. That's not to say that broad observation isn't a useful tool in evolving a theory. Besides, I think a value like "introverted", which you dismiss so readily in your original post, is an integral part of what a human is and how they deal with, express, and even feel emotions.

Of course all that being said, if I was to follow along with this particular categorization system, I would say that I'm Choleric/Phlegmatic. That hardly begins to describe me, but its a start.
General Discussion / Re: What does KZ mean?
May 11, 2010, 01:16:24 AM
Zybollica spiders? Really? Everybody knows they taste AWFUL with onions. Besides KZ is clearly a reference to KZ's favorite bar, the Karaoke Zucchini.