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Topic: Tyrant / History of Tyrant

Sometimes, you can’t see the forest for the trees.
It happens to all of us: from time to time.
They’re all biased historical accounts. Whoever the victors are or whoever is around long enough to document the events will be given the most credence.
Regardless, it’s fun to have some idea of what happened before.
Ultimately, the Devs know the most about Tyrant’s history anyway minus the drama that is held behind closed doors, or what bleeds onto the forum that they couldn’t care less about. To them, I would think, it would be frivolous to care about, even if we think it to be important.

Now who will write the next chapter? :D

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Hi. My name is hunterhogan, and I am addicted to Tyrant.

It’s hard to quit.
You just have to stop caring so much about the game, and deal with real world responsibilities, first—if you have any.
Then you don’t find this replacing your time out of boredom. Myself: I just play for reward cards.
No more making Guides and Faqs—which was really time consuming—for the community. Most of the old community has left, anyway.
If you like the casual part of the game, you can play it. If you like the faction wars, well, that’s where your addiction ramps up.
Anyways, you’ll find yourself quitting this game then coming back to it, out of curiosity, but I would say being a casual player will help to reduce that addiction.
Unless you employ bots or macros and skip the whole skinner box dilemma. Not saying you should, but that’s how a lot people move faster in tyrant.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / It's been fun... kinda.

Pfft. Goodbye Threads.

Anyways, good luck in college.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Tyrant Memories

Originally posted by Behemoth542:

When this was an almost unstoppable force:

Good times.
Also, Bulldozer was pretty great, at one point, too.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Holocaust denial

You do realize you are breaking every rule on basic etiquette on kongregate?

At least follow the first rule of kongregate for god’s sakes.
1. Don’t be a jerk
Don’t be a jerk. Embrace this concept, young grasshopper, and the rest of life’s difficulties will fall into place. We know it’s a bit Golden Rule-y, but treating others the way you’d like to be treated is a pretty good recipe for a pleasant chat experience. We know you can’t keep everyone happy forever and ever, just don’t purposely set out to disrupt chat.

I will be the bigger man, and let you believe what you want.
I don’t divulge personal information to strangers. Especially those that choose to be despicable human beings.
Vika knows what happens when she reveals too much personal information and I empathize with what happened to her.
Do you have any empathy?
I will take the better path, and be the bigger man. Following the rules of the thread, and not bother with your trolls.
In the end Jantonaitis, you are a troll.
You have nothing better to do then try to piss people off, which I find hilarious.
You are lucky I am so tolerant, and accepting.
Another person wouldn’t be so kind.

Btw guys, lets not let flames live for too long? It doesn’t help.
Thank you, and enjoy your days.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Holocaust denial

@ vika
How do you know what SD wants? Or is this what you want?
I respect you, and all—even when you get a little rowdy—but how do you know everyone feels this way.
I haven’t heard everyone come to consensus on this. Maybe others are a little more open to out there beliefs?
If you think SD is a place of facts. It is not.

@jan
smirks
You don’t know the number of universities I have been to.
Why would you? Every assumption you make: makes you look like an ass.
I guess I won’t be able to prod you to being civil, so I will just have to count my losses on you.
Keep up your straw mans. You are great at that, at least.
Sad.
And don’t throw everyone into your boat because they are all different from you.
Unless, you have many alts on SD?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Holocaust denial

You don’t remember everything. Don’t be disingenuous.
A degree means that you have performed well on tests,and have read the books and documents required, critically.
It doesn’t make you any more important or special because you have a degree or not.
Wherever niceman goes in post secondary or if he works to make it into post secondary education is when his knowledge will improve, but just because he is young and inexperienced does not mean we can’t show him a better path.
If you don’t want to be constructive, you can always not post.
We aren’t solving the worlds problems here; just having, at times,an interesting discussion.
Doesn’t mean he can’t work on reliable sources to improve the discussion.

All I’m advocating for is a little more tolerance to accept new users.
Or else you guys just won’t learn anything in the end, and go as far as you think your specializations will take you.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Holocaust denial

He can learn the facts though, right?
I guess you all feel too self-important, or wanting to boost your own ego to care.
He only knows as much as he learns in school or what he finds online: like all of us at some point, but we get older, and learn things on our own.
Be they scholarly or the fluffy humanities; oh, look, I can do that too.

The tone of this forum: will it ever change?

Originally posted by Jantonaitis:

That said he’s an idiot so who can say.

You really should control yourself more. You didn’t need to add that last part.
How are we ever going to get more users in this forum?
There’s far too few people here—who keep running the same arguments.
They may not all be great, but the low activity is really killing SD.
A few guys being at each others throats, doesn’t help either.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / I Cant Fast

Still haven’t watched, MLP.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / I Cant Fast

Don’t stress rolby.
Just go through your fast, and don’t get too angry.
Don’t worry what people say. They might say it as a joke, or to be an asshole.
Just brush it off, and do what you want to do for your fast.

If your parents are teasing you, maybe they just want you to cheer up?
Maybe they just don’t know how to express themselves politely for you to cheer up?

Just take it easy. Best thing I can say.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / If the KKK and the Nazis were having a war, and you had to pick a side, which side would you pick?

Nazis. They’re more powerful. Being German with lots of intelligent people is great to.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gun Issues

Karma. It wasn’t directed at you, specifically.
You kind of know who.
You’re writing style does leave something to be desired, though. Too much passion. :P

BTW. I don’t feign politeness. I am polite in real life.
Just that some of you guys like to get me riled up, so I bite back at times.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Please Lock This Thread

Originally posted by livingrival:

I think one of the rights that should be fought for men is their rights to their children.

You know, this isn’t the most PC approach. But I kind of agree.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Bible as a historical document

It’s not a great source, but it’s a source.
Can it be considered on the level of scholarly? Probably not.
How reliable is it? Without sufficient fact checking or something—archeology—that can empirically support the document we can’t just agree that anything is a fact, but it can give us a glimpse into how some of the scholars of their time would think. After all, religion was the place of scholarly work, before the advent of the printing press, and before people had better access to education. Once we no longer had to believe in divine beings thanks to atheism, we were able to be far more skeptical of things we trusted and didn’t. We’re always trying to figure out: is this legitimate or not? Too much information by too many people. Which is the most empirically true? What is worth reading and what isn’t. We only have so much time, after all. Without observation, we can’t really know.
Before a religion was labeled pagan or mythology, it was legitimate, until a group labelled it as illegitimate.
Maybe all the religious texts will be placed in the place of illegitimate in the years to come, but something will always try to fill that void, unless we as a society decide we don’t really need these things to advance.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Please Lock This Thread

Originally posted by livingrival:

What equality is that? Please elaborate.

No idea. So far. We men have had it good :)

Maybe he is referring to lack of opportunity for men to succeed over the female counterparts?
Or men not willing to work hard enough to earn their keep?
Or men not having success, so they have to blame some one?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Excessive cursing

It’s called frustration.
A mother with many kids is probably far too overwhelmed to check her behavior. At that moment in time, she most likely can’t self-control her emotional self. Although not developing the habit, helps, and a more conservative approach to using insults helps in the self-control area, but if certain groups don’t mind and find swearing liberating then have it. It’s all about the context in which we place our behavior. When in polite company or around children it’s better to not misbehave, but when you’re being reckless and having a fun time: almost anything goes—shy of breaking any laws.

We like to judge these overworked, overwhelmed individuals, but can we be so disciplinary when they are just being human. We can’t fix all our mistakes; especially, in the state of being overwhelmed. It’s hard in western society to not be overwhelmed, so we just have to cope the best way we can. For the mother swearing like a sailor she is looking for cathartic escape while breaking a rule in self-control to feel that small release of freedom. Although, highly impolite, if that is the way she is coping, then so be it—better she do that, then something really criminal.

On the liberal side we can empathize with this mother, so you will get arguments for her behavior. On the conservative side: she will judged for not having enough self-control and not acting appropriately or ideally. Liberals get we are human and make mistakes, and conservatives are always fighting against their weaknesses.
Now I did outline them in absolute terms, but that is not entirely true because most of us like to moderate ourselves between liberal, and conservative ideals which hold all aspects of the political spectrum and their beliefs within them.

So, at the end of the day: we are all moderates, no matter if we like it or not. Just at the spur of the moment, come election time do we choose to decide more to one side or the other, or whatever niche party we prefer.
Nothing is pure this or that, they are all mixtures.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gun Issues

You guys need to realize something.
IF you want to keep the SD community growing don’t be so damn punitive to new members if they get something wrong. That’s why many of them resort to trolling. I get your frustration.
Some of them think they may learn something here, but we all scare them away. Just because we think we are right does not make it so. The facts do speak for themselves at some level, but because someone as young as 15 may be getting some things wrong compared to us older folks does not give us the right to denigrate or belittle them because that is the easy win. If you like the insult to win style, then have it. I couldn’t care less, but when people troll you back, don’t be so surprised.
The gun issue thread really is a joke. We all know it. Why do we keep bumping it? To keep a certain posters flame alive?

If a mod removes this post because they like us to fight. Then fine. If that’s the only way SD can survive—then so be it. Unless, someone has been flagging my posts because they disagree: that’s just pathetic.

BTW, some OTers might like to come to OT and discuss things without getting berated with insults.
We know the trolls, and what they do for entertainment, so just ignore them when they are just trying to get a rise out of you. Simple? No?

 
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Topic: Tyrant / [POLL] a simple survey about our tyrant players

Never!!!
I don’t really play.
Just burn energy.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / any news about tyrant unleashed

Originally posted by Moraku:
Originally posted by JohnM275:

intersint look at wiki rally infanty has three levels

Yeah, no doubt taking a page from K&L. They’re probably intending on making a lot of basic changes to the game to address some of concerns they’ve learned over the past 2 years, hence the name change.

Good artists copy. Great artists steal.
-Pablo Picasso -Steve Jobs
:D

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Pasta

Ring

 
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Topic: Tyrant / 585CR is in hands of faction that are level 18 or above

Reminds me of the old days.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / If Your Faction Could Be A Country, Yours Would Be...?

Senegal.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Question re: tyrant forum etiquette

A bump is a bump? Is it not?
Not like anyone will care what drama, or lack there of, unfolded.
You’re just helping to advertise the faction.
Even if your goal is negative publicity :D

 
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Topic: Tyrant / I like it

Originally posted by Sniperfish:

How long is too long? ;)

You acquired this badge on Apr. 02, 2011.

Playing from the beginning. Without vacations in between :)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Fascist Economics - What's Wrong With Them?

If only you people knew where money came from after the gold standard. You wouldn’t be talking in circles about theoretical approaches to economy.