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[–] [email protected] 81 points 3 weeks ago (6 children)

If he can lay down a four-belt balancer from memory, you are the side hoe to his Factorio addiction.

[–] [email protected] 33 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Her: "He's thinking about other women now...isn't he?

Him: "If I rebuilt my rocket control units factory, I could reach a rocket launch every 4 minutes vs 4.5. Then if I optimize my platform in space....."

[–] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

Platform in space? What what what? Is it time to sink another 100 hours?

[–] [email protected] 19 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

Check out the Space Exploration Mod. The Vanilla game is like the first 10% of the mod. It's truly a lot. It's so good that the modder was hired to help make the expansion.

[–] [email protected] 28 points 3 weeks ago (4 children)

I avoid mods for Factorio because it feels like switching from heroin to fentanyl

[–] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago

Probably but if you're getting your high, is it really so wrong?

:p

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[–] [email protected] 8 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I play Satisfactory instead, but I felt that in my soul.

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[–] [email protected] 70 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

Map man map man map map map men men men

[–] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago

Obscure and good

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[–] [email protected] 45 points 3 weeks ago (3 children)

But do they know the difference between Istanbul and Constantinople?

[–] [email protected] 35 points 3 weeks ago

That's nobody's business but the Turks.

[–] [email protected] 13 points 3 weeks ago (4 children)
[–] [email protected] 16 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (1 children)

I can't say.

Maybe people just liked it better that way?

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[–] [email protected] 13 points 3 weeks ago

That's nobody's business but the Turks.

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[–] [email protected] 42 points 3 weeks ago (7 children)

How they hell would anyone not know the difference? It’d be like not knowing the difference between Taylor Swift and Madonna.

[–] [email protected] 53 points 3 weeks ago (3 children)

Most people don’t have a clue. I remember mentionning the word byzantine at the dinner table when I was a teenager and was told “you play too many games and read too many books, this is reality, there’s no such thing as a byzantine”.

When I showed them the wikipedia page about it, “it’s not because it’s on the internet that it’s true”. Yet here we are, in 2024, where they are glued to facebook believing some of the wildest things.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Yeah, I've noticed there's this weird cross-section of people who ask "do you believe everything you heard on the internet?" about some pretty established facts, and blindly believing Fox News.

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[–] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I mean, there was no such thing as a byzantine. That's a name we came up with in the modern era to help distinguish between "roman" empires.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago (11 children)

To expand on that it was during the enlightenment in the early renaissance where people had a boner over the Roman Empire but still thought the medieval Roman Empire (Byzantine) to not be cool. So they came up with a new name for it. A declining empire that had a massive beauracracy, spoke Greek and had the wrong brand of Christianity (Orthodox) is not nice enough to create a glorious image like the Pax Romana did.

This of course made a lot of people upset in the then Ottoman empire since they identified as Romans but were not counted as Romans according to western people. Think "You're not Romans with a glorious history, you're Byzantines" even though they clearly were.

For extra fun the Byzantine/Roman distinction is also unfair.

  • Eastern Rome always spoke Greek, even at 200AD.
  • Orthodox and Catholic were the same pre-schism.
  • During the decline of the Western Empire the capital was moving a lot anyway so "based in Rome" was soon outdated.
  • During the decline Italy was just another province anyway so "based in Italy" was soon outdated.
  • They were literally the same thing except one half managed to fuck their shit up while getting invaded by hordes of tribes at the same time.
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[–] [email protected] 18 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Yeah, it's a pivotol part of European history that has ramifications to the present day. It's like not knowing the difference between England and a second thing.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

As a high school graduate I can totally tell you the history of Europe.

So first it was 1066, then the Victorians, then the second world war, then it was now. That's it, all of European history. Now perhaps some Americans think another historically important event occurred, but it can't have, because no one mentioned it.

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[–] [email protected] 34 points 3 weeks ago (9 children)

I know what the difference is and don't play those map video games.

But I do like shoving little soldiers around the table top. And the only thing historic about those is that most of them are no longer being produced.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago (10 children)

I bet you would love some hardcore strategy games then.

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[–] [email protected] 31 points 3 weeks ago (3 children)

Just paint a map on your skin and ask "conquer me"...

[–] [email protected] 35 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)
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[–] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Clearly photoshopped, can’t be. Words are not aligned

[–] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

Still going to need casus belli

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[–] [email protected] 21 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

It is ABSURD how long Turkey's focus tree takes in HOI4 unless you're okay with making Ataturk cry.

And how could you be?

[–] [email protected] 13 points 3 weeks ago

The problem with the Ottomans is that they just try to walk it in.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 3 weeks ago

Doesn't sound like you have an Iron Heart with that attitude

[–] [email protected] 18 points 2 weeks ago (1 children)

Who doesn't know the difference? One is green, the other is purple, it's simple.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

One has a good sword unit early game, the other gets grenadiers mid-to-late game.

[–] [email protected] 15 points 3 weeks ago (11 children)

Um, it's called RTS. Helloooo.

[–] [email protected] 13 points 3 weeks ago

It's probably called a GSG (Grand Strategy Game). Almost all "map painting simulators" are GSGs.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago

Pretty sure they're talking about something more like Crusader Kings or Europa Universalis than Age of Empires.

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[–] [email protected] 13 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (8 children)

Here in europe both are taught in elementary school.

Edit: spelling

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[–] [email protected] 13 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)
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[–] [email protected] 12 points 3 weeks ago

Not always true, sometimes it's Elden Ring

[–] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

OK, now I understand that Yeah Yeah Yeahs song.

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[–] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago

Oh yeach there is that one eu4 streamer with a girlfriend. Truly a rare breed.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 3 weeks ago

It does not. Why do you think all the rich people resort to drugs and shit? They're just chasing that dragon because they've forgotten what it's all about.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I don't get it. They're totally different things.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Ultimately they're both just large territories controlled by the same city.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 3 weeks ago

I N C O R R E C T H E R E T I C

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