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Funny Screenshots: Part Deux

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by BakingTheArt, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. karadoc

    karadoc AI programmer

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    Nar, the paratrooper survived. You can't see it in the screen shot, but there are actually a bunch of bombers based in the city to help him; and you can see that the paratrooper has the Cover promotion. He's an anti-archer special-ops. So he managed to survive the fight, but he was never rescued from that little chunk of land.
     
  2. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    Don't you have boats? Just send them to get the paratroopers.
     
  3. EmperorFool

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    I'm sure he'll be fine . . .

    It was a distinct glimpse: the dugout, four paddling savages, and the lone white man turning his back suddenly on the headquarters, on relief, on thoughts of home--perhaps; setting his face towards the depth of the wilderness, towards his empty and desolate station.

    The horror! The horror!

    Or not. :eek:
     
  4. G-Max

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    "Hey France, thanks for the wall... dumbass!"

    Spoiler :


    Israel is Hindu?

    Spoiler :
     
  5. Jarlaxe Baenre

    Jarlaxe Baenre Emperor

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    G-Max, neither of those are funny. You're just showing a shot of you capturing a city that has TGW, and a picture similar to the one on the previous page, with Genghis founding a religion.
     
  6. Fleme

    Fleme Obey the Kitty!

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    Furthermore, when you simply edit Gilgamesh to be called David, it doesn't change his religious preference and when you don't have choose religions on, you end up with Hinduism or Buddhism anyways.
     
  7. ElMikkino

    ElMikkino Warlord

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    Whoever made the Civ Gold Xerxes needs to fix something in the info he copied...

     
  8. Jarlaxe Baenre

    Jarlaxe Baenre Emperor

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    Where's the problem? You can't show us that much text as a "Can you find the funny part?"
     
  9. Dragonxander PR

    Dragonxander PR Emperor of the Drakons

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    I just found it--the years during which Xerxes supposedly lived were 1892 - 1975.
     
  10. karadoc

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    "Xerxes was not the oldest son of Darius ..."
    "Xerxes was however the oldest son of Darius."

    It turns out that that text is copied straight from wikipedia.
     
  11. Mad Professor

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    Which shows you just how good wikipedia is as a reference source. I can't believe people use and believe what they read there... :rolleyes:
     
  12. EmperorFool

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    For 99% of what's on there--verifiable factual information and technical details--Wikipedia is great. If you're writing a Master's thesis using it as a historical record without checking your facts, frankly you're a moron. But then that can be said of most published literature, too.
     
  13. Silver_wizard

    Silver_wizard Chieftain

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    Frankly, i don't agree with that beeing the fastest route.


    Now, thats what i call city liberation!
     
  14. Jarlaxe Baenre

    Jarlaxe Baenre Emperor

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    It recommended that route so that you didn't have to enter territory you do not have OB or are at war with.
     
  15. Silver_wizard

    Silver_wizard Chieftain

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    Sure, i know, but it does not realize that if i want to attack that city, i probably want to DOW anyway. Besides, that route is going trough the ocean!
     
  16. Jarlaxe Baenre

    Jarlaxe Baenre Emperor

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    It doesn't know there's an ocean. And it can only go 1 tile into enemy territory, so it took the long route.
     
  17. Mathalamus

    Mathalamus Emperor of Mathalia

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    then how do you check your facts? many of the sites are nowhere near as complete (or reliable) as Wikipedia. getting a book is usually expensive (if its not in the library for whatever reason).
     
  18. EmperorFool

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    It really depends on how sure you need to be of "the facts." For a Civilopedia entry, I'd copy it right out of WP as was done and be done with it. For a Master's thesis, I'd check several sources from the library, professors' collections, and Amazon if necessary.
     
  19. Mad Professor

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    I have no way of proving it of course, but I suspect 99% is rather higher than actual fact. ;) The main problem is that even "facts" in many cases are presented with a very strong bias. Some of the articles are basically propaganda. To say they are not peer reviewed is a kind way to put it! :)

    Anyhow - enough about Wikipedia. I'm not posting photos, so I'll shut up.
     
  20. Karalysia

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    What mod is that? The one with the Romans?
     

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