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You know you've been playing too much col when..

Discussion in 'Civ4Col - General Discussions' started by ExtraCrispy, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. ExtraCrispy

    ExtraCrispy Warlord

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    Shamelessly stolen from the civ4 message board.

    I'll start us off...

    1. When you think George Washington can live over 100 years.
    2. When you think you can store an equal amount of muskets as you can cotton.
    3. When you scream "Lets free Scotland boyos!" oh wait....
    4. There is no such thing as an arquebus, musket, or rifle. There is only gun.
    5. When you think sleep is impossible in the Netherlands (reference to Dutch king's appearance.)
    6. All talks of independce is considered teachery, and the idea of a free country always leads to war.
    7. When you confuse napoleon III with the pirate king.
    8. When you think ship desgins don't change after 200 years.
    9. When you think the Dutch had a king in the 16th century.
    10. When you consider Adriaen Van Derdonck a leader of New Netherlan
    instead of a lawyer.
    11. When the French are able to get Amercian founding fathers.
    12. When you go from recgonizing one leader (george washington) to almost becoming an expert on the background of each European power and leader in the game.
    13. Portgual? What portugese? We have never condoned Portugese influence!
    14. When you listen to original game's music everyday (I'm listening to the newer mp3 version that was recently posted on this site.)
    15. When you think riding a horse and weilding a gun makes you über as opposed to just weilding a gun.

    What I love about this game is how so many thing are just plain wrong.
     
  2. jenks

    jenks Prince

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    16....you start producing liberty bells in the spare room, and hoard ammunition to fight off the wife when she finds out.

    17....you think you might get along better with the neighbours if you sent them a missionary.

    18....you look into the garden and think about how much you would be able to build with the lumber from the trees.
     
  3. ExtraCrispy

    ExtraCrispy Warlord

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    19. You claim that Dale is the messiah, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny rolled into one. :crazyeye:
    20. You claim that educating a person in college takes less time than just educating them in school.
     
  4. tour86rocker

    tour86rocker Warlord

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    I'd say playing it at all is too much :p:lol:

    I keed, I keed...
     
  5. Souron

    Souron The Dark Lord

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    21) When you think that dragoons can be successfully fought by slapping them on the face.
    22) When you think native americans can be taught to run as fast as horses.
     
  6. The Rusty Gamer

    The Rusty Gamer Prince

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    23) When you decide you could get more for selling raw minerals than from making products from them first.

    24) When you write on your history paper that the Red Indians were placated by selling them guns

    25) When you think that if you simply build a dock across your paddling pool, the fish will come.
     
  7. Codeman

    Codeman King

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    26) there is only one market in Europe.
     
  8. Dale

    Dale Deity

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    27) You find in the code: bKnockKnock_WhoseThere_Monty_MontyWho_MontyAndHisHordeDieDieDie = true; :lol:
     
  9. Slab2Go

    Slab2Go Chieftain

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    28) You're in a design meeting and you think 'I wonder how Dale would approach this issue'
     
  10. Dale

    Dale Deity

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    :lol: And what was the answer?
     
  11. The Rusty Gamer

    The Rusty Gamer Prince

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    29) When you believe that your youngest child is going to take much longer to educate than your oldest

    30) When you think your storage space will always contain the exact same number of any kind of good regardless of size or weight.
     
  12. prolefeed

    prolefeed Chieftain

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    31) When you believe that after a near-death experience, you will trail a haze of blue smoke around with you which can miraculously heal you.

    32) When you think that to become a medic, you first have to become better at combat.

    33) When you start thinking that politicians should be called Elder Statesmen, and can improve your economy and inspire everyone to work harder.

    34) When you start thinking there's nothing at all unusual about paying taxes to a political entity you're at war with.

    35) When you think it's not only possible but inevitable that your fellow countrymen will revolt against your abusive government and take up arms if the tax rate is raised sufficiently high enough.

    36) When you think that passing gun control legislation on the American frontier in the late 1700s is not only possible, but will lead to greatly increased loyalty to the government imposing said controls.

    37) When you believe that allowing people to vote will choke off free trade, while allowing a heditary dictatorship will permit the free flow of goods.
     
  13. ExtraCrispy

    ExtraCrispy Warlord

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    Something I saw on another forum:

    39. You're in the middle of negotiating with the Dutch king, but wait... it turns out it’s your own reflection in the mirror and you’re really, really late for work.
     
  14. i_diavolorosso

    i_diavolorosso Prince

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    40.When you think that the game name is Dale Civilization IV:Colonization;)
     
  15. Garand

    Garand Warlord

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    41. When you're pretty sure the Declaration of Independence was signed by Ben Franklin, Francisco Pizzaro and Pocahontas.

    42. You think King George III had diva hair.

    43. You write in a research paper that the Caribbean islands were never inhabited by Indians or settled by the Europeans.
     
  16. The Rusty Gamer

    The Rusty Gamer Prince

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    44. When you feel that you can send a huge bag of money off on its own towards a bank (even though it may be miles away), secure in the knowledge that it can find its own way there without escort and will never be stolen by anyone.
     
  17. UWHabs

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    45. You decide you want a frigate of your own, so you find a carpenter and give him a lot of trees, trowels, and muskets, and say, "that should be good enough for you to build me a ship."
     
  18. Shurdus

    Shurdus Am I Napoleon?

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    46. you think this thread is funny. :)
     
  19. Slab2Go

    Slab2Go Chieftain

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    you start coding things in python like

    knockknock_whosthere_notvista(sys.platform) or bsod()
     
  20. PrinzMyshkin

    PrinzMyshkin Warlord

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    47. When you think the only way US will stop the embargo on Cuba, is when Cuba will delcare war on US.
     

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