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Aldandil

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About Aldandil

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    Fantasy (including Arda), myths, archaeology, ancient history, prehistory, biology, palaeontology, anthropology, astrophysics, gardening, hiking, camping, canoing, tabletop roleplaying, and scifi.
  1. Aldandil

    Civ: Egyptians (New Kingdom Egyptians)

    It has a lot of great tech info and images, but where possible try to corroborate it with another source. When I last looked at Reshafim their Timeline page had a lot of errors, so the Timeline in specific should be ingored.
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    User ranks/titles suggestions

    Because of Wildfire Game's origins as the Rome At War mod, I suggest naming them all after ancient Roman military and civilian ranks, and all in correct Latin. But obviously the bottom should be some citizen rank, not "slave"
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    Forum Upgrade Complete

    fcxSanya, that is my avatar! Thank you very much. It appears that the Internet Archive doesn't save images, so I don't think that'll help in recovering the rest of the gallery. But thank you for that image... looks like typing other names into that url recovers at least 3 of the TLA images. Some that may have been in the gallery are at http://wildfiregames...lizations.html. I'm not finding the 0AD avatars... I think there were shields, such as the Spartan lambda shield.
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    Forum Upgrade Complete

    Since nobody seems to know anything about the avatar gallery, are the urls for topics and posts the same as before the change? Will I be able to put a forum url into the Wayback Machine and get pre-changeover archives?
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    Forum Upgrade Complete

    How do I access the original forum avatar gallery? Please tell me you guys didn't just delete it! I can't imagine why anyone would delete it... It had avatars representing every faction planned for 0 A.D. and The Last Alliance, and some other images. It was very nice.
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    Forum Upgrade Complete

    OK, I know I haven't been around in a while, but I had no idea this was happening until afterwards -- there was no warning about a plan to delete all avatars. Now my avatar is gone, and I didn't even have a profile picture. I was using an avatar which had been part of the standard forum set of avatars, except now I can't access any of those. Were they all deleted? Is it impossible to get my avatar back? Also, why am I a Community Drunk? Is that a standard thing related to post count?
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    0 A.D. Rise of the East Mod

    Don't they have their own separate website and forum? They're not necessarily dead, even if they stop posting their progress here.
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    The ALPHA 8 PREVIEW thread!

    That armor is impressive.
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    Discipline, Morale, Role

    Morale could be interesting in my opinion. There would have to be some positive modifier to morale when units are fighting within their own territory (that is, fighting defensively) and perhaps mercenaries would have less base morale. But I don't see how wind and sun-glare would improve the game.
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    For Celt-lovers

    That source apparently has some fantastic Egyptian art, wherever Mythos_Ruler found it.
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    When farms run out...

    Yes, but not 5 harvests in advance.
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    The Egyptians

    The Sema`-Ta`wy is the symbol of the Two Lands of Egypt, (Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt), united as one nation, and also indicates that the pharaoh rules over the whole nation. There's a version which is heraldically supported by the Horus and Set. Horus was always an important god of kingship, and Set was the patron of several pharaohs in the New Kingdom.
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    The Egyptians

    I was looking at screenshots and I realized what the Egyptians should have for their civ symbol (the one that appears at the top of the main screen when you play that faction). They should have the Sema`-Ta`uwy (Sema-Tawy). There are a few versions of it: http://www.crystalinks.com/semasm2.gif http://valnor.deviantart.com/gallery/29900559#/d3ewqtx http://www.egyptological.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/17-DSC06918-copy.jpg http://www.edupics.com/hapy-t9843.jpg http://www.touregypt.net/images/touregypt/horus13.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3333/3605873029_00a8f53a2a.jpg http://www.lessing-photo.com/p2/080102/08010263.jpg
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    Where arth thou?

    Yeah, I wonder if the programmers would be willing to preserve a "stupid" version of the AI and turn it into an "easy" setting for single player, to give a break to bad/inexperienced players.
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    Elven Buildings

    But how is it an accurate depiction of the setting, Arda, if it doesn't take place in Arda itself, and has a bunch of random guys from Warcraft/Warhammer/Wheel of Time/Star Wars/D&D/Harry Potter/Zelda/Conan/DBZ thrown in? Personally I love Arda only as a whole, including the entire setting with all of its history, cosmology, and philosophy. I can't get excited at all about the individual bits and pieces in isolation, divorced from their entire context that made them who and what they are. Even if you have some story explaining it, like "transdimensional portals that abducted people and dumped them into XYZ universe," I still wouldn't enjoy it in the least. It wouldn't be Arda. And Tolkien did write enough detail about his dwarves to distinguish them from generic fantasy/D&D dwarves.
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