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On 5/18/2018 at 1:29 PM, Sundiata said:

I'd like to stress that the "Ptolemaic" name Naukratis (alpha 14) is obviously not Egyptian, but Greek. The Egyptian name was Piemro. The "Ptolemaic" name Timosthenes [of Rhodes] (alpha 20) is obviosly also Greek and not Egyptian either... [Even the Celtic Loucetios sounds Hellenized...] This would mean that out of 23 alphas so far, we already have 10 Greek names... We have 13 civilizations in game, and 10 out of 23 alphas have been given Greek names... 

In addition to that we have 5 Latin (Roman) names... That makes at least 15 Greco-Roman names out of 23 alphas. But so far we have 6 Greek suggestions in this thread... I get it, Greeks were cool, but seriously... What the fudge...

How about finally merging Rise of the East with the main game and naming alpha 23 "Xiongnu"?

As, Sundiata earlier suggested Xinognu is a good name, I also appreciate the name Xšayaṛša, as it highlights something more than the Greek-Roman antiquity.

But, I would prefer any Eastern Asian names from Han, Xinognu or any other Asian civs...

It would be better for both the future prospect and also for the newly come contributer from Asia to contribute more in this game...

And, perhaps Nescio was right about the decision. He suggested that we should not add any American or Oceanian civs because there were probably no interaction with rest of the world (I mean Eurasian continentum).

So, I prefer any kind of Non-group non-roman names and also prefer for the developers decision to add new Asian civs (like Han, Xinognu, Yayoi or something like that)...

Thanking everyone... 

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6 minutes ago, OptimusShepard said:

X-mas, so we also have an release date for A24 ;)

“Release dates” and “A24” are nothing more than old myths and legends. :P

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Name Xeres sounds quite good and satisfactory work on Xeres his battles and stuff are more better but I would also think name of a Greek God might be nice or a anything starting with X. 

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0 A. D. is today in a better very good shape. I did not encounter any weird bugs while playing the main game. The addition Alpha is really more a joke at this point. I think after Y and Z, 0 A. D. should be named Beta 1 and after iterating through all letters from A - Z again we should continue with Gamma 1 etc. Basically using the Greek alphabet to indicate how often we counted from A - Z.

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5 hours ago, balduin said:

0 A. D. is today in a better very good shape. I did not encounter any weird bugs while playing the main game. The addition Alpha is really more a joke at this point. I think after Y and Z, 0 A. D. should be named Beta 1 and after iterating through all letters from A - Z again we should continue with Gamma 1 etc. Basically using the Greek alphabet to indicate how often we counted from A - Z.

I think it is still considered Alpha, due to some unimplemented features, the pathfinder (which I believe is being rewritten) and to not give the impression that this is how the final game will be. Also I don't think, we want negative reviews yet,  because people might think that we are close to releasing this game if it is not an Alpha.

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On 5/18/2018 at 4:43 AM, Sundiata said:

That's actually not a relevant argument, is overly subjective and really isn't true when taking Persians, Egyptians, Kushites, Mauryans (and Chinese) into account... Why do you like to trigger me like that? lol! :P 

 

I don't believe in reinforcing historical biases. Greek and Roman history is super interesting, but so is a lot of other stuff that hardly anybody has ever heard of, for no other reason than Hollywood not making movies about it and high-school history curriculums still being stuck in 20th century narratives.

0AD offers amazing educational opportunities, illustrated by the addition of civs like the Kushites, Mauryans, Seleucids and Ptolemies. Civilizations that most people have never even heard of. The Xiongnu offer the same educational advantage, and the legacy of Xerxes and the Achaemenids has been thoroughly dragged through the mud by that unspeakable movie (who's name we shall not mention) which has had an incredible impact on popular culture. We can help in "righting those wrongs" with our historical roster, and more attention to the relevance of the most powerful civilizations never mentioned. 

We should be trend-setters, not followers. 

 

 

True. More importantly, stone-age warriors vs iron-age antiquity... would euhm, turn out ugly... Impossible to balance. They have no horses... Llama cavalry would be hilarious, but unhistorical... Quinquireme vs dugout canoes?

If we use a more flexible timeframe for the pre-Colombian civs (600 BC - 600 AD, why not, it's a separate game anyway), we could have a really cool collection of factions and add it as a "built in mod", like those AoE-expansions (except it actually comes pre-packed with the game, with an integrated button on the homescreen). add Zapotecs, together with Maya's, Olmecs, Moche and Teotihuacan... Would be absolutely delicious! 

Teotihuacan(Toltecs)

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Some names picked from nodes on the Wikipedia link graph, going to or from an 0AD civilization:

  • XenophonXenophon of Athens (431 BC – 354 BC),  a Greek mercenary and historian from Athens. 
  • Xerxes I: King Xerxes the Great (519 – 465 BC), was a Persian King and Pharaoh of Egypt of the Achaemenid Empire.
    Xerxes II of Persia
  • Xerxes Canal: The Xerxes Canal was a navigator's canal built by Xerxes the Great (Persian Empire).
  • Xanthos: Xanthus was a city and river in ancient Lycia. Persian Empire 540 BC. Later under Roman and Byzantine rule (c. 42 BC). Located in present-day Turkey.
  • Xanthian Obelisk: The Columna Xanthiaca (also known as Xanthian Obelisk, or Xanthus Bilingual) is a 400 BC monument from the Persian Achaemenid Empire. It is believed to have a trilingual inscription. Located in present-day Turkey. 
  • XanthippusXanthippus (525-475 BC) was an Athenian politician. The name means "Yellow Horse". Distinguished in the Greco-Persian wars that led to ascendancy of the Athenian Empire.
  • Xulsigiae: The Xulsigiae were goddesses worshipped in Gallo-Roman religion (Belgic Gauls, c. 22 BC).

Of these, I personally like the following two (somewhat less Greek):

  • Columna Xanthiaca
  • King Xerxes
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1 hour ago, Krinkle said:

Xerxes I: King Xerxes the Great (519 – 465 BC), was a Persian King and Pharaoh of Egypt of the Achaemenid Empire.

too much obvious and its the greek form and we havent many persian features yet.

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Alpha 24: Amanishakheto

I think its should be focused maybe on something not many people know about which in turn makes then want to look it up and therefore they learn something, like my previous suggestion even though I probably butcherd the name.

And she checks a lot of boxes for all the politically correct people out there. :)

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On 10/12/2018 at 8:11 AM, Gurken Khan said:

So far I'm in favor of Xšayaṛša, or Xinognu if that civ makes it into the game.

And shouldn't the name of the game itself be changed to 0 C.E.? ;)

0 Common Era... what about AUC or AU.

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40 minutes ago, coworotel said:

Don't we have the new Persian voices?

good point. but we have many Carthaginian stuff or ships or Flora...

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13 minutes ago, Lion.Kanzen said:

Flora

Xylem: (botany) A vascular tissue in land plants primarily responsible for the distribution of water and minerals taken up by the roots; also the primary component of wood. :laugh:

But seriously I also vote for Xšayaṛša.

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18 minutes ago, coworotel said:

Xylem: (botany) A vascular tissue in land plants primarily responsible for the distribution of water and minerals taken up by the roots; also the primary component of wood. :laugh:

But seriously I also vote for Xšayaṛša.

those are good.

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20 minutes ago, coworotel said:

Xylem: (botany) A vascular tissue in land plants primarily responsible for the distribution of water and minerals taken up by the roots; also the primary component of wood. :laugh:

Nice idea. It comes from the greek word xylon that means wood, so both could be perfect candidate for a release specifically about the flora.

20 minutes ago, coworotel said:

But seriously I also vote for Xšayaṛša.

I don't know how much the changes are important. Are the new voices really something the players will notice?

On 4/22/2019 at 5:45 AM, Krinkle said:

The Xulsigiae were goddesses worshipped in Gallo-Roman religion

Yes, good idea. If the release is about the Celtic factions, this is perfect. We could even include Xulsigiae figures in the game (shrine).

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