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1. How did you come across 0 A.D.?
Some friends of mine came across it first, many alpha releases ago (around 2012, I think), and then I got started playing it, quickly becoming one of 0 A.D.'s most enthusiastic fans. I got interested in modding for the game over the summer of 2013.
2. What motivates you to play 0 A.D.?
I am motivated by the game's historical emphasis, ease of gameplay, moddability, resilience/freshness/realism, and overall coolness factor (and of course, because it's FREE!) No joke: I actually learned _far_ more about history, geography, and the Bible through this game (and the research it inspired me to do) than I think I would have otherwise.
I don't have a huge amount of time outside of work and life, but when I _am_ involved in 0 A.D., I usually spend more time researching for my Aristeia mod than I do actually playing the game. I'll typically play a bit more just after an alpha release.
3. Is there anything you want from any part of the 0 A.D. community and feel you're not getting? If so, why?
I would like for there to be more civs, more units, more special buildings, more gaia animals, more special techs, more victory conditions, more diplomacy/trade settings, a more reasonable/negotiable Petra Bot...
I sometimes wish there was a bit more coordination of everyone's modding efforts into one unified chronological depiction of historical gameplay, but I realize that not everyone has the same vision for how the game should be presented. I have a dream that one day I could go into 0 A.D. and select from a giant drop-down menu any time period, and then select from another drop-down menu with any major civ from that period, and start a scenario!
Also, I would love for there to one day be a strategic campaign gameplay mode, based on history. That would be incredible.
Oh, and one more thing. Make the "how do you turn this on?" cheat unleash a winged fire-breathing dragon instead of a P-51 Mustang.
4. Is there any more information you'd like to add?
I love the fact that 0 A.D. is open source.
5. What is your age, gender, and location?
26, male, United States
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