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Re: The History of Wesnoth Forums

Post by atomicbomb » March 22nd, 2011, 1:17 am

Mountain_King wrote:ummmmmmm.....here?
:lol2:

Guys, if you found something that interesting or funny about the forums, feel free to post it in this thread. Please insert the reference too.
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Re: The History of Wesnoth Forums

Post by Zaroth » March 22nd, 2011, 1:50 am

Don't forget to make a strict HODOR opponent! (he may be accompanied by a casual HODORist who will actually understand and possibly translate what the strict one's saying for increased comedy value :-) ).

Bonus points if you twist the plot in such a way that some kind of negotiations or truce with him - choosing dialogue options between several intonations of HODOR to get him to understand you (after casual HODORist translator is mysteriously gone, dead, whatever) could be fun and randomly rewarding. :D
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Re: The History of Wesnoth Forums

Post by atomicbomb » March 22nd, 2011, 1:54 am

Zaroth wrote:Don't forget to make a strict HODOR opponent! (he may be accompanied by a casual HODORist who will actually understand what he's saying for increased comedy value ).

Bonus points if you twist the plot in such a way that some kind of negotiations or truce with him - choosing dialogue options between several intonations of HODOR to get him to understand you (after casual HODORist translator is mysteriously gone, dead, whatever) could be fun and randomly rewarding.
What's HODOR? :?:
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Re: The History of Wesnoth Forums

Post by Alarantalara » March 22nd, 2011, 2:03 am

This is HODOR!

It was linked in the previous post, but I couldn't resist

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Re: The History of Wesnoth Forums

Post by Zaroth » March 22nd, 2011, 8:47 am

@atomicbomb
To appreciate how awesome it is, watch at least a few replays from the linked topic (the recent ones should be from 1.8 release) or some replays by our strict HODORist on the ladder.
Well, maybe not strict by the original topic's definition, because he doesn't rename all his units to HODOR... But it's pretty troublesome to do. However, in WML it's not troublesome at all to make our strict HODORist AI have all his units named HODOR - so you should definitely do this!

A sketchy idea for a scenario (just a random one-shot encounter, to put in campaign during a long travel or between big battles): (these are the events the scenario is based on)
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Damn, I can even write the map & WML of this scenario, if you include it in the campaign afterwards :D

And as for big events in Wesnoth world: however unofficial, foundation of wesnoth ladder is IMHO a big event. After all, it's the home to the best 1v1 competetive Wesnoth players right now. It would probably be an overkill to make a whole scenario based on it - however, e.g. Dauntless can be a powerful neutral force if you need one ;-)

Well... I'm probably going a bit off-topic, since it's not about a campaign, but wesnoth forum history. So that's it from me for now, if you like it, I can post more of my ideas later in the correct thread.

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Re: The History of Wesnoth Forums

Post by atomicbomb » March 22nd, 2011, 8:58 am

Zaroth wrote:And as for big events in Wesnoth world: however unofficial, foundation of wesnoth ladder is IMHO a big event. After all, it's the home to the best 1v1 competetive Wesnoth players right now. It would probably be an overkill to make a whole scenario based on it - however, e.g. Dauntless can be a powerful neutral force if you need one
Thanks for your information! :D
Zaroth wrote:Well... I'm probably going a bit off-topic, since it's not about a campaign, but wesnoth forum history. So that's it from me for now, if you like it, I can post more of my ideas later in the correct thread.
Discuss history in this thread, and discuss about the campaign there.

EDIT: Wow, your scenario Idea's awesome! I'll try to implement that(of course if I can and if it would not unbalance the campaign)
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Re: The History of Wesnoth Forums

Post by Thrawn » March 22nd, 2011, 12:10 pm

Other memorable things:

Assasin, creator of Dark Elfs, and frequently banned for behavior

Dave being like God from The Dark Materials trilogy [used to be around doing things directly, but now he's kinda faded away, letting others run his kingdom (no word whether or not he is trapped in a big crystal though)].

Cuyo Quiz, a true class (website) clown

Religion threads in OT (see: crushmaster for more recent examples)

Doc Paterson/JW and their many alternate accounts.
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Re: The History of Wesnoth Forums

Post by Zaroth » March 22nd, 2011, 3:24 pm

Thrawn wrote:Dave being like God from The Dark Materials trilogy [used to be around doing things directly, but now he's kinda faded away, letting others run his kingdom (no word whether or not he is trapped in a big crystal though)].
It didn't occur to me until now that Wesnothians should be deists then - a supreme being created the universe and walked away.
Thrawn wrote:Doc Paterson/JW and their many alternate accounts.
Wait... just wait. But Doc and JW are not one person, right? :shock: Could you elaborate/give links, please?

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Post by Zerovirus » March 22nd, 2011, 10:57 pm

Fmunoz's Great Art Revamp as part of the Creation Myth!

And Dave said, "There shall be Light-" When Fmunoz butted in and said "Your Lighting Sucks, Let me do this."

And he did this, and it was good. Until Jetryl showed up. Then it was better.

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Post by Noy » March 22nd, 2011, 11:29 pm

bigkahuna wrote: The final blow came when the Council [of Developers] harnessed their power and banished Turuk's general [Noy] and his lieutenants [irrevenant, Maeglin Dubh, and such].
Wow... when did this happen?!?!?! I'm so in the dark about these things as I'm clearly not a developer and I guess someone forgot to give me the memo...
I suspect having one foot in the past is the best way to understand the present.

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Re: The History of Wesnoth Forums

Post by Gambit » March 22nd, 2011, 11:43 pm

Banning you would make a great April fools joke some year.

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Re: The History of Wesnoth Forums

Post by neki » March 23rd, 2011, 12:32 am

I suggest for this year's first of April you announce me as the new moderators' moderator :): that means I should have no power in moderating the players, but I should have unlimited powers in checking the mods are doing their job in a just way. That would be a bigger blast (for the people not having read this post already) than just simply banning Noy4 - that would only be my first step in the continuation of the joke :).

And I like to take this opportunity to publicly apologize to Noy4 for calling him arrogant. I think a punishment was fair but a 3 weeks ban is a way overzealous decision considering also my involvement with the Wesnoth community. But no hard feelings, Noy, I'll happily wait out the whole 3 weeks ban.

Cheers!

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Re: The History of Wesnoth Forums

Post by shadowm » March 23rd, 2011, 1:40 am

Moving on...
Zerovirus wrote:Until Jetryl showed up. Then it was better.
That was much later in Wesnoth’s history IIRC. At least in Wesnoth 0.4.x I see no signs of Jet(h?)r[ey]l’s hand.

Also, you can’t talk about art advances without mentioning Jason Lutes, West, kitty and Eleazar! :P
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Re: The History of Wesnoth Forums

Post by Thrawn » March 23rd, 2011, 2:10 am

Zaroth wrote:
Thrawn wrote:Doc Paterson/JW and their many alternate accounts.
Wait... just wait. But Doc and JW are not one person, right? :shock: Could you elaborate/give links, please?
JW and Doc are different people. They each had alt accounts, like Croc Paterson, a host of "24" characters and other famous figures.
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Re: The History of Wesnoth Forums

Post by Zerovirus » March 23rd, 2011, 3:57 am

shadowmaster wrote:Moving on...
Zerovirus wrote:Until Jetryl showed up. Then it was better.
That was much later in Wesnoth’s history IIRC. At least in Wesnoth 0.4.x I see no signs of Jet(h?)r[ey]l’s hand.

Also, you can’t talk about art advances without mentioning Jason Lutes, West, kitty and Eleazar! :P
And thus my ignorant sprite-focused myopia is revealed as the taint it is!

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