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#21
Gaming HQ / Re: Victoria 3
Last post by Josephus - Today at 06:29:34 AM
So I'm having an issue with legitimacy now. The communist party won.
My legitimacy is very low. Too low to change laws.
But the Rural Folk, who along with the intelligentisa, make up the Communist Party, are angry so I can't put theminto the government. (they are both in opposition)
So I'm caught in a trap and not sure what to do.
I'm a bit annoyed that the rural folk are fillibusting the government. It's annoying because all game long I've been supporting the intelligentsia, but these rural folk are holding them back.
What do I do?
#22
Off the Record / Re: Hungarian Politics
Last post by Tamas - Today at 06:26:03 AM
Price cap on petrol (instituted months before the war) is really starting to bite, hundreds of petrol stations around the country are closed and scenes of the recent Great British Fuel Panic are becoming commonplace in Hungary as people queue endlessly for the price-capped (95) petrol. I think non-capped premium petrol is still available but this is Eastern Europe, a penny saved is a great victory worth endless time and energy spent.

There is also growing lack of other price-capped products most notably sugar. I think the only thing saving the country from Venezuelaisation is its EU membership.
#23
Off the Record / Re: The Off Topic Topic
Last post by Sheilbh - Today at 05:58:35 AM
Quote from: FunkMonk on December 05, 2022, 08:21:18 PMIn my recent history graduate studies I took a seminar on World War II and I was pleasantly surprised that there wasn't anything like studying orders of battle or critiquing the decisions of individual commanders. It was mainly reading and discussing the war's impact on society (and vice versa), race, economics, how soldiers experienced the war, and how nations remembered the war.

It was a good course  :)
Yeah I should say I don't think any of it would be of any interest to me. I've never read military history and it doesn't really appeal.

But I find the wider context and how things are memorialised or become myths etc interesting.

However in Europe at the minute when we're looking at a war and something maybe a bit like state formation going on, I can see how suddenly discovering you don't have many academic historians who are specialised in those areas is a problem. But, of course, that it's a problem actually reinforces the issue Oex is talking about because it's a presentist use of history to help understand or contextualise the present - so maybe that is difficult to escape.
#24
Gaming HQ / Re: The Miscellaneous PC & vid...
Last post by Josquius - Today at 05:49:22 AM
Quote from: celedhring on Today at 05:39:11 AMI'm defaulting to play the main character as myself, which I think is probably the dullest alternative  :P
Probably where I fell into the social democratic option. So many of the other dialogue options are just too stupid.
Why can't I be a communist without randomly screaming about the oppression of the workers during a delicate negotiation?
#25
Gaming HQ / Re: The Miscellaneous PC & vid...
Last post by celedhring - Today at 05:39:11 AM
I'm defaulting to play the main character as myself, which I think is probably the dullest alternative  :P
#26
Off the Record / Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
Last post by celedhring - Today at 05:33:11 AM
Quote from: Tamas on Today at 04:54:31 AM
Quote from: Threviel on Today at 04:53:21 AMBut if it's for the sake of global football?

IDK what's your problem, Spain has been playing quite entertainingly I thought. 

Yeah, Luís Enrique plays a more adventurous version of the traditional tiki-taka approach (he did the same at Barça). I think we're too fragile at the back to really go all the way, but the squad is really young so we'll get more chances in the future.
#27
Off the Record / Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
Last post by Sheilbh - Today at 05:31:45 AM
Also Louis van Gaal has been great value :lol:
#28
Off the Record / Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
Last post by Josquius - Today at 05:20:31 AM
Obviously a Swiss win would be funny, just so long as they don't beat England, but haway.
Morocco would be nice too but even less likely.
Brazil winning is a safe default.

The Dutch also deserve it I must say- not so much for their current team but for being the strongest traditional team to have never won it.
#29
Gaming HQ / Re: The Miscellaneous PC & vid...
Last post by Josquius - Today at 05:17:34 AM
Quote from: Syt on December 05, 2022, 09:38:32 AMFrom what I understand, while there's a number of alternate situations and paths for certain interactions, the overall arc (premise and final resolution) don't change all that much. Which is fine by me, the game is much more about the main character and his journey and not the main story.

The mystery questline doesn't end much differently but the vision quest lines vary quite wildly.
I accidentally fell into the social democratic one which apparently is quite dull, I wanted the communist one.
People replay for these apparently.
#30
Off the Record / Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
Last post by Threviel - Today at 05:03:26 AM
I don't have a problem really, just faffing about. I haven't watched much of the cup and almost none of Spain, I don't really care.

The frogs will take them out in semi's anyway.