Puuya

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Last Login: 06/30/2016 6:13 pm

Registered: 02/19/2010

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Hi Gaians!
I am Puya from Iran and I've been on Gaia since 2009.

My home in Gaia is Word Games forum. I've met the loveliest and cuddliest people there. So proud to be a WGer.

I'm currently studying architecture which I really love, I also love music which I listen to almost all the time, From Iranian classical music to the Blues.

I love meeting new people so don't be shy and just say hi!

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Skeet Draconis Report | 06/18/2016 6:40 am
Skeet Draconis
User ImageAll was shattered, and all but memory lost, and one memory above all others...

Actually one of the things that you kinda pick up reading the books in Song of Ice and Fire is that basically everybody is a goddamn b*****d. Not sure if the same is true in the show, since I have not watched it. Anybody that seems like a "good guy" gets killed or warped into something harsh and brutal. What amazes me is that people love THIS, but then they hate Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman for the same goddamn reasons.

Yeah, I remember telling you about CK2. emotion_yatta I haven't played it in a while, since they updated the game for the latest expansion, but yessssss. Although I'm loathe to call any religion a "minor religion", I know what you mean. The religious tolerance in India is present in CK2, as well. Any character you make can easily switch branches, choose new patron deities, and so on. It's pretty awesome.

Oh, yeah, I've been working on it for a long time. I'm not sure how comfortable I am discussing it here on Gaia, though. Leastwise, not through comments.



...of him who brought the Shadow and the Breaking of the World. And him they named Dragon.
Skeet Draconis Report | 06/15/2016 1:43 pm
Skeet Draconis
User ImageAll was shattered, and all but memory lost, and one memory above all others...

That amuses me so much, Puu. rofl

Well, yeah, but I think most things revolve around light/dark, more or less. x3

In general, middle eastern mythology doesn't get much in the way of exposure, in my opinion. Not nearly as much as other mythos. That's actually one of the cool things that I like about Crusader Kings II, because they include a number of religions that don't otherwise get their time to shine. Granted, there are full religions that are treated as heresies of other religions in the game, but that's mostly just to simplify things and isn't really intended as any sort of slight. Zoroastrianism is present, and is really quite fun to play with, but it is obscenely difficult to restore it, due to the overbearing presence of Islamic denominations in the region. Also depending on the era that you're playing in, there is a large amount of pagan presence, specifically Tengri in the area. Then there are also the Indian religions not too far east of that that can and will start to creep west, depending on the events of the game. But I digress. xd


Yessssss, I love etymology. It's actually one of the first things that I look at, given any or no reason to do so. Most especially in the world that I'm creating for my writing, since I want the names that I give things to have meaning, but not necessarily be immediately recognizable. Not so much as a deception, as I just want it to be able to stand apart from whatever it is that it is based on. Yay for playing with words~



...of him who brought the Shadow and the Breaking of the World. And him they named Dragon.
Skeet Draconis Report | 06/14/2016 2:47 pm
Skeet Draconis
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People have the right to be offended. But people also have the right to give offense. But that's another conversation entirely. xd


I don't know enough about Persian mythology, to be honest.

Language is funny that way, especially when it crosses borders and is used by other peoples beyond whomever first coined the term.



...of him who brought the Shadow and the Breaking of the World. And him they named Dragon.
Skeet Draconis Report | 06/10/2016 4:05 pm
Skeet Draconis
User ImageAll was shattered, and all but memory lost, and one memory above all others...

If a single game came out with African mythology, I would jump all over it (given the chance, obviously). Native American as well, but I'd clamor for that a little less. It is still near and dear to me, since it is a part of my heritage (then again, so is African), but Native American culture and mythology has had several nods over the years, even if it hasn't really had its just due. I'm not sure how much of it you see over there, but Native American mysticism is all over the place around here, and it can be really cool and really insulting at the same time.

Even so. African mythology. Yes. Oh yes. I want it muchly.



...of him who brought the Shadow and the Breaking of the World. And him they named Dragon.
Skeet Draconis Report | 06/09/2016 4:17 pm
Skeet Draconis
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The best thing about the Nords is that the infantry can also build things. I love to roll into the enemy's camp, blow s**t up, and start building immediately. It's so spiteful. rofl

I think they already had been thinking about it, actually. But with the HD remaster and then the new expansion they had for AoM I think it got derailed? I'm not sure. I haven't heard even a whisper of it in a long time.



...of him who brought the Shadow and the Breaking of the World. And him they named Dragon.
Skeet Draconis Report | 06/09/2016 12:48 am
Skeet Draconis
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I'm a big fan of the Nords as well. All of the factions were fun in their own way. Generating favor is a lot of fun, but doing it with the Nords is always more fun. xD Kill s**t, get favor. Awwww yeah. The Tittans expansion was good stuff too. I have not yet played any of the new expansion that just came out for it, but from what I can tell it is pretty decent.

I see. c: Seems pretty cool.



...of him who brought the Shadow and the Breaking of the World. And him they named Dragon.
Skeet Draconis Report | 06/08/2016 2:54 pm
Skeet Draconis
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I love Age of Empires. 8D Such a great series.

Age of Mythology is my jam. I love the hell out of that game.

Huh. No I have not heard of it. o:



...of him who brought the Shadow and the Breaking of the World. And him they named Dragon.
A c i d i c Sugar Report | 06/07/2016 11:02 am
A c i d i c  Sugar
Hiiii Puu~ <33
Skeet Draconis Report | 06/06/2016 6:57 am
Skeet Draconis
User ImageAll was shattered, and all but memory lost, and one memory above all others...

Free to play isn't the future, free to play is the past and present. That is the prevailing business model for a great many games. Especially ones where the selling of the product is an uncertainty.

Yeah, I remember it. Steam suggests it to me quite often, so it is somewhat hard to forget completely. xD But there are many many mods for Mount & Blade, and some of those change the map to Earth and throw in actual real to life factions. I'm pretty sure that the developers didn't do this to avoid offending anyone, since making a historical game is generally demanding of more detail than just slapping together something that fits withing a romanticized framework. The Khergit Khanate, for example, is quite clearly based around the Golden Horde, but there's no real need to actually go into key details if they aren't actually called that and only vaguely resemble them. The same thing for the Nords, who are quite clearly just meant to be Vikings of various sorts; and the Vaegirs who are meant to be Russian/Eastern European/Slavic, and the Sarranid Sultanate was added with Warband and wasn't in the original Mount & Blade and they're basically just...every Islamic nation rolled into one ball.

Then again, they do have the Viking Conquest game, which is just set directly in Europe around the 12th century. But that started out life as a mod, as well, it's just one that they picked up officially.


Personally I am a large fan of historical games, or at least games that use historical locations and factions and such, rather than just portraying the events. That's why I've always liked Civil War games, and also why I love Civilization and Total War (which would be totally awesome if it didn't crash so much when I try to play it).



...of him who brought the Shadow and the Breaking of the World. And him they named Dragon.
Simply Tezi Report | 06/06/2016 5:51 am
Simply Tezi
I am SOOOOOOO sorry for not talking to you at all lately! I am not ignoring you, I just never really know what to talk about. I really hope you are doing all right, Puu. heart