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a-little-melancholy:

chaz-gelf:

sixmilliondeadinternets:

Gandhi has been historically the most aggressive character in Civilization due to an original bug in the first game that caused him to go all-out once he reaches democracy. They just kept the thing going ever since.


To further explain this bug, because I was chatting with mothmonarch about Civilization and other strategy games last night and I never got around to explaining this fully, but I love this story:
Gandhi’s AI in the original game had its aggression set to the absolute minimum (0 on a scale of 0 to 10, I believe, I may have this wrong but the basic idea I’m about to explain is accurate, as far as I can tell). Adopting democracy lowers an AI civ’s aggression by 2 points, so when someone who is fully peaceful loses two points of aggression, they should still be nice and polite, right?
Except this is an old DOS game, and so computer math is in place. What actually happened was that Gandhi’s aggression level ticked backwards two steps, from 0 to 255. On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.
And that’s the story as I recall it, but again I may have gotten some details wrong, so feel free to correct me! After that, as the original poster said, the devs loved the bug so much that they just kept it in as a running joke!

“On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.”I about pissed myself laughing at this.

a-little-melancholy:

chaz-gelf:

sixmilliondeadinternets:

Gandhi has been historically the most aggressive character in Civilization due to an original bug in the first game that caused him to go all-out once he reaches democracy. They just kept the thing going ever since.

To further explain this bug, because I was chatting with mothmonarch about Civilization and other strategy games last night and I never got around to explaining this fully, but I love this story:

Gandhi’s AI in the original game had its aggression set to the absolute minimum (0 on a scale of 0 to 10, I believe, I may have this wrong but the basic idea I’m about to explain is accurate, as far as I can tell). Adopting democracy lowers an AI civ’s aggression by 2 points, so when someone who is fully peaceful loses two points of aggression, they should still be nice and polite, right?

Except this is an old DOS game, and so computer math is in place. What actually happened was that Gandhi’s aggression level ticked backwards two steps, from 0 to 255On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.

And that’s the story as I recall it, but again I may have gotten some details wrong, so feel free to correct me! After that, as the original poster said, the devs loved the bug so much that they just kept it in as a running joke!

On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.”

I about pissed myself laughing at this.

onemanstampede

soullesshusk:

strangersatthemall:

negacrow:

nightmareloki:

newvagabond:

Omfg.

OH MY GOD

Well, that was unexpected.

whAT EVEN IS GOING ON>??

ok I’ve seen this like 8 times on my dash and ignored it but now I finally watched it because I was like “okay this has to be SOMETHING good because everyone I fucking follow is reblogging it”

I was not fucking let down at all.

lilitudracul

☛ GET INSIDE YOUR CHARACTER'S HEAD! aka The Excessively Detailed Headcanon Meme

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  • 3: Do they exercise, and if so, what do they do? How often?
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  • 19: What do they think about before falling asleep at night?
  • 20: Childhood illnesses? Any interesting stories behind them?
  • 21: Turn-ons? Turn-offs?
  • 22: Given a blank piece of paper, a pencil, and nothing to do, what would happen?
  • 23: How organized are they? How does this organization/disorganization manifest in their everyday life?
  • 24: Is there one subject of study that they excel at? Or do they even care about intellectual pursuits at all?
  • 25: How do they see themselves 5 years from today?
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  • 27: What is their biggest regret?
  • 28: Who do they see as their best friend? Their worst enemy?
  • 29: Reaction to sudden extrapersonal disaster (eg The house is on fire! What do they do?)
  • 30: Reaction to sudden intrapersonal disaster (eg close family member suddenly dies)
  • 31: Most prized possession?
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  • 35: What activities do they enjoy, but consider to be a waste of time?
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  • 38: What recharges them when they’re feeling drained?
  • 39: Would you say that they have a superiority-complex? Inferiority-complex? Neither?
  • 40: How misanthropic are they?
  • 41: Hobbies?
  • 42: How far did they get in formal education? What are their views on formal education vs self-education?
  • 43: Religion?
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  • 46: If they were to fall in love, who (or what) is their ideal?
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psarius

ibgreaser:

officeriwaslokid:

wonderfulkindofday:

Glad I didn’t scroll pass this !

What’s his Vine screenname so I can follow the shit out of him

SARAH THE GRAPES

Omg i laughed hard