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Postby Banana Stomper on Fri May 12, 2006 9:34 pm

Well, i'm a greek god, and i live there. That might have something to do with it, i'm not sure though.
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Postby Mjolnirs on Sat May 13, 2006 12:14 am

I stated in the game that I think it has something to do with my username being from Norse mythology. Maybe the Greeks don't like that.
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Postby Mr. K on Sat May 13, 2006 12:58 am

Mjolnirs wrote:I have not read all 9 pages of this thread, but is there some hidden power on the island of Xios? I am currently in a game where I was trying to secure Asia Minor and attacked Xios from Lydia and lost 5 armies to 1. Then the next turn I lost 3 to 1. Since the rest of the game is moving on past me I have made it my mission to take that freaking island.. I have now spent the last 4 turns deploying armies on Lydia and throwing them at Xios and nothing!

Four freaking turns and I deploy, I attack, I end my turn licking my wounds.

aaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhhhh

Sorry Mjolnirs, no magic powers, just bad luck. :?
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Postby Banana Stomper on Sat May 13, 2006 5:29 pm

and my greek godliness
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Postby Willgfass on Sun May 14, 2006 4:26 pm

ok i'm sorry of what i said before. let me start over and let us forget what i said. i am just suggesting that you should correct some of the spelling of your map. one suggestion is makedonia seems a little weird to me. i am just suggesting this because it is the proper spelling. however, it is your map and you may do whatever you want with it.
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Postby Willgfass on Sun May 14, 2006 4:28 pm

oh yeah. i looked at the site and most of the time they spell it cyclades. just saying...
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Postby Mr. K on Thu May 18, 2006 12:04 pm

My whole point is that proper spelling means nothing. Especially when I'm trying to make this map as authentic feeling as possible. So I spelled the names how they are really spelled by the people who really live there (if you ask me, thats what I call proper). Not only that, but the spellings I use encourage you to read the names with a more correct pronunciation of the places. The proper British spelling of a lot of Greek things makes people read it with a really strange pronunciation of things that is only vaguely related to the real Greek word. (For example, you wanted me to change Makedonia. The name is pronounced "Ma-Ke-Dtho-Ne-A", not "Ma-Se-Dtho-Ne-A." The C gives it an entirely different, and incorrect, pronunciation.

So no, I wont change any of the spelling. Thanks for the input, though.
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Postby exile on Fri May 19, 2006 7:10 pm

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Postby Banana Stomper on Fri May 19, 2006 7:48 pm

Ok, time for this to be settled.

I direct you to wikipedia.org. Look up greek alphabet. Please note the lack of the letter C.

Mr. K, you win.

Willgfass, quit bein a mainstream greek. YOU LOSE! GOOD DAY SIR!
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Postby Willgfass on Fri May 19, 2006 8:56 pm

what does the lack of a c have to do?
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Postby Black Jack on Fri May 19, 2006 9:10 pm

The name of the map is Ancient Greece... not Modern Greece

In keeping with the theme that the author was creating... he decided to spell the names as they would have been during that time-period.

Everyone understands this... except for you.

This means that the problem lies with you... not MrK.

MrK... bravo on an excellent map.
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Postby Mr. K on Sat May 20, 2006 12:12 am

Black Jack wrote:The name of the map is Ancient Greece... not Modern Greece

In keeping with the theme that the author was creating... he decided to spell the names as they would have been during that time-period.

Everyone understands this... except for you.

This means that the problem lies with you... not MrK.

MrK... bravo on an excellent map.

Thanks Black Jack, glad you liked it! :)

But for the record, Ancient or Modern, there are no C's in Greek. (Only time the Greek language had a C in is was during the Byzantine Empire when it was highly influenced by the old Roman Empire. But before and after that, no letter C. And even at the time, Makedonia and Krete and all the other places were still pronounced with hard "k" sounds.)
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Postby lukonen on Sat May 20, 2006 12:15 am

i say go for it, as long as there is a statue of the god poseidon in the upper-fucking-left corner........ lol!!!!! you should really update the rules... the world was not made on 2 rules alone, i can say "f*ck nigger, bitch" no rules saying i cant? and if so, they should be made 'global' if you noobs understand what that means
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Postby Mr. K on Sat May 20, 2006 12:22 am

I must be a noob cause i have no idea what you're talking about.
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Postby Banana Stomper on Sat May 20, 2006 1:02 am

Willgfass wrote:what does the lack of a c have to do?


This is the ancient greece map. A map of greece. The names of the countries are greek. There is no C in the greek alphabet. There is no C in the names of the countries. I can not fathom how this escapes you.
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