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  1. Re: Some simple questions about the Taskashila

    Thanks for the link.

    Is it confirmed that the reform system is broken?

    Would you recommend against playing the Taksashila because of it?
  2. Some simple questions about the Taskashila

    I have been thinking about playing my next campaign as Taskashila. Easter holidays coming up.;)

    Some questions:

    1. Where can I read more on their history? There seems to be virtually no...
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    Re: Thoughts on the Total War Remaster

    I am for the most part not terribly interested in the vanilla TW games, at least when it comes to RTW and M2TW. The various mods available for these games are just so much better! Without the mods I...
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite faction?

    Is Saka as difficult a faction as its in-game description suggests?
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite faction?

    I would guess that it might be because it is the faction in the game that we have the most historical knowledge of, and therefore it is more easy to get immersed. We also have a good idea of the...
  6. Re: Are there any factions without a lot of rules for who should lead armies, etc?

    No, not at all! I am a big history geek. It's just that this aspect does not always work so well with the M2TW engine. If anything, keeping track of all your characters and their histories get...
  7. Re: Are there any factions without a lot of rules for who should lead armies, etc?

    Interesting. However, in the case of Ptolemaioi, won't a leader who is in the capital as opposed to out fighting fail to gain much authority, which results in defections? Or is that compensated for?
  8. Are there any factions without a lot of rules for who should lead armies, etc?

    I have been playing the Carthaginian campaign a while now, but the requirement for characters to be selected to lead the war effort is not really practical (at least for me), so I have ignored it. I...
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite faction?

    The only Carthaginian province that seems to interest the Romans is Corsica.
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite faction?

    A lot of people favor the Romans. I am not surprised. I suppose it is easier to get immersed when playing the Romans or the Hellenistic factions, as we know so much more about them than we do about...
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    Re: Punic district vs native administration

    But I have a government building in all of those cities, even in those where I can build the district or administration. I build the supervised colony ASAP after conquest all the time.



    Barcid...
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    Re: Changing your mind...

    You are running up against basic human psychology.

    When it comes to issues we don't really care about, we usually don't have any problem in changing our minds. If you thought that Los Angeles was...
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    Re: The Stoic philosophy thread

    I am currently reading Marcus Aurelius' Meditations. As you are most certainly aware, Aurelius was a prominent Stoic, and the book has been praised by a lot of modern Stoics.

    The book is...
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    Punic district vs native administration

    I am playing a Qarthadast campaign for the first time, at year 207 BCE or so. I have conquered all of northwestern Africa, Messana, and just defeated the Areuakoi (the Lusitanians were defeated much...
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite faction?

    I started a Romani campaign. My first EB2 campaign, the Romans are the easiest according to the descriptions, and Romans are cool. What can go wrong? I played on medium/medium, as I typically do in...
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    Poll: Which is your favorite faction?

    Simply put, which is your favorite EB2 faction? And why?

    I recently installed EB2. I have previously played EB1 as well as some other M2TW mods, and will start my first EB2 campaign soon, so I'd...
  17. Sticky: Re: Official 'Third Age 1.0 - 3.2 Question & Answer' Thread

    Not sure if this is the right thread, but I didn't find any other thread more suitable, and it is really a simple question not deserving of an entire new thread:

    Is this mod mod-foldered? I.e can...
  18. Question about installation: Is it sufficient to have M2TW in C:\Steam rather than C:\Program Files\Steam?

    According to the installation instructions:



    My Steam folder already is not located in the default C:\Program Files\Steam. Instead, it is located in C:\Steam, all my Steam games are there (i.e...
  19. Do religious beliefs survive encounter with Carl Sagan's "Baloney Detection Kit"?

    The Fine Art of Baloney Detection is an essay that was published in Carl Sagan's 1995 book The Demon-Haunted World. The essay is available online. It provides a "baloney detection kit", with tools...
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    Re: Theistic evolution makes no sense

    Citation needed.
  21. Re: Is Islam really the sams religion as Judaism ans Christianity?

    First off, Adam, Noah, and Moses were not historical persons. Referring to what religion they might have had makes little sense. It is however not the case that people who lived around when Moses is...
  22. Re: What would it take for you to change your stance on religion?

    Well sure it is "okay", but there is no rational reason to do so.

    What do you mean by "nihilistic"? Why would the alternative be "nihilistic"?
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    Re: Theistic evolution makes no sense

    Moses was not a historical person, but a mythical person. Also, modern scholarship does not consider the Exodus as narrated in the Bible to be a historical event.
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    Theistic evolution makes no sense

    The mainstream Catholic Church and mainstream Protestants typically have no problem accepting the scientific theory of evolution. The creationists are like their loud and embarrassing younger...
  25. Re: What would it take for you to change your stance on religion?

    I was not raised within any particular religion. My parents are not religious, but not really anti-religious either. Religion was rarely a topic when I grew up.
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    Re: Do knowledgeable ex-atheists exist?

    Isn't this basically an argument from ignorance?



    Neither does the theory of gravity succeed to explain it. But it doesn't set out to do that. Ditto with the theory of evolution.



    Then...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    How do you know that is true?
  28. Re: What would it take for you to change your stance on religion?

    Atheist here.

    I'm a skeptic first, and atheism is simply an outcome of that. In principle, evidence pointing to the truth of either theism or deism would cause me to change my mind. In practice,...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    This is a really good starting point for the subject of the thread: Historicity of the Bible
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    Re: Do knowledgeable ex-atheists exist?

    I think these are reasonable criteria.
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    Re: Do knowledgeable ex-atheists exist?

    Dawkins has always been an agnostic atheist, there has been no recent change there.

    As for him moving to theism, let's see what evidence you have for that assertion.
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    What then is "the real reason" why people reject the Bible? Or what "actually grounds" non-belief?
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Then why doesn't God reveal himself to the entire world at once, if he is so keen that we should believe in him? Problem solved. Surely for an almighty being, that is beyond trivially easy.


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    Re: Do knowledgeable ex-atheists exist?

    Sure, that is one person. And his conversion to deism appears to have been triggered by perceived improbability of abiogenesis, that is, a God-of-the-gaps argument.

    Still, there still seem to be...
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    Re: Do knowledgeable ex-atheists exist?

    In principle, I would include deists.

    However, in practice, I think deists are quite rare these days. Pre-Darwin, lots of non-believers in religion were deists (like Thomas Jefferson, Thomas...
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    Do knowledgeable ex-atheists exist?

    We all know that there are former ministers, theologians, missionaries, preachers, etc, that have abandoned religion and became atheists. These people are/were knowledgeable about religion and the...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Still waiting for good reasons to believe that Christianity is true in the first place.
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    I would like to see him laying out his reasons for believing in the religion in the first place.
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Let's see what evidence you have for that.
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    The problem with this is that it is not going to happen. Jesus is not going to come back. Let the old fairy tales rest, and accept the world as it actually is.

    Whoever the historical Jesus was, a...
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