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    I imagine it was satisfying, as the Romans, to be the ambushing rather than the ambushed side in battle! I'm slightly surprised that the Himyarites weren't more of a challenge, even when ambushed. In my experience, ambushing highly mobile armies (with cavalry archers and lots of infantry skirmishers, like their army) is less effective than ambushing heavy infantry-based armies. I guess quality beat quantity again (just as you said it does).

    It's interesting that, in this campaign, you had too much money by the end. In the Grand Campaign, my income usually peaks in the mid-campaign. After that, trading partners diminish as they're conquered by my enemies (or my faction), I'm usually fighting on multiple fronts (and needing to use high-upkeep elite units), corruption had risen and I'm spending money to prevent secession or civil war (for example by switching from economy-boosting edicts to loyalty edicts).

    It looks like Pompey has succeeded more than any actual Roman ruler and the restoration of the Republic is a nice touch. I wonder if Rome might have lasted longer as a republic than an empire, since they had so much trouble with bad and mad emperors.
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    Rome II
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    Ma'in eventually couldn't resist Roman power forever.


    The eastern Arabians declare war on me and immediately offer me their serfdom after it. Weird.


    They seem to be confused. It looks like Arabs prefer water instead of the desert nowadays.
    Perhaps I had my influence on them.


    Whatever the case. I had no patience with them anymore. I dealt with them all.

    Rome finally enters a phase of peace. No more war. No more bloodshed. At least not from the outside.


    The Senate hampers me wherever possible. Now that the wars are solved, I will need to take care of that.
    Did I say Rome is secure? I was wrong. Rome is at the brink of civil war once again.


    The Dacians and Parthians are busy fighting each other in the northern wastes. Good. They won't fall in my back if civil war erupts.


    A year later my agent up there died. "Natural causes", they say. I doubt it.
    This lady was with me from the very beginning in Sicily. A heavy loss.


    Rome has something more to mourn now. Once again are we struck from the enemy within!


    I was well prepared for this conflict. Very, very well prepared. It was a lost cause for them from the get go and as soon as it began, it was over again.

    ⚙️ Authors Note - Technical
    In the political overview you can see exactly which provinces and which generals will revolt. If civil war cannot be avoided, you will at least be able to take countermeasures long before it happens. Makes civil wars really easy.


    I have to thank the gods for our fortunes. One of my generals has just the right offer for them.


    Once again I feel like I have achieved something. With Rome being cleared of foulness, not only the military but Rome's cultural achievements have reached their zenith.


    Two years pass. Peace was then interrupted once again by another civil war. A consent with the Senate could not be found. *Sigh*
    Civil wars seem to have become an integral part of Roman culture, indeed. Sad.


    Arabia was not yet entirely secured, so the survivors from the last civil war found their refuge there.
    Their misfortune was that most of my armies stationed there remained loyal to me. This time I made sure my enemies did not get away.


    The Daco-Thracian Confederation has made some intriguing process against the Parthians. How far will they come?


    Five years pass.
    Another civil war in the west?!
    No... Good. It sounded like it.

    ⚙️ Authors Note - Technical
    Units develop negative traits if they remain idle somewhere for too long.


    So it looks like the Daco-Thracians lose their grip around their domain. Years of fighting have taken their toll, I know that all too well myself.
    Their border regions fall into chaos, also affecting Rome's security. This is unacceptable!


    I send a warning to the Daco-Thracians. Either they'll get their matters right or Rome is forced to intervene.


    I ... I ... I have nothing to say to this!
    I curse this man's name!!

    📝 Authors Note
    So there we have it. I was done with wars and wanted to check out how Rome II plays if you are at peace. I also didn't want to mess around in this nice war between the Daco-Thracians and the Parthians.

    I entered a phase of experimentation where I tested several options within the internal policies. As you've seen many things went wrong. That's part of the experiment, I guess.

    There is really not much going on when you're at peace. Internal politics can keep you busy a little while, but it is most of the time a simple button-press minigame.
    However, be aware that this campaign was played before the Ancestral Update came out, where domestic politics were greatly expanded.



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    You sure you're not the witch dabbling with the forbidden magic of reloadmancy?
    2) Joke aside: You cannot kill Shakira and then use a spoiler instead of a contentbox and not expect people to be triggered. (ò_Ó*)
    [...]
    Just like you, they didn't want to offend, and offended by doing that.
    3) There isn't much negativity between Romans and Christ at all. They're neutral to each other.
    4) Christianity won because it did exactly that the other way. Also because the world was getting tired of too many gods. So if Christianity hadn't won, we could all be Jews now, or believing in sol invictus, or such.
    1) The loading times in Rome II are too long for it to be worthwhile.
    2) *Sigh* There are the offended haters again.
    Yeah, a contentbox was too bulky. Technically speaking it is the same: a simple dropdown. Only styling differentiates is.
    3) Pretty sure Christ wasn't all too happy about being nailed on a cross. Also pretty sure Romans didn't like Christians all that much. At least at the beginning.
    4) Indeed! Praise the sun! \[T]/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alwyn View Post
    I'm slightly surprised that the Himyarites weren't more of a challenge, even when ambushed. In my experience, ambushing highly mobile armies (with cavalry archers and lots of infantry skirmishers, like their army) is less effective than ambushing heavy infantry-based armies. I guess quality beat quantity again (just as you said it does).
    Their camel riders managed to flank me a little bit but they were simply overwhelmed by my Velites. They aren't so high quality but they had the high ground and a nice line of legionaries who protected them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alwyn View Post
    It's interesting that, in this campaign, you had too much money by the end. In the Grand Campaign, my income usually peaks in the mid-campaign. After that, trading partners diminish as they're conquered by my enemies (or my faction), I'm usually fighting on multiple fronts (and needing to use high-upkeep elite units), corruption had risen and I'm spending money to prevent secession or civil war (for example by switching from economy-boosting edicts to loyalty edicts).
    Do you play a mod? I never had the feeling trade agreements added much to my economy.
    Economy in itself didn't do much. What I did then was to simply enhance happiness, then pump up the taxes. A typical republican thing, I guess.

    Seriously, it's unbalanced as heck. Just look at my money at the end of this chapter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alwyn View Post
    It looks like Pompey has succeeded more than any actual Roman ruler and the restoration of the Republic is a nice touch. I wonder if Rome might have lasted longer as a republic than an empire, since they had so much trouble with bad and mad emperors.
    "Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." -Cicero

    Describes it pretty well.
    Yes there were many mad emperors, although these guys were very interesting in their own right. There were also many good Emperors. Take Aurelian for example.

    I think Rome would've fallen into even more corruption at its end. The Republic might not have managed to find answers regarding the crises of the third and fourth century AD. The Romans would then had done what they did best: Infighting. More and more civil wars.
    Ironically this chapter showed it in a crude way.

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    Dude, I thought you had walled up the sewers so that nastiness wouldn't happen again! What is with these weirdos sailing down a river of poo?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cicero
    Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home.
    That is a perfect quote for this discussion, and for all TW players to bear in mind. Although I am not sure Republican Rome would really count as "prudent counsel". I mean, those senators were each of them as bad (or good) as the average emperor. They only sometimes seemed more in tune with things because their bickering meant they couldn't get things done as quickly or efficiently (bearing in mind that efficiency can be either good or bad, depending on the goals being pursued). I can't imagine the Republic would have done "better" than the empire on average. In fact, I'd guess that sooner or later empire would have happened anyway, and because of the elites inability to unite.
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    And there we have it, the Republic back in power (minus the constant civil warring. What else could good Romans do to keep themselves busy in such boring times ). Let's hope it stays stable for at least five minutes.

    'You great, puke-stained -elf' really is a remarkable insult. (I say to have a wide vocabulary of swearwords is not a negative trait, you take that back Rome II!)

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    I can imagine that, after a civil war between some of Rome's generals, other generals might have tried to copy Pompey's success. It looks like Pompey was well-prepared for them!

    Quote Originally Posted by Derc View Post
    Do you play a mod? I never had the feeling trade agreements added much to my economy.
    Economy in itself didn't do much. What I did then was to simply enhance happiness, then pump up the taxes. A typical republican thing, I guess.

    Seriously, it's unbalanced as heck. Just look at my money at the end of this chapter.
    No mods at the moment. One or two trade agreements don't do much for the player's economy, but nine or ten can (I imagine that's hard or impossible to do in Imperator Augustus, where there are far fewer factions). By the late campaign, the increased cost of armies, fewer trade agreements and rising corruption usually reduce my income a lot. Also, you mentioned that you played this before the Ancestral update. With Ancestral, I see more aggressive AI behaviour on the campaign map, so I need more armies defending my borders and need more military buildings (which means fewer economic buildings). With high Imperium, armies cost more, and in the late game I'm more likely to use expensive high-tier units.

    Quote Originally Posted by Derc View Post
    I think Rome would've fallen into even more corruption at its end. The Republic might not have managed to find answers regarding the crises of the third and fourth century AD. The Romans would then had done what they did best: Infighting. More and more civil wars.
    Ironically this chapter showed it in a crude way.
    I imagine you're right and yes, this chapter showed this. I'm wondering what experiments you were trying with the internal politics system.

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    Rome II
    Imperator Augustus

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    Fools.


    All Romans need to fulfill their duty, men and women alike.
    One of my granddaughters is a difficult lot. She was married to another influental Roman family but instead of improving relations with them, she did everything in her power to tarnish them.

    She was warned countless times and now I was forced to make a decision.
    "How far will you go for Rome?", I was asked one more time. Yeah, I learned the answer in all these years.
    Rome is cruel. But Rome is also the light. Sometimes politics are more important than your own blood. I asked one of my most able agents to deal with the task. I ... couldn't do it myself. In that I failed Rome. Once.


    The tides have turned in the Daco-Thracian war against Parthia.


    This only means more chaos at the border.

    I have seen enough. I wasn't bluffing and will bring Roman order to these barbarians, appeasing the North once and for all.


    Most of the battles are fought in the Dacian homeland and in the Caucasus.


    Countless battles are fought around the border to the Daco-Thracians. It's the longest border the world has ever seen.


    The Parthians gaze like old women as they see Romans showing up at the scene, beating their long hated enemy without any bigger problems.
    The Parthians would have liked to conquer this land on their own. Now they leave the scene silently.


    My internal enemies have waited for the worst moment to strike once again. They do it where it hurts most.
    No!! Not Hispania! Not my Cantabri brothers!!


    The Daco-Thracian's think this little civil war would be enough for me to end this war. No, it is not. I'm used to it.


    I am really angry. My enemies are dealt with quickly, but they've done the damage.

    Where are my Cantabri friends?! They've left their homes. Terrible things must have happened here.


    Daco-Thracians invade Asia Minor and are greeted by Roman swords near Nicomedia. This army caused some real trouble. Now it's history.


    Many Daco-Thracians try to escape. Most of them are intercepted and enslaved. Rome can make good use of them.


    This once mighty Confederation crumbled like a fly under Rome's boot. This campaign was an utter success, despite being hampered by internal strife.


    The Cantabri reappear in Gaul. They have wandered long and are ... not the same anymore.
    They have lost their faith in Romans and have succumbed to their old barbarian ways, pillaging good Roman cities.
    I will have to deal with them. There is no other choice.


    Goodbye old friend. It was a honour.

    📝 Authors Note
    And such as that I fail another goal. Thanks rebels.


    Great empires are plagued with instability. Rome is not the only one. The Daco-Thracian had these problems and now the Parthians have them too.
    Hah! Good! Antioch, that glorious city! I wanted to take it a long time ago when Marc Antony was still around. Now's the time! I will seize the day - finishing this once and forever!



    Quote Originally Posted by Kilo11 View Post
    Dude, I thought you had walled up the sewers so that nastiness wouldn't happen again! What is with these weirdos sailing down a river of poo?!
    Some things can not be prevented, no matter how hard you try. :/
    This guy's name made it all the more ironic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kilo11 View Post
    That is a perfect quote for this discussion, and for all TW players to bear in mind. Although I am not sure Republican Rome would really count as "prudent counsel". I mean, those senators were each of them as bad (or good) as the average emperor. They only sometimes seemed more in tune with things because their bickering meant they couldn't get things done as quickly or efficiently (bearing in mind that efficiency can be either good or bad, depending on the goals being pursued). I can't imagine the Republic would have done "better" than the empire on average. In fact, I'd guess that sooner or later empire would have happened anyway, and because of the elites inability to unite.
    Perfectly summarized! Once again not able to +rep you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Turkafinwë View Post
    And there we have it, the Republic back in power (minus the constant civil warring. What else could good Romans do to keep themselves busy in such boring times ). Let's hope it stays stable for at least five minutes.
    'You great, puke-stained -elf' really is a remarkable insult. (I say to have a wide vocabulary of swearwords is not a negative trait, you take that back Rome II!)
    I would favour swearing Romans over civil warring ones. But, oh well, Romans are Romans. They'd rather kill each other than to seem 'uncivilized'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alwyn View Post
    1) I can imagine that, after a civil war between some of Rome's generals, other generals might have tried to copy Pompey's success. It looks like Pompey was well-prepared for them!
    2) No mods at the moment. One or two trade agreements don't do much for the player's economy, but nine or ten can (I imagine that's hard or impossible to do in Imperator Augustus, where there are far fewer factions). By the late campaign, the increased cost of armies, fewer trade agreements and rising corruption usually reduce my income a lot. Also, you mentioned that you played this before the Ancestral update. With Ancestral, I see more aggressive AI behaviour on the campaign map, so I need more armies defending my borders and need more military buildings (which means fewer economic buildings). With high Imperium, armies cost more, and in the late game I'm more likely to use expensive high-tier units.
    3) I imagine you're right and yes, this chapter showed this. I'm wondering what experiments you were trying with the internal politics system.
    1) No doubt there would have been several attempts in reality. If they would've succeeded? Impossible to say.
    2) This is interesting! Didn't know Imperium would affect this. That's because Rome II never required any sort micromanagement, at least not on 'Hard' difficulty (really not hard at all) and especially not like in other TW games.
    There were enough factions but they favoured to refuse my offers and declare war on me instead.

    You need to try it out one day. Imperator Augustus (or any DLC in that matter) plays wildly different from the Grand Campaign. Mostly because of the different pacing.
    3) Manipulating people, betraying them, assassinating them, just the usual Roman thing. Tried all sorts of buttons out.

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    Failure was never an option to us, old friend, but an obligation. RIP C's. In perpetuum servitutem.

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    The Parthians solve their matters quick, just like Romans do.


    They have not taken us into account, however. I will intervene, playing the noble protector of Antioch. War with Parthia was long due.


    It takes some time for my legions to arrive. Parthia takes Antioch in that span. Not for long, I guarantee it.


    As I order my legions to set out, the Parthians realize what they have gotten themselves into.
    I... that... that comes unexpected.

    Such cowards! Mighty empires do not bow their heads before others! It is the lot of the small man!


    No. I decline. And just as Alexander the Great did, I will take the Route to the east, bringing it civilization and order once more.

    I worked the plan out. Our advance needs to be rapid and harsh. Legio IX stays behind to appease the newly conquered provinces.


    I have to hurry with it, not just because of strategical reasons. This shall be my last campaign. I have grown to be an old, fragile man. My times on the battlefield are long over. All I do is arguing with my family and my countrymen. They have the greatest respect for me for all my achievements, but they also see me as a relict of another time.
    Is this bad, given that this 'relict' has conquered the whole world out of the ash, saved the Res Publica, reunited Rome?


    No, perhaps they are right. I feel like I have done enough and can feel the life drain out of me. I led an hard but honourable life in the service of Rome. All I want before I go is to see the task completed.

    Parthia has outstanding cities. But the war against the Daco-Thracians weakened them.


    It is easy to advance that way. Rome's experienced veterans only face some militias and exhausted armies. Their cities fall one after another.


    Persia was once great, Parthia was once great, and Rome is great, but Rome is eternal.

    As Parthia and its satrapies collapse, the countless slaves in these lands rise up against their former masters. Anarchy and chaos are the results. It will take some time to get this under control. Pushing on is the most crucial thing now. If these slaves think they can live a happy life from now on, marauding around, then they will have a surprise soon.


    Parthia and its satrapies are completely overwhelmed on all fronts. In a matter of two years my legions have pushed them to the eastern wastes of their empire.


    My task is almost completed. Almost completed...
    ...What's this?!? The very provinces from where it all began... declare war on me?!

    Treachery!!


    My heart aches but nothing will stop me from completing my task now. Only Parthia's former satrapy of Paradene remains.


    Celebrations already erupt to party Rome's ultimate domination. But it is too soon. Too soon.


    Transoxania is the last province to become Roman. Countless legionaries greet the rising sun at the eastern edge of the known world.
    Roman legions march all over the world. It is time for the legionaries to go home - or make this new land their new one.


    It should be over now. Having reached to ultimate goal, I should celebrate.
    But I feel empty... devastated... betrayed.


    With heavy heart I order my men to reclaim the isles I loved so much and have betrayed me so bitter in the end.


    These fools came from all corners of the Republic, their only task to humiliate me in the moment of my greatest triumph and the very end of my days.


    It cost them their life, but they at least suceeded in that.
    I refuse to let this make me bitter, but what does it matter anymore? My time is up.


    The Pax Romana ... it is achieved. I have dedicated my whole life to Rome and now the ultimate goal is a reality.
    I can go from this world with peace, and I will soon do so, but my name will be immortal forever.

    - Sextus Pompeius Magnus, son of Neptune
    Liberator, Conqueror, Restitutor Res Publica

    ⚙️ Authors Note - Technical
    What is that? As I look over the map at the very end of the game, I see that my capital has been reset to Syracuse!
    It seems that if your former capital is lost and gets reconquered, the game sets it as capital again. Would make sense if it would've still been my capital, but not since I have moved it to Rome. Crappy bug.

    At the very end of the game the enemy managed to deal me the greatest blow. GRRRRRR.



    🎵 Here is some ambience for the sake of Roman greatness

    📘 Alternate History
    Rome conquering it all - with Pompey restoring the Res Publica. Now that is interesting. A scenario I can actually imagine pretty well.

    If Rome would've done that in reality, it could actually have managed to remain halfway stable. Even though not for long. Give it some centuries - nay, decades, and Rome would've done the job and blew itself up in more and more civil wars. No Germans or Huns necessary.
    Even without them, Rome would've had its enemies. I can imagine that the Indians would've taken the spot of Parthia/the Sassanids. And if not the Huns, then another tribe would have taken that role sooner or later.

    The Republic was a hotbed for internal conflicts. That may be one of the main reasons it was abolished altogether. It was much less efficient than the empire, at least if it had gone back to oligarchic structures. It was in need of a leader, just as the empire itself was.
    Here it had that. Pompey played the dictator, he was the primus inter pares. Perhaps a new one would come. Perhaps not.
    Kilo already summarized it very well:
    Spoiler for Kilo's thoughts
    Quote Originally Posted by Kilo11 View Post
    [...] I mean, those senators were each of them as bad (or good) as the average emperor. They only sometimes seemed more in tune with things because their bickering meant they couldn't get things done as quickly or efficiently (bearing in mind that efficiency can be either good or bad, depending on the goals being pursued). I can't imagine the Republic would have done "better" than the empire on average. In fact, I'd guess that sooner or later empire would have happened anyway, and because of the elites inability to unite.
    No Trajan. No Hadrian. No Nero. No Caligula. No Aurelian. Instead countless senators and generals that would've kept Rome busy. One or another would've surely looked back at Caesar and Augustus and tried to step in their footsteps. Maybe they would have done so in the name of Christianity.

    It does not matter if a ruler scolds himself 'king', 'emperor', 'president', or what not. There are kingdoms much more liberal than democracies. Can you compare Great Britain with North Korea? Of course not.
    It is all a facade. Just a name. I repeat from a chapter before: countries need to be centralized in order to be efficient. More and more centralization comes with the cost of freedom. This is a struggle we face all over the globe, one of the big things of the 21th century, and it will remain one for as long as humanity exists.

    Humanity had many groundbreaking eras. This one here, together with the industrialization, was one of the most groundbreaking ones in the history of humanity.
    People of the industrialization, at least, knew about it. Here it came in silence. Jesus was born, did his thing and it would change the world forever.

    The civil war was resolved and a new era was approaching.
    How would the Res Publica have reacted towards the dawn of Christianity?

    🏠 House Rules & Special Goals
    Unwritten Rules:
    • Conquer the whole map - Check
    • No exploits, hacks, etc. blah bla blubb - Check

    Written ones:
    • Vincit qui se vincit: Must unite all of Rome before I start conquering non-roman regions - Failed. Hard.
    • Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe: Venture to the edges of the world - Check. Lost countless ships just because I wanted to lift the fog of war, lol.
    • Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur: Vassalize some poor tribe and keep it on the leash until the very end of the campaign - Failed. Rebels trolled me pretty hard. Poor Cantabri. Never forget.


    ⭐ Conclusion: Rome II - Imperator Augustus
    • Astounding, epic battles.
    • Top graphics, smooth animations.
    • Grand scale, many different units and cultures.
    • Even though some mediterranean factions no longer existed at the start of the game, this campaign feels much like Grand Campaign 2.0, just with a slower pace.
    • The A.I. is average. Sometimes good. Sometimes dumb.
    • Easiest TW title I know. 'Hard' is a joke. Even 'Very Hard' isn't hard at all, because...
    • ... Autoresolve and moneymaking are totally OP, especially in the lategame.
    • Wonders are OP too, giving you significant advantages on a global scale.
    • Keeping your provinces happy has never been hard.
    • [Pre Ancestral Update] Internal politics are way too simple.


    Despite having countless flaws, mostly in terms of balancing and difficulty, I like it very much.
    Rome II is more a cinematic experience. Battles can actually be hard. The campaign itself isn't so much.
    For lazy autoresolve dudes like me it is basically a paradise.




    Quote Originally Posted by Cookiegod View Post
    Failure was never an option to us, old friend, but an obligation. RIP C's. In perpetuum servitutem.
    And into eternity, brother, hail and farewell.

    The biggest blow came at the very end. What an insult. Dionysius revenge felt like it was delivered by a ballista, indeed. It seems this was secretly a Syracuse campaign all along. Damn plebeians.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cookiegod View Post
    CringEdit:
    Seize the hay.
    Horse (anyone of them)
    Leave them horsies alone!
    I can make good use of them in the next campaign.



    K guys, thanks again for your read, for your nice comments, the votes in MAARC and whatnot.

    This campaign was pretty grand. I feel like I overdid it somewhat and will revert back to fewer words, a more simple approach and if possible less chapters. Creating this took way too much time. It made me feel at odds with this and once again I need a rest from it.

    I will continue eventually, of course. The next campaign is just too awesome not to show.
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    YAAAAY! Syracuse 1 - Rome 0!!!

    You had almost the perfect screenshot there... The entire world conquered, except the very provinces you started with. Except you of course had to mess it up by already conquering Corsica. And then you also lied about it, since you took that island before you posted this:
    With heavy heart I order my men to reclaim the isles I loved so much and have betrayed me so bitter in the end.
    You are as good a liar as a republican, Mr. Dictator, sir! But you made your capital's greatest ruler proud... wait... what's that?
    Dionysius
    You thought I wouldn't notice?!

    You thought this is the correct way to write his name?!

    You dare to spell the second greatest Syracusan dictator Diony-C-os's name the Latin way?! Srsly?! I would've seceded too, then.
    Even the loading screen quote in your last part was said by Caesar in Greek, not Latin. Greek is the language of the upper class. Latin is for the lower class only. That's why the lower part of America... never mind. I better be careful now. Otherwise you might go conquer the world as Venezuela or something.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Gilligan
    I can't think of a movie where I like it that the bad guy gets dumb, because it's like I want the bad guy to be smart smart smart, so the good guy has to be even smarter!
    Please stop using politics as an excuse for bad writing.
    That being said: A deep philosophical take about god, Nietzsche, Marx & faith.
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    So deep!
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    A polished masterpiece!
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    Hey! I never said any of those things!

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