February 23rd, 2004



Wow, it got early.

Been playing CtP2 again. Finally after invading the Germans once and the Canadians twice, everything seems to be peaceful.

Be peaceful of course i mean that everyone is at war with everyone else, but no cities are trading hands and relative power levels seem to have stabilized somewhat, so that will have to do =P

Well, everyone is at war with everyone but me. Everyone wants to be my friend :) My economy takes up about 80% of the zero sum graph, and my military and technology each take up about 60%. The only reason my military is so low is cause i built enough tanks to crush everyone in the world and then had all my cities concentrate on improvements and public works.

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Oh, and while trying to find info on how to control pollution (which seems to be out of control in CtP2, the only effective way to reduce it most of the time is to have your citizens stop producing stuff, which kinda defeats the purpose of all those production upgrades) i stumbled across the Master of Orion 3 reviews at Apolyton. Damn they're funny, i've been literally laughing out loud at several of them.

If anyone is thinking of buying MoO3, even at this late a date, don't. The only value you'll get is membership to the exclusive club of people who can laugh at descriptions of how much the game sucks, because you've experienced exactly how bad it is :)

"The biggest disappointment was combat screen. There is a fight to be initiated... Where? What? What ship I have there? A recon ship. Yeah, what weapons it has? I have no idea. Which model it is? No idea. Who is the enemy? KVRHM-567... Really? Don't say... Where are their ships? What? That tiny dot over there, which appears and dissapears all the time. That's a ship?"

So anyway, time for bed now, after just one more turn...
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I was going to go to sleep, wasn't i? Fuck =P

Well, i'm up to the Diamond Age now. Nobody else has even made it to the genetic age. Heck, they still think prop planes are great =P

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Speaking of pollution, with which i am dealing quite a lot in the game, there's a wonderful new secret Pentagon report that just got leaked.

Well, it's sort of new, apparently US defense chiefs have been supressing it for the past four months till the Observer got ahold of a copy. here's the report and here's an itemized list of some of the findings. There's also a report at Yahoo as well.

Wonderful stuff, like in 2007 most of the netherlands will become uninhabitable and southern California will run out of drinking water because of violent storms. And from 2010 to 2020 England will start to resemble Siberia. Millions will supposedly die from war and famine, and people may start tossing nukes around.

All in all, the Pentagon is claiming that climate change is a more serious threat than terrorism. Wonder how the Bush administration is going to react now that this report is public. I can imagine how the democratic nominees are going to react, both to the report and the fact that the Bush administration was trying to supress it :)
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