History VideoGame / SidMeiersAlphaCentauri

20th Sep '17 1:00:47 AM gravious
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* PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny: The Free Drones can very easily and effectively be played with a PoliceState social model. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything One wonders if the developers were making a subtle point here.]]
17th Sep '17 6:06:02 PM nombretomado
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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Zakharov may be named after Andrei Sakharov, a Russian nuclear scientist, whom ArthurCClarke fictively attributed the ''Leonov'''s reaction drive to in ''2061: Odyssey Three''. (Similar to the reaction drive used in the ''UN Unity'', developed by Zakharov.) In the Real World, Sakharov is known for having won the Nobel Peace Prize for his activism against nuclear proliferation and the ArmsRace...and the development of the 50MT "[[UsefulNotes/FromRussiaWithNukes Tsar Bomba]]", aka the biggest bomb ever set off. ([[MyGodWhatHaveIDone The latter led to]] [[TheAtoner the former]].) It is worth noting that [[ShownTheirWork Zakharov is also a real Russian surname, unrelated to Sakharov, stressed on the second syllable (zaKHArov) unlike the original (SAkharov)]].

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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Zakharov may be named after Andrei Sakharov, a Russian nuclear scientist, whom ArthurCClarke Creator/ArthurCClarke fictively attributed the ''Leonov'''s reaction drive to in ''2061: Odyssey Three''. (Similar to the reaction drive used in the ''UN Unity'', developed by Zakharov.) In the Real World, Sakharov is known for having won the Nobel Peace Prize for his activism against nuclear proliferation and the ArmsRace...and the development of the 50MT "[[UsefulNotes/FromRussiaWithNukes Tsar Bomba]]", aka the biggest bomb ever set off. ([[MyGodWhatHaveIDone The latter led to]] [[TheAtoner the former]].) It is worth noting that [[ShownTheirWork Zakharov is also a real Russian surname, unrelated to Sakharov, stressed on the second syllable (zaKHArov) unlike the original (SAkharov)]].
17th Sep '17 6:29:20 AM Cassanos
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*** It goes [[UpToEleven even further]] if you are familiar [[BilingualBonus German literature]]: Gretchen is a pure and pious character in Goethe's [[Main:Faust]], and the German expression for a crucial question is ''Gretchenfrage'' - literally, Gretchen#s question. The original question in ''Faust''? "What is your take on religion." Wow.

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*** It goes [[UpToEleven even further]] if you are familiar [[BilingualBonus German literature]]: Gretchen is a pure and pious character in Goethe's [[Main:Faust]], ''Faust'', and the German expression for a crucial question is ''Gretchenfrage'' - literally, Gretchen#s Gretchen's question. The original question in ''Faust''? "What is your take on religion." Wow.
17th Sep '17 6:28:49 AM Cassanos
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*** It goes [[UpToEleven even further]] if you are familiar [[BilingualBonus German literature]]: Gretchen is a pure and pious character in Goethe's [[Faust]], and the German expression for a crucial question is '''Gretchenfrage''' - literally, Gretchen#s question. The original question in '''Faust'''? "What is your take on religion." Wow.

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*** It goes [[UpToEleven even further]] if you are familiar [[BilingualBonus German literature]]: Gretchen is a pure and pious character in Goethe's [[Faust]], [[Main:Faust]], and the German expression for a crucial question is '''Gretchenfrage''' ''Gretchenfrage'' - literally, Gretchen#s question. The original question in '''Faust'''? ''Faust''? "What is your take on religion." Wow.
17th Sep '17 6:27:48 AM Cassanos
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*** It goes [[UpToEleven even further]] if you are familiar [[BilingualBonus German literature]]: Gretchen is a pure and pious character in Goethe's [[Faust]], and the German expression for a crucial question is '''Gretchenfrage''' - literally, Gretchen#s question. The original question in '''Faust'''? "What is your take on religion." Wow.
16th Sep '17 4:15:08 PM nombretomado
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** Nwabudike Morgan. His surname recalls that of J. P. Morgan, the renowned American financier and philanthropist who helped change America (the powerful banking institution he founded still bears his name today). J. P. also invested in electricity and co-founded General Electric.[[note]]Morgan and his partner Anthony Drexel provided the financing for GE, but the firm was founded to consolidate ThomasEdison's electrical-products empire.[[/note]] In the game, one of Nwabudike's quotes is "Energy is the currency of the future."

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** Nwabudike Morgan. His surname recalls that of J. P. Morgan, the renowned American financier and philanthropist who helped change America (the powerful banking institution he founded still bears his name today). J. P. also invested in electricity and co-founded General Electric.[[note]]Morgan and his partner Anthony Drexel provided the financing for GE, but the firm was founded to consolidate ThomasEdison's UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison's electrical-products empire.[[/note]] In the game, one of Nwabudike's quotes is "Energy is the currency of the future."
9th Sep '17 6:33:58 PM DrakeClawfang
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* LoopholeAbuse: A Diplomatic Victory is achieved by convincing 3/4 of the all people living on the planet to unite behind you as leader. However, play your game right and it's possible your vote ''is'' 3/4 of the people living on the planet, or close to it. The result is that even if the other six leaders vote "No," your vote for "Yes" will count as a "Diplomatic Victory."
9th Sep '17 6:27:42 PM DrakeClawfang
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* TooDumbToLive: Similar to the VideoGame/{{Civilization}} series: "Our engineers have invented [laughably weak unit], rendering our forces invincible."
** Also any AI dumb enough to use Planet Busters.

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* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive:
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Similar to the VideoGame/{{Civilization}} series: series, far too many [=AI=] opponents suffer from SuicidalOverconfidence. "Our engineers have invented [laughably weak unit], rendering our forces invincible."
** Also any AI dumb enough to use Planet Busters. Unless the U.N. Charter is repealed (which will likely never happen in most games), using a Planet Buster makes ''every'' other active faction declare war on you.
** While they finally cave once you press their back to the wall, an AI opponent at war with you will make demands of you like tech or energy credits in the name of signing a truce, even if your units have been steamrolling them for several forces and it's obvious how this war will end if it continues.
7th Sep '17 7:04:31 AM DrakeClawfang
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** "The Weather Paradigm" secret project is most notable, though many of the early secret projects qualify.

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** "The Weather Paradigm" secret project is most notable, though many of increases the early secret projects qualify.rate of all terraforming actions, save for removing xenofungus, by 50%, and also lets you raise and lower terrain, and build boreholes and condensers, without needing the mid-game technologies normally needed to enable them.



** If rushed for, the Hunter Seeker Algorithm can be gained in the early-mid game by the University faction. What does that project do? Oh, only remove their biggest weakness, probe teams. Permanently.

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** *** If rushed for, the Hunter Seeker Algorithm can be gained in the early-mid game by the University faction. What does that project do? Oh, only remove their biggest weakness, probe teams. Permanently.Permanently.
** If you're fortunate enough to begin near a landmark, which give some sort of resource bonus to bases in their radius, it's a big help. Special mention to the Ruins and the ''Unity'' wreckage. The Ruins are a cluster of 8 Monoliths, which each give 2 of each resource, while the wreckage gives you a Unity Chopper, Mining Laser, and 150 energy credits.
25th Aug '17 6:31:00 PM nombretomado
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** The University is a combination of everything people hoped and feared was possible out of TheNewRussia in the '90s. (Nobody foresaw [[UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin Putin]], not really.)

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** The University is a combination of everything people hoped and feared was possible out of TheNewRussia UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia in the '90s. (Nobody foresaw [[UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin Putin]], not really.)
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