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    Quote Originally Posted by Balmas View Post
    Well, this isn't quite accurate. Even with a fifty-fifty split, the Apples are losing out; they're getting the same amount of money for twice the amount of apples, so they're making half of what they normally earn.
    You act as if Equestrian apples have a seasonal growth cycle as opposed to simply appearing on the trees when they are empty and the stars are right.

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    You can, but only when you upgrade them for whatever reason.
    Huh. Well, I'll grant you, I didn't try renaming them at that particular point, so I'll give it a try next time.

    (Bit of a strange way to go about it, though. But there you go.)

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    Fifth Equestrian Civilisation

    Civ V

    Cons: Don't like the lack of direct citizen micromanagement; I preferred being able to make them work exactly what squares I wanted in Civ IV.
    I think it's still possible, when you click on the citizen management tab on the right it should bring up a bunch of circles for each tile, whereupon you can "lock" citizens into working specific tiles (leaving the rest up to whatever focus you have that city set on)

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    Ah, good. This time we're only barely 47 pages and already have a clear winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasTech View Post
    I think it's still possible, when you click on the citizen management tab on the right it should bring up a bunch of circles for each tile, whereupon you can "lock" citizens into working specific tiles (leaving the rest up to whatever focus you have that city set on)
    There are several options. You can assign each one manually in the city management page by clicking the corresponding circle, or you can have the game take a shot at optimizing based on any single resource or a balanced approach. It's actually pretty useful to muck around with it, as optimizing for food early can grow a city much faster, then you can queue everything for production and get top tier units in 1-3 turns.
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    All this talk about the Cider episode reminded me that I hadn't looked at Ask Mafia Octavia recently!

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    Random speculation about Twilight's 'destiny'.
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    Is there any chance they're setting her up to beat a Bigger Bad? Some pony-behind-the-pony type thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhantomFox View Post
    Random speculation about Twilight's 'destiny'.
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    Is there any chance they're setting her up to beat a Bigger Bad? Some pony-behind-the-pony type thing?
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    Well, we still have:
    A potential legion of Chaos
    The corrupting forces that helped Luna fall
    "The Stars"
    The Pink One, but she's not evil. Just Chaotic-Party
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigoDragon View Post
    I think it works better in Original gen:
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    no, no it does not
    Fluttershy as Nurse Chapel having to endure Dash hitting on her constantly?
    no..thats just horrible

    plus Pinkie as Scotty? she is more a wrecker than a fixer
    ----unless you are suggesting she is the sacrificial Redshirt in which case SHAME ON YOU
    and is AJ supposed to be Chekhov or Sulu?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCerberus View Post
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    Well, we still have:
    A potential legion of Chaos
    The corrupting forces that helped Luna fall
    "The Stars"
    The Pink One, but she's not evil. Just Chaotic-Party
    I always thought "The Stars Will Aid Her Escape" was a clever prophecy twist rather than foreshadowing. It's got a pretty obvious double meaning. The four stars move into the moon right as NMM breaks out, which they never really explained. BUT if Luna was trapped by the Nightmare's influence, then the stars aiding in her escape is referring to Twilight. You know, the one with a star shaped cutie mark who discovers the only way to free her with the Elements.

    Not sure if it was intended that way originally but I always figured that particular dangling plot thread was resolved
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eakin View Post
    Not sure if it was intended that way originally but I always figured that particular dangling plot thread was resolved
    But we still can't discount the possibility astrological threats, considering the wide array of myths drawn from. Entering into an age of strife Mayan style? Some sort of Primal plane moving close to the ethereal causing mixing with something that sounds like northern-European elf lore?

    The hellish nightmare that marks astrological cycles seen in Ebberon would be interesting.

    edit- or, you know, elder beings in space
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    Indeed? Would you say, even...

    ... That there are too many Pinkies?

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    Breaks a bit with implied canon, but since when has that ever stopped anyone?

    A pony is suffering from some sort of mortal wound/disease and is brought by a loved one/family member to the mirror pool. They duplicate themselves, and then die. The copy lives for a time, but eventually it too ends up in the same situation, and is brought to the pool. The process repeats, with each copy living for a while but becoming shallower and shallower. The loved ones/family members watch as the pony they knew slowly fades away, but can't bring themselves to let go.
    I could see it as an Alzheimer's allegory, but that's it.

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    Chains of Command (part 2 specifically). Didn't think much of it, to be honest, it's one of the precious few TNG episodes I only ever watched once.
    Hmm. Okay, thanks.

    Two points a) you can't find information that doesn't exist
    Actually, this being D&D, you can. You would just end up finding the heart of an alternate Bleakbane like entity, and either fulfill your dreams in a fantasy world created solely by the magic of your inquiry, or bring it back and get laughed at.

    Ohhh, I think I just figured out astral travel in Mage.

    Quote Originally Posted by DigoDragon View Post
    Maybe, unless AJ voluntarily entered the rodeo to make the money to repair the town hall?
    Wouldn't preclude the Mayor begging, either. I think that's what a lot of us assumed.*

    I don't think her business was doomed at the start. There's always a demand for Apple Family Cider and until the episode there was apparently no mass production of cider known in the area. So the business was pretty safe with no competition. Even though not all ponies could get their hands on the cider, there wasn't an alternative yet.

    However, now that we know mass production is possible with this episode, AJ's business is in trouble unless she updates her business model. The episode shows she can get a huge volume of cider done with an hour's time and five friends. *So from then on, yes she has to keep the production up or lose business, but it seems that cutting a deal with the brothers isn't necessary as long as she increases her work force.
    Actually, we don't really know mass production is possible. The Flim Flam brothers made a device specifically to make cider, which relates to their narrative purpose and possibly their cutie marks; together they are a whole apple. But they were gunning for Sweet Apple Acres specifically. Odds are, this was their first run of the machine, which would be impossible to duplicate. Having it so soundly beaten as far as quality goes, and given the evidence as to how... "accurate" pony news is ("OH MY CELESTIA, is that NIGHTMARE MOON?"), everyone knows the Flim Flam brothers made a machine that failed and wasted time and product and cases property damage. If they eat try to get funding or spread the idea of mechanization they'll be laughed out of town.

    Which is unfortunate. I feel that dumb decisions should have a price. Applejack lost. She lost because she and her family were dishonest, shady, an downright backwards. They needed to be taught a lesson, and their damned plot armor protected them instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eakin View Post
    Also giving away her apples for the competition. It's one thing to let them borrow a couple to make a sample, but a better ending would have been AJ losing the competition then presenting the brothers with a bill for all the apples they used in the competition and the damage to her orchard, thus bankrupting them when nopony wants the crappy cider.

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    I really would have preferred everyone enjoying their awesome cider though, really. The bet ending would have been friendship winning the race, work ethic an integrity triumphing over teh evul biznass core-pourit monstwr, and the brothers making a killing recouping their losses by selling the cider they made in the competition at competitive prices, showing AJ a thing or two about actual business an teaching is all a valuable lesson about how no matter how noble your intentions, a monopoly can have negative repercussions.

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    Difference here being, the information is not widely known so there's no suggestion that this is standard for Ponies. Also, it's clearly not handed down for generations without end, in as much as the information was so spot on that Pinkie was able to go straight there and use the mirror on the first try. That says to me that Nanna Pinkie had been there herself.
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    the information actually wasn't accurate; Pinkie had no idea there was a cave until she fell into a hole in the ground. We also don't know that the incantation was necessary or just an embellishment. Pinkie searched a forest and stumbled onto her goal by chance because she was looking for generic landmarks, that fits perfectly with such tales as Gravity Hill and such. Common urban legends, which are a modern version of fireside stories like Pinkie learned, follow the same pattern.

    I can even see Nana Pinkie getting yelled at by her brother. "You forgot the part about the rocky tube full of bats! That's the best part!"
    "There is no tube full of bats, now hush! I'm telling it this time."


    As for AJ and the Rodeo; I like to think AJ just happened to be going to the rodeo and the Mayor kinda just ambushed her with the added responsibility.
    Sounds legit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kd7sov View Post
    Technically, the way the deal was presented, there was no agreement about losing the farm. The Ponyville cider license, sure, but nothing about the farm. Both parties seem to have talked themselves into that assumption by the day of, but plumed if I know how.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balmas View Post
    I know that there was no explicit agreement that the farm was part of the bet. *However, the way everypony acted when Flim and Flam won displays an implicit agreement. *The very fact that Twilight doesn't point out that the farm wasn't part of the deal shows that something like that must have been part of the deal, even if it happened off-screen.
    I don't think that level of logic can be taken to a loose bet with obviously missing factors amongst the actors of a child's show. If the problem was "the deal was sloppy", "the details were hashed out in the background" doesn't actually address that.

    Quote Originally Posted by HamHam View Post
    The Cider episode is bad because of it's complete lack of understanding of economics and how flagrant it is in that ignorance. I could almost forgive it because of it's great song and so forth but then AJ has that smug bit about already knowing the lesson at the end and I just want to punch her in the face.

    They should have just driven a harder bargain with the Flim Flam brothers to begin with, and made bank. Instead...
    Yes! I second this! Even the face punching!

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    Pfff. Noooo.
    It's girl-porn.

    So lasting -2 to Death magic?

    *sigh*
    No, that's the Anomaly itself. The resonance gift is one of sound and fury, how power, kinetic, electric, thermal, keeps people down, oppresses them. The essence would taste of the chalky mix of burnt powder caps and tears. Spirits of chaos and gunfights, ambushes, despair and elemental destruction will flock to your abode and breed, feasting on each other until a magath rises and founds an electric-death kingdom.

    That could be centuries down the road though, so you'll only have to deal with crime statistics being worse, and every mugger and murderer looking like a loved one right before they pull the trigger.

    I think this should be balanced against the fact that the whole episode is one giant reference to The Music Man

    I can forgive a great deal for good references.
    ... Maaaybe.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarion View Post

    "Highly reliable sources"
    say that Applejack just keeps all the money for herself.



    No that probably won't stick. Resonance changes are not the same thing as massively affecting arcana used in the area. It will just always have the feeling of a wild storm and a strong sense of life, power, and vigor, rather than whatever was there before. How did this conversation make it into ponythread anyway? I think half the ponies here think we're all crazy.
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    I agree with you that the episode is in blatant disregard of the teachings of economics. However, I think the episode is a rather accurate reflection of how most of the world also seems to act in blatant disregard of economics. The Apple family acts almost entirely out of pride in Super Speed Cider Squeezy. First, they're too proud to admit that the machine could work better. Then, when Granny Smith tastes the cider and realizes that it's perfectly good, she's too proud to admit it and they don't buy the machine. Then they rush into a bet and they're too proud to point out the obvious problem that they own the apples.*

    They also stand by their reputation with the rest of Ponyville, and I think they would be more hurt if the other ponies viewed them as cheats or tricksters for making a bet and then refusing to give up their apples than they would by losing their own farm. That's just how much they care about their reputation.

    It's a prime example of non-economic factors playing a leading role over economic factors. And it's not stupid or wrong, although it might be irrational.
    Hmm.

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    I like this one. *I'd also like to resubmit Ponythread LVII: *The Pink One Rises.
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    The picture of Mabel hugging Pinkie sells that, I don't even care what they wrote.

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    Pinkie Pie is best Waddles!

    Quote Originally Posted by HamHam View Post
    You act as if Equestrian apples have a seasonal growth cycle as opposed to simply appearing on the trees when they are empty and the stars are right.
    Well, they actually do. Everything dealing with non-Zap Apples implies it heavily, including winter wrap up and Over a Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by Eakin View Post
    All this talk about the Cider episode reminded me that I hadn't looked at Ask Mafia Octavia recently!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiki Snakes View Post
    My Little Pony LVII: Something Something Crystals!
    My Little Pony LVII: Gak Gak Gak! (Think someone already suggested this a few pages back).
    My Little Pony LVII: You Must Construct Additional Pinkies!
    I like "Something Something Crystals" Works two different ways, shows the lack of dialogue for the villain, and makes a great Family Guy joke

    I still think LVII could work well with something involving "level 2", but I need someone with brain for smart making to come up with something.

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    Any title that uses gak has my vote.

    My Little Pony LVII: Gak! Gak! Gak!

    Or if not,

    My Little Pony LVII: You must construct additional Pinkies is a close second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aotrs Commander View Post
    Cons: Still not convinced about the no-stacking, neutral to the chance to hex. Less data available, and I found the interface actually less helpful than civ IV, and missing a few bits. (Like in Civ IV - and Alpha and Civ III - you could Alt+U to upgrade all the units of one type. Tried that, but it didn't seem to work. Maybe there's another key or something I just missed.) Didn't like the fact you can't rename units in Civ V. While it's not a thing I used heavily in Civ IV, I did use it to name my high level units for ease of identification. Great Generals are way less effective than in Civ IV (and most Great People are generally.) Waaaay long to load (even just to the main menu, not even the saved games!) Don't like the lack of direct citizen micromanagement; I preferred being able to make them work exactly what squares I wanted in Civ IV.
    As others have pointed out above, you can micromanage the citizens, but have to enable it first in the top right of the city screen. As for the crunchy data stuff, I do believe there are at least a few mods out there that do exactly that, though I never looked into them.
    I would think Great People have been rendered a little less effective since you can eventually buy them with faith (in the expansion at least), and if you aren't focusing on religion much, you have a lot of that stuff lying around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiuiS View Post
    Well, they actually do. Everything dealing with non-Zap Apples implies it heavily, including winter wrap up and Over a Barrel
    Unless Apple Acres just has like a dozen different groves all with varieties that bear fruit at different times of year, the number of episodes we have seen with the trees having apples on them and then being harvested would imply the show spans decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eakin View Post
    All this talk about the Cider episode reminded me that I hadn't looked at Ask Mafia Octavia recently!

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    Greatestest gif. And they put Cereal's tape stuff to good use.

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    Indeed? Would you say, even...

    ... That there are too many Pinkies?
    Badum-tssh.

    Pfff. Noooo.
    It's girl-porn.
    Hey, don't generalize girl-porn.
    Not that I know much about it.

    Also, I bet this trashy romance thing is so clichéd that I can make a textless cover before it's even written.


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    My headcannon was always that the Flim Flam brothers planned to ramp up the costs of the magic to run the Sqeezy after the free first year to exorbitant prices, a la printers and the ink that goes in them, but comically moreso.

    Also, Gak gak gak.

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    Here is where I can be really mean and say that there is a new version of Rolemaster out for beta testing, free on I.C.E's website...
    Okay, so I just buy something from ice.com and charge it to your card, right?

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    Besides, you really wouldn't want me to explain RM, given that the system I use is a hybrid of three editions of Rolemaster and two of Spacemaster,
    Hey, if you want to change my game, you're gonna have to pay my entrance fee. Go ahead and mail the books out!
    Out of the kindness of your... Heart!

    Quote Originally Posted by SiuiS View Post
    Indeed? Would you say, even...

    ... That there are too many Pinkies?
    Hm... Nah.
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    Hm... Nah.
    This kind deserves a pony reaction picture.

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    I have to admit, this one made me laugh wayyyy more than I should have. That expression on Sombra is great.
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    This is now my official fanon for how Lyra and Bon Bon first met.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grif View Post
    This kind deserves a pony reaction picture.

    Eeyup, that's the one I was thinking of.
    "Okay, so I'm going to quick draw and dual wield these one-pound caltrops as improvised weapons..."
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    "Oh, hey, look! Blue Eyes Black Lotus!" "Wait what, do you sacrifice a mana to the... Does it like, summon a... What would that card even do!?" "Oh, it's got a four-energy attack. Completely unviable in actual play, so don't worry about it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eakin View Post
    Guess it's about time for new ponythread titles. I'll suggest MLP 57: Too Many Ponythreads to get the ball rolling
    This gets my vote.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aotrs Commander View Post
    Overall, a bit of a giggle, but not earth-shattering (nor as bad as I'd thought it might be.) Not better, overall, than Civ IV, but even so, some areas of improvement. (If they took some of the better ideas of Civ V and added them into Civ IV to make Civ VI, it could be astonishingly good.)

    Plus, this dry-run gave me a much better idea of what to do for next time (larger map, better Civ - sorry Equestria, but you kinda suck with that ability that I got to use like, twice during a 380-odd turn game) and go for Tradition straight out of the gate instead of piety (which I did because I'd gotten a bit behind on the Faith and I wanted to snag a good pantheon before all the decent ones went!)
    Well, at least you gave it a go. I heard a lot of Civ4 fans ignoring Civ5 for being too dumbed down or something.

    I think, once I'm done with Pokemon W2, that I'll give Civ4 a go. Perhaps I'll do like you, play a pony mod version and then compare the two, just coming from the other direction, as it were.

    Also, I reccommend Persia. The move bonuses during golden ages are godly.

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    The picture of Mabel hugging Pinkie sells that, I don't even care what they wrote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamHam View Post
    Unless Apple Acres just has like a dozen different groves all with varieties that bear fruit at different times of year, the number of episodes we have seen with the trees having apples on them and then being harvested would imply the show spans decades.
    Or that the action takes place over a very short period of time and not in chronological order. Also yes the Apples do have many different types of apples growing at one time which likely have different harvesting times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HamHam View Post
    Unless Apple Acres just has like a dozen different groves all with varieties that bear fruit at different times of year, the number of episodes we have seen with the trees having apples on them and then being harvested would imply the show spans decades.
    I actually believe the first season took place over a couple years, so yeah. Sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtytabs View Post
    Badum-tssh.
    I'm glad you like~

    Hey, don't generalize girl-porn.
    Not that I know much about it.
    There was actually a really long joke there that got just a bit too sexist for me to continue it. The punch line being a link to the world record for sniping distance being linked as an example of male erotica.

    Seriously, over two kilometers. Three shots, two kills and one put of commission gun emplacement. That shot was from far enough away that it had to take into account the curvature of the earth. That's awesome.

    Also, I bet this trashy romance thing is so clichéd that I can make a textless cover before it's even written.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasTech View Post
    I think it's still possible, when you click on the citizen management tab on the right it should bring up a bunch of circles for each tile, whereupon you can "lock" citizens into working specific tiles (leaving the rest up to whatever focus you have that city set on)
    *sigh*

    Y'know, it would be helpful if they had actually documented those features, if they weren't going to make them as straightfoward as the earlier ones (in this case, where you just clicked on the main city map screen). If they're not gonna give you a proper manual anymore, they need to do a far better job with their in-game documentation. I looked at that tab (right out of the gate), but there only appeared to be settings for how the AI distributed the citizens, and the only "manual" button appeared to be for the specialists. Again, I'll give that a stab next time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Madcrafter View Post
    As others have pointed out above, you can micromanage the citizens, but have to enable it first in the top right of the city screen. As for the crunchy data stuff, I do believe there are at least a few mods out there that do exactly that, though I never looked into them.
    I would think Great People have been rendered a little less effective since you can eventually buy them with faith (in the expansion at least), and if you aren't focusing on religion much, you have a lot of that stuff lying around.
    I could only buy Great Merchants and Great Prophets (at least how I was playing, I think there were other options with social policies or religions). Not being able to use any but Great Scientists to research tech was a bit annoying, but there you go. The old Great Generals were the biggest loss (especially now they made individual units more valuable by negating the Stack'o'Doom...)

    I haven't looked at other mods yet, granted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diego Havoc View Post
    Well, at least you gave it a go. I heard a lot of Civ4 fans ignoring Civ5 for being too dumbed down or something.
    It kinda is. (And why I didn't buy it at release.) Vanilla Beyond the Sword (2nd expansion) Civ IV had 92 techs, expansions Civ V as 80. IV is sort of like the 3.x to V's 4E (but not quite that drastic).

    Quote Originally Posted by Diego Havoc
    I think, once I'm done with Pokemon W2, that I'll give Civ4 a go. Perhaps I'll do like you, play a pony mod version and then compare the two, just coming from the other direction, as it were.
    Incidently, I recommend instead of a pony mod (as the only one out there isn't as completed even as the Civ V one, so you're not missing much, and the leaders wrok differently, so they don't have completely unique traits as standard), you play the NextWar BTS mod as a normal game (as that basically adds the sci-fi units to the end of the regular tech tree) - if you can find a pony mod FOR NextWar (and you probably can!) even better. (Though non-official mods for Civ IV have to be installed manually, rather than in-game, which is something Civ V is done better.



    Quote Originally Posted by otakuryoga View Post
    no, no it does not
    Fluttershy as Nurse Chapel having to endure Dash hitting on her constantly?
    no..thats just horrible

    plus Pinkie as Scotty? she is more a wrecker than a fixer
    ----unless you are suggesting she is the sacrificial Redshirt in which case SHAME ON YOU
    and is AJ supposed to be Chekhov or Sulu?
    No, I think you're getting that backwards. Fluttershy is MaCoy (note short sleaves) and Twilight is Spock getting hit on... (The idea of Grumpy, Cantankerous Fluttershy is hilarious...) That actually makes sense.

    Pinkie as engineer? Why not? Given that out of all the Main Six, she already has a grasp of mechanics (flying machine anypony?)

    (On checking the artist's page, he says AJ is Sulu (apparently, there is a difference in the uniforms between the two (different ranks), but I'm not quite that big enough a Trekkie to know which (though I did wonder.))

    Also, this by the same artist.

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    Hey, if you want to change my game, you're gonna have to pay my entrance fee. Go ahead and mail the books out!
    Out of the kindness of your... Heart!
    Considering some of my older books that are pretty central to the game (RMCII, SpaMCo I) are currently out-of-availability as far as I know, the chances of anypony prying them out of my cold, Undead hands is only fractionally higher than getting my starships...



    Quote Originally Posted by SiuiS View Post
    Seriously, over two kilometers. Three shots, two kills and one put of commission gun emplacement. That shot was from far enough away that it had to take into account the curvature of the earth. That's awesome.
    And he was British Army. Make yer proud to be British, don't it, British ponies? Don't mess with us, or you literally won't see it coming...!
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    Quote Originally Posted by otakuryoga View Post
    no, no it does not
    Fluttershy as Nurse Chapel having to endure Dash hitting on her constantly?
    no..thats just horrible

    plus Pinkie as Scotty? she is more a wrecker than a fixer
    ----unless you are suggesting she is the sacrificial Redshirt in which case SHAME ON YOU
    and is AJ supposed to be Chekhov or Sulu?
    Hey, now, that's not Chapel's uniform; that's McCoy's. Which says some interesting things about the Fluttershy-Dash-Twilight dynamic...

    And AJ looks much more like Sulu than like Chekov to me; I don't know what Chekhov looks like, nor how a nineteenth-century playwright would get on a twenty-third-century starship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eakin View Post
    All this talk about the Cider episode reminded me that I hadn't looked at Ask Mafia Octavia recently!

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    While the gif is indeed awesome, I took a gander at the Tumblr link. Did... did they just off big Mac? O_o


    Quote Originally Posted by otakuryoga View Post
    no, no it does not
    Fluttershy as Nurse Chapel having to endure Dash hitting on her constantly?
    no..thats just horrible

    plus Pinkie as Scotty? she is more a wrecker than a fixer
    ----unless you are suggesting she is the sacrificial Redshirt in which case SHAME ON YOU
    and is AJ supposed to be Chekhov or Sulu?
    Not sure which one AJ is, but I think Fluttershy is supposed to be Doc McCoy given she's at the fore-front with the Kirk and Spock. And Pinkie makes perfect sense for Scotty. Who else would be a master at the... "Warp" drive?


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    Quote Originally Posted by the_druid_droid View Post
    On the one hand, I know what you're actually referencing here.

    On the other, Total Harmonic Reversal makes me think of hilariously over-the-top anime finishers, and I have a pony version of one I'd dearly love to create, if I could only do it justice...
    Maybe you should locate a good Anime-style artist and commision them to do it? Personally anything doing with the CMC already makes me think "hilariously over-the-top" now.



    I think this should be balanced against the fact that the whole episode is one giant reference to The Music Man

    I can forgive a great deal for good references.
    I agree! I thought all the references were the point of that one.
    Plus the subverted letter to Celestia will always be funny to me.


    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    Assuming she can outperform two unicorns with apple-related talents, that is
    I don't see why not. Her lack of being a Unicorn might actually be a strength in that she won't be relying on magic for any shortcuts.


    Lastly, I'm voting Construct Additional Pinkies for new thread title because it sounds better than ponylords or whatever the other one was.
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    While browsing youtube for something to listen to while do a bit of painting, and starting from the CMC orchestral theme used in that Civ V mod, I happened across this amazing version of the main theme. Unlike a lot of orchestral versions, this guy's stuff is fast as well as sweeping, and feels like it really could be the intro music to The Movie (this on in particular feels just like it sound be playing over the establishing credit montage, as the Mane cast (and supporting characters) go about their daily business (there's bits that sound they are for Pinkie, Fluttershy etc.)

    This guy is incredible. He's done loads of these including Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Final Fantasy... Pokemon (oh Lichemaster, Pokemon) Power Rangers... I'm still looking actually. It's just... unbelievable stuff.

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