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User talk:Petey Plane

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ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 18:45, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
Hi, look forward to contributing.Petey Plane (talk) 19:19, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Linking to Wikipedia[edit]

Linking to Wikipedia takes the reader off RationalWiki. To make that clearly visible, use of {{wpl|Wikipedia article name}} is the favored way to go. More details at Template:Wpl/doc. Thanks, Slurm und Drang (talk) 19:49, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

Finally getting the hand of editing :P Petey Plane (talk) 13:25, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

That works[edit]

Your edit in the Israel intro is fine. Just FYI, my thinking about modifying Zionist with Jewish is that the direct battle leading up to the founding was between Jewish Zionists and the indigenous Arab population. While there were a few Xtian Zionists at the time, they were not especially involved in the founding. Widespread Xtian Zionism is of more recent vintage.---Mona- (talk) 15:46, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Sure, i'm very in the middle on the whole Israel thing. Agree that it should have never been formed in the first place, at least not there, but appreciate the reality of it's current existence and the fact that it will continue to exist as the most democratic government in the region, for better or worse. And true about xtian Zionism being more recent, but there were plenty of non-jews involved in the formation and planning of the state. Also wanted to add the holocaust to give better context for the reason for the state's formation.Petey Plane (talk) 15:50, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thank you for your nice contributions to the TI page! Keep at it; that analysis needs to grow. All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 21:38, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

RFC regarding topic[edit]

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Forum:Need_irc_club

RFC in topic page[edit]

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Forum:Need_irc_club

Sins of a Solar Empire[edit]

I decided to post this here since those stupid charts messed the saloon bar up.

I would recommend Star Trek: Armada III, Thrawn's Revenge II: Ascendancy, and Sins of the Prophets. Obviously, this reflects my taste in sci fi as much as anything though. Runners up include Sins of a Galactic Empire, Stars, Star Trek: Sacrifice of Angels 2, Sins of the Fallen, Star Wars: Interregnum, Wonders, and the Enhanced 4X mod.

If you like Star Trek, Armada III is better than SOA2 imo, it's more polished and still updated. For Star Wars, it's more debatable. SoGE is doubtlessly larger, but I like Thrawn's Revenge because of the time period and because it comes from the original TR2 mod for Star Wars: Empire at War FoC which was so awesome. It's more polished, the ships are gorgeous, and it has more interesting faction dynamics than SoGE. It seems like SoGE's only faction differences are just ship skins, they all played the same to me. The Vong also seem underpowered :/ Honestly though, I play all of the SW mods, they all have something unique worth playing in my opinion.

Sins of the Fallen is fun mod that adds a brand new universe the creator invented, the factions are pretty well balanced and have some cool features. Give it a try if you want a break from the established universes.

What do you mean by a "culture" mod? Do you mean a mod that messes around with the culture mechanic? Most mods do that, I'd recommend Stars and the Enhanced 4X mod if you want interesting changes that keep the base game. Stars is really underlooked, it has beautiful skyboxes and greatly expanded tech trees for the three original races. It's also updated every month or so. Star Wars: Interregnum is built off of the Enhanced 4X mod, so if you want that with SW get Interregnum. If you're referring to a specific mod or scifi universe though, I've never heard of it :(

Out of curiosity, do you like 40K? There was a 40,000 Sins mod that never took off, now there's Battlefleet Gothic: Armada and I was wondering if anyone has any opinions on it. Lord Aeonian (talk) 21:22, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

I love Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion. Vasari teleporting star bases for the OP win, even if the rebel Titan sucks.
If you want a similar game, I'd suggest Star Ruler II. Similar, but you design your ships.  :P But the game I desperately want is another X universe game (new one does NOT count). X3 Albion prelude. Build an industrial space empire, exterminate entire sectors for profitsss!StickySock (talk) 21:36, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
Is X Albion like SoSE?Lord Aeonian (talk) 21:47, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
Not really. It's more like Elite, but you capture or buy entire fleets, factories, cargo ships, etc. Not many games like it. StickySock (talk) 21:51, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
Oh, by Culture, i meant The CultureWikipedia's W.svg. Thanks for all the info! I'll definitely check those out.Petey Plane (talk) 23:21, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
No problem! Never heard of any mods for that series, sorry. Believe or not, I play SoSE:R through Windows Steam on Linux via Wine, so if you need any technical support with gaming on Linux feel free to ask :) Lord Aeonian (talk) 05:22, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

String Theory[edit]

Hello! Looks like we meet again, Petey Plane. If possible, I recommend that you read The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene, himself a string theorist. His discussions of general relativity, quantum mechanics and string theory offers the correct intuition, as a physics professor of mine, a string cosmologist, pointed out in a lecture. We could easily write this page using that book, plus a few more resources. (I'll see if I can check it out from my school library.) But please remember there is no need to be comprehensive, as RW is not an encyclopedia. Take care, Nerd (talk) 15:15, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

I've read it. It's good, and i think The Fabric of the Cosmos by Greene is even better, as far as helping a layman understand concepts like entropy and the arrow of time. Petey Plane (talk) 15:22, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Just so you know, friend[edit]

This just happened. All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 16:36, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Sysop[edit]

Objective has promoted demoted you to Sysop but forgot to let you know. Welcome to the club! Nerd271 (talk) 13:49, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Cool, thanks. Petey Plane (talk) 19:26, 16 August 2016 (UTC)