Asked by Anonymous
I do think interest has majorly taped off- I don’t really know the cause but I do wonder if it was the new diplomacy system combined with the first game ending.
See, the new diplomacy system completely got rid of the point of democracy, which was to be a last-resort get-shit-done mode when everything else failed. That’s why it took 80% of the vote.
The new diplomacy system changed a lot of things.
The first is that, now instead of a last ditch effort, diplomacy happened every hour which means shit actually gets done. A lot. Every hour we could at least be put on the right track if not get through a puzzle that might have taken a day or so in anarchy.
And here in lies a problem- getting shit done is not only boring (‘you might as well just watch a let’s play’) but if you’ve noticed, we’ve gotten 8 badges in a week! Because we get shit done almost every hour, there are not only less stories that result from the chaos of anarchy (from the ledge that took a day, to ‘giovonni’s wild ride’ to bloody sunday to the false prophet etc.) but if you are away for hours at a time, like most people are (either to go to sleep, go to school, or work) you have missed SO MUCH PROGRESS. If you were gone for the first day, you missed 3 BADGES.
How easy is it for people to say ‘eh, i think i’m done’ when there’s less stories, they are missing huge chunks of progress, and now once again the system has changed.
You now have links to two straight hours of Scenes From A Hat from the show Whose Line is it Anyway.
oh my GOD
PARDON ME BUT THOSE WERE MY FAVORITE FUCKING PARTS OF WHOSE LINE OMG
/SLAPS THIS ON BLOG AND TAGS REFERENCE FOR GOOD LAUGHS
GUESS WHO JUST DIED WATCHING THROUGH THE FIRST
YOU WANT THIS SHIT
March 9th 1945: Bombing of Tokyo begins
On this day in 1945, the bombing of Tokyo by the United States Air Forces began; the raid is one of the most destructive in history. There had been raids by B-29 bombers since November 1944. The raid on the night of March 9th saw 334 B-29s take off in Operation Meetinghouse, with 279 of them dropping around 1,700 tons of bombs. 16 square miles of the Japanese capital were destroyed, around a million were left homeless and around 100,000 people died as a result of the firestorm. Tokyo saw many raids such as this, with over 50% of Tokyo being destroyed by the end of the Second World War. However the firebombing on the night of March 9/10th was the single deadliest air raid of the war; the immediate deaths were higher than seen at Dresden, Hiroshima or Nagasaki as single events.
"Killing Japanese didn’t bother me very much at that time… I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal…. Every soldier thinks something of the moral aspects of what he is doing. But all war is immoral and if you let that bother you, you’re not a good soldier.
- Curtis LeMay, the American general behind the firebombing campaign