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Posted 22 September 2000 - 06:34 AM
Posted 22 September 2000 - 10:59 AM
Posted 22 September 2000 - 11:25 AM
Original post by Landfish
Wavinator, what you're suggesting is preposterous from a socialogical point of view. That doesn't make it BAD in my opinion, just that it interferes with (my) suspension of disbelief. An entire race that shares one mindset?
Posted 22 September 2000 - 11:00 PM
I mean if your game is only aimed at a nerdy subsection of gamers that have a high involvement in reading
such fantasy / pulp SciFi that uses such made up stereotypes. But people that don''t read it will be confused if
you use such stereotypes, I mean I had never heard of a Kobold (A) before reading a review of Baldur''s Gate.
First of all you would need to introduce the player to your creature in a way which shows how it behaves, and
why it exists.
Posted 27 September 2000 - 12:03 PM
Original post by Wavinator-- OR, ACTUALLY Landfish **Edited**
I''m afraid not. Most of the different cultural behaviors you mentioned have existed amongst human cultures somewhere on this world in the last 1000 years. Yes, all of those conflicting ideas originating from the same species. I find it VERY hard to believe that once we start spacing out across the stars that we will not have great diversity in our OWN species.
Look, you can write CULTURES, but I hate it when people write CULTURE and RACES as one and the same! It''s so dumb! Sociologically, culture tends to evolve out of a group of people who have direct access to eachother. One a racial scale, this cannot happen! The Japanese are still VERY different from americans in cultural context.
Edited by - Landfish on September 24, 2000 11:44:46 AM
Posted 27 September 2000 - 12:54 PM
Posted 27 September 2000 - 06:35 PM
Original post by ahw
I mean, if you want exotic mentalities, all you''ve to do is to go out and look at the nature around. Even in a town, just look at the insects, there is plenty of interesting stuff going on.
It''s always funny how you have all those worlds in the galaxy that always seem to consist of one unified system, one climate, one species.
It seems we always assume that travel to space would imply a unified Earth... and the rest of the universe would be the same.
Isn''t there a culture of peaceful, spiritual Klingons ? Or a culture of warmongers Vulcans ?
Posted 28 September 2000 - 08:05 AM