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To: 'Reed Meyer' <rdm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "'freeciv-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx'" <freeciv-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>, "'freeciv@xxxxxxxxxxx'" <freeciv@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Freeciv] Re: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: fascism patch
From: Patrick Schmid <patrick@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000 13:47:54 +0200

> There is something to be said for the swastika flag, though.  It is a
> powerful image, because of its history.  When I was play-testing the
> "Fascism patch" with Juan Cortes, I decided to play as the 
> Nazis.  Seeing
> a sea of those bright red banners spanning the continent I 
> controlled made
> me feel like a malevolent dictator hell-bent on world domination.  The
> flag looming menacingly behind each Nazi city seemed 
> particularly evil.
> I can imagine how Juan must have felt as he saw that damned 
> symbol slowly
> but surely spread over each continent like a plague.  You 
> just can't get
> that kind of effect from some boring everyday national flag.  
> This is one
> of the things that makes games FUN to PLAY.  It was one 
> aspect (certainly
> not the only one, of course) that made Wolfenstein 3D fun to 
> play, too.
Thank you. That's the reason why I'm against it. If you think it's fun being
a NAZI, well, why don't you watch then some videos out of Spielberg's
archive? Or Schindler's List?

Patrick Schmid

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