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Re: Group 6 - Fantasy Icon Sets - Vote Here

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2015, 06:48
by Alman
spcnmtry wrote:Dino lovers unite! Sign petitions! Organize sit-ins! File a class action lawsuit! WE WON'T LET THEM TAKE OUR DINOS AWAY!

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Re: Group 6 - Fantasy Icon Sets - Vote Here

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2015, 06:53
by I Love Italy
Daximus wrote:I would like it noted that in the event that everyone has lost their mind and Dinos and Sharks loses, that it can't be removed. It is not a fantasy icon set due to the fact that they are real. Those animals have existed and cannot be considered fantasy.


Good point Daximus. Thanks for joining the fight.

And to Alman... you do realize that we're the windmill, and you're the poor horse being ridden to death by the site admins, right? :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:

Re: Group 6 - Fantasy Icon Sets - Vote Here

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2015, 07:01
by Kingmaker42
Hey, spcnmtry has a good point about the demand. I mean, when I woke up this morning, I think there were 24 votes for Dino/Shark? Maybe 25? I create a fun little "memorial" send-off game, post about it, not really trying to raise some call to arms about the issue or anything, just raising a glass and having one last hurrah with the little guys before we can't use them anymore. Suddenly people are noticing what's about to happen, posting about it in the chatbox, a bunch of people start calling for the Dinos and Sharks to stay, and now we're at 36 votes, which is perhaps a 50% increase in the course of one day, which didn't even start out as a day of serious campaigning. I'd say there's some justification for the claim that there's a lot of popular support out there for these little guys.

Not quite sure a petition is the way to go, although I suppose as a way to keep the issue at the forefront and throw a new recent post about it up onto the main page, it's not a half-bad idea. But yeah, ultimately, the support will show up in the votes here, or it won't. So we'll just see. Fortunately, I found a post earlier with more information about the polls... not sure where, off the top of my head; I'd have to hunt for it again... but sounds like the plan was to give the polls a few weeks? And it's been less than a week, I think? So we have some time. Yeah, Griffins and Serpents look pretty cool and they're a shiny & new thing, so an early lead isn't too surprising, but we'll see what happens when more folks who've formed an attachment to the existing icons start realizing what's going on, and come out of the woodwork. Or not. Time will tell.

Re: Group 6 - Fantasy Icon Sets - Vote Here

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2015, 07:03
by Alman

Re: Group 6 - Fantasy Icon Sets - Vote Here

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2015, 07:16
by WHSeward
Ouch!

Re: Group 6 - Fantasy Icon Sets - Vote Here

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2015, 12:59
by Guns of Brixton
Griffins and serpents aren't just shiny and new, they're clearly superior in every way to those tired little dino and sharks icons that no one likes to play with. Do you cringe and cover your screen when you play a game with those and someone is walking by? How many great works of literature have been written about dinosaurs? Griffins and sea serpents have a glorious history throughout the classics.

It's time to move the game forward and embrace the clear superiority of these new icons.

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Re: Group 6 - Fantasy Icon Sets - Vote Here

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2015, 15:14
by I Love Italy
Guns of Brixton wrote:Griffins and serpents aren't just shiny and new, they're clearly superior in every way to those tired little dino and sharks icons that no one likes to play with. Do you cringe and cover your screen when you play a game with those and someone is walking by? How many great works of literature have been written about dinosaurs? Griffins and sea serpents have a glorious history throughout the classics.

It's time to move the game forward and embrace the clear superiority of these new icons.

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You dissing Jurassic Park?

Re: Group 6 - Fantasy Icon Sets - Vote Here

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2015, 15:18
by Alman
Its not just taste, its a strategic necessity! Imagine the horror of allowing an army to escape.

Re: Group 6 - Fantasy Icon Sets - Vote Here

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2015, 20:47
by Kingmaker42
Guns of Brixton wrote:Griffins and serpents aren't just shiny and new, they're clearly superior in every way to those tired little dino and sharks icons that no one likes to play with.


Clearly, some of us do like to play with them. A group of us just started a new game with these icons, and so far we're having lots of fun. Plenty of recognizable names in the group, too. Check out game 101465 if you want to see clear evidence of people having fun with the dino and shark icons.

Re: Group 6 - Fantasy Icon Sets - Vote Here

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2015, 21:51
by Nightwind
C'mon people... T-rex & Giant shark for the win!!

Do we want to lose one of the last legacies of long lost old member Detroit_Red??
(who was the very first person to recommend it, here: http://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11891&start=100#p154304 back in 2010)


You honestly wanna replace THIS:
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With these??:
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