I've been compelled to make a full blown fediverse conversion mod for Stellaris, and I don't know what it is that's compelling me, but I will not stop until it is complete. I want as many instances represented as possible, @ me your ideas.

this will be the highest effort shitpost of my entire fediverse career

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it is slowly dawning on me that this mod will take weeks of work. maybe even months. However, I have the rest of quarantine to go, this is my job now.

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so far I've got
- a mastodon logo for .social
- :knzk:
- a snout (for snouts.online)
- the yiff.life hex
- the goat of hellsite.site
- the radtown :lazer_R:
- pawprint for whomst.dog
- selontheweb as representative symbol of godforsaken.website
- a mate gourd for myasstodon
- an efdn.club logo

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I need more symbols! @ me a symbol if your instance isn't yet represented and I'll get it in there

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emojis work well for this, so if your instance has an emoji you think represents it, do @ me it

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note to self: change the language file such that the "Leave Federation" button says "Defederate" instead

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can't really think of any traits for mastodon.socialites besides repugnant.

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I take that back. I went for Fleeting, Nomadic, and Rapid Breeders

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if I had a dataset of fursona names I could make a namelist

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If I was REALLY talented, I could make Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit into respective endgame crisis

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Reddit would be the scourge, for obvious reasons. and Twitter would be the robot uprising, because algorithm. Facebook or Google would be the interdimensional invasion.

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it's been like 12 hours and I'm still going, but I need MORE. send me your emojis, send me your ideas and your huddled masses.

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I've got 22 instances represented so far. In total I'd like to have like, at least 50 by the end of this. But, it's time to get some gameplay done, look for some bugs.

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so far witches.live is the only fanatical purifier in the galaxy

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ah yes, the eternal art art of hours upon hours of bughunting and troubleshooting. This circus is the closest I'll ever get to actual hacking, so I better try to enjoy it.

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what is Stellaris but a series of text documents interwoven by code spaghetti

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what if I literally replaced all of the AI personalities with various fedifolk tropes, and all of their dialogue with actual assorted mastodon posts

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witches.live and playvicious.social have spawned next to each other 3 times in a row. this isn't hardcoded I swear

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it occurs to me that I really need to add some bitcoin nonsense and tech instances for it to really feel like the fediverse.

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alright I'm gonna take a small break from adding instances and their associated symbols to begin work on personalities and namelists

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I'm pleased to announce that all food has been replaced with teeth, effective immediately

I'm probably going to make the influence/food conversion into its own mod, and the emblems into its own mod and put them in a fediverse collection. That way people can choose to just play with a specific emblem from the fedi without necessarily also having to eat teeth

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@ItsMorgan @goat @dankwraith @ChaosSkeleton @anarchiv @Snorlaxation Hey, the fedi-stellaris emblems mod is up! any of you want to play a modded stellaris game sometime?

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does anybody have any ideas on what I should replace Energy Credits or any of the other resources with? We already have teeth as food, and clout as influence.

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I was tossing around the idea of changing Energy Credits to Bitcoins

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likewise we could change minerals and energy to boosts and favs? or maybe boosts and favs should be somewhere else

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not to get everybody too excited or anything, but I might be working on maybe making a couple of voice advisers for the Fediverse-Stellaris project

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small bug: forgot to change clout back to influence, and teeth back to food

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I have options with so far as namelists are concerned. The fedi has a bad case of scrapes happening, and I definitely don't want to be actually a perpetrator of that, however gathering up EVERYBODY'S consent for their @ to be included in the fediverse mod namelist might be difficult to do.

Option 1. Create fediverse-ish feeling themed namelists that only include users who have actually consented to be included in the mod, but filling in the rest using various online username generators. For instance, a Furry namelist with fursona names pulled from name generators or fursona name databases and wikis. Other potential themes might include Bots, Shitposters and so on.

Option 2. Create just a master namelist, filled with consenting usernames with very little filler, but have it so that the first name is a random user's @ and the last name is an instance domain.

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I'd like as many people taking this poll as possible so pls boost

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I'd like suggestions for namelist themes as well. Furry is definitely one. Maybe Leftist as a category? What's a "leftist" username even look like anyways? Techy could be a category, I could definitely come up with some tech-mastodon usernames.

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Option 2 is definitely less work but it requires greater cooperation on the part of well, everybody here. might be a while before I get a substantial namelist made.

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@starwall If there's a monetary currency (or maybe metals?) it should be renamed to Bitcoin so all the ancap instances will feel right at home.

(We haven't gotten around to playing Stellaris, so we don't know the stuff it has.)

@starwall @KitsuneAlicia that.... actually kind of makes sense considering the interchangeability of currency and planetary-industrial-scale amounts of electricity

@starwall when this is done it might be like the second mod i have ever downloaded

@starwall @dankwraith @goat @ChaosSkeleton @anarchiv @Snorlaxation i think you n i are on similar timezones?? im usually awake from 5 pm to 8 am. uh, my timezone is around -4

@dankwraith @ItsMorgan yeah I usually go to bed at 9 a.m. EST and wake up at 6 p.m. EST

@jordyd @dankwraith @ItsMorgan I lived like this before the quarantine and I can't seem to adjust back to a diurnal lifestyle

@dankwraith @starwall what can i say. i already had a hard time sleeping on time when there wasnt a quarintine

@starwall sorry starwall, but you said the words that will negate the first part of what you said. :3

@starwall Leftist names? We've got a PosadistPrincess here on radtown, you could use that as a template, so [SURNAME]ist[NOUN/ADJECTIVE/ADVERB], like idk MarxistMuppet etc?
You probably need a memer/shitposter theme too, like SiddonMyHog and QueefTeeth or sth.

@Ephaemera @anarchiv ...I need to start a github where people can just dogpile on hundreds more of these excellent contributions

@starwall at this point I'm surprised you're still nowhere near realising you might haven bitten off more than you can chew with this mod
@Ephaemera

@anarchiv @Ephaemera I will never accept that is the case, not while I still have no job at least

@starwall @anarchiv Crowdsource the awkward thonky bits... I might finally learn how to make a pull request.
Also, codeberg would be cool

@starwall boosts and favs are administrative capacity and empire sprawl

@starwall that is my feeling too. nonetheless, neat project, rooting for you :blobcatbox:

@starwall on the topic of small terminology changes, when it comes to ethics I think Xenophile/phobe fit well enough to remain, but Spiritualist/Materialist could be changed to Shitpost/Praxis and Militarist/Pacifist to Drama/Chill. Could change the remaining axis to complete the set, though I'd really like to keep Xenophile in particular because it's such a good descriptor for furry servers

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