this will be the highest effort shitpost of my entire fediverse career
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.
Space has never been so... federated
so far I've got
- a mastodon logo for .social
- a snout (for snouts.online)
- the yiff.life hex
- the goat of hellsite.site
- the radtown
- pawprint for whomst.dog
- selontheweb as representative symbol of godforsaken.website
- a mate gourd for myasstodon
- an efdn.club logo
I need more symbols! @ me a symbol if your instance isn't yet represented and I'll get it in there
emojis work well for this, so if your instance has an emoji you think represents it, do @ me it
have I been given too much power? have I gone too far?
note to self: change the language file such that the "Leave Federation" button says "Defederate" instead
can't really think of any traits for mastodon.socialites besides repugnant.
I take that back. I went for Fleeting, Nomadic, and Rapid Breeders
this is too much fun
if I had a dataset of fursona names I could make a namelist
If I was REALLY talented, I could make Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit into respective endgame crisis
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.
it would be too easy to make a jamelist (jorts namelist)
no sleep. only posting.
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.
it may not look like it, but this is 12 hours of labor. phew.
some more eyecandy for y'all
Jlanet (Jort Planet)
alright. It's testing time.
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.
so far witches.live is the only fanatical purifier in the galaxy
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.
I think I've found the bug
what is Stellaris but a series of text documents interwoven by code spaghetti
what if I literally replaced all of the AI personalities with various fedifolk tropes, and all of their dialogue with actual assorted mastodon posts
witches.live and playvicious.social have spawned next to each other 3 times in a row. this isn't hardcoded I swear
It breathes! It LIVES!
can we just take a moment to appreciate how epic playvicious's banner is?
it occurs to me that I really need to add some bitcoin nonsense and tech instances for it to really feel like the fediverse.
oh, it is beautiful.
alright I'm gonna take a small break from adding instances and their associated symbols to begin work on personalities and namelists
note to self: rename Influence to Clout
I'm pleased to announce that all food has been replaced with teeth, effective immediately
c l o u t
It's up!!! (Just the emblems for now, other stuff later) Go download it!
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.
I was tossing around the idea of changing Energy Credits to Bitcoins
likewise we could change minerals and energy to boosts and favs? or maybe boosts and favs should be somewhere else
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
small bug: forgot to change clout back to influence, and teeth back to food
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.
I'd like as many people taking this poll as possible so pls boost
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.
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.
The second mod in the Fediverse series is now live and compatible with the first one. This changes food into teeth, influence into clout, and a lot of federation related diplomacy options into more fediverse-related lingo. Catch it here! https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2065481800
@ItsMorgan holy shit you are literally nocturnal
@ItsMorgan yeah we're on the same wavelength then
@starwall notification sounds
@starwall sorry starwall, but you said the words that will negate the first part of what you said. :3
@starwall welp you've officially made me too excited
@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.
@starwall boosts and favs are administrative capacity and empire sprawl
@starwall that is my feeling too. nonetheless, neat project, rooting for you
@starwall Rename political influence "Clout"
@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
@starwall You seek the wrath of the fediverse
@starwall i always thought of them as block chain tracked barrels of star-stuff, shipped around just like oil. btc aint far off from that.
@starwall Did cybre.space get represented, by chance?
@witchfynder_finder Not yet but I plan on making more updates as I add more emblems. The cybre.space logo is going to be difficult to make since I can't seem to find any high res versions, and they all heavily rely on color which is inherently not going to be in a stellaris emblem.
@starwall Totally fair. You could maybe get away with doing a hexagon with a second, smaller hexagon outlined inside it? I'm totally just spitballing here, I have no idea what actually goes into making one of the emblems.
@starwall Oh! I just randomly found the sticker shop that chr has, which has stickers of our emblem! Maybe they'll be good enough pics for you to work off?
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