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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 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

Show thread and 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

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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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Update!! Version 1.1 of the Fediverse Emblems mod is now. It is updated for use with Stellaris 2.7, and has had several instance emblems added. Additionally, the emblems are now split up into two groups, for ease of selection.

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the very INSTANT the necroids pack comes out I am making a resurrected empire

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speaking the words out loud: "mastodon-stellaris ethics wheel" feels like casting an eldritch spell, it curls the air in an unholy way

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if I add new ones, it would likely compete with less mods, however it will be far more work to figure out and do. If I'm just replacing existing ones, it'll probably be far easier.

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if I continue down the path of replacing the ethics wheel, only pain will await me in the days to come

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how in the world will I represent earnestposting vs shitposting

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Tankie <---> Anarchism (authoritarian/egalitarian)

Horny <---> Chaste (xenophile/xenophobe)

Irony <---> Uwu (militarism/pacifism)

Theory <---> Techy (spiritualist/materialist)

Themed (gestalt consciousness)

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maybe I should replace energy credits and minerals with favs and boosts

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should it be Ironic/Uwu, or Shitposter/Uwu, or Toxic/Uwu? :BoostOK:

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@starwall just had he thought that by the time you finish this mod, all he instances it mentions could be long since dead.

@starwall smiley face vs smiley face with the groucho glasses/nose/mustache combo

@starwall horny/theory??? my original thought was theory/mysticism but several accounts i know mix those up

@ItsMorgan a great replacement for the spiritualist vs materialist dichotomy

@starwall @ItsMorgan discourse/comfy as a replacement for militarist/pacifist


@esvrld @ItsMorgan @starwall I mean, if you're into enforced chastity, then horny/chaste is frustratingly the same thing.

@lemoncarrots @starwall seconding this

it's the clearest dichotomy after ironic(or shitpost)/earnest

@starseeker @starwall for a brief moment i thought "faves" were a resource in the canon game and the proposal was to replace them with eye contact

@starwall i think favs = energy and boosts = minerals

@starwall ...what are you going to do with now?

@starwall energy is favs, boosts is minerals. uhhh replies are alloy? 🤔

@starwall i mean this in the absolute most kindest way possible but i think this is proof that games cant be art

@starwall trained workers are Mods and ruler caste is Admins

@goat @starwall rulers are mods and specialists are big posters

@starwall @esvrld fediverse drama events where your rulers get cancelled and you can like, do something to fix the damage, kill them or like, ignore it.

@starwall @esvrld precursor / archeological events that are old instances

@goat @esvrld I've already replaced many of the precursor event chain references to many dead instances, but no spoilers though! :blobcatbreadpeek:

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