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    Symbasileus ton Rhomaioktonon Member Maion Maroneios's Avatar
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    Default Which faction do you hate the most?

    Chairete! Just wanted to find out which faction you EB members hate the most, and why.

    Mine would be the Romani. I don't know, I'm just a Roman-hater. Cheap copy-cats of Greek culture and overly-proud of their legions. Plus they smell like fish

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    To play, it would probably be the Ptolies. There's just no excitment or future in them for me. I also rarely play barbarian factions. Not a fan. Dont hit me...
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    Default Re: Which faction do you hate the most?

    I see. To be more specific, I mean which faction does make you mad and gives you a motive to sack their capital with your faction?

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    Default Re: Which faction do you hate the most?

    Ptolemaioi.

    In most of my campaigns, these guys just destroy everything and become a superpower with infinite money supply. Really hate them (hated Vanilla Egypt even more though). In my current Sweboz campaign they have already killed off two of my allies and are close to finishing off AS and Baktria. Now I am planning to destroy them and raze every single one of their cities.

    Second choice would be Romani, for the same reasons, plus Legionaries are a royal pain in the a** to fight against. And of course Eleutheroi.
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    Default Re: Which faction do you hate the most?

    Clearly the Ptolies. Just can't stand the yellow death, ruined several campaigns by beeing boring
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    Default Re: Which faction do you hate the most?

    Rome's easier to control with their spamming, because you simply need to transport Ptolemaios Aiakides' army to Italy right at the beginning, and that usually keeps Rome, Epirus and Makedonia/KH alive and exciting until around 230BC every time for me.

    Ptole's always take Antioch, and once they have the AS never come back from that. And I hate it when Haiasdan move into steps, or the KH/Getail go on a rampage through north eastern Europe and into Russia. And when Lusotannians take over the lower half of Gaul and move into Italy. So I suppose interfering in one factions natural expansion just makes other factions' expansions more annoying.
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    Romani, they are the worst. They always break their peace treaties and they are, how Maion already said, just a cheap copy of Greek culture. Also they take away many unit slots. Come on, everybody knows that they were annihilated by KH around 240 B.C., so why give them so many reforms that never took place. And by the way, I hate the color red...really I HATE it.

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    Default Re: AW: Which faction do you hate the most?

    None.

    But that doesn't seem to be an option...
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    Roman pigs. I always enjoy razing this malodorous agglutination of cheap mudhouses (Rome if somebody dony understand what I mean).
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    Default Re: Which faction do you hate the most?

    At this point it would probably be the Aedui, the buggers recently backstabbed me in my Casse campaign
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    Default Re: Which faction do you hate the most?

    I have to agree on Ptolies, sadly. I enjoy them as a faction and playing them, though. It's just that they become so uberpowerful most of the time. Luckily in my current Epeiros campaign the Seleukids kicked their butt big-time!

    Romani are okay. At least they put up a fight worthy of mighty Pyrrhus!
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    Default Re: Which faction do you hate the most?

    Sauromatae.

    However, it is not their fault - it's just that it takes far too long to build up MICs as KH on the Krim peninsula (Bosphoran heavy archers) to be able to fight them properly and taking their settlements sucks too because of KH's infantry-related slow movement...
    So as soon as I start campaigning around the Pontos Euxeinos, they become a real pain, having exactly the unit roster you need to effectively counter KH's infantry superiority.

    Second place would be AS because of obvious full-stack spam in Mikra Asia.

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    Default Re: Which faction do you hate the most?

    I hate Epeiros: they attacked me in my Pahlava campaign as soon as I captured all Asia Minor. Phalanxes again



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    Default Re: Which faction do you hate the most?

    Heavily depends on which faction I'm playing. There is no faction that I hate as a principle, not even the Romans In fact, the character which I made for your interactive AAR, Maion, was designed to oppose any anti-roman aggression (seemed promising, considering all the Romaioi-haters around)...

    While a game is going I tend to get a certain degree of animosity against factions that just don't stop coming. Recently I consecutively played campaigns with Ptolemaioi, Hayasdan, Pahlava, Pontos and Baktria. Should be quite easy to guess who the unbidden guest was in those games

    Edit: My long-term-guess for the leading positions in this poll is: Romani - Ptolemaioi - Arche Seleukeia

    Edit 2: Haha, it's already quite clear
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    Default Re: AW: Which faction do you hate the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mediolanicus View Post
    None.

    But that doesn't seem to be an option...
    Doesn't have to be, just don't vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Lysimachos View Post
    Heavily depends on which faction I'm playing. There is no faction that I hate as a principle, not even the Romans In fact, the character which I made for your interactive AAR, Maion, was designed to oppose any anti-roman aggression (seemed promising, considering all the Romaioi-haters around)...
    I see, though he would have managed nothing, Rômê had to fall Anyway, I have even created a Rômaioi-haters group. So this will spread and soon we will go as far as demand to take them out as a faction completely and turn them into worthless slaves that they are

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maion Maroneios View Post
    I see, though he would have managed nothing, Rômê had to fall
    I'm aware of that, but it would have been good stuff for heated discussions about on the one side the value of co-operation and on the other the general worthlessness of a Roman as such
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    Default Re: AW: Which faction do you hate the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maion Maroneios View Post
    Doesn't have to be, just don't vote


    I see, though he would have managed nothing, Rômê had to fall:evil4: Anyway, I have even created a Rômaioi-haters group. So this will spread and soon we will go as far as demand to take them out as a faction completely and turn them into worthless slaves that they are

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    I can only say Roma Victoria... The greatest of all civilizations

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    Default AW: Which faction do you hate the most?

    Turn Romani into Eleutheroi would be a great idea. We could add a more important faction instead, like Pergamon, Massalia or Syrakousai. Or just add some new Phalangitai and Hoplitai units.

    I think all factions that expand too much and destroy other factions are bad. I like it if there are many factions around.
    Ceterum censeo Romam esse delendam.
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    Default Re: AW: Which faction do you hate the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucio Domicio Aureliano View Post
    I can only say Roma Victoria... The greatest of all civilizations
    Blasphemer!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zett View Post
    Turn Romani into Eleutheroi would be a great idea. We could add a more important faction instead, like Pergamon, Massalia or Syrakousai. Or just add some new Phalangitai and Hoplitai units.

    I think all factions that expand too much and destroy other factions are bad. I like it if there are many factions around.
    Ceterum censeo Romam esse delendam.
    Exactly, though I don't know what that last bit meant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zett View Post
    Turn Romani into Eleutheroi would be a great idea. We could add a more important faction instead, like Pergamon, Massalia or Syrakousai. Or just add some new Phalangitai and Hoplitai units.

    I think all factions that expand too much and destroy other factions are bad, i like it if there are many factions around.
    Ceterum censeo Romam esse delendam.
    Well, it´s the burden of the great to be hated while many have compassion upon the weakling.

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    Default AW: Re: AW: Which faction do you hate the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maion Maroneios View Post

    Exactly, though I don't know what that last bit meant

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    From Cato the Elder, who ended all of his speeches, no matter what subject he had discussed, with 'ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam' : for the rest, I am of the opinion that Carthage is to be destroyed.

    I just switched Carthage with Rome.

    (We have to us Latin so that the barbaroi can understand us)


    And about the poll...looks like the Ptolemaioi are also hated by many people.
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    It would have to be the Romans... a tad hypocritical of me since I come from a technically Romanized culture, but **** 'em. Hellenism should rule the world.

    I mean... what have the Romans ever done for us?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc7H...e=channel_page

    Oh, and Zett... nice twist!
    Say Maion, how would you say that in (Ancient) Greek? You could make it the motto of your Romanoi-haters :p
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    To settle the deal between Romans and Greeks once and for all... both Italy and Greece are in deep s*** at the moment. Do you really think who had the biggest spear in antiquity makes any difference?

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    Default Re: Which faction do you hate the most?

    I used to really hate the Ptolies and the a lesser extent, the Seleukids.

    I played a Sweboz campaign (back in 1.1) where I got revenge for all my Saba and Hayasdan campaigns by rampaging through the middle east. (A stack of Family members, clubmen, and horse archers going through Aremenia and Georgia, to Babylon, Isreal, and finally Egypt.) I made tons of money enslaving huge cities and demolishing every building I could.

    Afterwords, I didn't feel so angry anymore.

    I'm considering voting for the Rebels because of the terrifying armies in eastern Europe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zett View Post
    From Cato the Elder, who ended all of his speeches, no matter what subject he had discussed, with 'ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam' : for the rest, I am of the opinion that Carthage is to be destroyed.

    I just switched Carthage with Rome.

    (We have to us Latin so that the barbaroi can understand us)


    And about the poll...looks like the Ptolemaioi are also hated by many people.
    I see, good that;s exactly what I wanted to hear

    Quote Originally Posted by Burebista View Post
    It would have to be the Romans... a tad hypocritical of me since I come from a technically Romanized culture, but **** 'em. Hellenism should rule the world.

    I mean... what have the Romans ever done for us?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc7H...e=channel_page

    Oh, and Zett... nice twist!
    Say Maion, how would you say that in (Ancient) Greek? You could make it the motto of your Romanoi-haters :p
    I'll try to cook up a translation for this one

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    Default Re: Which faction do you hate the most?

    If I'm any faction near to rome, I immediately spend all my beginning resources to crush the Romans before they get powerful.

    I hate the Romans. They're joy-killers. They take that fun out fighting different factions by turning Gaul into a red mess. They're no fun at all.

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    Saka is an absolute pain for my Baktrians. With Romani, I beat everybody so badly that I actually feel sorry for them
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    [QUOTE=Maion Maroneios;2129055]Blasphemer!!!


    Your Blasphemer!!! is the same of the inquisiton age. Meaning, he who speaks the truth.
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    Default Re: AW: Which faction do you hate the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucio Domicio Aureliano View Post
    BTW, your interactve AAR is very well done. Congrats
    Thanks man

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    Default Re: Which faction do you hate the most?

    There is no faction that I hate, but my least favourite would be the Romani. Playing as Makedon, I had to deal with stack after stack of Triarii and Pedites Extraordinarii, a rather painful process. Likewise, as Makedon the Arche Seleukia are infuriating as they spam endless elite stacks. So painful was this experience that I've started a campaign as the AS and am relishing getting my hands on the Thorakitai Agmetos Basilikou!

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