Gandhi has been historically the most aggressive character in Civilization due to an original bug in the first game that caused him to go all-out once he reaches democracy. They just kept the thing going ever since.
To further explain this bug, because I was chatting with mothmonarch about Civilization and other strategy games last night and I never got around to explaining this fully, but I love this story:
Gandhi’s AI in the original game had its aggression set to the absolute minimum (0 on a scale of 0 to 10, I believe, I may have this wrong but the basic idea I’m about to explain is accurate, as far as I can tell). Adopting democracy lowers an AI civ’s aggression by 2 points, so when someone who is fully peaceful loses two points of aggression, they should still be nice and polite, right?
Except this is an old DOS game, and so computer math is in place. What actually happened was that Gandhi’s aggression level ticked backwards two steps, from 0 to 255. On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.
And that’s the story as I recall it, but again I may have gotten some details wrong, so feel free to correct me! After that, as the original poster said, the devs loved the bug so much that they just kept it in as a running joke!
Can I just say, idk what the fuck seal this is but if you are diving DO NOT PUT YOUR HAND NEAR A SEAL MOUTH, THEY HAVE SHARP TEETH AND WILL BITE YOU.
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Periods, you no longer impress me. I am bleeding from my nethers, WHATEVER. Try something new, uterus. You make chocolate pudding instead of blood, then we’ll talk.
This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen
yeah this is actually how it goes
Every couple months, this comic has a renaissance on tumblr and I think by this point, in the year since I’ve made it, I’ve learned about every period every tumblr user has ever had.
There nothing better than period comics
this is incredible
I THOUGHT IT WAS A CANVAS PAINTING
this was too amazing not to reblog
WELL THAT WAS UNEXPECTED. woah.