Was the first post deleted by a mod or something? I thought it would be interesting to talk about the real vlad. qq.
Anyway I'm not a history buff, nor am I Romanian. however I do know that your general every day Romanian think of him as something of great man. Apparently he had corrupt vassels that were really only kept in line by his dominating presence and/or charisma, and Romanians think he protected them from the Ottoman empire, whom after Vlad, succeeded in enslaving Romania. Then after they were finally free, they ended up getting a communist Tyrant, and they finally overthrew him, and now they are still stuck in bad sorts due to the European Union seemingly making it really hard for poor countries to prosper (like Greece for example).
Poor Romania can't catch a break. Vlad on the other hand, is probably their only historical great figure that actually benefited them. Though his reputation is terrible, as far as I know, he never actually invaded anyone or conquered anyone, so... Was he actually a bad guy? History is written by the winners, and Romania hasn't won anything for a very long time.
Post by 1st Grandmaster, Warlord Ikai. on Jun 2, 2018 7:30:42 GMT -6
Vlad Tepes is a celebrated hero in Romania. Harsh ruler, but he had to be, unless his homeland and the entire Europe would be undone by Ottoman savages. Belonged to a European Knighthood Order, "The Order of the Dragon", found by emperor Sigismund; a European alliance and warfront, against the Turks.
He fought like a strategic mastermind, with guerrilla and terror tactics, overpowering vast armies against impossible odds. Instead of gratitude, or even aid however, his very own allies, the europeans, sold him off to the Turks, at the end of his short reign and used/influenced his own brother, Radu, to overthrow him, as well as corrupt and displeased local nobles (whom he used to "cull" regularly).
He was a just monarch, during the reign of which, all crimes were severely punished and people stayed off illegal activities, out of fear and respect (legend of the golden cup, etc). A real patriot, war hero, social reformist and ultimately, victim to the very same people he tried to protect. Honestly, europe today hasn't changed much; on the contrary, it brings in the enemies all by itself. And today we don't have war heroes, or patriots, only cowards, sell-outs and turn-coats, alas.
He inspired Bram Stocker for that book, countless movies, as well as part of the lore of the pen and paper game, Vampire the Masquerade (in the latter, he is a Tzimisce elder). Today in the occult scene, even "Order of the Dragon" exists, but it has nothing to do with the Knightly Order of old, disbanded eons ago. Maybe relative with "Ordo Draconis" or "novus Ordo Draconis" or "Ordo Draconis et etri Adamantis".
P.S. His corpse was never found. Mostly, this mishap is the beginning of the superstition and fairy tales... That and, always remember to consult an occultist, whenever "villains" are involved. Figures like Rasputin, Vlad Dracula, Gilles de Rais and others, didn't have a dark side only and history should remember them for many more things, other than those widely available to the modern public.
Scars Unseen: There's no reason to choose. Both can be true.
Jun 20, 2018 10:49:27 GMT -6
RichterB: Was there some hit detection problems with the original 2016 demo? My PC's running the framerate with a bit of lag, but even so, there are spots where, with the long sword equipped, my strikes do no connect with the enemy. Feet attacks seem fine, though.
Jun 20, 2018 17:28:14 GMT -6
XombieMike: New rule added
Jun 20, 2018 20:11:15 GMT -6
Astaroth: that include retro emulators?
Jun 20, 2018 20:19:05 GMT -6
Scars Unseen: If the piracy thing at the bottom is the new rule, then I would assume the standard "talk of emulation is okay; talk about acquiring roms is not" would apply. Emulation is completely legal so long as the game data is legally obtained.
Jun 20, 2018 20:50:20 GMT -6
Scars Unseen: I don't think GOG lets you set up pages as far out from release as we are. Steam's kind of an unregulated cesspool, so it's not surprising that you can set up a page there with no actual release date.
Jun 21, 2018 0:44:10 GMT -6
Scars Unseen: Just checked GOG. Yeah, I don't think you can even put up a page until you start taking pre-orders.
Jun 21, 2018 0:47:48 GMT -6
Scars Unseen: We don't even have a release date yet. A bit early to be worrying about that.
Jun 21, 2018 7:26:00 GMT -6
Astaroth: well bloodstained has a demo on steam and that may be the reason it has a listing in the first place, also some of the dev comments on the page are funny like TBD - Don't use a potato PC and you'll be fine.
Jun 21, 2018 8:55:55 GMT -6
Astaroth: also i dont think some of the screenshots where released elsewhere
Jun 21, 2018 8:58:11 GMT -6
Autumn: Gosh, I love jokes like that. I'm reminded of the System Requirements section on UNDERTALE Soundtrack's Steam page.
Jun 21, 2018 9:03:40 GMT -6
Redogan: We need the codes to drop....soon.
Jun 21, 2018 9:16:15 GMT -6