Time Period for SDN World 3

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Which time period do you prefer?

Late Interbellum Period (1930-35)
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28%
Early Interbellum Period (1920-29)
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47%
WWI/Pre-WWI Period (1910)
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19%
Turn of the Century (1900)
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6%
Late Victorian Period (1880-1900)
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Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Steve » 2009-10-08 10:02pm

Okay, five options, though only three of them have been heavily discussed.

Please post to confirm you've voted.

(Note that this counts as my vote post.)
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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby RogueIce » 2009-10-08 10:08pm

Late Interbellum Period (1930-35), as that's what I'm most familiar with given the options.
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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Master_Baerne » 2009-10-08 11:02pm

I'm for Early Interbellum, because I really, really don't want nukes involved in this game.
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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Mr Bean » 2009-10-08 11:09pm

Master_Baerne wrote:I'm for Early Interbellum, because I really, really don't want nukes involved in this game.

Turn of the Century because I really, really really don't want nukes involved in this game.

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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Shinn Langley Soryu » 2009-10-08 11:21pm

Late interbellum, because there won't be a Manhattan Project to spur the development of nukes, so there's no need to worry about those.
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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Beowulf » 2009-10-08 11:22pm

I had an idea that any character who even thinks of making a nuclear weapon has his head explode in a rather messy fashion, courtesy of Q.
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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Master_Baerne » 2009-10-08 11:32pm

Beowulf wrote:I had an idea that any character who even thinks of making a nuclear weapon has his head explode in a rather messy fashion, courtesy of Q.


I like this plan, though it might be a bit hard to explain. :D
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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Raj Ahten » 2009-10-08 11:34pm

I voted for 1910, primarily for storytelling purposes. If we end up having a WWI type event it can spur technological growth in a similar fashion.

Honestly I expect a lot of instability at the start of the game simply because people will now be role playing all the nations instead of them being static.

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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Ryan Thunder » 2009-10-09 12:13am

The Late Victorian sounds interesting, but it'd be kind of slow, so I voted for turn of the century.
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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Bluewolf » 2009-10-09 02:22am

Late Interbellum Period for me. Though I don't mind other dates.

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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby DarthShady » 2009-10-09 04:13am

Late Interbellum Period (1930-35). Oh and I'll second the whole no nukes thing, at least not at the start.

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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Thanas » 2009-10-09 05:37am

1910. If I play as Germany or Spain, I'd rather play at a time when the nations were not full-on crazy yet.
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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Lonestar » 2009-10-09 07:35am

Early Interbellum. Maximum Battleships ahoy!

More seriously, I think later Interbellum is inviting "massive bombardment of cities" waaaaaay too early.
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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Zor » 2009-10-09 08:51am

How about a somewhat anacronistic time period with a few things being more advanced than others (say general 1930s tech with nuclear physics being set back a decade with a few feilds accelerated in development). Hell, doing such as illiminating the WNT would change the face of warfare considerably.

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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Ryan Thunder » 2009-10-09 08:55am

Well, alternatively, our scientists could all be hippies (:P) and conscentiously object to developing nuclear weapons for us.
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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Fingolfin_Noldor » 2009-10-09 09:08am

I decided that I couldn't live without computers. 1930-35.

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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Steve » 2009-10-09 01:46pm

Thanas wrote:1910. If I play as Germany or Spain, I'd rather play at a time when the nations were not full-on crazy yet.


Well, you'd have complete freedom to determine how your country is structured and is behaving. If you decided to play Spain you wouldn't have to have a fracturing society on the eve of civil war.
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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Steve » 2009-10-09 02:13pm

I also want to add that nuclear weapons can be held off indefinitely by player agreement and mod oversight. It takes a lot of effort to simply get a project going, massive funding and everything, and if you're not on the right track the only thing you'll get out of it will be nuclear reactors for energy. And even that will probably take us until the 1950s.
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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Thanas » 2009-10-09 02:37pm

Steve wrote:
Thanas wrote:1910. If I play as Germany or Spain, I'd rather play at a time when the nations were not full-on crazy yet.


Well, you'd have complete freedom to determine how your country is structured and is behaving. If you decided to play Spain you wouldn't have to have a fracturing society on the eve of civil war.


Yeah, sorry if I gave the impression I did not know that. But I still would prefer to stick close to the original players so I can have an easier time designing my nation.
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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Bluewolf » 2009-10-09 04:59pm

Changed my mind and I have switched my vote from Late to Early to reflect this.

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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby Beowulf » 2009-10-09 05:11pm

Steve wrote:I also want to add that nuclear weapons can be held off indefinitely by player agreement and mod oversight. It takes a lot of effort to simply get a project going, massive funding and everything, and if you're not on the right track the only thing you'll get out of it will be nuclear reactors for energy. And even that will probably take us until the 1950s.


As I said: thinking about nuclear weapons cause your head to explode. :D
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Postby Czechmate » 2009-10-09 05:29pm

I voted 1910, because that's as far back as we can go without my having to change anything. ;)
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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby CmdrWilkens » 2009-10-09 06:36pm

I voted for 1910, I think it gives us the maximum leeway in terms of both modern warfare as we are starting to understand it (division based battles with repeating rifles are the norm) along with some colonialism (the German conquests of the turn of the century), and a lot of room for tech to develop (Dreadnoughts just came in to play 4 years ago and the airplane not much before that).

It would allow us to create an awesome colonial or medieval past while still drawing on recent enough knowledge about tactics, technology, and sociology to play believably.
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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby K. A. Pital » 2009-10-10 02:04am

Early interbellum. Gives plenty of time to develop and can make the game a very long-lasting hobby without bumping into nukes straightaway. That's nice :)
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Re: Time Period for SDN World 3

Postby KlavoHunter » 2009-10-10 06:28pm

1930, Late Interbellum. We get to use the earliest iterations of the things that would be used in WW1.

Though I also like the idea of a 1910 game.
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