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Post by BallWin » 2007-04-15, 20:04

To all appearances, many Z-fans on this forum comes from Germany and Russia... In these countries love Z more, than in others? Or their fans are most active?
Нighly amusing fact :)
How it is possible to explain it?
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Post by Tanel K » 2007-04-15, 20:35

Russia is so big it's logical that a great deal of fans are from there :>
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Post by XStrategy » 2007-04-15, 21:05

Russia is so big it's logical that a great deal of fans are from there :>
Russia is big only in territory, but not population. We have only 140 Mln people here...
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Post by BallWin » 2007-04-15, 22:06

Tanel K wrote:Russia is so big it's logical that a great deal of fans are from there :>
If that's the case we would see of the fans from China and India :)

Another facts:
- Z95 is made in Germany
- The modern game, where the principles Z are used, is made in Russia ("Space Rangers 2" - http://www.spacerangers2.com/ USA pablisher). Even in videorollers there it is possible to see banks with "rocket fuel"! But the similarity can be noticed only in war of robots on a surface of planets.
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Post by CHYROS » 2007-04-15, 23:56

Simple. In some countries Z was focused on more in commerce. I imagine Z being replaced within a few weeks by other games in the US; in other countries, they linger more.

It lingered in Germany, Russia and the Netherlands :) (two years ago I actually found Z95 in stores (in the three-euro basket)). I imagine it hardly reached as far as Asia; I believe we have but one Chinese member here, AFAIK.

And of course, some countries have more taste than others :lol: :lol:
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Post by buman » 2007-04-16, 21:08

CHYROS wrote:And of course, some countries have more taste than others :lol: :lol:
Damn right , mr.cheese (don?t get me wrong , I love cheese :cheers: )

And another point about Germany and Russia is that since our former leaders killed millions of innocent people we learned from our mistakes so that now we are just the best people in the world.
And on the other side , Z is the best game in the world.
That?s why we like to play it ... :rofl:


...oh man I think I hit a really unserious day today :mrgreen:
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Post by RavenTS » 2007-04-17, 23:36

Sorry buman, but joking about WWI and WWII and all the things happening in those times is in my opinion not very funny...
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Post by XStrategy » 2007-04-18, 17:53

As for me I don't like all WWII games at all. I don't see any fun killing a lot of germans in these games. I also don't like games like Red Alert - Russias VS USA and so on :(

I thinks games must be neutral, "off-nation", for example like Z - about robots, about fantasy, etc, not real countries...
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Post by CHYROS » 2007-04-18, 18:53

back on topic, people. For world war discussions, take this to the "miscellaneous" forum.
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Post by buman » 2007-04-18, 23:58

CHYROS wrote:back on topic, people. For world war discussions, take this to the "miscellaneous" forum.
Yeah but I cannot just let this misunderstanding be:
I did not make fun of killing people! And learning from mistakes (that I did not even make myself) isn?t a bad thing , is it?

@Topic:
Maybe it?s just that different countries prefer different games, like the german game "Gothic" which the germans see as one of the greatest games ever , but in other countries it was a flop.
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Post by nigel1985 » 2007-04-19, 04:45

I'm waitin' right there for "Z3",maybe only a dream...
My first pc game(1996),I love this game...
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Post by barkmann » 2007-08-18, 04:10

I'm from Australia, bought Z when it first came out. Love the dev work that's going on at the moment, keep it up!

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Post by cenobite321 » 2007-08-18, 07:43

I'm from Mexico and my father bought me Z when I was like 8 or 9 years old. It was my first strategy game after 3 or 4 FPS games (It was the time of the ol' Doom, Heretic and Duke Nukem)

It's funny, Z was not only a game that introduced me to the Strategy genre, but also a game that introduced me to the curse words, you know... with the videos. Worst part is that I imitated the dialogue of the videos in front of my parents who were not really happy when I said the s*** word (in Spanish mierda) or the a** word (in Spanish culo).

:oops:

But still, Z is for me the best Strategy game ever created :shake:
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Post by Carrera » 2007-08-20, 14:29

I'm an American who's lived over 13 years in Europe, mostly in Germany.
Germans can hold the line with Americans when it comes to love fo Sci-fi and Fantasy things, with the exception that they don#t go to a public toilet in a Stormtrooper outfit as often. Don't get me started on German Star Trek fans...

In fact, the classic Battletech series was bought out by a German company after FASA died out.

They also have a great home.grown Scif-fi series called Perry Rhodan.

Strategy game-wise they are also the driving force behind the Earth series (2140, 2150, 2160...) Like Z, teh Earth series play totally differently than the StarCraft type of RTS. Not better, just different.

Germans love long-term thinking and have the reputation of being slow to make decisions. These are just slightly misguided stereotypes really.. :-)
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Post by RavenTS » 2007-08-20, 15:51

Carrera wrote:...
They also have a great home.grown Scif-fi series called Perry Rhodan...
A much more common Sci-Fi-classic is the Dune-Saga by Frank Herbert ;)
Strategy game-wise they are also the driving force behind the Earth series (2140, 2150, 2160...) ...
Not exactly. Earth-Series is developed in Poland and only the publisher was from Germany... ;)

But yeah, Im also a great SciFi fan, probably also because germans are often said to be very technic-related (cars, computers,...) :shake:
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