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ahowl11

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Introduce Yourself!
« on: January 15, 2014, 11:50:32 PM »
With a few new members joining I thought I would make this thread so everyone can introduce themselves to each other and we can form a bit of a community :)

I am ahowl11, I have been modding since the summer of 2011. I have had my ups and downs in the modding world but both have taught me a lot about how to be successful making a mod. I am passionate about the era from Alexander to the reign of Trajan, although I'm sure I could develop interest for the Greek Age or Fall of Rome. I can do just about everything when it comes to modding here is a little something that could describe my modding ability:

Coding/Text Editing - Above Average
3d modeling - Average
2d art - Below Average
Mapping - Below Average
Scripting - Below Average

I mainly implement things from other mods, of course with permission and if someone of expertise is available I usually hope that they can help me with more advanced things such as advanced coding (dealing with buildings/items), making new units (I can mix/match and make UIs), or mapping (it's a hassle for an impatient person such as myself) and scripting (I really have no clue what to do). In the past I have been successful. As long things are organized and goals are set in place, progress should always be moving forward regardless of speed.

In real life, I am a student living in the USA. I am studying Communications and Management. I also have a job. I have a passion for sports, music, and of course modding.

I'm anxious to start working with you all. Welcome to exilian and the RTR Project! :)
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 12:09:19 AM »
I may as well join in  :P

I'm Jubal, I founded this forum and am currently its content director, I've been modding Rome TW since early 2007. I'm British and a second year history student at Cambridge, I bounce around a lot in terms of historical interests but I'm probably mostly a medievalist with particularly Byzantines, ancient Carthage, and demographic/economic history as points of specialism. I'm a big fantasy geek as well, I do a lot of writing/designing worlds and currently run the Cambridge Tolkien Society. :P

In terms of modding I'm a text editor, mapper and 2d artist - I'm a fairly proficient writer and proof reader, can code fine, my artwork is less good but still generally acceptable. Modding credits for RTW are team leading Warhammer, Narnia, and A Game of Colleges, a couple of minimods like Cities Alive, and helping and advising other teams.  :)
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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 03:17:36 AM »
How fitting that my first post should also be a self-introductory post. ;) Thanks, ahowl, for including me in this project. I'm from Ontario, Canada, and my passions include creative writing and history (I went to school for the former, and a bit of the latter). My interests are pretty wide ranging, so I'll just say that I'm most at home in European ancient-to-medieval timeframe with a healthy dose of early modern and nineteenth century. So, yeah. Like Jubal, I've long been interested in the Byzantines. I've also been an avid Total War player from the early days. Rome Total Realism 6 was my first experience with a mod, so I'm thrilled to have a part in the making of this latest incarnation, even if it's only a small part. My strengths are mostly in the text-editing and research departments, but I'd like to learn some basic coding and/or scripting. I'll also hopefully contribute an AAR or two as the game evolves.  :)
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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014, 05:19:55 AM »
Hello All, I'm b257, I am an acquaintance of ahowl from TWC and have been beta testing this mod since it was first introduced. My Modding skills are non existent but I am trying my hardest to learn how, though my poor vision makes reading script difficult :P

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014, 01:49:55 PM »
b257: are you short-sighted or long-sighted? And what sort of text editor are you using? There must be editors available where you can blow the text up a bit bigger...

Cyprian: Welcome to the Exilian, make yourself at home etc :)
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 04:31:52 PM »
Hello, I am Fëanáro, and I have been invited here by ahowl from Total War Center. I am from Greece, and dwell in the city of Pireaus.

I joined mostly because of my love for pre-modern History (I myself "specialize" in the history of the Eastern Roman Empire). I have always been a stickler for historical accuracy and realism which attracts me to this kind of mod. I do not have any skills with modding, but I can always serve as a tester. However, I happen to have some experience with mods due to my position as manager for the ModDB page of Fourth Age: Total War.

I also happen to be a great fan of JRR Tolkien's writings (As can no doubt be gleaned from my username).

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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 04:32:17 PM »
@Jubal: Oh no my good Sir I have neither, In my youth I had two eye surgery's to repair the muscles in the my eyes to halt a chronic migraine problem I have been having. While it worked my eyes are prone to hurting after awhile while looking at text on the computer screen's and tablets. Happens to everyone but it happens far more quickly with me. I've tried dimming the monitor and expanding the text but my eyes either get tired or sore rather quickly, So my doctor says to go easy when it comes to reading on monitors and tablets, But I can still read paperback books and play rome with no problem, which is Why I content myself with being a beta tester.

It's so refreshing to see others fascinated with the History of the Eastern Roman Empire. I myself am also fond of them, and also the Indo-Greek's as well. Shame how they are ignored in mainstream media.

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2014, 04:41:12 PM »
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It's so refreshing to see others fascinated with the History of the Eastern Roman Empire. I myself am also fond of them, and also the Indo-Greek's as well. Shame how they are ignored in mainstream media.

'Tis truly a shame to see what damage has been done to their reputation due to Gibbons' putrid work. I wonder how long that black mark will stay.

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2014, 06:33:28 PM »
Hey guys.  I'm xsithspawnx, and I live in Kansas in the US.  I'm a college student and I spend way too much of my time reading/watching/listening to/or playing all things history related.  As far as my modding skills go I have some very basic text editing experience and as much knowledge of the game engine as one can get through 5-6 years of playing RTW and it mods, and altering minor things on my own here and there.  I'll be beta testing and helping with research, and hopefully picking up a skill or two that may come in handy in the actual modding process.

My favorite historical subject is also the Byzantines, but like I said I'm interested in just about anything history related.  I mainly focus on ancient and classical history, the biggest exception being the later Eastern Roman Empire of course, but I'm always super excited to find a topic that I'm ignorant off and to learn something new.  As far as my other hobbies go I read plenty of fantasy, some sci-fi, historical fiction, and whatever else catches my eye.  I play a wide variety of non-strategy games including shooters (Halo), RPG's (FF series, The Elder Scrolls, and Fallout to name a few), platformers (Rayman, Crash, Mario, Sonic), and too many more to name.  Basically I'm a self procaimed nerd and proud of it.  I'm happy to be on the team and hopefully we can all make one awesome mod.

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2014, 01:27:15 AM »
Yay more Greeks and Americans! ;D

If you love RTW and Byzantines then Exilian is definitely the place for you. :)

Welcome all!
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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2014, 05:20:48 AM »
@Feanaro
Could you enlighten us about the Indo-Greeks? If you know enough about them, maybe make a thread about them? I know little, of the regions east of Mesopotamia and would like every area of the map to be culturally relevant :)

@xsithspawnx
It's funny that you are a college student in Kansas. From Fall '11 - Spring '13 I was a student at Manhattan Christian College and played baseball there. I know of most the schools in Kansas. Where do you attend? I loved the people in Kansas, not the weather as I am an California/Arizona boy!

I'm glad you all have made it here, I think that we will be a great team of guys who share a passion for History and Realism in the RTW game. Having you guys aboard keeps me motivated to continue this thing as working solo can be depressing at times!

Hopefully a few more will join in the future.
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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2014, 06:40:46 AM »
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Could you enlighten us about the Indo-Greeks? If you know enough about them, maybe make a thread about them? I know little, of the regions east of Mesopotamia and would like every area of the map to be culturally relevant :)

I was actually referring to the Eastern Romans. I know exceedingly little about the Indo-Greeks.

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2014, 07:51:09 AM »
Oh my mistake haha
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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2014, 12:28:11 PM »
Introduce myself? Okay let's start the steamroll of bad grammar and introducing! I'm from Europe, Lithuania (I am sure you never heard of it ;) ) . What else to say.... oh right I like everything about history (from 3000 BC to 1044 AD). Modding wise I have NO I mean NO knowlege of modding, but I'm trying to learn (slowly). My familiarity with TW is about 9 years. What do I need to say more? I think I'm done ;) I hope you will have the skills to decode this.
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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2014, 04:35:03 PM »
@xsithspawnx
It's funny that you are a college student in Kansas. From Fall '11 - Spring '13 I was a student at Manhattan Christian College and played baseball there. I know of most the schools in Kansas. Where do you attend? I loved the people in Kansas, not the weather as I am an California/Arizona boy!

I'm glad you all have made it here, I think that we will be a great team of guys who share a passion for History and Realism in the RTW game. Having you guys aboard keeps me motivated to continue this thing as working solo can be depressing at times!

Hopefully a few more will join in the future.

I'm just taking some classes at Johnson County Community College right now.  I'm probably going to transfer to KU after I get my associates (I've lived in the Lawrence area my whole life).  I definitely can't blame you for not liking the weather.  It gets all over the place here.

'Tis truly a shame to see what damage has been done to their reputation due to Gibbons' putrid work. I wonder how long that black mark will stay.

I completely know what you mean.  I spend way too much time trying to enlighten people on forums and youtube comment sections who have either read Gibbon or more likely just bought into the stained image of Byzantium that his work has perpetuated.