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!
Downloading CIV IV on my new laptop. I am heading down a deep and dark road, friends.
A friend of mine is using my old laptop which has my google chrome account logged into it so the internet history is shared between the accounts. I keep finding such wonderful gems, it’s my favorite game.
- Regina: *takes out heart*
- Me: PUT THAT THING BACK WHERE IT CAME FROM OR SO HELP ME
When people think Anna is stupid
When people think Anna is weak
When people think Anna hasn’t suffered as much as Elsa
When people think Anna is “too good”
When people think Anna doesn’t learn anything
When people say Anna isn’t as attractive as Elsa
When people think a bunch of rocks are their family