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#16 Posted at 2011-01-26 14:27        
     
One thing to be aware of is the effect of using a real country name on the press and every hacker in that country and it's allies. The press can and will 'go bananas' over the slightest perceived offence.

Arma2 is not widely known so does not suffer from as much hacking and deliberate FF as other games. I have just left a community game that became unplayable because of all the disruption. You had to spend as much time watching friendlies as enemies. I'm almost sure it's antiwar groups and citizens in the region portrayed in the game that caused most of it.

So I agree with BIS - best to be cautious.


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#17 Posted at 2011-01-26 16:05        
     
I don't like the idea of Arma being widely known because that would bring in a lot of distastful players into the community and we don't need that.

(stating the above because several times, or so, a Arma community growth mentioned)

Anyway Takistan is based off of Pakistan, it's obvious, BIS just didn't want to draw attention to themselves and the political BS that comes with it.

I rest the case lol

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#18 Posted at 2011-01-26 20:12        
     
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#19 Posted at 2011-01-26 20:31        
     
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I'm not saying you shouldn't act like it didn't happen that just Neo-Nazi stuff.

I'm just trying to ask in a more complicated manner why would you include the holocaust in a game but not a real countries name?

After re-reading and analyzing I see your for it, sorry for the confusion.

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#20 Posted at 2011-04-24 18:06        
     
So why isn't the region named after the region in Iran? I think it would add legitimacy to the game, bring some attention. I think the value added by giving the region it's real world name is definitely greater than what is subtracted by doing so.

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#21 Posted at 2011-04-24 20:38        
     
i think they dont want to make conflicts: our soldiers are in afghanistan and this emotional horrortrip for their families can make conflicts. you can see that at medal of honor: it plays in Afghanistan and in many countries (germany for example) they protest against this game. or chernarus: no one get the idea to make a game with an modern conflict in an past soviet country. so i think, we all know which countries the developers means ( in my opinion czech and afghanistan).


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#22 Posted at 2011-04-24 21:48        
     
This article touches on the subject, but it doesn't take much to connect the dots. After this read I'm sure it'll become fairly obvious.
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#23 Posted at 2011-04-24 23:13        
     
# Rick : This article touches on the subject, but it doesn't take much to connect the dots. After this read I'm sure it'll become fairly obvious.
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#24 Posted at 2011-04-25 03:03        
     
Yeah, there is some pretty interesting stuff in the article section.

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#25 Posted at 2011-05-04 16:32        
     
I go back to isp´s coment: Takistan is the name of a town and not a country. BIS have "stolen" the name for a country because they dont want to name it Afghanistan.


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#26 Posted at 2011-05-04 17:00        
     
Takistan in the game isnt a country, lol its a region if you look at it right! there is no ends on either
north, south, east, or west! that means it is not an island, but more of a region/county within a country!
you cant say that BIS has stolen the name as that is just stupid, lol .. most games, movies etc do not
want to have something represent the real deal most times as it would cause a lot of legal problems
etc if there were to ever arise.

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#27 Posted at 2011-05-04 17:18        
     
# Biwi-Soldscher : I go back to isp´s coment: Takistan is the name of a town and not a country. BIS have "stolen" the name for a country because they dont want to name it Afghanistan.

Stolen how so? has that country/region lost their name now? names of countries are a public right, The way your speaking it soundws as if when I try to say a countries name I am stealing it.... or if I dont "own" it then I would be mute...

What a laughable concept.

Simple its called 'Takistan' because that's what BIS wanted to name it, also that its situated next to Chernarus kind of allows some immersion. Just because its a sand environment does not make it Afghanistan, hell if you went on that intelligence it could also be called Iran/Iraq/Egypt/Israel and so on.. the terrain doesn't even match that of Afghanistan.... Tupolov's Qom has more geographical reference to Afghanistan then takistan does...


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#28 Posted at 2011-05-05 10:31        
     
yes you have totally right. but not stolen like a thief. i mean if nobody know this name you can take it.


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#29 Posted at 2011-05-05 17:59        
     
Well that's a bit hypocritical now isn't it....

Oh and fyi BIS have actually named it Takistan, the town you speak of located in zanjan, iran is named "Takestan".

So in fact what you said above BIS have taken a name that does not exist and used it for their fictional country.

Discussion over, I should think.

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#30 Posted at 2011-05-05 21:54        
     
It's my understanding that TK is based on a geographic region. Regardless of the specifics, it would have been more pleasing (to me ) to see it's actual name ingame.

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