But why medieval Europe setting so popular ?
>>6298559Whites know that the industrial revolution was a hack and anything they accomplished during it was cheating.True achievements were in the middle ages when all races were equal
>>6298559Uncreative people who ape Tolkien or Tolkien derived settings because they don't want to do any work
>>6298559>Melee combat>It's where nationalistic legends often come from
>>6298559Think about it:>aesthetic castles>no guns, if you want to kill me get over here you swine>very cool armor>decentralized, lots of small but sovereign kings >noble politicspretty cool if you think about it
>>6298559J. R. R. Tolkien
Tolkien wannabees and Victorians The greatest age of Europe was Le Belle Époque
They should start a Rashidun game. Something comfy and orientalist
>>6298568>>6298661People were romanticizing the Medieval Ages long before LOTR was even a thing (i.e. Romanticism period)
No clue. Middle Ages are fucking boring, Give more classical era or pseudo-Napoleonic fantasy
>>6298828But modern fantasy is built on the back of Tolkien. GRRM didn't read the Idylls of the King, he picked up Aragorn's tax policy.
>>6298828A brief 50 year window isn’t much dudeThe classical era was always favored
>>6298862And Tolkien built on the back of romanticism.
>>6298887Everything can happen in one small moment. One thing can happen that makes everything else, nothing.
>>6298904Fantasy during the Romantic Period wasn't firmly set on the Medieval Ages. It was fucking everywhere, mostly in the 1600s-1700s especially when German tales are considered.That or they just parrotted mythologies.
>>6298566so when europeans accomplished and perfected everything
>>6298916We aren't talking about fantasy. We are talking about medieval setting. It was pretty damn popular during romanticism, often because the national myths were set in such setting.
>>6298912Nice word salad
>>6298610>no guns, if you want to kill me get over here you swine*loads a crossbow*
>>6298559Its a unique setting compared to the rest of the world at that time.
>>6298559Whiteyland(Europe) in general has interesting cultural erasFirst marble buildings and archsThen stone cities and castlesFinally modern metal metropolis
>>6298559>why are Europeans making stuff with European stuff?
Whites are actually pretty racist and prefer seeing other white people.It takes decades of ideological effort to make them not racist, and it still doesn't work completely.A lot of 'anti-white' (radical inclusiveness) behavior is literally just racist whites overcompensating for how they know they truly feel.
>>6299381>he never plays Dragon Quest, Dark Souls, Dragon Dogma.
>>6299381He is asking why medieval Europe is so popular though
>>6298610>noble politicsI read a little into political disputes in the middle ages and holy fuck are they foreign to me>farmer fishes in a pond he's not allowed to fish>gets hanged by the lord who the pond belongs to>the farmer was subject of another lord>the lord of the hanged farmer declares feud on the lord of the pond>end result are lords robbing each other and some of their men slaughtering each otheranother one was>city/village used to gift a barrel of whine each year to a local noble family>one year they missed to bring the barrel>family declares feudI mean holy shit those times were just filled with the most retarded small scale feuds and vendettas.
>>6299497Yeah and? What's wrong with liking your own culture more?
>>6299654Japs are massive westaboos.
>>6299740Knights are coolDragons are also associated with medieval europeThe general aesthetic of medieval architecture and clothing also works too
>>6298559Tolkien and overall lacking of creativity
>>6298559Why are high schools setting so popular in anime?Because it's familiar to the target audience.I bet if you look at the settings of chinese media, a lot of things will be in the chinese antiquity, while if you look at indian media you will find indian settings (eg Bahubali).
>>6299827there should only be one culture
>>6298559medieval europe had a huge impact on the western world, so...
>>6301125Not really? Medieval times were shit for Europe
>>6298559Because Christian Europe best Europe
>>6301387>t. discord commie
>>6298951...I hope English is not your first language.
>>6299740Because progressive whites have a much harder time screaming at you to include brown people>>6299497Yes ethnocentrism that uniquely white trait
>>6298676That is not how you spell Aurignacian or Gravettian periods.
>>6298912>Everything can happen in one small moment.That is how a photon would "view" the world.>One thing can happen that makes everything else, nothing.I interpret this as one of two thing-1- A small event can reduce everything to naughtor2- A small thing (approaching an infinitesimal size) can make everything spring about from nothingness.Which one of these was your intention?
>>6298559Because it had soul, while modernità is soulless
>>6298676Cringe and gay
>>6303194t.brainlet who doesn’t understand 19th century art and literature
>>6301065Which one? Because I'm definitely not assimilating to any shitty slav culture who act on par with niggers.
>>629855919th century romanticism started the medieval meme
>>6298559Because of its rich religious, cultural, and multiethnic character, which seems familiar yet so remote and exotic to modern audiences.
>>6303219t. soulless brainlet
>>6304240>death and starvation>soul"b-but muh cool castles and flat-assed trad wife..."
>>6298559Media around it's been around since forever.If it's not broke don't fix it. Or at least make it look cooler
>>6298559Real answer: because the average gamer is an alt-right incel fascist who idealises the middle ages as a period of idyllic national homogeneity and projects his 'we wuz' fantasies upon it.
>>6304404Come on man step up your bait
>>6304404The idyllic national homogeneity part is very good, but you blew your cover with the buzzwords in the first half of the post.
>>6304473>>6304494t. alt-right incel fascist
>>6298559Rich religion, countryside-based culture, aesthetics, simpler life, spiritual peak of Europe and the west.
>>6304404I never get why they always conveniently forget about the serfdom of Europeans by their beloved Knight Crusaders.Why is that? Is white on white, European on European oppression not of interest to them?Their ancestors were serfs or tenant farmers. Why are they pretending that they were Knights?
>>6304331>flat-assednegro spotted and reported
>>6304589rose tinted glasses. Objectively worse time to be alive,although I bet you envision yourself as a noble Knight getting some Princess pussy.>>6304753Pedophile detected
>>6304589>spiritual peak The Hellenes are laughing at you
>>6304753>if you don’t like pancake booty u r blek K
>tfw the cool looking full plate armor that people jerk off was only developed in the Renaissance and made obsolete by guns shortly after
>>6305170There's plenty of neat Medieval armor that predates the Renaissance. The great helm is probably the most iconic helmet European-pre gun helmet and then there's the Bascinet and other types of helmets.
>>6298559It was an actual post-apocalyptic society.
Because it's immediately after the Northern Europeans developed civilization, so their feral fervor still hadn't been domesticated out yet like it had in the southern Europeans. Many people consider civilization to be a great thing, that's why they like it
>>6304240>says "t." and "brainlet" when he doesn't even find them amusing but has a compulsion to fit in>calls others soulless
>>6305170Even if we only count post-1500s plate, it was used for over a hundred years, so no
>>6304863>Objectively worse time to be aliveWho cares, though? The experience of the average person has no relevance to the overall quality of the era
>>6298566What the fuck are you even trying to say?>everything accomplished during the industrial revolution was cheatingWhat on earth does "cheating" even mean here? Life is not a game we voluntarily play. Do you mean plagiarizing and stealing? But successful people have always done this, and without remorse, hence why they are successful. Do you think life is all bubbles and sunshines, you dumb pansy? Everything good ever grown has required blood as sustenance.>Middle Ages>when all races were equallol what the fuck dude. Yeah, everyone was definitely treated equally during the Crusades. The differences between races only started after the Middle Ages ended. If anything, what the Middle Ages was was a big ol' eugenics program for the rise of the Renaissance period, where races became ideologically based more fiercely than any other time period so far, AND were treated extremely unequally (and as a result, gave birth to some of the greatest people in history). We've also seen, although not nearly as stunning as the Renaissance, significant cultural successes AFTER industrialization. Nothing has stopped the world from turning.
>>6306309You are legitimately braindead for replying to, and getting worked up over, what was extremely obvious bait (or sarcasm).
>>6299772You can also get hanged if you were around 7 years old too.
>>6306344>i-it was just bait, just let it slideHow about go fuck yourself?
>>6306309>when all races were equal>Yeah, everyone was definitely treated equally during the Crusades.Are there invisible words about treating rather than being equal that I don't see in the first quote here?
>>6306309>Responding to obvious bait with this much textEither retarded or meta-bait
>>6306399The difference is negligible. When you're treated differently, you are different.
>>6304331>>6304863You can like the aesthetic without wanting to live there.Same as people like the aesthetics of things like Warhammer 40k, doesn't mean that they don't recognise that your life would probably be shit and that the modern world is more comfy
>>6298559>pic related is a game full of inaccuracies that any first-grade history student can point out despite it trying to be authentic>>6298568>>6298661>>6298676>>6298862People who use the word "Tolkienism" or "Tolkienesque" have never read a shred of Tolkien.The stifling homogeneity of modern fantasy is entirely due to Dungeons & Dragons, and Warcraft.Same way goes for Isekaitrash, they care about Dragon Quest, they don't give a single fuck about the actual 1000 year period we call "The Middle Ages"
Does anyone really want to read or play a game set in SSA? I don’t think so. China and Japan gets a good deal of representation. I can’t imagine what a game set in say Zulu South Africa would bring to the table.
>>6308515>The stifling homogeneity of modern fantasy is entirely due to Warcraft.
>>6310357To Warcraft and to D&D*And he's right
>>6308601I have. Played a homebrew with my brother-in-law based on west african folklore. If you have an imagination everything is fun. We played as wonder children.
>But duuuuuh you wouldn't have netflix and iphones
>>6308601Thats retarded because we don't actually know no has made a game with that setting so all you have is speculation also theres more to africa than just the Zulu
>>6298559Still waiting for that medieval africa setting
>>6310971Which kind Emeres? Abikus?
>>6310972I'm assuming Father Husslein had some kind of brain injury.
>>6306440So there have never been two teams in anything that were on an equal footing?
>>6310992Can any one translate this?
>>6298559Because the Victorians endlessly romanticised this era as a lost era of innocence and proto-Victorian values. There's a surprisingly amount of completely fake "medieval" castles build up during this era.
>>6299307in what ways?
the late middle ages was in reality a proto-renaissance. You had flourishing of town life again, increasing military success, increasing regularity of political life, a centralizing church, religious revival, a golden age of spirituality and sacred time..really besides the occasional civil war, bubonic plagues and famines, what's not to like?
>>6310998Abikus & Emeres are evil baby ghosts who like tormenting parents m8.Nah, we were wonder kids in the style of Kambili or Sudika-Mbambi. Each born fully intelligent and with a magical tool to guide us.
>>6304982shut up nigger
>>6304404muh gamerz!!!!! fucking kill yourself please
>>6304863you just don't get it
>>6305170>made obsolete by guns shortly afterPlate armour was around for quite a while longer. Only during the 17th century it was mostly abandoned. However, a breastplate was worn by heavy cavalry well into the modern period.
>>6298559Because people don't read. I've found that most regular people think christian knights were paragons of moral virtues, romantic, tall, strong and wealthy. They think the noblewomen were pure and innocent virgins until they married and became the wisest mothers and the kindest wives. None of them cheated, God forbid, and together those noble families were loved by their subjects and the lands grew prosperous. In fact the 'noble' knights spent most of their time leading cutthroats to rape and pillage fellow christians for their own amusement or for some petty title they didn't need anyway. Together with their wives they spent their money on feasts, jewelry and other vanities while the peasants starved to death during winter when they were forced to hunt for food only to be imprisoned and beheaded in public view for poaching.You'd think the church would give a fuck but they were too busy with cardinal politics, bishops sucking up to the king so he'd build more monasteries because God would then forgive the king for murdering all of his family and siring 9 bastards, instead of building universities where scholars stray further from God and closer to Satan with their studies. Shit man I'd rather be a roman slave than a peasant in medieval Europe. I'd have a chance of becoming a human vibrator for my master's daughter the moment her hormones start to run rampant, hell if I do my job right I'd actually be treated with respect and my master would allow me to take another slave qt to fuck, maybe if I befriend him(which I could and would do, whereas a peasant would be hung if he coughed too close to a noble) he would release me upon his death and give me part of his money.
How could you not like it.
>>6298559Its the most advanced pre-modern culture, because it was the culture that was about to create modernism.
>>6298559Last time in evropean history when might made right.
>>6298559Fairy tales, romanticism, real life stories (reconquistas, crusades, jeanne d’arc), archetypes (chivalrous knights, damsels in distress, monsters), other stories based on medieval setting (Tolkien, narnia) + propagation of european culture due to imperialism
>>63054392, 3 and 4 are all GOAT.
>>6298566>True achievements were in the middle agesSo almost zero white achievements?Before Christianity and the dark ages someone already created steam machines and supermarket doors.
>>6301499>it's just a coincidence that europe was regressed both scientifically and spiritually during the dark ages?Is /his/ this dumb?
>>6314701>meme answer, no argumentThis proves how smart you are.
>>6301065Damn can you imagine such a boring world?Suicide rates and depression will multiply by 8 (good for big pharma and health workers)
>>6299772you can easily translate it to modern day situations>Some rich poacher from Angola wants to kill some elephants and send its bones to China>gets killed by some Cameroon national park security>diplomatic disputeTo hunt without permission from your lord was poaching back then. Everything was property of the lord.
>>6314581>dark ages>europe was regressed both scientificallyExactly how? Because every indication shows they did progress far beyond where the Romans left off (infact Roman technology was going rather backward after even the Crisis of the Third Century) and the early Medieval period largely fixed up those problems it left.
>>6299772Yeah nothing like modern life, everything makes perfect sense in the 21st century.
>>6298568this is more true than what most would like to admit, the modern West post-2k is creatively bankrupt
>>6306309I just wanted to hop in and tell you all these people are 100% correct, kys retard
>>6311086>Volunteer Cavalryman from the Ghana empire into the Saladdin army>Warrior from nubian noblety (fatimids-ayubids)>Arab cavalryman (fatimids-ayubids)
>>6317488Where's the fugging codpiece?
>>6314581>le dark ages meme>Is /his/ this dumb?Yes. Yes you are.
>>6317554looks like a jousting set to me, in which case armor there would make it easier to dismount you.
>>6298566lmao now this is cope
>>6314946No need to have an actual answer when the person your replying to is retarded
Why are there so few games with Victorian Era theme?
Historians: Yeah, early middle ages were pretty damn bad, but we should avoid the term Dark Ages as its a somewhat charged term, and there were some ultimately positive aspects of it, such as invention of new agricultural tools and the Carolingian Renaissance.Retards on the internet: Haha this moron just used the term "Dark Ages" what an idiot does he not know they never happened why isn't he as smart as I am?Dark Ages absolutely did happen you morons and they absolutely were disastrous. The bureaucracy (with the exception of the Church, which took over parts of it) and civil life absolutely fell apart, trade died out, Roman civil law was replaced by barbarian customary laws, public infrastructure was no longer maintained, cities were depopulated and territories ruralized, population fell to such an extent it took until roughly A.D. 1000 to recover to Roman times etc. etc. etc. Read a fucking book, morons.
>>6320061How would that be fun?>You die of blacklung, the end
>>6298559Because it's Medieval.