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Report, edit, etc...Posted by The.Warchief on 2007-01-26 at 06:04:16
The map Azalea is a very popular, balanced, and good map.
But, as a jew, i was VERY offended by the shape of the map, "swastika". (The Nazi flag)
I guess that that was not the purpose of the author, and I do know that in some cultures it has different meaning, but this would be the reason for me, not to play this map.
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Report, edit, etc...Posted by Oo.Insane.oO on 2007-01-26 at 10:12:05
Than dont play it?
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Koltz on 2007-01-26 at 10:47:49
Do you mean azalea? Level ground, 4 players at 11, 1, 4, 8 with one opening to nat/minonly expo?
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Chef on 2007-01-26 at 11:03:58
You think Azaelea looked like a swastika? Look at River of Flames... and that map was a pro map. I don't think Azaelea is popular at all by the way, it's just not an interesting map.

Obviously it isn't the authors intention, it's just and easy way to make the game flow. It's really sad how that symbol has been assosiated with evil by so many. You don't have to be a jew to be offended by Nazi memorabilia. However this is not.

Even though I always avoid using the symbol in any art/maps I do, I feel it's entirely a shame because it's such a versitile shape. I don't expect the symbol to ever turn neutral in my lifetime though. Oh well.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Valug on 2007-01-26 at 15:58:07
[sub]Moved to melee chat.[/sub]
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Yenku on 2007-01-26 at 16:11:39
Nazi. wink.gif
Azarea changed to Azalea!
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Falcon_A on 2007-02-08 at 09:08:50
You do realize that the "swastika" goes the other direcdtion, yes???


I don't come to these forums due to people like this...
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Yenku on 2007-02-08 at 16:40:17
But you do come because of people like me.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Chef on 2007-02-08 at 17:35:32
Actually Falcon, you don't come to these forums because you don't make maps.

PS: The German Nazi symbol actually does go the same direction. Away from the center and to the right.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by spinesheath on 2007-02-08 at 17:37:26
The nazi-swastica IS bent the same direction as Azalea.

swastica @ wiki

This is no reason not to play Azalea, though. Rather take its imabalance z>>p.
A swastica can have lots of different meanings, check out wiki for some ideas about that. And since you already assume that it was not intended - what is wrong?
If you want to see swasticas in maps, you will see them. Many 4 player maps have them.


If you put some more fantasy into it, you can find a swastica in about every 5th map or so...
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