piltogg wrote:You guys understand that Akkadia's primary interest in pwnies is a scientific one right?
Have you not considered the friendship=magic equation? read through the magic rules? Consider the possibility that we could harness the excess of friendship, and convert it into reality warping space-magicks?
Truly, any amount of "bad-rep" will totally be worth it if we can harness this energy. In any case, the Akkadian Empire have always been thieves, spies, engineers and scientists, not warriors; ever since the very beginning in the faction's spyrius roots. We really couldn't care less about "honor", only about profits. We don't wage war; we only raid other star-nations for their artifax, resources and technology.
We really can't just pass up such powers. "
What if it's possible to weaponize friendship? To make entire star-nations peaceful vegetarians??? Imagine is we were to fire an orbital friendship cannon on Warhead himself? It wouldn't matter that he was immortal if he didn't care to fight any more.
I would say this is cowardice, but I feel the RIN would give a better speech on that.
We already have weaponized friendship- it's called stolen AN Pax Corps weapons and amygdala-disruptors. We also were conducting research on turning immortals into wallies.
That being said, as the Trattorians are a race of people with undeveloped social interaction cortexes, we do not understand how something as stupid as love or friendship can yield any sort of benefit. We either convince them to join us through logical policies and diplomacy, or we apply force as needed.
Finally, we fully and outright reject the use of magic in any way. Magic undermines the scientific principles that Trattoria is founded upon, and widespread usage of magic in the brikverse would bankrupt Trattoria into the stone ages and cause societal unrest.