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The Unofficial New Guy's Guide to the Brikwars Forums

Postby GeneralOfDeath » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:35 am

NOTE: This guide is a work in progress, and will be expanding constantly. Please check back every now and then to see what has been added!

Hello, new guy, and welcome to the Brikwars forums! My name is GeneralOfDeath, also known as "that obnoxious prick", "that guy who shows up, posts something stupid, and then vanishes for six months", or on the rare occasion that I do something someone likes, "GoD", and I have taken it upon myself to write the definitive guide to the Brikwars forums for your benefit. In this guide, I will attempt to cover the basic vocabulary of the forums, provide names and descriptions of the most important, prominent, or otherwise notable members of the forum, and generally orient you as to what these forums are and are about. But first, I must ask you one simple question:

Are you the Brikwars type?
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Look at that yellow bar above this post. It is not exaggerating. Emotional abuse (and physical if we could manage that), rampant trolling, and yes, even light pornography (I don't think anyone has yet had the balls to post a straight-up sex image, but it has come close at times) can be found in every corner of these forums, excepting the New People threads, and The Armory to an extent. Anywhere else on the forums, just about anything goes, although you should keep your guard extra high while in the Thunderdumb forum, as it is the stewing pot where all the greatest chaos of the Brikverse gathers to mutate into the atrocity you see today. If the last paragraph sounded awesome, then welcome to the pit of insanity. If instead you thought "Wait, this was supposed to be a Lego forum", then close the tab now and never look back. You have been warned.


That sorted out, let's move on to the things about the Brikwars forums you need to know.

Required Reading


People
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These are the inhabbitants of the Brikwars forum that you should learn to recognise instantly, and take appropriate action in regards to.

Bragallot: Forum battle host and creator of von Braggstein, sworn enemy of Warhead.
Colette: Also known as PandoraNuker, Beluga, PedoNuker, PedoBelugaNuker, and other such names. Once held up as the shining example of a person that needs to eat shit and die, he has become slightly more palatable in his latest incarnation, and is in fact the moderator of the New People subforum.
Elmagnifico: Creator of the Forum Code and generaly worth listening to.
Natalya: The local Goderator ascended to administrator, and arbitrary banner of all who displease her. Creator of the Assyrian Star Empire.
Piltogg: Our resident neo-nazi and the metric unit of manliness. Creator of the Akkadian Empire.
Rayhawk: The creator of Brikwars, and someone you shold fear and respect.
Silverdream: Also known as Silvadream, Silver, Silva, and the like, (s)he is THE OFFICIAL FORUM TROLL of the forums, and will stop at nothing to make you mad, confused, or otherwise emotionally manipulate you. Take anything (s)he says with a Pacific Ocean of salt.
Stubby: Rayhawk's alternate account, used for everyday matters, while his godly form attends to important announcements and other such things.
The Shadowscythe: The British creator of the Scythian Empire, and rival of Warhead.
Warhead: No words can describe Warhead. He simply is. Creator of the Immortal Empire and father of 90% of the earth's population. The bane of a man's exclusive right to his wife.
Zahru II: Also known as Zahru, and widely held as the creator of the best fantasy forum battles on the forum. Creator of the epic world of Medivo.
Zupponn: While bearing the title of "Forum Troll", Zupponn has been failing to do much in the way of trolling recently, and has been replaced de facto in his role by Silverdream.


Dialect
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The Brikwars forums uses its own spelling of many words, which I will detail as many of as I possibly can. This list will continue to grow as more words are added to the Brikwars vocabulary.

Brik: Correct spelling of "Brick"
BrikVerse: The planes of existence that all creations related to Brikwars exist in.
MOC: My Own Creation. Esentally anything you made by yourself, not out of a kit.
Nat: Short for "Natalya". Note that using this word will get you banned for at least 24 hours, as Natalya does not take kindly to being compared to a gnat. (This is the reason for the red text at the start of this post.)
Nega-Blok: Denotes Mega Blocks or any other non-Lego building blocks.
Ossum: Correct spelling of "Awesome".
OT: Orange Transparent, a color of Lego brik commonly held as the best of all briks. Note that OT and all derivates must be colored in the "Orange" color, which must be typed in instead of using the "Font colour" window.
OTC: Orange Transparent Chainsaw, a weapon made of Orange Transparent that is widely considered the best of all weapons in Brikwars, with damage scores ranging from 4d6 to "Remove 1d6 briks from target".
Peach: A type of Lego minifigure with realistic skin tones, usually found in movie-based Lego kits. Near-universally held as inferior to the standard yellow minifigures. Hint: Don't try to be the anti-racist pro-peach faction. We already have the Peach Liberation Front, and they are the comic relief of the Brikverse.
Edit by Natalya here... It's okay to be a pro-peach faction, and we do have some legitimate ones. There is the 45th Union for example. But most armies are anti-peach and a few are mixed.
Well, yeah, but what makes the 45th worthwhile is that they have some of the best MOCs on the forums. Fine then: you can be a peach faction and be taken seriously if you actually make good tanks and the like.


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The Brikwars forums use an autocensor program, but unlike other forums it does not edit out phrases such as "fuck", but instead tries to increase the amount of chaos on the forums with its alterations.

Comprehensive list of word filters (as compiled by Colette):

NOTE: on the left is the auto-censor result, while in parentheses are the original word, with a vowel accented to get around it.

Piltogg (Hitler)
Astarte (Easter)
Saturnalia (Christmas)
snuggle (rape)
thesnuggly (therapy)
dapper (gay)
homeschooled (homosexual)
phallic (islamic)
spam (mbt)
pr0n (porn)
Blitzen, distinguished Owner of the English Language (biz)
alot (alot)
razgrizzly (furry)
penis (pony)
politician (democrat)
politician (republican)
my floppy penis (tarren)
My Little penises (Chuck Norris)
goatse anus (quote tunnel)
yo ho ho (wordfilter)
Piltogg (nazi)
princess (dyke)
queer (queer)
weird penis (spiderman)
cult (cat)
pretty cool guy (faggot)
handsome devil (fag)
i am retarded (grammer)
el nigre (nigger)
on like Bonn-o-Tron. (on.)
sphincter (splinter)
anal orifice (notebook)
Rayhawk (Brikguy)
travesty (Travis)

Let me know if there were any that I missed. I know there was one more about blitzen and another about terrorism/classy behavior.
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Re: The New Guy's Guide to the Brikwars Forums

Postby Silverdream » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:44 am

Official troll? Take that Zupponn, I'm taking your job.
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Re: The New Guy's Guide to the Brikwars Forums

Postby Zupponn » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:27 am

Silverdream wrote:Official troll? Take that Zupponn, I'm taking your job.

I saw that too and loled.

Also, I've always used OTC. Color=orange is the correct way to do it I believe.
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Re: The New Guy's Guide to the Brikwars Forums

Postby Natalya » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:36 pm

I always do [color=orange].
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Re: The New Guy's Guide to the Brikwars Forums

Postby Tzan » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:39 pm

Now the color is all broken.
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Re: The New Guy's Guide to the Brikwars Forums

Postby GeneralOfDeath » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:11 pm

Huh, every other forum I've ever been on used quotation marks with the color name. Oh, well, it's fixed now.
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Re: The New Guy's Guide to the Brikwars Forums

Postby Colette » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:49 pm

You missed so many wordfílters, n00b. I know I missed some too but I finally a place to put that comprehensive list. When I have time I will hijack this post and add some more stuff.
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Re: The New Guy's Guide to the Brikwars Forums

Postby GeneralOfDeath » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:53 pm

Thanks. Frankly, I didn't know half of those existed. Guess that shows how limited my vocabluary is on this site.

EDIT: Added Rayhawk and Stubby to the list of people you should know.
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Re: The New Guy's Guide to the Brikwars Forums

Postby Zupponn » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:13 am

I think it would be better if you did something like size=100 (examples: ponies, Tarren) for the autocorrect part, just so everyone knows what's what.
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Re: The New Guy's Guide to the Brikwars Forums

Postby GeneralOfDeath » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:39 pm

Your mess, Colette, you clean it up.
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Re: The New Guy's Guide to the Brikwars Forums

Postby GeneralOfDeath » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:54 pm

Required Reading section started, Elmagnifico added to list of people, and clarification notes added to auto-censor and dialect.
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Re: The New Guy's Guide to the Brikwars Forums

Postby Zupponn » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:28 pm

You're missing Tarren both in the people to know section and the wordfilter section.
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Re: The New Guy's Guide to the Brikwars Forums

Postby Colette » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:36 pm

Zupponn wrote:You're missing Tarren both in the people to know section and the wordfilter section.

I did put it in the wordfílter section.
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Re: The New Guy's Guide to the Brikwars Forums

Postby Silverdream » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:01 am

Why the fuck would you want to ignore Overwatch_Elite? He's the most entertaining person on the forums.

"Oh, he's just a dumb troll. Not even a good one."

Wrong. Overwatch_Elite does what he loves and he does it well. If I'm the official Forum Troll, then Overwatch is the elite forum troll. He is smart, kind, funny and a total cutie to boot. He's like if my floppy penis were older and wiser and gotten laid more.

In short, Overwatch Elite is the most underrated brikwarrior. The content he produces is more than just lego. It's sociological art.
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Re: The New Guy's Guide to the Brikwars Forums

Postby GeneralOfDeath » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:38 am

:byzero: I fed the trolls, didn't I?
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