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Authored by Nescio on Sun, May 17, 1:16 PM.
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This is how the Golden Fleece looks like in 0 A.D.:


The problem is that only the fleece (wool) was gold, the animal itself was not. It was sacrificed to Zeus after flying Phrixos from Greece to Colchis (coastal Georgia); his twin-sister Helle fell off halfway, giving her name to the Hellespont. Here is a 3rd C BC coin depicting Phrixos on the flying ram:

Now I guess it was added to the game as a fun easter egg, however, it is important to get things right, even if it's a mythological animal.

This patch removes this incorrect actor and template, and replaces it with the ordinary metal treasure in the map files.

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Nescio created this revision.Sun, May 17, 1:16 PM
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Stan added a comment.Sun, May 17, 1:31 PM

What about fixing it instead?

What about fixing it instead?

That's probably a lot more work and not worth the effort. And even if that's done, the magical flying ram doesn't really belong in those map files.

I think this kind of stuff is something for cheats...

I think this kind of stuff is something for cheats...

If I recall correctly, Age of Mythology had a flying purple hippo cheat unit. Having a flying goat with golden fleece as a cheat unit could indeed be fun; however, 0 A.D.'s “golden fleece” is nowhere close to that.

What about fixing it instead?

Given that the dragon is still unfinished, I don't expect the golden fleece to be redone properly in the forseeable future.

Nescio updated this revision to Diff 12084.Mon, Jun 1, 11:35 AM

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