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The physics inquisition: a subfaction

Discussion in 'Groups & Dedicated Servers' started by Martinineter, Jan 25, 2015.

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  1. Martinineter Senior Engineer

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    The physics inquisition

    Steam group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Newtonian_Justice#

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    This is a subfaction, this means that you can be part of any other faction whilst being part of this one. However, you stay loyal to Newton and the sacred laws he put up. We do not have a faction server and you will often be the only inquisitor on a server. In time of great need, you may summon other inquisitors to aid in defeating those that defy Newton's laws!

    Joining vows: "Newton is love, Newton is life"

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    Who We Are
    The Physics Inquisitorial Squad of Faithful Fanatics (P.I.Sd.O.F.F) is simply a band of devoted and concerned players who share a common belief in the importance of Newtonian Physics in Space/Medieval Engineers.
    The "Physics Inquisition" is an ongoing fight conducted by P.I.Sd.O.F.F. to protect open realism/survival mode servers from heretical machines that are designed to abuse or break certain Newtonian principles in order to gain an unfair advantage.


    Our weaponry
    Amongst our weaponsry are such diverse elements as:
    Fear
    Surprise
    Ruthless efficiency
    An almost fanatical devotion to Newton
    Nice red uniforms


    What We Believe
    In the beginning, Newton created the three sacred Laws of Motion that define basic principles of how we interact with the physical world around us:
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    Most people rejoiced at the great gift of knowledge Lord Newton had bestowed upon them, and they were content to abide by his laws as they drove the wheels of industry and scientific innovation ever forward. But there have always been those who would dabble in dark sciences and witchcraft seeking to break Newton’s laws, and some evil few in their mocking defiance, who do so only in the hopes of acquiring god-like power over their fellow law abiding man.


    Why the Inquisitorial Squad Wants YOU!
    Space/Medieval Engineers is designed around Newtonian principles. Those principles are therefore sacred and integral to the game environment.
    In the cases of heresy outlined in Section 2.1 - Official Definition of Heresy, frustrated players who are tired of fighting against such designs may give in and begin constructing such designs themselves with the rationalization that they have to in order to compete. Pretty soon after that, they're everywhere, and then there goes the whole concept of this game delivering a more realistic experience right out the window. Note "more realistic" as opposed to "totally 100% accurate." In essence, such designs threaten to stagnate gameplay and creativity in the same way that occurred with ridiculously large and massively shield bubbled "borg cubes" in Starmade. Our calling is to prevent that same thing from occurring here in Space/Medieval Engineers.
    We're not looking for an excuse to destroy someone’s full scale Minis Thirith model that they logged 500 hours constructing on some creative server. We're specifically looking for designed that are intended for active pvp and logistical support of player mining and construction activities on realism/survival servers.

    If you support our goals and ideals, then we invite you to join us!

    How the Inquisition Functions
    We have no formal "leadership", no formal titles or ranks, and no membership cards with discounts (although you get access to our special giftshop) or special benefits packages. We can blend in and disappear, so you may never know the difference between that random guy standing next to you in line waiting to go through customs, and an Inquisitor who has dealt with 100 heretics.


    Where and When Inquisitors May Take Action
    All members are considered judge, jury, and executioner. We will exist on every open realism/survival server and may execute punishment on heretics at the time and place of our choosing within those servers.
    Members of P.I.Sd.O.F.F. understand that various political/military/industrial factions controlling areas of landscape may institute "rules" regarding where and when combat between Engineers is "legal". The choice to break such rules in pursuit of a heretic is theirs, with the understanding that doing so may draw reproach from local authorities. Any local authority which engages Inquisition forces pursuing a heretic does so with the understanding that temporary escalation of the conflict may occur in response.
    If a heretical desing is wearing the Inquisition insignia or being towed/escorted by a man flying the Inquisition insignia, it must be confirmed before attacking that the machine is not already a prize of the Inquisition being moved to a friendly facility for disassembly.
    Otherwise, members of P.I.Sd.O.F.F. are not required to announce their presence or intentions to any heretic before attacking. They may do so if they are feeling generous, honorable, or wish to deprive the heretic of defensive support from nearby non-heretical Space Engineers.
    Inquisitors are encouraged to post pictures of confiscated/destroyed heretical vessels on the Keen Software House forum as an ongoing testament of our conviction and as a warning to any players who are considering future heretical activity.

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    Heresy is all acts that defy the common and logical rules of physics. Such as floating structures in a situation where it should fall (gravity) and indoor thrusters without any 'hole' for it's thrust to escape.
    Any such acts shall be seen as heresy if the creator:
    - Purposefully uses it to do harm to others.
    - Spreads the word of it's existence for any other purpose than to warn others.
    - Uses it to gain an unfair advantage over others.

    Should any such act be witnessed (excluding cases in which it's solely focused on creating 'fun' in a single player environment, that in no possible way affects other players.), report it immediatly and it will be dealt with. Glitching, hacking or any other form of 'cheating' shall also be seen as heresy and inquisitorial steps shall be taken against any such man (of woman) that takes pride and joy in such activities. Small or accidental heretical activities can and shall be forgiven if said heretic shows true remorse and follows a 'trial by fire' (it's contents are decided by our Masters of turture as they see fit).

    How does a subfaction work?

    Examples:

    Player A is already in a faction, he is free to join this subfaction as a subfaction does not have a faction home.

    Player A is already in a faction, player B is also in that faction and is part of this subfaction, they are allies, as a subfaction does not interfere with politics.

    Player A is part of faction 1 and of this subfaction, player B is part of faction 2 and of this subfaction, they can fight each other (no hard feelings) or just walk along

    Player A sees heritical activity in his faction, he may ask a fellow inquisitor (of a different faction) to help to keep his own 'cover' intact.

    An inquisitor on duty may never be attacked by another inquisitor (covert of also on duty)

    An inquisitor sees a member of another inquisition (of which the teachings interfere with the 3 Newtonian laws), this man is considered a class 1 heretic and must be killed on sight. If patterns are discovered, a gathering shall take place to purge the imposter inquisition by the might of our lord and savoir, sir Isaac Newton!

    An inquisitor may not seek war with a faction in the name of the physics inquisition, this keeps the inquisition from being limited in operation.

    Except for these heretical idiots!
    http://forums.keenswh.com/post/the-...isition-7336629?pid=1286546051#post1286546051
    Burn them, burn them all, destroy their leader, rip his head off his torso. Leave nothing that might resemble the beast that he is!


    Disclaimer: Views and behavioral codes are not debatable, Newtons decisions are final!

    Nobody expects the physics inquisition!
     
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  2. Martinineter Senior Engineer

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    Members
    We do already have members that are registered on our wiki page, however, the person maintaining it has fallen silent. Requests now go through here.

    Listeners to the way of Newton:
    - GDFKingTigerTank (the official founder that has fallen silent)
    - Martinineter (devoted to keeping the inquisition alive and continue it's original tradition)

    Bringer of harm to those that conduct heretical activities(master of torture equipment): (open)
    - calxllum
    - Bullethead

    Engineer of enhanced heretic purging (Master of slightly hard comprehensible code): (open)
    - 3vil_Luigi

    Bringers of inquisitorial justice(inquisitors): (open)
    - Legofreak
    - Ingenio Ingens
    - GerardoE
    - Cedi
    - Commander-in-space ED
    - darth_biomech
    - SonofEarl
    - Poisonchocolat
    - esMea
    - Mishka
    - Tajin
    - VilniusNastavnik
    - TheAshenShadow
    - Duisu
    - DeeSnow97
    - HunterX
    - Nosocalypse
     
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  3. calxllum Apprentice Engineer

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    The physics inquisition is the best inquisition! By the will of Newton I will join!
     
  4. Martinineter Senior Engineer

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    The physics inquisition is the only true inquisition, imposters shall be killed!
     
  5. calxllum Apprentice Engineer

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    *Coughs* What about the imperial inquisition. They have big guns n stuff... All I've got is a book about physics.
     
  6. Martinineter Senior Engineer

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    They shall tremble beneath our power!
     
  7. calxllum Apprentice Engineer

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    Yes inquisitor.
     
  8. Martinineter Senior Engineer

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    The inquisition wakes from it's sleep to burn those that perform heretical activities.
     
  9. Legofreak Apprentice Engineer

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    I don't have anything against this inquisition. In fact, I would like to be an inquisitor.

    But, Newton was born in 1642. It seems like all the medieval physicists were in the middle east and asia...

    Damn catholics ruining science with their "spanish" inquisition... giving us a bad name...
     
  10. BB.JoeNado Trainee Engineer

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    Im pretty sure Martinineter is going to respond with something like this: "How dare you think such petty thoughts. Our glorious Lord Newton transcends time and space. He immortally rains fiery punishment upon his enemies when they least expect it, and that may be because... NOBODY EXPECTS THE PHYSICS INQUISITION!!!!!!!
     
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  11. Martinineter Senior Engineer

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    As Einstein wasn't alive back then, so time travel was possible...

    Only a true believer can join our great inquisition, only a Newton worthy (wo)man!
    Say: 'Newton is love, Newton is live' and I may consider taking you in...

    Alright, alright, I'll add you, but only because I'm such a nice guy...
     
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  12. Legofreak Apprentice Engineer

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    Newton is love, Newton is live

    I will keep moving forward unless acted upon by an external force.
     
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  13. Martinineter Senior Engineer

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    Oooh, bonus points....
     
  14. Ingenio Ingens Apprentice Engineer

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    Those heretics who would defy inertia should be punished with equal opposing forces of pain!
     
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  15. calxllum Apprentice Engineer

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    WHAT GOES UP WILL COME DOWN TO CRUSH OUR ENEMIES IF IT IS EFFECTED BY A STRONG ENOUGH FORCE TO BRING IT DOWN!
     
  16. Ingenio Ingens Apprentice Engineer

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    *other various newtonian puns of holy righteous justice*
     
  17. Wintersend Senior Engineer

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    *Sorry for asking that question, not a heretic, honest.
     
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  18. calxllum Apprentice Engineer

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    HERESY! NO OBJECT IS IMMOVABLE AND NO OBJECT IS UNSTOPPABLE ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF NEWTON!

    BE GONE BEFORE I MUST DISPENSE DISPLAY PHYSICS BY HITTING YOU WITH THIS BIG BOOK!
     
  19. cedi Apprentice Engineer

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    I'd say the universe as a whole is an immovable object, as there is no definition of space outside of it :p.
     
  20. Martinineter Senior Engineer

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    Boy, thats quite deep, can I offer you a position? We need thinkers like you, because that is the weak side of the foolish and ignorant heretics...
     
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  21. Ingenio Ingens Apprentice Engineer

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    ERRAS! The universe is constantly expanding, ergo always in motion. Nothing is stationary. For all we know our universe could be orbiting others. Even something seemingly immovable just needs more force to move it, due to a great mass.




    I guess you could say... we need more Newtons.

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  22. BB.JoeNado Trainee Engineer

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    More fig newtons at least
     
  23. Wintersend Senior Engineer

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    Woah, ok ok, I'm going no need to throw the book at me. Especially since I am sure it is quite a large and dense book much like a physics textbook so that you may know whenever someone violates the laws of Newton.
     
  24. calxllum Apprentice Engineer

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    Yeah you better run!
     
  25. Ingenio Ingens Apprentice Engineer

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    And calculate the quadratic function of the trajectory of the book to redeem yourself!
     
  26. Wintersend Senior Engineer

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    I can't do that without knowing the angle and speed at which the book was thrown. As it stands, I lack sufficient information to calculate this.
     
  27. Ingenio Ingens Apprentice Engineer

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    MEASURE IT'S MAXIMUM VALUE AND THE TIME IT TAKES TO HIT YOU WHILE ATTEMPTING TO DODGE

    *throws book from a height of roughly 2.5ft and it takes 6.3s to hit winter in the face at a height of 5'3"(totally guessed) with a maximum height of 7ft*
     
  28. Ingenio Ingens Apprentice Engineer

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    And the distance between us is about 10m
     
  29. Wintersend Senior Engineer

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    I think the answer here is that there is no way that it would hit me given the time it takes to impact and distance between us and the fact that I have repented for asking that question and have wiped it from the face of this thread.

    P.s. has anyone here considered using a Grey Knight as their picture? It strikes me as being appropriate since they are a small, elite group totally uncorruptable by the forces of chaos.
     
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  30. Ingenio Ingens Apprentice Engineer

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    Good job. That's the right answer, I think.
     
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