Antymatter, this isn't exactly the best thread to make for your return. Borderline flamebait. Perhaps you should go into feedback or devlogs and leave some feedback on people's projects.
Wow, I didn't get banned! Anyway, yeah. I thought about it but then again what can I say that hasn't been said? Fez is Awesome, I am unproductive(sometimes), cavestory is da pown.
Also read about the 'Seven Worlds Index'. It's basically an extension of the 'three worlds theory', that attempts to categorise nations. If you read between the lines with it you can gain some insight into the strategic landscape of the world:
1. Liberal Democracy
-- ally = you.
2. Communist and Post Communist
-- competition = too big to deal with directly
3. Newly Industrializing Countries
-- neutral high value = things you would like to claim so that your competition cannot.
4. Less Developed Countries
-- neutral low value = things both you and your competition could claim.
5. Marginal States
-- negative value = things you don't want to claim. Better to push a nation into this category than allow it to be claimed by your opponent.
6. Islamic World
-- third horse = growing threat to both (1) and (2).
-- lottery bonus ball = valuable to their neighbour. Only valuable with their neighbour.
I hope you dont agree with that list. Do you have a link to where you got this cause I found a lot of flaws in the idea.
1- What about republics? My country is a republic. Democracy is easier to exploit.
2- What about large countries that are also democratic/republic/constitutional monarchy but are opposed to your actions(Sweden, Russia, Australia)
3- The thing about newly industrialized countries is that they are already owned by some other huge country. Its the only way they can become industrialized in the first place. It is rare to have them develop by themselves.
4- They are being exploited. I find it VERRY disturbing how many powerful countries have many week poor countries right next to them.(Russia - the southern Russian states. US - Haiti and mexico etc)
5- I dont know where you got this but if the people agree with this kind of knowledge then I am sorry. It just doesn't make sense how doing economic genocide is better than letting the country prosper and not be under your rule.
6- The least logical of the lot. How does it make a country a threat if it has a particular belief? I could say that every country could make a list of "threat" states that they were against due to their religion. Then I guaranty every country would have enemies.
7- You play too much civ 5.