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I agree. Especially if the regular ice sculptures don't melt, why does this one

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  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    Shortyy01 wrote:
    I wish the Ice God didn't melt because I really liked having it in front of my Buddhist Temple.
    I'm right there with you. I was so sad when I scrolled up to my temple and the statue was a blob.
  • theredjacket
    526 posts
    edited January 2014
    Shortyy01 wrote:
    I wish the Ice God didn't melt because I really liked having it in front of my Buddhist Temple.

    Where do you guys get those little squares in your tags?
  • 83jonrotton1
    218 posts
    edited January 2014
    Shortyy01 wrote:
    I wish the Ice God didn't melt because I really liked having it in front of my Buddhist Temple.

    Why would you put a Hindu god in front of a Buddhist temple?

    Anyone wondering why the snow sculptures melted but the ice sculpture didnt should think really hard about it. Makes perfect sense that one was carved for a party at a mansion and the others were made of snow, in the winter time.
  • direwolf987
    7465 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    Shortyy01 wrote:
    I wish the Ice God didn't melt because I really liked having it in front of my Buddhist Temple.

    Why would you put a Hindu god in front of a Buddhist temple?

    Anyone wondering why the snow sculptures melted but the ice sculpture didnt should think really hard about it. Makes perfect sense that one was carved for a party at a mansion and the others were made of snow, in the winter time.

    Hindu ICE God and ICE Sculptures are both basically the same thing. No one is wondering why the snow sculptures are melting. The question is why do the normal ICE Sculptures not melt but the Hindu ICE God does.
  • fastdan1
    655 posts
    edited January 2014
    Shortyy01 wrote:
    I wish the Ice God didn't melt because I really liked having it in front of my Buddhist Temple.

    Why would you put a Hindu god in front of a Buddhist temple?

    Anyone wondering why the snow sculptures melted but the ice sculpture didnt should think really hard about it. Makes perfect sense that one was carved for a party at a mansion and the others were made of snow, in the winter time.

    The Ice God is not a snowman. And no, it doesn't make perfect sense.
  • Shortyy01
    243 posts
    edited January 2014
    Shortyy01 wrote:
    I wish the Ice God didn't melt because I really liked having it in front of my Buddhist Temple.

    Why would you put a Hindu god in front of a Buddhist temple?

    Anyone wondering why the snow sculptures melted but the ice sculpture didnt should think really hard about it. Makes perfect sense that one was carved for a party at a mansion and the others were made of snow, in the winter time.

    I know they were two different religions but it looked nice there.
  • kylstrk
    423 posts
    edited January 2014
    I just like the 2.25%, it looked kinda lame anyway
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    Shortyy01 wrote:
    I wish the Ice God didn't melt because I really liked having it in front of my Buddhist Temple.

    Why would you put a Hindu god in front of a Buddhist temple?
    Hinduism and Buddhism have some common symbolism. There are Buddhist symbols with multiple arms, such as Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion:
    d65cfe04-078f-4706-bceb-d78a618d2e6d_zpsf74a59f9.jpg

    Or a dancing Buddha:
    lcABysQ_zpsfc60e594.png


    The ice god is generic enough that it's tough to even tell which Hindu god it's supposed to be, as it has things in common with depictions of both Vishnu

    vishnu_zpsd54c50b0.jpg

    ...and Shiva.

    20100329115424Shiva_zps47e7f7b4.jpg


    Since there hasn't been an actual Buddha statue released, and there's no Hindu temple in Tapped Out, putting the ice god in front of the Buddhist temple is a fairly sound decorating decision.
  • MrWhiplash82
    766 posts
    edited January 2014
    neuroheart wrote:
    Since there hasn't been an actual Buddha statue released, and there's no Hindu temple in Tapped Out, putting the ice god in front of the Buddhist temple is a fairly sound decorating decision.

    I heard this argument here often enough, yet it still reminds me of Reverend Lovejoy referring to Apu's religion as 'miscallaneous'.
  • JoshSherer
    1640 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    neuroheart wrote:
    Shortyy01 wrote:
    I wish the Ice God didn't melt because I really liked having it in front of my Buddhist Temple.

    Why would you put a Hindu god in front of a Buddhist temple?
    Hinduism and Buddhism have some common symbolism. There are Buddhist symbols with multiple arms, such as Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion:
    d65cfe04-078f-4706-bceb-d78a618d2e6d_zpsf74a59f9.jpg

    Or a dancing Buddha:
    lcABysQ_zpsfc60e594.png


    The ice god is generic enough that it's tough to even tell which Hindu god it's supposed to be, as it has things in common with depictions of both Vishnu

    vishnu_zpsd54c50b0.jpg

    ...and Shiva.

    20100329115424Shiva_zps47e7f7b4.jpg


    Since there hasn't been an actual Buddha statue released, and there's no Hindu temple in Tapped Out, putting the ice god in front of the Buddhist temple is a fairly sound decorating decision.

    Thank you for shutting up the people who whined about the religious differences.
  • Shortyy01
    243 posts
    edited January 2014
    neuroheart wrote:
    Shortyy01 wrote:




    Thanks for the back-up !
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    neuroheart wrote:
    Since there hasn't been an actual Buddha statue released, and there's no Hindu temple in Tapped Out, putting the ice god in front of the Buddhist temple is a fairly sound decorating decision.

    I heard this argument here often enough, yet it still reminds me of Reverend Lovejoy referring to Apu's religion as 'miscallaneous'.
    :roll:
    I like how you ignore all the stuff I said about the common symbolism between the two religions (Buddhism having originated in India and all) and how the "ice god" could be any number of different symbols/deities from both religions, just because you think the "miscellaneous" comment is just so hilarious. This is the second time you've done this after I outlined some of the similarities of symbols and how many different things have been depicted with multiple arms.



    (Also, I still find it kind of sad and amusing that so many people put the golden calf by the temple without batting an eye, even though the idea of the sacred cow is very Hindu and is not one of the things that migrated to Buddhism, yet I see multiple objections to putting the ice god with the temple.)
  • Zozobras
    608 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    Shortyy01 wrote:
    I wish the Ice God didn't melt because I really liked having it in front of my Buddhist Temple.

    Where do you guys get those little squares in your tags?



    Here: http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/9891046.page
    I HATE CRAFTING. CRAFTING? Bah! Humbug!
    tstoforum
  • MrWhiplash82
    766 posts
    edited January 2014
    neuroheart wrote:
    :roll:
    I like how you ignore all the stuff I said about the common symbolism between the two religions (Buddhism having originated in India and all) and how the "ice god" could be any number of different symbols/deities from both religions, just because you think the "miscellaneous" comment is just so hilarious. This is the second time you've done this after I outlined some of the similarities of symbols and how many different things have been depicted with multiple arms.

    Well, a similar argument could be made that Christianity, Judaism and Islam have a common root and many prophets figure prominently in two or even all three religions (e.g. Jesus, under the name Isa Ibn Maryam, is considered a messenger of God in Islam; Moses/Musa is an important figure for all three religions). Yet you won't find that many people who will agree that these three religions are interchangable enough to use the devotional object of one religion in the context of another.

    In other words: I do find it somewhat condescending to claim that a deity that's clearly meant to stem from Hinduism fits seemlessly in front of a Buddhist temple, because the two religions have a "common symbolism".
  • kevfd
    377 posts
    edited January 2014
    Anyone know if the 2.25% bonus has also melted away?? :?
  • CoffeeMars
    1058 posts
    edited January 2014
    Mines currently sticking its finger (I think that's a finger)up at whoever sees the Buddhist temple
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    I do find it somewhat condescending to claim that a deity that's clearly meant to stem from Hinduism fits seemlessly in front of a Buddhist temple, because the two religions have a "common symbolism".
    Sooo, explain to me how it's "clearly" meant to stem from Hinduism when this is a Buddhist symbol:
    d65cfe04-078f-4706-bceb-d78a618d2e6d_zpsf74a59f9.jpg


    The ice god is not holding anything or wearing much of anything, so it lacks distinctive indicators of what it's meant to symbolize. Small details are quite important in such religions, and the statue lacks any such detail.

    (The first time I saw it, I was almost certain it was Avalokiteshvara. And yes, I have a longstanding familiarity with Buddhism, having been raised by Buddhist parents, this isn't just stuff I'm pulling out of my a**)
  • MrWhiplash82
    766 posts
    edited January 2014
    neuroheart wrote:
    Sooo, explain to me how it's "clearly" meant to stem from Hinduism when this is a Buddhist symbol:

    Because on the show, the statue is created by Apu and Manjula?

    (By they way, as much as I sometimes rejoice arguing for the sake of arguing, I don't really feel like going on with this discussion. Being a lapsed Catholic myself, I feel increasingly awkward making a point here on behalf of people who might actually feel offended by how someone talks about what s/he does with an item s/he won on a game based on an irreverent TV show.)
  • 83jonrotton1
    218 posts
    edited January 2014
    neuroheart wrote:
    Shortyy01 wrote:
    I wish the Ice God didn't melt because I really liked having it in front of my Buddhist Temple.

    Why would you put a Hindu god in front of a Buddhist temple?
    Hinduism and Buddhism have some common symbolism. There are Buddhist symbols with multiple arms, such as Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion:
    d65cfe04-078f-4706-bceb-d78a618d2e6d_zpsf74a59f9.jpg

    Or a dancing Buddha:
    lcABysQ_zpsfc60e594.png


    The ice god is generic enough that it's tough to even tell which Hindu god it's supposed to be, as it has things in common with depictions of both Vishnu

    vishnu_zpsd54c50b0.jpg

    ...and Shiva.

    20100329115424Shiva_zps47e7f7b4.jpg


    Since there hasn't been an actual Buddha statue released, and there's no Hindu temple in Tapped Out, putting the ice god in front of the Buddhist temple is a fairly sound decorating decision.

    Ummm, by that silly reasoning Muslims and Jewish people should have the same goals, right? Common symbols appear in all religions.
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    Ummm, by that silly reasoning Muslims and Jewish people should have the same goals, right? Common symbols appear in all religions.
    Well, yeah, they probably should. Conflict between people who worship the same exact deity is silly, but that's kind of outside the discussion of why the ice god works in front of the Buddhist temple in Tapped Out. That reason being because it looks like a Buddhist symbol (Avalokiteshvara) as much as it looks like a Hindu symbol. This being the case, it probably works best by the Buddhist temple. It looks good there, it potentially suits the religion, etc. If we had Apu's apartment, it might work better there, since apparently he carved it on the show, but we don't have his apartment and we don't have any other good statue for the temple. (And now it's melted and we're back to not having a good statue for the temple, which makes me a sad panda.)
    Decorations in this game are sadly limited. If the game designers release a crucifix, are people going to whine this much about it being put in front of the Presbylutheranism church? Or are a lot of players going to say, "Well, this is where it fits best," and put it there?
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