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dont like civ 6 districts, cities spanning half continent is just stupid

 

In Civ V (and VI for that matter) your archers can fire over a whole tile. How far would that be translated into real life? :p

 

Not saying you're wrong of course but... it's not exactly a realistic series, neither in terms of how history plays out or how things work in general.


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Playing the Giant World map with real locations in Civ 5 was quite memorable. It took a lot of time. I did it with England once and tried again twice, with Spain and Russia. But didn't get to the "20th century" in these last two games.

 

I also used the ingame editor to provide units and cities when Europe was supposed to be colonizing the Americas. And for WWI and II.



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I really don't agree that 4 was the pinnacle of design, it just had a lot of sub-par features which made it over all more complex

 

 

Like what?



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Well, I'm speaking more in relation to how a lot of it's features have been made deeper in later entries. So when you look back, IV has a lot of systems but the mechanics of each is shallower. In VI systems are richer but you have a bit less off them. In IV, you as the player make less meaningful decisions and less interesting variation unfolds from game to game. Systems that basically give you rote chores to make optimal choices gets old pretty fast. Outside if exploration, choosing where to settle, and your basic victory path, the rest played itself. Stacked units and workers were always such a boring part of the game to me. Civ V sort of inverted the issue by having one unit per tile, which made open combat more interesting but frustrated siege efforts. Also just working the map with workers is always a really boring exercise in chores. So Civ VI in my mind really fixed a lot of the foundational issues in creating interesting map play, and breaking from the more optimal build strategies that dominated IV and V.



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Guess specific examples were too much to hope for.  I should get around to trying Civ VI, maybe when it's not so expensive.  Or maybe just wait until they go with Civ VII and get it all for cheap :lol:



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I used to be obsessed with Civ2 when I was a whipper snapper. Is it even anywhere to buy nowadays? Will it even play on modern systems?

 

Wouldn't mind giving it a bash again for old times sake.

 

I got Civ3 a few years later but I couldn't get into it like 2. And that was the end of that.



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I used to be obsessed with Civ2 when I was a whipper snapper. Is it even anywhere to buy nowadays? Will it even play on modern systems?

 

Wouldn't mind giving it a bash again for old times sake.

 

I got Civ3 a few years later but I couldn't get into it like 2. And that was the end of that.

 

 

Looks like Amazon or eBay would be your best bet.  Well, if you want to acquire it legally ;)

 

As for running on modern systems, this seems to be one thing that might work - https://forums.civfa...-update.622154/


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I'm partial to Aztec myself.

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I used to be obsessed with Civ2 when I was a whipper snapper. Is it even anywhere to buy nowadays? Will it even play on modern systems?

 

Wouldn't mind giving it a bash again for old times sake.

 

I got Civ3 a few years later but I couldn't get into it like 2. And that was the end of that.

 

FreeCiv is an open-source crowd-development project, runs on everything, incl. Linux and Android. Has an option to use core Civ 2 rules. Also free.


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I'm partial to Aztec myself.

Damn you, I just came here to make that joke.

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Polynesia and Inca have led to lots of fun playthroughs for me, so Gathering Storm will give me both of them (sorta: the Maori). I'm chuffed to bits, getting Hungary and Canada as well, two new civs that I've been wanting to see in Civ for a looong time.


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Polynesia and Inca have led to lots of fun playthroughs for me, so Gathering Storm will give me both of them (sorta: the Maori). I'm chuffed to bits, getting Hungary and Canada as well, two new civs that I've been wanting to see in Civ for a looong time.

 
Apparently a listing of all the new civs was already leaked. The rest would be:
 

Spoiler


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I'm partial to Aztec myself.

I only ever play as Rome. Sort of amusing how much content I miss out on.:lol:

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I'm partial to Aztec myself.

I only ever play as Rome. Sort of amusing how much content I miss out on. :lol:

 

 

You should really try a civ that focuses on building tall some time.



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You are all heretics.

There is no CIV.

There is only SMAC.


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I used to be obsessed with Civ2 when I was a whipper snapper. Is it even anywhere to buy nowadays? Will it even play on modern systems?

 

Wouldn't mind giving it a bash again for old times sake.

 

I got Civ3 a few years later but I couldn't get into it like 2. And that was the end of that.

 

FreeCiv is an open-source crowd-development project, runs on everything, incl. Linux and Android. Has an option to use core Civ 2 rules. Also free.

 

 

Interesting! I shall definitely check this out when I get home.



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I'm partial to Aztec myself.

I only ever play as Rome. Sort of amusing how much content I miss out on. :lol:

 

 

You should really try a civ that focuses on building tall some time.

 

 

Been a warmonger in the series for 20-ish years now, why change! :p



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Polynesia and Inca have led to lots of fun playthroughs for me, so Gathering Storm will give me both of them (sorta: the Maori). I'm chuffed to bits, getting Hungary and Canada as well, two new civs that I've been wanting to see in Civ for a looong time.

 
Apparently a listing of all the new civs was already leaked. The rest would be:
 

Spoiler

 

That's nearly a perfect lineup of added civs, if you ask me. :)


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yeah we all remember times of Mali imperioum xD



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That's nearly a perfect lineup of added civs, if you ask me. :)

 

I'm guessing this is the last expansion (could be wrong though since Rise & Fall was sort of small...) but I really want to see the following.

 

The Celts,

Venice or some Italian Renaissance (not Rome) Civ. Venice could suffice, but I want to see the idea of Venice expanded further to a united Italy.

The Huns

Mexico

Tibetan Empire (or maybe Nepal for a tall mountain Civ.)

Ethiopia

 

Plus alt leaders for US & China would be nice.


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