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Civ 5
#41
RE: Civ 5
I've played a few games of Civ V, but I still prefer Civ IV personally. Mostly due to the Fall from Heaven series of mods.

(July 14, 2014 at 6:38 am)Holden Caulfield Wrote: Anybody else ridiculously super pumped for "Civ: Beyond Earth" coming out this year?
Very much so. Alpha Centauri / Alien Crossfire are in my top 5 favorite games.
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#42
RE: Civ 5
(July 12, 2014 at 9:32 pm)Napoléon Wrote: Anyone else play this?

I was wondering what kind of settings people think are good. I tried playing my first game on epic timing, continents and large map size with lots of civs, but it was just going too slow.

I ended up changing to a small map, continents again and this time just did standard time. This one's been a lot more interesting so far. I'm playing as Alexander against a few other ancient era style factions (like the Egyptians and the Persians). It's pretty cool, I've basically got my own little peninsula which is connected to the rest of the continent by a thin strip of land. On the other side of that strip are the Persians, behind them are the Siamese. There's another little island that is right next door to me that has 3 city states, one of the states wanted me to try and take another city state, which I tried. Turns out it's a lot harder to take cities in this game than I thought. Anyone got any tips? I'm not really a civ noob, I know all of the general mechanics and I played a bit of civ 3 back in the day. I also played the shit out civ revolution on console. I guess I'm just wondering if anyone's got any info or things I should know about civ 5 when playing...


tl: dr Talking about civ 5, give me some pro tips.

Sorry, only ever played Civ 4, I tried 5 but couldn't get on with it.

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#43
RE: Civ 5
(July 14, 2014 at 7:40 am)Napoléon Wrote: I didn't know that expansions would differ the gameplay that much, I'm only using the vanilla version. In fact, I didn't even plan on buying the game or playing it, but a friend of mine gifted it to me on Steam, so I thought, why the fuck not. Are there any expansions you recommend, or any DLC for that matter?
It adds quite a few game mechanics and other civs. I'm not sure how much I like them yet. In hindsight I probably would have waited longer to buy the expansions.
Napoléon Wrote: Also, with the Earth map, is it actually exactly like Earth, or is it quite a bit different to what the actual layout of continents is like on Earth? Does it also affect where your civ starts?

It's just like earth, all the land is more or less where it should be. The civs seem to start randomly placed. Makes for some interesting alternative history XD
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#44
RE: Civ 5
(July 14, 2014 at 7:40 am)Napoléon Wrote:
(July 13, 2014 at 11:58 pm)jots Wrote: Btw, are we discussing vanilla Civ 5, or is it with expansions G&K or BNW?

For future reference it would be good to either include this in thread title or state it in the OP, since some of the game mechanics differ between the versions.

As for map seeds, there is a "save map" option. It's under Menu-Save game-Save map.

I didn't know that expansions would differ the gameplay that much, I'm only using the vanilla version. In fact, I didn't even plan on buying the game or playing it, but a friend of mine gifted it to me on Steam, so I thought, why the fuck not. Are there any expansions you recommend, or any DLC for that matter?

What about mods too?


Also, with the Earth map, is it actually exactly like Earth, or is it quite a bit different to what the actual layout of continents is like on Earth? Does it also affect where your civ starts? Like for instance France starts in a 'european' continent while if you have another civ like the Aztecs they'd start on the other side of the world?


These questions are for everyone Tongue

IMO there is a HUGE difference betweem base Civ 5 and G&K + BNW (minor changes between the two). Particularly that the expansions reintroduce VERY successfully religion as well as updated creating real culture wins. The expansions really really improve on a great game, IMO. Civ 5 is an unreal game but the expansions make it a legendary game, IMO. I'd really recommend the expansion packs.

With an earth map you get a similiar type map but civ placement is and always has been random. So you get civ's starting anywhere (doesn't matter if it's an "old world" civ like France or "new world" civ like Aztec). IIRC though on the Earth map starts ALL civs in "old world" (europe/africa/asia) leaving Australia and the Americas open for expansion (some city states starting there though).
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#45
RE: Civ 5
I'm not a huge civ fan, so I'm not pumped for the new games. I may or may not buy Brave New World, and I needed to buy the base game first.
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#46
RE: Civ 5
(July 14, 2014 at 8:42 am)Holden Caulfield Wrote: With an earth map you get a similiar type map but civ placement is and always has been random. So you get civ's starting anywhere (doesn't matter if it's an "old world" civ like France or "new world" civ like Aztec). IIRC though on the Earth map starts ALL civs in "old world" (europe/africa/asia) leaving Australia and the Americas open for expansion (some city states starting there though).

So is the Earth layout pretty much exactly like how the continents on the real Earth actually are, with maybe minor differences? How big is the map?
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#47
RE: Civ 5
Go play an earth map. Check it out yourself.
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10 Christ-like figures that predate Jesus. Link shortened to Chris ate Jesus for some reason...
http://listverse.com/2009/04/13/10-chris...ate-jesus/

Good video to watch, if you want to know how common the Jesus story really is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88GTUXvp-50

A list of biblical contradictions from the infallible word of Yahweh.
http://infidels.org/library/modern/jim_m...tions.html

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#48
RE: Civ 5
Oops, I missed Insanity's comment.
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#49
RE: Civ 5
(July 14, 2014 at 9:04 am)Napoléon Wrote: Oops, I missed Insanity's comment.
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#50
RE: Civ 5
(July 14, 2014 at 8:51 am)Napoléon Wrote: So is the Earth layout pretty much exactly like how the continents on the real Earth actually are, with maybe minor differences? How big is the map?

Map size depends on your choice of size.

As for how "exact" same it is to earth is that is it similar but still has many many differences. If you look at the outline of the continents you won't be able to see any similarity to real continents. And the type of land won't be in the same places (ie deserts and jungles). Yet you will still get a similar feel of ancient civilizations from different type of areas. It definitely just remixes the land area and types with civilizations being randomly placed in it.
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