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Old August 4 2011, 01:46 AM   #151
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Re: Civilization V

They're relatively cheap, so I don't feel the cost when I buy piecemeal. Buying together is a bit different. The thing is, the production value is much higher. Seeing Isabella speaking Spanish or Pachacuti speaking Quechua or Harald speaking Danish is quite good (and the animation is usually beautiful). In the end, it's more variety. I'd argue the value per Civ is higher, but the value per dollar is less if that makes sense. In other words, you would certainly get more content with expansion packs, but I think each civ in the expansion back has more substance to it. Each one plays very differently and it's just cool seeing them in game.
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Old August 4 2011, 09:21 PM   #152
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At first I didn't like Steam and the idea of DLCs, but now I've come to like it. In fact, some of the best Civs are DLC civs. Playing the Inca's on a Highlands map almost seems like cheating because the Incas are so overpowered around mountains/hills. And Babylon with what can be a turn 30 academy is just outrageous.
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Old August 6 2011, 01:12 AM   #153
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I love this game, right up to satellites. Then the graphics go all squirrelly for some reason and I never finish the game.
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Old August 6 2011, 01:22 AM   #154
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I don't know what's causing it, but I can guess what it's related to. When you hit Satellites, the entire map gets revealed. My guess is your system isn't used able to handle it. What map size are you playing on?
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Old August 6 2011, 11:14 AM   #155
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I tried Huge to Small, did it every time. I can't figure out why it would have that kind of problem, I've got quad core 3ghZ, 4gb of ram and a Radeon 5770, not bleeding edge by any means but it runs most everything else without complaint. It just turns the whole map into pixel soup...
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Old August 9 2011, 03:25 AM   #156
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For those interested, Two More DLC are being added

Korea looks like it'll be a lot of fun. Good to have another science civ.
Wonders of the Ancient World definitely will be interesting. However, it'll complicate multiplayer (or it would if they ever made it so people with DLC can play multiplayer). Still, three new wonders, new wonder art, and a new scenario should be fun.
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Old August 9 2011, 05:41 PM   #157
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Korea looks interesting, I'm only comfortable if I have tech superiority over everyone, and I do enjoy firing rockets at swordsmen, so they seem like a Civ tailored for me. I might just get all the DLC civs soon.
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Old August 9 2011, 10:08 PM   #158
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If you want to wait, there might be another steam sale in a month or two. Certainly, things like the map packs or Wonders pack are better on sale (although not bad when bundled).
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Old August 10 2011, 12:36 PM   #159
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Hoser, just a thought. Have you tried strategic view? Not the most pretty way to play, but it's something that would get the job done when it's that late in the game and you've invested that much.
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Old August 21 2011, 04:59 PM   #160
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I had a bit of the opposite experience yesterday that also demonstrates how much better the combat is. I was trying to take an English city that was past a choke point, made even more difficult by a mountain I had to maneuver around. It was during the medieval period so the English had Longbowmen instead of crossbows... which aside from being a big stronger, also have a range of 3 instead of the standard 2. Given the location this gave the English a huge tactical advantage that I wasn't prepared for so despite my superior numbers and slightly superior technology I was simply unable to take the city. I couldn't get units in fast and in large enough number to get passed their ranged defenses. Because of my poor planning and the terrain I had no choice but to pull out of that war.
I had a similar experience last night. There was a small region of desert between myself, India and England that nobody had settled, but when I discovered biology an oil resource was revealed there right next to the English border. Working on the principle that you can never have too much oil, I sent a settler there and claimed the area, but this annoyed the English who declared war on me three turns later. England only had three cities (London, York and Nottingham) and I had a significant tech lead over them (they were using swordsmen and longbows while I had musketmen, cavalry and cannons) so after dealing with their pathetic assault on my new city I decided to march on and take their entire civilization.

What I didn't realise was that they had the Great Wall which meant that my units were slowed down in their territory. Combine that with the increased range of the longbows and it led to a major quagmire because even my cavalry units weren't fast enough to catch the longbowmen who stayed just out of range sniping my units. What followed was a war of attrition where I was fighting to take and hold every single tile on the way to York. I only managed to take the city after my first infantry units reached the front, but by that point 2/3 of my army was killed and I was in no position to march on, so I was forced to settle for peace. It was frustrating in one sense but way more engaging than stack warfare.
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Old August 21 2011, 05:05 PM   #161
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Well, I got bored with the other game I was playing and my parents were taking too long in getting me our old copy of Alpha Centauri, so I joined your ranks and picked up Civ V. I'm really liking it so far.... still trying to get used to some of the game concepts and functions, but I'm getting there. The thing I'm having the hardest time getting used to is trying to slow down my gameplay and really think about what I need to do.... I've spent too much time playing RTS's, so there's a major urgency to everything I do and I've had a hard time slowing down.

I'm part way through my first game as the Germans on a huge random map. I am out-teching and outnumbering everyone else. I have a giant military, and I'm running around with longswordsmen, knights, and crossbowmen while everyone else is still running around with rocks and pointy sticks. Just started researching gunpowder as well. I also seem to have a much larger empire than everyone else I've found with two exceptions. I wiped out the Aztecs early on when they attacked me and I sort of paniced and moved quickly to wipe them out. I was getting ready to implement Operation Fuck The Queen (england is really starting to annoy me), but the Chinese randomly denounced me for the third time this game, so I'm working on making them pay. Then I'll move forward with Operation FTQ.
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Old September 12 2011, 03:47 AM   #162
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There's apparently a Steam sale where the game is $15 for those interested.
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Old February 16 2012, 08:08 PM   #163
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Expansion incoming. Religion is returning in a meatier form and so is espionage, there's a new diplomatic system with city states being more important, new civs, units, wonders, and all the other usual stuff.

Just yesterday I went checking the Civ Fanatic forums to see if there were any rumours on an expansion and when I didn't see anything I pretty much gave up hope on ever seeing one. They sure timed this announcement right.
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Old February 16 2012, 11:48 PM   #164
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Yeah, I got caught by surprise when I saw the news.

Some of these ideas are almost directly copied from suggestions I made at CFC. I want royalties! (Although, some were relatively obvious and I'm sure I wasn't the only one, plus I'm glad the ideas were used).
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Old February 19 2012, 08:48 PM   #165
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Expansion incoming. Religion is returning in a meatier form and so is espionage, there's a new diplomatic system with city states being more important, new civs, units, wonders, and all the other usual stuff.

Just yesterday I went checking the Civ Fanatic forums to see if there were any rumours on an expansion and when I didn't see anything I pretty much gave up hope on ever seeing one. They sure timed this announcement right.
Are you a member of CFC? I'm smellincoffee there, same as here. I'm still playing Civ3 (and sometimes, CIV), but mostly hang around in off-topic.
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