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(Mostly) Civilized Civilizations
« on: 03 Oct 2014, 00:56 »

There has been a lot of Civilization talk in the 'What have you been playing recently?' thread, so I thought I'd make a dedicated topic for one of my favorite game series ever.

Anybody else excited for Beyond Earth? I can't wait for it to come out, only 3 weeks left now. Already told everybody they shouldn't expect to see much of me for a few days after it's out.
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Re: (Mostly) Civilized Civilizations
« Reply #1 on: 03 Oct 2014, 01:02 »

It looks really cool. I probably won't be buying it, since it's rather pricey (and my laptop can't run it), but what I've seen is very good.
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« Reply #2 on: 03 Oct 2014, 04:07 »

It looks like civ v with a different skin tho.

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« Reply #3 on: 03 Oct 2014, 08:54 »

I will almost certainly buy it sooner or later, but I might not right at release for the following reasons:
- I'm cheap
- Civ doesn't have the best reputation for being great at first release.  While this seems like a civ 5 port, it might take a while for the game to round out into a classic
- I haven't come close to plumbing the depths of EU4 yet.
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Re: (Mostly) Civilized Civilizations
« Reply #4 on: 03 Oct 2014, 13:46 »

Anybody else excited for Beyond Earth?

Ayup. Just preordered.
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Re: (Mostly) Civilized Civilizations
« Reply #5 on: 05 Oct 2014, 10:47 »

Currently playing a game as the Mongolians on King Difficulty. It started out really well, found two ruins giving me technologies, but somewhere I must have taken a wrong turn because I'm really behind now. Got beaten to building a world wonder by one round twice. So frustrating.
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« Reply #6 on: 05 Oct 2014, 11:12 »

Ouch.

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« Reply #7 on: 05 Oct 2014, 14:37 »

Beyond Earth looks great. Probably not going to get it till the new year though... I honestly didn't pay for my copy of Civ V I wrote a review and some tactics articles for an online gaming magazine and they hooked me up with a free copy.
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« Reply #8 on: 05 Oct 2014, 19:52 »

You desperately need the Brave New World expansion.

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« Reply #9 on: 05 Oct 2014, 20:26 »

I've currently playing as Arabia on Prince difficulty. I'm doing pretty well with a culture/faith kind of build, but I'm stuck on a smallish continent with Russia, which has already wiped out the Japanese and is making eyes at all the city-states. I'm desperately trying to research Astronomy so I can escape and contact the rest of the world.
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« Reply #10 on: 06 Oct 2014, 00:23 »

I just realised that I booked my brother's school holiday week off from work, and it's the week after Beyond Earth is out. :D
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« Reply #11 on: 09 Oct 2014, 12:58 »

I've just bought Civ V, and I haven't quite figured it out yet. I'm still on my first game so that isn't surprising. But my old skills from Civ III don't seem to transfer very well. (Yes, I skipped right over Civ IV - had too much else going on in my life at the  time it came out.)

Beyond Earth looks like an update of Alpha Centauri, which I always thought was the best entry in the Civ series, even though it technically wasn't in the series.  :-D
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« Reply #12 on: 09 Oct 2014, 14:57 »

Sadly, the last time I tried civ 5 multiplayer, it was deeply, deeply flawed.
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« Reply #13 on: 09 Oct 2014, 15:00 »

How so?
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« Reply #14 on: 09 Oct 2014, 15:04 »

Seeing as we have quite a few civ players  -- why don't we start a forum game?

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« Reply #15 on: 09 Oct 2014, 15:13 »

How so?

Lots of connectivity issues.  If they've fixed it, that would be great.
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« Reply #16 on: 09 Oct 2014, 16:33 »

You desperately need the Brave New World expansion.

I have all the expansions actually :3 Gotta love dem Steam sales :3
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« Reply #17 on: 10 Oct 2014, 00:34 »

How so?

Lots of connectivity issues.  If they've fixed it, that would be great.
In my last few online games I didn't have any connectivity issues. Either way, it's easy to safe the game if somebody accidentally disconnects and then restart. It's a hassle, but it works.

I'm definetly down for a forum game. Could be hard to find a time where everybody can play, though.
Does everybody have both expansions? Because the game is way more fun with them.
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« Reply #18 on: 10 Oct 2014, 03:53 »

There's a way to make gameplay asynchronous.

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« Reply #19 on: 10 Oct 2014, 03:55 »

A forum game does sound good...
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« Reply #20 on: 10 Oct 2014, 04:08 »

There's a way to make gameplay asynchronous.
But I think you still have to wait for everybody to finish their round. Approximately one round per day does not sound like much fun.
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« Reply #21 on: 11 Oct 2014, 06:29 »

So is this still happening? I'm assuming we're going to play a relatively quick game, right?

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« Reply #22 on: 12 Oct 2014, 04:06 »

Well I'm up for it, if we can find a time where everybody can play. I've looked into asynchronous gameplay but frankly, one round at a time with possibly only one round per day is kinda lame. It takes longer to start to game than what you'll be actually playing.

I'd like everybody who's interested in a game to make a quick post here so we'll see how many people are in and maybe figure out a schedule.
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« Reply #23 on: 12 Oct 2014, 04:12 »

Here!

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« Reply #24 on: 12 Oct 2014, 10:13 »

What version of Civilization would it be? I have CivV, but I don't have any of the expansion packs.
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« Reply #25 on: 12 Oct 2014, 12:10 »

Well the expansions are pretty great

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« Reply #26 on: 12 Oct 2014, 13:38 »

When would we do this? Fridays are best for me starting Thursday nights
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« Reply #27 on: 12 Oct 2014, 13:42 »

You must understand, our Friday nights are not your Friday nights. There's an eight hour time difference (minimum!) between us and you.

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« Reply #28 on: 12 Oct 2014, 13:44 »

Saturdays would work best for me.
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« Reply #29 on: 12 Oct 2014, 17:24 »

I'm interested!

I've made a kind of spreadsheet to help organize it. Add yourself and the times you think you'll be available - if you have a couple hours free in a spot (not necessarily the whole time!), put a Y.

Note that everything's in GMT, too.
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« Reply #30 on: 12 Oct 2014, 18:54 »

Added my info.

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« Reply #31 on: 12 Oct 2014, 19:16 »

Assuming I did the mental conversion to GMT right, I added my info (basically I'm available from 9 PM to midnight CDT on weekdays, all day Saturday, and before noon CDT on Sundays.
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« Reply #32 on: 13 Oct 2014, 00:26 »

Times added. So far it looks very much like it's gonna be on a Saturday or Sunday. Not very surprising but good to know. Also I would very much like to play with both expansion because they really add a lot of great mechanics to the game.
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« Reply #33 on: 13 Oct 2014, 01:04 »

Updated so we can take a closer look at Saturday and Sunday.
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« Reply #34 on: 13 Oct 2014, 05:23 »

I think Masterpiece may have realized I had the file open at the same time as him because he pasted a link to a hentai site before deleting it.  :psyduck: I did not click it.
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« Reply #35 on: 13 Oct 2014, 09:09 »

Blatantly copied Masterpiece's entries because they apply to my schedule too.
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« Reply #36 on: 13 Oct 2014, 10:08 »

Wish I could play along with you guys, but weekends are actually when I'm least available.

But I think I'm starting to figure this game out. Still on my first game, but my Roman Empire has just conquered the Netherlands and I am now spreading my totally whacked-out version of Zoroastrianism to the rest of the world.
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« Reply #37 on: 13 Oct 2014, 14:05 »

I think Masterpiece may have realized I had the file open at the same time as him because he pasted a link to a hentai site before deleting it.  :psyduck: I did not click it.
Friggin copypaste didn't work.

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« Reply #38 on: 15 Oct 2014, 02:00 »

So are we doing this this Saturday? I can probably adjust my sleep cycle, but I need that sleep, I can't game 24 hours on one end.

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« Reply #39 on: 15 Oct 2014, 04:28 »

Probably? Seems like Saturday 10PM is the best time to start. That's like 8AM on Sunday for me.
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« Reply #40 on: 15 Oct 2014, 16:03 »

10pm in what time zone? Zulu people give me Zulu! (GMT for you luddites)
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« Reply #41 on: 15 Oct 2014, 16:11 »

If it's this weekend I'm probably going to have to back out of it...
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« Reply #42 on: 15 Oct 2014, 16:20 »

We'll need to get a vent or group skype going too. Trash talking whilst killin!
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« Reply #43 on: 16 Oct 2014, 13:52 »

Who's playing this Saturday? Correct me if I'm wrong:

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« Reply #44 on: 16 Oct 2014, 15:00 »

I may throw my hat in the ring but havnt quite decided yet
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« Reply #45 on: 16 Oct 2014, 16:24 »

Actually, this weekend is looking pretty hectic for me as well. I might have to sit it out and do the three assignments I have instead.
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« Reply #46 on: 17 Oct 2014, 05:55 »

I'm getting this as 7pm EDT.  I think I can do this.

Should I send someone my skype or steam ID?  IF I can remember what they are....
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« Reply #47 on: 17 Oct 2014, 08:14 »

I will send all of you my Skype and whoever answers gets my Steam. (inb4 sexual innuendo) we'll arrange it from there.

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« Reply #48 on: 17 Oct 2014, 11:36 »

GM and ev4n have replied.

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« Reply #49 on: 17 Oct 2014, 12:18 »

Would be lovely if more people can join us.
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