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Re: (Mostly) Civilized Civilizations
« Reply #50 on: 17 Oct 2014, 12:48 »

sorry still on the fence. :/
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« Reply #51 on: 17 Oct 2014, 12:57 »

Ummm... maybe?     Do we have to talk or be on camera?
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« Reply #52 on: 17 Oct 2014, 13:22 »

We'd prefer it but nobody will force you to. I will definitely talk.

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« Reply #53 on: 17 Oct 2014, 13:25 »

You don't have to talk with us if you don't want to outside of the text chat window. I mean beer and world conquest is best done via amusing ourselves and others.
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Re: (Mostly) Civilized Civilizations
« Reply #54 on: 17 Oct 2014, 14:50 »

I'm in, Masterpiece already has my skype and steam. What time are we doing this again?
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« Reply #55 on: 17 Oct 2014, 16:40 »

Last chance to have a say in arranging a time

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« Reply #56 on: 17 Oct 2014, 16:46 »

did you all agree on a game type (i.e. one city) and all that?  Also I do not have skype installed, it gives my computer heartburns.  Would I still be able to play?  I have never played this with multiplayer, like ever.
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« Reply #57 on: 17 Oct 2014, 16:49 »

Nor have I, still trying to figure out if I am able to.. what time specifically?   And are we doing 1 game or several?
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« Reply #58 on: 17 Oct 2014, 16:52 »

That's what I thought the Skype call would have been for.

Does any of you have an Outlook.com E-mail address? Skype works over the web client there.

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« Reply #59 on: 17 Oct 2014, 16:55 »

gmails.  :-P
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« Reply #60 on: 17 Oct 2014, 16:55 »

Added you :)
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« Reply #61 on: 17 Oct 2014, 16:58 »

How?

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« Reply #62 on: 17 Oct 2014, 17:02 »

Via Skype
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« Reply #63 on: 17 Oct 2014, 17:04 »

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« Reply #64 on: 17 Oct 2014, 17:07 »

haHA got skype to work and sent an invite.
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« Reply #65 on: 18 Oct 2014, 08:36 »

I don't get why people are whining about the pre-order stuff for Beyond Earth. There's two major camps, as far as I can see.

"Bawww, it's just a bunch of extra maps. Baawww!" It's also 25% off. If they don't want it, I'm sure they'll be happy to pay 10-15 quid extra after release, no?

"Bawww, people are getting extra stuff on launch. I can buy it now but I'll wait until it's inevitably on sale with the pre-order stuff included." I fail to see how this is any different form buying it now and them waiting a year to play it.

Then there are the people that I actually agree with, the ones that can't buy it now and will either have to wait for a bundle or buy the maps as DLC. There don't seem to be many of these.
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« Reply #66 on: 18 Oct 2014, 09:42 »

Woke up this morning ready to play with you all and...the internet was down.  Had to call the cable company and its finally up!
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« Reply #67 on: 18 Oct 2014, 10:18 »

Join us then.

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« Reply #68 on: 18 Oct 2014, 20:45 »

There's a Steamworkshop CIV V mod called R.E.D for fighting WW2. Now recruiting players.

The big game today was a lot of fun! We need to switch from skype to something like Ventrillo though... a VOIP that isn't quite such a pain.

Also I need a better mic and head set, I know.
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Re: (Mostly) Civilized Civilizations
« Reply #69 on: 18 Oct 2014, 23:31 »

Is ankh's Mumble server still a thing?
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« Reply #70 on: 20 Oct 2014, 05:10 »

Sorry I couldn't join.  I guess Civ 5 multiplayer is just like that?

Pilchard, even at 25% off, that's more than I usually spend on games.  And Civ games have a horrible reputation for being not good at original launch.  I'm more than happy to wait, and I'm sure if I buy it in the end, I'll get it for more than 25% off.

Besides which, I'm far from done with EU4 at the moment, and it's a deeper game.
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« Reply #71 on: 20 Oct 2014, 08:11 »

-I just cannot figure out EU4.  The interface is less intuitive than Victoria 2 (my favorite paradox game).  I tried playing China just to try and learn the ropes but it is just so different from what I'm used to with paradox games.  Same goes with Crusader kings.

-I've watches some beta plays of Civ:BE and it looks really fun.  I do not get the preorder 25% off of steam (that I can see) but I do plan to get it.  Thinking of waiting until after my birthday just in case I get it for Christmas or my B-day.  The tech tree being a web, turns not being 100s of years, alien hive mind intelligence instead of roving bands of barbarians, The constant "quests" and random decisions for your Civ, and the alien world itself just makes it seem just so amazing.  As one reviewer said "its not a Civ 5 expansion but seems more like a sequel."

-Yeah sorry couldn't play with you all Saturday.  Internet was down like I mentioned earlier.  Then when I went to go get groceries I got a text from my land lord that he wanted to show off the condo the next day.  So I spent a majority of the day cleaning the condo...only for him to cancel 10 minutes before they were to show up the next day.  I kind of have a wacky schedule, especially with Dr. Girlfriend back from Germany, but let me know if you guys try to do it again.  You all should have my steam name.
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« Reply #72 on: 20 Oct 2014, 11:31 »

-I just cannot figure out EU4.  The interface is less intuitive than Victoria 2 (my favorite paradox game).  I tried playing China just to try and learn the ropes but it is just so different from what I'm used to with paradox games.  Same goes with Crusader kings.

I haven't even seen Victoria 2, but really loved CK2, and am warming to EU4.  CK2, while I don't have as many hours logged as Civ 5, I think is the best strategy game I've ever played.  It's fun, and sometimes quite funny.
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« Reply #73 on: 20 Oct 2014, 14:28 »

Beyond Earth is now available for pre-loading.
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« Reply #74 on: 20 Oct 2014, 14:49 »

I'm at one of those points where the wise decision would be to again wait until Christmas, and the impulse excited decision because it looks rad as hell.
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Re: (Mostly) Civilized Civilizations
« Reply #76 on: 22 Oct 2014, 09:39 »

So who won the weekend game?  Nobody ever told me...
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« Reply #77 on: 22 Oct 2014, 09:41 »

Didn't finish.   But Chaosera had the lead.
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« Reply #78 on: 24 Oct 2014, 01:07 »

Hehehehehehehehehehehe. Hehehehehehehehehee! Don't expect me to be around for a while.
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« Reply #79 on: 24 Oct 2014, 03:33 »

Yeah, me neither. Just this much: Beyond Earth is absolutely awesome.
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« Reply #80 on: 24 Oct 2014, 05:13 »

I watched TB's WTF Is...Beyond Earth.  It pretty much cemented my decision not to buy it (at least, anytime soon)
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« Reply #81 on: 24 Oct 2014, 08:44 »

Care to elaborate on that?
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« Reply #82 on: 24 Oct 2014, 11:01 »

TB's review basically felt that if the sci-fi theme appealed sufficiently to you it was probably worth a purchase.  If not, the game mechanically wasn't different ENOUGH from civ 5 to warrant a purchase at this point.
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« Reply #83 on: 24 Oct 2014, 11:33 »

honestly the sci-fi element is the reason I want the game.

just watched TB's review.  He seems just jilted that its not Alpha Centari.  I do agree that the faceless identities of the different factions is a downer.  The game looks fun but it may be one of those cases (like civ 5) where after some x-pacs it may flesh out the game better.  Honestly I still think I'll get it.
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« Reply #84 on: 24 Oct 2014, 14:05 »

Sea dragons are just the worst.
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« Reply #85 on: 24 Oct 2014, 14:11 »

just watching lets play but I thought they were in a live and let live kind of alien

I would say it would be cool if there were different planet types like desert planet or ice planet etc with different alien types and bonuses/drawbacks.
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« Reply #86 on: 12 Dec 2014, 02:40 »

So, are we ever going to finish our Civ V game?
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« Reply #87 on: 16 Jan 2015, 02:08 »

Ok, apparently we will not finish it. Then how about a new round?
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« Reply #88 on: 16 Jan 2015, 18:37 »

Sounds good!

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« Reply #89 on: 16 Jan 2015, 23:14 »

I'm in, I have a much better computer for such things now.
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« Reply #90 on: 24 Jan 2015, 15:02 »

I have a game with a friend that has been going for about two months now - I have three victories in sight (culture, science and diplomatic), when AI Ramesses (who has been bumbling along being constantly attacked by everyone else in all of the rest of the game) adds three parts to his rocket and is too far away to invade easily. -_-
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« Reply #91 on: 04 Mar 2015, 17:50 »

So beyond earth is getting a unique sequel.  Surprised there isnt a DLC for beyond earth yet.
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« Reply #92 on: 05 Mar 2015, 06:27 »

FYI steam has Civ III IV and V (with expansions) on sale at the moment.
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« Reply #93 on: 06 Mar 2015, 02:57 »

It turns out I have Civ 3 and 4.

We're not going to talk about how many Steam keys I've picked up over the years and sort of forgot about.

I'll have to figure out if I can run them (my graphics card is going down).

Still... potential OPTIONS

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« Reply #94 on: 06 Mar 2015, 05:33 »

Is it more than 9 keys?

I made my account in December and now it's like OMG nine why do I need this many games?
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« Reply #95 on: 06 Mar 2015, 06:44 »

It's enough that Steam told me to wait a bit before I redeemed any more.

It's enough that I'll have to do a give-away once I'm done.

What can I say? Humble Bundles are motherfuckers

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« Reply #96 on: 06 Mar 2015, 09:13 »


What can I say? Humble Bundles are motherfuckers

True that. But with limited mobility while my foot heals, those visual novels from a couple weeks ago are AWESOME.
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« Reply #97 on: 11 May 2016, 13:48 »

So. What are you all making of the announcement of Civilization VI?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvBf6WBatk0
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« Reply #98 on: 11 May 2016, 18:59 »

Heh... "No limits to civilisation", but we'll still pixellate out women's breasts in video-game trailers. :roll:
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« Reply #99 on: 11 May 2016, 19:36 »

You guys got the convicts, we were stuck with the puritans.
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