View Full Version : Civ 50 years from now...


vladmir_illych_lenin
Mar 25, 2001, 05:21 PM
I've always wanted to sit down and play a whole mp game at once, or play for 24 hours straight, but I could only fit in a bit more than one hour per weekday and about 3 hours on the weekend.

What I plan to do when I retire is to purchase a cabin in Greenland with broadband connection and infinite supply of coke. I plan to pay 24/7 and may even beat Eyes of Night. BUT one problem.

I'll be 66 in 50 years, and Civ will definitely not exist then. People like John Valdez and Lefty Scaevola and Loaf Warden will be either over 90 or DEAD. There will be no one to play!

Alcibiaties of Athenae
Mar 25, 2001, 08:55 PM
Sorry Vlad, but I will be 88 in fifty years or dead. http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/frown.gif Maybe the younger guys will still be around for you to play against, but I doubt if I'll even have enough brain power (if I'm still kicking) to play any game. Sorry.

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BlueMonday
Mar 26, 2001, 12:28 AM
I can't wait until I retire. I'll just play computer games all day long. I just have to wait another forty years.

Just picture it: all my grankids laughing at me becuase I play an ancient computer game. I get pissed and tell them to get their fat f***ing a**es back to their b****'s house. I'll be the first granparent in my family to openly cuss at my grandkids. Oh I can't wait.

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Håkon
Mar 26, 2001, 06:50 AM
Originally posted by vladmir_illych_lenin:

I'll be 66 in 50 years, and Civ will definitely not exist then. People like John Valdez and Lefty Scaevola and Loaf Warden will be either over 90 or DEAD. There will be no one to play!

Oh, never say never, Vlad. Civ is a classic game and there might be someone playing and some version to play, Sid Meier III's Civilization 38.

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Hell-Raiser
Mar 26, 2001, 09:02 AM
Dude, over 50 years from now there wil be new techs and super comuters I wander how Civ 38 will look like,

It will be nothing compard with the Civ that we now play....

How would it look like?!??

GenghisK
Mar 26, 2001, 09:09 AM
It will be nothing compard with the Civ that we now play....
How would it look like?!??

Perhaps just ask how would YOU look like. http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/smile.gif
Easy to answer, sir. Like me now, a zombie, http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/wink.gif for not having slept for years
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TimTheEnchanter
Mar 26, 2001, 12:40 PM
Consider this Vlad: They still sell Monopoly after more than 50 years.

Of course to make it marketable you'll have to buy the <u>Deluxe Collector's Edition with the Original Two-Dimensional Game Presentation</u> ("Wow, only 2 dimensions. How quaint!"). It will come with a special collector's CD even though no one will have a CD player anymore.

It will also have two "intelligence advisors" you can ask for game play advice. One, called "Dale of the Shadows" will give advice on achieving a high score. The other, named "Nocturnal Eyes" will suggest that you use the cheat menu. http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/wink.gif(jk)

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drake
Mar 26, 2001, 01:16 PM
Some things can never be improved on as tim suggested, monopoly.

Other examples: Classic cars, classic movies, classic architecture, classic computer games <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/smile.gif" border=0>

I still like a lot of the original NES games better than the games that the newer systems have put out.

That being said, people grow out of things whether they like it or not, and only time will tell.....

Now will civfanatics still exist in 50 years? And if so, will Vlad keep up his post count rate? If so, He'd probably cross the 100,00 mark pretty easy huh?

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Loaf Warden
Mar 27, 2001, 04:55 AM
Over 90 in 50 years? Wow, Vlad, I'm really flattered that you think I'm in my 40s. Actually, I'm only four years older than you. I'll be 70 in 50 years, and I fully intend to still be playing Civ, even if it does seem a little outdated by then. http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/lol.gif

Arius
Mar 27, 2001, 05:24 AM
Some version of Civ will probably exist, simply because the idea behind Civ is one of the best ideas ever for a computer game. http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/smile.gif

Wether we'll play Civ2 probably depends on how good Civ3 will be, and any further sequels. But A version of Civ will be played for a long time.

Games set in a historical setting are just getting more and more popular, and more and more accurate. I think that in about 10 years we will have computers that are super-powerful, so that a game like Civ will be able to feature a map that is incredibly true-to life.

The problem is that the game will still have to be playable, you will need to get an overview, or you'll be lost in the streets of Niniveh somewhere. Even if it was possible, it wouldn't be practical for a Civ-type game to simulate the lives of a million individual cyber-Romans.

But I am optimistic, and I think we have only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to games that simulate history in an enjoyable (and semi-accurate) way.

As much as I love Civ2, I HOPE I won't play it when I'm 60, simply because I would be really disappointed if nothing better had arrived by then. http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/smile.gif

Arius the Heretic

Håkan Eriksson
Mar 27, 2001, 08:14 AM
Originally posted by vladmir_illych_lenin:
I'll be 66 in 50 years, and Civ will definitely not exist then. People like John Valdez and Lefty Scaevola and Loaf Warden will be either over 90 or DEAD. There will be no one to play!


I will be 66 in 50 years to. And I hope I will not be dead by then!



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Tact
Mar 28, 2001, 12:46 PM
You know, that brings up such a nice picture of CIV VR!!!....yes that's right you heard it here first, Virtual Reality CIV!!! Here M'lord Sit in your Virtual office to conduct negotiations and *zap* battle that phalanx in hand-to-hand and *zap* Full Sail and pull her to port and *zap* irrigate that field...become one with your game

vladmir_illych_lenin
Mar 28, 2001, 07:35 PM
Virtual Reality Civ? Never! Civ is a game of micromanagement, not a first person shooter!

Originally posted by Loaf Warden:
Over 90 in 50 years? Wow, Vlad, I'm really flattered that you think I'm in my 40s. Actually, I'm only four years older than you. I'll be 70 in 50 years, and I fully intend to still be playing Civ, even if it does seem a little outdated by then. <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/lol.gif" border=0>

Ooops, I humbly apologize <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/smile.gif" border=0> I probably meant Stormerne. A lot CivFanatics sound the same.


Edit note:
Someone said that some things last forever, and Civ probably will. But look at it. See how fast computer technology is advancing! Games that were made 10 years ago don't "exist" anymore (except Civ1). No one even plays Command and Conquer, and its only 4 years old! Then think 50 years!!!

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MrSparkle
Mar 28, 2001, 09:30 PM
Since i have decieded not to age i will be definitly around in 50 years time to beat Vlad in 5 turns http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/smile.gif

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gar13
Mar 28, 2001, 10:40 PM
i've never played any of you, but in 50 years, i'll only be 65... maybe i'll give this multiplayer thing a try then http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/wink.gif

Fishheads
Mar 29, 2001, 06:33 PM
in fifty years i'll be in contol of my own nation using the Civ2 interface as my guide to global domination! MUAHAHAAAA

and of course my agenda will be to distroy the ZULU'S!!!

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VanillaCube
Mar 29, 2001, 07:33 PM
you know that in fifty years or so you'll still look the same girl as you did before.

anyone know what lyrics that song comes from? <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/wink.gif" border=0>

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stormerne
Mar 30, 2001, 06:41 AM
Originally posted by vladmir_illych_lenin:
Ooops, I humbly apologize <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/smile.gif" border=0> I probably meant Stormerne. A lot CivFanatics sound the same.
Ha ha ha!

Yep. I'll be dead in 50 years. Not in 40 years though.

In 40 years though...
We'll all be playing CivX.
We'll all still be posting to Thunderfall's forum.
We'll be arguing about which holographic icons we deserve for 100,000 posts.
We'll be known as the "Grand Old Men of Civ".

Meierism will be the dominant world religion.
No one will remember who Bill Gates was.
And I'll continue to walk to the supermarket knocking children out of the way
(only then I'll be using a cane to help me - for the backhand strokes at least).


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Håkon
Mar 30, 2001, 07:22 AM
Originally posted by stormerne:

Ha ha ha!

Yep. I'll be dead in 50 years. Not in 40 years though.

In 40 years though...
We'll all be playing CivX.
We'll all still be posting to Thunderfall's forum.
We'll be arguing about which holographic icons we deserve for 100,000 posts.
We'll be known as the "Grand Old Men of Civ".

Meierism will be the dominant world religion.
No one will remember who Bill Gates was.
And I'll continue to walk to the supermarket knocking children out of the way
(only then I'll be using a cane to help me - for the backhand strokes at least).

Meierism? What's that for a religion?

I hope that some computer games will stand. I can't bear playing Civ in Virtual Reality. Fun post, stormerne.

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VanillaCube
Mar 30, 2001, 03:47 PM
I think civ is a great game and It can stand the "test of time" http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/lol.gif

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gar13
Mar 30, 2001, 05:33 PM
*shakes his head and chuckles*

Cimfindriel
Mar 30, 2001, 11:15 PM
Originally posted by Håkon:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by stormerne:
Meierism? What's that for a religion?

Search your heart for within it the answer lies. http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/smile.gif


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VanillaCube
Mar 31, 2001, 03:24 AM
Someone said that some things last forever, and Civ probably will. But look at it. See how fast computer technology is advancing! Games that were made 10 years ago don't "exist" anymore (except Civ1). No one even plays Command and Conquer, and its only 4 years old! Then think 50 years!!!

the really good thing about games becoming obsolite quickly is that some of thoses good old games start becoming really cheap and you can get more games for your money!




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R
Mar 31, 2001, 01:06 PM
It's a bit wierd to start talking about more versions when we are waiting for the big <FONT size="5">v3</FONT s>.

But if civ continues in it's popularity, they might do more versions... There are still things to improve! I don't like the perspective in civ2 for example.
Wouldn't it be really good to have a real globe instead of the flat map? Think about that, spin it around, zoom freely...

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R
Mar 31, 2001, 01:14 PM
Another thing.
It seems like the game producers have run out of good game concepts... Where are all the new simple but great ideas like tetris, pacman, civ, gravity force, etc?

There must be more great areas of gaming to develop.

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