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Old Jun 26, 2007, 05:48 PM   #1
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Choose your top 10 civs!

Let's focus on what we like for a change!

Out of all 34 civs from Vanilla, Warlords and BTS, what are your Top 10 civs you like whether you have throughly played them or not? Do not account for leaders (i.e. ignore traits), try look at this at the level of the civilizations themselves (think of just UB, UU, flag, flavour, "feel", kewlness, personal taste, and eras/themes you prefer).

I would like to make this a multi-vote poll but I cannot exceed 25 options! Maybe a moderator can do something?

Anyways, here's my Top 10 civs (in alphbetical order):

The Arabs
The Babylonians
The Dutch
The Egyptians
The Indians
The Japanese
The Mayans
The Native Americans
The Russians
The Vikings

I will repeat this question (and perhaps change my mind again ) after I get my grubby hands on a copy of BTS...
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 05:57 PM   #2
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Dutch
Portuguese
Byzantine
Carthaginians
Russians
Americans
English
Indians
Celts
Vikings

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 06:01 PM   #3
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Celts
Egyptians
Germans
Native Americans
Vikings
Holy Roman Empire (I used to play as them in Civ II, III, modding them from Germany)
Mali (mod them into barbary pirates when I play)
Persians
Russians
Dutch



(no particular order)
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 06:10 PM   #4
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In terms of feel, never seen much of the new BTS civs. The previous civs, the Russians and Celts have a good fell ... love the Dun and the Cossacks. The Viking UU is very cool too. The Celtic flag is cool, but really traits are important for gameplay. I'm not that broad in the civs I play. I usually the Russians (Peter and Stalin), Vikings, Celts or Arabs; once or twice as the English, Germans and Incas, though I hate late UUs. Vast majority of my games have been either as the Celts or the Russians. Never used the civs in BTS, but I'll definitely play the Native Americans a lot, and the Khmer, possibly the Maya too. Ask the question again though a year after BTS comes out.

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 06:18 PM   #5
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Americans
Arabs
Dutch
Eygptians
Japanese
Khmer
Mayans
Native Americans
Persians
Vikings
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 06:22 PM   #6
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When I choose what civ to play, flavor is often a big factor. I enjoy to play with a people whose history I find interesting. Of course, I've found with the right piece of literature, any civ in the game can become the most exciting subject in the world. Though some civs always get me in the mood to play Civ, only by the mentioning of their very name. Among these, my ten would be:

Arabia
Aztec
Babylonia
Byzantium
Carthage
Egypt
Inca
India
Maya
Persia

Honorable mentions to Japan and the Celts.
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 06:25 PM   #7
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In no particular order:

Carthage
Greece
America
Khmer
Egypt
Aztec
Incan
Porteguel
India
Celtic
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 06:33 PM   #8
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Americans...hmmm i dont really play with anyone else
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 06:44 PM   #9
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I'm sticking with most of my Van./Warlords civs, but I am happy with all of the new civs in BtS (just not my favs):

ROME
Persia
England
France (DeGaulle only)
China
Inca
HRE
Russia
Greece
Germany
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 06:48 PM   #10
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Voting out out of flavor:

Babylon
Inca
Vikings
Dutch
Persia
Greece
Russia
Ottoman
Byzantines
England
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 07:09 PM   #11
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Americans
English
Dutch
Germans
Russians
French
Celts
Carthage
Rome
Holy Roman Empire
These are my best in prefered order. I'm all of those ethnicities besides Carthage(), and Rome (italian). I'm guessing the HRE could count as Germany or France? If anybody said Spain I'm going to laugh...(Izy)
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 07:12 PM   #12
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Byzantines
Romans
Greeks
HRE
Egypt
China
Spain
Mongolia
Carthage
France
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 07:21 PM   #13
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Rome
Carthage
Russia
Maya
Portugal
Mali
England
Arabia
Greece
India

My most hated is China, both in the game and in real life.
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 07:29 PM   #14
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Not quite ready to talk about my BTS favorites yet, but here are the ones I enjoy playing as the most, in no particular order:

China
Korea
Persia
Rome
Aztecs
India
Japan
England
Vikings
Russia

Have to say that I'm looking forward to playing as the Dutch, though. I love to build up my navy.

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 07:36 PM   #15
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Portugal (first one)
England (second one)
Dutch (third one)
Inca (SOUTH AMERICA!!!!!!!! UHUUUU!)
Holy Roman Empire (France, Rome, Germany... 3 in 1)
Japan (I just love it)
Khmer (Missing a tropical Asian civ)
Ethiopia (My african one)
Russia (Stalin is one of my fav leaders)
Byzantines (I prefer it instead of Rome and Ottoman)
Arabia (They are the arabs!)
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 07:51 PM   #16
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10 is a lot to choose

Arabia
China
India
Inca
Persia
Egypt
Zulu
Greece
Russia
Spain

for the new guys, Native Americans sound way kewl, as do Babylonians, Holy Roman Empire , and the Dutch.
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 08:01 PM   #17
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Russia
Egypt
Japan
Khmer
Byzantine
Rome
Mongol
Mali
India
Germany
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 09:30 PM   #18
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LOL Vote tally intermission

Okay, great start everyone!

I have tallied up the numbers so far and the more popular civs posts so far looks like this:

The Russians = 12 votes
The English, Egyptians & Indians = 8 votes each
The Arabs, Dutch, Inca, Persians & Vikings = 7 votes each
The Byzantines, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans = 6 votes each
The Americans, Celts, Germans, HRE, Japanes, Khmer, Mayans = 5 votes each

So, not a big sample of votes yet... It's not scientific, but interesting to see what's going on

Let's go folks, let's see some more "Top 10" lists!

PS: I have a spreadsheet going to keep track
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 02:21 AM   #19
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In alphabetical order:

The Byzantines
The Carthaginians
The Dutch
The Egyptians
The English
The French
The Germans
The Greeks
The Mali
The Romans

Two civs that didn't make it in order to make room for the Dutch and the Byzantines:
The Chinese
The Russians
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 02:31 AM   #20
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Just bade about a coolness or of shiny factor

French (mousketeer!!! yay!!)
Celts (well, they're just the celts men!!! love to build stonehenge with them)
Russians (really fun to play with)
Khmer (south east asia!!!)
Japan (samouraï, bushido!!! here i come)
Egypt (love to build pyramids!!! and pyramids are egyptian!!!)
Mali (i just learn so many thing because of their inclusion)
Incas (Fear the feather snake!!!)
Vikings (berserker!!!!)
Carthage (i just love them!!!)
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