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Old Oct 21, 2009, 10:11 AM   #1
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Announcing Civilization Network!

Hello Civ Fans!

I wanted to let you know we’ll soon be looking for beta testers to help us develop a unique new way to play Civilization. Ever since we finished Civilization® Revolution™ last year, I’ve been looking at ways of expanding the Civ gameplay experience to include solo, competitive and cooperative play to take advantage of the uniqueness of social networks. We’re calling this project Civilization® Network™ and the full game will be available next year on Facebook. Civilization Network will allow you to join together with your friends to create the world’s most powerful, richest, smartest, or just plain coolest civilization. You can coordinate your strategy to win great battles, share your technology to jump ahead of your rivals, lobby your family and friends to form your own government and win vital elections, manage and grow your cities to maximize production and happiness, spy on your enemies, and work with your friends to create the great Wonders of the World. The game will offer everything you enjoy in Civ in a fully persistent environment - you can play as much as you like, whenever you like, and it’ll be free to play.

We’ll offer a closed beta of the game soon, so stay tuned for details on how you can sign-up to participate. The full game will launch in 2010. For more information about Civilization Network, including development updates and behind-the-scenes posts from me and the Firaxis team, join our Facebook fanpage here: www.facebook.com/civnetwork.

Thanks and Stay Civilized!

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Old Oct 21, 2009, 10:17 AM   #2
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Hello sir, I may just have to make a facebook page now, Thank you for Civilization, I've been a fan since II.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 10:31 AM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up, Mr Meier

To the mods: it is probably better to make this a sticky or a annoucement, no?
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 10:35 AM   #4
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Hello Civ Fans!

I wanted to let you know we’ll soon be looking for beta testers to help us develop a unique new way to play Civilization. Ever since we finished Civilization® Revolution™ last year, I’ve been looking at ways of expanding the Civ gameplay experience to include solo, competitive and cooperative play to take advantage of the uniqueness of social networks. We’re calling this project Civilization® Network™ and the full game will be available next year on Facebook. Civilization Network will allow you to join together with your friends to create the world’s most powerful, richest, smartest, or just plain coolest civilization. You can coordinate your strategy to win great battles, share your technology to jump ahead of your rivals, lobby your family and friends to form your own government and win vital elections, manage and grow your cities to maximize production and happiness, spy on your enemies, and work with your friends to create the great Wonders of the World. The game will offer everything you enjoy in Civ in a fully persistent environment - you can play as much as you like, whenever you like, and it’ll be free to play.

We’ll offer a closed beta of the game soon, so stay tuned for details on how you can sign-up to participate. The full game will launch in 2010. For more information about Civilization Network, including development updates and behind-the-scenes posts from me and the Firaxis team, join our Facebook fanpage here: www.facebook.com/civnetwork.

Thanks and Stay Civilized!

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Ok but... Civilization 5... When?
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 10:36 AM   #5
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Ok but... Civilization 5... When?
I think Civ4 is the last PC Civ.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 10:53 AM   #6
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I think Civ4 is the last PC Civ.
Looks that way!
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 10:54 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forum, Sid!

And thanks for announcing Civilization Network here yourself! Can't wait to play this on Facebook!

PS: I have made a global notice about it.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 10:55 AM   #8
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I think Civ4 is the last PC Civ.
Please, Mr Meier, say this isn't so.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 10:56 AM   #9
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Thanks for the announcement Sid!
This is really exciting!
Bye the way, are you guys at Firaxis (also) working on Civ 5?
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 11:24 AM   #10
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Excellent! I appreciate all the hard work you do, Mr. Meier.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 11:27 AM   #11
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It sounds like some of the "strategy" games already on facebook or iphone, but hey, if you can make it worth it/different I'm interested.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 11:52 AM   #12
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Please to be making Civ 5.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 11:54 AM   #13
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Didn't I put this idea for what I'd like to see in Civilization as part of my application for the Colonization beta?

welp, I'm sure it wasn't a unique idea anyway!

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Old Oct 21, 2009, 12:03 PM   #14
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Thanks for the announcement Sid!
This is really exciting!
Bye the way, are you guys at Firaxis (also) working on Civ 5?
Ditto, especially on line 3
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 12:08 PM   #15
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Great thanks for personnal announcement Mr Meier!
I'll surely rephrase some of other guys around but I have great respect for your overall work, ever since Railroad Tycoon & Civ1.
I'll be pleased to take part of the beta-testing phase (if selected )
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 12:37 PM   #16
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Great news! Can't wait for 2010!
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 12:39 PM   #17
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Would love to beta test. Thanks for the excellent news!

Edit: Added you on Facebook.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 12:44 PM   #18
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I added the favorited the fan page on facebook. I Can't wait to try it out!
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 12:46 PM   #19
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Regarding social media, does the Civ series have any other outlets that us fans can follow? Twitter or other facebook accounts?

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Old Oct 21, 2009, 12:53 PM   #20
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Awesome. This is the real sid meier right?
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