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Old May 10, 2011, 04:20 PM   #1
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Sid Meier on CNN.com

Hey all,

Figured I'd drop by and post this because I saw it on CNN's main page.

Someone may already have posted it. Don't know.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/gaming....ex.html?hpt=C2

Apparently Civ is hitting facebook this summer. Which is news to me - since I'm rarely on facebook, and haven't played the game in years.

I guess if they reached people like me, they must be doing something right.

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Old May 10, 2011, 04:40 PM   #2
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They announced that last year. It has been known for a while, though updates are few and far between.
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Old May 10, 2011, 04:43 PM   #3
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I thought it was a video interview. Anyways, nothing new. Just the same stuff Sid has been talking about for awhile now.
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Old May 10, 2011, 04:46 PM   #4
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So it's gonna be out by next winter?! Awesome!
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Old May 10, 2011, 04:47 PM   #5
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But it's still an interesting article imho. Thanks for posting it here .
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Old May 10, 2011, 05:13 PM   #6
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Interesting article! Nicely explains how much of a different ballpark this is.

I shuddered at the grainy Civ5 image at the top, though.
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Old May 10, 2011, 06:02 PM   #7
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can someone work my farm for me!? let me send an invite to 30 friends so they can work pyramids for me!!!

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Old May 10, 2011, 08:58 PM   #8
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My two cents:

Like anything on Facebook, a waste of time and effort.
I know the social aspect is what Sid is aiming for but I prefer a fully featured Civ game with more *social* features than a fully fledged social *site* with Civ lite.

Now, if Civ 6 (or Civ 5 with Service Pack 10) adds optional integration with Facebook, then fine, but I still expect a fully fledged game (or fixed game) that doesn't force me to get into Facebook (or GameSpy or Steam or...)
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Old May 10, 2011, 09:34 PM   #9
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I'm getting really tired of Facebook starting to dominate everything.
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Old May 10, 2011, 09:46 PM   #10
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The next Civ it's going to be on the twitters, and the Androids and the Macintosh's Pads too.

The funny thing is that facebook users couldn't care less if they are playing the original or not, Zynga's finest efforts are poor copies of other successful games (yet they work).

I know that throwing the buzzword "on facebook..." works great on your usual shareholder meeting, because whatever "on facebook" and "on twitter" means doesnt really matter. What matters is the boys at firaxis are being proactive, doing lateral thinking, and immersion and web 2.0. Because that's were the synergy is within the cloud computing, going guerrilla style in the street.

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Old May 10, 2011, 10:28 PM   #11
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I'm not attempting to be a troll, just trying to interject community opinion here -- I don't think it's physically possible for me to care less than I currently do about Facebook Civilization.

Console Civilization (Civ Revolution) was utter garbage, and yes I own it and have played it. It's not possible for me to imagine how Facebook web-browser Civilization could be less crappy than Civ Revolution.

I know these dumbed-down games are meant to appeal to the siren song of the "non-gamer", but are the denizens of this forum really non-gamers? I really don't think so.
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Old May 11, 2011, 12:19 AM   #12
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Not the target audience

It's clearly not civfanatics that Sid is trying to win over with this move, and that's fine. If you consider this "the next civ" you'l be disappointed, but you'll be making a mistake. Yes, it's a completely different direction, but I think they know that, and I get the sense that they want to keep the facebook/console stuff separate from the core of the series. So don't play it if you don't like it, but I hope there's minimal kvetching about the death of civilization from people who try it and don't enjoy it. This clearly hasn't conflicted with patching Civ 5 into something good (not quite right yet, but getting closer every patch and certainly an enjoyable game at this point) and I don't yet have reason to think it will.
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Old May 11, 2011, 12:36 AM   #13
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I love the Civ franchise but I hope (and not secretly) that this entire enterprise is one spectacular fail.
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Old May 11, 2011, 03:36 AM   #14
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It's the logical successor of Civ Rev and Civ 5. I wonder if we will ever see a good civ again
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Old May 11, 2011, 03:56 AM   #15
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I would love to see a spectacular fail of this product.
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Old May 11, 2011, 04:25 AM   #16
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I use facebook but have never bothered with the games. I think if implemented right it can work. It wouldn't be comparable with civ V though.

Although this certainly has alot of potential I think the risk of failure is pretty big. Sid apperently just wants to get on the social media bandwagon. Which is fine ofcourse, but for a complex game like Civ he'd have more succes in perhaps ten years or so. When social media has taken a more permanent form, is used more troughout the world and the technical capabilities in general are more advanced.
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Old May 11, 2011, 06:28 AM   #17
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It's clearly not civfanatics that Sid is trying to win over with this move, and that's fine. If you consider this "the next civ" you'l be disappointed, but you'll be making a mistake. Yes, it's a completely different direction, but I think they know that, and I get the sense that they want to keep the facebook/console stuff separate from the core of the series. So don't play it if you don't like it, but I hope there's minimal kvetching about the death of civilization from people who try it and don't enjoy it. This clearly hasn't conflicted with patching Civ 5 into something good (not quite right yet, but getting closer every patch and certainly an enjoyable game at this point) and I don't yet have reason to think it will.
didnt patch a single thing in multiplayer to date, and i dont play mind numbing ai
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Old May 11, 2011, 06:48 AM   #18
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I'm getting really tired of Facebook starting to dominate everything.
Not me. The more time my wife spends on facebook, the more time I get to spend playing Civ
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I would love to see a spectacular fail of this product.
I totally agree. The entire Facebook game model is repellant to me - con people into buying fluff for a game; rope your friends into making profits for the game company. The gameplay is deliberately designed to be repetitive and ultra-easy (for the "casual" crowd.) And if it works there won't be a new Civ (at best); any Civ game they design will be aimed at the dollar signs, e.g. the Facebook crowd, and it will make Civ Rev look deep and complicated.
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Every facebook user is an exceptional individual.And this game will fail.
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