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2 things Civ V teaches us about real life.

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by KokeenoPokameso, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. KokeenoPokameso

    KokeenoPokameso Warlord

    Mar 6, 2012
    Ontario Canada

    Wow, great point. I too have adopted policies for the short term gain, to find them of little use in the long term. most notably going honor instead of order or liberty in the early game.

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  2. hawkokas

    hawkokas Chieftain

    Dec 27, 2012
    A lot of stuff
    Helps tremendously in AP World history, for all you high schoolers out there
    (Or for any other history course whatsoever)
  3. terveurn

    terveurn Warlord

    Dec 7, 2012
    Never trust Gandhi
  4. Vamphaery

    Vamphaery Chieftain

    Feb 26, 2013
    Hmmm. Is it odd that I never assume an attack is imminent, and just keep units stationed along my borders for defensive purposes just in case? I like to try to play peacefully much of the time, which is a challenge in this game since diplomacy feels somewhat neutered. But I never think about how my standing army is too expensive not to use. I just keep it turtled up just in case generally lol.

    What does that teach me about real life? That I'm a cowardly pacifist lol.
  5. MacAttack

    MacAttack Just the tip

    Aug 3, 2009
    The Texan Empire
    Not really, to me it sounds like you value nation-building/empire development over conquest. You just like to make your own toys and not steal them from others :goodjob:
  6. elister

    elister Chieftain

    Dec 13, 2010

    Seems about right :goodjob:
  7. aluelkdf

    aluelkdf Prince

    Mar 5, 2012
    No civis virtuous or holy. Nobody is the "good guy". Every civ is self interested, war mongers and backstabs.
  8. Murrica

    Murrica Chieftain

    Oct 11, 2012
    While playing CiV I learned that every nation spies. It's no big deal. When I was little I thought spying was this super secret illegal thing that countries do when they are desperate. And if they ever got caught that could mean War! But turns out if you catch a spy you just shake your fist at the other civ and say "don't do that again" without any repercussions.

    If only real world America would have built the Great Firewall, then China wouldn't be able to hack our systems. Oh well...

    *shakes fist at China* You rotten scoundrels! Don't spy on us again. Oh and can you loan us more gpt?
  9. Lira

    Lira Chieftain

    Jun 24, 2012
    Brasília, Brazil
    That world leaders can act like 16-year-old girls sometimes.

    "You can't be her friend, you're MY friend! MINE!!!"
  10. ragan651

    ragan651 High Regent of Candlewick

    Jul 9, 2012
    NW US
    Things I've learned from Civ V...

    If you're being bullied, that makes you a warmonger.

    An embassy is only worth $25.

    You have to wait at least 10 years before picking a fight with someone again.

    Nobody wants to be your friend. Unless they ask.

    Rome cannot be burned to the ground.

    Roads cost money. Operating a market does not.

    People in large, overdeveloped nations are unhappy. People in small underdeveloped nations love life.

    You can have liberty, representation, free thought, and fascism at the same time.

    You cannot have order and democracy at the same time.

    The pyramids were not build over a long time span by hard work. They were built by Thomas Edison in a single day.

    Temples do not make you happy. Monuments do not make you happy. Libraries do not make you happy. Horses and stables do not make you happy. Markets don't make you happy. Plumbing does not make you happy. Opera does not make you happy. Money does not make you happy. Spaceships do not make you happy. Stonemasons make you happy.

    Be careful around strange cities, they can throw stuff at you and kill you from miles away.

    If you make friends with the little guy, he'll give you all his stuff.

    Ghandi liked nukes.
  11. Heinage

    Heinage Khan

    Apr 5, 2012
    Auckland, NZ
    Steve Jobs conducted trade missions by camel.
  12. sendos

    sendos Immortal

    Aug 12, 2008
    Melbourne, Australia
    To those who say that Civ 5 is like a school environment, I share your views. If you attack a CS, the major powers view you as a bully that must be dealt with. If you are as weak as a CS, other major powers will bully you. If you have friendly major states, they will try and mooch off you if you have spare luxury resources.

    Other things I learned:
    - Trained (horse) archers can sometimes shoot as far as artillery can.
    - Walls are still relevant in the modern era
    - World is made out of hexagons
    - Can't stuff 2 divisions of troops into an area.
    - Whaling is not an international crime.
    - We humans will eventually build giant death robots (and then live out the Terminator triliogy)
    - 1 Nuke only wipes out half of a city
    - India loves overpopulation
    - Americans have good eyesight and have an excellent understanding of the property (tile) market
    - Englishmen are good seafarers
    - Frenchmen used to be cultured people (until steam power).
    - Japanese soldiers fight like the Black Knight from Monty Python Holy Grail (9 HP gone...just a flesh wound).
    - Modern day barbarians/pirates had destroyers.
  13. KokeenoPokameso

    KokeenoPokameso Warlord

    Mar 6, 2012
    Ontario Canada
    When I made this post I intended it to be a serious discussion about what one can learn about [civ5][GandK]. There seams to be a few joke answers adding to the list. (examples above). There is already a thread out their of joke answers tot he question "what can you learn about the real world from Civ V?" Like this Thread mentioned Hear \/

    If I have placed your thread here in my list of joke threads, and you do not believe it belongs here pleas make a post defending your point.

  14. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

    Apr 9, 2005
    Melbourne, AUS Reputation:131^(9/2)
    Absolutely EVERYONE is a jerk, and wants to destroy you the moment you show any sign of weakness.

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