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A new, 4th affinity?

Discussion in 'CivBE - General Discussions' started by Blue3, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Ryika

    Ryika Lazy Wannabe Artista

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    Classifying "Domination" as a fourth Affinity doesn't really make sense in my opinion. I guess you could classify it as a "subcategory" of the Affinities, because Empires that go for Domination have decided that their primary goal is to make sure they own the planet instead of focusing on the actual Affinity-related Goal, but it's not in itself an Affinity. Any Empire that focuses on conquering the planet still focuses on one or two Affinities that are the driving forces behind their motives, and I think it's pretty clear that they will go back to achieving their Affinity-Related goal after making sure they have full control of the planet, even though that's not reflected in the domination victory itself.
     
  2. Guide-on

    Guide-on Chieftain

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    In order to have dynamic balance, you need to have a forth affinity that would be the opposite of supremacy. Purity's kill all the aliens and terrascape the world into the new Earth is dynamically opposed to the never kill an alien and become a new species of the planet we are at. Supremacy does not care. We need a affinity that is willing to go to war to stop supremacy, and that supremacy would be willing to destroy. Think of the four elements. Earth is opposed to air and fire is opposed to water.
     
  3. Guide-on

    Guide-on Chieftain

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    I have a similar idea. In it , however, the Purity faction would think of the Progenitors a tyrants and would fight to stop any contact before we reach their technological level. The Contactors or Discover affinity would fight to prevent any takeover by the Purist (Purity) since they would outlaw contact. Nano-tech/bio-warfare used in the Great Mistake would cause all to agree that you can have either genetic change OR cybernetic change, but NOT both. There would be no H/S hybrid or P/D (P/C) hybrids. Any affinity you choose would have a built in enemy. After 12 affinity, you would be at war with someone!
     
  4. garen123

    garen123 Chieftain

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    Haha. you are so kind
     

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