I'm 33 years old and have played civ since civ 2. I've just returned to these forums after reading about beyond earth. I used have an old account on here, but I can't remember what it is! I'm just curious to see if people here think civ 5 has brought about a new generation of civ players. I bought civ 5 when it came out and couldn't get into it. I haven't touched it since its release. I t didn't have that magic feeling the older ones did for me. I understand the game has updated a lot since its arrival, so I assume it has improved a lot. moving on, just by judging these forums, civ 5 seems to be emmensly popular. Although, I've heard a lot of hate with this game as well. The topic posts have nearly eclipsed civ 4 already. So there must be a lot of interest in the game and the sales figures have been strong. Are there a lot of old timers still posting here and playing civ5? Have some of you oldies adjusted and found a lot of love for civ5? I really want to be excited about Beyond Earth, but I didn't get along with civ5 lol. I just can't believe how strong its fan base is! Am I missing something? just some thoughts of mine.