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Adding Austria?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Rhye's and Fall of Civilization' started by Nahtanoj, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Nahtanoj

    Nahtanoj Alaskan President

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    Would Austria be able to be added in a later version or has it already been ruled out? I ask this mostly because of everytime i play it seems the Germans can expand down to istanbul pretty easily. This leading to them being a guarenteed large power in the future. Why hasnt it been added?
     
  2. Fanaza

    Fanaza Warlord

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    Well, wouldn't Poland be better for this?

    ;)
     
  3. xmen510

    xmen510 Emperor

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    I'm pretty sure Rhye has ruled out adding more Civs. However, others might be persuaded to do this for you in ModMods section.
     
  4. musicfreak

    musicfreak Warlord

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    As Yahtzee would put it:

    Short answer: No.
    Long answer: Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
     
  5. Power_of_Beer

    Power_of_Beer Prince

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    Since the only way for Germany to expand is east/south-east, its not good to put another civ there. Germany is already not really a superpower in most of the games because the most western city is Berlin and they somehow fail to grab good land in europe.
     
  6. BurnEmDown

    BurnEmDown Emperor

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    Frankfurt? And in most games I've seen Germany attack either the Dutch or the French, and lets be generous towards them, say 30% of the times the Germans manage to take a city or 2 or the whole civ.
     
  7. blizzrd

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    Since Rhye ramped up the barbarians, the independent city which would become Frankfurt (600AD start map) due to a flip at the German spawn date is quite often razed now before Germany spawns.

    I routinely raze this city when playing France, but more recently don't have to do so because the barbs did the job for me.

    Not getting Frankfurt at the spawn flip for Germany actually makes them quite a bit weaker (not surprisingly). I've more often seen the Dutch conquer Germany in recent games than the other way around, which used to be more common.
     
  8. onedreamer

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    according to most users of this forum, Germany is all but a large power most of the times. But I do share your observations. Anyways, "Germany" in RFC includes Austria.
     
  9. IrishDragon

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    celts would be better, since they're half in it already
     
  10. Deego3

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    Dont start that again...
     
  11. eris23

    eris23 Warlord

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    i have to agree. the recent barbarian change usually leaves me without frankfurt...on the plus side, i can found a better frankfurt just one tile north (no mountains in big cross, additional wheat, i usually use wb to give me a christian missionary to make up for your sure ticket into the christian community), but that means i will have to raze amsterdam...

    either way and back to topic

    europe is already pretty crowded and poland is extremely close...iirc warschau is viable option for germany, so is danzig (both are better capitals than berlin anyway) basically...poland would only be 2 tiles away from the german capital (austria 3)...depending on the conditions of their spawn, they're probably gonna end up as part of the german empire anyway
     
  12. Lone Wolf

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    In 3000 BC, they are a large strong power, who collapses because of overexpansion.
    In 600 AD, they often collapse in the very beginning.
     
  13. wolfigor

    wolfigor Emperor

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    you're evil. :)


    ....


    what about Ukraine, then?
     
  14. blizzrd

    blizzrd Micromanager

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    Can't we just have playable Byzantines and be done with it?

    :crazyeye:
     
  15. datu_urbiztondo

    datu_urbiztondo Banned

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    Yeah, and add:
    Belgium
    Canada
    Argentina
    Brazil
    Poland
    Philippines
    Malaysia
    Micronesia
    Guam
    New Zealand
    blahblahblah, my own kingdom, heaven, and the space.

    Now, the problem is, who will go do the leaderheads?

    ooh, ooh, and don't forget to add Uighurs, Khazakstan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, UAE... so on
     
  16. Lone Wolf

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    The guys at Civ4-Graphic Modpacks subforum.
     
  17. Nahtanoj

    Nahtanoj Alaskan President

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    So far alls i would see that would be worth putting in is Philippines Canada Australia and maybe Brazil(oh and Austria)

    having an 1800 start for the more modern countries

    since America usually ends up either taking over all of north America or what usually happens to me playing as vikings; having a sturdy position in newfoundland and making montezuma and washington my vassals. Canada would just even things out in NA
     
  18. Shibbyman

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    I wouldn't mind that, actually, if only to make colonies interesting. It would be great to see a "new world order" of nations to pop up European colonial mismanagement. There could be an event at the end of the 19th century (representing nationalism) that would lower stability amongst colonial powers and increase the chances of the colonies breaking away.
     
  19. Virdrago

    Virdrago Wandering

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    It would have to be mid-20th century and the event would be WWII. ;)

    The end of the 19th saw the partition of Africa, and the end of SE Asian independence. Colonialism was at its height then.
     
  20. Lone Wolf

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