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All Quiet on the Civ Front

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Duuk, Jun 6, 2018.

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  1. ggalindo001

    ggalindo001 Chieftain

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    IN catching up on this thread in the last day -- I am thinking that the fine folks at FXS are running us like "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street" -- getting a major kick out of the community's sleuthing, hypothesis, and the like. Dropping clues here and there that will get us spinning out of our collective minds. In some corner at FXS, Ed is probably telling someone --"remember when I opened the civlopedia by accident -- well, hold my beer, I told you that this sucker's code name would send them in orbit". I must admit, if they did a "leak" on purpose, it is ingenious.

    With that said -- I will openly say "I, for one, welcome our new Firaxis overlords".

    Now, can we get it to late November please -- or better yet, mid February!
     
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  2. Guatenadian

    Guatenadian Chieftain

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    If it is Æthelflæd or Eleanor of Aquitaine, are we thinking that she could be the leader of a new civ? Or is it more likely that she's an alternate leader for England/France?
     
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  3. jddods

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    .Æthelflæd is my pick.
     
  4. nzcamel

    nzcamel Nahtanoj the Magnificent

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    I don't think that is accurate. Yes Abel Tasman's only interaction with them was very negative; but Cook and those who followed mostly had great interactions with Maori who were very entrepreneurial and immediately saw the benefits of trade with outsiders. They are a remarkable people in many ways; one of them being that they largely didn't see the continuing arrival of Europeans as doom for their world. They were and are still very optimistic.

    You're certainly right about being a warrior society. Might was right, with anyone who could get away with something being seen as having the favour of the gods. That is part of their concept of Mana. The British at one point described them as the fiercest hand to hand fighters they had ever met - ranged weapons weren't really a thing; so it makes sense that the Maori were utterly fearless in melee. You had to be. That legacy carried on into the world wars where the Maori Battalion often performed with distinction.

    But it wasn't until fallings out after the Treaty of Waitangi that Maori and European were significantly pitted against each other (If anyone wants to learn more about that via a new game rather than reading, they should check out: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/29386/maori-wars-new-zealand-land-wars-1845-1872 ).

    Yeah, it wouldn't surprise me if it's Polynesia again, rather than Maori specifically.
     
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  5. bite

    bite Unoffical Civilization Geographer Moderator

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    Moderator Action: Hi everyone, because things are no unofficially no longer quiet on the Civ front we will close this thread.

    Please feel free to continue the discussion over HERE
     
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