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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. Trav'ling Canuck

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    Schrödinger's Expansion is both an expansion and not an expansion until such time as the portcullis is opened.
     
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    I live in the U.S. but also under a rock apparently because I've never heard of this catchphrase before. However if it is indeed something pivotal and game breaking, I thought of railroads, which go hand in hand with dynamite. Railroads would be both pivotal and game breaking for the game especially since they are missing, just as they were in history. At least that's what I'm sticking too.
     
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    I'd say anything pivotal about this instance of "boom goes the dynamite" is for the testers - before yesterday, they didn't get to test the next expansion; now they do.

    But of course, it's much more fun to speculate that it has some in-game significance. :cool:
     
  4. Eagle Pursuit

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    I think the intended meaning was "things are going to get noisy". Because they knew that the hype would go sky high once we noticed the new DLC app.
     
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    Possibly, but @WillowBrook's suggestion is also plausible: the intended audience could have been the testers, who now have something new to work on.
     
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    Yep. Honestly, whatever they call the depots is probably based on whatever internal name they had called the project, or they maybe literally told some intern, "hey, can you set up the depot for the expansion? Yeah, I don't care what you call it, just name it something not related at all to the actual release title."
     
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    This sounds very plausible :D
     
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    As far as I know, this is the origin of "Boom goes the dynamite."

    From Wikipedia: "Boom goes the dynamite!" is a catchphrase coined by Ball State University student Brian Collins, popularized after a video of him delivering an ill-fated sports broadcast that included the phrase was shared on YouTube in 2005. In the ensuing years it has become a popular phrase, used to indicate a pivotal moment.
     
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  9. Alexander's Hetaroi

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    I wonder if it was because of the name of this thread then?
     
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    I think it's reasonable to expect them to be testing a second expansion now. If they were to repeat Rise & Fall's timeline, the expansion would be announced in a couple of months and released early next year.

    Of course the "GH" depot that turned out to be R&F appeared much earlier than this one did, but they may just be being more cagey with their SteamDB uploads this time around.
     
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    I hope you're right, it'd suck to have to wait until June 2019 to get the second expansion. March 2019 sounds a lot better.
     
  12. Eagle Pursuit

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    Things do seem more truncated than the testing for R&F. They put the R&F app on Steam in late May, but didn't test its depot until late June. This app's depot was attached to a qa build 2 days after the app was created.
     
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    I am very interested to learn what new civilizations and concepts will be added to the next expansion. I hope we get at least 8 new civs.
     
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    I think we'll get Ottomans, Inca, Mali, Maori, Phoenicia, Sweden, Hungary and Canada. World Congress and Diplomatic Victory are pretty much guaranteed.
     
  15. Trav'ling Canuck

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    While I'd love to see Canada included, I think the presence of the Cree makes that less likely. I expect there will be a U.S.-based native American nation, most likely either from the Pacific coast or southwest, as the sole North American addition.
     
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    I've made my own list too!

    Canada I would love to see; and would be a great candidate for 2 Leaders; the French one should get bonuses to joint wars resembling the French recruiting the natives to assist them in the war. Lady Six Sky would be great female representation for the Maya, Charles/Karl XII would be great to see for Sweden and Mali would be fun too as a economic power house. New Civs I think could come in the form of Canada, Haiti (or Caribbean), Chola (if we've not had enough India already) and Pagan!

    Civ6 Expansion 2 hopes and predictions:
    Leaders & Civs: Lester B. Pearson (Canada), Samuel de Champlain (Canada), Toussaint Louverture (Haiti), Lady Six Sky (Maya), Pachacuti (Inca), Charles XII (Sweden), Boudica (Iceni), John IV (Portugal), Franz Joseph I (Austria), Constantine (Byzantium), Suliman (Ottomans), Sennacherib (Assyria), Idris II (Morocco), Mansa Musa (Mali), Ezana of Axum (Ethiopia), Rajendra Chola I (Chola), Anawrahta (Pagan), Kamehameha (Hawaii)
    Natural Wonders: Cappadocia, Victoria Falls, Lake Baikal, Mount Bromo, Mt Fuji, Diamond Head, Blood Falls
    Mechanics: World Congress (WC for Tier 2 government Civs), United Nations (WC for Democracy Civs), Socialist Union (WC for Communist Civs), Military Axis (WC for Fascist Civs), Natural Emergency (Flooding, Earthquakes, Eruptions depending on map features), Pandemic Emergency (Plague and disease caused by trade routes, settling foreign continents, starvation, units killed and war)
     
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    I think it's still early for predictions and there are so many civs from at least 3 former civ games not accounted for like the the Ottomans and Inca you mentioned, but also the Maya, the Iroquois (if you count civ4 Native American civ), Portugal, Byzantium, Carthage and Babylon. Also the Celts (if not counting Scotland as it's replacement), Austria and Ethiopia (2x) have multiple appearances, not to mention fan favorite Mali. And that already gives 12 civs, but there are allways new civs to the franchise in every eexpansion to the game too (probably even 2). So it will be very hard to predict who gets in and who gets excluded again.
     
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    Yeah, still a lot of options, and as mentioned, they always seem to like adding at least a couple completely new civs that we don't expect.
     
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    I really really want Babylon and Assyria both back. I know people say Sumer is replacing Babylon but still...love me some ancient Mesopotamian civs.
     
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    With the large amount of important civilizations missing to be included, I would say that we will have two more expansions. But it would be an atypical case, since they include two expansions in every civilization edition, but I would hate to have to think that we would lose some of the civilizations pillars in Civ6.
     
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