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Anyone else sad they won't play V on release?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Skwink, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Seven05

    Seven05 Warmonger

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    Nah, the funny thing will be when these same people do get it, play it, enjoy it and come here to post about it.

    You can hate Steam as much as you want but since the publisher WILL use some form of DRM you should be happy they chose one that is less intrusive and less restrictive than most. I can understand their apprehension though, I hated Steam... until I tried it and realized it didn't really change anything.
     
  2. Wardancing

    Wardancing Warlord

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    Actually its people saying things like 'Its the way it is' and 'Its like that for years so get used to it' that im against.
     
  3. Kin

    Kin Chieftain

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    I will play as soon as possible, preloaded already. The question is will I do anything else that day. I may eat if I don't get caught up in the game and forget to but nothing else. ;)
     
  4. Janig

    Janig Prince

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    im not sad I see it as a challenge. Basically I cant afford the upgrade, at least I dont value the cost of the parts, so I will try it first at a games cafe. I must travel to get to a games cafe but thats ok. I guess gaming at a games cafe could challenge my perception of how I spend my gaming time. Im sure I will enjoy civ5 and I think the fun I get from trying it will inpire me to better focus on working towards my goals.
     
  5. rastak

    rastak Emperor

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    I know, it's like people complaining about the horse and buggy going away. The Amish actually did something about it.
     
  6. City Builder

    City Builder Complicated Complication

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    This line here makes me so happy that when I was growing up and still a child living with my parents, there were not games like there are today that my parents could have told me no, you have to wait until christmas for that. I could easily wait for that new red flyer, or the 5lb chub of veal for christmas, but having to be told by my parents that I have to wait until Christmas for the new Civ (or insert any game that I might want here), I think would be pretty unbearable. So pleased I'm not part of this generation, and actually feel sorry for those that are and that have to wait it out.

    Instead I would be told that the new battery driven red fire chief fire truck that was 1/6th scale would have to wait until Christmas.

    I guess being part of my generation there are good things, like not having to rely on my parents when I'm 'allowed' to get a game or not.

    Sssshhh, don't tell my wife I just spent $49.99 on preordering Civ V:D
     
  7. warpstorm

    warpstorm Yumbo? Yumbo!

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    Your secret's safe with us. ;)
     
  8. Ddude97

    Ddude97 King

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    :lol:
    And I'm glad my suffering makes you happy (I think)
     
  9. Hustapha Thool

    Hustapha Thool Warlord

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    Too late, I am City Builders wife and he is caught. I am so mad at him because i spent 59.99 pre-ordering the deluxe version. :mad:

    Honey, we really need to talk.
     
  10. Grunthex

    Grunthex Prince

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    You're going to need 2 copies anyway to kick his arse in multiplayer, no harm, no foul! (Just make sure he knows it's YOUR soundtrack!)
     
  11. City Builder

    City Builder Complicated Complication

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    Mmmm, I'd say, just make sure he knows your his wife.

    Oh wait..... I see what I did there :lol:
     
  12. Modiga-Disabled

    Modiga-Disabled Warlord

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    If they're fanboys they'll claim to like it... otherwise they're not fanboys, who pretty much by definition are blinded into liking something regardless.

    I can only speak for myself, but I'm genuinely looking forward to the big changes because frankly, I find Civ IV so dull and boring now. Combat is so samey and tedious that even if I eventually get bored with V, I won't be going back to IV instead.

    I think it's important to note that you've just pulled that percentage out of your arse.

    I think the game will be as popular as ever. Even if parts of the userbase have changed.
     
  13. Jayrad

    Jayrad Warlord

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    The only thing for me about steam is that i don't want it going through my computer because i heard that steam can spy on my computer which would be very bad.
    I won't be able to get Civ 5 till November because it's my birthday month but you guys have fun with your hexes ill just sit here with my squares.
     
  14. PawelS

    PawelS Ancient Druid

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    I'm not a "Steam/internet generation kiddo", and I played all civs since 1, but I'm looking forward to civ5 (I especially like replacing the Civ4 combat mechanics with something much more interesting), and I don't believe that Steam is an evil monster that will eat my soul ;)
     
  15. Thorn

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    Okay, I'll ask. What 'wild west one'? :confused:
     
  16. Sahkuhnder

    Sahkuhnder Delusions of grandeur

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    It amuses me when people don't bother to read the thread before posting their opinion. :p

    Asked and answered:

     
  17. bjbrains

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    You miss an important point: There are far more hard-core civs fans on these forums than not. The percentages don't carry over to the world as a whole, where the vast majority of people who will buy this game have been minimally following this game, let alone posting on forums.
     
  18. Sahkuhnder

    Sahkuhnder Delusions of grandeur

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    I agree. But any lost sale is still a lost sale. It is still money that 2K could have made, but didn't.

    And what is the value of lost customer loyalty? In my personal case I consider myself to be a hard-core Civ fan. I was planning to buy Civ5 until I posted a question back on July 26 on the first page of 2K's Official Civilization V Steamworks FAQ thread (and other places including directly to 2K Greg) and received absolutely no response or reply of any kind about my question. I will now show 2K the same respect that they have shown me and never give them any of my money ever again for any game they are associated with.

    I'm just one small example but as I said earlier a lost sale is still a lost sale. I also work nights and have ample free time and spend considerable money on games. :ar15:

    I really don't know how the percentages carry over between the hard-core Civ fans here and the general gaming community. I do know that I'm not the only person who is upset by the way we are being "managed".
     
  19. rschissler

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    I wish we could keep track of those 91 naysayers, and find out how many of them finally break down and buy the game, even with Steam.
     
  20. Modiga-Disabled

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    Before Left 4 Dead 2 came out, a Steam group was created announcing the members of said group would be boycotting the game. The shorthand reason for them doing so was because the sequel was released only a year after the original and they saw this as being too soon.

    Long story short, that group actually bought L4D2 at a higher rate than any other group of L4D owners.
     

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