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[April Fools] New Civilization 5: Gods & Kings Details released

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by vexing, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. sukritact

    sukritact Artist and Modder

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    I was thinking the icon for the Mecha .G looked funny and the Disney world concept art was the wrong size and looked horrible (and what about licensing?), then I remembered the date.
     
  2. thefran

    thefran Chieftain

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    Took me this long to figure out it's an april fools. Derp!
     
  3. anandus

    anandus Errorist

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    Hahaha, great job!

    Love the Spielberg crossover-joke and the uniques!
    Unique atomic bomb for Persia, hehehe.
     
  4. comatosedragon

    comatosedragon Emperor

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    Well, here's to hoping that the first four are true (Shaka, new wonders, true globe, and 2upt).
     
  5. anandus

    anandus Errorist

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    Is vexing in the beta of G&K, btw?
    As in: We can rule out everything being said here as the april's fool's joke and thus be certain the Zulu aren't one of the civs for G&K?
    Or am I taking it a bit too far?
     
  6. Pouakai

    Pouakai It belongs in a museum. Moderator

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    If he was in the beta he couldn't say anything.
     
  7. anandus

    anandus Errorist

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    Isn't the NDA about things in the beta he can't say anything about and if he's talking about stuff that per definition isn't in the beta it isn't under NDA?
    Or do beta testers have to be completely silent?

    But I just had a look at the Frankenstein group, assuming it's more-or-less the same, then vexing isn't in that.

    So I guess no extrapolations can be made from this topic.
     
  8. Nyanko

    Nyanko Prince

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    You know what would be funny (and annoying); if hidden amongst the fools (such as mecha and Shaka) there were some real stuff in there. That'd make it an ultimate April Fools
     
  9. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    That blog was very funny:D

    The Knights of the Round Table would have broken the game... unless rabbits were made a unit.
     
  10. Shurdus

    Shurdus Am I Napoleon?

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    I bought it, right up to the point where you mentioned the mecha G and the 'don't eat that' tech. Good one. :goodjob:
     
  11. SalemSage

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    This was an amusing April Fools, I'll give them that :)

    Glad 2UPT isn't really happening though. Ugh, stacks...

    Favourite part is the "Don't eat that" part. :lol:
     
  12. GoodSarmatian

    GoodSarmatian Blackpilled Idealist

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    Posting obvious jokes mixed in with information that could be real. That's insidious.
    Now my attempt to sort the truth from the nonsense. (all guesswork of course)

    Shaka and his aztecified pikeman Impi.
    True

    LHC
    There's already LHC concept art in the core game files. Two free GS seems a bit unoriginal and maybe OP.
    True

    Disneyworld
    There have been stupider wonders in Civ games, but I don'tthink they'll add Disneyworld and Neuschwanstein in the same game. The proposed effect -happiness and city specific trade boost- could be real and may be for Petra or the Leaning Tower.
    False

    True Globe.
    I think we can all say such a map would look patently ridiculous in the game.
    False

    2UPT
    Melee + ranged on one tile defeats the purpose of limiting units per tile in the first place. It could work with some balance adjustments. Maybe strength penalties for escorted ranged units, collateral damage from some units, mounted units that can choose which unit on a tile to attack...
    Too complicated.
    False

    Improved Automation
    Won't work. Even if someone in design thinks it's a good idea (and that's a big if) they won't be able to program governors to do a decent job.
    False


    I'll just stop now. The only really believable bits are about Shaka and the LHC.
    Id love additional UUs and UBs but it's not going to happen. It doesn't add up with the number of new units and buildings in the original announcement. And even if it was true the list is fake. SEALS sound good in theory, but three UUs and no UB for America (not to mention Japan and England) ? Come on !
     
  13. apocalypse105

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    my opinion :

    the wonders :
    2 great scientists sounds overpowered ?
    Wald disney really as a world wonder? Whats next "it's a small world" world?


    the ability for both a melee and ranged unit to occupy the same tile:
    Again firaxis has choosen the easier way around.
    Well we might as well throw balance out of the window!!!!!!

    Improved Automation:
    Haha I laughed my ass of like someone ever gonne use that.


    Additional Uniques:
    Anyobody laughed when seeing this Atomic Bomb replacement for Persia XD.
    godzilla for japan? They should have given them a samurai robot like the king oni(red alert)

    Prehistoric Start:
    So now the AI is going to rush me with clubs?
     
  14. apocalypse105

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    If this is really a april fools joke that got to be a real stupid one they give certain people hope and fals information for getting shaka in the game.

    I thinxs its oslo illegal giving fals information for a product you want to sell. ( it wouldn't be illegal if they say afterwords it was a joke)
     
  15. GoodSarmatian

    GoodSarmatian Blackpilled Idealist

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    I don't know much about Norwegian commercial law, but I can't remember publishers being prosecuted for april folls jokes.
     
  16. apocalypse105

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    Yeah But they usally say its a joke afterworths. If they don't say its a joke they basicly giving false information to the customers.

    I'm pretty sure its illegal in my country and you get a fine for it.

    http://zakelijk.infonu.nl/juridisch/53099-oneerlijke-handelspraktijken-misleiding-en-agressie.html
    Its in the dutch languge but you get my point
     
  17. anandus

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    Besides, I don't think vexing is in any way affiliated with 2K Games ;)
     
  18. elprofesor

    elprofesor Pluri-editing poster

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    I would sooooo play in that map. To me, the regular map looks ridiculous as you approach the poles. I would rather have them program a spheroid with hexagons (I believe you need to add 5 or 6 pentagons to make it work, or else curve the hexes), but you can't have it all.

    The WDW art was the first thing to tip me off, since it doesn't really look like the official artwork.
    But I found the MecaG part to be a stroke of genius. Although 4 moves and 250 strength is imba :rotfl:
     
  19. markusbeutel

    markusbeutel NiGHTS

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    Had me going until the quote about being "contemporary." :)
     
  20. TheMarshmallowBear

    TheMarshmallowBear Benelovent Chieftain of the BearKingdom

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    I woudl love if the Pre-Historic thing was true, it would be ever so much fun, would make it feel like a real civilization game, but that would most liekly mean they would have to go earlier than 4000 B.C (6000?)

    I actually think stacking of ranged and melee units is excellent, it makes sense really, however, if the melee units dies after being attacked losing the ranged unit would also have to be implemented.
     

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