1. We have added the ability to collapse/expand forum categories and widgets on forum home.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Photobucket has changed its policy concerning hotlinking images and now requires an account with a $399.00 annual fee to allow hotlink. More information is available at: this link.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. All Civ avatars are brought back and available for selection in the Avatar Gallery! There are 945 avatars total.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. To make the site more secure, we have installed SSL certificates and enabled HTTPS for both the main site and forums.
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Civ6 is released! Order now! (Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR)
    Dismiss Notice
  6. Dismiss Notice
  7. Forum account upgrades are available for ad-free browsing.
    Dismiss Notice

Article: How well did they create Australia in Civilization VI?

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by bite, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. bite

    bite Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    2,052
    ZubieMaster, oedali, Uberfrog and 4 others like this.
  2. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Messages:
    8,990
    I like your writing style, bite.
     
    bite likes this.
  3. MaximusPlatypus

    MaximusPlatypus O.O

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2016
    Messages:
    603
    Location:
    Chicago
    Good article. I guess I never really thought about how many Aussies we have around here. :)
     
    bite likes this.
  4. Victoria

    Victoria Regina Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    3,748
    Not bad for an ocker. TY for mentioning the Aborigines they had a bit of a bad time, maybe that's why Tasmania is missing?
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2017
  5. bite

    bite Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    2,052
    Thanks, you can never really tell how something is going to be received before you post it
     
  6. Futumch

    Futumch Calm as a Coma

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2001
    Messages:
    268
    Location:
    142 E 42 S
    That was an interesting read, although I disagree about the potential for an indigenous Australian future civ.

    Regarding the Outback Tycoon scenario: I live in Tasmania, and it seems that Tassie is probably just truncated because it allows the scenario to be a little more compact. In addition you don't have the big strip of the southern ocean which would be effectively dead space on the map. More room for land and by extension, cities. I don't mind my home state missing as the scenario is kind of fun.

    I did change Queensland to Maroon and Gold though. I don't follow rugby but even us dopey southerners know Queensland's colours : )
     
    nzcamel and bite like this.
  7. Silverdawn

    Silverdawn Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    435
    I liked the music for Australia. The didgeridoo featured in some of it.
     
    nzcamel and bite like this.
  8. bite

    bite Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    2,052
    Blast yes I meant to add something about that
     
  9. nzcamel

    nzcamel Warlord

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,268
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    "So should you play as Australia, yes, if for nothing else you should play it for its music which might be my favourite from the entire series so far, sorry Scarborough Fair, but it was fun while it lasted?"

    As a Kiwi I am already well over exposed to Waltzing Matilda, so it grows old fast, as good a song as it is. That and one of the other main Aussie themes I know mostly from the McDoanld's advert about doing up your seatbelt... :hammer2: So I'm not so fond. Put all that aside though the moment the didgeridoo kicks in!! Chills down my spine :D :love:
     
    CivLuvah, bite and Pietato like this.
  10. ToothedBomb

    ToothedBomb Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2012
    Messages:
    293
    Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda!
    You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me.
    And his ghost may be heard as you pass by that billabong:
    "You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me!"

    That's honestly the best part of this entire thing for me. The civ itself is fun to play as its bonuses are pretty good.
    As someone with little knowledge of Australia, I at least understand what the depiction is about and what events its unique properties refer to.
     
    bite likes this.
  11. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Messages:
    8,990
    The whole civ design gives me flashbacks from that Australia movie with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.
     
    bite and nzcamel like this.
  12. Pietato

    Pietato Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2014
    Messages:
    318
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Waltzing Matilda plays waaaay too much. Drives me nuts, now...
     
    bite and nzcamel like this.
  13. bite

    bite Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    2,052
    indeed there do seem to be some similarities
     
  14. Arwon

    Arwon Show me your moves

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2006
    Messages:
    15,765
    Location:
    Canberra
    I also like that you steal land from other nations to use as pastures, and have incentives to undertake intensive development on your most beautiful natural sites.

    Those both seem pretty on the money.
     
  15. DeutschDachs

    DeutschDachs Chieftain

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2013
    Messages:
    713
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    All of the songs play too much because it's limited to a single song per Civ
     
  16. nzcamel

    nzcamel Warlord

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,268
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    I think you'll find there is more than one song per Civ. Alas, I also know the second most common Australian theme in the game lol
     
  17. DeutschDachs

    DeutschDachs Chieftain

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2013
    Messages:
    713
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Perhaps, but I only seem to hear the main theme of each Civ that's in my game. Soundtrack also only has one song listed per Civ
     
  18. snoochems

    snoochems Chieftain

    Joined:
    May 25, 2004
    Messages:
    424
    The indigenous Australians civ would be fun. They could have a special ability in that they couldn't research anything, but gain the advantage of being able to utilise the civics and technology of the most advanced civ in the game, with a plus 20% bonus called "affirmative action".
     
    CivLuvah and Futumch like this.
  19. nzcamel

    nzcamel Warlord

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,268
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Australia has at least 3 distinct parts: waltzing matilda; click the shears (? I think it's called? - in Australia & NZ McDonalds used it for a safety video); and the digeridoo.
    Others do too. England isn't Scarborough Fair the whole time.
     
  20. nzcamel

    nzcamel Warlord

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,268
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Now you guys can put up with what I do when this portion of the soundtrack plays ;)

     
    Uberfrog likes this.

Share This Page