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Bring back the natural looking borders, please!

Discussion in 'CivBE - General Discussions' started by OldmansHQ, Jul 24, 2014.

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Do you want the natural looking borders in CBE?

  1. Yes, definitely!

    36 vote(s)
    90.0%
  2. Yes I do!

    4 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. OldmansHQ

    OldmansHQ Warlord

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    Hi!

    I don't know if it's just me, but the borders in CBE which perfectly follow the hexagons bother me. The natural looking borders in Civ5 were one of the things that impressed me the most when I first started playing that game, they just look cool! I understand that the perfectly straight borders with pointy angles fit more thematically, they look futuristic, yet they seem like a step back and I don't like them! They don't look as good as the natural looking borders, it's as simple as that.

    Please, triple please, with cherry on top, bring back the good old natural looking borders from Civ5.

    The nice & pretty borders:


    The no no, the bad bad borders:


    If you are with me on this one, let's make some noise, perhaps our prayers will reach 'the creators' :).

    Regards,
    Oldman
     
  2. TPangolin

    TPangolin Just the worst person

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    It's a contrast at first, but the whole aesthetic is based around the hexagon. It's fitting.
     
  3. kwidem

    kwidem Warlord

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  4. KrikkitTwo

    KrikkitTwo Immortal

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  5. GeoModder

    GeoModder Deity

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    :lol::goodjob:
     
  6. Lord Tirian

    Lord Tirian Erratic Poster

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    I didn't like them at start, but they're growing on me with every new preview.

    I still think they would look better if they kept the straight edges but rounded the corners a little bit... but it's not a big deal, all in all.
     
  7. Smith of Lie

    Smith of Lie Chieftain

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    This. I entered the topic with plan to vote "No." since I like the crisp look of new ones.
     
  8. JokerJace

    JokerJace Prince

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    Both styles have it's apppeal.
     
  9. Disident

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    Maybe I sound stupid but I planned to vote no ! ! ! It is more accurate ! ! !
     
  10. David12596

    David12596 Warlord

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    I personally like Civ 5 boarders a little more.
     
  11. OldmansHQ

    OldmansHQ Warlord

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    Actually 'the choices' do differ :).

    My old teacher would say that apart from the positive and negative answer there should be a neutral one. I think that there is no need for it, neutral means that it could be either way for you, so you might as well not participate in the poll at all. In this case, I went one step further... I thought I'd make this easier both for people who's mouse cursor is at the very top of the screen and those who have it located elsewhere :). This way one doesn't have to move their cursor more than it is really necessary. As a Civ player you must understand the importance of efficiency, I'm sure you do. See? All makes perfect sense!

    I honestly don't see the appeal of these new borders. They do fit with the futuristic theme, but visually are far from impressive. Think about this, what would a woman be without all the gentle curves? Borders are no different, after all, they can be orgasm inducing (sometimes), and they do need the gentle curves.
     
  12. KrikkitTwo

    KrikkitTwo Immortal

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    I see your point...
    so 8 votes=yes
    and ~378 votes (total number of views) against

    so ~2.5% of the people who saw your poll think it is worth changing.

    Excellent way to falsify your hypothesis that the borders should be changed.
    I'm surprised you got 90%+ of the civ forum community to agree....borders with angles and corners are a lock :)
     
  13. OldmansHQ

    OldmansHQ Warlord

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    How do you know that these 378 were going to say 'no'? Perhaps they would choose the neutral answer, if there was one. You don't know. So perhaps it is 8 votes for and 0 against. What I'm doing is not hypothesizing, it's pleading :).

    Of course, but the natural looking one is far superior, I think we all agree :p.
     
  14. Wolfbeckett

    Wolfbeckett Jerkin' and nonsense.

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    Err, I think if this thread proves anything, it's that we all DON'T agree. I for one think the new borders look fine, I have no complaint about them whatsoever.
     
  15. OldmansHQ

    OldmansHQ Warlord

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    I could quote a few people to show you that some of us do agree, not to mention the 8 votes, 100% votes for the old borders :).
     
  16. Kozlov

    Kozlov Chieftain

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    Wish there was option 3 : No, keep the new borders style.

    I like the old civ 5 borders a lot more but it would be nice to have a real poll.
     
  17. KrikkitTwo

    KrikkitTwo Immortal

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    378 that did Not vote for... so 8 for changing, ~378 that are Not for changing

    That said you should definitely have more poll options like

    Yes, If Firaxis doesn't make the borders natural, I'm not buying BE
    Yes, hexagonal borders are unrealistic
    Yes, hexagonal borders are offensive
    Yes, hexagonal borders sell out to the CivRev crowd
    Yes, Slavic Federation should not have hexagonal borders
    Yes, natural borders would be more edgy and dark
    Yes, why is there not a natural border Affinity

    See.. those are the poll options we really need :)
     
  18. Civ'ed

    Civ'ed I ain't gotta explain a thing

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    Any BE poll without the Slavic Federation isn't worth it anymore :c
    That said, I hope it's a toggleable thing, with straight borders offering some improvement in speed maybe? That way everyone can have the version they want.
     
  19. Kozlov

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    Yes, Slavic Federation should not have hexagonal borders
     
  20. OldmansHQ

    OldmansHQ Warlord

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    Good idea, if only I knew how to edit the poll, I would have added these right away.

    That is a very naive approach. Not everyone can have what they want because... Well, because life can't be that good.

    Only Slavic Federation gets curvy borders? And the rest gets the crappy sharp ones?
     

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