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[NFP] Byzantium First Look

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by bite, Sep 17, 2020.

  1. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    The Hippodrome is a beautiful district, right up there with the Cothon and Lavra.
     
  2. Kupe Navigator

    Kupe Navigator King

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    because it would be too OOC for basil II to wear exquisite costume? yes Byzantine costume was exquisite but not all Byzantine Emperors were exquisite.
     
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  3. DogeEnricoDandolo

    DogeEnricoDandolo Prince

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    The Street Carnival gives you 2 amenities and this monster district Hippodrome gives you 3. AND it looks so beautiful.
     
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  4. Myomoto

    Myomoto Prince

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    I like them. War/religion is one my favourite play styles, and I've always liked Spain for that reason (despite how trying to get a religion early as them can be too tough).

    Getting an extra prophet point is decent, as it becomes +1 faith later. However, other religious Civs can easily outproduce them in terms of raw faith, so war will most likely be very essential to protect your religion early.
     
  5. Kupe Navigator

    Kupe Navigator King

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    can't wait to build it as Byzantine!
     
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  6. Inhalaattori

    Inhalaattori Emperor

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    It seems he mainly fought against people who were also Eastern Orthodox (Bulgarians and Georgia). So his agenda doesnt seem to make much sense. He would also get most out of his abilities if he attacked people who share his religion. Seems weird.
     
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  7. ferretbacon

    ferretbacon Obsessor

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    Really? I thought they were quite bad. I always hated that the UA was entirely contingent upon founding a religion, but that they received no bonus to founding one. It also didn't help that I generally disliked two UU civs in V (no longer an issue now that every civ is guaranteed one and one on UUs and UIs).
     
  8. SammyKhalifa

    SammyKhalifa Deity

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    They're good. I was hoping for a builder civ, but it's hard to dock them points because they're not something I had in my head.
     
  9. Kupe Navigator

    Kupe Navigator King

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    wait so he is same as Philip and Saladin?

    LAME! seriously civ 6 teams are getting lazy with the agenda these days.
     
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  10. Brutus2

    Brutus2 Prince

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    You only get bonus from each Holy City, not every city on the map that has your religion, correct?
     
  11. kb27787

    kb27787 Deity

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    C- somewhat underpowered.
    Any civ who's bonus is pretty much 100% tied to having a religion is terrible on deity... beelining astronomy is too risky.

    At least the extra prophet points from holy sites make them a bit better than Georgia.
     
  12. Nerevatar

    Nerevatar Warlord

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    Firaxis has always flip flopped between historical agendas, and agendas that make sense from an AI perspective. Since the agenda controls the AI, I wish they would stick the latter.

    Edit: oh I just reread your post, and as you say this agenda actually seems to be neither.
     
  13. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    Not quite the same. Arabia also likes it if you have a bunch of religious buildings. Spain mostly hates it when you spread religion to them (Phil and Baz are NOT going to get along!)
     
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  14. Lord Lakely

    Lord Lakely Idea Fountain

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    The best part of Civ 5's Byzantium was their colour scheme. Purple on Periwinkle. :love::love: gorg gorg gorg (and ofc Theodora's impressive leader screen)
     
  15. 8housesofelixir

    8housesofelixir Emperor

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    I like how they specifically put the Byzantium capital (you can see the palace in the city center) on a small peninsula in this screenshot. Just like IRL with Çatalca Peninsula.
     
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  16. ferretbacon

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    I mean, yeah, the aesthetic was on point. Don't forget their music! But the actual gameplay design was lacking for me.
     
  17. Kupe Navigator

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    playing as Byzantium on a true location Europe map is going to be interesting.
     
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  18. blackcatatonic

    blackcatatonic Queen of Meme

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    I'll agree about them not having a buff to gaining a religion (Spain's problem at the moment), but the extra belief was so much fun! Made for some really ridiculous games if you could get Desert Folklore and then pick two faith-giving buildings... cheesy, yes, but very enjoyable.

    I'm just not loving the military focus this time, even if it interacts with religion in an interesting way. But I think my problem is more with the design of religion in 6 as a whole rather than any one Civ.
     
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  19. dbwithlemon

    dbwithlemon Chieftain

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    Why do I suddenly want a Whopper
     
  20. SeelingCat

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    From the video it looks like we're already doubling up not just on the name for the capital, but also Nicomedia/Izmit. :crazyeye:
     
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