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Choose your top 10 civs!

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Dutch Canuck, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Dutch Canuck

    Dutch Canuck Khan of Flatlanders

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    Let's focus on what we like for a change! :)

    Out of all 34 civs from Vanilla, Warlords and BTS, what are your Top 10 civs you like whether you have throughly played them or not? Do not account for leaders (i.e. ignore traits), try look at this at the level of the civilizations themselves (think of just UB, UU, flag, flavour, "feel", kewlness, personal taste, and eras/themes you prefer).

    I would like to make this a multi-vote poll but I cannot exceed 25 options! Maybe a moderator can do something?

    Anyways, here's my Top 10 civs (in alphbetical order):

    The Arabs
    The Babylonians
    The Dutch
    The Egyptians
    The Indians
    The Japanese
    The Mayans
    The Native Americans
    The Russians
    The Vikings

    I will repeat this question (and perhaps change my mind again :rolleyes:) after I get my grubby hands on a copy of BTS... :D
     
  2. marioflag

    marioflag History Addict

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    Dutch
    Portuguese
    Byzantine
    Carthaginians
    Russians
    Americans
    English
    Indians
    Celts
    Vikings
     
  3. Monty Python Ni

    Monty Python Ni Chieftain

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    Celts
    Egyptians
    Germans
    Native Americans
    Vikings
    Holy Roman Empire (I used to play as them in Civ II, III, modding them from Germany)
    Mali (mod them into barbary pirates when I play)
    Persians
    Russians
    Dutch



    (no particular order)
     
  4. Pangur Bán

    Pangur Bán Good Guy / Deviant (depending on context)

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    In terms of feel, never seen much of the new BTS civs. The previous civs, the Russians and Celts have a good fell ... love the Dun and the Cossacks. The Viking UU is very cool too. The Celtic flag is cool, but really traits are important for gameplay. I'm not that broad in the civs I play. I usually the Russians (Peter and Stalin), Vikings, Celts or Arabs; once or twice as the English, Germans and Incas, though I hate late UUs. Vast majority of my games have been either as the Celts or the Russians. Never used the civs in BTS, but I'll definitely play the Native Americans a lot, and the Khmer, possibly the Maya too. Ask the question again though a year after BTS comes out.
     
  5. Algan

    Algan Insert witty phrase here

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    Americans
    Arabs
    Dutch
    Eygptians
    Japanese
    Khmer
    Mayans
    Native Americans
    Persians
    Vikings
     
  6. Lars_Domus

    Lars_Domus Say No 2 Net Validations

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    When I choose what civ to play, flavor is often a big factor. I enjoy to play with a people whose history I find interesting. Of course, I've found with the right piece of literature, any civ in the game can become the most exciting subject in the world. Though some civs always get me in the mood to play Civ, only by the mentioning of their very name. Among these, my ten would be:

    Arabia
    Aztec
    Babylonia
    Byzantium
    Carthage
    Egypt
    Inca
    India
    Maya
    Persia

    Honorable mentions to Japan and the Celts.
     
  7. Slobadog

    Slobadog Chieftain

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    In no particular order:

    Carthage
    Greece
    America
    Khmer
    Egypt
    Aztec
    Incan
    Porteguel
    India
    Celtic
     
  8. chaz1356

    chaz1356 Chieftain

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    Americans...hmmm i dont really play with anyone else
     
  9. Phoenix1595

    Phoenix1595 Tsarevich

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    I'm sticking with most of my Van./Warlords civs, but I am happy with all of the new civs in BtS (just not my favs):

    ROME
    Persia
    England
    France (DeGaulle only)
    China
    Inca
    HRE
    Russia
    Greece
    Germany
     
  10. Melyerk

    Melyerk Chieftain

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    Voting out out of flavor:

    Babylon
    Inca
    Vikings
    Dutch
    Persia
    Greece
    Russia
    Ottoman
    Byzantines
    England
     
  11. dutchking

    dutchking Chieftain

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    Americans
    English
    Dutch
    Germans
    Russians
    French
    Celts
    Carthage
    Rome
    Holy Roman Empire
    These are my best in prefered order. I'm all of those ethnicities besides Carthage:)lol:), and Rome (italian). I'm guessing the HRE could count as Germany or France? If anybody said Spain I'm going to laugh...(Izy)
     
  12. Kushluk

    Kushluk Chieftain

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    Byzantines
    Romans
    Greeks
    HRE
    Egypt
    China
    Spain
    Mongolia
    Carthage
    France
     
  13. LightSpectra

    LightSpectra me autem minui

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    Rome
    Carthage
    Russia
    Maya
    Portugal
    Mali
    England
    Arabia
    Greece
    India

    My most hated is China, both in the game and in real life.
     
  14. Erpava

    Erpava Chieftain

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    Not quite ready to talk about my BTS favorites yet, but here are the ones I enjoy playing as the most, in no particular order:

    China
    Korea
    Persia
    Rome
    Aztecs
    India
    Japan
    England
    Vikings
    Russia

    Have to say that I'm looking forward to playing as the Dutch, though. I love to build up my navy.
     
  15. Train

    Train Chieftain

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    Portugal (first one)
    England (second one)
    Dutch (third one)
    Inca (SOUTH AMERICA!!!!!!!! UHUUUU!)
    Holy Roman Empire (France, Rome, Germany... 3 in 1)
    Japan (I just love it)
    Khmer (Missing a tropical Asian civ)
    Ethiopia (My african one)
    Russia (Stalin is one of my fav leaders)
    Byzantines (I prefer it instead of Rome and Ottoman)
    Arabia (They are the arabs!)
     
  16. soylenterin

    soylenterin Chieftain

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    10 is a lot to choose

    Arabia
    China
    India
    Inca
    Persia
    Egypt
    Zulu
    Greece
    Russia
    Spain

    for the new guys, Native Americans sound way kewl, as do Babylonians, Holy Roman Empire :blush:, and the Dutch.
     
  17. 0R4NG3

    0R4NG3 Chieftain

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    Russia
    Egypt
    Japan
    Khmer
    Byzantine
    Rome
    Mongol
    Mali
    India
    Germany
     
  18. Dutch Canuck

    Dutch Canuck Khan of Flatlanders

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    Okay, great start everyone! :)

    I have tallied up the numbers so far and the more popular civs posts so far looks like this:

    The Russians = 12 votes
    The English, Egyptians & Indians = 8 votes each
    The Arabs, Dutch, Inca, Persians & Vikings = 7 votes each
    The Byzantines, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans = 6 votes each
    The Americans, Celts, Germans, HRE, Japanes, Khmer, Mayans = 5 votes each

    So, not a big sample of votes yet... It's not scientific, but interesting to see what's going on :)

    Let's go folks, let's see some more "Top 10" lists! :D

    PS: I have a spreadsheet going to keep track :p :crazyeye: :D
     
  19. Martinus

    Martinus Emperor

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    In alphabetical order:

    The Byzantines
    The Carthaginians
    The Dutch
    The Egyptians
    The English
    The French
    The Germans
    The Greeks
    The Mali
    The Romans

    Two civs that didn't make it in order to make room for the Dutch and the Byzantines:
    The Chinese
    The Russians
     
  20. LAnkou

    LAnkou Breizh A Tao

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    Just bade about a coolness or of shiny factor

    French (mousketeer!!! yay!!)
    Celts (well, they're just the celts men!!! love to build stonehenge with them)
    Russians (really fun to play with)
    Khmer (south east asia!!!)
    Japan (samouraï, bushido!!! here i come)
    Egypt (love to build pyramids!!! and pyramids are egyptian!!!)
    Mali (i just learn so many thing because of their inclusion)
    Incas (Fear the feather snake!!!)
    Vikings (berserker!!!!)
    Carthage (i just love them!!!)
     

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