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Civ 50 years from now...

Discussion in 'Civ2 - General Discussions' started by vladmir_illych_lenin, Mar 25, 2001.

  1. vladmir_illych_lenin

    vladmir_illych_lenin Chieftain

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    I've always wanted to sit down and play a whole mp game at once, or play for 24 hours straight, but I could only fit in a bit more than one hour per weekday and about 3 hours on the weekend.

    What I plan to do when I retire is to purchase a cabin in Greenland with broadband connection and infinite supply of coke. I plan to pay 24/7 and may even beat Eyes of Night. BUT one problem.

    I'll be 66 in 50 years, and Civ will definitely not exist then. People like John Valdez and Lefty Scaevola and Loaf Warden will be either over 90 or DEAD. There will be no one to play!
     
  2. Alcibiaties of Athenae

    Alcibiaties of Athenae Imperator

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    Sorry Vlad, but I will be 88 in fifty years or dead. Maybe the younger guys will still be around for you to play against, but I doubt if I'll even have enough brain power (if I'm still kicking) to play any game. Sorry.

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  3. BlueMonday

    BlueMonday Can I Kick It?

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    I can't wait until I retire. I'll just play computer games all day long. I just have to wait another forty years.

    Just picture it: all my grankids laughing at me becuase I play an ancient computer game. I get pissed and tell them to get their fat f***ing a**es back to their b****'s house. I'll be the first granparent in my family to openly cuss at my grandkids. Oh I can't wait.

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  4. Håkon

    Håkon Duke of Morpork

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    Oh, never say never, Vlad. Civ is a classic game and there might be someone playing and some version to play, Sid Meier III's Civilization 38.

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  5. Hell-Raiser

    Hell-Raiser Chieftain

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    Dude, over 50 years from now there wil be new techs and super comuters I wander how Civ 38 will look like,

    It will be nothing compard with the Civ that we now play....

    How would it look like?!??
     
  6. GenghisK

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    Perhaps just ask how would YOU look like.
    Easy to answer, sir. Like me now, a zombie, for not having slept for years


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  7. TimTheEnchanter

    TimTheEnchanter I...am...an Enchanter!

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    Consider this Vlad: They still sell Monopoly after more than 50 years.

    Of course to make it marketable you'll have to buy the <u>Deluxe Collector's Edition with the Original Two-Dimensional Game Presentation</u> ("Wow, only 2 dimensions. How quaint!"). It will come with a special collector's CD even though no one will have a CD player anymore.

    It will also have two "intelligence advisors" you can ask for game play advice. One, called "Dale of the Shadows" will give advice on achieving a high score. The other, named "Nocturnal Eyes" will suggest that you use the cheat menu. (jk)

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  8. drake

    drake Bring it

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    Some things can never be improved on as tim suggested, monopoly.

    Other examples: Classic cars, classic movies, classic architecture, classic computer games <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/smile.gif" border=0>

    I still like a lot of the original NES games better than the games that the newer systems have put out.

    That being said, people grow out of things whether they like it or not, and only time will tell.....

    Now will civfanatics still exist in 50 years? And if so, will Vlad keep up his post count rate? If so, He'd probably cross the 100,00 mark pretty easy huh?

    [This message has been edited by drake (edited March 26, 2001).]
     
  9. Loaf Warden

    Loaf Warden (no party affiliation)

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    Over 90 in 50 years? Wow, Vlad, I'm really flattered that you think I'm in my 40s. Actually, I'm only four years older than you. I'll be 70 in 50 years, and I fully intend to still be playing Civ, even if it does seem a little outdated by then.
     
  10. Arius

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    Some version of Civ will probably exist, simply because the idea behind Civ is one of the best ideas ever for a computer game.

    Wether we'll play Civ2 probably depends on how good Civ3 will be, and any further sequels. But A version of Civ will be played for a long time.

    Games set in a historical setting are just getting more and more popular, and more and more accurate. I think that in about 10 years we will have computers that are super-powerful, so that a game like Civ will be able to feature a map that is incredibly true-to life.

    The problem is that the game will still have to be playable, you will need to get an overview, or you'll be lost in the streets of Niniveh somewhere. Even if it was possible, it wouldn't be practical for a Civ-type game to simulate the lives of a million individual cyber-Romans.

    But I am optimistic, and I think we have only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to games that simulate history in an enjoyable (and semi-accurate) way.

    As much as I love Civ2, I HOPE I won't play it when I'm 60, simply because I would be really disappointed if nothing better had arrived by then.

    Arius the Heretic
     
  11. Håkan Eriksson

    Håkan Eriksson Commander of the Swedes.

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    I will be 66 in 50 years to. And I hope I will not be dead by then!



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  12. Tact

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    You know, that brings up such a nice picture of CIV VR!!!....yes that's right you heard it here first, Virtual Reality CIV!!! Here M'lord Sit in your Virtual office to conduct negotiations and *zap* battle that phalanx in hand-to-hand and *zap* Full Sail and pull her to port and *zap* irrigate that field...become one with your game
     
  13. vladmir_illych_lenin

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    Virtual Reality Civ? Never! Civ is a game of micromanagement, not a first person shooter!

    Ooops, I humbly apologize <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/smile.gif" border=0> I probably meant Stormerne. A lot CivFanatics sound the same.


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    Someone said that some things last forever, and Civ probably will. But look at it. See how fast computer technology is advancing! Games that were made 10 years ago don't "exist" anymore (except Civ1). No one even plays Command and Conquer, and its only 4 years old! Then think 50 years!!!

    [This message has been edited by vladmir_illych_lenin (edited March 28, 2001).]
     
  14. MrSparkle

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    Since i have decieded not to age i will be definitly around in 50 years time to beat Vlad in 5 turns

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  15. gar13

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    i've never played any of you, but in 50 years, i'll only be 65... maybe i'll give this multiplayer thing a try then
     
  16. Fishheads

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    in fifty years i'll be in contol of my own nation using the Civ2 interface as my guide to global domination! MUAHAHAAAA

    and of course my agenda will be to distroy the ZULU'S!!!

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  17. VanillaCube

    VanillaCube Your local Schizophrenic

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    you know that in fifty years or so you'll still look the same girl as you did before.

    anyone know what lyrics that song comes from? <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/wink.gif" border=0>

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  18. stormerne

    stormerne Eye of the Storm Retired Moderator

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    Ha ha ha!

    Yep. I'll be dead in 50 years. Not in 40 years though.

    In 40 years though...
    We'll all be playing CivX.
    We'll all still be posting to Thunderfall's forum.
    We'll be arguing about which holographic icons we deserve for 100,000 posts.
    We'll be known as the "Grand Old Men of Civ".

    Meierism will be the dominant world religion.
    No one will remember who Bill Gates was.
    And I'll continue to walk to the supermarket knocking children out of the way
    (only then I'll be using a cane to help me - for the backhand strokes at least).


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  19. Håkon

    Håkon Duke of Morpork

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    Meierism? What's that for a religion?

    I hope that some computer games will stand. I can't bear playing Civ in Virtual Reality. Fun post, stormerne.

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    forever!!

    And may this man <IMG SRC="http://www.vg.no/grafikk/frontbilder/1225.gif" border=0> recover!
     
  20. Cimfindriel

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