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Civ DLC's

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by UGABulldawg98, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. UGABulldawg98

    UGABulldawg98 Chieftain

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    I'm just curious as to how many of you have purchased these. Clearly enough people have or the price would have dropped (simple supply and demand). I just don't get why you'd spend $5 for just 1 new civ even if it is only $5.
     
  2. TM Moot

    TM Moot King

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    bought the first few (spain/inca and babylon) when they were bundled

    haven't bought korea as, sadly, i'm reluctant to spend anymore money on this game :nono:
     
  3. Selous

    Selous King

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    i have genghis, he was the right price

    i dont think they are worth that kind of money (and in aust they cost $6):cry:
     
  4. elprofesor

    elprofesor Pluri-editing poster

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    Lol!

    I have bought pretty much all the DLCs, excepted from the maps (for obvious reasons), and for Korea/WotAW, cause I don't have the time to immerse myself into Civ V right now.

    The reason? I suddenly find myself with slightly more money that I can spend.

    Oh, and because I'm stupid. That helps too (self-deprecation, no sarcasm intended).



    On the other hand, I have to say that I've played at least once each scenario, for 2-3 hours each; the DLC cost 3.5€ in Europe, and damn me if I can get into a cinema for less than 8€. It's actually cheap, if you think about it.
     
  5. anandus

    anandus Errorist

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    I've bought all DLC.
    And apart from the Cradle-DLC* I've found them all worth the money :)
    Each has given me many hours of enjoyment.

    * I only bought the Cradle-DLC because it was on sale
     
  6. DavidCAD

    DavidCAD Chieftain

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    I have some interest in the DLC but the bundling is keeping me back - I want the incas, but I don't want spain in my games. I want korea, but I don't want the fantasy wonders (granted it seems I can get Korea without the wonders if I buy the scenario pack bundle). I'll likely buy the Polynesia pack soon, but just for the civ, not the scenarios.
     
  7. Poomermon

    Poomermon Warlord

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    Yeah I think the DLCs are a bit overpriced. Then again I'm not interested in scenarios or map packs. I bought all the extra civs when they were 50% off in steam though. I don't play civ5 that much but new civilizations add surprising amount of freshness to the game even if you just meet them as opponents most of the time.
     
  8. Ellye

    Ellye Warlord

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    What I have and how I rate it, in order of value:

    Mongols - Free, and a nice Civ to have in the game. Their UUs are fun to play with, though arguably a bit overpowered. Obviously worth it, best value since, well, it's free.

    Denmark + Explorer's Pack - A very interesting civ. Their UA (especially the pillaging without spending movement points part) makes fighting war a lot more fun and profitable. Their UUs are actually pretty fun to play with. And the Explorer's Pack is a fantastic DLC as well: Sandstorm is my favorite random map script, and the premade maps are actually pretty good (I really liked Bering Strait). Absolutely worth it, I got more hours from the Explorer's Pack alone than I've gotten from some U$20,00+ games.

    Spain + Inca - Two Civilizations with very unique abilities, units and improvements. The scenario is fun, too. For being a bundle of two civs, this has pretty good value.

    Korea + Wonders - I don't like this one as much as most people around here, but I still like it enough. I like having Korea in my games, but I don't like playing with them that much - Research focus is already a bit overpowered, and I'd rather not make the game even easier by playing with a Civ that facilitates it that much (reason I probably won't purchase the Babylon DLC). The Wonders pack is nice, but I'll be honest that paying U$5,00 for just three buildings is not really good value, even less if you aren't going to play the scenario (it's a nice scenario, though). The bundle has just the right price, not exceptional value or anything, but not overpriced.

    I still don't have Polynesia, but I want it. Seems like a very different and interesting civilization. I have a thing for Unique Improvements, and the Moai Stones seems fun. Too bad the AI is pretty bad at Naval management, though, making pretty much any Archipelago match a walk in the park.
     
  9. jblank

    jblank Chieftain

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    I buy them all and will continue to buy them all because I get more than $5.00 enjoyment out of new Civ's.
     
  10. Camikaze

    Camikaze Administrator Administrator

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    I've not bought any of them, but whether you consider a civ worth $5 depends entirely upon what else you'd do with that $5 and how much enjoyment you actually get out of the new civ. There's generally a scenario that goes with it, too.
     
  11. xxhe

    xxhe Prince

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    I got all of them. 5$ every two months is really a small money. A cup of coffee at Starbucks costs you this amount.
     
  12. Rince

    Rince King

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    I haven't bought any. I told myself that I first have to play every vanilla Civ at least once.
    On the other hand I feel a bit bored now about always having the same opponents.

    But now it's too late to buy DLC because I know that the day after I buy them, Firaxis will release a DLC pack.

    Life is tough.
     
  13. Civciv5

    Civciv5 Grand Emperor

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    I have bought all except something of:"Map Explorer Pack".
     
  14. spider1

    spider1 Prince

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    For a while, all I was buying was the Civ DLCs, and not the map packs. Then one night I got a tad drunk, and went out and downloaded every single DLC avaliable to Civ V that I hadn't purchased yet. Since then I just download everything they put out for Civ V whether I will use it or not. Price is not an issue to me, because frankly, $5 is just about worthless these days. You can't even get a good lunch for $5. It costs you $10 for a six pack and a pack of smokes. So I just don't sweat the $5 anymore and just download whatever they put out there.
     
  15. Tavelon

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    I'be bought them all, viewing them like an expansion pack (five or six DLC=30$ dollars or so) except I didn't buy the cradle of civilization. That's something so easy, even I could make it.

    My opinions:

    Babylon- I'd highly reccomend it. If not for the cool visual of Nebuchadnezzar alone, then for the fact that they by far beat any other civ included in the game itself for a chance for science victory.

    Incas\Spain The Spaniards are the best for exploring, and Incas are the best for mountainous reigions, giving you two very unique civs. Plus, the Conquistador is one of the most unique unique units in the game. Also, the scenario is very fun too. Definitely worth the money.

    Polynesia Not a very fun scenario and actually not much of a useful civ to play as unless on an islands style map, but a very unique AI opponent. It's just kind of cool to go to his court on the beach. Worth the money for novelty more than game play, and probably the most disappointing of all the scenarios, though the Moai Statues were a clever feature.

    VDenmark and Explorers Map Pack Buy it. Definitely buy it. Probably the best one of them all. Denmark is extremely fun to play as-The Beserkers, Viking Fury and Ski Troops are all very unique and provide great gameplay. And the 1066 Scenario if very entertaining. Plus, the Explorers Map Pack is great! I'd play up to $10 for that alone with the amount I use it. If you can only get one, get this one.

    Korea and Ancient Wonders Korea I haven't tried yet, though I bought it. By the looks of it, it looks pretty neat, giving you a second Civ for a built in route to science victory, which is rare. I tried the wonders scenario and loved it, though would have preferred if the city locations were pre-chosen to have a more historical feel. All in all, very good.

    How I rank them (Excluding Genghis)

    1. Denmark\ Explorers Map Pack
    2. Spain\Inca Scenario Pack
    3. Babylon
    4. Korea\Wonders of the Ancient World
    5. Polynesia
     
  16. bcaiko

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    I've bought all the Civs as they've come out. Really, if I'm not spending a lot of money on other gaming things (and usually I'm not), $5 is no skin off my nose. I've even gifted certain DLCs to friends so they'll show up in Multiplayer. It drives my friend crazy when Polynesia is on the map, since they always meet everyone early in the game.
     
  17. chazzycat

    chazzycat Deity

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    I really enjoy all the DLC civs, they each add something unique to the game. I have definitely got my money's worth from each one, considering the hours played & enjoyed vs. what I typically do with $5 (i.e. nothing?? Seriously, what can you buy for $5? a beer?)
     
  18. Glassmage

    Glassmage The Desert Flame

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    Buy all the things!!!!
     
  19. Kerosene31

    Kerosene31 Prince

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    Almost every Civ has gone on sale on Steam. Most of them were available for 40% off not long ago (and most likely will be again). My guess is there will be more sales during the holiday season.

    Also, I just don't get why people spend so much time and energy worried about what other people they don't know do with their money.

    The joke is how many hours have been wasted discussing this all over a few bucks.
     
  20. OrsonM

    OrsonM Our man

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    I regret purchasing any other DLC that's not been a civilization, the Civilization DLCs are always a good purchase.

    The Explorers pack is ok I guess, the plus maps are better than the regular maps sometimes. Craddle of Civilization is terrible at 10 dollars, same for the Wonders of the world: 3 wonders you've could have gotten from a mod and a half baked scenario (the wonders could had been free but no dice).

    Can't wait for the next DLC "Technologies of the World", featuring 3 new technologies (Digging, Cement and Forum Posting), and an exciting new scenario "Hannibal's Surprise Birthday Bash", I'm Pete Murray, good night.






    (...I'm obviously not Pete Murray)
     

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