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CiV first extension or why Jon Shafer left firaxis...(a joke)

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by LAnkou, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. LAnkou

    LAnkou Breizh A Tao

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    Hello everyone,

    I have a relative who works at 2K, and there were some leaks about why shafer left firaxis.
    He made a presentation about his vision for Civilization V first extension, and there was a huge rebukal from firaxis and 2K representants. Now in both companies, the powerpoint of his presentation is circulating, and my american cousin just send me a summary of the presentation:

    I don't have the full presentation yet, but as soon as I have it, i'll share it...
     
  2. sukritact

    sukritact Artist and Modder

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    This has got to be a joke.... right?
     
  3. lschnarch

    lschnarch Emperor

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    Nice joke.
     
  4. sukritact

    sukritact Artist and Modder

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    It sounded believable until it mentioned dinosaurs
     
  5. Orion66

    Orion66 Master of Orion

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    Peregrine The Swift

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    Oh, I don't know, Ischy--there was a dinosaur scenario included in Civ2's MGE package (think it was first released in Fantastic Worlds first though).

    What I'm having trouble believing is the Monty Python "cow launcher."

    It's got to be a joke.

    Cute one, though.
     
  7. sukritact

    sukritact Artist and Modder

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    I can see it now; cows of destruction flying towards Beijing. lol
     
  8. blind biker

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    i dunno.... sounds vaguely plausible
     
  9. Callonia

    Callonia Deity

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    I can see it, Monty screaming its 2012 now, and he's saying he's going to kill us all before his god gets to have the fun of killing us and conquers the world.
     
  10. anjinsan1966

    anjinsan1966 Chieftain

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    "Yea right,thats a likely story"! :D
     
  11. h0ncho

    h0ncho Chieftain

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    I believed it until the "New uniqueness for each civilization"- part. Those weaknesses are hugely insulting to the respective countries (France always has to cede a city lol) and is suicidal as a game design strategy.

    That said, unique weaknesses sounds like a pretty good idea...
     
  12. Bradicus

    Bradicus Chieftain

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    I can totally see Shafer trying to get things moving in the right direction somehow, but what you've posted above is utter nonsense.

    I'm sorry... I love the Poles... visited the country, learned the history, loved the food, made love to the women.... I just don't see them making an appearance in Civ.... not with Germany and Russia. It's not that it's undeserving... it just.... toooo many Euro civs already!

    The Unique Weakness feature would be interesting but would cause too much complaining. It's unrealistic given history and leads me to believe this is just bogus made up by some troll with a lot of time on his hands. Take Germany's UW for example. Can't invade English cities? Need I remind you the Normans were Germanic (though settled in N. France), as were the Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Danes, etc?

    Moderator Action: You are not allowed to flame and troll other members, and calling someone a troll is trolling.

    No... what was posted above is nonsense. Hah! Your American cousin! Yea.... I have a brother in the mailroom at 2K that blows the chairmen on the board of directors who heard a rumour they are already working on Civ 6 =P What I just said is about as believable as this thread.
     
  13. LAnkou

    LAnkou Breizh A Tao

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    And I tought i've put enough obvious things for people to know it was a simple joke (Seriously: the thread smiley, "stand the test of time with failed empire", JuraCiv Park, Mayas can't win after year 2012, Monty Python cow launcher, Megazord robots, the whole "Others features" part). I'm amazed some may find it serious...

    At least 6 people enjoyed it...
     
  14. blind biker

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    It's a WikiLeaks conspiracy!
     
  15. FlyingDutchman7

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    Haha, yeah... if I were Firaxis I would fire Shafer after such a presentation too :D . Dinosaurs... c'mon!
    Nice joke ;).
     
  16. lschnarch

    lschnarch Emperor

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    Well, the sad truth is Shafer got fired because he insisted on launching longhorns, while marketing was favouring European Holsteins. :(
     
  17. Androrc the Orc

    Androrc the Orc Emperor

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    I know it's a joke but...

    Unique weakness sounds like a neat feature, but the effects should be included in the trait/unique ability, rather.

    And a Dino scenario would, obviously, be pure awesome :D
     
  18. blind biker

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    I hope this thread inspires some modder to introduce the aforementioned units. Example:


    Big Giant Poo Flinger. Totally in tune with Civ V's Culture Bomb and Fountain of Youth, don't you think? It should be part of an official Civ V extension pack, or even a patch.
     
  19. Alpedar

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    Btw, almost every nation in europe had its moments when it could became dominant if something went different way (and some more than one).
    The ones I know of (skiping already major civs in Civ5):
    Sweden: during 30 years wars,
    Denmark - viking period (conquered moscow, invasions to england (but without staying)
    Neaderland - oversee colonies (in real world england was more sucesfull)
    Austria - no need to explain, def. better than germens except modern era
    Poland - had large polish state in north east europe (without scandinavia)
    Czechs - Great Morava, Czech state during Otakar II, during Charles IV center of roman empire (could be case for Luxenburg), Hussite revolution (showing gunpowder application and non noble army to neighbours, several crusades against them, ALL failed), later could be dominant partner in Czech-Austria state if Habsburg monarch died first, during WW1 Czech legion (formed of former captives from east front, fought for russia before revolution) punched through soviet russia on its retreat home (definitely not stronger than whole soviet army at that point, otherwise they would not take it the long way), (btw. it fought alongside US marines on soviet soil), before WW2 one of top weapon producers and thanks to chamberlain one of reason for hitlers military success.

    What I want to say, all europian nations have it in themselv (and I guess all nations worldwide), so any nation COULD be added as major civ

    btw, guess where I'm from ;)
     
  20. LegionSteve

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    I thought it was very funny :lol: well done :goodjob:

    I DEMAND firaxis provide a BGPF in the next patch or I'm not buying any more DLC ever :gripe:

    :xmassign:
     

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