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Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by greshick, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Orion66

    Orion66 Master of Orion

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    Civilization on the facebook - jesus people it is a sad joke....
     
  2. Camikaze

    Camikaze Administrator Administrator

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    Maybe they've decided to do it in degrees? Draw people in with a very relatively simple facebook game, hook them on CivRev (which probably adds a step of complexity), and then draw them into a more accessible (which doesn't necessarily mean 'dumbed down') Civ5, followed by an even more complex addition to the series, perhaps. I assume it's a long term plan they've got here. And it would seem smart to be able to market 3 different products.

    What is sad about it?
     
  3. ArataWata11

    ArataWata11 Chieftain

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    Count me in soon!
     
  4. manarod

    manarod Chieftain

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    I'm in too!
     
  5. BomberEscort

    BomberEscort Don't be alarmed; this is a kindness

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    The problem, for us PC gamers, is that this is going to work. This will rake in the cash! Look at FarmVille, something like $250+ million in revenue! No PC game could ever match that. We are standing on the precipice that is the demise of the PC gaming world...
     
  6. Tacit_Exit

    Tacit_Exit King

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    Home%20the%20end%20is%20near.jpg
     
  7. LegioCorvus

    LegioCorvus Prince

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    On one hand, I want to give this a try.

    On the other hand...

    That's the point where it no longer becomes fun for me. When it becomes part of the routine. It's the exact reason I only did 6 months of WoW before I couldn't take the job aspect of it anymore.

    I also ignore any and all apps on Facebook. I want my privacy, you know?

    Am I right to guess that the response here will be to wait and see how it plays out? Because one part of me is really itching to give this a try... :dunno:
     
  8. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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    I'm not a drooling fanatic. I'm just a regular fanatic; I suppose you could say... a Civ fanatic.

    Anyway, take that back or I'll start making fun of GalCiv II, and then you will rage, and your tears will be delicious.

    Well Mr. Fighter Jet, people said the same thing about consoles. "Alas and betrayal," went the Doom-players and the Wolfenstein-veterans, "Thus hark I beseech to quoth, thas is thon with makthik narlo: so I do say this 'Haloe' shall destroyeth us all." (That's how people talked in the 1990s, I think. It was a long time ago anyway, and the way I remember it everything was made of gold back then. Man, remember Seinfeld? Kids these days are so dumb. I hate new things.)

    Anyway, it wasn't true that Half-Life 2 was a massive success in 2004, a little more than 3 years after Halo allegedly murdered PC gaming brutally, so I totally see where you're coming from. And the Valve Corporation doesn't make any money and I think Steam has 3 users.

    Finally, Facebook gaming doesn't count as PC gaming because Facebook is a website which is on the internet which, historically, has never required some variation on the theme "computer" to access it.

    EDIT: Also, Portal was a massive failure and, with a Metacritic rating of -1.9, the worst game ever made.
     
  9. Garett20

    Garett20 Prince

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    Do you think I should actually get a facebook account over this?
     
  10. Ceoladir

    Ceoladir Come Fly With Me

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    Only if you want to.
     
  11. Willburn

    Willburn Warlord

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    Civfanatics should maybe as a group enter a team? I would be willing to join such a group. Or maybe some of the old civ4player ladder guys would want to join me for a group if they are reading this? Perhaps some of the civ4 bts beta testers would? :)

    Dream would be a civfanatics team in closed alpha lead by some of the old legends of civfantics strategy like DaveMcW
     
  12. Venereus

    Venereus This Is Streamlined!

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    Nah, those guys should get paid for doing that kind of job at this point.
     
  13. SuperJay

    SuperJay Bending Space and Time

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    Maybe Firaxis can use the proceeds from FacebookCiv to fix Civ 5?

    Just looking for a silver lining here. :)

    It is good that it'll draw some new fans to the Civ series, just like Civ Rev, and Civ 5. That's the whole point of the 'accessible' iterations... which comprise the last three Civ-related offerings from Firaxis. So hey, the fourth time's the charm? Maybe? :p
     
  14. fatski

    fatski Chieftain

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    I'm in.
     
  15. PEACE!

    PEACE! Lord.Moldovian.Guy

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    this thread is becoming nest of hatred,please..can't we all just get along? :)
     
  16. Riker

    Riker True Metal of Steel

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    If someone is interested, my friend created this team, in day9 honor:

    Team Name: Uniden
    Team Captain: Francesco Sabadini
     
  17. hoplitejoe

    hoplitejoe Top fun-poster

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    will the civ group not get over 50 members?
     
  18. PEACE!

    PEACE! Lord.Moldovian.Guy

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    we shall see...:D
     
  19. Drakarska

    Drakarska Epic Dadness

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    Hmnnn. Very well, I take back the "drooling" part, since in all accuracy, I cannot actually verify that as a fact :). As for the tears, I'm afraid the X- Wife got my ducts as part of the settlement :ack:
     
  20. leeuw01

    leeuw01 Warlord

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    Count me In, I am always on facebook anyways :)
     

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