I probably won't ever get CivV unless it's made avail. w/o needing me to connect my gaming pc to the internet for Steam authentication. If I could authenticate via flashdrive then okay. I've watched about an hour of a YouTube "let's play" and, so far, I like the way boundries expand, the graphics, and the diverse options that expanded on the 'civics' concept. Oh, and the hexes. I love hexes. I've always disliked (may I say "hated"?) Civ tiles. Unfortunately, the 1 unit per hex (1u/h)...oh, if I had been at the studio when someone floated that idea. Map scale, guys, it's the wrong map scale, duh. Did I mention I love hexes? Did you know the whole point of a combat on a hex map is so that there can be combat modifiers depending on whether one is being attacked head-on, forward flanked, sideways, rear flanked, or rear? Are those combat modifiers in CivV? I don't know, are they? Do units have deployment facing? Do they have a front, side, rear? If not, then one doesn't need hexes except to equalize distances...which is significant, too. But to have hexes without unit facing is like having Braille on drive through ATM buttons.