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Civilization V Upcoming Patch Details Updated

Discussion in 'News Updates' started by Moss, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Moss

    Moss CFC Scribe Retired Moderator

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    2K Greg posted on our forums earlier today an updated list of changes to expect in the upcoming Civilization V patch:
    Join the discussion and share your thoughts on the changes here.
     
  2. mikeemike93

    mikeemike93 Chieftain

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    Woooooo! This sounds like it could go a long way to making the game more playable.
     
  3. El Caballerion

    El Caballerion King

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    Thumbs Up regarding AI wanting to colonize other continents.

    Thumbs Down as there's no mention of AI improving at naval invasions. As of now, if you have your own island separated by ocean, you're pretty much never going to be invaded.
     
  4. El Caballerion

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    also, any idea when the patch will be coming out?
     
  5. Moss

    Moss CFC Scribe Retired Moderator

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    No ETA yet on the patch, unfortunately.
     
  6. great.taurus

    great.taurus Warlord

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    Diplomacy changes sound like a good improvement. :goodjob:
     
  7. Thor Macklin

    Thor Macklin Warlord

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    Well this shows GREAT promise.

    Thank goodness they have already seen the errors of diplomacy and
    have begun the long road of fixing it.
     
  8. Beef Hammer

    Beef Hammer Warlord

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    looks like the diplomacy system is actually finished now, :mischief:
     
  9. frozenwings

    frozenwings Chieftain

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    Yay diplomacy.
     
  10. Le Sage

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    The AI stuff sounds pretty good, but they need to make the AI want to embark and perform seaborne invasions as well. He needs to start invading England.
     
  11. Riker13

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    It all sounds good to me ;)
     
  12. Jonathan

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    It sounds good as far as it goes, but I think the game will need more fundamental changes than this.

    I like a number of the individual innovations in Civ 5, but as a whole it seems rather slow and unexciting. The terrain attributes have been criticized. I don't feel enthusiastic about pursuing any of the victory conditions. The city states seem to be merely another way of spending money.

    It is attractive to look at. The hex grid and the new combat system are improvements, despite the weird use of tactical elements in a strategic-level game.

    The problem with all versions of Civ is that war, war, war is boring, but sitting within your own borders building things in cities for ages is also boring. The exploration stage of the game is best, but that can't go on for ever.
     
  13. Dragonlord

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    Seems like one big issue, the opaque diplomacy, has been adressed - :goodjob:

    Now, if only they can fix the combat AI, I'll be happy!
     
  14. Kaygee

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    This is great and all, but until they fix the fact that there are some of us that cannot finish a game after we get up in the 550 turn area beause the game crahses, this still does nothing for me. :(
     
  15. Praetor Gaius

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    This is indeed good news
     
  16. Drawmeus

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    Another round of good changes. If they keep this up, Civ V has a bright future.
     
  17. Grape Flavor

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    Well I'll be. They've actually decided to show you what the AI attitude is and why. Diplomacy is no longer completely opaque.

    I think that this is massively encouraging. Firaxis has shown that not only are they willing to make minor AI/bug/balance improvements, they're willing to do an almost 180° on design decisions if the community widely condemns them.

    I think with a few more patches, Civ V will be in such a state where it would have provoked a much more positive reaction had it been released like that.

    Now nerf the imbalances such as ICS and Maritime food, and we're looking at a pretty solid game here. :)
     
  18. Ribannah

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    Double the cost of a Settler, case solved.
     
  19. CaesarSneezy

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    So... still no hotseat?
     
  20. Picard42

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    This is a big improvement to diplomacy. Hopefully, it's the start of a serious of patches, each fixing one major component of the game that needs improvement. It's nice to see the developers care enough to fix these things now instead of waiting for the first expansion.
     

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