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[NFP] Civilization VI: Possible New Civilizations Thread

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Eagle Pursuit, May 11, 2020.

  1. bbbt

    bbbt Deity

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    I personally feel like they've been pretty creative with the new Civs. I've also found Bull Moose Teddy - with his appeal and National Park based strategies; Ethopia - with a faith-based trade and improvement play; and Babylon's eureka chaining science a lot of fun and different play. Celts are pretty creative as well, though they haven't done as much for me. Byzantium and Gran Colombia have been more straightforward/meh for me, but I'm also less of a domination player in Civ. Gathering Storm had the Maori as an extremely creative design, but outside of them it's a similar mix of more creative and less creative. And both are leagues better than Rise and Fall's "every casus belli is a UA" designs.
     
  2. Zaarin

    Zaarin Chief Medical Officer, DS9

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    I won a Culture Victory before researching Castles with Ethiopia by building nothing but Rock-hewn Churches. That's not fun. Ethiopia's design is interesting on paper but game-breaking in practice. I did enjoy Bull Moose Teddy. I think Babylon has replaced Sumeria as my least favorite design in the game.

    With the exception of the Maya, all of the NFP civs have basically been "Press Start to Win" designs, which is probably why the Maya are the only new civ I've particularly enjoyed. I don't particularly play video games for the challenge, but I also don't want to win before I've even started establishing my empire's infrastructure.
     
  3. Josephias

    Josephias Emperor

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    I think having specific building models is a bit over the top for a UD, as it kind of steals the representation for UB, altough I'm fine some exceptions (Cothon) really needing it.
    On the other hand, i think more UD could have gone with the "Ikanda" treatment: not really changing the models, but modifying the color pallete to make them match the Unique District specific structure. In example, I'd have loved the library and university for the observatory did not had "white" walls, but a color more akin to the observatory itself.
     
  4. 8housesofelixir

    8housesofelixir Emperor

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    Ethiopia's exponential faith growth (I wonder how many people realized that their faith bonus is exponential) is another game-breaking design. Playing Ethiopia and improving resources around you as many as possible, will literally offer you a faith income as if you found a religion. Rock Churches and trade routes are just icing on the top.

    It is a fun design, but a massive power creep over all the faith civs before Ethiopia. Not to say that without this ability Ethiopia is still a strong civ, having this ability is basically a win-more situation.
     
  5. Zaarin

    Zaarin Chief Medical Officer, DS9

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    I'm in the opposite camp. In Civ7, I think all districts should reflect regional architecture and UDs should go over-the-top in how different they look. I have no problem with stealing UBs' thunder because they're boring in the first place; I wouldn't mind seeing all civs in Civ7 have either a UD or UI as they're just more visually interesting.
     
  6. Inawordyes

    Inawordyes In a word: Illyria

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    As it stands, geographically-wise, gender-wise and new vs vet-wise, based on previous patterns we are probably getting the Haudenosaunee/Iroquois led by Jigonhsasee, (vet civ from NA w/ female leader, which preserves the ratio that we’ve seen for all three cats from the post-release DLC run + the 2 xpacs) which leaves Portugal as a glaring omission since it’s a staple civ, so even if a “FFP” wasn’t as extensive as the NFP, I think it’s still likely that we may see another small set of DLCs civ additions to at least get Portugal in there before the true end of development
     
  7. Josephias

    Josephias Emperor

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    If you remove the UB, then I agree, but I think this step has to go first before giving each speciality district its own look.
    And yes, having regional versions of "standard" districts would be also neat.
     
  8. Alexander's Hetaroi

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    I never knew the etymology of the name. That would translate well with harbor meaning "haven".
    My initial idea was that the Danish Vikings could just protect you but your idea sounds better.

    The fact that Portugal is a glaring omission is why I'm not discounting it just yet.

    Not going to lie Maria the Mad would fit Victoria's animations pretty well. :mischief:
     
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  9. onepurpose

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    sorry for the off-topic, but natives were officially considered subjects of the Spanish Monarchy from the very beginning .. Cristopher Columbus himself pretend the natives to be enslaved , what was rejected by the monarchy .. From the very beginning of America's colonization there were issued laws to protect natives.. (so called "leyes de indias" or "indian laws - see wikipedia for detail) .. well , I say "officially" , I mean that not always these laws were respected (in fact, there was a formalism "se acata pero no se cumple" ≈ "heed, but not accomplished" , meaning the respect to royal authority and the impossibility to carry on the mandate... ), but the fact is that form the very beginning were attempt to protect natives

    (being the indians subjects and not susceptible of enslavement , there was a necessity to "import" workforce from Africa.. first by the Portuguese and the Dutch.. later by the English.. the Spanish marginally and in a much lesser level)

    Until mid.S.XVIII, America colonization was "reserved" to the Kingdom of Castile , so was uncommon subjects from the other territories (Aragon, Low Countries, Naples, etc.) Anyway , there were not "two categories".. and mixed marriages were common.. despite black legend stuff, the fact is that today , in Latin America (or Hispanoamerica) -unlike anlgo-saxon america- you can find natives and mixed race in every country ...
     
  10. Zaarin

    Zaarin Chief Medical Officer, DS9

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    Especially the tantrum-throwing denounce animation. :p

    Yes. The laws were frequently ignored, but the Spanish monarchs repeatedly put out edicts ordering their colonial representatives to stop mistreating the Natives, "our subjects."
     
  11. Alexander's Hetaroi

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    That's literally the one I'm talking about. :lol:
     
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  12. Duke William of Normandy

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    Sadly, yes. Because the Spanish monarchs were so far away, the encomienda laws were still in place well into the 16th century.
     
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  13. Inawordyes

    Inawordyes In a word: Illyria

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    If it really is the end of Civ6 development after this then it’s one thing, but in general, if you’re going to offer a season pass of DLC, you generally frontload your DLC to put the headliners at the start to draw people in, and then you follow that up with more requested features in the middle. Portugal is the biggest staple civ omission now, but tacking them onto the end of a pass that’s already drawn people in with the Maya and Ethiopia at the start and Byzantium and Babylon in the middle? 85%-90% of all people who were going to buy NFP have likely already done so by now, so from a business perspective, saving Portugal for the literal end does nothing draw in new sales since the vast majority who would have bought it for them have likely already bought it for the other vet civs.

    But if you save Portugal, you can make them the headliner of the next pass, and suddenly a lot of people are buying it just because of Portugal alone, just like most brought NFP initially because of the Maya and Ethiopia.

    It doesn’t necessarily have to be as big of a pass as NFP was (cut it down to half the size, so 4 new civs and 1 single-civ alt, and maybe one new gameplay feature), but you throw Portugal in at the end of NFP and it’d be a waste, whereas you throw them at the beginning of a ‘NNFP’ or just sell them individually/separately and it will sell like hotcakes comparatively
     
  14. Jeppetto

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    That's a matter of what word you also use. In my country we use continent for America and then more specific term ("world-piece") for things like North and South America. In schools North, Middle and South America split is used.

    The devs considered it finished after GS, too and yet here we are. They consider it finished in core, with all this being bonus topping to enhance it in little ways based on what each player might want (thus the ability to choose modes). So no reason to think there couldn't be a set of more toppings.

    I said it already, but I'd hope If by some miracle Slovakia made it as City-State, they'd choose Martin over Bratislava and go for Great Writer and/or Loayalty based bonus. Bratislava maybe If they wanted generic representation and slapped Fresh Water bonus on it, like your cities can get Fresh Water from adjacent Moutain.
     
  15. PhoenicianGold

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    I do think Portugal, if anything, could sell a DLC pass by itself.

    But, for sake of argument, what would the second frontliner for a second season pass have to be? The Iroquois? Morocco? Denmark?

    Also, so far we haven't had a single DLC pack this pass with a new civ. Both of the prior two were anchored with a returning civ (Ethiopia, Babylon). So the strongest argument for a returning civ like Portugal is that the devs are still looking at selling the DLC packs individually as well.

    (I really don't want the sixth DLC pack to be Portugal, because the game would still feel incomplete without at least token representation of Austria, Denmark, the western US, Burma, etc. etc. There's still a lot of gaps on the map, even as far as city-states go.)
     
  16. Alexander's Hetaroi

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    Is it greedy to want more toppings? :mischief:

    I think something North African could at least be paired with another leader for Egypt, which is what the majority of people want.

    Of course you could also throw in Italy with Portugal to start off a second pass. :D
     
  17. Jeppetto

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    Especially since alt leaders are good opportunity to represent different time period and style and Ancient Egyptian ruler is obvious opportunity there.
     
  18. SirMediocrity

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    Personally, I feel like Victoria's little fan waving thing is too distinct to be used with another leader. I think Jadwiga's model might work a little bit better as she also has a bit of a silly denouncing animation, and carries a royal scepter (Maria also carried one in Civ 5).

    Ngl I half-expect them to release a pack with Italy led by Victor-Emmanuel II using Pedro II's idle animations for the third time :lol:
     
  19. AntSou

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    Sorry but this is just a typical Spanish soundbite of the "actually other colonisers were much worse!" type, which is frequently used by the Spanish for the sake of emotional comfort. It lets people feel pride in the accomplishments of their ancestors without having to really question the atrocities committed.

    There's similar variants in Portugal and the UK, and I'd guess other countries as well. These were common beliefs during Salazar's and Franco's dictatorship and they persist to this day.

    Here's a few other examples:

    - "Barbary Pirates did slavery too!" - I've often heard Anglo-Americans using this one with the intent of dismissing African slavery, since Africans enslaved Europeans as well (the logic goes).

    - "The Wermacht were honest soldiers! It's the SS who committed the atrocities." - This one used extensively by Germans after the war.

    - "The Civil War was about state rights and actually blacks were treated fairly in the South!" - A common American trope.
     
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  20. Zaarin

    Zaarin Chief Medical Officer, DS9

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    I feel the opposite: Jadwiga's girlish animations would feel strange to me on another leader. I suppose the praying motion she makes when denouncing would suit the devout Maria I, though.

    I mean, it is extremely simplistic to say that the Civil War was about slavery (it definitely wasn't the foremost issue until Lincoln used it to cash in some political credit for moral superiority), and states' rights were certainly one of the issues at stake (and also the first casualty of the war). The war was about slavery, too, and economics and politics and a host of other issues. The latter half of the statement is, of course, absurd.
     

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