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Difference b/t woods and forest?

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Stringer1313, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. Stringer1313

    Stringer1313 Emperor

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    I noticed the adjacency bonus for being next to woods (for holy sites). Is that the same as forest? If different, what's the difference? I hope it's the same, it seems like a lame bonus if it's only for "woods" but not "forests"
     
  2. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    Woods has replaced Forest for the nomenclature in Civ VI.
     
  3. Wolle68

    Wolle68 Warlord

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    Maybe it means "not rain forest". There's not a lot of rain forest in Norway, after all.
     
  4. Scaramanga

    Scaramanga Brickhead

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    The difference is you can't see the forest through the woods.
     
  5. Atlas627

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    Instead of "Forest" and "Jungle", they are now called "Woods" and "Rainforest".
     
  6. Lucius_

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    I wonder, what purpose are these name changes? Different for the sake of being different?
     
  7. Atlas627

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    Well I'm glad it isn't Forest and Rainforest, at least.

    Rainforest seems to translate equally well into Romantic and Germanic languages. Rain is Germanic, Forest is Romantic. Then if you use Rainforest, you have to use Woods to not be confusing.

    But Jungle translates properly into both. Hell, it even translates into Japanese and Russian properly.


    So its probably just to remind people that it isn't the same game and shouldn't be treated the same way. I don't mind, though I liked that Forest and Jungle were both 2 syllables...Woods and Rainforest are 1 and 3 :sad:
     
  8. stealth_nsk

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    "Jungle" is a very inaccurate term. From Wikipedia:
    In contrast, "Rainforest" is quite formal term and they aren't tropical only. From Wikipedia:
     
  9. master__jj

    master__jj Chieftain

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    for someone who lives in Novosibirsk, you have a remarkable knowledge of jungles ;)
     
  10. Stringer1313

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    I'm glad they aren't using the word "jungle" anymore b/c of its colonial connotations
     
  11. Martinus

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    It should be called "Harambe-land" instead of jungle. :p
     
  12. Olleus

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    Ok, it's official. We have completely run out of things to discuss if we're debating whether jungle is not pc enough.
     
  13. jekke

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    welcome to firaxis' world.

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    Would "forest of exraordinary density in a climate of elevated temperatures" be pc enough, what do you think?;)
     
  14. ThomasClark

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    :lol: Hilarious...almost spit up my coffee.
     
  15. KrikkitTwo

    KrikkitTwo Immortal

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    Its not the pc ness, its the inaccuracy.

    Rainforest is Not Dense.... it is Tall (the tall trees make a roof that keeps dense plant life from growing on the surface)

    Jungle is what you get when you chop down Rainforest (which then eventually becomes rainforest again)
     
  16. Teproc

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    I thought jungle was not a scientific term at all, just an informal term, with rainforest being the more accurate one. I suspect they decided to change to Rainforest for that reason, and then realized they needed to change "forest" too because they were too close at that point.
     
  17. Alphons Rodulfo

    Alphons Rodulfo weakling

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    I think you nailed it. :yup:
    It is a pity that takes away the need to discuss the matter for a few pages more.
     

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