Discussion in 'CivBE - General Discussions' started by Karl0413, Aug 13, 2014.
oooooo, I like that.
My guess as well.
Excellent. And the Supremacy uber-walker appears to be called the ANGEL.
edit: Note that Titanium (unlocked with Engineering) appears to be a strategic resource, along with Xenomass, Floatstone, and Firaxite.
there is a sao manuel in Brazil already
Nevertheless, "Manuel" is not a simple name, it is "Immanuel", that is other way to say "Jesus"
Do not know if this may be the reason, but is not as if they called it just "Tim"
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I would say it'd be like an American city called "John", but I don't know if there is such a city or if it'd sound weird or not.
Manuel is a very common name in Brazil, specially among old people. In fact, it's the name of both my grandfathers, but it still sounds weird as a city name, just like any given name would (even, let's say, Pedro and Getúlio, which carry a lot of historical weight).
I believe that's because we don't have many cities with a given name not preceded by "São", "Santo", nobility or military ranks, or not followed by "pólis" or a surname. So "Dom Pedro", "Pedro II", "Pedro de Alcântara", "Petrópolis", they sound alright. "Pedro", not so much.
But that's not a problem since it's easy to rename or edit.
Maybe Brasilia is in the habit of reusing old city names but stripping the Sao part from it. It reminds me of the city of Lynn, Massachusetts. Its founders named it after King's Lynn in Norfolk, England. King's Lynn was called Bishop's Lynn before Henry VIII took all the land from the Catholic Church.
It's also possible that this is still a pre-release version of the game, where they just haven't finalized the city name-lists yet. Though the super-rad Agent Sm*cough* Supremacy Vadim Kozlov and the rest makes me think otherwise.
Also, it's not impossible to name a city just with a given name. I live close to Orlando (Florida, USA) which is an old male given name, though admittedly an uncommon one. Also the origins of the city's name are clouded in the fog of history, so maybe that's not a great example
At least "Cidadela" is a good name for the capital. Not only it's appropriated for a bellicose faction, but it also sounds nice and natural, maybe because there's a Brazilian city called "Fortaleza" (Fortress) in real life.
Thinking about it, it'd be nice to see "Rio de [insert random month]" or "Porto [insert random adjective]".
Some beautiful images there. I for one really like the fungal biome, as it does look suitable alien to me.
I'm pleased there's still a large variety in units between factions. You can really see the differences as they focus and advance up an Affinity. And while I might like the idea of Supremacy the least, I think there units probably look the best. Tough choice for how I play my first time through...
I also spot a trade vessel on the image with the Raider attacking the Kraken.
Funny how that LEV destroyer looks like a Red Alert 2 soviet war factory.
I like the fungal biome, too, it's definitely alien. It's a bit monotone, though, it'd be nice to have some yellow or red patches in it to break it up a bit.
I think the fungal biome would be my No1 choice in my Purity playthrough.
The contrast between the biome and the terraformed tiles would be amazing!
Cidadela is very cool, indeed
But I still think Manoel is a too weird city name. Wouldn't It be better if they named the cities with surnames instead? Niemeyer would be a cool city name, if you choose the purity path
To be honest, city names were never the strength of any Civ game and it's a good thing you can rename them easily.
So I think they can't do bad here.
When I first read Cidadela, I thought it said Cinderella.
This floating fortress is missing an axially mounted main gun that drains all power if fired.
All the cool superweapons have one!
We also have Sharon and Lawrence (which is better than Larry, I suppose). But I'm pretty sure those are all named after English cities, so blame the Brits
EDIT: shows how much I know about my own city: Lawrence was named after one of it's founders, Abbott Lawrence (I actually knew this, but I forgot), and Sharon was named after Israel's Sharon plain.
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