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Have you stopped playing until patched?

Discussion in 'CivBE - General Discussions' started by vahouth, Nov 20, 2014.

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To play or not to play? This is the question.

  1. I've stopped playing until the patch arrives.

    154 vote(s)
    69.7%
  2. I won't stop playing, I'm having a blast!

    67 vote(s)
    30.3%
  1. Pietato

    Pietato Emperor

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    People on these forums tend to represent the more 'hardcore' players. So if 2/3s here have stopped playing, then we have a serious issue.
     
  2. m15a

    m15a Emperor

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    Well, yes, there are serious issues. And that's why the game is being patched. Anyway, there's actual data about how few people are playing overall (mentioned above), so no need to guess about that.
     
  3. player1 fanatic

    player1 fanatic Fanatic

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    Well, I stopped playing this weekend. Finished playing my 2nd game. Over 100h spent with BtE total.
    Now, I do not want to start the 3rd game and get balance patch in the middle of the game. That would be too distruptive. And Steam platform is pushing updates without choice to players. No way to delay patch without using offline mode, when you can not go online for other games.

    And since it took me two weeks on average to finish one game, it's too risky to start another one.

    I just started playing Legend of Grimrock 2, and after I finish it hopefully there would be new patch.
     
  4. WiseGreen

    WiseGreen Warlord

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    FWIW, last time I checked (Friday or Saturday, I think), CivBE was putting less players than CiV, but was still ahead of CKII (which was sort of a surprise to me) and EU4, for instance, according to Steam. Not remarkable, and perhaps lacking for a fresh release, but solid, I guess.

    I know I haven't been able to start a new CiV game since I started playing BE, depsite wanting to play the new patch. I've been playing some CK2/EU4 along it, but CiVBE has been draining most of my free hours these last weeks.
     
  5. Sherlock

    Sherlock Just one more turn...

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    Yeah, that's a puzzler for me as well.
     
  6. AriochIV

    AriochIV Colonial Ninja

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    Yes. Still playing, not "having a blast."
     
  7. Mivo

    Mivo Warlord

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    Yes, I've decided to wait for the patch. Just wasn't having fun with the game in it's present state. That's okay, though, and what I have come to expect from 2k titles.
     
  8. etipton3

    etipton3 Chieftain

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    So far I just find it hard to have fun so far its just not as fun. I find myself clicking through just to click through turns just to click through turns. I have yet to have the "one more turn" feel haven't had it yet once so not twice for sure. Even with patches i don't think it will be that great with patches.
     
  9. Waywocket

    Waywocket Warlord

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    Silly question: is there a way to change my vote? I voted after 3 or 4 games, and now that I've played another couple I just can't stand to play any more.
     
  10. cakes

    cakes Prince

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    i have been playing but on quick. having a blast
     
  11. Selereth

    Selereth Warlord

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    They REALLY should look into changing the Affinity level required to build the Victory wonders because what is the point of getting things like Xeno Titans, Planet Carvers, and more advanced buildings if you can just win long before those ever come into play? I mean granted you can beeline for certain units but they're usually out of the way and by the time you DO get them you've already almost won/lost. It seems pointless to max out an affinity if you can win 5 levels beforehand.
     
  12. Yoshiegg737

    Yoshiegg737 Jungo Jungo

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    Yeah, if you're actually trying to win, the game ends before you've even cleared half the tech web.

    Maybe earlier if you chose the easier victories.
     
  13. Soronery

    Soronery Prince

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    I cannot play this game as it is. The trade routes drive me insane and there is virtually no depth to the game to try new things.
     
  14. Haggbart

    Haggbart King

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    A very good point indeed. I am rather surprised this is not allready on the change list for the patch. Required affinity levels for victory wonders should be 15-16, and the contact victory should also have another required tech or something else to delay it.
     
  15. omniclast

    omniclast Prince

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    There is a user mod that does exactly this, if you're into that kinda thing.

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=334000384

    Note you have to turn off contact as there's currently no fix for that.
     
  16. Minor Annoyance

    Minor Annoyance Deity

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    I keep saying I'm waiting for the patch then I end up playing again. Still ignoring health though, because I can. And I may play with all victories off and just build because the game is too short to really try things out as it is.
     
  17. traius

    traius His own worst enemy

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    These are the most annoying sentences I have ever read.
     
  18. JosEPh_II

    JosEPh_II TBS WarLord

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    Just not "Fun", not playing and I Pre-Ordered to boot And Forced myself to accept Steam because this was supposed to be Civ In Space. Not. It's CiV Colony, the really short version. :(

    JosEPh
     
  19. Asklepios

    Asklepios Warlord

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    Well... this is why I never preorder games or buy on day of release. I was pretty hugely hyped about this, but I also remember that Civ V was way inferior (in my opinion) to Civ 4 until the first expansion turned up, and its only now at the end of its life cycle that its now looking to be a better game overall.

    I was sceptical that BE would be a good game out of the gate, given the track record, and so decided not to buy until I saw civfanatics posters saying that it was awesome. This poll clinches it for me: I'm not buying it till its a good game.
     
  20. Carl5872

    Carl5872 Prince

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    I think I really will like this game, but it is very hard to play when the mini map doesnt show up, the leader screens are all warbled, and the terrain is rainbowy.

    I treat the release as like a beta, and when its patched hopefully the game will work better.
     

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