Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by 2K Greg, May 5, 2011.
And there was much rejoicing.
Also, can I add another one?
- show me the destination of units with an active GoTo command
(it's impossible to see if a unit is currently moving to somewhere)
Pardon my asking, but what are Pitboss / PBEM? I know what hotseat is.
Pitboss is a standalone program to work as a dedicated server.
PBEM stands for Play By Email, which basically mails the savegame.
Yay hot seat. HoMM3 hot seat is literally a part of my childhood life
Why didn't you do it earlier so that more of my friends would buy and play MP games though. It would've pleased fans and firaxis alike imo.
Thanks Greg. It is nice to see features one could expect on release finally making it in an aeon later :-/
People still play by mail? I remember early 90's when you could play i.e a Football Manager game where you would send a letter in the mail with your lineup for the next match and bids for new players, and got a letter with results and negotiations the week after. Old schoold
Do realize it's email now though
I have my reasons for putting the suggestions here, and the most obvious one that doesn't violate NDA is to see how much the community cares for such things.
As i am an exclusively solo player, i would have prefer to get the replay...
Now I can play with Me, Myself and I.
Good to see more things being added, though I probably won't use it (got no friends lol).
Please please please add this
Not related, but I also want an in-game clock.
I doubt I'll get much mileage out of the feature, but as yet another sign of fantastic post-launch support, I'll take it. I know a lot of people in the community do care a lot about this feature.
Firaxis, you keep this up, I just might forgive you for that awful launch.
I'm solo only so far too and never needed hotseat in the past civilizations. I was really hoping it will be replay, but...
After reading few posts about it i understand, that it can be fun for single player too. For example playing myself with 2-3 civs coop. Of course it won't be major mode to use, but having fun this way sometimes won't hurt
IMHO the biggest reason why Civ V needed hotseat on release (but better late than never) is because they are requiring the same household to pay for the game multiple times right now just to be able to play the same game with each other. With hotseat, you only need 1 copy of the game to have everyone in the same household be able to play.
If past Civ history is any indicator, I'm expecting an announcement for the first major expansion soon...that is, if they are going to do expansions at all instead of constant DLCs. Regardless, I would expect a rule-changing DLC to be announced soon. In the past, releases and expansions for Civ were about a year apart.
Hotseat is something I'll never use but I guess it will make all the guys happy who want to play Civ5 with their girlfriend. I can think of things I'd rather do with my girlfriend than take turns at Civ.
Some MODs will be tested in a much more efficient fashion, if anything.
Not that i hate FireTuner but tabbing straight *IN* worldview makes it fun.
Or regenerate map, that's so much higher on my list than any MP thing.
PBEM is a must-have. Not only because YOU, Take Two, said before the release that you would implement EVERY MP mode of Civ4, but because PBEM is very useful if you want as much time as you need to make your turn. For example, the DGs in the german Civforum are played with PBEM only.
That's the big surprise? Very disappointing.
Hotseat in a game like Civ is one of the most agonizing experiences I can possibly think of.
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