For those of you who were anticipating the release of civ 4, is the experience now any different? We're all a bit older now. Since the release of civ 4 I've had a child, gotten divorced (no civ was NOT the cause! lol), attended more funerals than I would have liked to (of course one is too many), and by tomorrow will have gotten married again. a LOT has changed. And yet, in a way, I feel like this is the same experience as awaiting the release of 4. I thought a thread on how the two run ups compare. What has changed in your life between the release of 4 and now? Did you pre-order civ 4? I did not, I went to a brick and mortar store on the release date and got my copy. Will you preorder civ 5? I intend to, haven't yet. Did you have to buy a new computer or upgrade a computer for 4? I had to buy a new computer. Do you think you will have to buy a new computer or upgrade for 5? I will certainly have to buy a new computer for 5 (I need one anyway, so why not) Were you satisfied with Civ 4? Or were you angry about the changes from 3 initially? Did you experience difficulties with the graphics or performance issues (I recall many did at the time)? I had no major troubles with 4 and was thrilled with it, in fact I still play it to this day. I retired civ 3 when 4 came out, although I might play it again some day for nostalgia. I believe I still have the disc. Anything else seem similar or different in the anticipation of civ 4 and that of civ 5? I thought this might be a fun idea for a thread, hope it's not out of place here.