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Humankind Remaining Cultures Speculation Thread

Discussion in 'Humankind by Amplitude' started by CivLuvah, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. CivLuvah

    CivLuvah Emperor

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    So all of the cultures for the first half of the game have been revealed already (Ancient-Medieval). Let's speculate what could be the remaining cultures for the next three eras (yes, we're playing this game again but for Humankind).

    Based on the OpenDev announcement, the two cultures that they've announced but have yet to be fully confirmed are the Koreans and Japanese. I'm speculating they're both in the Early Modern Era, with the Koreans as Scientist and Japanese as Aesthete.

    Any other thoughts on the other 28?
     
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  2. Hawke9

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    The Dutch, Spanish, Swedish and (Capetian) French have also been indirectly confirmed from multiple background details in the dev diary videos.
    I've also heard the devs metion the PRC so a modern China would be a safe bet I think.
    Other cultures I would surely expect are:

    -Russians / (Soviets?)
    -Americans
    -Brazilians
    -Italians
    -Polish
    -Ottomans
     
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  3. Guandao

    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    Here's my guesses. Though I'm unsure for a lot of them (especially for the last two eras). @Hawke9 How were the Swedish indirectly confirmed in the dev diary videos? I might need to change up my predictions if that were the case. Also the Capetians were Medieval, and we got the Franks instead in that era.

    Early Modern Era:

    1. Dutch (Merchant)
    2. Iroquois (Militarist)
    3. Japanese (Militarist or Aesthete)
    4. Koreans (Scientist or Aesthete)
    5. Ming (Aesthete or Merchant)
    6. Mughals (Builder)
    7. Ottomans (Expansionist)
    8. Polish (Agrarian)
    9. Spanish (Expansionist)
    10. Venetians (Merchant)

    Runner ups/DLC material: Portuguese, Safavids, Songhai, Swedish, Kongolese, Vietnamese, Burmese, Mataram

    Industrial Era:
    1. Argentines (Agrarian)
    2. Austrians (Merchant)
    3. British (Scientist, Expansionist, or Merchant)
    4. Ethiopians (Militarist or Aesthete)
    5. French (Expansionist)
    6. Iranians (Militarist or Aesthete)
    7. Italians (Aesthete)
    8. Russians (Agrarian)
    9. Siamese (Aesthete)
    10. Zulu (Militarist)

    Runner ups/DLC material: Gran Colombians, Moroccans, Afghans, Mexicans, Ashanti, Sioux, Vietnamese, Prussians,

    Contemporary Era:
    1. Americans (Scientist, Merchant or Militarist)
    2. Australians (Merchant or Aesthete)
    3. Brazilians (Militarist or Agrarian)
    4. Chinese (Merchant or Builder)
    5. Germans (Expansionist, Scientist or Militarist)
    6. Indonesians (Merchant or Aesthete)
    7. Nigerians (Aesthete)
    8. Saudi Arabians (Merchant)
    9. Soviets (Builder, Militarist or Scientist)
    10. Turkish (Militarist)

    Runner ups/DLC Material: Indians, South Koreans, South Africans, Swedish, Finnish, Filipinos, Lebanese, Canadians
     
  4. Revanchist

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    I would be surprised if Prussians weren't in the Industrial era as a militarist culture. There was a list of confirmed cultures via screenshots but I don't have the link.
     
  5. CivLuvah

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    I think in one of the screenshots prior to the review copy release they had the Germans with the Iron Cross logo, which means we won't be seeing Prussia in the game I bet.
     
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    Updating my guesses.

    Early Modern

    Ottomans (Expansionist)
    Spanish (Expansionist)
    Incan (Agrarian)
    Dutch (Merchant)
    Burmese (Aesthete)
    Joseon (Scientist)
    Ming (Merchant)
    Mughals (Builder)
    Tokugawa (Militarist)
    Polish (Agrarian)

    Expansion material: Portuguese (Merchant), Congolese (Aesthete), Songhai (Militarist) and Venetian (Merchant).

    Industrial

    British (Scientist)
    French (Expansionist)
    Ethiopian (Aesthete)
    Iroquois (Merchant)
    Russian (Agrarian)
    Austrian (Expansionist)
    Siamese (Merchant)
    Iranian (Militarist)
    Swedish (Scientist)
    Japanese (Militarist)

    Expansion material: Ashanti (Merchant), Zulu (Militarist), Madagascar (Militarist) and Gran Colombian (Expansionist).

    Modern

    American (Scientist)
    Soviets (Scientist)
    Chinese (Builder)
    German (Expansionist)
    Indian (Aesthete)
    Brazilian (Agrarian)
    Italian (Aesthete)
    Turkish (Militarist)
    South African (Agrarian)
    Indonesian (Merchant)

    Expansion material: South Korean (Scientist), Mexican (Agrarian) and/or Argentine (Aesthete), Canadian (Aesthete) and/or Australian (Merchant).
     
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  7. Revanchist

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    If they use Joseon to describe early korea then I think they will definitely use Korea for a later era, just like how they use the franks instead of the french for medieval. I would like to see the Italians in the next era as Scientist or Aesthete. Italy's scientific and cultural revelations being recognized in Humankind would be great. If they must, use the venetians as merchants for the early modern and then include italians in Industrial. I wouldn't be surprised if Americans are expansionist.
     
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  8. Guandao

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    Does the Iroquois make sense in the Industrial Era? I thought they were largely subjugated by the 1800s, unless you count the 1700s as "Industrial".
    I'm starting to doubt we will see any North American Indians in Humankind.
     
  9. Xandinho

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    I usually think that the industrial age goes from 1750 to 1899.

    Maybe Iroquois make more sense for early modern, but we already have too many names there :p.
     
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    They would fit if you want them to encounter „the British“ (= Americans) and the French. It‘s the same reasoning why I would put the Mughals into Industrial.

    We will be starting with the Dutch unless of course they manage to mess up the alphabetically first culture card three times in a row... :)
     
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    Could an African faction be present in the Early Modern Era? Ancient Era has Nubia and Egypt. Classical Era has Aksum. Medieval has the Ghana Empire. It seems like Amplitude are trying to put at least one African culture in each era.

    The Americas have the Olmecs in Ancient, the Maya in Classical, and the Aztecs in Medieval. Not sure if they will pick another Mesoamerican faction for Early Modern, or choose the Inca or Iroquois. The Andes hasn't gotten any representation so far. Same with the Amerindians north of the Rio Grande. Both would require different city styles from the Mesoamerican ones, so maybe they aren't present at all in the base game?

    The Ming (mentioned as one of the three Chinese factions with Zhou and PRC), Koreans (mentioned in OpenDev), and Japanese (mentioned in OpenDev, Samurai have been spotted) all seem likely for Early Modern.
    While the Dutch (Fluyt on the chart?), Spanish (not sure if semi-confirmed, but definitely would be best fitted for Early Modern), Polish (a Winged Hussar was spotted somewhere?), and Venetians (Galleass on the development chart?) all seem to be in.

    The Ottomans seem likely too. I'm not sure about the Mughals. Perhaps we will get the Indians in the Contemporary era instead, for a total of three South Asian factions (Harappans, Mauryans, Indians).
     
  12. Revanchist

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    It will probably be Ethiopia if so. They were a significant civilization in that era, especially in regards to how they fended off the Mamluks and other Muslim powers.
     
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    If a sub-Saharan faction can be present in the Early Modern Era, my guess would be the Kongo.
     
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    I want to say that an Iroquois icon/unit had been spotted already somewhere.
    The Iroquois reached their territorial peak during the Early Modern Era. If we get an Industrial Era culture for Native America I could see the Sioux/Lakota.
     
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    Where may I ask?
     
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    There's also Songhai considering they went with Ghana in the medieval.

    Unfortunately I've been trying to look and don't remember. I could just be crazy. :crazyeye:
     
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    You may be crazy, but I remember hearing about a mohawk unit sometime back
     
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    That was probably it.
     
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    I would prefer Ethiopia at Industrial, not just to fight back Italians, but also to make place for Early Modern Somalis. After all Ethiopia already have Aksum.

    Along with Somali sultanates, Kanem-Bornu is another nice and seriously underrated option for Early Modern Africa. You could go Somalis (early modern) to Omani (industrial), and the Kanembu dont overlap with Ghana/Mali like the Songhai.

    At Industrial I would love to have Ashanti (Akan) and/or Oyo (Yoruba) over the Zulu.
     
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    I think that either Kilwa, Swahili, Somalia and even Ajuuraan make good choices for early modern East Africa. I don't expect any of them though.
    I expect Morocco to make an appearance, either in Early Modern or in Industrial, the latter being less likely to me.
    For other post-early modern Africa representations, South Africa, Ethiopia & the Arabic Republic of Egypt seem most likely. Left field choices would be Nigeria or Algeria.
     

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