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I was so addicted to Civ IV that...

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by snarzberry, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. snarzberry

    snarzberry Emperor

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    I started seeing the real world in terms of Civ, for example...

    When I read in the newspaper that Venezuela had cut diplomatic relations with Columbia, in my mind what I saw was a pop up box of a cartoon Hugo Chavez with a scrunched up face, wagging his finger at the screen and text underneath saying 'I'm sorry, but the Venezuelans are no longer interested in this deal.'

    And when I was recently flying in to land in Laos looking out the window the countryside looked remarkably like a game of Civ, and I looked at a city/town and thought yeah that looks nice, lots of farms, nice roads to that mine.....but I'd definitely chop down that forest that's right adjacent to the city as it provides a good defensive platform for an attacking stack.

    Ok, so I was a bit mental. I can't say Civ V is gripping me in the same way, but I still have hope.
     
  2. AxelRhodd

    AxelRhodd Warlord

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    I would like to have the ability to immerse myself in the game via some sort of virtual reality device and inspect my land and troop as though I m in the game - like that dude in the CIV intro vid when he is looking down into the valley...
     
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    Happens to me for most games I play for an extended amount of time. Like walking through a park and thinking "nicely done treefoil shadows there".
     
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    I had dreams about civ 4 when it first came out (and I had played it a bit too much (just 1 more turn)

    Can't say Civ 5 has done anything except giving me a bad mood.
     
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  7. snarzberry

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    Or : "damn thats highrez" looking at... real life. :crazyeye:
     
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    Guilty :blush:
     
  10. nycguy

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    Currently playing CiV but I love CivIV to death because of the historical immersion factor. BEST. GAME. EVA.
     
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    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Now that the republicans had a major victory in the current US elections, I'm afraid they are not interested in the civic "enviromentalism" but are going to pick "nationhood" instead.
     
  15. (Pro)Peanut_P

    (Pro)Peanut_P Random Hero

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    .......everytime i drink wine i feel +1 :)

    Spoiler :
    ..... It could be the Alcohol of course :p
     
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    I play Civ4 so much that from time to time when I'm sleeping I'll have a dream consisting entirely of the various techs being unlocked and Nimoy reading the quotes he does when said techs are unlocked. One such dream recently had ALL of the techs read in my dream and in the usual order of me unlocking them.
     
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    I just watched the evening news, and I have to "civify" one piece of news:

    A russian spy was caught in the city of Tbilisi!
    -1 relations with Georgia
     
  19. TheMulattoMaker

    TheMulattoMaker Dictator of RF

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    I think I'll start assigning cottage levels to the different suburbs around here. So if Chicago is the city...

    Waukegan- town
    Gurnee- village
    Wadsworth- hamlet

    All right, I had to go to Google Maps to find a township small and insignificant enough to be considered the cottage. Old Mill Creek, you're the winner. Sorry, I guess. But if Chicago decides to work you, in 70 turns, you could be Waukegan!

    Apologies to the 99.99% of you Civvers out there who aren't from Lake County, Illinois

    ...wait a minute...

    ...just thought of something else...

    Didn't we just have nationwide elections in America? Y'know, the kind almost anybody can vote in? +1:hammers: in Waukegan FTW!

    EDIT: Also, as someone who grew up around Detroit in the '80s and '90s, I wonder why we didn't culture-flip Windsor while we had the chance. Probably too late now.
     
  20. Dhoomstriker

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    Too many Warriors (outdated military units) and Spearmen (anti-Tank units) were garrisoned in Windsor.

    Plus, it's not like Detroit's Factories produced a lot of Culture... and Windsor has had its own share of Factories, too.
     

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