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In which we give real-world justification for Civ V's game mechanics

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by SS-18 ICBM, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Vordeo

    Vordeo King

    Sep 24, 2010
    Really, it's the US' own fault for not unlocking the Honor tree.
  2. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

    Mar 12, 2003
    Norfolk, VA
    Uh, I'm not sure if you're agreeing, disagreeing, or just making a side point. It's late, though, so my apologies.

    I think the current Pyramids thing is result leading to causation. They had an efficient organization of workers in order to build the Pyramids. In the game, you build the Pyramids so workers are more efficient. Let's just say good enough.

    BTW, just to keep going for wonders.

    Big Ben --> Houses of Parliament --> Laws favoring freedom of business --> Joint-stock companies --> Easier ability to invest capital in large projects.

    Not sure if it was thought through to that degree, but they were definitely going for the commercial/mercantile nature of Great Britain at the time.
  3. afa2000

    afa2000 Time to die

    Jun 10, 2007
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    In real life, Swiss is still researching pottery, because of their low population. Pakistan is at future era.

    Israel and USA hate each other, because both are playing to win and there's no true diplomacy between big nations.

    There's no room for tanks at England, because there are only 4 hexes available, each one with a scout with 1 hp.

    There's only one road at Europe, linking all countries. Railroads are too expensive, so it's useless.

    Just build Angkor Wat at Russia and Rio de Janeiro will be so grateful, giving their food and all resources to every russian city for thousand of years.

    The entire world is vegan, because farms are always better than any kind of meat (cow, deer, etc).

    Russia can't stop being communist, because there's no way to change government.

    If Alexander were smart enough, all he had to do was to build enough colosseums and avoid growth and Greece would still be the largest empire of the world.

    George Bush wasn't smart enough to figure out how to get rid of terrorists. All he had to do was to build enough scouts, removing all fog of war.

    If Sarkozy forgets to renew open borders with Germany, french people aren't allowed to go there.

    Portugal settled Macau inside China. Now they started a war, because China "had settled near them".
  4. ICanHasName?

    ICanHasName? Warlord

    Feb 24, 2009
    I always imagined that city states are ruled by powerful wizards. Thats how they can provide those magical bonuses, and thats why they need all that gold (for magic items and research).
  5. Craftsman

    Craftsman Chieftain

    Dec 7, 2004
    Research Laboratory.
    They turn gold into mana. :D

    Also, the deeper your pockets are, the more willing your "friends" are to back your diplomatic victory.

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