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March Patch Notes (formerly february)

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by lietkynes, Feb 16, 2011.

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  1. Nares

    Nares Emperor

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    "Huge patch" dealing with the "biggest issues?" Hardly. The bulk of the gameplay changes are XML tweaks any player with Notepad and 1hr of time could implement. That many of them are ripped practically directly from already established mods shows just how little creative thought went into this patch.

    Good for them for taking ideas from the community as the basis for their first content patch since the departure of Shafer.

    As I said, the real challenge is moving on from here. Do they continue to poach from the community, or do they actually have the combination of vision and leadership that allow for a strong game to be developed? Because if it's apparent they don't, then there's no sense waiting expectantly for some cure-all expansion, which would be what actually addresses the game's "biggest issues."
     
  2. Tabarnak

    Tabarnak Pô Chi Min

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    Mongols is a free DLC. I said i need to buy DLCs to stay competitive. And Mongols shine at war. Multiplayer is almost always war oriented.
     
  3. seasnake

    seasnake Conquistador

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    Hmm, a few interesting points here.

    First and foremost I have had to maneuver units around mountain ranges and, low and behold, there was an enemy citadel at the end, and my assault was pushed back. I had to eventually sail around to assault the city, which took a lot of time because first I needed some support units. I enjoyed every minute, I loved that AI was able to prevent me from just marching overland.

    This was on Prince Difficulty.

    Say it was a fluke perhaps. But don't say that it isn't fun when it happens. An AI that behaves in a clever fashion always makes the game better, even if you "lose" you had a better time.

    Second, by your logic if it hasn't been done = it can't be done. There's a first for everything, and yes 1UPT is a first given the scope of the game, 6000 years of history. It's ambitious and I like what I've seen so far, and I believe the final product will be excellent. Patches like this and the last reassure me that they understand that the game needs work and they're listening to their fan base.
     
  4. CyberChrist

    CyberChrist You caught my attention

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    This patch may appease some of the fans (and grats to them if so), but if this is the extent of Firaxis' willingness to modify the game then nothing short of Firaxis (finally) making the promissed DLL code available for modding will have even the slightest chance of making me want to bother with Civ5 again.
     
  5. Öjevind Lång

    Öjevind Lång Deity

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    Is that why you keep posting your jaundiced opinions about it?
     
  6. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    He probably meant to say he's still interested in it, but not interested in playing it. ;) That's how I am at the moment anyway.
     
  7. Bibor

    Bibor Doomsday Machine

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    Not a surprising comment, considering your long history of inaccurate statements about CIV5. If you want to be a respected critic, you might want to get your facts together. This is not a personal attack -- your opinion carries a lot of weight to a lot of people. That makes you a public figure.

    Happiness is maintenance#1 in CIV5. Happiness is both global and local. Luxury resources, policies and wonders are global, buildings are local. Happiness policies indirectly affect other things (choosing a happiness policy equals not choosing a non-happiness policy etc.).

    Building upkeep costs is maintenance #2 in CIV5. More powerful cities require more maintenance.

    This is the exact inverse of CIV4 where all larger cities outproduced their maintenance. Which is, as a mechanic, laughable: with large enough cities your economy could never go broke, no matter what you did.

    I simply cannot see you being a valid critic as long as you cannot see any other angles but the ones that seemingly confirm your criticism. Especially since in this particular case of city maintenance, it's the CIV4 mechanics that are actually more "broken" than CIV5 ones.

    Actually, since you produced no actual games that prove your points (except for the bad combat AI, a problem that stems from multiple reasons other than programmer incompetence), I choose to simply ignore your "expertise". Granted, your first comments at release were true, but this game changed a lot since then and is still changing. For the better.
     
  8. ruskyandrei

    ruskyandrei Warlord

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    I'd just like to point out how wrong you are here.

    This is a forum meant for people to discuss this game. Usually that means people that play or want to play the game, not people that have little else to do but bash it.

    It's like going to a "Hunting" forum and posting stuff like "Hunting is bad" , "Don't hurt the animals", "Hunting is so boring" etc...
    Of course people are going to not like you very much. I do hope you see the point.
    You mention you like CiV4 a lot more ? There are special CiV4 boards, please go and talk to the people there.
     
  9. MkLh

    MkLh King

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    This is exactly the case. Civ4 encouraged to build big cities with lots of improvements. Civ5 more like punishes for it and encourages lots of small cities with a very few basic buildings. That is the problem.
     
  10. ori

    ori Repair Guy Super Moderator

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  11. Kiwi_Mark_LFC

    Kiwi_Mark_LFC Chieftain

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    Pointless...whilst they still have the stupid 1upt limitation...

    Only the incredibly stupid fail to see how that has completely rooted Civ.

    1upt DOES NOT make the game more strategic...it makes it MUCH MUCH LESS strategic...it attempts to turn the game into Panzer General (the actual stated goal of the fool who designed this game)...a second rate game that is TACTICAL in nature and requires far larger maps (more land per unit) than is possible in Civ.

    Civ V is a failure of EPIC proportions...only those who are too stupid to be able to play a proper strategic game requiring intelligence and thought think it is good.

    And only the brainless struggle with the so called stack of doom...1upt is the weakest of any possible solution to this...there a about 1.49 billion other possbile solutions that could have been implemented before the idiotic idea of 1upt.

    And before any pillock try's to defend the fool responsible for this...he is TOTALLY and COMPLETELY responsible...he was the LEAD designer...not the tea lady!

    If 2K wanted a game that was more accessable (easy for stupid fat lazy americans to play) - again there was about 1.789 billion ways of solving that without dumbing the game down to stupid fat lazy american level.

    Again - a LEAD designer with a brain could have solved that. The lead designer of Civ V FAILED with every single task appointed to him. He is a total embarassment to game developers everywhere.

    Sid Meier took his eyes off the ball (by allowing someone so untalented to be in charge) and we have all suffered (except for the stupid fat lazy americans who like clicking end turn without having to think about anything).

    Sid Meier and Fireaxis have ensured I will NEVER EVER buy another Fireaxis game again.

    This sought of betrayal of a loyal and hard core fan base is unacceptable.

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  12. Bibor

    Bibor Doomsday Machine

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    Can you produce some proof to this claim? Can you link to some actual games that prove this strategy is superior?
     
  13. SpearMan153

    SpearMan153 Prince

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    looks to be an interesting patch, looking forward to trying out all the building and SP changes - should be a positive improvement to the game overall

    well done modders for leading the way :)

    hoping to see a noticeable difference in turn times... please please

    looks like we are getting patches every 2nd month or so, to coincide with DLC releases = DLC funds patch = civ5 continues to improve
     
  14. Bibor

    Bibor Doomsday Machine

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    In your line of work, how much can be done by a small team of developers in one month? Because that's how often patches are showing up. I'm asking because in my line of work 8 to 16 is usually meetings and phone calls with maybe 3-4 hours of effective "sitting in front of the PC". Considering how many changes and upgrades they did to this game already, I'd say they are doing just fine (and under a lot of pressure, obviously).
     
  15. Clement

    Clement Layman

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    Will the new patch address the issue of being hated when liberating a city? or being called a warmonger when defending yourself from someone elses war? will you still be called a warmonger by an ally when joining a war they themselves asked you to join? or have these things been fixed already?
     
  16. Michl2602

    Michl2602 Warlord

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    He's perfectly right. This civilopedia is nice to get the point about some historical motivations, but completely useless, when trying to improve your game.
    The beautiful historical part should be left as is, but the rest should be rewritten by one (or some) of our veteran gamers.
     
  17. Orion66

    Orion66 Master of Orion

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    Well I think that patch changes are not worth of two month work. To few changes for two months since we had a last patch.
     
  18. Michl2602

    Michl2602 Warlord

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    Sorry, but I'm confused.

    It seems to be trolling to say that people should stop whining about the game, but it is not trolling to say that everyone, that likes the game is a "stupid fat lazy american" and that the chief developer of the game has got no talents or brains?

    Sorry whether this posting is trolling or not: It offends me, even if I'm Austrian.
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  19. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    Moderator Action: Back on topic, thanks. Don't respond to a flaming/trolling post - just report it instead.
     
  20. Tsjernobyl

    Tsjernobyl Chieftain

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    How would these changes affect gameplay at the "epic" and "marathon" game speeds?
     
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