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Most Anticipated New Civilization

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Sparthage, Feb 19, 2012.

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Which civilization do you anticipate the most in the new expansion?

  1. Netherlands

    91 vote(s)
    24.8%
  2. Mayans

    60 vote(s)
    16.3%
  3. Byzantines

    72 vote(s)
    19.6%
  4. Carthaginians

    69 vote(s)
    18.8%
  5. Celts

    75 vote(s)
    20.4%
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  1. Sparthage

    Sparthage Fighting Tyranny

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    Okay, so of the five civilizations that we know will be included in the new expansion, which are you looking forward to the most?

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    Netherlands
    Mayans
    Celts
    Byzantines
    Carthage

    I personally am looking forward to the Carthaginians the most. I've always loved to destroy Rome without mercy as their historical worst enemy.

    Of course, I'm also looking forward to the Celts and Byzantines since they were also fun in the older versions of Civ.
     
  2. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    Carthage, depending on how it is handled. Byzantines for religion.
     
  3. Haig

    Haig Chieftain

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    Voted Netherlands, I like implementing of a Civ that has quite different unique abilities (so far as we know) from the rest, the ship that robs ports and captures other ships sounds fun and so does the turning wetlands to profit. I'm planning to create a true trade empire with them and go heavy with espionage. :)
     
  4. Olleus

    Olleus Warlord

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    Byzantines may by the first new civ I play, just so I can get used to this new religion thing.
     
  5. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    Yeah, I think I'll probably play as the Byzantines, but put Carthage and the Celts in the game. With 9 Civs, I might play a game with all 9 (standard map, but slightly more crowded).
     
  6. Fern

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    Netherlands - really want to try the new naval combat system. Plus the "stealing from other ships" sounds promising.
     
  7. GoodSarmatian

    GoodSarmatian A mad God's dying dream

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    Since I don't know how the civs will be implemented, I'm undecided.
    For my first game, I'll pick whichever new civ is best suited to exploit new game mechanics. Either Celts or Byzantines for religion, or a new civ that specializes in espionage.
    I also look forward to trample my enemies with Cataphracts, but that depends on the Byzantines getting a Cataphracts UU.
     
  8. apocalypse105

    apocalypse105 Chieftain

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    Netherlands because I am from the netherlands :)
     
  9. TheMarshmallowBear

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    Byzantines, purely because I wanna see which leader they picked, we need moar female leaders.

    The others are fun too. I cna't wait for leader music!
     
  10. Gucumatz

    Gucumatz JS, secretly Rod Serling

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    Maya of course! Whether we end up as a City State based Civ, Religious, Economic, or Scientific (We can really go any way), the Maya are always a fun civ to play!

    I may rename some cities to some more Kaqchikel related names though for my personal flavor.

    I will play the Maya probably 60-80% of the time from then on!
     
  11. Civsassin

    Civsassin Immortal

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    You forgot to include an "other" choice. There are still four other civs that we do not know the identities.
     
  12. ShahJahanII

    ShahJahanII Homesick Alien

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    Same.
    They are probably a lot more unique than the already existing civs and the other 8 included in the expansion.
     
  13. Sparthage

    Sparthage Fighting Tyranny

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    I didn't forget, that was on purpose. I don't want people to vote 'other' because they weren't satisfied with the announced civs. Once we know a couple more, I might make a new poll including those.
     
  14. CivOasis

    CivOasis Ahuizotl

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    Mayans, due to my general preference for native American/Pacific civs.
    I must say, though, the Celts are a close second.
     
  15. Olleus

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    I have difficulty imagining them not having Cataphracts. They pretty much just need them. As a Horsemen or a Knight replacement though? Difficult to know. Perhaps just a knight that comes earlier.

    Their second UU will probably be a fire breathing trireme (forgot the name). Mostly due to awesomeness and cos they were in Civ3 iirc. Or they could get a UB. In which case I hope they ditch the boring hippodrome from Civ4 and give them a wall replacement. The only reason they survived that long is because the walls of Constantinople were incredibly strong. Maybe a wall that has two or three times the strength of normal walls would be good.
     
  16. AriochIV

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    I'm very pleased about the Carthaginians and Celts, because the game needs more ancient-era civilizations. But for the civilization I'm most looking forward to playing, that would probably be Byzantium.
     
  17. Louis XXIV

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    Given the unique ability with a religion component, I agree it'll likely be a Cataphract and Fireship (they might call it a Dromon again, but I believe a Dromon was technically a different ship).

    That being said, a lot depends on other civs. For instance, Carthage might also be a good candidate for a ship, but I don't see two Trireme replacements as likely.

    I agree that a Hippodrome is not all that likely. However, I could see good synergy with a Cataphract should they go that route for some reason.
     
  18. blackcatatonic

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    Out of the list so far, the Celts - but I'm holding out hope for the Holy Roman Empire/Austria-Hungary.
     
  19. Haig

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    By the way, to Dutch people, here in Finland I've seen on the news sometimes this Dutch political party leader with this crazy, impossible mane of blond hair. Now that would be crazy leader for Dutch, but I guess the place is taken by William I. :p
     
  20. ShahJahanII

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    Geert Wilders?
     
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