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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. Rob (R8XFT)

    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    Celts for me; though all five announced civs are ones I'm glad to have in the mix!
     
  2. TheMarshmallowBear

    TheMarshmallowBear Chieftain

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    I know, I can't wait to hear Boudica talk Irish (I presuming, since Dublin is one of the cities under her control)
     
  3. ShahJahanII

    ShahJahanII Homesick Alien

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    Would she speak Irish English?
    Or would it be Gaelic.
    I really have no idea.
    I loved the Dutch music in CivIV Bts. Irish is great too.
    I'm curious as to what Carthaginian music sounds like.
     
  4. jdog5000

    jdog5000 Revolutionary

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    Mayans in 2012!

    And Boudica has to speak Gaelic or something, given how far they've gone with other civs in tracking down historical languages when possible.
     
  5. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    My guess is Irish Gaelic. It's close to a living language (I usually lovingly refer to it as a Zombie language, but there are areas of Ireland known as Gaeltacht where people have to speak Gaelic). This will make it easier to find a native speaker.

    Alternatively, it could be Welsh. According to Wikipedia, there are actually far more Welsh speakers than Irish speakers. It might actually be more accurate too since the Welsh were the Celtic peoples who were definitely on the British isles (they fled to Wales when the Anglo-Saxons came).

    I don't know if we know. Anyone remember what they had for Civ4? Probably the most logical thing would be Tunisian music, so it'll have an Arabic flair.
     
  6. Corm

    Corm Chieftain

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    I will be playing the Celts first. I have to say I totally hate the idea of the "Celts" as a Civ and I always have done in earlier versions (I think there should be Gauls, Picts, various Brythonic tribes etc) but I love em too.

    She would speak a Brythonic or Proto-Brythonic lanuague btw not a Goidelic lanaguage which is what Irish, Manx and Scots Gaelic is derived from. Welsh is a Brythonic language so she should sound Welsh. :D

    I know im being pedantic but I love "Celtic" history and the Iceni were Britons.
     
  7. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    Well, we both agreed it should be Insular Celtic. I did not realize there had been that much of a distant divergence. I speak a little Irish Gaelic, which is why I want her to speak that, but I agree the Welsh is a better choice. Neither will be completely inappropriate since, the further back in time you go (and the more obscure the language), the more wiggle room you have, imo. As long as they don't pull another Egypt speaking Arabic thing I'll be happy (I have a suspicion that Carthage will speak Arabic, however).
     
  8. apocalypse105

    apocalypse105 Chieftain

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    The racist warmonger :mischief:

    I wonder if willem will speak dutch like today or the dutch in that time period
     
  9. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    Given Elizabeth and Napoleon, I'd say the Dutch today.
     
  10. ShahJahanII

    ShahJahanII Homesick Alien

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    Probably modern Dutch.
     
  11. apocalypse105

    apocalypse105 Chieftain

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    Haha I wonder what He will say if he dows me :lol:
     
  12. Atlas627

    Atlas627 Chieftain

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    I don't think these are the same civs. Look VERY closely at the symbols. One is curved and flower-y while the other is straight-edged.

    EDIT: Actually, its the centers that look different. They have pretty close shapes, but different patterns.

    EDITx2: But one has the Pictish Warrior and the other has Cardiff...aren't those both Celtic? The city is not occupied, but it could have been captured. And the Pictish Warrior could have been gifted by a CS. Or they changed the symbol between these pictures and they actually are the same civ?!
     
  13. CivOasis

    CivOasis Ahuizotl

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    One of those symbols is a unit symbol.
     
  14. MantaRevan

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    It would be historically inaccurate to have her speaking Irish English. The language hadn't existed yet.
     
  15. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    I'm almost certain she won't be speaking Irish English, that would be a ridiculous mistake. However, there's a debate over whether she'll be speaking Irish Gaelic or Welsh. I think Welsh is more likely, but I'd love her to say in her defeat speech "Pog mo thoin" ;)
     
  16. Durgat

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    I hope they put more Indigenous North American civs in. Cheyenne or Celilo, or anyone else.
     
  17. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    This thread isn't supposed to be about who you want in (the Civ speculation thread might be better for that). It's about which of the currently announced civs are you looking forward to the most.
     
  18. vonbach

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    Indigenous native american people would be the clovis people.
    Otherwise known as Europeans.
     
  19. janboruta

    janboruta Artistriarch

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    I'm really looking forward to playing the Byzantines, especially after the rather flavorless East Rome from Civ4 (maybe it was their grey colour). But I'm also going to play the Dutch as soon as the expansion comes out, I really like their mercantile and seafaring playstyle, as well as the colour orange :D

    The third civ in my queue will most probably be one of the four surprise civilizations.
     
  20. vonbach

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    I'll admit I'm looking forward to both Byzantium and the Dutch.
     
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