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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. Optical

    Optical The Fall of the Eleventh

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    Definitely the Celts here, although the Dutch are a close second.
     
  2. CYZ

    CYZ Toileteer

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    Dutch for me, I am Dutch and am also supercurious about navalcombat and terraforming (do it right Fireaxis please)

    Also good to see that it's pretty much a tie between the five new civs. Seems Fireaxis made the right choice there.
     
  3. bcaiko

    bcaiko Emperor

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    Zulu.
     
  4. Sparthage

    Sparthage Fighting Tyranny

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    Okay, leaderboard time!

    1) Netherlands - 34
    2) Byzantines - 33
    3) Celts - 32
    4) Carthaginians - 30
    5) Mayans - 25

    Fairly even distribution there. All the civs are either popular or unpopular according to your votes so far...
     
  5. WilliamKendall

    WilliamKendall Chieftain

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    Here is one more vote for the Netherlands. It is exciting to see another new entity in the game that survived into modern times. This add will make colonial scenarios even more interesting. Though the old ones are certainly fun to play, what exactly did the Celts contribute to Western Civilization to give them this status over other powerful modern states, such as Israel, Australia, Turkey, and Brazil?
     
  6. Revoran

    Revoran Prince

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    Israel aren't really significant enough to warrant being put into the game, IMO. They spent most of history getting conquered and disepersed by many many other empires. They would work better as a religious city state I feel (Jerusalem).

    Alot of modern Turks identify heavily with the Ottoman Empire (for instance, the Turkish government doesn't like it when you mention the Armenian genocide, which was comitted by the Ottoman Empire). Keep in mind that Turkey was the Ottoman Empire up until 1923 (less than a century ago). Firaxis have avoided putting in overlapping civilisations, such as the Songhai/Mali, Germany/Holy Roman Empire... so I don't think they'll put in Turkey. That being said, they did put in the Byzantines when they already have Greece so you never know...

    "Modern", "colonial" nations like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and Brazil feel weird in a civ game. It feels better to have an Ancient Era civ go into the modern age, than to have a modern civ be put in ancient times. In the case of Brazil, it makes no sense to have Brazil before Portugal, considering the Portuguese Empire is the foundation of modern Brazil and Portugal was the first European nation to rule a large empire across the sea. Culturally, Australia and Canada etc don't add a lot to the game - I'd rather see more African (Zulu, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe), American (Sioux) and Asian (Majapahit/Srivijaya/Indonesia) civs. That being said, I have no problem with seeing them put in after the other civs I want.

    For reference, here are the civs I'd like to see added to the game:

    6. Portugal
    7. Majapahit / Srivijaya / Indonesia
    8. Zulu
    9. Ethiopia
    10. Sioux

    My life would be complete ;)
     
  7. WilliamKendall

    WilliamKendall Chieftain

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    I agree that Israel may not be one of the most impressive civilizations as compared to the US, Germany, or China. However, they certainly accomplished more than Polynesia or Senegal, just to name a few. Seems to me that if Korea and the Vikings earn a spot, so should Israel. Who else has defeated four Arab states all at once (1948 War)? They even have a possible Wonder to their name, the 1st or 2nd Temple. What wonder did the Celts build?
     
  8. Dregor

    Dregor Warlord

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    I picked Celts, but it was a tough decision between them, Mayans, and Carthage. And I didn't pick it because of Boudica, you never get to see her if you're playing as her!
     
  9. Gilgamesch

    Gilgamesch Ancient Alien

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    I cant wait to play as pascal :rotfl:
    Also i really hope the time victory for the maja is 2012.
     
  10. Zenstrive

    Zenstrive Ocean King

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    Celts.
     
  11. Zenstrive

    Zenstrive Ocean King

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    Modern Israel is "just an extension of USA", as seen from "donations" given to Israel from USA taxpayers. Can Israel stands on its own? Just ask USA Taxpayers to force their government to stop "donating" to Israel and we shall see. So Israel as religious City State is cool, but foll blown Civ? Arab, Turkey, Persia, Egypt are more representative of Middle Eastern Civilizations by far.

    Sorry if this ruffled some feather. Feel free to erase this. Just stating some informed opinions.
     
  12. WilliamKendall

    WilliamKendall Chieftain

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    Israel does in fact stand on its own. The foreign aid received from the US is an extension of a Carter-era peace policy between Egypt and Israel. The US gave out about $45 billion in foreign aid in 2009. Israel picked up about 4% of that sum. More importantly, the $2 billion Israel received in foreign aid in 2009 only comprised about 2% of their total $93 billion budget. A financially sound Israel could certainly survive without this small sum. For the record, I support the US government cutting most of our foreign aid to help balance the budget, but my serious digression here is probably too far from more fun discussions about CIV5.

    U.S. Government Foreign Grants And Credits By Country
    http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s1297.pdf
     
  13. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Moderator Action: It is. Please back to topic again.
     
  14. Tabarnak

    Tabarnak R.I.P.

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    Mayans!!!
     
  15. shaglio

    shaglio The Prince of Dorkness

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    Unfortunately, I was only able to vote for 1 civ, so I chose the Celts just barely over the Mayans. The Celts because I'm half Irish and enjoy learing about my heritage. The Mayans because I've visited Dzibilchaltun and Tulum and have enjoyed their history/culture.
     
  16. TheMarshmallowBear

    TheMarshmallowBear Benelovent Chieftain of the BearKingdom

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    I voted for Byzantium, but now I wanna see the Celts more... :/
     
  17. Ellye

    Ellye Warlord

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    Celts, followed closely by Netherlands.
     
  18. SkaisonFire

    SkaisonFire Warlord

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    As i am dutch,My choice seemed pretty clear.....until i remembered that the leaderhead speaks the language,and all my civ 4 nightmares came back.I don't know for the other civs but that was absolutely HORRIBLE.
     
  19. TheMarshmallowBear

    TheMarshmallowBear Benelovent Chieftain of the BearKingdom

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    I'm confused? Civ 5 is the first and only game in which the native tongue is actually spoken, in Civ 4, 3, 2 1 it was just text.
     
  20. janboruta

    janboruta Artistriarch

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    In Civ4 the units spoke native languages, not leaders.
     
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