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Never before seen natural wonders - Elimination Thread

Discussion in 'Civ - Ideas & Suggestions' started by Siptah, May 27, 2017.

  1. God of Kings

    God of Kings Ruler of all heads of state

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 19
    Danxia - 24
    Delicate Arch 11
    Erta Ale - 23
    Great Blue Hole - 22
    Guilin Mountains -17
    Iguaçu Falls - 27
    Isle of Skye - 14
    Kīlauea - 23
    Lake Baikal - 24
    Lambert Glacier - 2 - 3 = ELIMINATED It may be the longest glacier in the world, but like Mount Erebus, would be difficult to depict
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 25
    Macocha Gorge - 15
    Salar de Uyuni - 22 + 1 = 23 So flat with an extremely shallow pool of water that GPS satellites use it for calibration
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 23
     
  2. Guandao

    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    Lambert Glacier's score should be 2 instead of 5 after your downvote

    whoops nevermind :D
     
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  3. Amrunril

    Amrunril Chieftain

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 19
    Danxia - 24
    Delicate Arch 11
    Erta Ale - 23
    Great Blue Hole - 22
    Guilin Mountains -17
    Iguaçu Falls - 27
    Isle of Skye - 14
    Kīlauea - 24 (23 + 1) A volcano with regularly visible lava flows would stand out from anything else in the game (I am somewhat torn between this one and Erta Ale, so I'd be interested to hear arguments for or against either).
    Lake Baikal - 21 (24 - 3) This seems to me like exactly the sort of thing the lakes already on the map are meant to represent.
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 25
    Macocha Gorge - 15
    Salar de Uyuni - 23
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 23
     
  4. RFormica

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 19
    Danxia - 24
    Delicate Arch 11
    Erta Ale - 23
    Great Blue Hole - 22
    Guilin Mountains -17
    Iguaçu Falls - 27
    Isle of Skye - 14
    Kīlauea - 24 + 1 = 25 Better than Erta Ale in the fact that it would be an island wonder. Plus, it has regular lava flows - better than just smoking on the map like Eyjafjallajökull.
    Lake Baikal - 21
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 25
    Macocha Gorge - 15 - 3 = 12 Not that great. Looks like the maw of Mammoth Cave, but just stops there, and is much less significant.
    Salar de Uyuni - 23
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 23
     
  5. Xandinho

    Xandinho Chieftain

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 19
    Danxia - 24
    Delicate Arch 11 - 3 = 8 Not too impressive for me
    Erta Ale - 23 + 1 = 24 Many volcanoes, many many volcanoes, please
    Great Blue Hole - 22
    Guilin Mountains -17
    Iguaçu Falls - 27
    Isle of Skye - 14
    Kīlauea - 25
    Lake Baikal - 21
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 25
    Macocha Gorge - 12
    Salar de Uyuni - 23
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 23
     
  6. Kimiimaro

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 19
    Danxia - 24
    Delicate Arch 8-3=5 - It would look a little bit weird. It's surely a natural wonder, but I don't think that it's the best choice...
    Erta Ale - 24
    Great Blue Hole - 22
    Guilin Mountains -17
    Iguaçu Falls - 27
    Isle of Skye - 14
    Kīlauea - 25
    Lake Baikal - 21
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 25
    Macocha Gorge - 12+1=13 - Maybe not the most known abyss. Maybe not the most wondrous abyss. But it's the only abyss here, that's one thing, and it's the only wonder from my homeland, that's second thing.
    Salar de Uyuni - 23
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 23
     
  7. Guandao

    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 19
    Danxia - 24
    Delicate Arch 5
    Erta Ale - 24
    Great Blue Hole - 22
    Guilin Mountains -(17+1)=18 Chinese art lover's dream
    Iguaçu Falls - 27
    Isle of Skye - (14-3)=11 I'm not too amazed by this Scottish island.
    Kīlauea - 25
    Lake Baikal - 21
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 25
    Macocha Gorge - 13
    Salar de Uyuni - 23
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 23
     
  8. Amrunril

    Amrunril Chieftain

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 19
    Danxia - 24
    Delicate Arch 6 (5 + 1) A fascinating and distinctive landscape. I agree that Delicate Arch alone would stand out oddly, but incorporated into a broader Arches wonder, it would work very well.
    Erta Ale - 24
    Great Blue Hole - 19 (22 - 3) Marianas Trench would be a better exemplar of ocean topography, and it's been gone for ages.
    Guilin Mountains -18
    Iguaçu Falls - 27
    Isle of Skye - 11
    Kīlauea - 25
    Lake Baikal - 21
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 25
    Macocha Gorge - 13
    Salar de Uyuni - 23
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 23
     
  9. Roman Citizen

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 19
    Danxia - 24
    Delicate Arch 6
    Erta Ale - 24
    Great Blue Hole - 19
    Guilin Mountains -18
    Iguaçu Falls - 27
    Isle of Skye - 11-3=7 I prefer the other remaining ones on this list.
    Kīlauea - 25
    Lake Baikal - 21
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 25+1=26 This place is almost surreal, I would like to see it on the map.
    Macocha Gorge - 13
    Salar de Uyuni - 23
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 23
     
  10. Siptah

    Siptah Eternal Chieftain

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    Hey folks,
    I won't be able to keep track of the rankings from now on, someone else will have to do it. Until now I was able to get a more or less stable internet connection every now and then, but later today I will move on to more remote locations in the Himalaja and I doubt that I will find time and connection there. Have a good time and finish this elimination game in a good way.


    Blue Caves (Greece) - 19
    Danxia - 24
    Delicate Arch 6
    Erta Ale - 24
    Great Blue Hole - 19
    Guilin Mountains -18
    Iguaçu Falls - 27
    Isle of Skye - 7
    Kīlauea - 25
    Lake Baikal - 18 (21-3) an impressive lake by numbers, but I think there are more interesting lakes by history, religion and view. The two from the first round for example.
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 26
    Macocha Gorge - 13
    Salar de Uyuni - 23
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 24 (23+1) Fascinating place that would look good in civ VI art style
     
  11. RFormica

    RFormica Chieftain

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 19
    Danxia - 24
    Delicate Arch 6
    Erta Ale - 24
    Great Blue Hole - 19
    Guilin Mountains -18
    Iguaçu Falls - 27 + 1 = 28 An extremely stunning place. The biggest series of waterfalls in the planet. Definitely the best choice for a waterfall wonder. Looks like Victoria, Niagara, and about 20 other waterfalls combined.
    Isle of Skye - 7
    Kīlauea - 25
    Lake Baikal - 18
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 26
    Macocha Gorge - 13 - 3 = 10 Have to downvote something. Nothing against Macocha, it just isn't as impressive as any of the others on the list.
    Salar de Uyuni - 23
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 24
     
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  12. Xandinho

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 19
    Danxia - 24
    Delicate Arch 6
    Erta Ale - 24
    Great Blue Hole - 19
    Guilin Mountains -18
    Iguaçu Falls - 28
    Isle of Skye - 7 - 3 = 4 Not so impressive for me
    Kīlauea - 25 + 1 = 26 Yes, more volcanoes
    Lake Baikal - 18
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 26
    Macocha Gorge - 10
    Salar de Uyuni - 23
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 24
     
  13. Kimiimaro

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 19
    Danxia - 24
    Delicate Arch 6-3=3 - I think that it would look a little bit weird on map.
    Erta Ale - 24+1=25 - Narrowing the score gap between the volcanoes.
    Great Blue Hole - 19
    Guilin Mountains -18
    Iguaçu Falls - 28
    Isle of Skye - 4
    Kīlauea - 26
    Lake Baikal - 18
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 26
    Macocha Gorge - 10
    Salar de Uyuni - 23
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 24
     
  14. Guandao

    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 19
    Danxia - 24
    Delicate Arch- 3-3=0 As someone who visited it, I think it's great. The entirety of Arches National Park is great actually. But it looks like its run here has ended.
    Erta Ale - 25
    Great Blue Hole - 19
    Guilin Mountains -(18+1)=19 The stuff of classic Chinese paintings
    Iguaçu Falls - 28
    Isle of Skye - 4
    Kīlauea - 26
    Lake Baikal - 18
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 26
    Macocha Gorge - 10
    Salar de Uyuni - 23
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 24
     
  15. Amrunril

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 19
    Danxia - 24
    Erta Ale - 25
    Great Blue Hole - 19
    Guilin Mountains - 19
    Iguaçu Falls - 28
    Isle of Skye - 1 (4 - 3) A beautiful landscape, but not one I'd describe as wondrous, and few of its distinctive elements are at a scale that would show up on a civ map.
    Kīlauea - 26
    Lake Baikal - 18
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 27 (26 + 1) A distinctive dune landscape that would work well on a civ map.
    Macocha Gorge - 10
    Salar de Uyuni - 23
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 24
     
  16. God of Kings

    God of Kings Ruler of all heads of state

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 19
    Danxia - 24
    Erta Ale - 25
    Great Blue Hole - 19
    Guilin Mountains - 19 + 1 = 20 Almost every single Chinese landscape artist before the invention of photography painted this
    Iguaçu Falls - 28
    Isle of Skye - 1 - 3 = ELIMINATED Beautiful, but not enough to be a natural wonder
    Kīlauea - 26
    Lake Baikal - 18
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 27
    Macocha Gorge - 10
    Salar de Uyuni - 23
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 24
     
  17. RFormica

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 19
    Danxia - 24 + 1 = 25 Would look amazing in Civ6's graphic style. Best-looking "Rainbow" landscape.
    Erta Ale - 25
    Great Blue Hole - 19
    Guilin Mountains - 20
    Iguaçu Falls - 28
    Kīlauea - 26
    Lake Baikal - 18
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 27
    Macocha Gorge - 10 - 3 = 7 Have to downvote something. Same reason as the other times.
    Salar de Uyuni - 23
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 24
     
  18. Xandinho

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 19 - 3 = 16 Very beautiful, but I do not think so competitive now
    Danxia - 25
    Erta Ale - 25 + 1 = 26 Balancing with Kīlauea
    Great Blue Hole - 19
    Guilin Mountains - 20
    Iguaçu Falls - 28
    Kīlauea - 26
    Lake Baikal - 18
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 27
    Macocha Gorge - 7
    Salar de Uyuni - 23
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 24
     
  19. Kimiimaro

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 16-3=13 - Blue Caves of Zakynthos are a nice cave wonder, but I think that it's quite similar to Cliffs of Dover (both being white, for example). It can wait in my opinion.
    Danxia - 25+1=26 - Definitely an impressive natural wonder that would also look great in Civ VI's cartoony graphics style.
    Erta Ale - 26
    Great Blue Hole - 19
    Guilin Mountains - 20
    Iguaçu Falls - 28
    Kīlauea - 26
    Lake Baikal - 18
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 27
    Macocha Gorge - 7 - Well, I'm sorry, but I'm not going to save you, buddy. You are a nice abyss wonder, but when I compare you to the rest, you don't impress me as much as the other wonders do, so I'm probably going to end your suffering soon.
    Salar de Uyuni - 23
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 24
     
  20. Guandao

    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    Blue Caves (Greece) - 13
    Danxia - 26
    Erta Ale - 26
    Great Blue Hole - 19
    Guilin Mountains - 20
    Iguaçu Falls - 28
    Kīlauea - 26
    Lake Baikal - (18+1)=19 Lakes can be natural wonders in the game, especially the world's deepest one.
    Lençóis Maranhenses - 27
    Macocha Gorge - 7
    Salar de Uyuni - (23-3)=20 Not as fond of this as many others on the list. Should it provide Salt as a resource? lol
    Underwater Waterfall - 24
    White Desert (Egypt) - 24
     

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