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New civ : Australia

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Liufeng, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Liufeng

    Liufeng A man of his time

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    UA : Land down Under -> Bonus Housing when building cities on coastal tiles + additional yeildings if campuses, Commercial hubs, theater squares and holy sites are built on charming or breathtaking appeal
    UU : Digger -> Replaces the infantry, gets a bonus when fighting on coastal tiles and on foreign territory
    UI : Outback Station -> Unlocked at Guilds, it provides food + production when built next to pastures + cultural bomb from the pasture
    Leader UA : Citadel of Civilization -> Bonus production when fighting a defensive war or when it liberates a city (?)
     
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  2. ONDOLINDE

    ONDOLINDE Chieftain

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    Cool! We knew something was brewing.
     
  3. anandus

    anandus Errorist

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    Ah, finally, Australia! The most important civilization that was missing from Civ 6
    /s
     
  4. UWHabs

    UWHabs Chieftain

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    They really like those culture bombing abilities.
     
  5. Zuizgond

    Zuizgond Chieftain

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    Australia seriously?

    I guess it's a pure marketing decision.
     
  6. Leyrann

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    I really like their unique improvement. Gimme those food and production bonuses!
     
  7. anandus

    anandus Errorist

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    Guess so. No disrespect for Australia, I mean, they gave us Neighbours, Flying Doctors and Masterchef Australia (which for some odd reason is quite popular here in the Netherlands) and they also sing in the Eurovision Song Contest, but I can think of, pffff, say a hundred other civs which I'd feel is more entitled for a spot in Civilization?

    By the way, is this DLC or does it come free with an update?
     
  8. DeutschDachs

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    Huh... gotta say this feels more like trying to pander to another large gaming market rather than introducing Australia because theyre so interesting. I mean they definitely seem like a Civ I would enjoy with all these bonuses, but I really am wishing they had more Native American/Asian/African/Ancient cultures right about now
     
  9. Cerilis

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    It's a dlc, obviously: https://civilization.com/news/entri...ummer-2017-update-multiplayer-teams-mod-tools

    Also, I dont mind "odd" choices for new civilizations (yes, even before more obvious ones!), but I'd really like to know their reasoning. :p
     
  10. Liufeng

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    Yeah, but they should have had sticked to those bonuses, because another "land grabbing" ability is pretty sad, since it was what made Poland "unique" in a sense ...
     
  11. kingchris20

    kingchris20 Wisdom Seeker

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    Australia will be excellent! A great coastal Civ!
     
  12. Geminus Leonem

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    I knew something was up when they did the Brazilian civ before the Portuguese civ and the Polish before the likes of the Persians or Mongols..... It seems they are going for the bigger market nations first, which is both smart and disappointing.
    Still, I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a Canadian, Dutch or Korean nation announced after this
     
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  13. esoba

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    I'm actually guessing. Well hoping more than guessing, that there will be a major expansion with multiple Native American civs. Seems like their dearth might suggest a single approach to bringing multiple in at the same time. Potentially with an expansion that introduces colonialization or something similiar (since there are already civs that hint at this), and the reworked UN system.
     
  14. Tinker

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    Australia is pretty cool. Seems they're angling for Civilizations not presented so far in the series, just like the leaders. I'm fine with that.
     
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  15. UWHabs

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    Outback station (grass, plains, desert, desert hills)
    +1 food +1 cog
    +0.5 housing
    +1 food for each adjacent pasture
    +1 cog for each 2 adjacent outback station (Steam Power)
    +1 food for each 2 adjacent outback station (rapid deployment)

    Which means that if you actually managed to put 6 of them around one in the middle, it would be +3/+3 for the tile at the end of the game.
     
  16. ToothedBomb

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    Agreed. I'm fine with the inclusion itself, though it's not a civ I'm that excited for, but how can they keep releasing these euro-centric civs when other cultures are so underrepresented. Should've waited with this one so we can have other, more unique civs sooner. Lame.
     
  17. Cerilis

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    I'd also like to point out that it's possible that Australia is not the only new/civ leader in the upcoming patch/dlc.
     
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    I feel like they intend to keep adding mechanics like that. Wouldn't be surprised if in some expansion a unit was added that could do it in some way. I like it, anyways. It's not a passive thing like it was in Civ4, but there's probably going to be a bunch of abilities out there in a while that can do it, allowing for culture wars.
     
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  19. Leyrann

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    Eurocentric.

    Australia is literally on the other side of the world.
     
  20. anandus

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    I don't mind 'odd' choices either, but not before some essential gaps are filled first.

    I like Australians, and I don't mean no disrespect for Australia, but I don't see it as a more important civ in the history of mankind than, say, the Persians, the Ottomans, or a lot of other civs.
    Firaxis first ought to fill those missing gaps, before starting to throw around 'fun' civs.
    They do sing on the Eurovision Song Contest, though :p
     
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