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New DLC: Polynesia

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Willowmound, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. eric_

    eric_ Emperor

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    Agreed that ocean nav from the outset is KILLER. I love revealing the map, and this makes it much more exciting. At one point I saw a Greek trireme and got pissed because I was like, "there goes my naval advantage." Then I remember the poor sucker was stuck to the coasts and I regained my optimism :D
     
  2. seasnake

    seasnake Conquistador

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    Polynesia is doing well, a worthwhile buy in light of the fun 2.17 version has brought. I've actually started losing sleep again!

    Plug for Spain, I'd never actually sat and played a game with these guys because their ability looked awful. Played a game and surprise!, they're a lot of fun. Conqusitadors are excellent units and Tercios are very good as well, also the Seven Cities of Gold encouraged me to explore a lot of the map and start a war so I could seize nearby Mt. Fuji. A fun civ with some great role play aspects, I now like them better than the Inca.
     
  3. Mods

    Mods Warlord

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    Aw, I'm kind of disappointed now :(
    I was planning on settling all of the pacific but the lack of happiness buildings prevents me from doing that.
    Is there any way of putting them back in? Like making them buildable when I've won?
     
  4. Dale

    Dale Deity

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    Thank-you, glad you're enjoying the map. :)
     
  5. Zyxpsilon

    Zyxpsilon Running Spider

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    omg... Talk about waking up on a terrible news for our friends in Japan.
    8.9 quake near Sendai trench and tsunami warnings for the entire pacific ocean.
    And, we're all playing a Polynesia DLC. Weird but true.
    Stay on Alert, people.
     
  6. CYZ

    CYZ Toileteer

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    Polynesia was just wiped out =O

    Can somebody make a tsunami mod?
     
  7. Tapewormlondon

    Tapewormlondon Warlord

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    Not funny
     
  8. Thormodr

    Thormodr Servant of Civ Supporter

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    No joke indeed. Pretty poor taste methinks.

    It's a damn good thing that Japan is fairly earthquake proof/prepared.

    Still, unimaginable damage I'm sure. :(

    I would like to see random events like Tsunamis reintroduced to Civ though. Optional of course for people that don't like such things.
     
  9. brianshapiro

    brianshapiro King

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    The only thing interesting to me here is #3. The others should be expected by a group of people who live on island sin the middle of the ocean. Island people would be able to navigate better,just like nomadic hunters would be able to track wild animals better.
     
  10. Mustakrakish

    Mustakrakish In 'Node' We Trust

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    So my first experience with Polynesia (I didn't play as them)... Kamehameha pissed me off so much I nuked their civ to death, literally wiped them out with nuclear fire. Didn't even get the "defeated" speech because, well, I didn't conquer them, I wiped them out!!! :nuke:
     
  11. Pouakai

    Pouakai It belongs in a museum. Moderator

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    Inca are amazing, I had a game (On Prince to try new patch) and I was getting 1200 SPT, 700 CPT, 500 GPT, 45 Happiness - five turns to research nuclear fusion. I also had the largest military, most social policies (By about ten) and most wonders (All but four)
     
  12. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    My best Inca game was on a highlands map, managed to find a "bubble" of land JUST large enough that my capital only had ~7 mountains in it's radius... But was entirely surrounded outside that. I had terracefarms gaining +5 or more food. :mischief:

    Voluntary OCC that game (or close to it, ended with three cities after some wars), still won. :goodjob:
     
  13. Carl5872

    Carl5872 Prince

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    Am I missing something here? Isnt the First Commandment solid proof that it is a monotheistic religion?
     
  14. Morningcalm

    Morningcalm Keeper of Records

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    Judaism is a monotheistic religion. Some mistakenly call Christianity a polytheistic religion though--Trinity and all that confuses some. Perhaps that's what brxbrx was talking about. If not, then he is *definitely* mistaken, lol.
     
  15. Save_Ferris

    Save_Ferris Admiring Myself

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    Erm, are you posting on the wrong thread? Because this topic is a month old and has nothing to do with Monotheism.
     
  16. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    Judaism did not begin as a monotheistic religion. It consolidated many gods into one.
     
  17. Carl5872

    Carl5872 Prince

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    Based on what exactly? Im not overly familiar with the Old Testament, or the Jewish faith, but I recall no mentions of worship of other deities than God. I also have never heard this before in any history/religion class.

    You say it with such certainty, so will you please share your sources with one who has never heard mention of this before?
     
  18. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Moderator Action: No religion discussion here.
    That thread is about the Polynesia DLC, so you should discuss that here and not anything else.
     
  19. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    Sorry The_J, done after this. ;)

    Essentially, it is implied by various discrepancies in the Torah (Old Testament, more or less, to you). Many of these do not exist in the translated versions, but for instance, in Genesis God is described several times as "Mothering" or "Giving birth" to Humanity (Frequently, ancient mythologies state that creation was created by a female deity).

    It's implied fairly strongly, but no, there is no way to know with absolute certainty. We simply do not have records of early Judaism.

    Moderator Action: It stops NOW.
     
  20. Morningcalm

    Morningcalm Keeper of Records

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    One can describe an entity as motherly or fatherlike without being contradictory or referring to different entities. One of my friends is very motherly and cooks for people when they're at his house (yes, *his*). He's also fatherly, because he is a father. :)

    Anyway, back to Polynesia DLC: I think they were a truly awesome option. I like how flexible the civ is, though I do wish the AI Kamehameha would settle more. Having only one city is tough for him when other AIs declare war on him. :(
     

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