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New Expansion Speculation Thread

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by bite, Nov 1, 2018.

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  1. Morningcalm

    Morningcalm Keeper of Records

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    That would be neat, and allow many leader choices for each Civ. I vote Cadmus, Atalanta and Theseus for Greece's heroes, and Setna and Se-Osiris for Egypt. Maybe the gods could be represented in unique techs or abilities, or as dynamic questgivers as in Age of Wonders II.
     
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  2. Kimiimaro

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    Queen Libuše for Bohemia, anyone? Just me? Ok.
     
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  3. Wielki Hegemon

    Wielki Hegemon King

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    Queen Arabela and Rumburak for Bohemia. For sure ;)
     
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  4. kryat

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    Glad I wasn’t the only one who felt this about the factions in BE. This is dead on.
     
  5. Guandao

    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    I think they tried to avoid portraying any of the BE factions in an extremely negative manner to avoid offending people.
     
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  6. Zaarin

    Zaarin Chief Medical Officer, DS9

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    Then they're in the wrong business... :p
     
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  7. bbbt

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    I never got into Colonization and doubt we'll see a new one (and the subject matter could be a bit of a turn off these days, hampering sales). I was a big fan of Sid Meier's Pirates!, and would be down to see a 'Pirate' themed Civ take off (though ideally not limited to just the Caribbean).

    I do think a 'mythology' spin off could work well if they got creative. A lot of things could be re-used pretty easily. Great people become great heroes, who get quests at reskinned 'city states' (i.e. the Oracle at Delphi), add a variety of souped up 'monsters' to defeat, things like that. Gods they'd have to do something unique with, maybe create a 'favor' system where you can gain favor (and disfavor) by your gameplay. I.e. all Campuses no encampments? Athena grants you a boon and Ares, angered sends a pack of harpies to ravage your land. I dunno something like that.

    On the flip side, I'd be afraid we might just get being 'Civ Ancient Era' with a bunch of monsters you can 'summon' (i.e. faith buy) and/or fight and Gods that are just boosts (you choose Athena : +2 science!), when ideally I'd like a bit of the tone of 'King of Dragon Pass' or such.

    Anyways, the way this thread is going and all the ideas, I'm bound to be disappointed with whatever does come out in the expansion.
     
  8. Guandao

    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    You're saying game developers are supposed to offend people? :p
    I would have been pissed if the Pan-Asian group was portrayed as evil Commies.* :rolleyes: I don't believe the Communist Party would last that long. At least the American faction are morally ambiguous capitalists. :p

    * I'm not saying that Communists are good, just that having the Pan-Asian faction being Communists in the future is cliched.
     
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  9. Alexander's Hetaroi

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    To be true we'd have to at least go into the Classical Era, or Renaissance Era for the Americas (at least timewise). :mischief:
    I'd love to summon Thunderbirds, Anubis Guards, Chinese Dragons and Minotaurs etc. though to fight however.
    I see it more in futuristic Russian-like factions, along with being good at espionage, though I'm not sure if you count them as Pan-Asian. I think Japan really helps against that stereotype though, maybe not the espionage part. :ninja:
    P.S. Has anybody else noticed that the Intelligence Agency looks like a Ninja Dojo, or am I the only one?
     
  10. nzcamel

    nzcamel Nahtanoj the Magnificent

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    You're sadly probably right @Guandao. I'm with @Zaarin - if everyone is portrayed as sprinkles and sunshine then I'm bored. C'mon - this is a post Game of Thrones world. Portray everyone as different kinds of scumbags and we'll all love it!

    I think some clichés are unavoidable. Well...as long as we're trying to avoid said sprinkles and rainbows!
     
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  11. Wielki Hegemon

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    Exaggeration is highway to the world where developers will avoid any real world based game. Including Civilization...
     
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  12. SephiBBZ

    SephiBBZ Chieftain

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    So, the famous teaser is for tomorrow? :D
     
  13. Laurana Kanan

    Laurana Kanan Don’t underestimate who I am.

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    IF there is one this week, it would be on Wednesday going by precedent. But, then who knows for sure... :dunno:
     
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    Siptah Eternal Chieftain

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    For a mythological spin-off, I would prefer playing a god to playing a hero of a civ. I imagine a mechanic like Pratchett's "small gods": you need to get as many strong believers as possible to get bonuses. If people start to believe in other gods/no gods, you get weaker. Nothing a few farms destroyed by lightning bolts, killing some own units or a volcano eruption can't change though...
    Having Inanna compete with Zeus, Inti and Nana Buluku directly sounds like more fun to me than having heroes play against each other.

    However, one problem is that you cannot use gods from active religions. With legendary heroes, it's not that offensive when King David beats Prester John, but when Shiva is triumphing over Adonai...
     
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    Let's get hyped about the potential of a teaser guys.
     
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    Imagine if the teaser is of Mt Vesuvius erupting, followed by windmill, geothermal power plants and offshore wind farms...

    Here's a speculation too: You can build windmills earlier in the game for (pollution free?) production. In the later eras, the graphics update (like other improvements), and you can construct them in water.
     
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    Last night, I had a dream. There were two first looks released. I don't remember for which Civ the first one was, but the second one was for Hungary led by Árpád. The thing is... Árpád was not depicted like a fearsome warrior and king there, but as a very young man, and the first look looked like some short animated battle :D
     
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    Cerilis Not Warlord

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    Recently, I had a dream there was an in-game video of the new expansion and there were a lot of native american leaders, and an European guy standing in front of a ship pulled upon the shore (Portuguese?)
     
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    There has been very little activity with the depots lately.
     
  20. Mr Jon of Cheam

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    Ah Civ, the only thing that can get me hyped over an unconfirmed announcement of an announcement! :run:
     
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