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New IGN info (May 23, 2007)

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by mrbee, May 23, 2007.

  1. sneaky

    sneaky Prince

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    Don't put too much faith into the box art. It's just that, art, and doesn't necessarily represent the in-game mechanism or content.
     
  2. darko82

    darko82 Emperor

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    I bet the remaining civs are those from Civ3 .

    - Summarians
    - Byzantines
    - Hitties
    - Maya
    - Dutch
    - Portugese

    Poland will be the new one !! I would really like to see some ancient civs !!!
     
  3. Scaramanga

    Scaramanga Brickhead

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    The new info on corporations is great! Are they using real corporate names? I know General Mills exists, so does that constitute brand placement? I can't wait to do some "hostile takeovers".
     
  4. benjamin28

    benjamin28 Warlord

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    Isn't ironic that an expansion focused on Modern times has so many ancient leaders?
     
  5. ohcrapitsnico

    ohcrapitsnico Deity

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    I think all the units placed in the pics, the elephant and warriors and stuff are uu's because the new scenarios are renaissance and later, and secondly even if you say that they can fit into a renaissance scenario those units would be way to esoteric to fit in one.
     
  6. Gaius Octavius

    Gaius Octavius Deity

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    RE: the corportation names, somebody also mentioned McDonalds in an article.

    RE: Byzantium, Justinian is confirmed in, so this all but ensures Byzantium is in.
     
  7. marioflag

    marioflag History Addict

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    it seemed to me a metaphor, we already know that some of the corporations name are fancy.The article was written also by someone which hadn't played civ4 considering that he says Tokugawa as a new leader.
     
  8. Gaius Octavius

    Gaius Octavius Deity

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    Very true. It says "on the scale of McDonalds and Microsoft." But then, they could still be in. :D

    McDonalds Corp. Founded when you discover Drive-Thru Burgers.
    Function: -10 health in all cities, +25% lawsuits ("You burned us with hot coffee!")
     
  9. marioflag

    marioflag History Addict

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    Hmmm i would add a +1 happy faces if you have cow and +100% war weariness "Why go to war if we can have Mcmenu" while decreasing health modifier to -3
     
  10. Watiggi

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    Modern era warlord huh? Heh, just shows how much I have played in the modern era with Warlords :lol:
     
  11. Gaius Octavius

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    The guy with the gun that looks like Douglas MacArthur is, in fact, a modern era warlord. In Civ 3 it looked like Patton... now it's MacArthur... go figure.
     
  12. Bob1475

    Bob1475 Prince

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    Hail Call to Power. Definitely the trade routes were a lot of fun although trying to find where your route was broken was often a challenge.
    Other superior (IMHO) facets of CTP were space battles, true satellites, ocean tunnels, true interception in air battles (if your bomber crossed over a site where an AA unit had range it fired on your plane).

    Actually now that I talk about it I need to find that disc!
     
  13. TheLastOne36

    TheLastOne36 Deity

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    I'm not very happy with Byzantines being confirmed but i'm just gonna have to live with it.

    So Austria, Ethiopia and Poland are the only major ones left.

    (Siam is likely to be in as the elephants were SE Asian).

    And i think the ME is to crowded and adding Hittites and Sumeria would be stupid. Babylon was a major one, So there in for a reason.
     
  14. Gaius Octavius

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    I have never understood why people would be opposed to having more civs in (unless they're some kind of minor tribe somewhere, which would not qualify as a civilized society). Personally, I think the more choices the better. I can understand people being mad at civs left out (see signature of above poster), but at being included? I never quite got it. Let 'em put in 47 civs if necessary. Variety can be fun.
     
  15. Olleus

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    Civilizations require leaderheads, UUs, UBs and balancing. All of that takes time, and what takes time takes money. Thats money which could be spent on real game features, like corporation, espionage, ect... What I don't understand is why people care so much about which civs are in? I always spend the first few games playing with civs that I like the history of, but then I grow sinical and look at the traits, UUs and UBs. I might be fascinated by Rome and think that Boudiccae was a pest living in a back water province on the edge of the world, but you bet I'm going to be playing with her, specialy in MP.
     
  16. Gaius Octavius

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    Well, I was assuming all other things being equal... but point well taken.
     
  17. samiratou

    samiratou Chieftain

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    That's a good question--is it brand placement, use-by-permission, or violation of intellectual property?
     

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