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Nextwar mod, Why?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Ossian, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. Ossian

    Ossian Warlord

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    I was just wondering why the Nextwar mod wasn't included in the base BTS and why it was made into a mod, why didn't firaxis think mechs and such were a good idea to add?

    I'm just wondering, I haven't played it that much so does it have a big flaw or something or did it just leave the civ feel? :confused:
     
  2. jkp1187

    jkp1187 Unindicted Co-Conspirator

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    I can't speak for Firaxis, but in general, the core Civilization game has traditionally ended at the modern era, or just slightly thereafter. They probably felt that it should be left as a mod, so that the typical player wasn't forced to play through a 'future' era unless they were interested in that experience.

    The 'epic' game mod for NextWar has a bit of a slap-dash feel, though, and doesn't seem as though much work was put forth in it. I have done a rework based on the NextWar (building on work done originally by Ansible, another user in the forum,) adding a few tweaks to make the mod more enjoyable. (Revised techs for the space race, voice-overs, no inclusion of the NextWar civs like America, Inc.) Click on the link on my signature if you're interested in checking it out.
     
  3. Ossian

    Ossian Warlord

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    Thanks for the speedy reply and I guess my assumptions about it might be not civ like was correct.

    I just got BTS and I'm wondering what I got myself into, it seems so full of bugs compared to CIVIV
     
  4. Party

    Party Warlord

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    Next War is a ton ton of fun, play it and you'll love it.
    Just make sure earth does not crack like an egg, that always happens to me. :(
     
  5. Airefuego

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    Ossian - BTS is worth getting used to, even if you don't much go for espionage and corporations, it's worth it just for the better AI - also install patch 3.13 and a large chunk of the bugs should go. Maybe... :)
     
  6. jkp1187

    jkp1187 Unindicted Co-Conspirator

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