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Only two civs remain...

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Phoenix1595, May 25, 2007.

  1. Phoenix1595

    Phoenix1595 Lord of the Two Lands

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    So, at last count, we know now eight of the ten new civs (See BtS Info Center for confirmed civs). Who will fill the last two slots?

    Most of the previous Civ incarnation 'civs' have been included. I can think only of the Hittites as an official civ not yet confirmed to be in Civ4 (but I really don't think they will make it if Sumeria, Babylon and Byzantium are in the mix... too many Near/Middle East civs in the broth). I am hoping the developers think outside of the box and select civs we have not yet had the pleasure of playing.

    Thai? Poland? Polynesian? The Oompa Loompas? Are we closing in on a winner yet? This will be a toughie.:cry:
     
  2. Thedrin

    Thedrin Deity

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    Confirmed:

    Portugal
    Netherlands
    Babylon
    Native Americans
    Maya

    Other civs which are assumed to be confirmed:
    SE Asian civ (due to presence of new elephant unit)
    Sumerians (due to Gilgamesh and old Vanilla artwork)
    Byzantines (due to Justinian)

    I'm hoping that Justinian is a third Roman leader so that there are three vacant spaces and I'll go for:

    Austrian Hapsburgs
    Polynesians
    Sub Saharan civ or the Assyrians or Numibians
     
  3. KrikkitTwo

    KrikkitTwo Immortal

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    Well I'd really hope for Ethiopia (or related civ)

    For any remaining spots Polynesians, Austrians, Israelis

    (I wouldn't mind losing the Byzantines or Sumerians)
     
  4. .Shane.

    .Shane. Take it like a voter Retired Moderator

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    Atlantis would be cool, for fun addition. :)

    More historically speaking... Sweden, Austria-Hungary...
     
  5. Phoenix1595

    Phoenix1595 Lord of the Two Lands

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    I agree with you on the SE Asian via elephant, Thedrin. I've recently converted to the Austrian camp (I remember Marie Therese in my AP Euro History classes... important yet unsung in Civ), but I would have also like to have seen the Polynesians or some non-western civ that really would have shaken the boat, so to speak. Can't have them all, I guess.
     
  6. Monado

    Monado King

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    The only civs I really wanted were a Native American tribe and the Mayans, which are both confirmed.

    I really expect that the Hittites will be included because they are the only civ that has been in 1,2, or 3 that isn't currently in Civ4. I wouldn't mind their inclusion, mainly to the fact that I bought Conquests a week before Civ4 came out, so I never got to use them. I do realize that there may be other civs more worthy of inclusion.

    I would like to see Gilgamesh for the Sumerians, and Justinian for the Byzantines basically for the same reasons as noted above. Besides that I would like to see

    - Austria (which artwork was included in Conquests, if I remember correctly)
    - A Southeast Asian civ (which it looks like we may get)
    - Either a Polynesian civ or Poland
     
  7. sneaky

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    I still would love to see the Khmer, a Polynesian civ and Ethiopia.
    The Hittites don't excite me at all.
     
  8. seasnake

    seasnake Conquistador

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    I hear you Sneaky. But I'd be shocked if the Hittites were out, since everything else was in. Still, I'd love it if the final three where Khmer, Ethiopia and Pacific Islanders.
     
  9. TheLastOne36

    TheLastOne36 Deity

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    I don't like the idea of Sumeria either.

    But my top 4 are: Austria, Poland, Ethiopia and Polynesia.

    Really the expansion should of had 12 civs.
     
  10. Thedrin

    Thedrin Deity

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    Byzantines are in.

    2 choices:

    Austrian Hapsburgs
    African civ or Polynesians
     
  11. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    I don't like the idea of Austrians- it is, after all, just a German state that never joined the Empire. I'm not to keen on using nation-states as Civs anyway- I prefer the idea of civilizations being a little more abstract, like the Greek or Celtic civs- but Austria doesn't even have it's own language. It's historical importance does lend some weight to it's inclusion, but it's particular history also seems to emphasise this nation-state situation.
    Personally, I'd prefer a civ representing a genuinely different culture, such as the East African or South-East Asian ones suggested. However, I don't think Polynesian really fits the label of "civilisation", so it's inclusion wouldn't really fit- they were a scattered, unified people of no real historical significance.. Hitties or Assyrian would also make sense. Israel may just be one near-eastern civ too many, and it's historical importance is over over-rated in the west, due to it's importance in Judaism and Christianity.
     
  12. Jewman

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  13. TheLastOne36

    TheLastOne36 Deity

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    Dude Polynesians went into little canoes and rode them from Fiji to the Americas. I call that civ worthy. And it would be the second Naval UU.

    Also they were never a unified nation but neither were the celts and the new Native Americans.

    Ethiopia and Siam are nice options and i'm still voting for Poland. (what's your hate towards Poland, i admit it Austria should be in before Poland but what's with the hate?)
     
  14. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    Historically Austria kicked some of the most butt for being such a tiny country in the 19thC, especially against France. Plus Da Arnold is from there :scan:

    I see your point though.

    I'd still vote for generic East Africa, generic SE Asia/Polynesian as those are the places most empty on the map.

     
  15. Gaius Octavius

    Gaius Octavius Deity

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    I would prefer Israel before the Hittites, and Ethiopia before Poland.
     
  16. Methos

    Methos HoF Quattromaster Super Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    The Byzantine Empire has been confirmed.
     
  17. ohcrapitsnico

    ohcrapitsnico Deity

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    I agree adding the Hittites runs together too much with the sumerians and babylonians and I wouldn't mind seeing israel. My guess is ethiopia could be the last civ.

    Although if it was all my choice, there would be way too many asian and african civs and not enough europeans...
     
  18. The Navy Seal

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    Israel could be one of them.
     
  19. epharos06

    epharos06 Chieftain

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    I know it's a long shot but I hope Canada is in:)
    A Polynesian civ would be a nice addition too
     
  20. Monado

    Monado King

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    I feel that the earliest known civilization in the history of the world deserves a spot more so than any other civ.
     

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