Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Kmart_Elvis, Sep 14, 2020.
With the First Look of Byzantium released, I doubt I'll ever play as Byzantium. Gaul it is.
Basil II: I'm you but greek and Christian.
I'm actually switching my vote to Byzantium, at least for now. It has a lot of cool things I personally like that I would want in a civ. They ended up surprising me and I don't know if Gaul can top them.
Kill enemy units to spread religion. A violent alternative to using apostle spam. I've been pining for a civ that has this mechanic since R+F, so I'm delighted to see it.
Cavalry that can ignore walls!
A bonus to helping found a religion.
A knight replacement that can buff nearby religious units.
Snowballing from converting Holy Cities.
A unique district that gives amenities (especially after the recent change) and Free Units!
Not pigeonholed into one Victory type.
That's not everyone's cup of tea, but I can see myself playing this civ often. It checks a lot of boxes for me.
Exactly - checks so many boxes.
If I have 2 negatives, they are:
1) the capital doesn’t stand out as much as some do
2) the flag looks a bit impotent
As I play mainly multiplayer, Gaul. Byzantium is to OP to be used in multiplayer. While Georgia looks interesting, multiplayer gamers already despise the loyalty mechanics and dramatic ages games will be a rarity.
Gauls, perhaps. Early production district that can also be used defensively sounds neat.
Rome, as always. All these great new civs just make for more interesting opponents.
The Dynamic Eras (Dramatic Ages, that is) though, I’m bouncing on my toes for!
Going for Gaul since they're somewhat new to the series (if we ignore "Celts") and I usually enjoy playing more for a culture victory.
But Byzantium is actually more interesting than I thought they would be. Combat usually bores me but the Crusading aspect is some fun flavor. Really like their music too
That's exactly my reason to start with Byzantium. I always play with the one I look forward to least first. : )
Not gonna answer this until both first looks are out but I guess whichever of the two I feel like first at the time. But obviously I'll do both as always
I’m still waiting for the Gaulish first look later today, but I think I’ll be playing as Ambiorix in a multiplayer match with friends this Saturday.
Ok...so for me, it's GAUL all the way at first... Byz is simpy not goignt o be very challenging... will get around to it, but l8r on...
As much as Byzantium fan boy I am... I'll play as Gaul first... I love building and all that mine production is going to help me so much.
( plus it gives me a chance to try out new highlander map they will be releasing. )
Have you changed your mind considering the woad paint?
Doesn't affect me when I'm playing as him. Plus I'm less eager to hear how they butchered Gaulish now that I see his design.
Now that we've actually seen both Civs, has to be Gaul for me - much more my playstyle.
I love Byzantium, but Gaul is just too weird not to play first.
Maybe I should put both Rome and Byzantium in as AI players.
I'll probably go for Georgia in the new mode first, followed by Byzantium with a standard, non-modified game. Been playing a bit with Secret Societies on and I find it a little overpowered so I'll likely not use it for a bit. But Georgia is a Civ I actually don't mind playing and I'm curious as to how the new Ages will work.
Looks like it's Gaul first for me, since Ambiorix comes before Basil.
Gaul's abilities gel well with the playstyle I like so they'll be my first pick. Tomorrow can't come soon enough!
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