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[NFP] [Poll] What Civ Are You Playing First in the Sept. Update?

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Kmart_Elvis, Sep 14, 2020.

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Which civ are you playing first?

  1. Byzantium

    29.1%
  2. Gaul

    56.1%
  3. Georgia (with new Ages mode)

    8.1%
  4. Other (please specify)

    6.8%
  1. Zaarin

    Zaarin Chief Medical Officer, DS9

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    With the First Look of Byzantium released, I doubt I'll ever play as Byzantium. Gaul it is.
     
  2. Kupe Navigator

    Kupe Navigator King

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    Basil II: I'm you but greek and Christian.
     
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  3. Kmart_Elvis

    Kmart_Elvis King

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    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.
     
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  4. agonistes

    agonistes wants his subs under ice!

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    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
     
  5. Swissy

    Swissy Warlord

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    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.
     
  6. criZp

    criZp Emperor

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    Gauls, perhaps. Early production district that can also be used defensively sounds neat.
     
  7. Jaybe

    Jaybe civus fanaticus Supporter

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    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! :dance:
     
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  8. DeutschDachs

    DeutschDachs Emperor

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    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
     
  9. Vandlys

    Vandlys Prince

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    That's exactly my reason to start with Byzantium. I always play with the one I look forward to least first. : )
     
  10. Onii-chan

    Onii-chan King

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    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
     
  11. Uberfrog

    Uberfrog Deity

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    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.
     
  12. tedhebert

    tedhebert Emperor

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    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...
     
  13. Kupe Navigator

    Kupe Navigator King

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    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. )
     
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  14. Alexander's Hetaroi

    Alexander's Hetaroi Deity

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    Have you changed your mind considering the woad paint?
     
  15. Zaarin

    Zaarin Chief Medical Officer, DS9

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    Doesn't affect me when I'm playing as him. :p Plus I'm less eager to hear how they butchered Gaulish now that I see his design. :p
     
  16. blackcatatonic

    blackcatatonic Queen of Meme

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    Now that we've actually seen both Civs, has to be Gaul for me - much more my playstyle.
     
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  17. AriochIV

    AriochIV Colonial Ninja

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    I love Byzantium, but Gaul is just too weird not to play first. :D

    Maybe I should put both Rome and Byzantium in as AI players. :D
     
  18. Loerwyn

    Loerwyn Warlord

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    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.
     
  19. shaglio

    shaglio The Prince of Dorkness

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    Looks like it's Gaul first for me, since Ambiorix comes before Basil.
     
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  20. Txomin

    Txomin Warlord

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    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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