PolyCast 2014 Christmas Special: "O Advance All Ye Playful"

DanQ

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Eventful and celebrant. The 2014 PolyCast Christmas Special, "O Advance All Ye Playful", is now available for netcasting. Join regular panelists Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" as they give their take on questions and comments received from members of the show's audience and otherwise in this hour-long plus (77m50s) production.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 02m11s | Forum Post #1
From "Star of Hope", how to get festive in Civilization V and Civilization: Beyond Earth through a Christmas Eve patch.
- 04m31s | Email #1
From "Carl5872", what does the future hold for the Civ series: more for CivV or onto a the sixth Civ?
- 07m14s | Forum Post #2A
From "stormtrooper412", making a life and death decision on a specific civilization for a specific Victory Condition in Civilization V.
- 10m18s | Forum Post #3
From "Bezurn", taking a position on CivBE's trade route as compared to CivV and prioritizing of internal or external routes.
- 18m08s | Forum Post #4
From "Svetkavitsa", what to correct in Civilization: Beyond Earth and how to go about doing so.
- 22m43s | Forum Post #2B
From "stormtrooper412", deciding on when to move up in difficulty level in the Civ series.
- 25m11s | Email #2
From "OneCrazyCanadian" the likes, dislikes and changes sought for Civilization IV as well as CivV and CivBE.
- 35m52s | Video #1
Finding a Civilization title on a "Top 10 PC Games of the 1990s" list leading to how, and why, it and others came to be ranked.
- 43m24s | Video #2
Comparatively, a Civ title makes it into the companion "Top 10 PC Games of the 2000s" list resulting in more discussion on the how and why of the ranking.
- 48m26s | Tweets #1, 2
Across not one but two tweets, "Mister L" proposes a change in the Civ combat system to shake up gameplay.
- 52m56s | Forum Post #5
From "MattZed", a query on the panelists' favourite Civilization games to play and why.
- 56m46s | Video #3
Taking in the place of Sid Meier on a "Top 10 Iconic Video Game Creators" list and his apparent contemporaries with more questions than answers.
- 64m46s | Forum Post #6
From "whyidie", taking an operative word of one panelist to create a list of their own to summarize "The Year in Civ".

- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Levitation explanation, naughty collusion, theory versus practice and facepalm surprise.

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy; its final episode of this, its eighth season, is number 217 set to be released in one week's time. Sibling show RevCast focuses on Civilization: Revolution, ModCast on Civ modding, SCivCast on Civ social gaming and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.
 

Bezurn

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Thanks for the episode. Who supplied the Christmas music? It sounds country... Canadian Country Christmas music? :crazyeye:

I feel honored to have had my username butchered by the host of the show. Thanks for trying to answer my loaded question as well! Beruin? It's spelled b e z u r n and I pronounce it (beh zurn). The R and N combined do tend to look like M on a quick read though so no worries.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I look forward to more content in 2015!
 

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Thanks for the episode.
:)

Who supplied the Christmas music? It sounds country... Canadian Country Christmas music? :crazyeye:
I selected the Christmas music. Some of it was country, but not Canadian specifically. I don't listen to country music myself usually, but I came across some nice selections to include. I also wanted to add a greater variety to the music represented across PolyCast's Christmas special collection.

I feel honored to have had my username butchered by the host of the show. [..] Beruin? It's spelled b e z u r n and I pronounce it (beh zurn). The R and N combined do tend to look like M on a quick read though so no worries.
Pardon the error: I mispronounced it based on a copy mistake in my notes which included having no "z" in your username at all! D'oh.

I appreciate the kindness of your good humour. :D

Thanks for trying to answer my loaded question as well!
You are welcome, and thank you for supplying it. I hope we addressed it satisfactorily.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I look forward to more content in 2015!
:xmas:

How long have you been listening to the show? Did you find it first here on CFC or..? (I'll also use this as an opportunity to reference the show's annual listener feedback survey.)
 

Bezurn

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I found the polycast series when I was getting heavily involved with Civ 4 during it's release back in what 2008?? I think I first heard of it on the pod-casts on the CFC forums, as that is my main Civ hangout.

Do they have Canadian Country Music? I'm just an ignorant 'murican, so pardon my french. Is Country Canadian stereotypically in a specific region of Canada? Do they refer to Country in Canada as coming from the westerners, or the northerners? In the states "Country" has the connotation of being southern borne and prevalent.
 

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I found the polycast series when I was getting heavily involved with Civ 4 during it's release back in what 2008?? I think I first heard of it on the pod-casts on the CFC forums, as that is my main Civ hangout.
Ah, Season 2 (2008)... you are indeed a long-time listener then! I like to take the opportunity to 'pick the brain' of such people as you've had considerable experience as part of the show's audience, over the time it has been in production. What would you say have been the most significant changes to it during this time?

Do they have Canadian Country Music?
In the sense of country music written, performed, produced et. al. by Canadians, yes.

Is Country Canadian stereotypically in a specific region of Canada? Do they refer to Country in Canada as coming from the westerners, or the northerners? In the states "Country" has the connotation of being southern borne and prevalent.
In Canada "country" is typically another term used to describe a rural setting, in comparison to an urban counterpart or on its own.
 
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