PolyCast Episode 116: "Not a Paraphrase"

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Not this time. The one-hundred-and-sixteenth episode of PolyCast, "Not a Paraphrase", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua" and Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and Lisa "qnl" Bang; it has a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:
- 01m10s | News
Dissecting the list of the latest upcoming patch for Civilization V.
- 14m57s | Open Mic
Responding to not one, but two, emails 'on-air': one from a "Patrick M." requesting tips to guide a new Civilization IV player, and another from "Creatureboy11" about a thread he started on Cottaging vs. Farming flood plains titles in the game.
- 36m17s | Forum Talk
Teaching CivIV to a friend, and one's favourite Downloadable Content (DLC) civilizations for CivV.

- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Some unwanted allusions.

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy; sibling show RevCast focuses on Civilization: Revolution and ModCast focuses on Civ modding.
 

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Not this time. The one-hundred-and-sixteenth episode of PolyCast, "Not a Paraphrase", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua" and Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and Lisa "qnl" Bang; it has a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:
- 01m10s | News
Dissecting the list of the latest upcoming patch for Civilization V.
- 14m57s | Open Mic
Responding to not one, but two, emails 'on-air': one from a "Patrick M." requesting tips to guide a new Civilization IV player, and another from "Creatureboy11" about a thread he started on Cottaging vs. Farming flood plains titles in the game.
- 36m17s | Forum Talk
Teaching CivIV to a friend, and one's favourite Downloadable Content (DLC) civilizations for CivV.

- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Some unwanted allusions.

- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Instances that you hate in CivV, and using words one wouldn't expect on the show.

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy; sibling show RevCast focuses on Civilization: Revolution and ModCast focuses on Civ modding.

I've been listening to these for a good 6 months now and just thought I'd post and say that you guys do a terrific job. Also, nice work with the audio - i graduated from Vancouver Film School a few back with a post-production degree and it's nice hearing quality audio on these podcasts, (except for Lisa's last time). :)
 

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I've been listening to these for a good 6 months now and just thought I'd post and say that you guys do a terrific job.
Much obliged for this feedback :cool:; hope you've been finding some of our older episodes of interest to you as well.

Also, nice work with the audio - i graduated from Vancouver Film School a few back with a post-production degree and it's nice hearing quality audio on these podcasts, (except for Lisa's last time). :)
Particularly given your audio training, expertise and no doubt experience to go with it, thank you most kindly. :king:
 

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Just listened to this, great ep, lots of good disscussion and lol moments', Very entertaining, keep up the great work!
 

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Good episode. It gave lots of motivation not to end up on qnl's bad side. That made me laugh... laugh with you! with you, of course! ;)
 

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That Cottage vs Farm poll is missing the Workshop option. WS+Chem+Guilds+Leeve+Caste system = 5 H with 2 food. I used to always farm but now I do tend to do Cottages and depending on situations I will use farms and WS.

I will be adding Orally to my list I told you about as well Dan. I should email you the list soon, though that will be a hard top ten to post huh?

I like seeing TMIT express some fanboy for his favorite Civ, nice to see he can be like the rest of us.

I disagree that Fin is overrated, course it would be nice when someone uses that term if they can quantify it more. Is it a crap Trait, a trait that is average? etc.
 

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Good episode.
:)

It gave lots of motivation not to end up on qnl's bad side. That made me laugh... laugh with you! with you, of course! ;)
:D

Just listened to this, great ep, lots of good disscussion and lol moments', Very entertaining, keep up the great work!
Thank you kindly. :cool:

That Cottage vs Farm poll is missing the Workshop option. WS+Chem+Guilds+Leeve+Caste system = 5 H with 2 food. I used to always farm but now I do tend to do Cottages and depending on situations I will use farms and WS.
We noted in the episode how it was missing that improvement option. I believe the focus is on initial improvement selection, generally speaking (sans a sufficient Advanced Start that would bring other improvement options into play from the outset).

I will be adding Orally to my list I told you about as well Dan. I should email you the list soon, though that will be a hard top ten to post huh?
*cough*

I, myself, will not be publishing any such list.

Well, anyone who doesn't find the next clip amusing is safe.
Oh my...
 

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Hi there , I am new to this forum and really impressed with this show , sound quality,and simply an improved one , I like it so much .Thanks for the post.

Hi Bret.

If you are into CIV 4 you should also check out ModCast. The podcasts for ModCast dates back a little while, and is not continued as far as I know. But ModCast is in my oppinion better produced and more informative than PolyCast.

http://civcomm.weplayciv.com/polycast/modcast/
 

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Good show
Thanks. :)

Hi there , I am new to this forum and really impressed with this show , sound quality,and simply an improved one , I like it so much .Thanks for the post.
You're welcome as well, and thanks for the note. :king:

Hi Bret.

If you are into CIV 4 you should also check out ModCast. The podcasts for ModCast dates back a little while, and is not continued as far as I know.
The intent is for ModCast to continue, but particulars are still in flux.

But ModCast is in my oppinion better produced and more informative than PolyCast.

http://civcomm.weplayciv.com/polycast/modcast/
I'm curious as to why you feel ModCast is both better produced and informative than PolyCast. Certainly it's more informative on Civ modding. :D
 

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Two points:
1) Lisa's audio is MUCH better in this episode. So much so, it actually makes want to listen when she's talking. Before I couldn't really hear the mumbling.

Lisa, keep it up, I was especially surprised when she started talking up about the thread about teaching.

2) I'd like to make a point for having MadDjinn on as a regular host. He's well-spoken - smart and most importantly to me, he balances out phil and actually plays and comments on Civ V more than Phil as far as I can see.

I used to love Phil's commentary on this podcast and his "let's plays" on youtube, but he seems to have let his hate for the Civ V UI get in the way of the progress of the franchise and the purpose for the show - helping people out at civ - whatever the latest iteration might be. MadDjinn puts together well thought-out let's plays often and seems to be able to hold his own against Phil's sometimes overwhelming dialog on the show.

In short, keep up the good work Dan; it keeps getting better!
 

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Two points:
1) Lisa's audio is MUCH better in this episode. So much so, it actually makes want to listen when she's talking. Before I couldn't really hear the mumbling.
I doubt you'll get a disagreement from anyone that the quality of Lisa's audio was markedly improved on this episode. :)

2) I'd like to make a point for having MadDjinn on as a regular host.
Recommendation noted. Scheduling dependent, I'm certain that MadDjinn will return as a guest co-host again this current season. If and when there is a vacancy on the regular panel, it is past guests who are considered to fill it.

In short, keep up the good work Dan; it keeps getting better!
:king:; thank you kindly.
 
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