1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

PolyCast Episode 118: "Everything Comes From Somewhere"

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by DanQ, May 21, 2011.

  1. DanQ

    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    4,797
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    As truthful as it can be. The one-hundred-and-eighteenth episode of PolyCast, "Everything Comes From Somewhere", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and Lisa "qnl" Bang with first-time guest co-host Jonah Falcon; it has a runtime of 59m59s.

    The summary of topics is as follows:

    - 01m39s | News
    First preview and fact sheet for CivWorld surfaces which leads to much discussion.
    - 20m00s | Senate
    Returning to top Unique Units for Civilization V to consider the Renaissance, Industrial and Modern Eras -- again sans those found in paid-for Downloadable Content (DLC) -- with reference to ranking them across all eras.
    - 34m20s | Open Mic
    Responding to not one, but two, listener emails: first, on a missing element towards informed diplomacy in CivV, and second how to increase difficulty within a difficulty level in it or immediate predecessor Civilization IV, last discussed pre-Beyond the Sword expansion.

    - Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
    Caffeine vs. microphone, Hotseat support coming to CivV, and good days vs. bad days.

    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.
     
  2. SureYouCan

    SureYouCan Warlord

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Messages:
    109
    DanQ, how long is the delay between the website upload of an episode and the itunes podcast upload?
     
  3. DanQ

    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    4,797
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Hi again SYC.

    Unfortunately, as near as I have been able to ascertain iTunes only updates once every 24 hours. Not only do I not know when that is, or even if it's more or less the same time of a given day, but I also have no way to 'force' an update. (Historically this is not true... I was able to do so until last fall). Subscribing to the show's RSS feed is something that I can and do control, and I update it within the half-hour of a new episode being posted to the show's website.
     
  4. bryanw1995

    bryanw1995 Emperor

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,459
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    uh oh, looks like I should actually finish episode 117 now...
     
  5. DanQ

    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    4,797
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    :D -- hello again.

    You could swap back and forth between the two, or any combination of episodes for that matter. Your placement, your decision... except when it comes to episodes that haven't been recorded yet. Those can't be added for whatever reason. ;)

    Hope you're still enjoying the show.
     
  6. MadDjinn

    MadDjinn Deity

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Messages:
    4,554
    soo...

    at what point does someone mention the random placement of the 'h'?
     
  7. DanQ

    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    4,797
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    :eek: -- I hadn't noticed that.

    Corrected.
     
  8. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    6,527
    Location:
    Dancing in the Dark
    Listening :king:
     
  9. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    6,527
    Location:
    Dancing in the Dark
    Spahi [ˈspä-ˌhē], by the way. Nice episode.
     
  10. DanQ

    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    4,797
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    :)
    Heh, none of us were that close :lol:.

    On behalf of my myself and fellow panelists, thanks. :cool:
     
  11. MadDjinn

    MadDjinn Deity

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Messages:
    4,554
    just got around to listening to the list...

    Dan: :spank: You missed again...

    Russian Cossack replaces a unit that gets -50% vs. other mounted units! It doesn't matter what the bonuses are, a stupid Knight can beat it up. Never mind that annoying pikeman that's still hanging around.

    The Janissary is the top Renaissance unit. Upgrades are extremely important and full heal on kill = win.
     
  12. vexing

    vexing knows

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,668
    not a knight with any prior damage. with +50% and -50% it somehow manages to end up stronger than a knight. anyway, yeah, janissary is most powerful unit in game.
     
  13. DanQ

    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    4,797
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    It sounds like you would reverse the ordering of the Janissary and the Cossack on the list, MD -- a minor difference overall. We'll agree to disagree. :p

    Hope you enjoyed the show, and to you as well vexing.
     
  14. MadDjinn

    MadDjinn Deity

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Messages:
    4,554
    It would depend on the opponents for the position of the Cossack. Not to mention that I'd still like to see the -50% vs. mounted done away with in general.

    If opponent is Siam, Germans, Spain, Persia, Songhai, Ottomans, etc = Never build Cossacks.
    All else: building artillery anyways ;)

    I think you rated the Siphai too high... the SoTL is better than lipstick on a pig ;) But not much, since it's lipstick on a goat. :crazyeye:

    The Renaissance units aren't all that special, except for the Janissary and the Minutemen. Those two have decent promotions that upgrade but have poor base unit locations.

    Musketmen rank pretty low for me since nothing upgrades. (Marathon setting excluded)
     

Share This Page