Making waves. The one-hundred-and-twenty-fifth episode of PolyCast, "The Ripple Effect", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua" and Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew with returning guest co-host Kelly "KMadCandy" and first-time guest co-host Paul "vexing" Grimes; it has a runtime of 59m59s. The summary of topics is as follows: - 01m50s | Forum Talk Responding to a statement made by the President of 2K Studios in an interview that strategy games are "not contemporary"; preferring a number of aspects of Civilization IV or V; rolling back to an earlier version of CivV following a patch release, and research efforts teach a computer to play FreeCiv yields considerably encouraging results. - 40m04s | Research Lab Fleshing out a concept to have technologies spread gradually throughout a civilization once discovered. - 53m36s | Miscellaneous Whether playing a civilization with a "butt ugly" colour is bothersome or not. - Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous Civilization: World launched into public beta testing, and words of wisdom. 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, ModCast on Civ modding and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.