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PolyCast Episode 197: "Ready for the Awesomeness"

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by DanQ, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. DanQ

    DanQ Chieftain

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    Saying it is so. The one-hundred-and-ninety-seventh episode of PolyCast, "Ready for the Awesomeness", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua" and Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew with returning guest co-host Izzy "Izmir Stinger" Stinger and first-time guest co-host "adwcta". Carrying a runtime of 59m59s, the summary of topics is as follows:

    - 01m14s | News
    Much anticipation leads to the announcement of Civilization: Beyond Earth at PAX East 2014, already being seen by many as the spiritual successor to 1999's Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri; then, word that the GameSpy Multiplay service is being shut down at the end of May gets some attention -- and a suggested workaround -- from the Civ community (13m11s).
    - 24m24s | Open Mic
    Responding to feedback from Episode 196 with extended consideration to one inquiry followed by what the panelists themselves would like to see added, possibly even brought back into, Civilization and specifically CivV (35m19s).
    - 43m18s | Theatre
    One panelist's account of dealing with the loss of their civilization's capital city which had been carrying much of its science output... without rage quitting.
    - 46m28s | Forum Talk
    Implications for Civilization V gameplay are analyzed in a response to a suggestion to have one's playstyle choose their Ideology as opposed to player choice.

    - Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
    Lack of coordination and pontificating future Civ series title timelines.

    Recording live before a listening audience every other Saturday, PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy; listeners are encouraged to follow the show on Twitter, and check out the YouTube channel for caption capability. Sibling show RevCast focuses on Civilization: Revolution, ModCast on Civ modding, SCivCast on Civ social gaming and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.
     
  2. zwolf

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    Another great one guys. Thanks for the comments.

    I have a question: When I manually set up a game, I know the map type and I play around it. The AIs do that too? (for example, if it's a pangea map I don't prioritize ship techs and I don't build ships unless I really need to).
     
  3. Magma_Dragoon

    Magma_Dragoon Reploid

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    Beyond Earth also has a nod to Outpost, where you could pick which supplies and how many colonists to take with you. Great sandboxy colony survive and thrive game idea, too bad it shipped eight months before it was finished.
     
  4. DanQ

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    :king:

    I believe the answer to this question is no.

    Now there's a title with controversy. (Yes, I'm meaning Outpost not BE. :D)
     

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