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PolyCast Episode 234: "Embargo Lifted"

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  1. DanQ

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    Timing is everything. The two-hundred-and-thirty-fourth episode of PolyCast, "Embargo Lifted", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" with returning guest co-host Tom "dojoboy" Herring. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

    The summary of topics is as follows:

    - 02m52s | News
    A first, second and third official video for Civilization Beyond Earth: Rising Tide surface alongside three first-hand previews.
    - 38m38s | Open Mic
    Responding to an inquiry from "OneCrazyCanadia" asking for "good ideas" for scenarios in CivBE.
    - 40m55s | Forum Talk
    A suggestion for expanding Civilization diplomacy to include a counterbalance to the denunciation mechanic gains traction, followed by a claim that a Civilization VI has not been delayed by the CivBE expansion Rising Tide (45m59s; recorded for Episode 231).
    - 50m45s | Miscellaneous
    Where the Civilization IV theme ranks on a countdown of "Top 10 Video Game Menu Themes" (recorded for Episode 230), where the Civ series in general finds itself on a comparable list of "Top 10 Video Games With Steep Learning Curves" (51m00s; recorded for Episode 231) and civs that become one's first target upon discovery (54m33s; recorded for Episode 231).

    - Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
    Record setting and adapting to expectations.

    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.
     
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    Enjoyed the time spent. Thanks for having me.

    I can't wait for bedtime!!! :smoke:
     
  3. DanQ

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    You are welcome -- thank you for your return guest appearance.

    :lol:
     
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    "Claim that" is a wrong link.
     
  5. DanQ

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    Sort of -- more specifically, it was a missing link and in turn went nowhere! :o This has been corrected. I appreciate the note.

    How was the episode itself?
     
  6. DefiantMars

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    My discovery of this podcast is rather recent, so I've been listening to a number of them. I had a lot of fun listening to this one, however. It felt like the topics flowed together fairly well. I left a comment on the YouTube video but I'll relay here again.

     
  7. DanQ

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    :), welcome new listener. Now, one could interpret your second sentence above as having fun listening to the episodes is an exception... :mischief:

    :D

    I would say that BE's pre-RT diplomatic system is a fraction of CivV's, though much of the latter tends to be luxury resource selling/bartering. It's not yet clear if what is to be introduced to BE with RT goes as far as the Praise system proposal and to what extent trait choices have on diplomatic interaction. That said there are undoubted parallels, and perhaps the Praise system can have some sort of impact on what CivBERT brings forward diplomacy-wise.
     
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    The better way to word it would be: I enjoyed this episode more than I did many of the others.

    Yes, I was amused by the parallels. BERT's system is still a mystery, especially with regards to its effectiveness. I did use the word "iteration" at the end of my previous comment. The system of BERT almost certainly won't go as far as what was discussed, but I think its a good stepping stone headed in the direction of a more dynamic diplomatic atmosphere.

    In any case, I'm very excited for the Rising Tide.
     
  9. DanQ

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    The above, as well as our other discussion in this thread, was covered for Episode 235 of PolyCast to be published this Saturday.
     

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