PolyCast Episode 308: "Managing Expectations"


Owner, Civilized Communication
Oct 24, 2000
Ontario, Canada
Cautiously moving forward. The three hundred-and-eighth episode of PolyCast, "Managing Expectations", features regular co-hosts Stephanie "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and Jason "MegaBearsFan" Grade with returning guest "CanusAlbinus" and first-time guest Simon "The Buzzing". It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 01m47s | News
Following the most lead time between announcement and release in recent Civilization series history, the Spring 2018 patch for the game's sixth iteration has arrived with many an addition, balancing, bug fixing and more.
- 31m02s | Forum Talk
Pushing for late-game science yields from ice tiles leads to an off-shoot conversation about conceptualizing the game map as a sphere and the impact it would have on city placement and unit pathing (34m06s).
- 45m32s | Miscellaneous
Civilization VI developer is looking for an "Online Services Engineer": part of future Civ development or not?

- Intro/Outro | Assorted
Stopping before starting, pinpointing responsibility and claiming knowledge.

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.


Apr 11, 2011
The discussion about public transport was an eye opener as in no-one on the panel seemed aware how contentious this ability was before the update, let alone it has just been doubled.
You gain the gold when you place the neighbourhood as opposed to when you finish it which is quite a discussion piece.
Before R&F it was key in some top players strategies along with Big Ben. Now with additional appeal boosts this is a serious money maker because all it costs is that farm charge.

... someone also mentioned victoria still gets double trade routes... which is long gone along with everything else half decent she had.

Just trying to keep the quality high.
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