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Polynesia? Seriously!?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by jtb1127, Mar 1, 2011.

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  1. Zyxpsilon

    Zyxpsilon Running Spider

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    From which they managed to deduct that the Earth is round (Centuries before Mediterranean Empires sneaked out a mere 250 nautical miles into the Atlantic) while positioning Venus and Polaris as evaluation for distances. Crab Nebula & Andromeda included, btw. The astronomical data (and correspondence with) transmitted to the Mayas is simply mind-boggling.

    Not only that, the "Fleets" were designed (and relayed) to provide weeks of supply at HighSeas.

    Modern Borneo and the Philippines have ethnic traces matched only by Australian Aboriginals... and that's not talking about Japan Kanji or their specific architectural designs.
    Sails, who needs Sails -- it's not the Wind, it's the exact Location listed on precision maps that would put Mercator to shame for lack of accurate details.

    Yep, Catamaran and rafts.
     
  2. Teperi Blaze

    Teperi Blaze Warlord

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    Tnx Zyx!

    Can you explain the raft part?

    I can in my crowded head, but I never thought of the rafts as an expansion towards catamarans.

    I can look at Wiki, but that is showing I didn't know.
     
  3. TM Moot

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    Me, I'm happy to see Polynesia added, why not?

    I think nearly ALL the Civ's have some ambiguity or generalisation about them (and for every version of Civ). I'm certainly not going to go over them again here!

    I love the variety and differing flavours of all the civs, with their UU's, UB's, UA's etc.., so the greater the choice the happier I am!

    I hope that some old favourites are brought back at some stage (Zulu, Viking) and some brand new ones are introduced as well (Mayan? Magyar? Picts? Briton?).

    Personally, I reckon the devs are saving some of the biggies for the first XP.
     
  4. awesome

    awesome Meme Lord

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    mayans aren't really brand new
     
  5. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    Well, Danes would be a reference to the Empire of the North, so it would be Cnut, Harald Hardrada, etc. I still prefer the Norse. From an American history, where one of my high school courses taught English Literature, which invariably mentioned the Danelaw and its effect on the English language, the Danes are the Scandinavian people, when explicitly named, that stand out.

    The Norse work the best for the overall Civilization name. To the French, for example, they were all Norsemen or Northmen (Normandy is named after the "Norse", not any one particular group). The Vikings were a significant subset, but it would be inappropriate to name them after their subset.
     
  6. SpearMan153

    SpearMan153 Prince

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    actually that same kind of sometimes not so friendly rivalry happens between states here in Australia - QLD vs NSW State of Origin :)

    (btw its a football game)
     
  7. Pouakai

    Pouakai It belongs in a museum. Moderator

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    I know what State of Origin is, it is on the news here to (For some reason)
     
  8. Thor Macklin

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    Really, who here was hoping that polynesia was some sort of early april fools day
    joke? After reading this I was half expecting another post saying: HA HA JUST
    KIDDING. But this is just odd, and 5 bucks for this? Who would buy this? Not
    only is the game still broken but instead of making a civ that EVERYONE is
    clamoring for. (Poland, Vikings, Celts. Hey even canada would've been better!)
    They made this oddball empire, one that not only did not cover all of polynesia,
    but was also of little cultural influence up until the modern times! Not to demean
    Polynesians themselves, but this is WAY to early, they belong with some other
    group of people. Perhaps a Polynesians/Celts/Mongolic People pack? I'd pay
    five bucks for that. But really people? Five dollars for a civilization which barely
    has enough cities, or fame, to be known to an average 10th grader?
     
  9. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    First off, everyone is NOT clamoring for Poland. I've been clamoring for Polynesia (actually Celts, Carthage, Polynesia, Norsemen in that order).
     
  10. Pouakai

    Pouakai It belongs in a museum. Moderator

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    Funny, I thought the average fourth grader had heard of the Easter Island heads, or a Luau, or seen fire dancing. Hrm. Anyway, as previously mentioned, not only have several people across CFC and 2K forums been asking for Polynesia or similar (Maori) for ages, more so than have been asking for some of the other civs you've mentioned, but because they haven't influenced your region of the Earth doesn't mean they wern't influencial. Clearly you haven't seen an All Blacks rugby game, or been to Hawaii.
     
  11. Zyxpsilon

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    There's a polarized situation when two threads are started on the very same subject. I already preferred the NEW-DLC... where actual facts are clearly discussed in a --seriously-- better way, AFAIC.
    So, why bother splitting my energy.
    Good bye. Nothing to add here.
     
  12. brianshapiro

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    Change the topic title to "Polynesia? SRSLY?"
     
  13. Thor Macklin

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    Most I've met have not. Kinda sad really.

    And perhaps my sentence structure was off, but mostly everyone has asked
    for EITHER Canada, Poland, Vikings, or the celts, with VERY few exceptions. Not to
    say Polynesia should be excluded entirely, I merely believe they aren't worth
    5 bucks alone, with the celts, yes, alone, no.

    And no, I haven't been to hawaii, don't plan too. And no, I haven't even heard of
    All Blacks Rugby and don't really plan on finding out.
     
  14. awesome

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    has anybody outside of poland or canada actually requested either one of those, except for when they wanted a punching bag?
    and i'm pretty sure every kid has seen at least a hawaiian vacation episode of a tv show
     
  15. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    I was expecting the Byzantine Empire :)
     
  16. tnick777

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    Don't hate on it until you play it homie.
     
  17. builer680

    builer680 eats too much Taco Bell

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    I don't think it's the gameplay or traits of the Civ he's annoyed with. You could make a Civ called The Poopinese, from the country Poopiopia, on the legendary undiscovered continent of Pooparctica, and give it cool traits and probably make it fun. I think he's annoyed at the choice of Polynesia, given what he may consider better options.

    I personally don't care either way, but I can understand his side as well.
     
  18. Jaroth

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    Seriously.


    And it's awesome.
     
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    Yes, that would have been great. But it's capital would have been the medieval equivalent of Istanbul, which is already the Ottoman capital...
     
  20. esemjay

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    Istanbul was Constantinople
    Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
    Been a long time gone, Constantinople
    Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night

    Every gal in Constantinople
    Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople
    So if you've a date in Constantinople
    She'll be waiting in Istanbul

    Even old New York was once New Amsterdam
    Why they changed it I can't say
    People just liked it better that way

    So take me back to Constantinople
    No, you can't go back to Constantinople
    Been a long time gone, Constantinople
    Why did Constantinople get the works?
    That's nobody's business but the Turks
     
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