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[NFP] Portugal is the last NFP Civilization confirmed. Also... Zombies??!!

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Duke William of Normandy, Mar 9, 2021.

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  1. Duke William of Normandy

    Duke William of Normandy King of England & Unofficial Welcoming Committee

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    Firaxis has accidentally released the Steam Achievements for the March Pack, revealing Joao III will lead Portugal, as well as some hints about the new Mode. It apparently has something to do with zombies...

    https://imgur.com/a/acubiUU

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    Anyway, what are your thoughts on this?
     
  2. Hellenism Salesman

    Hellenism Salesman Warlord

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    Haha realism people are NOT gonna be happy if that Zombie thing isn't about Red death... heh... heh... :shifty:
     
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    Duke William of Normandy King of England & Unofficial Welcoming Committee

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    At least it's not mandatory...
     
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    Portugal definitely one of the more requested civs, so should be fun to see what they give them. Zombies? Meh, probably another mode I'll never use.

    Portugal being in here to me hints at it being less likely we see future civs after this pack, since there's almost no series staples left that haven't made it in, so harder for them to choose a true headliner civ for the next pack/pass. But still definitely feels like some open spots on the map especially for native NA and some parts of Asia and Africa, so if they liked what NFP did, they could easily still do a "mini-next-NFP", with 3-4 civs and another 3-4 game modes or so in theory.
     
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    True, but some people are upset that the Secret Societies even treaded into fantasy. Nothing wrong with them, but those folks are the ones I'm talking about
     
  6. Eagle Pursuit

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    The male leader is a bit of a shock. But Portugal is not unexpected. It sounds designed towards trade and luxury resources.
     
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    Duke William of Normandy King of England & Unofficial Welcoming Committee

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    The Iroquois is the one staple still not yet in the game. I think.

    Indeed. Firaxis is subverting expectations better than Rise of Skywalker did.
     
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    If last game mode is zombie mode, I'm gonna ... :vomit:
     
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    True :C
     
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    I think there's a bucket in one of the other forums...
     
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    They've been in the game twice so not exactly a staple. I think this is a firm signal that NFP is the end of Civ6, as I suspected it would be.
     
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    The Iroquois were in two non-consecutive iterations. I wouldn't consider them a series regular until they appear one more time.
     
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    Duke William of Normandy King of England & Unofficial Welcoming Committee

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    I knew something was wrong... Shoot.
     
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    Hey, it may just be something tied to a new Health mechanic.

    But they chose to include zombies...
     
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    Somewhat disappointed as @kaspergm is, but not too upset. Just wish that they could keep the zombies out of it. Hey, modders, think you can do that for us??!! Please and Thank You!!
     
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    I mean Portugal has only been three times so idk if you could also say "Staple" civ like Babylon or Egypt (same logic applies to Iroquois, of course but you get my point)
     
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    True. I think it's more of a popular Civ than a staple Civ, as you said.
     
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    Aye, but Portugal's three appearances have been consecutive and apply to the most recent three iterations. It's a lot less sketchy than appearing in just two of the three odd-numbered iterations.
     
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    Bored and disappointed would be my general feelings. Looks like a trade focused civ, which is fine, but there isn't a lot good economic gameplay in Civ6 so even if there are some interesting abilities I can't say I'm necessarily looking forward to playing as Portugal.

    As for zombies, I am personally exhausted by the mere concept so any kind of mode with zombies is an instant never play for me. If the final game mode does involve zombie then the modes will be an interesting failure to me. I really only like Societies but have grown bored with it recently. The lack integration into the core gameplay combined with the AI's complete inability to properlyfunction with the modes on really holds them back.

    As for more Civ6, I'm generally of the opinion that the NFP is probably the last "major" add-on. I could see individual civ DLC that were available with the game base, a wonder/city-pack or a something along those lines coming out but, either way, I really hope Firaxis is clear about what's next in April and doesn't leave the fanbase in the dark.
     
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    Good arguments on both sides... Maybe I should consider being neutral here...
     
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