Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by bite, Jan 8, 2018.
Ah, those were the times. It really takes you back, doesn't it?
I guess this meme is quite familiar for many in here. For those of us who are not that familiar with the meme, let me briefly summarize one hundred of pages in that thread that I glanced through.
The "Tamar" thread was about a screen capture from a video in an early stage of base game civ vi marketing. In the capture, there were some twenty pictures on a wall, depicting different leaders of civs in the base game, in the alphabetic order of the civs they represent. After some 10 pages of typical Civfanatics CSI, most of the leaders had been identified, but some remained unidentified. One of them was the elusive B5 (fifth face in second row), which was between Germany and Greece, with Pericles and Barbarossa as their leaders. In page 13 of this thread, two civfanatics consequently and indepently suggested that B5 might be Tamar from Georgia. Some fanatics pointed out that Georgia is not exactly between Germany and Greece alphabetically. Regardless of this, numerous other fanatics came in the same conclusion that the leader would be Tamar of Gerorgia. What made this particularly funny was that many of these fanatics made the conclusion indepently, because the Tamar suggestions came with some 2-5 thread pages of other speculation apart, and not everyone always has the time to read such long threads. After all, the thread was about 50 pages long at this point. At some point, people would start jokingly suggesting Tamar, as any trollish fanatic would. In page 68 of the thread, someone mentioned Tamar becoming a meme. In page 76 was mentioned that Tamar might be included in an expansion due to its now established mememity. In page 97 fanatics would ask about the Tamar meme everyone is talking about. At around page 100, my stamina ran out. The thread is over 200 pages long.
The elusive B5 turned out to be the second leader of Greece, Gorgo. No one realized this at least in the 100 pages I read. What was somewhat amusing was that on page 47 were speculations on B5 being alternative leader of Greece, page 51 speculated that B5 was Gorgon, a mythical creature, and on 81 fanatics would even search for Greek historical women as potential leaders. Still, the meme Tamar would retain its popularity over any other speculation on B5, whether the popularity was due to mememity or actual relevancy in history.
Zenobia of Palmyra is already getting a fair amount of air time on these forums.
I'd say she's well on her way to being our next break-out star.
Don't forget that the reason Tamar kept coming up was because wikipedia accidentally had Georgia out of place alphabetically on their list of nations.
And all Civfanatics were too trollish to go ahead and fix the order.
Lol, look man yall post faster than I can read. I dont even try on the these threads anymore
Italy have already inherited that role.
The thread was started four and half an hour ago, I have spent approximately two hours of that not on Civfanatics, meanwhile I have also remained up-to-date with several other threads.
There was a claim the other day that the forums aren't as active as in times passed. I can't agree when you consider that a thread like this was only created this morning yet is already well on the way to being 20 pages long.
Power of fans, if is tamar , the long picture quest got it!
We're averaging over a post per minute... It's been four and half an hour, that's 270 minutes, and we're past 300 posts already.
It will slow down though. Except if we speculate more on abilities. But the General Discussion thread needs posts too.
This weekend headlines:
Georgia's government outraged at its country portrayal in an American game: "we do not agree with the portrayal of our people as expansionistic. We are proud to defend or legitimate territory and do not want to be portrayed in the likes of people that have made us suffer as Rome, Perisa, Russia, Mongolia or Turkey"
There’s no question: the next meme which we need to rally behind is Godfrey of Outremer.
Let’s make getting him included OUR Crusade!!!
I'm much more excited for Georgia than Inca, Zulu, OR Ottomans! A nice fresh civ! Hopefully they are as cool as the Cree!
So Georgian people will be happy to have their civ included thank to your ...meme.
Now Devs have spend resources on it, to look like "close to the community (aka some civfanatics who made lobbying (how many exactly?)).
We'll not have Polynesia or Inuit but...Georgia that most people will never play with. Congratulations guys!
If the abilities are cool people will play it.
The actual civ name and leader name are nothing but window dressing after all.
You go wrong at the point where you think there has been any lobbying, as well as the point where you think variety is a bad thing.
Ok, if the argument is Georgia vs Polynesia/Inuit, then I’d stick with Georgia...
I am also more excited for a new civ, especially one at the Caucasus, a unique geographic and cultural intersection of the world
Having said that, I only say that because I assume Inca and Ottomans are locks in this expansion, the next or a special DLC pack. Them, coupled with Portugal, the Maya and a West African civ, and I will be happy with even the most Shoshone (obscure) of civs. If we don't get these aforementioned 5, I would be bummed out
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