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Study The Past - a series retrospective

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Here is part 1 of the series, focusing on the elements introduced in Civilization I.

I will continue to add the videos to the OP as they are released.

Part 1:
Innovations:
Tech Tree
15 Leaders
"Game Mechanics"

Part 2:
Innovations:
Isometric Map
Unit Hit Points
"Diplomacy Revolutionized" (The High Council)

Part 3:
Innovations:
Culture
Strategic Resources (with a Colony shown)
Refined Civiliopedia design
"Reactive" Borders

Part 4:
Innovations:
Full 3D visuals
Great People
Influential Religion System
Baba Yetu
 
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Surprise 2024 release after all?

Or March 2025? Maybe 3 March.
 
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I played Civ 1 to death back in the day. And of course Civ III. I’ve never played any of the others! When Civ IV came out my computer wasn’t powerful enough for it, if you can imagine that, so I kind of fell by the wayside and never got round to getting back on.
 
June - Civ 1
July - Civ 2
August - Civ 3
September - Civ 4
October - Civ 5
November - Civ 6
December - Civ 7
January - RELEASE!?

One can hope but I doubt it.

Didn't play Civ 1 or 2 myself, Civ 3 was the first game I ever played and it was simply on the PC we bought, it had Poland in it as a mod. I fell in love the moment I found out it had Hotseat.
 
June - Civ 1
July - Civ 2
August - Civ 3
September - Civ 4
October - Civ 5
November - Civ 6
December - Civ 7
January - RELEASE!?

One can hope but I doubt it.

Didn't play Civ 1 or 2 myself, Civ 3 was the first game I ever played and it was simply on the PC we bought, it had Poland in it as a mod. I fell in love the moment I found out it had Hotseat.
I was thinking rather:
June 13th - Civ 1
June 20th - Civ 2
June 27th - Civ 3
July 4th - skip
July 11th - Civ 4
July 18th - Civ 5
July 25th - Civ 6
Aug 1st - Civ 7?
Sometime in August - gameplay reveal
 
I played Civ 1 to death back in the day. And of course Civ III. I’ve never played any of the others! When Civ IV came out my computer wasn’t powerful enough for it, if you can imagine that, so I kind of fell by the wayside and never got round to getting back on.

Hi Plotinus. I have played civ I, civ II, and civ III and also never played any of the later versions. I still play civ III, and it's available via GoG and Steam these days. I would recommend the GoG version.
 
Also ~27 they show a screenshot with the background as a smartphone?

Why snow effect added to the cover art ~57?
 
An indicator of Civ 7 features?
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! That's the whole reason for these things.

Why aren't more people in this thread helping to read the tea leaves?
 
Also ~27 they show a screenshot with the background as a smartphone?

Why snow effect added to the cover art ~57?

I'm guessing they had to use an emulator on a tablet to run the old game to take screenshots and video.

I don't see snow. I see animated smoke from the dragon. I have no idea if that was original to that particular expansion pack splash screen or an effect added for this video.
 
When they zoom in on the cover art at :54, they add a hazy white cloud at the top, and for the next two seconds, you can see little snowflakes coming form it.
 
It's interesting that they mention the High Council, but not the Throne Room. An indicator of Civ 7 features?

Full metal tinfoil engaged. In civ7 we will have the high council, including elements of governors, advisors and loyalty. Several characters, whose voices were reading quotes of the announcement trailer, sittin around the table and bickering. They read tech/wonder quotes, provide advice and hard data, and may act as governors, spies and diplomats, being part of diplo and espionage rework. They also represent different interest groups of the society, and introduce an element of internal politics - you may please them or not. They may even rebel against you and lead their own civ, later acting as leaders on the diplomatic screen - this solves age old problem of "civ games can't have splinter factions because who would act as their leaders on diplo screen?". Well now you may face your angry former advisor leading New China faction, sneering at you and his civ being mix of your own and his/her area of expertise.

There are six of them, one voice for each quote from the trailer (six plus you equals seven btw).
1) "Glorious struggle" Mediterranean gal - represents nobility/military (war stuff)
2) "Study the past" East Asian gal - represents cultural elite (culture, gov, diplomacy)
3) "Architects of fate" English guy - represents artisans/workers (production)
4) "Great journey" South Asian guy - merchants/burghers (gold, trade)
5) "Endure this world's life" - idk African gal, represents farmers (agriculture)
6) "Names shall not be lost" Mayan guy - represents clergy/scientific elite (science/faith)
 
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Now, you guys are getting a head of steam. I don't want to be the only
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