Discussion in 'Civ - Ideas & Suggestions' started by Guandao, Sep 28, 2017.
How about La Digue in the Seychelles and its beaches?
I've removed Matterhorn and Mount Roraima from the list, since those are definitely confirmed by the Livestreams to be added in Rise and Fall.
We spotted another new NW in the livestream, apparently Richat Structure. Which isn't on my list. It's name is not confirmed though.
Excellent lists there! There is a lot of fertile ground for Firaxis there, so to speak.
I'd like to put in a word for Lake Baikal that you have in your list. I've been campaigning for its inclusion for years.
I'd like to see it in Civ VI and to raise awareness of this amazing lake. It needs to be preserved for future generations.
Great information on it here:
Lake Baikal Information and Facts
Lake Baikal is nothing short than a natural wonder. It is the deepest, oldest and largest freshwater lake by volume, containing one fifth of the world’s fresh water.
The 25-million old lake has a maximum depth of 1,642 meters and is a living museum, boasting approximately 1,700 animal and plant species, out of which two thirds are endemic. It is one of the clearest lakes in the world, the biggest lake in Asia and 7th biggest lake in the world by surface area. Its 23,615 cubic kilometers of fresh water surpasses the volume of all American Great Lakes combined.
The "Galápagos of Russia"
The lake is also called the "Galápagos of Russia", due to its uniqueness, which is also attested to by the fact that more than 80% of its animal species are endemic (only live here). The Baikal seal (or the nerpa) is the only true freshwater seal, and one of only three populations of freshwater seals. The other two populations are comprised of subspecies of the ringed seal.
Among the many plant species, one must note the marsh thistle, which is at the eastern limit of its geographic range at Lake Baikal. The lake’s climatic asymmetry also led to a great variety of plants in its basin: pine forests dominate the eastern part, deciduous forests the northern part, and coniferous forests and mountain steppes the western part. The forests surrounding the lake host 10 endangered plant species.
A World Treasure
Undoubtedly, Lake Baikal is one of the world’s greatest treasures, and it should be treated as such. The surrounding landscape with its mountains, tundra, boreal forests, steppes, islands is exceptionally beautiful. The unique wildlife is an unimaginable asset, along with the 1,200 historical, cultural and archaeological monuments in the region. However, the threats surrounding Lake Baikal are real, and its unique properties could be lost. Various steps are currently taken in order to make sure that the area remains protected.
How about Lagazuoi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagazuoi
It can provide extra charges for military engineers as well.
Okay so the 7 New Natural Wonders are:
1. Mount Roraima
2. Delicate Arch
3. Ubsunur Hollow (closest one I have to that is the Uvs Lake, which is located within the Hollow)
5. Eye of the Sahara
6. Lake Retba
7. Zhangye Danxia
Delicate Arch, Uvs Lake, Zhangye, and Lake Retba were already on the wishlist, so I'll remove those.
Nobody guessed the Eye of the Sahara!
The fact that it's not a World Heritage Site, or under consideration for WHS status, allowed it to escape my list.
How about Ailsa Craig?
IT's a very beautiful island.
It's also the main source of the specific type of granite used to manufacture curling stones.
The bonus for Ailsa Craig would involve having cultural borders over Ailsa Craig and it generates tourism, culture (and perhaps faith, since it was the hiding spot for Catholics during the Scottish Reformation), and the ability to construct curling rinks in tundra and snow terrain (they would have the same bonuses as golf courses (but more than one curling rink can be built per city), but can only be built on flat snow and flat tundra tiles and requires researching Professional Sports).
You can even place a national park over Ailsa Craig and continue plopping curling rinks as well!
Sometimes, I call Ailsa Craig "Curling Stone Island."
Alright. Here are some unique natural wonders for that Canada DLC that is totally 100% coming no question:
Quote: "The monstrous giant; pierced through by an immense eye, now green, now gray, now blue or violet, according to the moods of the sea" - Claude Aubry
Description: A one-tile passable natural wonder located on a coastal tile adjacent to a single land tile. Provides +2 Faith on the adjacent land tile and +2 Food on all adjacent water tiles.
Quote: "God hath set His rainbow on thy forehead: and the cloud mantled around thy feet. And He doth give thy voice of thunder power to speak of Him eternally" - Lydia Sigourney
Description: A one-tile passable natural wonder located on a land tile bifurcating a river. Provides +2 Production, +2 Culture, +1 Food, and +2 Amenities on the wonder tile. Breathtaking (5) Appeal, and +2 Appeal on all adjacent tiles. Provides fresh water.
How about Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica and the Sleeping Giant in Ontario?
How about Kluane National Park?
I see you have a lot of lakes from around the world, but no loughs. This is unacceptable
I suggest Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland, the largest lake in the British Isles. And also Lough Ness, since everyone's heard of it thanks to the monster
South Beach (Florida)
Outer Banks (North Carolina)
North Shore (Oahu)
Putting a seaside resort on one of the beach natural wonders should great huge amounts of tourism.
How about the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Thailand near the Burmese and Laotian borders? It's now famous for having a youth football (soccer) team trapped in there.
It's not terribly famous besides having said football team trapped in there, but I added it to the list for fun.
The cave was definitely not famous outside of Thailand until the incident happened. Now, spelunkers around the world would want to visit it.
The tourism board in Chiang Rai province would want to promote the cave to bring much needed funds.
Since Sahara el Beyda has been officially confirmed as a Natural Wonder in the Gathering Storm expansion, I have removed White Desert from the African wish list. Congrats!
Kelimutu Three Colored Lake
Blue Fire Crater
Yubatake Hot Water Field or Jigokudani:
- Located in Ethiopia/Eritrea, at a point where three tectonic plates are diverging.
- Visually spectacular due to being covered in boiling acid lakes as well as sulfur and salt deposits (it is worth doing a google image search - it really is this colour).
- Probably one the hottest, driest inhabited places on earth.
- The area is so geologically active that large fissures can appear pretty much overnight. These fissures can often leak toxic gas which can kill anyone who gets too close.
- Geologists, unsurprisingly, have a lot of interest in the area. For example, they can measure the rate at which fissures grow and therefore determine how quickly the tectonic plates are separating.
- Biologists also study the extremophiles which live in the area.
- Despite the ridiculously harsh conditions, the local Afar people have traditionally mined the area for salt. Salt blocks were even used as currency at one point.
- 4 tile passable wonder
- Found in desert
- Bonus Gold + Science
- Deals heavy damage to any unit which ends a turn there, unless that unit is within its own borders.
I've removed Pamukkale from the wishlist, since they have been confirmed in yesterday's livestream. Congrats!
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