Unoffical Civ VI poll. Vote for your 3 civs you would most like to see. Part III : Middle-East

Discussion in 'Civ - Ideas & Suggestions' started by Liufeng, Apr 2, 2018.

?

[Please read the description before voting] Which 3 civlizations would you like to see in game ?

  1. Akkad

    7 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. Assyria

    43 vote(s)
    38.7%
  3. Babylon

    68 vote(s)
    61.3%
  4. Cyprus

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  5. Elam

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  6. the Hittites

    30 vote(s)
    27.0%
  7. Iran

    6 vote(s)
    5.4%
  8. Israel

    33 vote(s)
    29.7%
  9. the Latin States

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  10. One Latin state in particular

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Mitanni

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  12. Nabateans

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  13. Palmyra

    11 vote(s)
    9.9%
  14. Phoenicia

    37 vote(s)
    33.3%
  15. One phoenician CS in particular

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Turkey (or the Seljuqs, of the Ottomans)

    62 vote(s)
    55.9%
  17. Yemen

    13 vote(s)
    11.7%
  18. Other

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Zaarin

    Zaarin Diplomatic Attaché to Londo Mollari

    Joined:
    May 14, 2016
    Messages:
    9,459
    Location:
    Babylon 5
    Akkad over Babylon? Especially when Akkad was essentially Sumerian-influenced proto-Babylon? :huh: I mean, sure, they have Sargon...but Babylon has a pretty good hoard of great rulers like Hammurabi, Nebuchadnezzar, Nabopolassar, etc.
     
  2. Lord Lakely

    Lord Lakely Idea Fountain

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,931
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Belgium
    I'm always in favour of something different we haven't seen before :) Maybe it'll inspire Firaxis to include them in Civ 7 ^__^
     
  3. Zaarin

    Zaarin Diplomatic Attaché to Londo Mollari

    Joined:
    May 14, 2016
    Messages:
    9,459
    Location:
    Babylon 5
    Akkad isn't really different, though--they spoke Akkadian, their culture was essentially Sumerian with Semitic gods, and politically they were basically, as I said, proto-Babylon. They don't really bring anything we haven't seen before politically, culturally, or linguistically. In their own time, they were overshadowed by their more sophisticated Sumerian neighbors (who they imitated), and in the long term they were overshadowed by the brilliancy of their Babylonian and Assyrian successors. For something new from ancient Mesopotamia, the Amorites, Elamites, or even Mitanni would be far more distinctive. The Amorite language is poorly attested, but Elamite is well attested and the Mitanni leader could speak Hurrian. (And we totally need Ugarit, Byblos, Ebla, Tyre, and/or Sidon as city-states. Any of Ugarit, Byblos, or Ebla would be reasonable replacements for the Babylon city-state when Babylon is eventually added as a civ.)
     
    TahamiTsunami and Guandao like this.
  4. Vahnstad

    Vahnstad King

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2014
    Messages:
    913
    Location:
    Low countries
    Ottomans
    Babylon
    Assyria

    Oman and Hittites would be nice too.
     
  5. TahamiTsunami

    TahamiTsunami Prince

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2017
    Messages:
    458
    Gender:
    Male
    Its about time I voted on this.

    Babylon - Pretty obvious. I think all the civs from the first game should keep returning for all the future games and Babylon should definitely not be an exception to that.
    Ottomans - Another no-brainer. Like Babylon its pretty obvious that they will get in the game sooner or later, but the importance of getting these 2 in can't be stressed enough.
    Yemen - They sound like an interesting civ and would almost certainly have a nice theme attached. It also helps that it would give the Arabian peninsula a little more love and they have at least 2 great options for female leaders.

    Honorable mentions: Basically the rest of the lineup. Many of them have great leader options and I wouldn't mind seeing the Middle East getting almost as full as Europe. Plus, the more ancient era civs we have the better.

    I also have plenty of family members that prefer saying Persian over Iranian since they definitely aren't fans of the current government there.
     
    Zaarin likes this.
  6. Zatsukino

    Zatsukino Chieftain

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2016
    Messages:
    32
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Heaven
    I voted for Israel, Palmyra and Yemen, and by Yemen I meant the non-islamic one, especially the arabian kingdom of Sheba lead by Balkis
     
  7. Guandao

    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Messages:
    5,658
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    New York City
    So Babylon, Turkey/Ottomans, Assyria, seem to be the most popular choices here. All have been in Civ before. After that it's Israel and the Hittites. Israel will likely not happen until the Palestine issue is resolved, so maybe the Hittites have a chance. Firaxis will need to do more research on them though.
     
  8. Jkchart

    Jkchart Emperor

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2016
    Messages:
    1,207
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Texas
    Oman has always been a dream of mine. They were a huge colonial power in the Indian Ocean, and they would be a great change from only having European colonial empires.
     
    Uberfrog and TahamiTsunami like this.
  9. Republic of San Montuoso

    Republic of San Montuoso King

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2017
    Messages:
    773
    Gender:
    Male
    Israel, because I'd love to see a jewish nation, focused on faith of course but also religion and loyalty. Could be fun to play.
    Babylon: how someone could not love Babylon? Land of myths, mysteries, with his huge libraries? With a focus on science, great works on writing, and defense, it would be a neat complement of Sumer.
    Phoenicia : I have a fetish about gold. Lot of gold. I loved Venice because I can amass outrageous amount of gold. Gold. Give me gold. And Phoenicia could give me some gold. GIVE ME GOOOOOLD !!!!
     

Share This Page