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Unofficial Civ IV Expansion Announced:

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by 50_dollar_bag, Aug 27, 2007.

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  1. UnspokenRequest

    UnspokenRequest Prince

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    No Quebec law only. However, I'm not even sure it has passed yet. I just heard about it on the news a few weeks ago.

    I don't think it will change anything for the rest of Canada. Except that maybe it will be easier for Francophones living outside Quebec (there are plenty of them btw. a bit less than 2 millions I think) to get a game in their own language.

    For Quebec, the English version will still be available. As Anglophones living in Quebec will surely want the English version, I am sure they won't have any trouble finding it. It's just that for the Quebec territory the game developpers will now have to offer a French version as an alternative to the English version.

    This is hardly something new for many non-anglophone countries. France has games in french and I'm sure it's the same for most countries.

    Just so you know: French canadians represents about 1/3 of the population of Canada. And it used to be 1/2 not so long ago. That these people can get goods and services in their language is not a luxury.
     
  2. UnspokenRequest

    UnspokenRequest Prince

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    It has been a very long while since I found a blonde joke funny. For me, once a joke is unoriginal it ceases to be funny.

    I'm not offended, just fed up. Jokes about a particular group of people are funny at first. After 4 years, they are just unoriginal lip-service to a certain idea of France that is full of prejudices.
    And compared to blonde jokes, I don't like the ignorance that French jokes contribute to spread.
     
  3. FuRRie

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    You're just saying blonde jokes are fine cause i'm not blonde, french jokes are bad cause i speak fench ...
     
  4. KMadCandy

    KMadCandy giggling permanoob

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    you don't say silly goose? well i'll be! the one i had to make myself stop saying and type is "a hoot and a hollar". people apparently just don't say that and i get funny looks. okay, more funny looks than usual. you can guess i'm quite used to funny looks, i get a kick out of 'em ;)

    oh i like that! how about "Goodish People" that have a positive and a negative, like the one you posted. and "Decent People" who can start a "Boring Age", only effect of that would be no barbs can enter your borders. only ever takes one to start a Boring Age. if you have the great wall, well, then it's realllllllly boring for you, neener neener! oh, call it a Boring Stretch-of-time so we can shorten it to BS. GishPs and DPs can only be popped from huts, but huts keep respawning on those low levels. but (maybe as an option you can turn off) sometimes they can spawn barbs with tech way higher than any civ has? might be exciting!
     
  5. Kark

    Kark Mad berserker

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    Don't waste time discussing what's funny and what's not. Some of us are trying to develop an Unofficial Civ IV Expansion.

    Civ: The Masochist Empire

    Leader: Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.
    Traits: Submissive, Paraphiliac.
    Unique unit: Flagellant.
    Unique building: ?

    Unit: Flagellant

    Unique for The Masochist Empire.
    Prereq: Whipping.
    Strength: -2 :strength:
    Special abilities: Only selfinflicted damage.
     
  6. frob2900

    frob2900 Deity

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    The barbs wouldn't have it. Which means barb spearmen will appear later ;)
     
  7. 50_dollar_bag

    50_dollar_bag Imitation Louis Vuitton

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    Firstly, to all those who took it seriously :p . Maybe my sense of humour is a bit too dry for some people especially for those who have English as a second language.

    Secondly, UnspokenRequest, I meant no disrespect to French people (to be honest I actually thought I'd taken it out :blush: as I didn't want to get an Infraction) I have no problem with them at all, I only put it in because I saw on the Discovery Channel that Neaderthals used to live in Modern day France until the nasty humans came along.

    Thirdly I was only trying to make light of some of the many arguments I see on the forums regarding Beyond the Sword. Sure it's not perfect at the moment but surely the new patch will fix it :scan: They must be almost half way there thanks to Solver's patch.

    Anyway, some good ideas so far. I like the one about unescorted settlers and the automatic Barbarian spawn, that ones going in.
    The opposable thumbs idea was pretty good too but it's beyond the scope of the expansion.
    Conan... hmmm maybe the starting warrior can be automatically named Conan.
    CivFanatic wonder. Close to an idea about a wonder I had, Civilization Franchise, +1 :) in every city but each tile has generates less :commerce: :hammers: :food: might be more of a corporation though.
    I've also been thinking about a wonder in the Civ 3 vein, kind of like the Cure for Cancer but I'd call it the "Cure for 'one more turn'". Obviously has a good synergy with the Civ Franchise.

    I'm also trying to find a way to get Chuck Norris in the game...
     
  8. Peng Qi

    Peng Qi Emperor

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    THAT IS SO BROKEN OMG. How can you possibly kill one of those with a Discoverer of Fire?
     
  9. UnspokenRequest

    UnspokenRequest Prince

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    I'm sure you have no problem with French most people making these jokes don't (a few do though). I've seen so many of them on so many boards. Your joke just happened to be straw that broke the camel's back.
    Sorry for making it an issue. I really like your kind of humour by the way :goodjob:
     
  10. Duuk

    Duuk Doom-Sayer Supporter

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    WHy thank you!
     
  11. Kark

    Kark Mad berserker

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    By using the UU of The Sadist Empire.
     
  12. Kark

    Kark Mad berserker

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    Good work.

    But I think even the League of Corinth comes to late for an early Diplomatic Victory, so I think you should seriously consider including the Great Camp Fire Diplo Vic in your expansion.

    And of course The Masochist Empire. But I have some work to do on the traits.
     
  13. Dennis_Moore

    Dennis_Moore Unholy Roman

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    True, even though Neanderthal (Neander valley) is located in Germany, the largest concentration of Neanderthal fossils can be found in France, as can be seen on this map.






    Hmm, on this map it looks like the British Neanderthals lived under the ice, well that gives a whole new meaning to the expression "stiff upper lip".

    (FYI, I know the lines marks the maximum extent of the glaciers)
     
  14. Kark

    Kark Mad berserker

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    The map looks impressive. Why not include The Neanderthal Empire in the new expansion?
     
  15. Spearthrower

    Spearthrower Thrower of spears

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    I've got some interesting papers here claiming that Neanderthals survived up to around 1000 years ago in northern europe, that the Sphinx is meant to represent the cross-breeding between Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal and that Europeans are a branch of humanity that bred with Neanderthals...

    But a lot of people still dont understand that Neanderthals aren't the lumbering, intellectually challenged sub-species that they've been portrayed as.... actually, in many cases their brain size was as much as 25% bigger than modern humans (not that it indicates direct intelligence, but it certainly wasn't redundant matter either) and that they had highly symbolic and structured societies.
     
  16. Evil Twin

    Evil Twin Demented Sociopath

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    The thing about Neanderthals is.. we wiped them out.
    And we wiped them out so long ago that it's never going to be politically correct to include them in civ (unlike say the "Native American" Empire).
     
  17. Spearthrower

    Spearthrower Thrower of spears

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    We may not have wiped them out at all.... it seems more and more likely that we bred them out.
     
  18. Dennis_Moore

    Dennis_Moore Unholy Roman

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    Yes, but could they throw spears?;)
     
  19. Evil Twin

    Evil Twin Demented Sociopath

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    I mean as a culture. Regardless of when they were bred out as a species, they were assimilated long before that.
     
  20. Kark

    Kark Mad berserker

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    Let's include them in Civ 4 and wipe them out once more, as we wipes out everybody else.

    But I've trouble with the starting techs. Should they possibly be the only civ without Fire?
     
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