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Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Vlade Divac, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. gunter

    gunter King

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    Deeply appreciated the patch.

    I anyway do not see any mentions to the tech tree - building times relationship that often leads you to discover a new tech, build a new unit and have it finished when it is already obsolete since many turns by 1 or 2 new techs discovered by yourself.
     
  2. paganizer

    paganizer Chieftain

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    I'm not impressed.. At that rate, the huge amount of issues that exist, would indicate the game was rushed out 6 months too early.. atleast.
     
  3. paganizer

    paganizer Chieftain

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    http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=384268

    PS. That list hasn't been updated for 2 weeks ... so it should really be much bigger than it already is.
     
  4. pavel1269

    pavel1269 Chieftain

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    Oh, AI will finally built naval. ... I just can't wait. Also the red things, showing on map (sometimes) were not nice either :-D
     
  5. ohioastronomy

    ohioastronomy King

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    Given the poverty of hammer yields, I think that hammer:gold should be at least 1:1.
     
  6. kroket

    kroket Warlord

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    Sounds awesome. Personally havent encountered even half of the bugs but its nice to see they are gone anyway. Especially the puppet states production thing and the low res load... No solution for the grey landscape though ??

    Personally for balance i would add another gold for trading post at electricity and an extra hammer at dynamite for mines. Personally i feel they come off a bit weak late game... compare it to the lumbermill that does get a bonus at steampower.
     
  7. Celevin

    Celevin King

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    I must have skipped by it. Thanks for the interesting read, I agree with a lot posted. It's a lot more complete than my personal list. How many are being addressed in this patch? I couldn't find any on a glance.

    I'm not too worried. You know more than most the real reason gold production got out of hand in Civ4. With the slider gone, I'm sure it'll just be one of those "if I have nothing better to make".
     
  8. Le Roi Soleil

    Le Roi Soleil Warlord

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    This is the one kind of "bug" that is truly hard for QA departments to play test with expansive, complicated games like CIV. Balance issues and exploits are pretty much always uncovered these days by testing en masse.

    Nonsense. A good QA tester does exactly what you are describing - he plays the game in the most irrational way possible and tries to out-think the engineers and make a mockery of their code by going against the grain. You think these guys are getting paid to "win" the game?
     
  9. terrycrist3

    terrycrist3 Chieftain

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    This has been bugging me for a while now. I'm glad to see someone noticed.

    I see why they did this, but what is going to happen when you upgrade your chariots to knights?
     
  10. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    I'm not worried either. Excited is probably a better word.

    I'm talking about potentially making warmongering and conquering even more powerful than before, or being able to sell off that useless barracks after you've built the Heroic Epic, and other such things that are fundamentally different in how the game has to be played right now.

    You could sell off your workshop once your city has all the buildings it needs for its specialisation and start building only units, or delete those monuments once your city has expanded to enough plots, or delete the redundant harbor in a city that through conquest or other is linked up with your capital by railroad.

    I'm not saying any of these things are bad. Just they will make playing the game quite different. I had even thought for a while there that not being able to sell buildings was a conscious design decision (because if it wasn't, why the heck didn't they do it before and are only including it in a patch?) and that it was because of things like the national wonder requirements that the decision had been made.

    So my post was not just about the potential to make a quick buck from selling buildings, like in conquered cities, but I can see why that would be big in your mind.

    Or perhaps I have misrepresented you?
     
  11. Celevin

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    Oh crap - I thought you were talking about the change to building gold from 10% to 25%. My bad!


    About the selling of buildings, I never thought of the useless workshop/barracks selling. That's much further reaching than I was thinking. I was focusing too much on selling walls. Currently even if I'm in a big war with an obvious border city, I really don't want to build/buy those walls because I don't want to suffer a maintenance cost for the rest of the game.

    I will still hold that the national wonders should be around 80% of your empire having the building. It's really crappy to not want to build a new city until you finish your wonder. Secondly all the nationals have useful pre-requisites except the Heroic Epic. In one Civ iteration, I'd like it to be useful to have a barracks useful in more than 2-3 cities. Enough of this 1 city military producer with insane bonuses!
     
  12. r_rolo1

    r_rolo1 King of myself

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    Do you think that the lack of research overflow is intentional as well ? :D

    I always considered this as a oversight. True, undiscriminate sell might be a little off, but, given the way buildings pay maintenance, there needs to be a way of selling them ,especially when they are not from your doing ( like the ones that come with conquered cities ... the ones that eat resources are the worst :p ). it might be with a fee, it might need a hammer investement for the sell, or what ever penalty you want, but the thing has to be there :p

    Just to end, if the national wonders don't cease to function when you get a new city that does not have the prereq buildings, I don't see why nat wonder requirements would be a argument against selling buildings. Both situations are very similar in this regard and the devs chose to make the nat wonders to work even if not all the cities have the prereq building....
     
  13. Arrogant

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    By the time they will have made a solid game out of this mess (which will probably happen more than a year from now), the original manual will be completely useless. It is half-useless already.
     
  14. Willowmound

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    That's why it's an updateable pdf.
     
  15. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    A rhetorical question I hope :). Of course my answers is no, just in case.

    Because they have addressed micro aspects of the game in terms of implementing hammer overflow and also allowing fractional amounts of currencies (if I'm not mistaken, all of science, gold, culture and hammers are collected fractionally now, rather than just rounded at each city or rounded at the balance sheet), I believe it was not their intention to force micro upon us by omitting beaker overflow.

    Yes, I agree that buildings should be sell-able. That's about all I need to say I think. :)
     
  16. Mokupo

    Mokupo Chieftain

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    True. But at least, this shows that they are actually worried with the opinion of the players and are working on the improvement of the game as a whole. :goodjob:
     
  17. Red Adept

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    more to the point, "Help lower maintenance costs for puppet cities that the AI governor built that you in your right mind would NEVER build..."
     
  18. lloxdg

    lloxdg Chieftain

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    That's obviously good, but sadly there are almost no updates for multiplayer and the main ones - animation and turn-based mode.
     
  19. gunter

    gunter King

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    You are not arrogant, you are correct in this statement.
     
  20. ryandlor

    ryandlor Chieftain

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    Ditto

    Wheres the patch info to fix the gameplay issues, speed, lag etc?
     

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