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What is your favorite Civilization?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Furyofposeidon, Nov 23, 2011.

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What is your favorite Civilization?

Poll closed Nov 30, 2011.
  1. United States of America

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  2. Arabia

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  3. Aztecs

    8 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. China

    5 vote(s)
    4.5%
  5. Egypt

    7 vote(s)
    6.3%
  6. England

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  7. France

    6 vote(s)
    5.4%
  8. Germany

    5 vote(s)
    4.5%
  9. Greece

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  10. India

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  11. Iroquois

    4 vote(s)
    3.6%
  12. Japan

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  13. Ottomans

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  14. Persia

    4 vote(s)
    3.6%
  15. Rome

    14 vote(s)
    12.5%
  16. Russia

    5 vote(s)
    4.5%
  17. Siam

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  18. Songhai

    7 vote(s)
    6.3%
  19. Mongolia

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  20. Other (DLC)

    28 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. qalsip1977

    qalsip1977 Wonder Lust

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    :egypt: of course!
     
  2. ezbutton

    ezbutton Warlord

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    India has one of my fav UA cause of its great flexibility with wide puppet empire or a few tall cities. But without a doubt Persia deserves credit because their UA and UB have great synergy.
     
  3. Gimasag3

    Gimasag3 Chieftain

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    It was hard choosing between Babylon, Egypt, and China, but Egypt wins because I always go for them in MP games. The wonder bonus is just too good to ignore. The UU isn't too bad, as it is very useful for harrassing other units and then retreating.
     
  4. Furyofposeidon

    Furyofposeidon Chieftain

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    The USA is great for starting! As most people can probably relate, it is a great starting civ.
     
  5. Mocarth

    Mocarth Chieftain

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    I have to say Polynesia.... like the Moai culture bonus and this is a great civ to play on an archepelago map.
     
  6. Valbuena

    Valbuena Warlord

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  7. Furyofposeidon

    Furyofposeidon Chieftain

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    I love Rome... they are great! What is nice about them is the Legionaries, they are the pinnacle of Rome's awesomeness. They can build roads and forts!

    Awwweeesssommme.
     
  8. Furyofposeidon

    Furyofposeidon Chieftain

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    Persia is awesome!
     
  9. turtlefang

    turtlefang Warlord

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    Aztecs as I like the fact that jags have a movement advantage, upgrade last through the game as the unit upgrades, and the growth advantage the building gives plus it pushes me out of my builder mode with the extra social policy points for unit kills.

    Just a fun civ to play.
     
  10. Proximus

    Proximus Chieftain

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    This.
     
  11. Furyofposeidon

    Furyofposeidon Chieftain

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    I just tried China... what a great Civ!
     
  12. strijder20

    strijder20 Wallowing in irony

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    Nice job on ordering it alphabetically, but as far as I know the U doesn't come before the A.
    And 'America' isn't a civilization.
     
  13. PhilBowles

    PhilBowles Deity

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    Difficult question. I'm still trying out different civs (including games as Korea and Babylon - and yes, I do like science victories), so can't really decide from a gameplay perspective.

    I like the Songhai simply for being in the game - I think it was a great decision to replace the media-friendly Zulus (who were, in reality, not a civilization but an ethnic group very briefly united by a single charismatic leader) with the more obscure but historically more relevant Malinese Empire. But I haven't played them yet - planning to try today. If only Timbuktu was a Wonder of the World...

    I like China a lot because the Cho-Ko-Nu is one of my favourite units, and having the Paper Maker makes them a bit more flexible in their bonuses than a pure domination Civ, but since I rarely play for domination victories I've only used them once.

    And I like France in concept, mainly because cultural victories are for me the most interesting to shoot for in Civ V. But I'm less of a fan of the fact that they get two later-game unique units, and those uninteresting, and no unique building. The Three Musketeers achievement is a fun idea though...
     
  14. PhilBowles

    PhilBowles Deity

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    Yes, I keep meaning to play Polynesia. I do like the fact that they're designed specifically to play on an archipelago map befitting their history. And the treatment of Moai is imaginative.

    Conceptually though I do have a bit of an issue with these 'dustbin' civs that agglomerate a bunch of divergent cultures within a single civilization - the Polynesians are the worst offenders with a special improvement and a special unit representing two very distinct Polynesian cultures, but the fact that Denmark gets *Norwegian* ski infantry is also annoying.
     
  15. DoomMetalGr

    DoomMetalGr Chieftain

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    Greece for me...
     
  16. Steelyglint

    Steelyglint Warlord

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    Unsurprising results much Ottomans?

    I voted Songhai.
     
  17. PhilBowles

    PhilBowles Deity

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    DLC result unsurprising too - after all, DLC covers 6 civilizations so far rather than just one.

    I voted Songhai too - just tried playing them and had fun, although we had to lag-quit early on (playing multiplayer, and the way our group plays tends to mean no conflict with anyone except barbarians, so it was either Askia or Bismarck).
     
  18. ShahJahanII

    ShahJahanII Homesick Alien

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    Me too.
    You could go Science, Bowman rush, or a mixture of both.
    Tons of options.

    I'm really shocked the Iroquois got 3 votes.
     
  19. PhilBowles

    PhilBowles Deity

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    Well, at least two (not sure 'a mixture of both' is really a separable option).
     
  20. ShahJahanII

    ShahJahanII Homesick Alien

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    Those are general strategies, I mean how you play Babylon overall can be greatly varied.
     

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