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What kind of Civ player are you?

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by IvoryPavane, Feb 12, 2019 at 5:18 AM.

  1. IvoryPavane

    IvoryPavane Chieftain

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    Morning all!

    In anticipation of Gathering Storm, I thought I’d share something I made up for my friends for Rise and Fall launch, and I’ve updated now!

    Just a few different types of Civ players and do you think any of them seem like they could be you? (Just a bit of fun!)

    I’m definitely “The Plague”, I want all the cities and all the continents haha :)

    Feel free to suggest any I’ve missed!

    The Dominator
    Some wo/men just want to watch the world burn
    Plays Civ for: World Domination
    Likely to play: Gilgamesh "Putting the heart in War Cart"

    The Builder
    Excelsior! If I put the Government Plaza here, all my adjacency bonuses will come true!
    Plays Civ for: Empire building, "Sim Civvy"
    Likely to play: Japan "Bougie restoration"

    The CookieCutta
    What's the point of playing if I don't win?
    Plays Civ for: Winning, at any cost
    Likely to play: Korea "I'm surrounded by mountains boi, untouchable, Hwacha gonna do? Seowon I did there?"

    The Hipster
    I played Georgia, BEFORE she got her Diplo buffs
    Plays Civ for: Winning with a Civ percieved to have a handicap
    Likely to play: Georgia "Yeah, she got a few buffs but she's still pretty Tshike"

    The Plague
    "What's the land over there?" "It's snow and snow hills, there are no yields your grace" "Do I see turtles there?" "Yes...bu" "Let's go!"
    Plays Civ for: A wide, sprawling empire spanning all contintents
    Likely to play: Phonecia (to the tune of "White Flag") "You will go down with this ship, so put your hands up and accept my settler"

    The Stout
    Just give me a terrace farm and Pingala, and leave me be
    Plays Civ for: Building a few, select, elite powerful cities
    Likely to play: Inca "Chilling in my populous metropolis with my main dude Pac-Man"

    The Buff
    Yes Geoff, we get it. The history of the Stepwell is fascinating but please pop off Civlopeida for a second and take your GODDAMN TURN.
    Plays Civ for: Roleplaying Civs
    Likely to play: All of them, but especially loves True Earth with a European Civ

    The personality
    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas kwheen Cleo, slay those Civs with your sickening plagues hunty
    Plays Civ for: The leaders unique personalities, animations and flavour
    Likely to play: Cleopatra "Come through Mama IteRu"
     
  2. Victoria

    Victoria Regina Supporter

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    The Mechanic
    Really? Why would you spend 300 production getting something that gives you 6 per turn?
    Plays civs for: Understanding their value
    Likely to play: Bad civs as they are the challenge for understanding how to make the most of what you have.
     
  3. Kibikus

    Kibikus Chieftain

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    I guess I'm a blend of The Builder, The Stout and The CookieCutta.

    I like to grow and develop my cities, I like the puzzle of planning all my improvements and districts, I don't like having a bunch of pop 7 cities all over the place, I don't like having unimproved tiles. At the same time, I always play to win at least at a decent pace, but not to a min-maxing extent. I also like to utilize my civ's abilities as much as possible.
     
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  4. Stilgar08

    Stilgar08 Chieftain

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    All of the above. :D Really.
     
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  5. Arent11

    Arent11 Chieftain

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    Hybrid

    Just build a library, quickly develop swordsmen & grab the nearby town
    Plays Civ for: Loves science, libraries & universities, likes cheap and quickly produced armies. Expands when advantageous, builds when advantageous.
    Likely to play: Gilgamesh, ziggurats + warcarts, Scythia, cheap horsemen, Rome, culture + legions
     
  6. Naeshar

    Naeshar Chieftain

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    I may be de Hipster in your ranking, perhaps a Builder as well. I like the "weaker" civs and building sand castles on my playground.
    You should consider making this thread a poll.
     
  7. blackcatatonic

    blackcatatonic Queen of Meme

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    I'm a mix between the Builder, Plague and Personality. I build loads of cities but I like them to all be decent cities, unless I am trying to grab a resource or Natural Wonder. I'm a sandboxy sort of player; don't play to win at all and have a ton of games I quit because I just got bored of them (for me the first 100 turns are the best bit). Oh, and I build too many Wonders. Maybe The Wonder Spammer needs to be added?

    I don't mostly play as anyone as I tend to play each Civ once or twice at most. I like variety. Civs I have enjoyed most are Rome, China, France, Khmer, Norway (weirdly!), Cree, Scotland. From GS I am most looking forward to Eleanor and Phoenicia.

    I have literally never, not once, played as Japan though!
     
  8. Disgustipated

    Disgustipated Warlord

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    Pretty much for me, though I'm not so much The Stout. That seems to imply tall play. But I do like to get size 20+ cities. As for The Dominator, only certain games do I go domination. I mostly do limited early warfare or none at all.
     
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  9. IvoryPavane

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    Absolutely, Wonder Spammer is defo one :)

    I’ve deliberately avoided a poll so everyone can add their own too. That’s the best bit!

    How about..

    The Wonder
    #onemorewonder
    Plays Civ for: owning all the wonders of the world in glorious looking cities

    Likely to play: China “Build a Great Wall, make China great again”
     
  10. Karmah

    Karmah Chieftain Supporter

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    I'm a policy card addict. I'd play immortal instead of deity just to get enough breathing room to snatch forbidden palace , big ben , throw in the castle and potato palace for good measure. Just about everytime.
     
  11. Ivan Hunger

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    The Wordbearer
    Get a load of this heretic.
    Plays Civ for: Spreading the one true faith.
    Likely to play: Arabia "Ayyubid on getting a religion, but I had the Last Prophet motive."
     
  12. KayAU

    KayAU Chieftain

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    I guess I lean mostly towards The Builder, although I really like the idea of The Stout. Unfortunately, having a few, powerful cities isn't so much a thing in Civ 6.
     
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  13. ExemplarVoss

    ExemplarVoss Chieftain

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    Stout builder with a touch of (early game) Dom, and doubt that the others even exist.
     
  14. Zdarg

    Zdarg Chieftain

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    Achievement greedy
    Plays for
    : that's said.Though, I was of this type even before they invented achievements.
    Likely to play: each and every civ in more or less random order.
     
  15. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    Probably a cross between Builder and Roleplayer.
     
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  16. Ziad

    Ziad Warlord

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    Builder/Roleplayer
     
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  17. Canadian Bluebeer

    Canadian Bluebeer Chieftain

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    You vill become part of my empire.

    or, "All your base are belong to us" (me)
    :p
     
  18. Cerilis

    Cerilis Not Warlord

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    Builder/Roleplayer and a bit of plague
     
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  19. tedhebert

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    The MicroManager

    Ah, one more building… one more district… one more unit move… one more city to check

    Play Civ for: Exploring every aspect of the game, never letting the game automate anything, making micro decision every turn in every city

    Likely to play: Any Civ really… but on huge maps, not very dom or religious vicroty oriented, as that becomes too tedious even for us, and lots of cities

    Likely NOT to play: Multiplayer, as each turn is played so slowly we'd become public enemy number 1
     
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  20. pgm123

    pgm123 Warlord

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    Builder/Hipster/Buff.

    Except I don't pick a European civ. I try to play an Asian or African civ with modded-in alternative leaders.

    If I had to pick one, it's the builder. I'm all about laying out pins for every one of my districts.
     
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