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What luxury did u have today?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by GKShaman, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. seancolorado

    seancolorado Deity

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    During my Phoenician Heritage mountain hike I saw a small fox. But that's about it
     
  2. Talcove

    Talcove Slayer of Spies

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    It smelled a bit off in the living room, so I lit some INCENSE, but the First Conference of Trevor embargo'd INCENSE so I didn't get any happiness from the (bad) smell.

    When I woke up I put on shirts made of SILK and COTTON that had been coloured with DYES.

    I had some WINE with my lunch earlier, and it went nice with the TRUFFLES and SUGAR in my tea.

    Other people saw me and were all like, "Man, I wish I could have that guy's culture!" and they started switching over to my table!
     
  3. Byzantine Bomb

    Byzantine Bomb Warlord

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    No luxury yet but I did finish a Great Work of Literature for school :)
     
  4. Morningcalm

    Morningcalm Keeper of Records

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    Why is coffee not a luxury good in Civ? It makes no sense. I believe the fall patch should include it. Though I guess it might complicate Austria's Unique Building (Coffee House).
     
  5. Bandersnatching

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    I don't think it necessarily needs to be the hunting of whales. Nowadays it's much more common as an entertainment/luxury, at least in my part of the world, to go whale watching.
    You know what's nice? Being able to go into the wilderness and enjoy many of the luxuries of my civilization. Spices, Salt, Truffles (or just good mushrooms), to name a few. Coffee, Tea and Chocolate really should be luxuries too.
    Luxuries are really so common in my culture today, all you have to do is look around and think about how many of the normal things we consume and enjoy come from around the world to bring us happiness.
     
  6. Jatta Pake

    Jatta Pake Warlord

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    I went to Sea World before so ... yeah ... Whales.

    New map luxes I'd like to see:
    Tobacco
    Coffee
    Chocolate
    Olives
    Mint
    Mango (mangoes are consumed worldwide by a factor of three to one over bananas and ten to one over apples according to some sources)
    Tomato
    Tea

    New CS or civ luxes I'd like to see:
    Bricks
    Stained Glass
    Grand Pianos
    Watches
     
  7. Brutha2

    Brutha2 Chieftain

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    Being in Bergen, Norway, atm, I could go down to the fish market and get both whale and fur (they have deer hide there for some reason).
     
  8. Nyanko

    Nyanko Prince

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    I saw some whales; does that count?
     
  9. GKShaman

    GKShaman Prince

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    Wow totally forgot sea world and yes seeing whales count as long as u felt happy.

    Now we just need pearls and marble!
     
  10. rodrigoq

    rodrigoq Warlord

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    My counter tops are marble, and I caught and ate 3 dungeness crabs while fishing.. I also saw 2 Orca whales and a humpback pod while heading to my fishing spot, and I has a fur hat I wear in the winter. Pearls? wtf, my wife doesn't even like them. But there is the "other" type of pearl necklace.....
     
  11. VainoValkea

    VainoValkea Emperor

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    I have no idea. Also, tobacco and tea leaves should be in.

    I've only used porcelain this morning, of Civ V luxuries. And wearing dye and cotton. And posting on this forum using copper wire.
     
  12. Polisurgist

    Polisurgist King

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    I live in DC, which has done its best to exploit the wonder-building bonus you get from access to Marble.
     
  13. quantum42

    quantum42 Linux User

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    I think it's ironic that this game considers salt and sugar luxury items. They are both essential for life.
     
  14. Morningcalm

    Morningcalm Keeper of Records

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    Salt, yeah. But salt mines had value. Same with sugar plantations, which generated lots of money in the Conquest of the New World era. Which is why they are in the game as luxuries.

    But again, that begs the question as to why coffee is not in the game (and why Indonesian clover, pepper and other spices are not included in the luxury "Spices," as they are distinct luxuries).
     
  15. Pythakoreas

    Pythakoreas Chef Tain

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    Oil is apparently a strategic resource. Fill your gas tank and it's so strategic eh?
     
  16. mrwho

    mrwho Prince

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    Both were considered luxuries in the past. Romans were sometimes even paid in salt, it was that rare and valuable.
     
  17. Pythakoreas

    Pythakoreas Chef Tain

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    Salt in Korean is "Little Gold".
     

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