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What wonders you would like to see in a third expansion?

Discussion in 'Civ - Ideas & Suggestions' started by Xandinho, Jul 5, 2013.

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What wonders you would like to see in a third expansion?

  1. Belém Tower - Portugal

    17 vote(s)
    13.5%
  2. Burj Al Arab - United Arab Emirates

    14 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. Burj Khalifa - United Arab Emirates

    40 vote(s)
    31.7%
  4. Empire State Building - USA

    55 vote(s)
    43.7%
  5. Great Mosque of Samarra - Iraq

    21 vote(s)
    16.7%
  6. Gyeongbokgung - South Korea

    17 vote(s)
    13.5%
  7. Hassan Tower - Morocco

    9 vote(s)
    7.1%
  8. Hawa Mahal - India

    7 vote(s)
    5.6%
  9. Hollywood - USA

    42 vote(s)
    33.3%
  10. Leshan Giant Buddha - China

    30 vote(s)
    23.8%
  11. Mount Rushmore - USA

    46 vote(s)
    36.5%
  12. Nazca Line - Peru

    40 vote(s)
    31.7%
  13. Nordic Museum - Sweden

    13 vote(s)
    10.3%
  14. Palace of Versailles – France

    62 vote(s)
    49.2%
  15. Royal Liver Building - England

    7 vote(s)
    5.6%
  16. Sankoré Madrasah - Mali

    18 vote(s)
    14.3%
  17. Shwedagon Paya - Myanmar

    29 vote(s)
    23.0%
  18. Sphinx - Egypt

    51 vote(s)
    40.5%
  19. St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican

    49 vote(s)
    38.9%
  20. Temple of Solomon - Israel

    42 vote(s)
    33.3%
  21. Pyramid of the Sun - Mexico

    37 vote(s)
    29.4%
  22. The Buddhas of Bamiyan - Afghanistan

    22 vote(s)
    17.5%
  23. Three Gorges Dam - China

    53 vote(s)
    42.1%
  24. Westminster Abbey - England

    24 vote(s)
    19.0%
  25. Others

    39 vote(s)
    31.0%
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  1. Xandinho

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  2. phos_hilaron

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    I think the only way to include a "deeply religious wonder" like temple of solomon - you'd have to include the other "major religions" central houses of worship.
     
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    And two American wonders that are highly underrated:

    National Mall - Washington D.C. (A "mall" of quite literally the best museums the Earth has to offer (Smithsonian Institute), sandwiched in between the Washington Monument and Capitol Hill)

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    Red Rocks Amphitheater - Colorado (The world's premier part natural, part man-made amphitheater overlooking the city of Denver)

     
  5. ehecatzin

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    I'd love to see the Huey Teocalli (Templo Mayor), its odd how the Aztecs have been in every civ game, but dont get a wonder in game.

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  6. Xandinho

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    I agree
    I always wanted to see a Aztec wonder on the game,
    my favorite is the Pyramid of the Sun, but the Templo Maior would also be very good
     
  7. Xandinho

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    ...My goodness, the Red Rocks Amphitheater is super-cool :o

    I suppose people don't want a bunch of wonders all from America, but then, there are admittedly a lot of cool things, representative or firm. Hollywood was pretty much the center of world culture for just about a century, three eras of the game, and remains a huge economic force now. Mount Rushmore is an emblem of pioneering and industriousness. The Empire State Building can have a motto like "The capitol of the capital of the world" and get away with it. :p

    Of the ones available in the poll, I'd go for the Burj Khalifa, Mount Rushmore, the Giant Buddha, and the Pyramid of the Sun are the most appealing to me.
     
  9. phos_hilaron

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    The "major religions" in Civ 5 are:

    Buddhism
    Christianity
    Confucianism
    Hinduism
    Islam
    Judaism
    Shinto
    Sikhism
    Taoism
    Tengriism
    Zoroastrianism

    Each with an appropriate "wonder" might be:

    Buddhism: Dhamek Stupa (link)
    Christianity: St. Peter's Basilica (already suggested)
    Confucianism: Temple of Confucius (link)
    Hinduism: Akshardham (link)
    Islam: Dome of the Rock (link) or Masjid al-Haram (link)
    Judaism: Temple of Solomon (already suggested)

    I'll fill in the rest when I have some more time, and I might post a picture or two.
     
  10. JFD

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    Christianity has been split now, so you'd need a Wonder for each. But regardless, pinning a Wonder to each religion is probably a bad idea. Some people might ask the question: Why does Christianity get St. Peter's Basilica? St. Peter's Basilica doesn't represent Christianity. You could just use the Wonders used in Civ IV, though.
     
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    The St. Peter's Basilica represents the largest part of Christianity,already that Catholicism is the largest branch of Christianity, so I believe it is the best choice. But also it would be very good to have a wonder to represent the world protestant and orthodox
     
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    ^ Right on. :goodjob: I think you'd have a hard time finding a "wonder" for Orthodoxy. You could however, have a host of great works.

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    Why would it be a "bad idea" to other wonders representing the other faiths in CiV? Wouldn't it be more equitable?
     
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    The point is that it would be like Firaxis saying Catholicism is the correct denomination because they are chosing a Wonder of a specific denomination to represent a whole religion, which would upset some people. I would like to see St. Peter's Basilica in, but not if it comes at a cost to Firaxis or the people who play the game.

    As I said, the bad idea would be the unintended implication that one denomination was representative of the whole religion. If they weren't concerned with that, they wouldn't have used the neutral Church of the Nativity in Civ IV.

    For Orthodoxy, St. Basil's Cathedral would be a sufficient wonder. Give the Kremlin a proper icon.
     
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    Well, technically the Church of Holy Wisdom, Hagia Sophia, is an orthodox wonder. Though the game tends to treat it more as an engineering wonder than a religious one.
     
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    I'm surprised at the lack of votes for the Burj Khalifa. It's the tallest building in the world right now.

    Otherwise I want Versailles, Sphinx, St. Peter's, and Mount Rushmore.

    Nazca lines would be better as a Natural Wonder IMO, if that makes sense.
     
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    The Trowulan Ruin looks very similar to the Cham towers in central Vietnam. I know Cham and Indonesian are both Austronesian, but it didn't think their architectures were so resembling each other.
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    For a scientific wonder, I also propose the Temple of Literature

    It was a national university that operated uninterrupted for over 8 centuries until the French overran Hanoi and deemed that oriental teaching method was not to be accepted within the realm of the French empire.
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    Selimiye Mosque
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    You call this wonder? :rolleyes:
     

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