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When did you start calling shields hammers?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by phungus420, Mar 2, 2009.

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When did you call production hammers

  1. What, they're hammers, What are you talking about?

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  2. When cIV came out, I upgraded my vocab

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  3. I guess it was after one of the expansions came out

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  4. Never, They are shields dangnabit!

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  1. Arms Longfellow

    Arms Longfellow Warlord

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    Ah, the original Civ had so many charming things that made no sense. Like Settlers being portrayed by covered wagons ... several thousand years before the advent of covered wagons, and before The Wheel at all for that matter.
     
  2. phungus420

    phungus420 Deity

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    It's getting votes, but no one has proudly posted their defiance of shield conversion yet.
     
  3. Antilogic

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    I keep checking back to see the first person to do so. Come on, at least 1 out of the 14 people who have voted against calling them hammers should have a pair!
     
  4. Ramesses

    Ramesses Ruler. Visionary. Pimp.

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    To be honest, I don't call the shields or hammers. I just call them production.

    "Okay, I can make Pyramids. That's 1500 production."

    I'm a freak, I know.

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  5. pianoman1242

    pianoman1242 Beast

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    I voted that I called them hammers once Civ IV came out, but after the vote, I realized that i also called them production. It just makes more sense to me to call them production since you are producing things from your city.
     
  6. Beerchugger

    Beerchugger Chieftain

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    I think around a year ago after the change finally sunk in.
     
  7. Stoney the I

    Stoney the I Prince

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    i did! :)

    now after this thread i call it 3 different things without a clear pattern. shields, production and hammers. I hope my subconsciousness (spelling?) makes a choice soon.
     
  8. Jayhawk_Colin

    Jayhawk_Colin Chieftain

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    I refuse to call them hammers, they shall forever be shields.
     
  9. Stylesrj

    Stylesrj Tabitha SEAL

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    There should be an option of "I don't call them either"
    I don't say "How many hammers will that cost" I say "How much production will that cost?" with the units being hammers. So I call it production for non-cost issues.
     
  10. Aemilius

    Aemilius Guest from Overseas

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    I usually just call them production, but when I call the something else, I call them shields.
     
  11. phungus420

    phungus420 Deity

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    :goodjob:


    I tried, but my subconsious mind was overcome, and now I'd have to force myself to call them hammers, which would just be rediculous. I figure since I subconciously use the cIV lingo, I should just accept it. Cuddos to you though for keeping up the good fight.
     
  12. Arksa

    Arksa Warlord

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    I instantly adapted when civ4 came. It makes more sense to have "hammers" instead of "shields".
     
  13. 3 EMS

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    So buttons they are.
    I usually call the symbols production, food and money anyway.
     
  14. Antilogic

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    Oh yeah? Well I call commerce "bling".

    Okay, I really don't. But I thought it was funny.
     
  15. Eddi

    Eddi Chieftain

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    i have never ever called them "shields", they were "production" for me ever since civ 1
     
  16. Dryhad

    Dryhad Prince

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    I mostly call them "production", but I use "hammers" more than I ever used "shields".

    The real question is, who draws a distinction between Commerce and Wealth and in what way do you draw it/don't draw it?
     
  17. say1988

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    I do, as soon as I understood it. There is such a distinction. I don't usually call either gold cause that is too ambiguous.
     
  18. Iranon

    Iranon Deity Whipping Boy

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    I thought of them just as 'production', at least since Master of Magic. Even before, the shields seemed a little unintuitive to me.
     

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