Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by vcutag, Jul 8, 2013.
Right on! So that makes two of us.
France, with all the new civs in play so I can meet them all at once. I'm already familiar with the old France, so playing them will let me see how their new UA/UI plays, and it'll help me test drive the new cultural victory.
Large continents plus map, me Shoshone with 11 other civs. New ones plus France, Austria and one random.
I voted Shoshone, but there's a 49%-ish chance of me picking Assyria instead. I guess I'll know tomorrow!
I won't be waiting until tomorrow.
11pm, here and I'm off work all week.
My boss is highly amused that I took Tuesday and Wednesday off this week instead of taking off the 5th like most people did. "My holiday starts at midnight on 7/9."
Can't take a day off classes. Not fair man.
I'll be doing a report on the book Brave New World.
I'm going with Brazil first. Going to play a game on a lower difficulty first to get to know the new trade route system, see how the World Congress works, and the news tourism/culture dynamic. Brazil is probably the best for such a thing, so they'll be my "training wheel" civilization, so to speak.
A toss up between Morocco, Portugal and France. I don't want to go into the deep end immediately by picking something like Venice or Brazil, but these seem suited to try out the new features comfortably.
DEFINITELY Portugal, with Venice followed by possible Morocco after.
Portugal are so underestimated! They have a massive economy and happiness buff in the expansion, which IMHO makes them the best Civ in the EP.
Portugal for sure. There might be others I end up liking more (like Venice or Assyria) but I've been waiting for Portugal since Vanilla first came out and they seem like the best introduction to the new systems, to me. Also like they'll be crazy-powerful.
Venice, with the other 8 civs plus Arabia and France, so total 11 civs on large, small continents map with low sea for lots of coasts and fat hinterlands.
I'm also excited for Poland after I found that Piety was available from the get-go.
Will be playing somewhat pacifist Diplo victory game with them after Venice, Venice will try out the new trade system, Poland will try out the buffed religions.
Well since I'll be picking up both expansions and all the extra dlc in one swoop this week, I think I'll go with two games each with 10 civs.
One G&K civ vs. the 9 BNW civs
One BNW civ vs. the 9 G&K civs
I don't want to see an original civ for quite a while, except for maybe Rome.
For my BNW civ I think I'll try Venice first.
Arabia vs. 9 new civs and France.
Brazil will be my first BNW civ that I will play.
Poland or Polynesia.
Every strategy rises and falls with its social policies and Poland gets about 7-8 policies for free. Also a very flexible civ for learning the new mechanics.
Polynesia is an all-time favourite of mine and they look very powerful in BNW.
What is so great about Polynesia?
They can easily meet all the other civs first, which means they get to build the world congress first if they do. I think anyways.
I'm taking a semester off from grad school, I feel your pain. I'm trying to change mental gears to being able to read for fun instead of school, but I still feel guilty every time I pick up my nook.
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