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Would seasons be an interesting mechanic?

Discussion in 'Civ - Ideas & Suggestions' started by Chekko, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. Chekko

    Chekko Chieftain

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    Just had this idea in my head and maybe it could work. Seasons come and go like eras but faster. On winter there are more snow tiles and the tundra tiles become snow tiles. But during this season snow tiles are not completely useless. Maybe there could be projects (or done automatic) in cities where you set up local trade routes that make the snow tiles productive or something. And on winter the ski resorts get a nice boost.

    On Summer the opposite happens. Less snow and tundra tiles can get a little buff. The seaside resorts get the nice buff and food/animal tiles can get a buff too. With time of the year being a thing it would be interesting to have days your people celebrate to give you certain yields.

    Fall/Spring can be when Summer and Winter slowly transitions to each other.
     
  2. Myomoto

    Myomoto Prince

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    If the time scales of the game were shorter, I think a seasons mechanic could make sense, but when a single turn can be multiple decades it kind of breaks down on my opinion...
     
  3. Alexander's Hetaroi

    Alexander's Hetaroi Deity

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    It would definitely be appropriate for a "Game of Thrones"/"A Song of Ice and Fire" mod.
     
  4. Zaarin

    Zaarin Chief Medical Officer, DS9

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    The idea is cool, but the weather-based disasters (where a tornado outbreak, which realistically should last for minutes or at most a few hours, can last for centuries :crazyeye: ) are already pushing suspension of disbelief. (IMO tornadoes need to be nerfed hard.) I do like the concept, though--it worked well for Endless Legends.
     
  5. mdl5000

    mdl5000 Warlord

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    Nothing besides graphical changes. Like day and night cycles we have now. Maybe one full set of seasons per era, in the temperate regions of the map.

    I remember Sim City on the Super NES had seasons but it didn't affect gameplay. I thought it was a nice touch.
     
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  6. The googles do nothing

    The googles do nothing Prince

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    Perhaps better to call them "Wet Period", "Dry Period", "Cold Period", "Hot Period".
     

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