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Re: CIVILIZATION VI
« Reply #50 on: December 12, 2017, 10:19:24 am »
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The Netherlands have been revealed:

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Re: CIVILIZATION VI
« Reply #51 on: December 14, 2017, 06:28:37 am »
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I'll just give a bit of explanation of the Dutch things, because history is fun!

Queen Wilhelmina: First Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (well, unless you count Emma, but she was a regent for Wilhelmina technically). She is most famous for the Second World War, where she fled to England when the nazi's invaded. From there she became heavily involved with the Dutch resistance. There are more than 200 streets named after her (only counting -straat, not counting -road, -drive etc.).

Grote Rivieren (lit. Big Rivers): The three main rivers of the Netherlands are called 'de Grote Rivieren': the Rhine, Meuse and Waal. Because the Netherlands is situated in a river delta, these rivers have been historically important as trading routes, and remain important until this day, helped by the Port of Rotterdam (the largest port in Europe). The Grote Rivieren also function as a cultural divide, with 'Boven (above) de Rivieren' and 'Onder (below) de Rivieren' as a way of saying 'Northerner' or 'Southerner'

Polder: Around 17% of the country is made up of polders, land that has been reclaimed on water. Most of them used to be lakes (like the Haarlemmermeerpolder, where the main airport Schiphol is located), but the most famous (and biggest) is Flevoland, an entire province which has reclaimed. The Afsluitdijk now is the barrier between the sea and the (new) lake. In the lake, a part is drained to form Flevoland.

De Zeven ProvinciŽn (lit. the Seven Provinces): This is the name of a bunch of ships, but looking at the model in-game, they probably mean this one. This used to be Michiel De Ruyter's main ship when he kicked the English' butts in the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-67). The name comes from the fact that the Netherlands used to be a republic of seven united provinces (Holland, Utrecht, Friesland, Groningen, Zeeland, Gelderland and Overijssel), after defeating the Spanish in the Dutch Revolt.

Radio Oranje (lit. Radio Orange): This was the main line of communication between the London government-in-exile and the Dutch Resistance during the Second World War. Queen Wilhelmina gave famous speeches on this radio channel, that could only be listened to via illegal radio's (the nazi's had confiscated all radio's at this point). The Queen was first seen as a coward for fleeing to London, but with her speeches, she became very popular once more. The name Orange comes from the French town of Orange. William of Nassau inherited this Principality, becoming William of Orange-Nassau (van Oranje-Nassau, also known as William the Silent). This lead to the royal family (yes, during the republic we had a (kind-of) royal house still. It was very confusing) becoming known as 'the Oranjes'. This is also why Dutch athletes wear orange during their matches.

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Re: CIVILIZATION VI
« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2017, 10:57:07 am »
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Re: CIVILIZATION VI
« Reply #53 on: December 27, 2017, 02:44:38 pm »
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India has a second leader now:

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Re: CIVILIZATION VI
« Reply #54 on: January 03, 2018, 03:41:43 pm »
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The Cree have been announced:

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Re: CIVILIZATION VI
« Reply #55 on: January 09, 2018, 10:05:39 am »
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Georgia (the country, not the state) has been announced:

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Re: CIVILIZATION VI
« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2018, 02:55:39 pm »
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If you havenít bought the base game yet, you can find it for 12$, with 2 DLCs, in this monthís Humble Monthly. You will also get a few extra mystery games at the end of the month, but even just Civ6 alone is worth more than that. Note that itís a subscription system, so make sure to cancel the subscription right after you pay for this month, if you donít want to pay for the following ones.

https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?hmb_source=humble_monthly&hmb_medium=banner
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Re: CIVILIZATION VI
« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2018, 03:09:46 pm »
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If you havenít bought the base game yet, you can find it for 12$, with 2 DLCs, in this monthís Humble Monthly. You will also get a few extra mystery games at the end of the month, but even just Civ6 alone is worth more than that. Note that itís a subscription system, so make sure to cancel the subscription right after you pay for this month, if you donít want to pay for the following ones.

https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?hmb_source=humble_monthly&hmb_medium=banner

How are the games delivered? Is it downloadable somehow, or do they mail copies?
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Re: CIVILIZATION VI
« Reply #58 on: January 10, 2018, 04:14:56 pm »
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Downloadable via Steam. For some games, there's also a DRM-free version you can download from the Humble website, but I don't think Civ6 is one of them.
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Re: CIVILIZATION VI
« Reply #59 on: January 10, 2018, 05:52:15 pm »
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Downloadable via Steam. For some games, there's also a DRM-free version you can download from the Humble website, but I don't think Civ6 is one of them.

Exactly what I was looking for then. What is with these high profile games being so cheap when on sale? I got Doom 4 for like $20 on steam sometime last year.
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Re: CIVILIZATION VI
« Reply #60 on: January 15, 2018, 10:34:31 pm »
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So, thanks to the heads up from pacovf, I bought Civ 6 VI over the weekend and tried it out a bit.

I was greeted with a tutorial mode that gives me the freedom to try conquering the one other civilization in the game, but neglects to provide a way to save progress during the tutorial. That was annoying both because I had to leave and because I messed up and didn't realise some of the military units cost so much upkeep.

It's also a bit of a shame that the tutorial didn't introduce the city states. I can't imagine how lost I would be if I hadn't already played previous Civ games. There is the new Faith resource I have to figure out as well as the city states. Oh, and there is now a separate Civics tree with way more bonuses to choose from than I know what to do with.

I do kind of like the limited charges on the builders. I just realised now that it blends with the new districts element that limits your available improvement space anyway. It all results in less tedium coming about from constantly ordering workers/builders to do stuff around your cities.

The game has me excited. I only have access to the game on the computer I typically can only use on weekends.
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« Reply #61 on: January 16, 2018, 08:20:04 am »
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I think the UI and the lack of explanation of some mechanics are the main gripes people have with the game. If you want to figure stuff out without trial and error, civfanatics forums (or Google/reddit) are your best bet.
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Re: CIVILIZATION VI
« Reply #62 on: January 16, 2018, 08:32:37 am »
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I think the UI and the lack of explanation of some mechanics are the main gripes people have with the game. If you want to figure stuff out without trial and error, civfanatics forums (or Google/reddit) are your best bet.

The UI is pretty weird. I still don't know how to check what tiles my city has its citizens working on, or if such a mechanic exists at all and if instead all tiles in my city border are worked.
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« Reply #63 on: January 16, 2018, 08:45:58 am »
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When you click on a city, thereís a small UI with its name and what itís building. Right on top of that thereís a button to get extra details about the city, one to buy tiles, one to check what tiles citizens are working, and two others to buy units/buildings with gold/faith, IIRC.
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Re: CIVILIZATION VI
« Reply #64 on: January 16, 2018, 09:35:49 am »
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When you click on a city, thereís a small UI with its name and what itís building. Right on top of that thereís a button to get extra details about the city, one to buy tiles, one to check what tiles citizens are working, and two others to buy units/buildings with gold/faith, IIRC.

I'll have to check this in a real game. The tutorial blocks off certain options until it decides it's okay for you to learn about them.
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