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JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Shadowtext Trickster God from the noosphere
Trickster God
Feb 18th 2010 at 9:47:06 AM

Yeah, I was about to post this, with the note that: "It's official. I am not allowed to have free time."

JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 18th 2010 at 10:04:35 AM

Official site: http://www.civilization5.com/

Did I mention Sid Meier is shepherding the game? grin

edited 18th Feb '10 10:04:58 AM by JAF1970

Jonah Falcon
Shadowtext Trickster God from the noosphere
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 18th 2010 at 10:07:32 AM

Posted the full press release myself on my site:

http://www.gamestooge.com/2010/02/18/civilization-v-announced/

Can't. Wait.

Jonah Falcon
Neep Revolution of Ruin from Booooooooomblastandruin
Revolution of Ruin
Feb 18th 2010 at 10:28:19 AM

Probably just as well my current computer is too old for it, because it would ruin my life.

Still, do want.

You've lost. You're the Bomb Squad after the bomb's gone off. I'm the blast ongoing.
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 18th 2010 at 10:34:11 AM

The game features PLAY BY EMAIL. I doubt your PC will be too old for it.

Oh, and you get EIGHTEEN civs to choose from.

Jonah Falcon
Wicked223 from Death Star in the forest
Feb 18th 2010 at 10:41:41 AM

I still don't know what FFA is supposed to stand for.

You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
TomJ.S. doop from The Glacier
doop
Feb 18th 2010 at 10:44:32 AM

Free For All?

Anyway, I'm still playing IV. Can't wait for this.

I'm not taking off my pants for a forum meme. -Nornagest
Kerrah Pure cuteness from Helsinki, Finland
Pure cuteness
Feb 18th 2010 at 10:56:17 AM

In the words of an old school buddy: I came in my panties.

Knowing is growing.
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 18th 2010 at 11:26:14 AM

If it's Brian Reynolds or Sid Meier, I'm excited. It's the latter, so I'm excited. :)

I'm still playing Civ IV and the two expansions, too.

edited 18th Feb '10 11:26:35 AM by JAF1970

Jonah Falcon
Wicked223 from Death Star in the forest
Feb 18th 2010 at 11:33:02 AM

As long as they get Leonard Nimoy again...

You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
Shadowtext Trickster God from the noosphere
Trickster God
Feb 18th 2010 at 11:49:53 AM

I don't know if they will or not—they didn't get him back for the new techs in BTS. Maybe that's just because there were only a handful and they didn't want to have to pay for him to come in and record like ten lines of dialogue.

...I've got my fingers crossed, though. I really don't care for Sid's voice overs.

Kerrah Pure cuteness from Helsinki, Finland
Pure cuteness
Feb 18th 2010 at 11:54:58 AM

Yeah, Sid sounds like a high school nerd to me.

I guess you can't be perfect in everything.

Knowing is growing.
Bioelectricclam BEC is my copilot from under the sea
BEC is my copilot
Feb 18th 2010 at 12:06:50 PM

If you're happy and you know it clap your hands *clap clap* waii

God I love Civilization. I am still playing Civ IV, haha.

Fear is our ally. The gasoline will be ours. A Honey Badger does not kill you to eat you. It tears off your testicles.
Kerrah Pure cuteness from Helsinki, Finland
Pure cuteness
Feb 18th 2010 at 12:16:49 PM

I don't quite play Civ IV anymore, but that's only because I practically spent two years of my life in that game.

I had a mod called Real Epic, which slowed the technology discovery speed to like one twentieth of what's normal. I could actually have a whole war in between two technologies. That was lovely.

Knowing is growing.
Clarste One Winged Egret Relationship Status: Non-Canon
One Winged Egret
Feb 18th 2010 at 12:22:05 PM

Did that press release include a huge disclaimer about how the developers do not actually know the future with certainty? It makes me sad that we need that.

Bioelectricclam BEC is my copilot from under the sea
BEC is my copilot
Feb 18th 2010 at 12:25:00 PM

^^It would be nice if they had a "technology is slowed down but units are built at a reasonable pace" speed. Wonders and buildings should still take several years to build, though. Never made sense to me how in the time it takes to train an archer you could build Stonehenge (that is, if there was a source of Stone about).

Fear is our ally. The gasoline will be ours. A Honey Badger does not kill you to eat you. It tears off your testicles.
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 18th 2010 at 12:32:37 PM

They take a ton of turns, not years. You might notice in the beginning, turns are 50 years. So taking 30 turns to build Stonehenge, and 50-80 turns to build The Pyramids...

edited 18th Feb '10 12:33:00 PM by JAF1970

Jonah Falcon
Clarste One Winged Egret Relationship Status: Non-Canon
One Winged Egret
Feb 18th 2010 at 12:34:47 PM

But it also takes 20 years to train an archer, so it still doesn't make sense.

Wicked223 from Death Star in the forest
Feb 18th 2010 at 12:36:31 PM

He has to be born, raised and trained. I assume soldiers are trained from birth in the Civ-verse.

You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 18th 2010 at 12:36:56 PM

Train an effective army of archers. It's an icon representing armies. Or at least squadrons.

Jonah Falcon
Meeble likes the cheeses. from the ruins of Granseal
likes the cheeses.
Feb 18th 2010 at 12:45:26 PM

/queues up a Big "NO!"

Oh well, I guess my wife can just plan on not seeing me for a few months...

edited 18th Feb '10 12:45:55 PM by Meeble

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Clarste One Winged Egret Relationship Status: Non-Canon
One Winged Egret
Feb 18th 2010 at 12:56:00 PM

How could you train a squad of marines in half a year then? Cloning? The time scale thing just doesn't make much sense in terms of training units.

Also, you can somehow have a self-sufficient squad of warriors survive in the wild for the entirety of human history. Obviously Gameplay and Story Segregation are in play here.

edited 18th Feb '10 12:56:19 PM by Clarste

Kerrah Pure cuteness from Helsinki, Finland
Pure cuteness
Feb 18th 2010 at 1:03:39 PM

Just like the same leaders ruling a country from the beginning of history until the end of the game.

Knowing is growing.

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