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clockworkspider Needs moar friendship. Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
Needs moar friendship.
Zyxzy Embrace the mindscrew from Salem, OR
Embrace the mindscrew
Feb 18th 2010 at 1:09:54 PM

Also, on that "50 year:1 turn" time scale, it can take centuries to circumnavigate the globe.

What's the frequency Kenneth?|In case of war.
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Feb 18th 2010 at 1:21:58 PM

Is there going to be a Mac version? Part of me hopes not so i won't waste my life on this.

A brighter future for a darker age.
Matrix quidf scire vis? from The Matrix, Canada Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
quidf scire vis?
Feb 18th 2010 at 1:29:43 PM

Well, isn't this just the year of fives? Generation V Pokemon, Civilization V...

edited 18th Feb '10 1:29:52 PM by Matrix

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JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 18th 2010 at 1:52:20 PM

Ahem. It goes from 50 years per turn to 25 to 10 to 5 to 1.

Yes, it would take a trireme to circumnavigate a continent.

Again, it's all representative, unless you think the Egyptians would build Stonehenge, the Statue of Liberty and Hollywood...

Jonah Falcon
Feb 18th 2010 at 3:50:19 PM

If by “Mac version” you mean “%#@&π‡ through Cider in a steaming fresh pile” then I imagine so.

Eric,

JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 18th 2010 at 4:20:12 PM

I'm sure that the game will be perfectly playable on Macs via PC emulation.

Jonah Falcon
Fighteer Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
Kinkajou One Man Army from you're not your
One Man Army
Feb 18th 2010 at 8:48:59 PM

... Oh wow.

"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
Bill "Looking contemplative" from To your left, eventually
"Looking contemplative"
Feb 18th 2010 at 8:58:38 PM

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edited 18th Feb '10 8:58:49 PM by Bill

'I'll show him a martyr! I'm going to do die SO HARD'
Korodzik Brought to you by the letter DIE!
Brought to you by the letter DIE!
Feb 18th 2010 at 9:36:42 PM

Am I the only one who hates hexes?

Bioelectricclam BEC is my copilot from under the sea
BEC is my copilot
Feb 18th 2010 at 9:53:11 PM

^It is going to be a bit strange giving up the Big Fat Cross. Not sure how unit movement will be either. Roads at least look decent enough, though the rivers all seem to be straight lines in the screenshots. I'm hoping that they make them a bit more natural looking, at any rate.

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 19th 2010 at 10:07:52 AM

Movement will be like every game that ever used hexes. No more diagonal movement and figuring out how many moves that counts for.

One subtle difference noticed: this won't start at the stone age. This will start even earlier than that.

Can you say, "discover fire"?

Jonah Falcon
Meeble likes the cheeses. from the ruins of Granseal
likes the cheeses.
Feb 19th 2010 at 11:57:08 AM

The only way I could probably be more excited about this game would be if it announced that it went beyond the "space age." (I'm assuming when they say space age, they mean not going much past current tech)

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JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 19th 2010 at 2:34:35 PM

I remember when Civilization III was supposed to link with Sid Meiers Alpha Centauri.

Jonah Falcon
Feb 19th 2010 at 11:55:41 PM

Yeah, SF would get silly fast in a Civilization game.

Making an Alpha Centauri sequel in the Civ V engine, on the other hand? YES.

Eric,

Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Feb 20th 2010 at 2:24:59 AM

Yeah, I have wanted an Alpha Centauri sequel / reimagining / update for a long time. One of those that never made sense to me that they didn't. Less so than why a sequel to Starcraft took so long, of course.

A brighter future for a darker age.
Clarste One Winged Egret Relationship Status: Non-Canon
One Winged Egret
Feb 20th 2010 at 2:27:29 AM

I think it's obvious why Starcraft 2 took so long. It's one of those "we could never possibly live up to this so we're terrified to try" things.

Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Feb 20th 2010 at 2:55:24 AM

~shrugs~ Most game developers are arrogant enough to think they can improve things. Goes with the territory.

Also, I think a little thing called World Of Warcraft interfered. But still.

A brighter future for a darker age.
Feb 20th 2010 at 5:17:35 AM

Well, Blizzard is known for taking ages to release each new installment:

Warcraft II came out in 1995, III came out in 2002 and we're still hoping they'll make IV.

Diablo II came out in 2000, and Diablo III was announced in 2008.

So Yeah, they take their time to release new games.

Sabbo from Australia Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
Feb 20th 2010 at 5:35:59 AM

Relatedly, the first Warcraft game came out in 1994. But things were different back then.

Kinkajou One Man Army from you're not your
One Man Army
Feb 20th 2010 at 5:49:07 AM

Everything slowed down with World Of Warcraft...

"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
Kinkajou One Man Army from you're not your
One Man Army
Feb 20th 2010 at 5:59:06 AM

Other than that, it fits.

"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
Thnikkafan ? from Faroe Islands (not really) Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Feb 20th 2010 at 6:16:05 AM

I want this game. A lot.

Anyone who assigns themselves loads of character tropes is someone to be worried about.

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