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First Look Video Released: Sumeria
By leif erikson at 2016-09-26 12:22

Link to video.

Leader: Gilgamesh

UA - Epic Quest: When you capture a barbarian outpost, you get a tribal village reward.

UU - War Cart: No penalties to fighting Spearmen or other anti-cavalry units. Extra movement if starting on flat terrain. 30 strength.

UI - Ziggurat: Grants science and, if adjacent to a river, culture. Cannot be built on a hill.

LUA - Adventures with Enkidu: When at war with a common foe, they and their allies share pillage rewards and share combat experience gains with the closest allied unit within 5 tiles. No Warmonger penalty when you declare war on anyone at war with your allies. Can levy City-State military forces at 50% cost.

Please join us in discussing the video in this thread.

Civilization IV Hall of Fame Update
By NobleZarkon at 2016-09-26 04:37
ImageThe Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated. 17 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to bcool for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Huge, Marathon, Immortal, Space Colony game for 794830 points.

Pious_Pete was the most active player during this update, submitting 4 games.

Only 4 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
elitetroops - 2250 BC, Standard, Marathon, Deity, Conquest game for 89733 points.
NobleZarkon - 3205 BC, Duel, Marathon, Deity, Conquest game for 38643 points.
Pious_Pete - 1800 AD, Tiny, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 25449 points.
Pious_Pete - 1790 AD, Tiny, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 26788 points.
Pious_Pete - 1775 AD, Tiny, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 25162 points.
Pious_Pete - 1800 AD, Tiny, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 31964 points.
shakabrade - 1010 AD, Standard, Normal, Deity, Conquest game for 298585 points.
A number of players gained number one positions on harder difficulty levels:
elitetroops with a 2250 BC, Standard, Marathon, Deity, Conquest game for 89733 points.
shakabrade with a 1010 AD, Standard, Normal, Deity, Conquest game for 298585 points.

bcool with a 1315 AD, Huge, Marathon, Immortal, Space Colony game for 794830 points.

bcool with a 1545 AD, Large, Epic, Emperor, Space Colony game for 431181 points.


A number of players gained a composite table High Score (i.e. Any Condition):
bcool with a 1545 AD, Large, Epic, Emperor, game for 431181 points.

The following are the results of G-Major 146:-

Rank Player Date Score
1 bcool 1450 AD 320,464
2 NobleZarkon 1915 AD 11,907
3 donsig Jan 1991 AD 21,543

Congratulations!

** New Gauntlets Starting **

G-Major 147 - Domination, Immortal, Ancient, Standard, Epic, Pangaea, (check options)


>> Civ IV HOF
>> Full Update Details
>> Discussion Thread

PolyCast Episode 265: "Speaking Of"
By DanQ at 2016-09-24 12:15
Image Now with purpose. The two-hundred-and-sixty-fifth episode of PolyCast, "Speaking Of", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, Stephanie "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" with returning guest co-hosts Tony "GarretSidzaka" Kiehl and Derek "Kael" Paxton. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 02m21s | News
The not-necessarily-well-named Firaxis Games Megapanel held earlier this month at PAX West 2016 is reviewed, leading to the first of the next wave of Civilization VI reveals: "First Look" Kongo garners attention (12m59s), as does fellow civilization newcomer Norway (22m34s); then, a Religion livestream reveals more on diplomacy (30m41s) and a third civ "First Look" for Greece answers some questions and raises others (44m47s).

- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Guest titles, maturity gauge and guest billing.

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

Civilization 6 System Requirements Announced
By Thunderfall at 2016-09-23 20:04
2K Games today announced the system requirements for Civilization VI, which is coming out next month on October 21.

Minimum
  • OS: Windows 7 64bit / 8.1 64bit / 10 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.5 Ghz or AMD Phenom II 2.6 Ghz or greater
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Hard drive: 12 GB or more
  • DVD-Rom: Required for disc-based installation
  • Video card: 1 GB DirectX 11 Video Card (AMD 5570 or Nvidia 450)

Recommended
  • OS: Windows 7 64bit / 8.1 64bit / 10 64bit
  • Processor: Fourth generation Intel Core i5 2.5 Ghz or AMD FX8350 4.0 Ghz or greater
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Hard drive: 12 GB or more
  • DVD-Rom: Required for disc-based installation
  • Video card: 2 GB DirectX 11 Video Card (AMD 7970 or Nvidia 770 or greater)

Other Requirements
  • Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 and 2015 Runtime Libraries, and Microsoft DirectX.

>> Discuss in our Civ6 forums

HOF Civ5 Update
By Denniz at 2016-09-18 06:10

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 52 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to sexten for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Settler, Science, Quick, Standard, Great Plains Plus, Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II) [BNW] game for 6987 points.

sexten was the most active player during this update, submitting 12 games.

Only 6 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update
Dines - 760 AD, Turn 452, 4743 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Huge, Pangaea, Poland (Casimir III) [BNW]
MindlessPawn - 1868 AD, Turn 304, 1788 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Continents, India (Gandhi) [BNW]
namib - 1890 AD, Turn 215, 2709 points, Deity, Diplomacy, Quick, Duel, Pangaea, Russia (Catherine) [BNW]
sexten - 1806 AD, Turn 273, 1292 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Huge, Pangaea, Shoshone (Pocatello) [BNW]
trendy - 1550 AD, Turn 220, 3884 points, Deity, Diplomacy, Standard, Tiny, Pangaea, Shoshone (Pocatello) [BNW]
vadalaz - 1210 AD, Turn 181, 6541 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Lakes, Spain (Isabella) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Major LXXV - Diplomacy, King, Standard, Highlands, Standard, Ethiopia (Haile Selassie)
1st trendy - 1530 AD T-216
2nd Kruncha - 1590 AD T-228
3rd Mighty Dwaarf - 1785 AD T-267

G-Minor CXXVIII - Science, Warlord, Small, Tilted Axis, Quick, Austria (Maria Theresa) (check options)
1st vadalaz - 1620 AD T-152
2nd Kruncha - 1715 AD T-168
3rd Big Luther - 1800 AD T-185

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Major LXXVI - Domination, Deity, Standard, Tiny Islands, Epic, Polynesia (Kamehameha) (check options)
G-Minor CXXIX - Culture, Prince, Small, Large Islands, Quick, Sweden (Gustavus Adolphus)


>> Civ V HOF
>> Discussion Thread

TurnCast Episode 74: "What Happened There"
By DanQ at 2016-09-17 15:28
Image Fact. Regular players Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk and "UberMarklar" are accompanied by fellow co-operative Civilization V multiplayer players in the seventy-fourth episode of TurnCast (TC). Entitled "What Happened There", its runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to that close, being pest, much attention, go crazy and there first.

TurnCast is the third spin-off of the Civ strategy-centric PolyCast on which Quick and Makahlua serve as regular co-hosts; fellow sibling ModCast focusing on Civ modding was the first.

PolyCast Episode 265 Topics List
By DanQ at 2016-09-15 21:38
Image This Saturday, September 17th, 2016 is to see the ninteenth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast's tenth season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 265's topics list is set as follows:

News
- Firaxis Civilization VI "Megapanel" at PAX West 2016
https://www.facebook.com/civ/posts/10154328813675359
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=573981
- CivVI "First Look" Kongo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvtvjo3fPsQ
https://www.facebook.com/civ/videos/10154352686670359
https://youtu.be/fpthDOH__vE
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=574225)
- CivVI "First Look" Norway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onb-hdjuNbU
https://www.facebook.com/civ/videos/10154364983855359
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=574430)
- Firaxis Livestream of Religion for Civilization VI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjHZYnpCMx0
https://www.facebook.com/civ/posts/10154368181040359
https://www.facebook.com/civ/videos/10154368677395359
- CivVI "First Look" Greece
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSCTlpEM9Vw
https://www.facebook.com/civ/videos/10154385890545359
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=574943)
- CivVI Envoys and City States
https://civilization.com/news/entrie...and-city-state
(https://www.facebook.com/civ/posts/10154388689985359)

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy; listeners are encouraged to follow the show on Twitter and subscribe to its YouTube channel. Episode topics list is subject to change. Sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

Reactivate the Podcast Expedition: PolyCast Evergreen, Season 9
By DanQ at 2016-09-14 18:41
Image Celebrate a decade of podcasting on PolyCast (PC), the Civilization strategy-centric bi-weekly show that was renewed for a ninth season in 2015. Hosted by PC co-creator Wouter "Locutus" Snijders, he counts down ten selected Season 9 topics that most retain their relevance and ten moments that best represent delivery style on PolyCast Evergreen, Season 9. The ninth in a side series of ten productions for each of PolyCast's ten seasons running, it carries a runtime of 02h07m38s. Topics were chosen by fellow PolyCast co-creator Daniel "DanQ" Quick, serving as lead co-host alongside Stephanie "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn". Moments were chosen by recurring guest co-host "CanusAlbinus".

Today and since 2011, PolyCast records live every other Saturday throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice. Sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

Civilization IV Hall of Fame Update
By NobleZarkon at 2016-09-11 08:58
ImageThe Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated. 18 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to bcool for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Small, Epic, Monarch, Space Colony game for 320464 points.

Pious_Pete was the most active player during this update, submitting 5 games.

Only 2 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
Pious_Pete - 1870 AD, Tiny, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 27848 points.
Pious_Pete - 1852 AD, Tiny, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 23872 points.
Pious_Pete - 1815 AD, Tiny, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 27197 points.
Pious_Pete - 1845 AD, Tiny, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 21290 points.
Pious_Pete - 1720 AD, Tiny, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 38026 points.
vladinsky - 2600 BC, Duel, Normal, Deity, Conquest game for 68508 points.

A number of players gained a composite table High Score (i.e. Any Condition):
zbgayumn with a 385 AD, Tiny, Epic, Monarch, game for 171209 points.

The following are the results of G-Minor 214:-

Rank Player Date Score
1 colonelmustard 1000 BC 41722
2 zbgayumn 320 BC 55366
3 MeowZeDung 80 BC 42335
4 Donny Viking 380 AD 36985

** New Gauntlet Starting **

G-Minor 215 - Espionage, Prince, Ancient, Tiny, Normal, Pangaea, (check options)


>> Civ IV HOF
>> Full Update Details
>> Discussion Thread

PolyCast Episode 264: "Congratulations, Condolences and All the Rest"
By DanQ at 2016-09-10 00:13
Image Fully inclusive. The two-hundred-and-sixty-fourth episode of PolyCast, "Congratulations, Condolences and All the Rest", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, Stephanie "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" with returning guest co-hosts "Bibor" and "Eag". It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 02m15s | News
In the continuing lead-up to the anticipated release of Civilization VI are "first looks" for Spain and then India (11m26s); relatedly, the "Anniversary Edition" is announced with a proclaimed set volume availability (19m04s) and elsewise Civilization: Revolution finds itself now available for on the PC and taken off the Apple App Store (23m22s).
- 32m17s | Miscellaneous
A by-product of the Indian civilization announcement for CivVI is on the apparent return of War Weariness to the series in said title.
- 38m04s | Forum Talk
The panel takes on the concern raised in response to Episode 263 that instantaneous improvement completion by Civilization VI Builders removes strategic choice offered by Workers, and Settlers before that, earlier in the series.

- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Interval patience, optional clothing and milestone times three.

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

 
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