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PolyCast Episode 266 Topics List
By DanQ at 2016-09-29 18:50
Image This Saturday, October 01st, 2016 is to see the twentieth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast's tenth season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 266's topics list is set as follows:

News
- Civilization VI "First Look" Rome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Deqrw_Is3Y
https://www.facebook.com/civ/videos/10154394494480359
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=575381)
- CivVI "First Look" Sumeria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff0gQJRy1Jw
https://www.facebook.com/civ/videos/10154411552380359
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=575817)
- CivVI "First Look" Arabia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Jpe5NID60
https://www.facebook.com/civ/videos/10154423125815359
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=575948)
- CivVI Developer Combat and City Growth Livestream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_F7_td7M5s
https://www.facebook.com/civ/posts/10154411077065359
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=575392)
- CivVI System Requirements Revealed
http://steamcommunity.com/games/2890...00538370620761
https://www.facebook.com/civ/posts/10154410637135359
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=575530)
- List of CivVI Early Access/"Let's Plays" Videos
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=576037

Intro/Outro
- CivV "World Congress" Video
https://youtu.be/-WypvumBTY4
- Civ Ranks on "Inside Jokes in Video Games"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn5GWoPpBck
- Civ a "Top" Video Game "That Rewrote History"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ2yK6yyyfU
- CivVI a "Most Anticipated Release"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3DqE_b7bxU

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.

One More Turn Season 4 Commentary
By DanQ at 2016-09-28 16:49
Image Most of the cast and crew reflect on One More Turn's fourth season brought and what the series may give next. The thirteenth One More Turn bonus feature production, Season 4 Commentary, is now available. It has a runtime of 01h18m41s. OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick and Stephanie "Makahlua" among others; Quick is also the dramedy's writer and creator.

A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod's work is included throughout the series.

This production concludes One More Turn's fourth season; renewed for a fifth thirteen episode season, the story is set to continue this fall.

First Look Video Released: Arabia
By leif erikson at 2016-09-28 09:26

Link to video.

Leader: Saladin

UA: "The Last Prophet": When the second-to-last Great Prophet is taken by another civ, Arabia automatically receive a great prophet, if they haven't already received their Prophet.

UU: Mameluke: Knight replacement. Heals automatically at the end of each turn, even if it has moved or attacked.

UB: Madrassa: University replacement that gives extra science AND extra faith based on the campus adjacency bonus.

LUA: Righteousness of the Faith: Worship building (Pagoda, Synagogue, etc.) costs very little faith and provides bonus science, faith AND culture.

Please join us in discussing this video in this thread.

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.

 
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