PolyCast Episode 292: “Something Different”

By | October 22, 2017

PolyCast Change it up. The two-hundred-and-ninety-second episode of PolyCast, “Something Different“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and ”MadDjinn” with returning guest ”OneCrazyCanadian”. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

02m31s | Forum Talk
For better, worse or somewhere in-between, analyzing the preview of Civilization VI‘s Fall 2017 patch and new Downloadable Content (DLC).
07m34s | Open Mic
Towards making the wait worth it, a listener request for coverage as part of the 2016 Christmas Special begins to be realized thanks in no small part to a recent community forum thread on the very topic of re-designing CivVI‘s base civilization set.

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
A present shoutout to the past and consequenced by technical stutter.

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.

DanQ

Civilization Players Podcast #6 Fall Patch Part 1

By | October 21, 2017

This Friday, Oct 20th at 9 PM EST will be the 6th CivPlayers League Podcast. Here’s what were talking about this week!

Co-Hosts Sarnith and KingLewie, and guest Co-Host Under bring you this weeks topics.

Here’s what we’re talking about this week!

• In depth review and analysis of the new Civs; Indonesia and Khmer. How do they compare to the civs we already have?

• Hoplites used to get their +10 bonus for standing with another Hoplite all the time – but it’s finally fixed! What other bugs have you noticed were fixed? Lets discuss it together.

• Religious changes from Pantheons, the Lense, and Pressures Explained – we finally know how it actually works!

• Tourism explained – Including the math behind it. Do you know how to get a Cultural Victory? If not, come find out how!

• Are City States to close to your spawn? How about the AI? Yeah we noticed to, come find out why!

• Do you think the DLC is worth picking up? How about if Religion is worth going for now? Tell us your thoughts and share your questions!(edited)

 

CivPlayers Podcasts are recorded live on Sarnith’s Twitch every Friday at 9pm EST  https://www.twitch.tv/sarnith

You can watch this episode here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-ivliXqAP4

You can watch all Podcasts as well as other CivPlayers events at our YouTube page  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbwQClbMfJ2w-BrFY1V8UGw

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Civilization VI – Fall 2017 Update Available Now

By | October 20, 2017

Yesterday 2K and Firaxis Games have released the ‘Fall 2017 Update’ for Civilization VI.

This update for Civilization VI, available now for PC players and coming soon for Mac and Linux, includes a number of balance changes, AI adjustments, updates to the Religion system, and bug fixes.

The Khmer and Indonesia Civilization & Scenario Pack is also available. This premium DLC adds Khmer, led by Jayavarman, Indonesia, led by Gitarja and new scenario, ‘Path to Nirvana’, to Civilization VI.

For more information on the Khmer and Indonesia Civilization & Scenario Pack,  and full list of what’s in the Sid Meier’s Civilization VI ‘Fall 2017 Update’, please see 2K’s official Civilization blog.

>> Related forum discussion thread

Thunderfall

Civ3 Complete FREE from Humble Bundle

By | October 20, 2017

Humble Bundle is currently offering Civ3 Complete for FREE  for a limited time. At the time of this post, there are 22.5 hours left for this offer.

A free Steam account is required for key redemption.

Thanks to greatBeyond for the news tip.

>> Related forum thread

Thunderfall

ModCast Episode 73: “Knock It Out of the Park”

By | October 15, 2017

ModCast Home run. The seventy-third episode of ModCast, entitled “Knock It Out of the Park“, is now netcasting. Lead co-host Rob “Rob (R8XFT)” Riley is joined by fellow regular co-hosts ”vicevirtuoso”, John “Neirai”, Lee “LeeS” Shipp with returning guest Sukrit “Sukritact” Tanticharoenkiat in this 35m49s outing.

The summary of topics is as follows:

00m32s | Modder’s Spotlight
Recent Civilization VI works by the show’s returning guest: the Swahili, prompting consideration of heavily faovuring coastal starts for a civilization, custom leaders of Siam and Ethiopia, and at length enter the Policy Manager modification.
23m15s | Mailbag
Responding to feedback first from Episode 71 and then, more substantively and in turn substantially, from Episode 72.
26m01s | Code Corner
The Application Program Interface (API) for CivVI is compared to Civilization V with focus on the former’s modifier system versus programming language Lua in the latter, and Lua’s presence otherwise in VI.

ModCast is the first spin-off of the Civ strategy-centric PolyCast; fellow sibling TurnCast focuses on Civ multiplay.

DanQ

Civilization Players Civ6 Weekly Podcast #5

By | October 14, 2017

This Friday, Oct 13th at 9 PM EST will be the 5th CivPlayers League Podcast. Here’s what were talking about this week!

Co-Hosts Sarnith and KingLewie, and guest Co-Host Yoshi bring you this weeks topics.

Here’s what we’re talking about this week!

• How often can we vote for a CC call to end a game? We know the rules for how it works, and we know that positions end by score doing so. How do we feel about score as a metric currently? What do you think could be changed?

• Lets talk City States! How do you feel about the “Raze-Only” option? If you don’t like it, is there middle ground somewhere? Tell us what you think!
• Should we spy on our “friends” and our “allies”? Why not? We do it in the real world from corporate espionage to watching for nuclear technologies and more – or is it just plain rude to bankrupt your buddy?
• Clan KC and Clan SunZ both have more training events in the works! I’ll let you know as soon as they have dates locked in. There were incredible turn outs in the past both live in the games as well as on the stream chat. Lots of questions asked, lots more answered. Come and learn from highly skills players happily teaching those that are both new and veterans to the game!
• This last Saturday [ October 7th ] ‘s premier league game was run as a Renaissance Era Start. It had an excellent turn out and a lot of excitement and anticipation from the both the players and members in the community. Cavalry Rushes simply dont happen due to the technologies given, and players got to see a wonderful full late game.
• The new DLC has been data-mined heavily from players all over the globe. The expected Civilizations coming out will be discussed, as well as how strong or weak we expect them to be in relation to the other civs! What do you think will happen?
• Don’t forget to comment in with your thoughts, questions, and opinions on any Civilization 6 related topic you think about! Can’t see us live? Be sure to catch it on the youtube channel!
CivPlayers Podcasts are recorded live on Sarnith’s Twitch every Friday at 9pm EST https://www.twitch.tv/sarnith
You can watch episode #5 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyarTDUOTX0
You can watch all Podcasts as well as other CivPlayers events at our YouTube page  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbwQClbMfJ2w-BrFY1V8UGw
CanuckSoldier

PolyCast Episode 292 Topics List

By | October 12, 2017

PolyCast This Saturday, Octber 14th, 2017 is to see the twentieth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s eleventh season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 292’s topics list is set as follows:

News
– Fall 2017 Civilization VI Update Preview
https://civilization.com/news/entries#religion-gets-a-reboot-in-the-civilization-vi-fall-2017-update
(https://www.facebook.com/civ/photos/a.349831890358.197044.117631940358/10155631853355359)
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/fall-2017-update-info.623213)

Miscellaneous
– What CivVI Could Learn From Civilization: Call to Power
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/07/25/civilization-call-to-power-retrospective
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/what-civ-vi-could-learn-from-civilization-call-to-power.622502)

Open Mic
– “Alternate Leaders” for Existing Civilization VI Civilizations
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/input-requested-for-polycast-christmas-special-2016.606772/#post-14595691
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/redesigning-the-civ-vi-civs.622990)

Intro/Outro
CivVI Leader Translations
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/language-translations-for-leader-sayings.572324

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.

DanQ

Civilization Players Leagues Civ6 MP Podcast #4

By | October 9, 2017

This Friday, Oct 6th at 9 PM EST will be the 4th CivPlayers League Podcast. Here’s what were talking about this week!

Co-Hosts Sarnith and KingLewie, and guest Co-Host Esdeath bring you this weeks topics.

Here’s what we’re talking about this week!

• This weekend the 7th is kicking off the 1st weekend of the Tournament of Champions! This is a multi week event where players participating are required to play in at least 3 games. Once November 18th and 19th come for the finals, the top 3 scores for each player will be added up to determine who comes to the finals to duke it out! • Congratulations to Clan OP for Winning the TCL Tournament Grand Finals and walking away with $350! A well fought push by Clan SunZ who secured 2nd place in the tournament after both teams slashed through 2 other teams on their way to the top. Definitely was an exciting watch and even more so to see the Aztec’s not selected by either team!

• Civ Players League is now over 2500 Recorded Games, definitely a huge step forward with the league continuing to grow every day. A real testiment to this place being the best community to come and play Civilization 6 at. Players from all over the world gathering to have a good time, get away from the quitters and more.

• Upgrading your units in a city state you’re suzerain of and following up with a war declaration with those units the next turn in a “raze-only” format. This discussion being quite a point of contention – is it an exploit that shouldn’t be allowed with that rule voted for? Or is it perfectly fine?

• This weeks guest, Esdeath, will be going over some important topics and points such as how to best utilize builders, set up horse rushing effectively, using the right government policy cards, and more!

CivPlayers Podcasts are recorded live on Sarnith’s Twitch every Friday at 9pm EST  https://www.twitch.tv/sarnith

You can watch this episode here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz5dkbQoLDc&t=180s

You can watch all 3 Podcasts as well as other CivPlayers events at our YouTube page  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbwQClbMfJ2w-BrFY1V8UGw

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