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Civilization VI: Menelik II Leads Ethiopia

By | July 18, 2020

The July update for the New Frontier Pack introduces Menelik II leading Ethiopia with faith bonuses, Oromo cavalry unique unit, and rock hewn churches as their unique tile improvement. This pack drops on July 23. Discuss Ethiopia in the forums here.

WillowBrook

PolyCast 366: Super Secret Vampires!

By | July 28, 2020

The three hundred-and-sixty-sixth episode of PolyCast, “Super Secret Vampires!“ is now available for streaming on https://polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts
Stephanie “Makahlua”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade. Topics for this episode include:

News
00h03m00s | Ethiopia patch notes

Forum Talk
00h38m00s | Episode 364 feedback, game industry trends, and Canus and MegaBearsFan really enjoy Christopher Tin’s albums.
00h48m00s | Has anyone found a workable Bermuda Triangle?
00h53m45s | How balanced are the Civs?
01h05m00s | Are Urban Defenses too strong?

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday at 12 Noon US Eastern Time throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding.

CanusAlbinus

PolyCast 365: Pathfinding Woes

By | July 17, 2020

The three hundred-and-sixty-fifth episode of PolyCast, “Pathfinding Woes“ is now available for streaming on polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts
Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade,
and guest co-host TheChrisD. Topics for this episode include:

News
00h01m56s | Ethiopia pack announced

Forum Talk
00h21m30s | What Do You Think Is Still Broken? & Unit Pathing
00h50m20s | Apocalypse Mode

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday at 12 Noon US Eastern Time throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding.

CanusAlbinus

Civilization VI: Ethiopia, Secret Societies, and More

By | July 13, 2020

The next update to Civilization VI is the Ethiopia pack, available individually or as part of the New Frontier Pass. It will include secret societies, Ethiopia, a new district focused on diplomacy, and, for those who have purchased the Pass, new personas for Theodore Roosevelt and Catherine de Medici with different leader abilities. Details are in the developer update linked below. Discuss this update in the forums here.

WillowBrook

PolyCast 364: No Game is Complete Without Zombies

By | July 1, 2020

The three hundred-and-sixty-fourth episode of PolyCast, “No Game Is Complet without Zombies“ is now available for streaming on polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade. Topics for this episode include:

News
00h02m24s | June 2020 patch notes
00h17m31s | June 2020 developer update

Forum Talk
00h23m50s | What Have You Never Done In This Game That Others Do Routinely?
00h42m24s | Is Civ VI the Mot Peaceful Iteration Ever?

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday at 12 Noon US Eastern Time throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding.

CanusAlbinus

Civ IV Hall of Fame Update Discussion

By | June 30, 2020

The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated – 25 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to @bcool for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Standard, Marathon, Monarch, Space Colony game for 565,237 points.

@NickTrofimuk was the most active player during this update, submitting 6 games.

@bcool was the most active player during this update, submitting 6 games.

No player was brave enough to take on Deity this update.

A number of players gained number one positions on harder difficulty levels:

@Conquistador 63 with a 1704 AD, Small, Epic, Emperor, Space Colony game for 224,538 points.

A number of players gained a composite table High Score (i.e. Any Condition):
@bcool with a 1384 AD, Standard, Marathon, Monarch, game for 565,237 points.
@bcool with a 1620 AD, Large, Epic, Monarch, game for 350,473 points.
@bcool with a 1730 AD, Huge, Quick, Monarch, game for 200,712 points.

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

NobleZarkon

Civ VI: June Update and Red Death Season 2 with Livestream June 25

By | June 23, 2020

June’s update for Civilization VI is expected to drop this Thursday with free enhancements to the base game and two new factions – aliens and zombies – for the Red Death scenario. Discuss this preview video in the forums here.

There will be a livestream to show off the new material on Thursday (formerly scheduled for Wednesday). Edit: Here is the recording of the livestream:

WillowBrook

PolyCast 363: No Room for Gandhi

By | June 15, 2020

The three hundred-and-sixty-third episode of PolyCast, “No Room for Gandhi“ is now available for streaming on http://polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade. Topics for this episode include:

Forum Talk
00h01m30s | How Video Games Consistently Fail Gandhi
00h17m31s | How Do People Feel About Alliances?
00h38m14s | Lahore / Nihang More OP Than Gran Colombia?

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday at 12 Noon US Eastern Time throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding.

CanusAlbinus