PolyCast Episode 277: “Count on the Internet”

By | March 25, 2017

Interpretations vary. The two-hundred-and-seventy-seventh episode of PolyCast, “Count on the Internet“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and ”MadDjinn” with returning guest co-host Nick “dino_yoshi13” Boeckman. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

02m10s | Forum Talk
Mentioning ”unmentioned changes” in the “Australian Summer 2017 Update” for Civilization VI and ‘troll or serious’: whether the game is gender biased (08m22s).
11m32s | Senate
A rundown of CivVI government types is followed by an in-depth examination of the related government policies (28m23s).
53m33s | News
What Mac and Linux Civilization VI players can now enjoy and not with said game update coming their way, and what to be expected and not with the now-available CivVI demo (56m26s).

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Best kind of true and taking compliments.

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

TurnCast Episode 82: “Vent Rage”

By | March 18, 2017

It’s good for you. Regular players Daniel “DanQ” Quick, ”Makahlua”, Steve “WarningU2” Warner and Matthieu “GrimVek” are joined alongside fellow co-operative Civilization VI multiplaying gamers in the eighty-first episode of TurnCast (TC). Entitled “Vent Rage“, it carries a runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to knowing answer, spreading well, translate deal, out polite and halfway there.

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.

DanQ

HOF Civ5 Update

By | March 18, 2017


The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 37 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to sexten for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Settler, Science, Marathon, Huge, Great Plains, Shoshone (Pocatello) [BNW] game for 11550 points.

johncparr was the most active player during this update, submitting 7 games.vadalaz was the most active player during this update, submitting 7 games.

Only 4 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
Dines – 1110 AD, Turn 256, 3602 points, Deity, Domination, Epic, Large, Tilted Axis, Zulu (Shaka) [BNW]
Dines – 1520 AD, Turn 214, 3871 points, Deity, Domination, Standard, Standard, Pangaea, Germany (Bismark) [BNW]
Dines – 825 BC, Turn 127, 3050 points, Deity, Domination, Epic, Standard, Pangaea, Huns (Attila) [BNW]
johncparr – 710 AD, Turn 97, 2506 points, Deity, Domination, Quick, Duel, Great Plains, Japan (Oda Nobunaga) [BNW]
namib – 1836 AD, Turn 855, 1940 points, Deity, Diplomacy, Marathon, Large, Large Islands, England (Elizabeth) [BNW]
vadalaz – 1510 AD, Turn 322, 3695 points, Deity, Science, Epic, Standard, Terra, Denmark (Harald) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Major LXXXI – Science, Deity, Standard, Terra, Epic, Denmark (Harald)
1st vadalaz – 1510 AD T-322
2nd R.G.A.M. – Jan 1944 AD T-539

G-Minor CXXXX – Diplomacy, Prince, Standard, Inland Sea, Epic, Morocco (Ahmad al-Mansur)
1st vadalaz – 1150 AD T-260
2nd zenmaster – 1490 AD T-318
3rd Mighty Dwaarf – 1750 AD T-385

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Major LXXXII – Culture, Prince, Standard, Archipelago, Marathon, Venice (Enrico Dandolo)
G-Minor CXLI – Science, Warlord, Small, Highlands, Standard, Russia (Catherine)

>> Civ V HOF
>> Discussion Thread

Denniz

PolyCast Episode 277 Topics List

By | March 16, 2017

This Saturday, March 18th, 2017 is to see the sixth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s eleventh season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 277’s topics list is set as follows:

Forum Talk
– Unmentioned Changes to Civilization VI in “Australian Summer Patch” 2017
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/unmentioned-changes-australian-summer-patch.611024

Senate
– On CivVI Governments and Policies
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Government_(Civ6)
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Policy_Cards_(Civ6)
– Using CivVI Promotions
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Promotions_(Civ6)

Open Mic
– Re: Episode 276 and Obsolete Units in CivVI

Miscellaneous
– Notes from “Absolutely No Pressure” Developer Talk on CivVI
http://gdcvault.com/play/1024421/Absolutely-No-Pressure-Continuing-a
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jqAFacz5NU4kBfpSUkGQTHswnm7JeFNHBEupD8FDhVs/edit#
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/notes-from-ed-beachs-civ-vi-talk-at-gdc.611383)
(http://schedule.gdconf.com/session/absolutely-no-pressure-continuing-a-successful-game-series-with-civilization-vi)

Intro/Outro
CivVI “Australian Summer” Update Now on Linux and Mac
https://blog.aspyr.com/2017/03/14/sid-meiers-civilization-vi-australian-summer-2017-update-live-steam-mac-linux
https://support.aspyr.com/hc/en-us/articles/216979606-Civilization-VI-STEAM-KB
(https://www.facebook.com/civ/posts/10154958347330359)
CivVI Demo Now Available
http://steamcommunity.com/games/289070/announcements/detail/576864419132359621
(https://www.facebook.com/civ/posts/10154964566385359)
– Sid Meier and Head of Microsoft‘s Xbox Division: “Talking About” Civ
http://www.xboxachievements.com/news/news-26433-Could-A-New-Civilization-Game-Be-Coming-To-Xbox-One—-Report.html
– 1000 Clues You’ve Played Too Much CivVI
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/1000-clues-you-played-too-much-civ-vi.599926

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

PolyCast Episode 276: “Bells and Whistles”

By | March 11, 2017

All the fixings. The two-hundred-and-seventy-sixth episode of PolyCast, “Bells and Whistles“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and ”MadDjinn” with returning guest co-host Jett “TPangolin”. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

01m46s | News
Making waves is Australia, the newest civilization in Civilization VI and the related ”Australian 2017 Summer Update” that patches the game (06m09s); then, being officially told that two more civs are coming for it and unofficially finding out what they are (21m31s).
23m54s | Community Focus
The ins and outs of the Civ Battle Royale where Artificial Intelligence (AI) competition meets human ingenuity and cooperation in CivV.
39m57s | Open Mic
Whether or not it is worth the combat penalty to raze and resettle a conquered Civilization VI city (recorded for Episode 273).
43m58s | Miscellaneous
Adapting human history to CivVI gameplay is contested (recorded for Episode 274).

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
A culture clash and nice try.

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

TurnCast Episode 81: “Every Nasty Thing”

By | March 4, 2017

All the things. Regular players Daniel “DanQ” Quick, ”Makahlua”, Steve “WarningU2” Warner and Matthieu “GrimVek” are joined alongside fellow co-operative Civilization VI multiplaying gamers in the eighty-first episode of TurnCast (TC). Entitled “Every Nasty Thing“, it carries a runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to lose proximity, translate deal, free range, helicopter siege and rolling back.

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.

DanQ

PolyCast Episode 276 Topics List

By | March 2, 2017

This Saturday, March 04th, 2017 is to see the fifth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s eleventh season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 276’s topics list is set as follows:

News
Civilization VI ‘Australian Summer 2017 Update’ Released
http://civilization.com/news/entries#civilization-vi-australian-summer-2017-update-multiplayer-teams-mod-tools
https://www.facebook.com/civ/posts/10154899396530359
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11HVt8f0X-I)
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/new-civ-australia.610763)
– “Double Civ Pack” Coming: CivVI Developer
https://www.reddit.com/r/civ/comments/5vlan7/double_civ_pack_incoming_official

Community Focus
Civ Battle Royale
https://www.reddit.com/r/civbattleroyale

Senate
Civilization VI Governments and Policies
http://civ6.gamepedia.com/Governments
http://civ6.gamepedia.com/Policies

Miscellaneous
– Notes from “Absolutely No Pressure” Developer Talk on CivVI
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jqAFacz5NU4kBfpSUkGQTHswnm7JeFNHBEupD8FDhVs/edit#
(http://schedule.gdconf.com/session/absolutely-no-pressure-continuing-a-successful-game-series-with-civilization-vi)

Intro/Outro
CivVI Video “Scout’s Honor”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4Mwt0XIw00
– Sid Meier and Head of Microsoft‘s Xbox Division: “Talking About” Civ
http://www.xboxachievements.com/news/news-26433-Could-A-New-Civilization-Game-Be-Coming-To-Xbox-One—-Report.html

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

By | March 2, 2017

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 35 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to Dines for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Deity, Domination, Marathon, Standard, Great Plains Plus, Mongolia (Genghis Khan) [BNW] game for 6493 points.

JWideman was the most active player during this update, submitting 8 games.

Only 4 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
blatc – 1280 AD, Turn 188, 5424 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Great Plains, Poland (Casimir III) [BNW]
Dines – 1050 BC, Turn 245, 4281 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Standard, Pangaea, Songhai (Askia) [BNW]
Dines – 1220 BC, Turn 228, 6493 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Standard, Great Plains Plus, Mongolia (Genghis Khan) [BNW]
Dines – 340 BC, Turn 316, 2547 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Huge, Pangaea, Arabia (Harun al-Rashid) [BNW]
Dines – 715 AD, Turn 443, 782 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Huge, Large Islands, England (Elizabeth) [BNW]
johncparr – 2270 BC, Turn 123, 3975 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Duel, Great Plains Plus, Mongolia (Genghis Khan) [BNW]
R.G.A.M. – Jan 1944 AD, Turn 539, 1305 points, Deity, Science, Epic, Standard, Terra, Denmark (Harald) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Minor CXXXIX – Domination, King, Standard, Small Continents, Standard, Greece (Alexander)
1st vadalaz – 250 BC T-105
2nd zlither – 1250 AD T-185
3rd walkyc – 1750 AD T-260

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Minor CXXXX – Diplomacy, Prince, Standard, Inland Sea, Epic, Morocco (Ahmad al-Mansur)

>> Civ V HOF
>> Discussion Thread

Denniz

Civilization IV Update

By | March 1, 2017

The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated. 9 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to WithTea for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Standard, Normal, Prince, Space Colony game for 63,071 points.

neilmeister was the most active player during this update, submitting 2 games.

ozbenno was the most active player during this update, submitting 2 games.

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

Congratulations to Dhoomstriker for winning G-Major 150 with a Religious victory in 1560BC, commiserations to Tonny who finished second on the score tiebreaker!

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

NobleZarkon

PolyCast Episode 275: “More Perfect”

By | February 25, 2017

Always the optimists. The two-hundred-and-seventy-fifth episode of PolyCast, “More Perfect“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and ”MadDjinn” with returning guest co-host Scott “AlphaShard” Dirk. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

01m44s | Senate
A complete and detailed account, and consideration, of Civilization VI‘s terrain improvements and resources is followed by an equally comprehensive rundown of its Wonders, World and Natural (23m15s).
50m10s | News
The “Explorer Pack – Signature Edition” for CivVI was released with limited availability, questionable quality and a peculiar piece of missing content.

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Believing in miracles and trolling backfire.

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