Civ IV HOF Update

By | April 11, 2017

The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated. 14 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to Kaitzilla for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Huge, Marathon, Deity, Space Colony game for an awesome 2,496,838 points.

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

5 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
    Dhoomstriker – 1470 AD, Tiny, Quick, Deity, Espionage game for 153508 points.
    fizbankovi – 1834 AD, Standard, Normal, Deity, Cultural game for 69311 points.
    fizbankovi – 1886 AD, Standard, Normal, Deity, Space Colony game for 116642 points.
    Kaitzilla – 600 AD, Huge, Marathon, Deity, Space Colony game for 2496838 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1675 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 30976 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1745 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 31003 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1665 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 37954 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1715 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 35972 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1665 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 43314 points.
    Thlypsis – 1440 AD, Small, Epic, Deity, Diplomatic game for 41637 points.

A number of players gained number one positions on harder difficulty levels:
Dhoomstriker with a 1470 AD, Tiny, Quick, Deity, Espionage game for 153508 points.
Kaitzilla with a 600 AD, Huge, Marathon, Deity, Space Colony game for 2496838 points.

A number of players gained a composite table High Score (i.e. Any Condition):

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NobleZarkon

PolyCast Episode 278: “Go Deeper”

By | April 8, 2017

More meaningful. The two-hundred-and-seventy-eighth episode of PolyCast, “Go Deeper“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua” and ”MadDjinn” with returning guest co-host Steve “WarningU2” Warner and first-time guest co-host Anthony “ztaesek” Seekatz. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

01m12s | News
Talking up and down the ”Spring 2017″ patch for Civilization VI accompanied by civilizations Macedon (28m53s) and Persia (37m30s).
44m09s | Miscellaneous
Recognizing Christopher Tin as the composer of CivVI‘s theme (recorded for Episode 267), taking in Scout behaviour (48m20s; recorded for Episode 276) and condensing a rundown of playing “too much” Civilization VI (50m30s).

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Out of alignment, subconscious musings and reference triggering.

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

HOF Civ5 Update

By | April 3, 2017

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 27 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to elijahtary for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Settler, Science, Quick, Duel, Inland Sea, Egypt (Ramesses II) [BNW] game for 9383 points.

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

Only 1 player was brave enough to take on Deity this update:
Dines – 1760 AD, Turn 262, 4357 points, Deity, Domination, Standard, Standard, Pangaea, Greece (Alexander) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Minor CXLI – Science, Warlord, Small, Highlands, Standard, Russia (Catherine)
1st vadalaz – 1360 AD T-196
2nd zenmaster – 1525 AD T-215
3rd zlither – 1715 AD T-253

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Minor CXLII – Domination, Prince, Standard, Terra, Quick, Siam (Ramkhamhaeng)

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Denniz

PolyCast April Fool’s… 2012!

By | April 1, 2017

Back in 2012, Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast (PC) had an April Fool’s production ready to go. Its release was stopped when its website host at the time went offline for the day. Five years later, April 1st happens to fall on a Saturday — the day that the show has published its works for more than a decade. Now, this all-but-forgotten feature makes its public debut.

Featuring Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and then fourth regular co-host Lisa “qnl” Bang, what is now being titled “April Fool’s 2012” was to have been released as Episode 144 announcing a significant change to PC’s format. It was also scripted, written by Quick.

Eleven years young, the bi-weekly PolyCast has amassed an archive weighing in at over three hundred hours of material. Its two-hundred-and-seventy-eighth episode is to be released on April 8th, 2017. Sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

DanQ

Civ IV HOF Update

By | March 31, 2017

The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated. 20 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to sossos for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Standard, Normal, Deity, Conquest game for 414210 points.

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

Only 3 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
    Dhoomstriker – 1550 AD, Duel, Epic, Deity, Espionage game for 134785 points.
    Dhoomstriker – 830 AD, Tiny, Marathon, Deity, Cultural game for 245587 points.
    Dhoomstriker – 1395 AD, Duel, Epic, Deity, Cultural game for 138813 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1695 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 33245 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1670 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 33146 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1680 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 28949 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1755 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 25660 points.
    sossos – 1230 AD, Standard, Normal, Deity, Conquest game for 414210 points.

A number of players gained number one positions on harder difficulty levels:
Dhoomstriker with a 1550 AD, Duel, Epic, Deity, Espionage game for 134785 points.
Dhoomstriker with a 1395 AD, Duel, Epic, Deity, Cultural game for 138813 points.
Dhoomstriker with a 830 AD, Tiny, Marathon, Deity, Cultural game for 245587 points.

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NobleZarkon

PolyCast Episode 278 Topics List

By | March 30, 2017

This Saturday, April 01st, 2017 is to see the seventh recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s eleventh season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 278’s topics list is set as follows:

News
– ‘Spring 2017’ CivVI Update Arrives
http://steamcommunity.com/games/289070/announcements/detail/562228356582160952
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/spring-2017-patch-notes.612947)
– New Civilization VI Civs Have Arrived: Macedon and Persia

Senate
– On Civilization VI Buildings
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Buildings_(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 Civilization VI
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
– 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 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