Civ IV Hall Of Fame Updated

By | April 28, 2017

The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated. 15 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to neilmeister for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Standard, Marathon, Prince, Domination game for 549,014 points.

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

Only 2 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
    fizbankovi – 1650 AD, Standard, Normal, Deity, Domination game for 264,972 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1942 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 7,282 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1900 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 8,938 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1906 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 8,977 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1894 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 9,924 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1902 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 9,542 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1934 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 6,449 points.

A number of players gained number one positions on harder difficulty levels:
Dhoomstriker with a 1115 AD, Tiny, Marathon, Immortal, Cultural game for 13,7246 points.
Dhoomstriker with a 1295 AD, Duel, Marathon, Immortal, Cultural game for 110,820 points.

A number of players gained a composite table High Score (i.e. Any Condition):
neilmeister with a 1358 AD, Standard, Marathon, Prince, game for 549,014 points.

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NobleZarkon

PolyCast Episode 280 Topics List

By | April 27, 2017

This Saturday, April 29th, 2017 is to see the eighth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s eleventh season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 280’s topics list is set as follows:

Open Mic
– Episode 279 Feedback
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/polycast-episode-279-feel-that-impetus.614482

Senate
– As and Against I: Civilization VI Profile, America
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/American_(Civ6)
– As and Against II: CivVI Profile, Arabia
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Arabian_(Civ6)
– As and Against III: CivVI Profile, Brazil
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Brazilian_(Civ6)

Forum Talk
– Spies Getting Killed (Civilization VI)
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/does-anyone-else-get-a-spy-killed-every-single-game.613670

Intro/Outro
CivV Third Best Selling PC Exclusive Game to Date
http://www.gamerevolution.com/news/civilization-v-is-now-the-3rd-bestselling-pc-exclusive-in-history-with-10-million-units-sold-40239
(http://steamspy.com/app/8930)

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 279: “Feel That Impetus”

By | April 22, 2017

Heating up. The two-hundred-and-seventy-ninth episode of PolyCast, “Feel That Impetus“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and ”MadDjinn” with first-time guest co-host Ayla “kalleina” Radies. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

01m12s | Senate
In Civilization VI, prioritizing what building to construct, when and in respect to city order followed by taking what unit promotions and when (22m46s).
31m35s | Open Mic
Responding to a CivVI unit upkeep question asked during the livestream of Episode 276 and on show criticism, complementing and what to make of the game’s Harbour district in response to Episode 278 (35m33s).
49m24s | Miscellaneous
The success of the Civilization franchise in 2016 on gaming platform Steam (recorded for Episode 272), invading/not invading peculiarity in CivV (51m18s; recorded for Episode 262), CivVI Builder adventures (53m04s; recorded for Episode 273) and game notification oddities (54m14s).

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Breaking the cycle and enjoyment measure.

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

ModCast Episode 69: “Laying Foundations”

By | April 15, 2017

New game, new voices. The sixty-ninth episode of ModCast, entitled “Laying Foundations“, is now netcasting with a 40m29s runtime. Rob “Rob (R8XFT)” Riley returns as lead panelist and is joined by new regular co-hosts ”vicevirtuoso”, John “Neirai” and Lee “LeeS” Shipp, all of whom had been guests on the show prior.

The summary of topics is as follows:

06m06s | Miscellaneous
Experiencing making changes to Civilization VI with, and without, modding tools and then pondering changes to the game from a modder’s perspective (18m23s).

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

DanQ

PolyCast Episode 279 Topics List

By | April 13, 2017

This Saturday, April 15th, 2017 is to see the eighth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s eleventh season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 279’s topics list is set as follows:

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
Northern Light: They should change the way upkeep works. I think upkeep should not be unit specific, but based on the era player is. Its not perfect solution, but having these obsolete units around is? stupid.- Re: Episode 278
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/polycast-episode-278-go-deeper.613842

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
– “Breaking News” in CivVI

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

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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