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

Civ6 Patch – Australian Summer 2017 Updated Announced

By | February 22, 2017

Firaxis have announced an Australian Summer 2017 update for Civ6 to accompany the release of
the Australian DLC. The updated will be free for all Civ6 players, and will include a number of important and long-awaited features, namely:

  • Steam Workshop;
  • Modding tools;
  • Multiplayer team functionality.

There is no official word yet on the exact release time for the patch or DLC, but with only a week left in the Australian summer, it unlikely to be a long wait.

Read more here

Discuss in the Civ6 forum

Camikaze

New DLC for Civ6: Australia

By | February 21, 2017

Firaxis have announced more DLC for Sid Meier’s Civilization 6, in the form of an Australian civ led by war-time leader John Curtin. This DLC will mark the first time in the civ series that the Australian continent has been populated by a fully-fledged civilization.

Discuss the DLC here – https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/new-civ-australia.610763/

Read the Firaxis blog post here – https://civilization.com/news/entries/#civilization-vi-john-curtin-leads-australia

Camikaze

TurnCast Episode 80: “Still in Progress”

By | February 18, 2017

Ongoing. Regular players Daniel “DanQ” Quick, ”Makahlua”, Steve “WarningU2” Warner and Matthieu “GrimVek” are joined alongside fellow co-operative Civilization VI multiplaying gamers in the eightieth episode of TurnCast (TC). Entitled “Still in Progress“, the series’ seventh season opener carries a runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to last piece, in abdomen, some degree, how long and what learned.

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 | February 17, 2017

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 28 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to zenmaster for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Prince, Diplomacy, Marathon, Tiny, Great Plains, Spain (Isabella) [BNW] game for 7575 points.

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

Only 3 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update
blatc – 1350 AD, Turn 195, 4430 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Great Plains, Poland (Casimir III) [BNW]
blatc – 1340 AD, Turn 194, 4489 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Great Plains, Poland (Casimir III) [BNW]
Dines – 950 BC, Turn 255, 2123 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Huge, Pangaea, Huns (Attila) [BNW]
Dines – 740 BC, Turn 276, 3050 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Huge, Pangaea, Huns (Attila) [BNW]
Dines – 80 BC, Turn 342, 5531 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Standard, Pangaea, Greece (Alexander) [BNW]
zenmaster – 1761 AD, Turn 780, 1663 points, Deity, Science, Marathon, Huge, Large Islands, Korea (Sejong) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Major LXXX – Domination, Emperor, Standard, Shuffle, Epic, Poland (Casimir III)
1st zenmaster – 140 BC  T-164
2nd R.G.A.M. – 1750 AD T-385
3rd walkyc  – Jan 1942 AD T-535

G-Minor CXXXVIII – Culture, King, Standard, Fractal, Standard, Mongolia (Genghis Khan)
1st zenmaster – 600 AD T-140
2nd walkyc – 1840 AD T-290
3rd Mighty Dwaarf  – 1884 AD T-312

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Major LXXXI – Science, Deity, Standard, Terra, Epic, Denmark (Harald)
G-Minor CXXXIX – Domination, King, Standard, Small Continents, Standard, Greece (Alexander)

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>> Discussion Thread

Denniz