PolyCast Episode 316: “Not Just a Lame Clip Show XVI”

By | August 26, 2018

PolyCast As many letters as there are in an alphabet. The three-hundred-and-sixteenth episode of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast, “Not Just a Lame Clip Show XV“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, ”Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade with six guest co-hosts in the twenty-sixth compilation of segments archived from previous episode recordings and not released previously. With a 59m59s runtime, the summary of topics is as follows:

01m30s | Miscellaneous
The position that the Civilization series is perpetuating an untruth about humanity is called in question (recorded for Episode 303).
23m19s | Research Lab
Expanding CivVI‘s diplomatic system to be more precise in declarations of war is examined (recorded for Episode 302).
37m55s | Forum Talk
What aspect of Civilization VI is most egregiously undervalued by its players (recorded for Episode 311).

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. Episode 317 of PolyCast, the show’s latest recorded outing in 2018, is to be published on September 2nd.

DanQ

PolyCast Episode 317 Topics List

By | August 23, 2018

PolyCast This Saturday, August 25th, 2018 is to see the sixteenth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s twelfth season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 317’s topics list is set as follows:

Forum Talk
– Irrigation Is “Really Bad” (Civilization VI)
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/irrigation-is-pretty-bad-i-think.634715
– Your “Standard” Barracks-to-Stables Ratio
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/whats-your-standard-barracks-to-stables-ratio.634652
– The “Biggest Criticisms” of the Game’s Maps
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/what-are-your-biggest-criticisms-of-civ-vi-maps.634456

Theatre
– Recent Civilization VI Gameplay Experiences

Miscellaneous
– Eight Positions Available at Civ Developer
https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GAMES2K&cws=63&rid=2577
https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GAMES2K&cws=63&rid=2697
https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GAMES2K&cws=63&rid=2712
https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GAMES2K&cws=63&rid=2745
https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GAMES2K&cws=63&rid=2788
https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GAMES2K&cws=63&rid=2828
https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GAMES2K&cws=63&rid=2829
https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GAMES2K&cws=63&rid=2836
– New Game from Civ Developer to be Neither Civ or XCOM
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-07-23-2ks-light-slate-belies-bigger-ambitions

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 Hall of Fame updated

By | August 10, 2018

The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated – 16 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to @swordnboard for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Tiny, Normal, Immortal, Space Colony game for 325,900 points.

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

Only 2 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:

    @Kaitzilla – 1300 BC, Standard, Marathon, Deity, Espionage game for 308,271 points.
    @Kaitzilla – 1100 BC, Standard, Marathon, Deity, Espionage game for 248,907 points.
    @WastinTime – 1530 AD, Huge, Quick, Deity, Domination game for 233,610 points.

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

@Kaitzilla with a 1300 BC, Standard, Marathon, Deity, Espionage game for 308,271 points.
@WastinTime with a 1530 AD, Huge, Quick, Deity, Domination game for 233,610 points.

@swordnboard with a 1440 AD, Tiny, Normal, Immortal, Space Colony game for 325,900 points.

@Fractal Spiral with a 1295 AD, Standard, Epic, Emperor, Diplomatic game for 31,656 points.
@WastinTime with a 800 AD, Huge, Quick, Emperor, Religious game for 54,228 points.

A number of players gained a composite table High Score (i.e. Any Condition):
@swordnboard with a 1440 AD, Tiny, Normal, Immortal, game for 325,900 points.

@WastinTime with a 1530 AD, Huge, Quick, Deity, game for 233,610 points.

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

NobleZarkon

HOF Civ5 Update

By | August 6, 2018

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 38 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to sexten for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Settler, Science, Marathon, Large, Highlands, Poland (Casimir III) [BNW] game for 11932 points.

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

Only 2 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
vadalaz – 820 AD, Turn 228, 4133 points, Deity, Domination, Epic, Large, Large Islands, Netherlands (William) [BNW]
zlither – 2560 BC, Turn 24, 2142 points, Deity, Domination, Quick, Duel, Great Plains, Japan (Oda Nobunaga) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Minor CXLXX – Diplomacy, Prince, Standard, Fractal, Standard, Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II)
1st vadalaz – 1180 AD T-178
2nd JoeSham – 1390 AD T-199
3rd zlither – 1725 AD T-255

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Minor CXLXXI – Domination, Warlord, Small, Highlands, Standard, India (Gandhi) (check options)

>> Civ V HOF
>> Discussion Thread

Denniz

Civilization Players Leagues Update

By | August 5, 2018

It is turning out to be a very busy summer in the multiplayer community.  Here is the what is going on at CivPlayers!

We are now at Version 5 of the Better Balance Game Mod, Yo can view the update log here in our discord https://discord.gg/MmSGeBM or on the Steam page https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1368312893

Our very successful Duel league, the Association of CivPlayers Duel Players(ADCP) which is formatted like Pro Tennis leagues, is about to start 3 new tournaments starting August 13th.  The new player friendly Los Cabos 250 Series tournament, the mid range Halle 500 Series tournament, and the Masters Rome 1000 Series tournament.  All can be signed up in our ADCP discord channel here https://discord.gg/BHMYrDg

We also have a new CPL Single Player Challenge for August; Korea Science Deity Challenge, sign up here for a taste of MP settings in a Single player game!   https://discord.gg/MzWe6Sp

And we are also very busy in planning for the 4th Clan Championship Cup that will run 28-30 Sept, 3 days of non-stop matches for the best MP players we have to offer.  We have 6 Clans that you can come and sign up with(or if you have a Clan/Guild come sign them up) or just watch the games on our Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/CivPlayersLeagues

Or live on our Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/civplayers

Of course everyone is welcome to just come and visit and play a game, we have games 24/7  https://discord.gg/ubwTNdd

CanuckSoldier

TurnCast Episode 99: “The Meeting Place”

By | July 31, 2018

TurnCast Gather around. Regular players Daniel “DanQ” Quick, ”Makahlua” and Matthieu “GrimVek” are joined alongside fellow co-operative Civilization VI multiplaying gamers in the ninety-ninth episode of TurnCast (TC). Entitled “The Meeting Place“, it carries a runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to loud proud, hard handle, ish continues, beg pardon and really loud.

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. The next PolyCast production is to be released on August 26th, 2018.

DanQ

PolyCast Episode 315: “Not Just a Lame Clip Show XV”

By | July 31, 2018

PolyCast Silver springs. The three-hundred-and-twelfth episode of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast, “Not Just a Lame Clip Show XV“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, ”Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade with five guest co-hosts in the twenty-fifth compilation of segments archived from previous episode recordings and not released previously. With a 59m59s runtime, the summary of topics is as follows:

00m37s | Research Lab
Pushing for a ”Cultural Revolution” mechanic (recorded for Episode 291) and branching out the Envoy system present in Civilization VI (16m59s).
29m42s | Forum Talk
Which CivVI City States conveys the best bonus for its Suzerain (recorded for Episode 302).
36m35s | Miscellaneous
How trading weapons could be done in the context of Civ (recorded for Episode 310).
48m35s | Open Mic
The 2017 Show Feedback Survey results are in, leading to more expected than unexpected input (recorded for Episode 298).

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. Episode 316 of PolyCast is to be recorded on August 25th, 2018.

DanQ

PolyCast Episode 314: “Details to Follow”

By | July 31, 2018

PolyCast In short order. The three hundred-and-fourteenth episode of PolyCast, “Details to Follow“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

01m35s | News
The newest patch for Civilization VI gets more attention for what is removes than what it brings.
11m45s | Senate
The placing of districts in multiplay gaming is brought to the forefront through prioritization.
26m07s | Forum Talk
What taking away from CivVI Era Score could confer (recorded for Episode 306).
36m22s | Research Lab
How Government mechanics could be restructured in Civilization VI in the title’s post-Rise & Fall period.

Intro/Outro | Assorted
Admiration, botnification, who’s counting and who’s now married.

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