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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:45 pm

Sid Meier's Civilization V: Scummers and Congress UPick


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Everyone's favourite turn-based strategy game has now arrived to a scum thread near you! From the brainiac minds of Venmar and Meastro, we are delighted to host a UPick that will have you saying "Just one more post, I swear."

Mod: Venmar
Co-Mod: Maestro
Reviewers: wgeurts and Maestro

Setup


UPick

  • This Set-Up is a UPick! Players will submit to me a list of civilizations that are playable in the game of Civ 5, and Maestro and I will provide you with a role according to your choice, and design a setup around these picks once they are all in. You will submit a list of 5 civs, ranked from most preferred to least preferred, and then receive a role accordingly. Simple as that!
  • Please submit your picks when you /in
  • As a helpful resource, here is a List of all of the Civilisations in the game you can choose from.

The World Congress

  • The World Congress is a daily mechanic that the playerbase will take a part in every day. It resembles the World Congress of the same name from the game, and is a secondary function, in ADDITION to the lynch voting, that players can "vote" on each day.
  • Every civ (player) in the game will start the game with at least 1 delegate, and will receive an additional delegate every day afterwards.
  • Every day, the playerbase will vote amongst themselves who among them should be the Host of the World Congress. The Host gets an additional delegate for the day, and gets to choose a resolution from a list for the playerbase to vote on. The player with the second highest amount of votes for Host will choose a second resolution to vote for.
  • "Resolutions" are what you spend your delegates on. If they pass, they will have an effect upon the game. Their effect may be arbitrary, clear, direct or indirect, but an effect, they will have. The effects are not random, directly deceptive, or bastardish in any way, though the EXACT effect of a resolution is not stated outright in it's description.
  • Players can assign their delegates with Hurt and Heal tags; a HEAL: Yay: X tag means that you "support" a resolution, while a HURT: Nay: X means that you "oppose" a resolution. If a resolution has more "Nay"
    votes than "Yay" votes, it will fail to pass. Use your delegates to either support or oppose resolutions!


As per my modding style (Venmar), expect some interesting mechanics, roles, and flavour! I hope to see you at the Congress!

  • Hydras are not allowed
  • Game will NOT be bastard


Playerlist[!] - Needs to submit civ choices

  1. Varsoon
  2. Nero Cain
  3. Assemblerotws
  4. brassherald
  5. BuJaber
  6. Kokichi Koma
  7. Creature
  8. Chara
  9. Elbirn
  10. Gamma Emerald
  11. Klazam
  12. Titus
  13. Shaziro
  14. ActionDan
  15. Joey_
  16. Dunkerdoodles
  17. pidgey
  18. Jodaxq
  19. Almost50
  20. marshy
  21. ranmaru
Last edited by Venmar on Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:52 pm, edited 24 times in total.
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:53 pm

I am confirming my pre-in!
Feel free to approach me on discord: Alisae#0007
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:55 pm

/confirm

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:02 pm

In post 2, Varsoon wrote:/confirm
#banallhydras

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:10 pm

In post 0, Venmar wrote:"Just one more post, I swear."
Also Venmar
I found this funny considering the fact that Nahdia's Civilization game got to 749 pages.
So now I ask you.
Can YOU design a game that can stand the test of time?
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:15 pm

Hypetrain! I'm so very excited to return to modding on the site (tho I see familiar faces already), and I know Ven and I will work well together. I'm mainly going to be focusing my efforts on the Congress after we get underway, with Ven focusing on VCs... but I'm sure we'll both feel free to update you all sooner rather than later on whatever you need whenever the other isn't around.

Btw, he and I haven't actually discussed it yet, but this will be probably my color... If I get a color ... I want my own color, damnit.

/choo choo

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:23 pm

Hi. /ego

This will be the modding account for the game once it is underway, ftr. Maestro and I (Venmar) will be hosting and posting mostly under this account.

~ V

(for consistency sake please still submit upick choices to Venmar)

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:05 am

inb4 town flops
Get to know an Emerald! Stop by sometime, would you kindly? ♪
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:08 am

^
#banallhydras

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:06 am

/in

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:07 am

/ in!

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:34 am

I might join this if this game promises 750+ pages.
Make mafiascum great again

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:17 am

/confirm
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:30 am

/in

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:02 am

I would join if it wasn't the worst Civ ever released.
I sit with Kison.
You can't sit with us.

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:51 am

/in

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:14 am

In post 14, Espeonage wrote:I would join if it wasn't the worst Civ ever released.


...but this isn't Civ 4 Mafia?
Unless you played Civ 5 without any of the DLC, yeah, sure. However, with DLC (and some mods), it's a fine game.

I miss the whole throne room thing you got to do in the old ones.

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:17 am

In post 16, Varsoon wrote:However, with DLC (and some mods), it's a fine game.
LOLNO
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:25 am

Civ5 mods are fucking great.
ah yes, beeboy style reads;
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RIP Grape-Kun 1996 - 2017.

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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:55 am

Really, though, what's your complaint about the game, then?

My major frustrations with it are just that mid/late game is decided so early on that, regardless of victory type or difficulty, it very much becomes a 'press next turn until the game is over' kind of game. Furthermore, military victory is tedious and not all that fun and the enemy AI is kind of awful when it comes to certain aspects of using troops. However, that's pretty much the same complaint I can levy against nearly every title in the franchise, and I enjoy the games anyway. I wish we got a modern version of Master of Magic (which, IMO, would make a better U-Pick anyway because SPELLBOOKS), but I guess we can't have nice things.

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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:55 am

just /in you scrubs

pedit: oh the signup thread is being hijacked for civ discussion
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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:59 am

Actually NQ Mod with its Maps maybe

Here are many things that is wrong with Civ 5. I love the game but there are so many things that are just busted lmfao.
And I am about to cover most of them in 1 post.

The Civs.
Poland - Best Civ in the game and no one is going to question is.
Spain - Buy settler turn 3.
Venice - Worst Civ in the game.
Babylonian - Scales amazing througout all points of the game. Early Bowmen + Their UB is extremely good. By the time they get Crossbowmen, you're still in early game. Not to mention they have this UA for like, no reason??
Earn Great Scientists 50% faster
This makes them really good lategame I'll explain in a bit because Great People are busted in all of themselves.
Arabia - CAMMELS. Best unit in the game. Being able to move at the speed of a knight + shoot plus having extremely solid stats is stupid. Also Petra.
Ethiopia - Best relgious civ by far. And for good reason, their monement replacement produces FAITH. This changes my personal build order from Sscout --> Scout --> Shrine to Scout --> Monument Replacement (I actually haven't played in awhile so I can't remember if that was the optimal strat or if it was monument first then scout). Either way, they will ALWAYS be the first to get religion.
England - Longbowmen having the range of 3 is amazing. Also Frigates combat stat is 25. Their Frigate replacement is 30??????? Combine that with their UA and you have the best navy civ in the game.
The Huns - Really good military civ especially early. In fact, if your capital isn't on a hill, and they have a battering ram and attack you. If you don't have an immediate response to the battering ram you can say goodbye to your capital. Also their Charriot Archer replacement doesn't require horses and Charriot Archers were already a good early game unit.
Ican - Hills were already good, so lets make them their strat bias and give them not maitenence cost. One thing I like to do is just build roads on all of my hills. They cost no maitenece and you get free mobility so why the fuck not. Also Terraces can yield lots of food and can become extremely strong. Not to mention if you have mountain access already you're giving yourself access to Machu Picchu and Observatories and those are just good things to have as well.
Iroquois - Why do they have a terrible replacement for the workshop???? Ok, the real reason why this civ is unplayable is because their UA doesn't actually work. Like, its a fucking joke imo.
Korea - Turtle Ships are a good meme, but not why they're broken. Their UA is. Because 2+ science for each specialist adds up. Also the tech boost is just lol.
Mayan - Great UA. Amazing Shrine replacement.

I think that wraps up most of the civs.
The wonders I think for me the most really busted wonders I would have to say would be Petra because plains are already some of the best tiles in the game, and you're turning dessert tiles into plains tiles (1 hammer 1 food). If I have Desert Hills near Fresh Water + Petra, I build farms on those, because a 3+ food 2+ hammer tile is really strong. It also makes spawning in Dessert, and Dessert Bias Civs (Egypt, Arabia, and I think Zulu?) really strong.
And Alhambra because Blitz Xcoms. Alhambra is a really good wonder because of the free promotion. This always you to (and with all unit upgrade buildings) get Blitz Xcoms. Those are really strong because you can paradrop and attack on the same turn. This esssentially allows you to Stealth Bomb and/or Nuke a capital to the point where you can take it, paradrop, and take the capital. All on the same turn.

Social policies honestly liberty would be a stronger if the maps suited a wide playstyle and if building national wonders didn't cost so much because you wanted to go wide (also pro tip. If you ever DO want to go wide, settle on unique luxuries, you'll get the happiness from them right away if you have researched the tile improvement for them). Like, you lock yourself out of (most notably) Oxford (btw another pro tip, ALWAYS save this for the late game) and National College.
Otherwise we go 4 City Tall Tradition.

OKAY
NOW FOR MY FAVORITE GAMEPLAY MECHANIC.
Did you know that Great People like the Scientists and Writers will yeild the amount of Science (for Writers Culture) you produce within the last 8 turns over having a set amount?
So what you do Mid game is you start saving your Scientists,
Completely ignore the bottom half of the tech tree and beeline Research Labs (plus the military techs down there aren't as important as getting the million over things that are important, so beelining Research Labs is better in general)
You can either keep holding onto Oxford or Oxford into Research Labs.
Build Research Labs in all of your major cities.
Wait 8 turns.
And start popping off 1 great scientist per turn.
Beeline to Hubble
at this point you should have a Great Engineer, Engineer Hubble
And then what you do is up to you.
Do you want Stealth Bombers?
What about Nukes?
Or maybe Xcoms?
You can now beeline them and start dominating and earning your military victory.
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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:00 pm

Like, I LOVE Civ 5.
but there are so many things that are just extremely busted imo.

EDIT: I just forgot I didn't cover Rationalism. Best Social Policy in the game. You ALWAYS stop whatever you are doing and start filling out the Rationalism Tree, it is that good.
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:42 pm

Yeah homie when everything is busted the fun can be had :P

Also, don't shit-talk Venice, I love those goys.

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:43 pm

But, to be fair, I always build tall instead of wide.

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