MS Plays Civ6! (UPDATED 3/1 - MULTIPLAYER + NEW LET'S PLAY)

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:43 pm

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I'm streaming! Come help my Civ6 playthroughs keep my interest... I guess?

We started a game shortly before release of the newest expansion to Civilization VI ~ Gathering Storm! It's updated, with new Civs and Leaders and with crazy crap like natural disasters and global warming ("FAKE NEWS!"), all the way to the actual diplomacy system! (I know, what will they think of next in these videogames?!)

Other co-leaders are always welcome, come join the stream to tell me what to play!

I'm not sure when I'll be getting into a streaming habit, but evenings EST/late night GMT are probably what my schedule will lean towards. Occasional daytime streams either on weekend days, or during odd hours of the day while without obligations. PM me or post if you want to know when I might next be on!



GAME 1: DUTCH / Rise & Fall DLC
Spoiler: Her Majesty Queen Wilhelmina, and the Miniature Cult of the Tigers
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Spoiler: The Dutch Cultists of MafiaScum and their Fledgling Empire (Turn 70)
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Spoiler: The Cult of "Constant Vigilance" Rebukes the Buddhist Menace (Turn 120)
No promises, but we've already met Montezuma and he's not happy...


Maestro's Stream Collection #1!


  • You and the AIs start with a Builder & Scout (to make early gameplay slightly faster/more interesting)
  • Hugely expanded religion - including no cap on Religions in a map (I'm just trying this one out, not sure how it'll go)
  • Far more EXP from Barbarians and far more Tribal Villages e.g. "Goody Huts"
  • 51 new Bonus and Luxuries from Resourceful 2
  • Mines are slightly more balanced, no more "mine spam" on any Hill in the game (see here)
  • Late-game specialist buffs and production buffs (click links for specifics)
  • Adjacency bonuses for the Theatre Square/Acropolis, Industrial Zone/Hansa, and Commercial Hub/Suguba
  • Enhancements to the mod manager screen, the "choosing Leader screen" from right before you start a game, the "Leader loading screen" (with all the info on unique abilities and units, etc.), and the in-game Great Person screen. Also has UI enhancements for in-game... just poke around a bit to get a feel of what shows up and where
  • Adds a map generator with lots of options but DO NOT use the "Import Natural Wonders from map data" setting. In my opinion, it's buggy and adds far too many NWs, which sometimes don't appear on correct tiles (example: "Lake" NWs with no surrounding coastline even, in the middle of the Ocean, NWs within 2 tiles of eachother... etc.)
  • Unique Districts now have unique icons with the Vanilla district's color (e.g. Acropolis for the Greek, Cothon for the Phoenicians, etc.)
  • Nicer and more historically accurate Civ/CS icons

Maestro's Stream Collection #1!


GAME 2: ??? / R&F + Gathering Storm DLC???




We're also hosting at least 1 Cloud game! They go slow since people can take their turns whenever they have the time, and we'd prefer you to have Gathering Storm, but if you want we can start a new game with other DLC or mods, just post in-thread. We've always got people willing to play, and you can spectate games already in progress, I believe. See the quoted post(s) below for the join codes, then just go to [ Multiplayer -> Play By Cloud -> Use Join Code (in the top right corner) ] in order to play.

In post 37, Elbirn wrote:Join Code: KdjK
Continents, Large, Online Speed, no mods, no turn limit/score victory, turned off duplicate civs but NOT duplicate leaders in case two people wanna do dueling Eleanor's idgaf
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:46 pm

Also, I'm told Civ6 is now only $15 on Steam, so get it because Gathering Storm is going to be LIT

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:49 pm

(it's only $15, for another NINETEEN HOURS.

get it quick!)
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:05 pm

Posting to follow

I'd love if we could have like...You post the turn 0 autosave so others can play along, do kinda like a game of the month type thing

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:12 pm

Oof, hopefully I still have it

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:02 pm

Session 2 closed with us reaching the Medieval Era after plopping down a bunch of cities and waging war on the Aztecs. Hilariously out-gunned as they were, the solid defense enabled by the mountains separating us resulted in me capturing only 1 Aztec city before extorting Montezuma for peace. Ugh. But on the bright side, Mvemba of nearby Kongo is happy with us for spreading "Constant Vigilance" to them. (That's our religion, thanks to Elbirn!)

Pictures to go with the update will happen probably tomorrow! If you want to suggest times for me to stream/another game we could start, lemme know.

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:43 pm

I'll play if it's during the day.

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:21 pm

Yooo you have to start a new game on Thursday when gathering storm releases. Who do you all want to play first? I'm torn between Maori and ottomans

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:48 pm

I dont have any expansions

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:08 pm

In post 8, YellowSnow wrote:I dont have any expansions


Correct this problem with money

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:10 pm

I don't have money

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:21 pm

In post 10, YellowSnow wrote:I don't have money


Correct this problem with money

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:09 pm

In post 0, Maestro wrote:We started a game shortly before release of the newest expansion to Civilization VI ~ Gathering Storm! It's updated, with new Civs and Leaders and with crazy crap like natural disasters and global warming ("FAKE NEWS!"), all the way to the actual diplomacy system! (I know, what will they think of next in these videogames?!)

Other co-leaders are always welcome, come join the stream to tell me what to play!

I'm not sure when I'll be getting into a streaming habit, but evenings EST/late night GMT are probably what my schedule will lean towards. Occasional daytime streams either on weekend days, or during odd hours of the day while without obligations. PM me or post if you want to know when I might next be on!


GAME 2: ??? / R&F + Gathering Storm DLC???


So yeah. JOIN US! And if we suck, we may restart some time soon.

OP updated! Gimme some options for who we could play as in Game #2 with the new Gathering Storm DLC!

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:12 pm

In post 7, Elbirn wrote:Yooo you have to start a new game on Thursday when gathering storm releases. Who do you all want to play first? I'm torn between Maori and ottomans

I do want to try Kupe, and I haven't touched Suleiman.

But holy CRAP is Mansa Musa (Mali) SUPER fun. You basically get a ton of assorted buffs/debuffs to (mainly) production yields, which shifts the entire focus of your empire to Gpt and Fpt. You basically end up purchasing any time you have the option to, since your production is incredibly low and your Gpt hits +220/turn by Medieval, usually.

EDIT: Also want to try for a Culture/Diplo VC on Canada! Feels really fun and different to not have Surprise Wars even be a thing... like an anti-Darius.

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:50 pm

I did start a game as mansa musa, and I'm doing super well even though I've had a not very good start due to not having anywhere to expand/settle and trying to not be super war focused (my trade routes are worth fuckall without allies). I settled a beautiful Petra city with the new Sahara desert natural wonder and like 6 silver resources and desert hills everywhere, moved all my trade routes there and that city alone makes 80% of my income. I definitely want to keep playing him and fine tuning my pro strats

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:54 pm

I hate to feel like I'm hijacking your thread but if you or any other scummer wants to try a cloud game I'd be down. I have one in progress with a friend and as slow paced as it is, its a much more deliberate and thoughtful way to play I guess? I spent like 20 minutes just placing map markers and planning out cities districts and wonders, instead of just spamming next turn and doing shit all willy Billy. Plus I like being able to drop in at my leisure, way easier than scheduling times together and then having to commit a few hours to a game

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:02 pm

I'd be down

And I don't feel hijacked, I just prefer a much faster-paced Civ experience because I get out of a game's mindset and then hardly ever find time to come back and actually finish stuff, it feels like. I end up starting it up and going "Oh, I wanna try this! Oh wait, I have that old save of the Gold/War Poundmaker game... eh I'd rather do New Shiny Game"

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:35 am

I've been trying out Hungary in Gathering Storm, and, let me tell you, City State spawns are super weird right now, for some reason.
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:03 am

I am so so bad at this game
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:43 pm

In post 17, brassherald wrote:I've been trying out Hungary in Gathering Storm, and, let me tell you, City State spawns are super weird right now, for some reason.

What do you mean? Some of the new ones' suzerain powers are busted! You mean where they actually spawn or how many units they can have? (Hint: it's a whole fucking lot)

In post 18, Papa Zito wrote:I am so so bad at this game

Same, I basically don't play above King unless I feel like tryharding... which I never do

/in for Cloud save game or whatever, Human players allied/otherwise pacifist?

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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:44 pm

With like

Mansa Musa (Mali), Poundmaker (Cree), Wilfred Laurier (Canada), Gilgamesh (Sumer)... we could get a great assortment of Human Civs all basically allied and bankrolling eachother trying to collectively smoke the AI

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:51 pm

In post 19, Maestro wrote:
In post 17, brassherald wrote:I've been trying out Hungary in Gathering Storm, and, let me tell you, City State spawns are super weird right now, for some reason.

What do you mean? Some of the new ones' suzerain powers are busted! You mean where they actually spawn or how many units they can have? (Hint: it's a whole fucking lot)

In post 18, Papa Zito wrote:I am so so bad at this game

Same, I basically don't play above King unless I feel like tryharding... which I never do

/in for Cloud save game or whatever, Human players allied/otherwise pacifist?

Where they actually spawn. I played legitimately one game for like 3 hours and did not find a single City State.
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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:52 pm

I would play, but fair warning, I am way out of practice.

I generally just play at default Difficulty unless its after work, where I lower difficulty because I'm tired.
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:25 pm

In post 22, brassherald wrote:I would play, but fair warning, I am way out of practice.

I generally just play at default Difficulty unless its after work, where I lower difficulty because I'm tired.


You wont get better playing at settler-3, my friend.

I like to play on emperor, prince is fair but the ai isnt aggressive enough. King and above is where the AI has to literally cheat to be better because apparently you cant program AI to be good at civ, which sucks, but if I dont go to that difficulty the ai is simply not a threat

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:28 pm

In post 23, Elbirn wrote:
In post 22, brassherald wrote:I would play, but fair warning, I am way out of practice.

I generally just play at default Difficulty unless its after work, where I lower difficulty because I'm tired.


You wont get better playing at settler-3, my friend.

I like to play on emperor, prince is fair but the ai isnt aggressive enough. King and above is where the AI has to literally cheat to be better because apparently you cant program AI to be good at civ, which sucks, but if I dont go to that difficulty the ai is simply not a threat

Do you use the improved AI mod?

And, yeah, if I really get back into the game, I'll start pumping it up again.
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