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New Civ5 Expansion Announced! Civ5 Gods and Kings!
« on: February 16, 2012, 12:26:11 PM »
We have been speculating on whether Firaxis has been working on an Expansion Pack, and now we know for sure.




http://forums.2kgames.com/showthread.php?118085-Expansion-pack-announced-Civilization-V-Gods-amp-Kings

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Fans of Civilization V have been begging me for an answer to this question for quite some time: will Civilization V get an expansion pack?

Today I am extremely excited to tell you all that yes, it will! Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings is currently slated for a late Spring 2012 release.

It will come as no surprise to those of you who are familar with expansion packs for previous Civilization games that Gods & Kings will add more techs, units, buildings, Wonders, and playable Civilizations. But what about the big brand new game elements that will change the way you conquer the world? Let me lay it out for you:

    Tons of New Stuff. I know I just mentioned it, but I want to draw attention to just how many new things we've got here: 27 new units, 13 new buildings, 9 new wonders, and 9 new playable civilizations. Among the new civilizations are the Netherlands (William I, Prince of Orange), the Celts (Boudicca), and the Mayans (Pacal the Great).
    Religion. That's right; quite possibly the most requested major addition to the game is coming in the Gods & Kings expansion. Using the new "Faith" resource, you'll be able to found your own religion and grow it from a simple Pantheon of the Gods to a world-spanning fully-customized religion.
    Reworked Combat System. The expansion has a reworked combat system along with an AI that places more emphasis on balanced army composition. Among the changes to the combat system is the addition of melee naval units, which will force you to really rethink the way you execute your naval assaults.
    Enhanced Diplomacy, with Espionage. In addition to being able to establish embassies with your rival civilizations, spies will now be an important part of how you conduct your foreign affairs. Surveilling foreign cities, stealing advanced techs, and garnering influence with city-states are some of the things you'll be able to do with this new powerful mechanic.
    New City-States. With religion being added to the game, it only made sense to introduce Religious city-states which will interact with your religion in special ways. In addition, Mercantile city-states will be attractive for those of you who love to grow your civilization's treasury. All city-states will use the greatly expanded quest system, making city-states more dynamic and diplomatic victories more challenging, while decreasing the importance of gold when dealing with city-states.
    New Scenarios. Three new scenarios will be coming in Civilization V: Gods & Kings. Experience the fall of Rome, explore the medieval era, and my personal favorite: a unique scenario in a Victorian science-fiction setting.
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Re: New Civ5 Expansion Announced! Civ5 Gods and Kings!
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 12:27:21 PM »
Of course being just the major items doesn't mean they won't fit more fixes or free patches including MP ones along side the XP.

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Re: New Civ5 Expansion Announced! Civ5 Gods and Kings!
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 02:24:33 PM »
This does look "awesome" btw how come i couldnt create a new thread in c5news when i posted about this a few hours before?

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Re: New Civ5 Expansion Announced! Civ5 Gods and Kings!
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 02:44:38 PM »
This does look "awesome" btw how come i couldnt create a new thread in c5news when i posted about this a few hours before?

Because only Admins can create news posts, all other members can only reply to them.

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Re: New Civ5 Expansion Announced! Civ5 Gods and Kings!
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 06:11:42 PM »
There's not even a hint of MP fixes/features.  That's ominous news for a 1st expansion, considering the history of the Civ franchise.

Civ3's 1st Expansion:
  • Play the World
  • Specifically added MP to a non-MP game

Civ4's 1st Expansion:
  • Warlords
  • MP-oriented bug fixes and features
[PPP]jobe_c4f: you want my mod zhenon? that's rather pathetic, what you're doing O_o
[PPP]jobe_c4f: i feel just sad for humaniy seing it

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Re: New Civ5 Expansion Announced! Civ5 Gods and Kings!
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 08:02:21 PM »
There's not even a hint of MP fixes/features.  That's ominous news for a 1st expansion, considering the history of the Civ franchise.

Civ3's 1st Expansion:
  • Play the World
  • Specifically added MP to a non-MP game

Civ4's 1st Expansion:
  • Warlords
  • MP-oriented bug fixes and features

Well with Steams ability to do small DLC/Patches, I would not expect to see MP fixes/features listed in an XP.  As soon as you did that you would have people crying that they are making us pay for what should be free :-/   

They have already said that Pitboss and the SDK are coming at a future date, it is reasonable to assume that they know the last MP patch did not fix all they thought it would and more are coming.

The good thing is that the money they get from an XP can be used to justify having programmers spend time on patches that are released in parallel.

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Re: New Civ5 Expansion Announced! Civ5 Gods and Kings!
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 08:58:54 PM »
I wish they would make the XP stuff free. Some ppl cant afford it even when they have sells for the stuff. :(

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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 10:33:02 PM »
I wish they would make the XP stuff free. Some ppl cant afford it even when they have sells for the stuff. :(

Start saving your pennies SK, it is only $29.99, but Greg has indicated that the plan is that any feature that is part of the core game will end up as a free patch for everyone.  He doesn't have a list yet, but I'd assume any AI optimizations etc would get ported out of the XP into a patch for everyone, just like MP animations have been.

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Re: New Civ5 Expansion Announced! Civ5 Gods and Kings!
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2012, 12:17:39 PM »
A little bit cheeky of Firaxis, in my opinion, releasing an expansion pack.  But I would be genuinely interested to see what the MP uptake is on this.

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Re: New Civ5 Expansion Announced! Civ5 Gods and Kings!
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2012, 12:29:43 PM »
27 new units??? how many units are there in civ5 right now?
I am excited  ;D ;D ;D

EDIT: around 90 including unique units and dlc unique units
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Re: New Civ5 Expansion Announced! Civ5 Gods and Kings!
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2012, 03:33:37 PM »
Builder.. as an annoying person once said... "You're so NEWB.." -MGT :)

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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2012, 08:41:40 PM »
Silent... as a NEWB once said "your just jealous because you are to poor to buy the expansion pack" -BuilderFTW
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Re: New Civ5 Expansion Announced! Civ5 Gods and Kings!
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2012, 12:07:52 AM »
You right.. :D but its ok... i'll be coming into some money here soon.. ;)

 

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