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Now to the news
As you might have heard already Firaxes has announced a new expansion pack for Civilization 5 which is called Brave New World. Although we don’t know to much about this expansion pack we do know that it has at the moment three new civilizations which are Assyria, Brazil and Poland. We are also not sure if it is going to be a big update but many in the last post voted for a smaller expansion pack then God’s and King’s.
Something that is ending soon is the Facebook Civilization game called civ world which although the hype in the beginning of its release nothing really happened to it and still after three years it stayed beta. So civ world will die with a horrible title, civ world gets killed on the 29th of May.
Recently Firaxes announced a new expansion pack called “Brave New World” with this announcement they announced a couple of new civilisation’s with their unique features. But Firaxes did not make any new features available to the public which made me think of something.
Unlike the expansion pack God’s and King’s which was released last year I think that this years expansion pack will include many new cool civilisations but not really cool features like the addition of religion and espionage. I think that this DLC could be but more like the expansion pack Warlords for Civilisation 4.
So what do you think will Brave New World be as big of an expansion pack as God’s and King’s or will it be smaller like the expansion pack for Civilisation, Warlords.
In Pax East Firaxes announced the expansion pack which will probably come out in the summer and this new epansion pack is called Brave new world. Firaxes announced in Pax three new civilizations. They are Assyria, Brazil and Poland
Assyria is a civilization that is industrial and scientific so going for a scientific victory is a good idea.
Brazil is a culture based civilization many of it interesting items are based on tourism
Poland is a military civilization it focuses heavily on mounted horseback, it has a unique unit called the winged Hussar. Poland also gets a free social policy every new era.
Brazil: Pedro II
Poland: Casimir III
Also stay tuned as there are 6 other civilizations to be announced.
The announcement of the expansion pack new world has brought energy back to the civ community something that it has not seen in a while.
Tomorrow I will post a more detailed post about the upcoming expansion pack “New World”
Just a while ago I went to the the mac app store to read some reviews of Civilization 5 and many of the reviews mention annoying bugs.
As you see the reviews of the bugs are around the release time of the God’s and King’s expansion pack on the Mac app store, so it might be the God’s and King’s could be part of this. Also what quite strange is that these bugs have not been occurring on the Mac version on steam and only on the Mac app store version.
Their might be a reason to this and reason why it’s taken so long to fix is that the steam version and the Mac app store version have different code. It might have somehow in the workflow gotten in to a mess and it might be why its taking so long to fix these bugs.
What is your opinion on this situation comment below
I had speculated already quite a while ago due to the lack of updates to civ world its days where numbered and the month of may will be the begging of the end for civ word.
Firaxes has announced that it will on the 29th of may shut the game down from Facebook, what started as a very ambitious start up now after two years is being being shut down quietly.
Recently there came a new update to civ rev which ads multiplayer support which is a feature which I have been waiting for since the release of the game 5 years ago. Also they have added something interesting, just like with civ 5 on the mac app store they have added in app purchases. Such as wonders new units etc, so could there be a chance that there will be soon to come expansion packs for Civ rev?
What is your opinion on it?
Yesterday the gold edition of civilization 5 was released on steam which included all the expansion packs such as the Inca Spain expansion pack or the God’s and Kings expansion pack. The price for this Gold edition is 39,99€. Which compared to civilization’s 5 price is not much more.
As said before the gold edition is currently only available in the steam store.
It’s been announced that a gold edition of civ 5 will come out this year including all the DLC’s and Gods and kings.
Now of they release this gold edition of civ 5 this year it would probably mean that the rumored new world expansion back will be seen in 2014.
But really all of this speculation and announcements are good as they waken a winter sleeping civ community.