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Thread: Should the Civ3 General forum and the PtW forum be merged ?

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    Should the Civ3 General forum and the PtW forum be merged ?

    I have just thought of the merging between Civ3-general and PtW forums. What do you think ?

    Question is : should the Civ3 general and PtW forum be merged ?

    Answers : YES, NO

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    After a long time away from the on-topic forums, I have been surprised by the low activity of both Civ3 general and PtW forums.

    It seems to me the PtW forum has outlived its usefulness : it was created for PtW only discussions at the time the expansion didn't hit the shelves, and it had to relieve the Civ3 forum of a huge PtW related traffic.
    Today, most people play Civ3 with PtW, and the traffic in both forums isn't huge either, so there is little sense to separate them anymore IMHO.

    Besides, I think it would be more convenient to browse one forum when it comes to talks about Civ3, rather than 2.

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    I agree, Spiffor. As you said, most of the players already own both Civ3 and PtW, and many issues that are debated belong to both games, actually.
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    Time to merge, methinks...till the next XP comes out that is
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    It seems as if you ae right. The PTW forum doesn't seem to be needed any more. There are posts in both the forums that are related to PTW, and there are some posts in the PTWforum that is more general then PTW, and the posts about original Civ3 are not very many any more.

    A merge could be good to get the posts to return to the topic. Now I at least feel that it's hard to mionitor both the General and the PTW forum.
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    Voted, agreed.

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    Do we know "most" Civ3 owners also have PTW?

    How do we know that?
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    Yes Do it....

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    Originally posted by MyOlde
    Do we know "most" Civ3 owners also have PTW?

    How do we know that?
    It is a mere assumption, of course, and it could not be the case... but we're talking about this particular forum, and most of the members* here are "hardcore" strategy lovers, so it is possible that most of them have got the expansion pack as well.

    *At least the frequent posters, I'm not referring to the casual players, which seems to be the case of some newbies.
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    Merge!

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    Originally posted by MyOlde
    Do we know "most" Civ3 owners also have PTW?

    How do we know that?
    It's not the fact that they must have PTW, but the fact that there are very few that doesn't and the "General" user has PTW, that's why the general forum is used for PTW discussion as well, which means that a PTW user would have to visit bothe the forums.
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    I would vote yes but it won't let me for some reason.

    There seems little point in having to check both forums.
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    yes, good idea

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    Gets a from me, but a for having no banana option.

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    YAY for merging. MP is enough.

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    Yes, it's not as there is so much interesting to read on those two forums


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    Both forums have in common, that I don't visit them very often anymore. There are not much general things left to discuss, which could not be covered by other forums (like Strategy, Help, Future Civ etc.). So it'd make sense to merge them.

    Another proposal would be to rename the "Multiplayer" forum in "Doesn't work" forum. That would be more informative.

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    I've posted about it in the community forum. I expect Dan or Markos to see the request soon, though I don't know if they'll do it or not.

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    hi ,

    nope , its fine the way it is , .....


    CIV and PTW do have a difference , ....


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    Good idea spiffor

    All for it, and like most others i don't visit it very often anymore either.
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    I second the suggestion and poke you for the lack of the banana option.

    The assumption that all Civ III owners have PtW too is blaspheme. I have Civ III and I don't have PtW. Just pointing out that no such assumption can be made.
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    Come on, Ras, you know you'll get it sooner or later...
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    I know that sooner or later I might do the same as TKG.
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    I've just noticed the PtW forum and Civ3-Civilizations forum have been closed and put under Civ3 general
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    Yeppers.
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    It's incredible the number of things we can get here if we ask nicely, isn't it?

    Anyway, good news. It will be easier to browse the forum now.
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    Besides, most recent threads have been moved from the subforums to here, so that it's easier for us to answer to them. Definitely a good job
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    What!? And be like CivFanatics.com?!

    Oh No, it's already done! (Sort of).

    Just kidding... seems like a reasonable move.
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