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  • Civilization V: Gods & Kings announced

    The Civilization V Expansion Pack Gods & Kings has just been announced on

    The expansion comes with "Tons of New Stuff" like "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)."
    Most important of course are the new game elements. Religion is back! Back in September 23rd 2010 Apolyton Civilization Site already discovered that Religion was was removed from [vanilla] Civilization V. Today the official announcement of 2K Games reads: "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."

    If we read back our article from 2010 we can expect the following religions to enter the expansion pack: "Eight religions are named in the source files: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Polytheism, Shintoism, Spiritualism and Zoroastrianism." We also discovered back then that there will be a religious victory: "a Religious Victory would be about bringing your religion to 'all cities'" The rumors appeared to be right: "There are rumors in the forums about religion being brought back in a possible future Expansion Pack for Civ5."

    Between the release of the original Civilization V and the announcement of the expansion pack many thigns may have changed to the original concept of religion.

    Other big changes to God & Kings are:
    - Reworked Combat System
    - Enhanced Diplomacy, with Espionage
    - New City-States
    - New scenarios

    We'll keep you posted!

    • self biased
      self biased commented
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      you always ask me to play when i'm on my way out the door, oerdin.

    • Dinner
      Dinner commented
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      Originally posted by Zoetstofzoetje
      civ1 spies were cool, you could buy enemy units on the field.
      That would be even more powerful in Civ5 as units take so long to build and then move across the map.

    • Proteus_MST
      Proteus_MST commented
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      That´s right ...
      considering that already at this time killing all of the enemy AI armies means, that you are free to take his cities one after the other,
      as he won´t be able to build enough units to mount any serious resistance anymore,
      buying off all computer units could be a true killer strategy for wealthy players, if it would be allowed in Civ V
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