Forum Overview :: Galactic Civilizations
One major new great addition is "core worlds". by pinback 06/19/2021, 1:28pm PDT
GalCiv 3 was tiresome (at least when I played it) because you had to play the little hex-tile jigsaw minigame to build stuff on every planet. The limited nature of some planets at least kept it from turning into "build everything everywhere", but it was still a constant interruption in gameplay.

4 introduces "core worlds", which are the high-quality worlds where you have to do the jigsaw puzzle in, but other colonized planets in range just provide stuff (and are supported by) the core worlds. Low-quality planets basically become resource mines your main planets pull from, and it keeps you from having to micromanage every dumb-ass planet.

It does encourage colony-spamming, because as long as you can support them, hey, go grab everything.

But in a world where 4X designers seem to think we want more micro shit and tiny decisions about which thing we want 1% more of every turn, this is a refreshing turn in the other direction.

In my first play-through I was wondering why I wasn't being asked what I wanted to build on Mars, and once I found out, I was thankful and impressed.

I always liked that Brad, you know?
4 NT by 05/11/2021, 4:45am PDT
    The stakes are . . . big? by laudablepuss 05/11/2021, 12:36pm PDT
    Well, it's the prettiest goddamn space 4X I've ever seen. by pinback 06/15/2021, 8:30am PDT
        Sure, whatever by laudablepuss 06/15/2021, 8:39am PDT
            Hey, look, it's the same game, just the new version of it. Take it or leave it. by pinback 06/15/2021, 11:47am PDT
                I *of course* am going to buy it instantly and play it for 10k hours NT by laudablepuss 06/15/2021, 1:04pm PDT
                    Right. I hate Stardock, I hate Brad, he personally groped me, but NT by it's GalCiv, whaddya gonna do. 06/15/2021, 2:50pm PDT
                        It's up to you whether you want to get the game by laudablepuss 06/15/2021, 3:51pm PDT
                        I am sorry that happened to u NT by Jack Bauer 06/15/2021, 4:43pm PDT
                            He was gentle and loving, but dude, I'm at Arby's, let me just eat my beef and c NT by heddar 06/16/2021, 8:07am PDT
    So far even in its broke-ass Alpha state, I'm enjoying this more than 3. by pinback 06/19/2021, 8:48am PDT
        One major new great addition is "core worlds". by pinback 06/19/2021, 1:28pm PDT
        The new research thing is great too, though I'm afraid it'll change over time. by pinback 06/19/2021, 1:33pm PDT
        The only things I haven't liked are obvious broken things that better be fixed. by pinback 06/20/2021, 4:13pm PDT
        Here's the one main thing I'm NOT real thrilled about. by pinback 06/20/2021, 4:16pm PDT
            Confirmed if you get the alpha on Epic, you get the full game on Epic by pinback 06/23/2021, 11:06am PDT NEW
                OH ON EPIC YOU SAY /pout /preen NT by Mister Nimbus 06/23/2021, 3:26pm PDT NEW
                    Half of the GC4 Discord is whining about Epic. by pinback 06/23/2021, 7:00pm PDT NEW
        Caveat while I talk about this: laudablepuss knows more about this game than I by ever will. 06/20/2021, 4:27pm PDT
            Re: Caveat while I talk about this: laudablepuss knows more about this game by laudablepuss 06/22/2021, 6:28am PDT
                You haven't played it and already understand it better than I do. NT by pinback 06/22/2021, 1:36pm PDT
                    Glancing around the forum I see that Frogboy is involved by laudablepuss 06/23/2021, 1:10pm PDT NEW
        Man, I really killed this website. NT by pinback 06/21/2021, 5:33pm PDT
    A different 4 by laudablepuss 06/22/2021, 7:11am PDT
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