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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:57 am Reply with quoteBack to top

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/013/305yuvkp.asp

He's my hero.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:07 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The author kinda touches base on this but misses the point - the most addictive aspect of Civ's design is the multiple convexities. A convexity can be thought of as a task or goal that the player is working towards. During a typical turn, you may be racking up enough Great Person Points to get a Great Prophet in one city, generating culture and connecting resources in a recently founded city, building up enough troops to declare war on Spain, trying to build the Great Library before anyone else, and researching construction. Holy crap, that's a lot of stuff going on. And most importantly the player chose all these convexities. THIS is what gives us the "one more turn!" mindset.

Sid is brilliant.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

god i love civ... been playing a lot of warlords with a few people lately. good times Smile
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