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Zechariah0311 Zechariah0311 20 April 2021
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Some guidelines to writing Strategy sections

This guide will provide a few instructions on how to write an effective strategy part, and what is expected, and what should and shouldn't be included. Considering the huge upcoming patch, it is important that we are on the same page. By reading this blog post, you may find the answers to the following:

  • Who can contribute.
  • What should be considered for the Strategy and what should be left out.
  • Why certain strategy parts are kept almost entirely, some are kept with some modifications and some are removed completely.

Note: I will try to be as clear as possible on what is expected, so I will provide some examples from the past, which were written by real people and could still be seen from the articles' history. If you see your writing as an example of what should be avoided or what makes little sense, please don't take it personally.

Part 1: Who can contribute

This part is very simple, the quick answer to that, as well as the answer to "who can contribute to the wiki as the whole," is everyone. However, considering the readers should be the priority of any strategy part, these are the expected "qualifications" (if you must) that the contributors should have:

  • Have some levels of experience with the civ/unit/building/etc that you are talking about.
    • Believe it or not, it is very easy to tell if a person is just guessing how certain things should work without having any real experience with them. The writing in that case will often lack details, since that person cannot know the ins-and-o…
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Zechariah0311 Zechariah0311 16 February 2021
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Genoa and the development of Civ6

Disclaimer: This information gathered in this post is not an official announcement from Firaxis. It is obtained from data mining from xml files of Civilization VI after every major update, which may or may not reflect future contents. Only read this blog post for information and discussion purposes.

(Most of the content from this post was gathered by Potworny, a Polish user on the CivFanatic Forum. You can read their full post here:

The Hidden and Unused content of Civilization VI | CivFanatics Forums)

The question on everyone's mind at the moment is what the final civilization for March is. There are largely two sides: one is for a Native North American civilization (for the sake of geographical completion), and two is for Portugal (considering how much of a fan service NFP has been). Firaxis has been surprisingly tight-lipped when it comes to the last civilization, especially considering all civs revealed had been leaked way before their release (with the sole exception of Gauls), most notoriously Vietnam/Kublai Khan and the Monopoly game mode were leaked in a readme 6 months prior to their official announcement. This blog post's purpose is to inform you that there are many pieces of content that are planned during the development of Civ6, but have never seen the light of day. That includes Genoa as a playable civilization and an unused model of a leader.

To save you a google trip, Genoa is one of many independent maritime republics before the unification to become modern Italy.…

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Zechariah0311 Zechariah0311 2 December 2020
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What is to come for New Frontier Pass

Disclaimer: This information gathered in this post is not an official announcement from Firaxis. It is obtained from data mining from xml files of Civilization VI after every major update, which may or may not reflect future contents. Only read this blog post for information and discussion purposes.

As many of you know, after the July update (concurrent with the Ethiopia Pack), the new civilization and new alternative leader for the Pack 5 (January 2021) were hinted to be Vietnam and Kublai Khan. These choices are not surprising, considering the civilization choices made in NFP were largely influenced by polls on the CivFanatic Forum, which were published a few months after the release of Gathering Storm (as the matter of fact, the only popular request currently missing is the return of Portugal). Vietnam and Kublai led their respective polls about "New Civ to the franchise" and "New alternative leader".

In the new Teddy Roosevelt folder in the DLC folder in game data, there is a readme which states:

This folder contains gameplay data. Be careful to distinguish between two types of gameplay files:

1. Gameplay that needs to be on by default (ex. KublaiKhan_Vietnam_Civilizations.xml for the new content, KublaiKhan_Vietnam_Expansion2.xml for tweaks specific to playing in the XP2 ruleset) Expansion1_Required Material will work in either expansion as long as you have Expansion1 enabled.

2. Gameplay that is part of an optional mode, specifying the ruleset needed (if any) and ending in “_M…

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Zechariah0311 Zechariah0311 20 April 2021
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Some guidelines to writing Strategy sections

This guide will provide a few instructions on how to write an effective strategy part, and what is expected, and what should and shouldn't be included. Considering the huge upcoming patch, it is important that we are on the same page. By reading thi…

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Zechariah0311 Zechariah0311 16 February 2021
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Genoa and the development of Civ6

Disclaimer: This information gathered in this post is not an official announcement from Firaxis. It is obtained from data mining from xml files of Civilization VI after every major update, which may or may not reflect future contents. Only read this …

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Zechariah0311 Zechariah0311 2 December 2020
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What is to come for New Frontier Pass

Disclaimer: This information gathered in this post is not an official announcement from Firaxis. It is obtained from data mining from xml files of Civilization VI after every major update, which may or may not reflect future contents. Only read this …

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Zechariah0311 Zechariah0311 30 October 2020
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Babylon Pack (Hammurabi) coming for NFP this November

This is according to the official Nintendo Eshop of 2K, which can be seen by players who play on Nintendo Switch:

"The Babylon Pack introduces Hammurabi as the leader of Babylon. The Babylon civilization excels at Science, as well as Government and I…

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Oldag07 Oldag07 2 September 2020
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Welcome New Administrators 2020/09/02

Congratulations to the newest administrators of the Civilization Wiki Robal91 and Zechariah0311. Thank you both for your contributions to the world's most comprehensive source for all things Civilization.

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 21 May 2020
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Civ6 updates

There's a lot of interesting things happening in the Civilization community:

  • Epic Games offers Civilization VI FOR FREE for a week, until 5/28/2020!
  • The Civilization VI: New Frontier Pass was recently announced, bringing in a steady flow of new content to …
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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 2 February 2020
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How about Featured Articles?

Some wikis have a section of their front pages introducing featured articles. I see that this one has a featured video, but there are still some people in the world who like to read good articles. One obvious candidate must be Chinese (Civ6)/In-dept…

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 9 April 2019
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Civilization VI April 2019 Update

Civilization VI, and especially Gathering Storm, recently got a big update, dubbed the Antarctic Late Summer Update. With this update the climate change, once it hits, hits harder than before. There are, in addition, dozens of changes to the balance …

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 20 November 2018
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Civilization VI: Gathering Storm announced!

A new expansion for Civilization VI was just announced: Gathering Storm! It will be released on February 14, 2019! There are going to be droughts, floods and active volcanoes! Check out the announcement trailer:

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 1 January 2018
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Happy New Year 2018!

Happy New Year everyone!! Another great year with the wiki has come to a conclusion. With the upcoming Civilization VI: Rise and Fall expansion 2018 is going to be at least as exciting as 2017 was. :)

With the new year I decided to revisit the graphs I …

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 9 June 2017
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Free game gets great review

Sid Gingham has written: " Although C-Evo doesn't really do anything that's new for the genre, it's in the execution where it scores so highly and which means this is a must play if you have any interest in such things. Right from the start, this is…

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 27 February 2017
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Civilization VI February 2017 Update

Civilization VI recently got its second big update, dubbed the Australian Summer 2017 Update. The update was released simultaneously with the newest DLC, the Australian civilization, and contains the much-anticipated support for Steam Workshop! Full…

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JoePlay JoePlay 18 November 2016
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Civilization VI Fall 2016 Update

Full details at http://steamcommunity.com/games/289070/announcements/detail/646658987742411203

Here is the full list of patch notes:

[NEW]

  • Maps
    • Added a balanced six player map.
    • Added a balanced four player map.
  • ‘Cavalry and Cannonades’ Scenario Added
    • Comba…
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ZeroOne ZeroOne 17 October 2016
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Civ6 release schedule

Civilization VI can now be downloaded from Steam if you pre-ordered it! That way the game is ready to be played the minute it's unlocked on Friday! The unlock schedule looks like this:

  • Zone 1, the blue zone in the map (roughly the area from Australia …
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ZeroOne ZeroOne 8 October 2016
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News round-up

It's less than two weeks until Civilization VI is released on October 21! The wiki has been stirring, new edits are raining in at an unprecedented pace! Several new and prolific editors have joined recently: in alphabetical order at least Desertmoong…

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 4 September 2016
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Civ Cast: Weekly Civilization Podcast

Kyle Dempster Studios is about to launch a new Civilization VI themed podcast, Civ Cast! The teaser is already up, and the show will begin later this month with two hosts, Kyle and Mike. I'm really excited, this will be a great addition to the Civiliza…

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 11 May 2016
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CIVILIZATION VI ANNOUNCED!!!

Great news!!! Civilization VI has been announced!!! It is to be released in October! Check out the article for the official announcement video, a partial list of new features, and some screenshots as well as links. And, as always, feel more than fre…

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 22 January 2016
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The Humble Firaxis Bundle

The Humble Firaxis Bundle is here! Name your price: pay $1 or more to unlock XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Sid Meier's Pirates!, Ace Patrol Bundle, and Civ3 Complete. Pay more than the average (about $10 at the moment) to unlock Civ4 Complete, Civ5, Sid Meier's Stars…

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 31 October 2015
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Rising Tide update released

A major update for Rising Tide was released a couple of days ago! The biggest changes are the additions of the and . Black Market is a way for Covert Agents to acquire Strategic Resources, and with Spoils of War you can receive stuff from your oppo…

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 29 September 2015
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Latest updates of Rising Tide

Rising Tide will be released on October 9th, 2015, i.e. in less than two weeks! The game is already pre-orderable on Steam.

All of the four new factions have now been revealed: Al Falah, North Sea Alliance, INTEGR and, as the most recently revealed fa…

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 4 September 2015
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2K Games sale on the Humble Store

There is an epic 2K Games sale on the Humble Store! The Civilization franchise, Starships, XCOM, Ace Patrol, even Sid Meier's Pirates! and Sid Meier's Railroads! Support your chosen charity and buy now! The offers are only valid on this weekend.

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 29 July 2015
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Firaxicon 2015!

Firaxis is arranging another Firaxicon event this year! It takes place on Saturday, October 3 in the Baltimore Convention Center. The event covers especially the Civilization: Beyond Earth expansion Rising Tide as well as XCOM2. It was also announced tha…

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Pinkachu Pinkachu 15 July 2015
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Expert Showcase: Civilization Beyond Earth - Special Edition

Just before E3 2015, I announced an exciting opportunity for Wikia to visit with the developers of Civilization:Beyond Earth and present questions from the community. Thanks to your excellent contributions, we are thrilled to present you with a Spec…

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 11 June 2015
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Humble Weekly Bundle: Retroism

There's an exciting new Humble Weekly Bundle that just started: a collection of 8 retro games for just $5. What's interesting to us, this collection includes the early classics of Sid Meier himself: Pirates!, Colonization and even Covert Action! Act now…

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Pinkachu Pinkachu 11 June 2015
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E3 2015 Community Q&A - What does the future hold for Civilization - Beyond Earth

Hello Civilization fans! Wikia may have an exciting opportunity at E3 2015 to visit with the developers of Civilization: Beyond Earth. What does the future hold for Civilization? What do you want to know from the creators? Let us know for an upcomin…

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 22 February 2015
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Beyond Earth Winter 2015 Update

A new patch for Civilization: Beyond Earth was announced a couple of days ago! The exact release date was not revealed, but I'd expect it to be in March. The update addresses especially the balance of Wonders and trade routes, but also prepares the g…

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 6 February 2015
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Starships livestreams - first two episodes

Firaxis has started the weekly livestreams again, after a break around the New Year! Last autumn we saw several livestreams about Beyond Earth, and the newest streams are -- surprise, surprise -- about Sid Meier's Starships. The first one is a lot lik…

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 12 November 2014
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Livestream on modding on Thursday

Firaxis Games is hosting an online livestream tomorrow on Thursday, November 13. The topic of the livestream is very exciting: modding Beyond Earth! The address is http://www.twitch.tv/firaxisgames/ and the stream starts at 7:00 pm UTC. Be there or b…

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Matt Hadick Matt Hadick 23 October 2014
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Take the Civ:BE Affinity Quiz

Which Civilization: Beyond Earth affinity are you? Are you Affinity, in touch with alien nature, willing to synthesize the human genome with the local wildlife? Do you have a humanity-over-everything philosophy, a la Purity, and you're willing to do…

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Matt Hadick Matt Hadick 23 October 2014
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Launch Week Day 3: Sponsor Images, Soundtrack Samples and Livestream Details

It's hard to believe there is just a little over 24 hours between us and Firaxis' latest 4X spectacular, Civilization: Beyond Earth. Keep busy and get in the Civilization spirit with the following links, information, and video!

  • Fans looking to adorn …
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Matt Hadick Matt Hadick 22 October 2014
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Beyond Earth Fan-Powered Super Walkthrough Coming Soon

Get things off to the right start in Beyond Earth with Wikia’s Super Walkthrough, launching this Friday. It will feature a variety of tips and tricks from three of our resident Civilization experts – Loleil, Becer, and TwoTailedFox – and should prov…

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Matt Hadick Matt Hadick 21 October 2014
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Launch Week Day 2: An AMA, Steam Pre-Load Begins and Civ 5 is FREE


It’s day two of Civilization: Beyond Earth launch week, and there’s just a a little over two days left before you can get your hands on the game. That said, waiting is never easy — so keep busy with the following Civ-related links!

  • Don’t waste any ti…

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Matt Hadick Matt Hadick 16 October 2014
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Beyond Earth Intro Cinematic Revealed

Civilization: Beyond Earth's intro cinematic has been revealed, offering glimpses into the aftermath of the Great Mistake, humanity's eventual abandonment of Earth, and planetfall. Check it out below!

Pre-order Beyond Earth Here!

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 30 September 2014
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We're now on Facebook too

This wiki has got a Facebook page now too! As new content I have uploaded some photos from my Firaxicon experience. Don't worry if you haven't got a Facebook account, the photos are public. :)

Also don't forget to follow us on Twitter: @CivWikia!


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Matt Hadick Matt Hadick 11 September 2014
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Make Your Voice Heard and Answer These Beyond Earth Questions


Contribute to the community consensus by answering the below series of polls about Civilization: Beyond Earth! The results will be featured in an upcoming Instant Expert feature centered on the game, which we'll be posting on Friday, September 19th.…


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ZeroOne ZeroOne 5 September 2014
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It's official: announcing partnership with 2K Games and Firaxis!

We have some exciting updates for the entire Civilization community! The core admin team and Wikia have been working together for the past few months to create a groundbreaking partnership with 2K Games and Firaxis. Happy to announce that this partn…

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 1 September 2014
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Lots of new articles

While waiting for Civilization: Beyond Earth the members of this wiki have been keeping busy with the other games. Recently articles about Civilization Revolution 2 units, buildings and technologies were created. User:Exitwound 45 has been doing a sple…

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 20 August 2014
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Civilization: Beyond Earth live video stream on August 21

Firaxis Games will host a live video broadcast about Civilization: Beyond Earth tomorrow, August 21, at 6pm UTC (11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7pm BST). The broadcast takes place at Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/firaxisgames/ The topic of the broadcast is the se…

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 4 August 2014
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Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Wiki merger

The Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Wiki is being merged with this wiki! User:Dream Focus is the founder of the SMAC wiki and is now our newest admin here. We are very excited and believe that the communities of both wikis have a lot to gain from this me…

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 14 April 2014
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Civilization: Beyond Earth announced!

Exciting news! Firaxis has just announced a new Civ game: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth! The game is a spiritual successor to Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri and will be published in autumn 2014. It takes place in an alien planet when the mankind …

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TheBlueRogue TheBlueRogue 2 March 2014
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Sid Meier Interview Opportunity

Calling out to all Wikians, Wikia has secured an exciting opportunity to participate in an interview with the one and only, Sid Meier. Meier is a programmer, designer and producer of several popular strategy video games and simulation video games.

Me…

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 27 August 2013
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Hotfix for Civilization V

A few days ago a new hotfix for Civilization V went live. For example, several achievements were fixed, including the problem that you couldn't get any victory related achievements in Vanilla or Gods & Kings.

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 17 July 2013
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Steam Summer Sale 2013

The traditional Steam Summer Sale is on again, with many Civilization titles in sale.

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 20 June 2013
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Wiki getting more popular

Special:WikiStats shows record numbers of registered editors last month: 41 in total, with a record 14 making more than 5 edits.

Best previous figures were in June 2012: 34 and 12 respectively.

If we can keep it up and reach 5,000 articles we can be ba…

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Becer Becer 15 March 2013
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Civilization V: Brave New World announced

Sid Meier's Civilization® V: Brave New World is the second expansion pack for Civilization V - the critically acclaimed 2010 PC Game of the Year. This new expansion provides enhanced depth and replayability through the introduction of international …

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 21 February 2013
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CivRev for iPad on sale

Civilization Revolution for iPhone and iPad is on sale on iTunes! According to AppShopper.com, the regular price is 2.69 € for the former and 5.99 € for the latter, but now they both go for just 0.89 €, or 0.99 USD. :)

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Becer Becer 12 February 2013
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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gold Edition

Sid Meier's Civilization® V: Gold Edition is Now Available on Steam!

The Gold Edition contains Civilization V, Civilization V: Gods & Kings and all of the Civilization V in one bundle!

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Becer Becer 25 January 2013
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Civilization 5 'One World' expansion on the way?

Civilization 5 might be getting a new expansion titled "One World," according to a listing on the Steam Apps Database, as spotted by members of the 2K Games forums.

Full article here.

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 22 November 2012
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Steam Autumn Sale

The traditional Steam Autumn Sale is on until November 26, and many Civilization products are on sale as well. Be sure to check it out. :)

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ZeroOne ZeroOne 2 November 2012
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Civilization V Fall Patch

The Civilization V Fall Patch is now live! The looong list of changes can be found from the 2k Games Forums and it contains bug fixes and tweaks in every area of the gameplay.

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