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Civilization Beyond Earth
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The latest expansion pack for Civilization V
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Civilization V buildings
Things you can build in Civilization V, all expansions and DLC
City-States are small independent political entities introduced in Civilization V, which could be likened in the real world to the small nations of little significance that don't have any ambitions for world domination. In essence, they are single-city civilizations that do not compete against you or for the victory. Although they have the same capacity for producing units and buildings as normal civilizations, as well as technological and even cultural progress, they cannot build Settler units and thus are (almost) never interested in expansion. They do start with a Settler, who founds the city state on the same tile it spawned at the beginning of the game. Unlike the major civilizations, City-States don't have a military unit right at the beginning of the game.
City-States start neutrally-disposed towards everyone, and how you deal with them is your choice - you can coddle them to improve relations, and eventually make them your friends or even allies; or you can capture them (which the Mongolian civilization is especially good at); or you can just choose to ignore them. However, be mindful that they can be of immense help to you in the game, and also you will need them to achieve a Diplomatic Victory.
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 splendid job adding articles about the original Civilization and currently about Civilization III. Keep up the good work everyone!Read more >
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 seeded start, i.e. when at the beginning of the game you get to choose what was put into your spaceship when it left the Earth.
They'll keep the recording available for watching later if you miss the live broadcast. While waiting for this one, you may want to check out the previous recording from two weeks ago, They're Not Barbarians!, which is all ab…Read more >
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 merger. :) Discuss the merger at Forum:Alpha Centauri merger.Read more >
While waiting for Civilization: Beyond Earth the members of this wiki have been keeping busy with th…Read more >
Firaxis Games will host a live video broadcast about Civilization: Beyond Earth tomorrow, August 21,…Read more >
The Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Wiki is being merged with this wiki! User:Dream Focus is the founder…Read more >
Hello everyone, in an effort to make the wiki easier to navigate and more readable, we're planning …Read more >
Big news, Civ fans! 2K and Firaxis Games have announced a slew of details regarding the upcoming Si…
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