Polycast 2012 Christmas Special: "girls Playing Civ Too"

righthttp://civcomm.weplayciv.com/polycast/images/polycast_logo3.jpg[/img] In 2007, the first PolyCast Christmas Special featured show regular co-host "Makahlua" leading three other women to discuss all things Civilization. Five years later, she's headlining the sequel "Girls Playing Civ Too". The 2012 PolyCast Christmas Special, she leads past regular and recurring guest co-hosts Annalee "Cartimandua" Barney and Lisa "qnl" Bang on topics ranging from numerous Civilization IV and Civilization V comparisons to the state of female gamers in the online community.

The summary of topics is as follows:

  • 01m01s | Difficulty Level

Preferred difficulty level of play in Civilization IV and Civilization V.

  • 03m08s | Girl Gamers

Perception, experience and analysis of the presence of women in gaming.

  • 09m49s | Favourite Civilization

The panelists’ favourite CivIV and CivV civilization to play.

  • 14m06s | Female Leaders

Comparing the choice and selection of female leaders in the Civ series to date.

  • 17m52s | Empire Size

A leaning towards either a tall or wide empire in CivIV and CivV.

  • 19m44s | Victory Preference

Nostalgia runs deep when choosing a preferred victory condition to strive for in Civ.

  • 21m59s | Victory Theatre

A focus on a Deity-level Cultural Victory account within the CivV expansion Gods & Kings.

  • 24m55s | Religion Mechanics

Comparing and contrasting the religion mechanics in CivIV and as introduced to CivV in its G&K expansion.

  • 28m00s | Espionage Mechanics

Similarly, comparing and contrasting the espionage mechanics in CivIV and CivV expansions Beyond the Sword and G&K respectively.

  • 31m58s | Unit Dislikes

Units to dislike, discard and disrespect.

  • 36m37s | Strategic Resources

Reflecting upon strategic resources as implemented in CivV.

  • 38m32s | Favourite Map

Favourite map type, and size, in both CivIV and CivV, including a comparison of two types for the latter.

  • 42m20s | Favourite Speed

Similarly, favourite game speed in both most recent Civ iterations.

  • 47m17s | Title Preference

Forcing a choice to play either Civilization IV or Civilization V today.

  • 50m47s | Community Status

The state of the online Civilization community according to the panelists.

  • 57m22s | Game Tweaks

Tweaking requests for CivV post-G&K and its subsequent patches.

  • 61m10s | Artificial Intelligence

The good, the bad and the ugly of CivIV and CivV’s Artificial Intelligence past and present.

  • 64m07s | Flashback Topics

Recorded for the first such special, four conversations not previously released: trying advanced starts (64m47s), executing capital moves (66m27s), substituting game music (67m26s), and playing random civilizations (68m54s).

  • Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous

Attractive box cover art, multitasking headaches, casual greetings and specials of Christmas past, present and future.

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy; its final episode of this, its sixth season, is number 163 set to be released in one week’s time. Sibling show RevCast focuses on Civilization: Revolution, ModCast on Civ modding, SCivCast on Civ social gaming and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

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