Because Civ V can’t handle mods in online multiplayer (because it’s still 1990 and that’s just how things work; our 56k modems would slow turns down a lot, anyway,) Zach and I rolled up a hotseat game with the Communitas mod (version 15.1). The game doesn’t actually support multiplayer hotseat, either–but the Custom Advanced Setup Screen mod fixes that.
Communitas styles itself as an expansion pack instead of a mod; Since 2K Games is reportedly done releasing new content for Civ V, I expect that Communitas is going to be a great place to look for new content, and that the mod will become tenfold more stable than its previous iterations, both in terms of bugs (version 14 broke the Sistine Chapel; version 15 fixed it.) and in terms of altered game concepts not changing radically because of content released through official channels. Communitas has always been our favorite mod, and now it’s likely to be our default mode of play. This is both a test of the mods deity difficulty, and a measurement of size of Zach and I’s respective Civ wangs.
Without further ado, then, Let’s Play.
Map: We Have No Idea
Player One (Bart): Ethiopia
Player Two (Zach): England
We decide to call it a night here, so we can get onto our Fiverr gigs for the night. We also started downloading Diablo III, to give it a second chance. More on that later.