Civilization Revolution

Now for something completely different, from me at least. Aside from the mmo’s I play, I’m not really a video game person – unless you count the sims. I used to play Mario games with my mom when I lived at home, and when my dad had his radio station job, but that was long ago. I’m not fond of racing games, or shooting games, or even puzzle games. I dislike complicated games that make me remember 100 processes in order to get something to work.

I’d never played civilization before, any versions of it, but I’d heard good things from a few people, and so when it came out for ps3 last week I decided sure, why not. It cost a total of $5 since there was money on the EBGames card still. Can’t go wrong.

So far, I have to sheepishly admit – I’m loving it. There’s just something completely awesome about creating cities and destroying other people’s towns and building.. well, everything. I suppose it’s my love of all things sims that helps me enjoy this game. I don’t have any friends on my ps3 network, so if you’d like to add me, let me know!

Aside from that – today I got my hair cut. Not such a big deal, right? Well, it was almost to my waist, and now it’s above my shoulders (slightly). Big deal to me! Had to be done though, it was just too warm. It’ll grow back by the winter.

I also played around a lot tonight with DAZ which was a whole lot of fun. I’ve figured out just about everything I’d need it to do so far – except applying textures. I’ll work on that next. I also haven’t quite figured out lighting yet, but I hope to with time. It’s been a learning experience that’s for sure. As long as I keep up with it I figure I’ll buy a kit or two a month from DAZ studio, maybe get some new outfits to render. Eventually I’ll be able to tweek the images in Photoshop. The only downside is the bridge from DAZ to photoshop is a whooping $199 american. That’s right, if I want to be able to save / open my DAZ files in CS2 I need to shell out $200. Ouch. Still working on a way to fix that one.

On the EQ2 front, Kasul is back! Pleasure to have him around again too, he’s been missed. Leaving this a relatively short post tonight, and I’ll write about the EQ2 adventures tomorrow.


6 Responses to Civilization Revolution

  1. stargrace says:

    I’m left handed, when I turn cruel and warlike I’ll let you know.
    Personally, I think you’re thinking too much about it.

  2. Tipa says:

    I didn’t realize Napoleon was left-handed (see picture). Apparently, this caused him to prefer his armies to march on the right, and this is how countries heavily influenced by France drive on the right, and those that were not, on the left. Given Britain drives on the left and NA on the right, I dunno if this makes much sense.

    Julius Caesar was also left handed (the guy on the … left … I think). So was Alexander the Great, if that turns out to be AtG instead. Dunno about Cleopatra (wasn’t aware she was a warrior, but why not :) and the Asian guy could be Genghis Khan, Kubla Khan or Attila the Hun, and I couldn’t find out anything about their handedness. Abraham Lincoln was said to be left handed.

    Does this imply that lefties are warlike and cruel?

    The word “sinister” means, to the left…

    Could Sid Meiers be perpetuating a stereotype?

    What an awful thing to do.

  3. stargrace says:

    Yeah, that’s what I’ll have to do, I was sort of hoping *not* to do that though, lol. I love the bridge, you can edit in real time and what not, very handy.

  4. Tipa says:

    Take a screen shot and paste into Photoshop :)

  5. Rowain says:

    I second Cyanbance Civ is awesome. I’m glad you’ve discovered it. I have Civ 4 but will be getting a Nintendo DS very soon just so I can play this Civ on the go.

  6. Cyanbane says:

    Civ is an awesome game! I thought it was gonna suck being much simpler than the PC versions of Civs, but the simplicity is done very well. I love it.


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