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15. Re: Civilization V - Gods and Kings Demo Jun 29, 2012, 15:12 gilly775
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 29, 2012, 14:20:
gilly775 wrote on Jun 29, 2012, 14:07:
Did Civ5 fix the problems with the earlier games where a spearman can take out a tank?

You mean the realism factor, where the spears shouldn't even scratch it? No... I think everyone who's played Civ has thought it should be that way, but making units become completely obsolete would destroy game balance and turn every match into a tech race. Of course spearmen are still way weaker on an even playing field, but with numbers, upgrades, and/or terrain bonuses you could still reasonably defend against a tank or two. The same applies to crossbowmen or musketmen; common sense says they'd just lay down and die when faced with a giant armored beetle moving toward them, but how'd you like the game if you were on the short end of that stick?

Then the race dies out...simple as that. Throughout history, civilizations that don't adapt die off. Heck, older units could get free upgrades to the times based on trade or diplomatic relations. For those of us who faced it from the opposite end, it just sucks to have your modern weapon of war get owned by a spearman, when you'd think you'd roll over the civilization. It's good to know that it's improved but it's still pretty dumb to allow that to happen.
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