Civilization 6 – Simon Bolivar leads Gran Colombia

After diving into Lady Six Sky in a previous post, it’s time to see what’s up with Simon Bolivar of Gran Colombia in the new Frontier Expansion Pass of Civilization VI. Focusing more on domination in contrast to Lady Six Sky’s more friendly science benefits, let’s dive in and see how he fares against the pantheon of great civilizations already on offer.

Disclaimer: He fares pretty damn well.

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Civilization 6: Who Are The Best Leaders? – Culture Victory

So you’ve crushed your neighbors beneath your boot with domination, and fired your colony off towards the stars for your science victory. Now it’s time to take a step back, and appreciate the finer things in life – art, poetry, and spamming national parks. With the right civilizations and the right tactics, you can brutalize the planet gently in order to ensure that it’s YOUR blue jeans that everyone is wearing.

This time I’m going to dive in to my top 3 civilizations – in no particular order – for maximizing tourism and achieving a culture victory, and what makes them so adept at doing so.

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Civilization 6: Who Are The Best Leaders? – Science Victory

If domination is not your preferred path to victory in Civilization VI, fret not – there are plenty of other ways to win. Colonizing Mars is as good a way as any, and can ensure that you don’t have to suffer the hardships of a global climate crisis after you manufacture all your rockets. Leave those other, less science-inclined philistines to mop up the mess.

This time I’m going to dive in to my top 3 civilizations – in no particular order – for reaching the stars and winning a science victory, and what makes them so adept at doing so.

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Civilization 6: Who Are The Best Leaders? – Land Domination

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is an absolute cracker of a game with many ways to emerge the victor – seek and destroy, reach the stars, or be the sole provider of blue jeans on the planet. Any way you go about it, Civilization VI is a game to get lost in, so who wouldn’t want the best chance to win?

This time I’m going to dive in to my top 3 civilizations – in no particular order – for conquering the world by land, and what makes them so adept at doing so.

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WoW: Shadowlands – Torghast, Warcraft’s Roguelike Adventure

Each new expansion for World of Warcraft brings with it new activities and gameplay experiences to enjoy, some of them winners and some of them not. Blizzard’s upcoming expansion Shadowlands is building on popular roguelike elements to challenge players with Torghast, Tower of the Damned – an ever-changing prison filled with levels, loot, and undead lackies.

So will it be a winner, or not?

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands – Global Cooldown Changes Not Reverted, Despite Player Feedback

Following a successful expansion in Legion almost four years ago, Blizzard developers surprised players by announcing a tentative change on the then-latest alpha build which would add certain cooldown abilities onto the global cooldown – the 1.5 second base period between casting or using abilities in-game.

With Shadowlands fast approaching towards the end of the year, it seems as though the global cooldown will remain on those same abilities – and that’s a mistake.

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