CivWiki:Features

Each week, a summary (roughly 1000 characters long) of one of CivWiki's featured articles and current events appears at the top of the Main Page as the Featured article.

This page serves as an archive for each featured article and current events, as well as a way to see those currently in a draft.

July 2022

July 4, 2022

From the Featured Article

 
An overhead view of Pacem on CivClassic 2.0, rendered by RektTangle.

The Free City of Pacem is a nation on CivClassic and CivMC, founded on June 12, 2017. The city-state is focused on commerce, culture and diplomacy on its CivClassic iteration. Its city was widely known for its expansive Art Deco and Beaux Arts architecture reminiscent of a 1920s-era New York City. Originally a city-state, the country became an autonomous state of Yoahtl between May 2019 and February 2020.

Many of the city's landmarks in CivClassic are named and inspired by Classical Liberal thinkers, including the Ayn Rand Opera House, the Frederic Bastiat Bridge, and the Herbert Spencer Tower. The city also housed the Hayek Market District and played host to a vibrant economy providing many XP material shops and architecture firms throughout the city. Pacem also was the headquarters of the Liberty Gazette, a classical newspaper highlighting major domestic and international events. Today, the country exists on CivMC, hoping to exceed the level of building that was present in their previous state on CivClassic. (Full article...)

Current Events

 
A replica of Sauron's eye in Petrichor, built by reffelruz from The Commonwealth as a reference to the End Citadel on CivClassic 2.0.

June 2022

June 27, 2022

The featured article this week was co-contributed by User:Yodabird19, User:Tvman and User:Specificlanguage.

From the Featured Article

 
A view of the skyline of Mount Augusta, rendered by Jasonbord.

Mount Augusta's iteration in CivClassic 2.0 was a large city-state, centered around democracy, legalism, and limited government. After its initial stint near Tierra de Conciencia, the country settled near The Commonwealth and became a populous center of activity near the middle of the map. The city played a major role in the start of the 18-month NATO-Mir War, and had over ten mayors over its lifespan.

The city was also an economic and cultural capital of the server; the Maester Alliance and the Order of St. Marcus held its headquarters in the city at Shardore Tower Library, the Augustan Trade Center and nearby Mount Augusta Mall, and organized the Fourth Olympics on the server. The city also had many distinct districts which became its own territories such as South Augusta, Sealand, Insula, and Union of Socialist Augusta. The nation collapsed after players migrated over to a new iteration in CivRealms 2.0, while much of its territory was inherited by Mount September. (Full article...)

Current Events

 
Pavia's town hall, a large and prolific megabuild constructed this past week.

June 20, 2022

The featured article this week was contributed by User:Prawny331.

From the Featured Article

 
The skybridge on the Hell Vault during the First Hell War.

The First Hell War was a large conflict in CivRealms 2.0 focused around the siege of the vault of the same name. The war started on June 18th, 2020 following a stealth break of the vault of Varathia by a group of citizens from the former nation of Savaguard led by a Carbon outcast and a group of citizens known together the Hell Gang. A healthy majority of the server rushed to Varathia's aid, fighting through a gruesome siege over several days, including an extended 12 hour truce over Father's Day. This war marked a notable turning point on the server, and laid the groundwork for the Second Hell War and the Great War, the latter of which led to the server's eventual death. This also marked the first crack in the previously strong alliance between Cantina and Blackwater, after Blackwater betrayed the coalition and accepted the Hell Gang into their ranks. Estimates put the number of unique accounts on the coalition side at over 115, against some 10-15 defenders. (Full article...)

Current Events

 
The Lusitania waterfront on the coast of the Medi Sea, courtesy of Metriximor and RektTangle
  • After a long grueling campaign and a controversial election, the first elected mayor of Mount Augusta is ComradeNick. His primary opposition, Ahme63, was given a cupboard (or cabinet) role in his government and aims to make policies progressive to the city while also staying true to past iterations.
  • Tensions between Communion of Kū and nearby Estalia have become public, as Estalian individuals killed Kū Warden Black_Fusion. Estalia's conflicting claims of the territory against the small nation have caused diplomatic conflict, with the community being unhappy of Estalia trying to be a friendly merchant nation juxtaposed with the external view of a World Police.
  • Technical issues and lagspikes continue to plague CivMC, with the player cap going down unannounced to 125. The team continues to try and curb low TPS issues from plugins like RealisticBiomes. Admins also onboarded LordOfMarzipan to be the first superfriend, an elevated moderator-like position.
  • Two different full maps of CivMC's land/ocean layout have been released by xFier and TheJmqn, both are available on CivMap.
  • Dirt has launched a building competition, where builders can only make builds out of dirt-based blocks.

June 13, 2022

The featured article this week was contributed by User:Des23.

From the Featured Article

 
Team logos for Season Two of the NDZHL.

The New Danzilona Hockey League (NDZHL) was a Minecraft hockey league active on Civcraft 2.0. The league pioneered the spread of Minecraft hockey and regular organised sports on Civ servers. The league and Minecraft hockey was created by New Danzilona citizen RoarkLeSkif, who was head of the league from its creation until his resignation in its second season. The NDZHL was not only important in developing a distinct Danzilonan identity, but it also had positive and negative diplomatic effects between its competing nations, as well as just being fun. Teams hailed from a multitude of nations, including Mount Augusta, Little Latvia, and Orion, with creative team names for each. Although hockey continued to be played on Civcraft 3.0 and occasionally on Civclassic 2.0 in Provincia, a formal hockey league has yet to be revived since its dissolution. (Full article...)

Current Events

 
An artful map of nations around the Lyrean Sea, made by hitobashuru and the Pavian Bureau of Semiography.
  • Tensions between Bergburg and the Fempire Union reached a boiling point when Zelmisburg led a raid of the nation along with the Kingdom of ErrorL, however Zelmisburg shortly dropped out of Civ entirely despite many unwarranted grievances with the nation, and KOEL offered to repay all damage caused by their actions, as their raiding was unwarranted.
  • After a relatively smooth launch week, large, occasional lagspikes force many players on CivMC to be kicked from the server, and back into the queue, for no discernible reason, frustrating many players.

June 6, 2022

From the Featured Article

 
Shardore Tower, the Order of St. Marcus' and the Maester Alliance's headquarters.

The Order of St. Marcus was a builder's organization active throughout CivClassic that sought to create high-quality builds across the server. It was started in February 2018 by Gobblin and Maester Logic_Man in Mount Augusta in honor of fellow retired Maester Marcus_Flaminius. Through the Journey of the Placed Block, the organization encouraged players to improve the looks of towns and cities across CivClassic, at a time when many buildings lacked flair. With build competitions and a point system, they called on other builders to create beautiful buildings on the server, from lowly houses to large government buildings, rail stations, libraries and more. Eleven nations on the server, most notably Gabon, Varkonia and the Commonwealth contained numerous builds which contributed to the Order's mission. (Full article...)

Current Events

 
The first claims map on CivMC posted by TheJqmn.
  • CivMC was released last Thursday, June 2. On the day of launch, Wingzero released notes on the new features that would be arriving. A new trailer was created by Dilluexe in anticipation of launch.
  • The server's launch saw over 400 players attempting to joining the server at launch, making it one of the biggest Civ server launches on record. Despite high numbers throughout the weekend, there was scarce interruption over launch weekend. Continuous technical support was made throughout the weekend to increase the number of players on the server and fix a few errant bugs in production.
  • Many countries surprisingly posted their claims within the first few days, with many claiming large claims over the world. From the aftermath on the subreddit, many nations like Arsenio Pact, Rhode Island, and Zatoka saw claim conflicts on their surrounding nations.
  • One large complaint on launch was the server's queue; the high demand during the launch weekend and peak hours saw long queues reaching over 100, the admins have confirmed they are working on upgrading the server and introducing sharding to increase the overall server population.

May 2022

May 30, 2022

From the Featured Article

 
A render of the Gensokyo temple under the trees of Eilon in Civcraft 3.0.

Civcraft 3.0 (also known as Civcraft: Worlds or simply 3.0) was the final iteration of the Civcraft line of servers. Announced at the end of Civcraft 2.0, the admins wanted the iteration to be more ambitious by being the first Civ iteration to introduce sharding, a way of breaking up the server into pieces and handle the massive load of players, and also overhaul Citadel and FactoryMod to make a slower, RPG-like progression. After the end of CivTemp in May 2016, its launch was delayed by two weeks in July due to cave generation issues. 3.0 was launched on July 30, 2016 with 15 unique shards. Although the initial launch was successful, many complained about the unequal distribution of RealisticBiomes with ores and crops which increased scarcity, the increasingly hostile and insular interactions with other players for space, frustrations with the slow tech tree, and the small size of shards. Although many efforts were made from the admins to remedy these issues and recover the player base, in October 2017, ttk2, the owner of the server, announced that he would be stepping down, effectively shutting down Civcraft 3.0 as population dropped. (Full 'article'...)

Current Events

 
A frame from a highly reposted gif from discord user HaKr_ anticipating the release of launch.

May 23, 2022

The featured article this week was contributed by User:Des23.

From the Featured Article

 
A screenshot of World Police fighters breaking the Nox vault during Civcraft 2.0.

The World Police (abbreviated WP) has been a label used to describe various people, groups, and organizations throughout almost all of Civ history. The uniting characteristic of those who've earned the moniker "World Police", whether organized or unorganized is the heavy involvement in international combat operations. This usually involves bounty hunting raiders but also more notably taking part in wars against PVP-oriented groups, such as the HCF. The origins of the World Police date back to the formal organisation that beared the name on Civcraft 1.0, evolving into a more informal network of fighters on Civcraft 2.0 before becoming the formal patchwork of alliances of nations on CivClassic 2.0 that most are familiar with. Across all servers, opinions on the WP are mixed as many not only associate them with crime fighting but also alt-raiding, sovereignty-breaching, and permapearling. (Full article...)

Current Events

 
A picture for a petition on PvP policies on CivMC.

May 16, 2022

Articles were contributed by User:Thejmqn.

From the Featured Article

 
A render of Salisbury, the capital of Gabon.
Gabon was a nation located in the northwest quadrant of CivClassic founded on June 10th, 2018. Gabon existed as part of a political union with the larger nation of Varkonia until October 2020 when a referendum was held resulting in the nation's independence. Gabon was well-known for its high-quality builds and stable government. Its capital, Salisbury, was one of the largest cities on CivClassic. Gabon is planning on moving to CivMC when the server releases as the nation of Pavia.

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Current Events

 
The Flag of Estalia.

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