I am quite sad that these civs are not paid DLC-s. Even 5$ better than free civs. I think this plan is not good for the game in long term. There is 0 profit in it atm. I hope they will add skins or something that can be bought.
This game is has a very good core, it just needs long-term support, but that won’t work without money.
Byzantines are a must. Nords and japanese should totally come to the game, too, but adding ottomans and not byzantines feels like a kick in the balls to any medieval fan. I always craved for a pack of byzantines + turks/ottomans and the fall of Constantinople as a campaign or scenario…
Yeah, following the poll’s logic, the Vikings and Persians would follow as new civs the next year.
With the mechanics they plan to implement with variants, it is no longer an idea just for fandom. They could represent the northern kingdoms: Denmark, Norway and Sweden, as variants that share the dark and feudal Viking ages, and then separate into their respective medieval kingdoms, and the Kalmor union as an optional imperial age.
Of course, I see that the poll does not include Aztecs, Mayans, Incas. In other polls I remember that they did include them and they were also close to the top positions. Anyway, I guess there’s a year left until the next DLC (if this becomes an annual thing). Let’s see what happens next year.