You can change the civ of other players by changing your color!

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  • GAME BUILD #: current
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

I was in a lobby with two friends against the AI. When I changed my color the civ of my mates got changed. The issue was reproducible in a second lobby. But I havn’t investigated further.

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Can’t really tell but it happend in two lobbies.

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Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Open Lobby
  2. select AI?? not sure
  3. change color

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Not changing my mates` civs.

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Unfortunately I don’t have any.

Anyone having the same issue?

This has been a feature for years though. It’s due to the coop system where multiple people can share a civilization. I am not sure whether their civilization will go back to their original civilization if you change your color back after changing their civilization, try it and tell us what happens.

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Ahh that explains it partly. The strange thing was that it changed to a completely different civ. My mate picked Italians and it changed to byzantines for him while I picked dravidians. Is that supposed to happen?
We had team positions on. My mates picked even numbers and I picked an odd number. Maybe that has something to do with it.
I try again when my friends are on.

Couldn’t reproduce the bug. But there definitly was something odd going on. My mate did not get my civ or i got his, he got a completely random one.