The 5th game in the Civilization Series, released in late 2010. Like the previous games, it caused massive lag on CFC from everyone logging on to talk about its release,
and will probably be used by the Contributors once it's released. Actually, Civ 5 has not yet made any appearances in DYOS, making it and 6 the only two Civilization games not to appear at least once.
Not by Taillesskangaru though - he's boycotting it in protest against 2K and Firaxis for mocking the customer by splintering game content into DLCs, among other things.
The prediction of lag has been proven correct—CFC's servers massively lagged on September 21, 2010, Civilization V's release date. At one point, OVER THREE THOUSAAAAND!!! users were online, the highest number in the site's history, and for the entire day, the number of people online was consistently several hundred higher than the previous record of about 1600.
The debate as to whether Civ5 is a worthy sequel is violently polarizing. One camp delights in the 1-Unit-Per-Tile strategy, heralding it as the greatest change in the franchise's history, while the other says it totally broke the entire game and 2K sold out to casual gamers. What everyone can agree on, though, is that multiplayer is a total flop.
One expansion, Gods and Kings, was released in June 2012, with another, Brave New World, released in July 2013. The expansions are generally viewed as better than the base game, but Civ5 remains polarizing.
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