Mankind, the civilization-like dimension that guides you through your culture-shifted community from the Neolithic to the contemporary era, is getting its first major expansion this autumn.
Called Together We Rule, the add-on is hoping to get players to take their fingers off the nuclear button and put their brains to peace, which at the moment seems like quite the edgy thing to focus on.. Will introduce a slew of new features aimed at emphasizing the diplomatic and covert aspects of Statcraft, with the aim of further reinforcing the non-military aspects of Amplitude’s 4X and encouraging players to “resolve conflicts differently”. hosting.
The most important part of that expansion is the “Congress of Humanity”, which sounds like the World Congress from the CIV, which is much more than the United Nations itself. In Congress, you’ll be able to vote on legislation that has an effect on every empire on the map and brings its political weight to bear on other people’s struggles. A new embassy system will let you sign agreements with other factions or twist them at will, and new “agents” (I guess that’s “spies” to you and me) will let you join forces with other kingdoms without sending you in tanks. Will let you roam
The expansion will also include new cultures and wonders, and will be accompanied by “major” free updates to the game that everyone will receive. He promises to add new stealth mechanics and tinker with the UI, among other bits and pieces. I don’t know what the “stealth mechanics” look like in a 4X game, but I’m imagining the Byzantine Empire tapping the wall to distract the guards. Hopefully that’s what they mean.
Instead we liked Mankind in our review (opens in new tab), praising it for its “great ideas” that we can’t wait to see “copy and iterate”. However, there was some room to grow, and someone with the Luck Together We Rule would figure out some way to fill it.