Sonarpulse, on 20 May 2012 - 06:20 PM, said:
Eventually, when 0ad as planned is more-or-less complete, I think it would be neat to be able to chain together civilizations as an outgrowth of Civilization Phases. For example, you pick Athenians or Spartans, eventually become Macedonians, then Byzantines, then Turks.
Also, it would be nice so a civ can be defined as a collection of assets and tech trees, and then balance tweaking can be done separately based on the civs available. So 0ad becomes a certain collection of chained civs & ballence tweeks, and hypothetical "AD500" another, perhaps slightly overlapping, collection of chained civs & ballence tweeks.
Having all of history in one game like civilization seems ridiculous and hard to balance, but different ages can be balanced separately with assets shared.
Hope that makes sense.
personally, ive thought that that would be a roughly good idea for some future civilizations, but not that they actually transition into those civs; going on the original 6 civilizations, my personal ideas had been Republican Romans to Imperial Romans, Hellenes to Eastern Romans/Byzantines, Celts to Germanics, and Achaemenids to Sassanids (for example). since there's ten civs now, it would probably be better to figure out closer analogies, perhaps going on how similar their cultures were even if they werent ethnically or geographically similar (for example, the Spartans could be the BC equivalenet to AD Huns)