We, the Undersigned civ-players, would like to see Poland as one of the playable civilizations in future versions of this great game, by many of us regarded as best computer game ever created.
Some of our arguments follow:
Game-related arguments: 1. Western Europe is over-represented in Civilization games, in Civ4 there are following civilizations from western Europe: Spain, France, England, Germany, Rome, Vikings. From Central and Eastern Europe, there is only Russia. 2. Polish players community already developed a fully-functional mod with: unique unit - Heavy Hussar, building - Sejmik, two leaders (with animated leader heads): Casimir III the Great , John III Sobieski , Polish sounds for units and Polish music for leaders. Mod was originally created for Civ3, then for Civ4 and now is available for Civ4 Warlords. Mod URL: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=144016 http://forums.civ.org.pl/viewtopic.php?TopicID=4592 The fact that so sophisticated mod was prepared by gamers shows high demand for Polish Civilization. 3. Considering positive feedback on the Civfanatics forums, many players from around the world are missing Polish civilization in Civ4. Adding Poland in future games of Civlization serie might also have positive impact on sales, as there is almost 40 mln Poles in Poland and a further significant number abroad - only in the USA 10 mln citizens have Polish roots. 4. Civ4 was developed with extensive cooperation with the gamers community. The Polish players community offers help in preparation of the Polish Civilization in future games (units, buildings, sounds, graphics), even in translation. Such preparations were made anyway every time a new add-on or patch have been released. This cooperation should minimize the cost of adding new civilization and maximize the return of investment.