Hi, I’m specificlanguage. I write newsletters about Civ every Monday morning for your benefit.
I’ve had a long history on Civ from entering in Concordia in CivTemp, The Commonwealth to Mount September on CivClassic and the CivWiki. I’ve also posted guides for getting started on Civ servers and making lists of newfriend nations, and have been creating content related to Civ for a while. Currently, I’m an admin on the CivWiki and play around the server in various countries such as Lusitania, Icenia, The Commonwealth and Mount Augusta, just to name a few, and also edit the CivWiki and write these newsletters.
These newsletters were born out of a need to rotate the Featured Article and Current Events every week, and as an extension, those Featured Articles and some Current Events you see on the news will get featured on CivWiki’s front page and on these newsletters every week.
This effort has been done before, from Akiyama64’s run during Civcraft 2.0, to Square and Xavter’s run and Cooliomoose & the CivThinkTank’s run on CivClassic. I don’t intend to reach as far as some of them, but with the readership this has now, this website acts as a place to nicely house all of these issues.
This website was made in cooperation with the CivWiki.
This website is made using jekyll and the “Lagrange” theme, made by Paul Le. Much of this project is done thanks to Amazon Web Servers, it was deployed to an S3 bucket to a Cloudfront static site content delivery network. I also used a Route53 to add a hosted zone to be able for the domain to attach. Why all of this? It was the easiest way I could think of.
Thankfully, all of this was done on the free tier and nobody is honestly going to care that much about this data anyway, right? The only thing I paid for was the domain name, about an hour’s worth of minimum wage per year (if you’re in a blue state). If prices get higher, I may introduce a patreon to cover small costs, but I don’t expect them to be that high.