CivWiki Monday Newsletter

A semi-weekly newsletter for Civ servers supported by the CivWiki

CivWiki Monday Newsletter for July 24, 2023

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Good morning and happy Monday from New England!

This week we saw a few people swinging, a few people trying to hide stuff, a few building again, and most people coping, just sounds like another week on Civ.

To some, we’re past halfway through summer, and we’re seeing a good amount of growth in the community. Don’t believe me? tells me that we’re running a consistently higher amount of people wasting spending their time here than in the spring. I’ve been seeing a good number of new people in the community, and I’m hoping we can continue that growth.

Ready for the news?

This week’s featured image is Meracydia on a rainy night in the valley. The rain was unintentional, I just took this picture in the middle of the storm. The country’s quickly built up several impressive builds in barely the past month and it’s been really cool seeing their rise and them coming into form quickly onto the server. They’re also expanding their scope to Corvos next door to Lusitania. They even did a great job responding after I basically just griefed their station because the door was locked. I’m optimistic about these newfriends and looking forward to their future on the server.

Featured Article

This week’s featured article was written by iinkuu.

The Forum for International Diplomacy (FID) was an intergovernmental organization on CivClassic, founded in late 2020 during the Infinity War, and disbanded later that same year. The FID was founded by The Commonwealth, Mount Augusta, Icenia, Yoahtl, Holy Jaded Empire, Gabon, Gensokyo, and the CCCP. The FID aimed to foster international diplomacy, develop friendly relations among nations and overall, bring the international community together. “The Forum operated on a consensus-based model, with a particular focus on promoting and supporting dialogue between its members.” Free discussion was encouraged by the FID, its members permitted to call for a meeting at any time concerning matters of international importance, with the meetings overseen by an impartial team of moderators.

The FID’s end ultimately came down to its member nations not foreseeing the amount of bureaucracy needed to establish a solid foundation for such a forum, nor for carrying out the goals they wished to accomplish. With dwindling interest, an unstable foundation and the community’s general consensus on United Nations formations on Civ, the forum disbanded. Though the Forum is one of many different attempts of UN formations on Civ, it has generally been regarded the furthest attempt to bring an international coalition of nations together. The idea of a server-wide UN is still an idea that is passed around but generally disregarded. (Full article…)

This week’s featured image is the logo for the Forum for International Diplomacy, created by Gjum.

The News

Forged, pictured outside of Icenia’s Train Station at Jah Park (more of a Plaza?)

Server Update

July 17 saw another update to CivMC, which includes:

I’m doing this section now to hold everyone accountable and better communicate changes on the server. See the full changes here.

Happenings Around Civ

Alliance Crap

Special unthanks to Hg_80, Jindosh, and King_Cupar for ruining my Monday morning as I had to write a whole lot to accurately portray events that happened last night. Although, it is partially my fault as I was playing too much Pikmin last night.

Other News That Matters

Metagame Highlights

The Fun Stuff

Banyough showing off their continued refurbishment of Olympia, Lusitania.


Once again, it’s sad that I didn’t see that many things this week but it’s kind of the norm. I know there’s some builds in the works, but I had to go out to take pictures myself this week too!

The Cool Corner


Non-Civ Content

Poll of the Week

Last week’s survey got 49 responses. Don’t forget to read to the end!

The question for the poll last week was

What could be improved to allow a better experience for new players to jump into Civ?

I did ask you to pick only a few so we wouldn’t dilute the results, and I believe you guys did some good work:

I tried to include some unconventional options into the poll to encourage a little bit more thought, but we’re seeing a lot of things here.

Either that or we resort to Hyrule Skyblock expansions.

Time to Vote!

I already mentioned two surveys, time to take a third!

Please note that all information submitted is anonymous. A red star (
) means that this question is required to submit.
Which of these suggestions would you like the admins to focus on next? (For best impact, choose only 2-3).
Select all that are applicable.
What was your first Civ server?

Although these two questions may be seemingly related, these have absolutely nothing to do with each other, and your response to one question will not be associated with your other questions or responses from previous weeks.

Surveying Cry for Help

A Gang Shi tour group photographed by Gwua.

Thanks for reading this week’s newsletter. A big hand to iinkuu for writing up this week’s Featured Article, it was probably the smoothest and most comprehensive guest feature to date.

Additional thanks go to Cissonius, Anvil, Kingstell, and Shadno for providing assistance regarding current events. Also, special unthanks for everyone who decided to drop some drama on Sunday night. Screw you for messing with everything.

I’ll see you all next week for another rousing week of news. Until next time…