View Full Version : Children of Lake Nile....my first Civ4 experience.
Nov 04, 2005, 10:19 PM
Hi guys. Well, had a marathon 2-3 hour Civilization IV game last night-my first beyond the tutorial. Unfortunately, I foolishly didn't check my game setting, so looks like I am playing Settler-much easier than what I was used to in Civ4-though maybe thats a GOOD thing ;)! Anyway, on with the tale:
So, I begin the game as Hatepshut-whom I rename Nefertiti , and the dawn of Man....errrr Woman, I should say, BEGINS:
Darn it, where is the REALISM-I should be near a River Delta, not a LAKE :mad: :mischief:. Still, lots of good stuff nearby-a huge forest, some lovely marble for my future World Wonders, cows to the North and-oohhh, whats that, a TRIBAL VILLAGE! Well, off you go my brave warriors show what they have in store for us !
Nov 04, 2005, 10:23 PM
On with the story:
Well, seems like those tribal villagers aren't as dumb as they look-appears they know how to work a substance called COPPER-melding it with tin to make BRONZE! They even showed my warriors how to do it (though I personally think the warriors are afraid it will make them redundant ;)!)
Oh and, what do you know, right next to the tribal village is a deposit of COPPER!!! Now is that coincidence, or is what they give you linked-to some degree-to whatever resources might be nearby? Given my other tribal village experience, it may be the latter-I certainly hope so.
Anyway, with my knowledge of the fashioning of bronze in my reportoire, I immediately get my smiths to work fashioning axes and manacles for my new bronze age economy, and adjust my labour system accordingly ;)!
Nov 04, 2005, 10:28 PM
Remember that in Civ IV, settlers and making new civs are NOT a priority in the early game.
Nov 04, 2005, 10:44 PM
I do realise that but MAN it is hard to break the habits of old. I keep looking at my 1 city and thinking 'by now I should have at least 3 or 4! When I met the other civs, though, I didn't feel so bad-they also have only around 2 cities a piece. I also seem to have almost a monopoly on both religions and wonders right now-hope they put up a bit of a fight soon ;)!
Nov 04, 2005, 10:52 PM
I know what you mean. I look at the point scores and think "if I had one more city, I could be in first place right now!"
But then I make another city and i end up falling further behind because of maintenance :(
Nov 08, 2005, 04:24 AM
3880BC: Well, in total disregard of the advice of his military advisor, Ramses I-son of Nefertiti-keeps Egypts sole band of Warriors exploring the surrounding terrain. Seeing the sheer vastness of the forests nearby, Ramses takes it upon himself to name the terrain 'Cedars of Thebes'.
3840BC: Well, the Arts funding of his mother have paid off, as Thebes undergoes a huge boost in its pulling power-in the process revealing some lovely bovines (cows for the unenlightened ;)!)
Well, another 160 years of peace prevail and, during the rule of Akhenaton I, the people of Thebes finally start the organised worship of their Mother Goddess Hatheshup, but certain mystics have some rather 'heretical' ideas-namely that their Goddess may be just one of a Pantheon of Gods and Goddesses-only time will tell if the idea will take hold.
Oh and look, there lie evil lions to the south, and another tribal village to the west-I wonder what they will give to their recognised superiors...
Nov 08, 2005, 06:24 AM
Looking good, now :) Twin peaks? :lol:
Nov 08, 2005, 06:41 AM
Good start. You really have to watch the expansion. Twice now I've expanded far too fast and got clobbered for it. My current game is going nicely (for now) although I've had to slow down cos I just smashed the Chinese and took 3 of their cities (2 left).
Nov 13, 2005, 03:46 AM
In the glorious reign of Rameses II of Egypt, during the 36th century BC, an armed delegation is sent to meet with the Elders of a local tribe of villagers. Rameses suspects that, with a large deposit of gold in the vicinity, this village may be able to pay tribute into the growing coffers of Egypt-in retun for citizenship in the burgeoning Egyptian empire. Lo and behold, they happily give 75 gold to their recognised overlord.
The remaining reign of Rameses is marked by peace and prosperity-and an ongoing focus on the arts and religion, but little did anyone know the great revelations that lay around the corner.
At the turn of the 32nd century BC, Nefertiti II-grandaughter of Rameses II, was beset with night after night of strange dreams. In it, she met with the Mother Goddess Hatheshup, but was then shocked to see her remove her face-like a mask, beneath which lay the face of a man, with a laughing face. Another night, the Goddess again removed her face to reveal a lions head. So it was for night after night-Hatheshup would reveal a completely different face-man, woman and animal/human hybrid-eacg time. In time, she went to consult with her court mystics, and they interpreted her dream as a revelation that-far from being a single individual-Hatheshup actually represented a literal pantheon of different deities, perhaps representing a multitude of different natural phenomena and human ideals. Yet all the same creator Goddess-Hatheshup! This was an amazing revelation to Nefertiti and so she asked her mystics to tell her more about this concept. Her mystics told her that there were holy men in the city who could tell her more. The next night Nefertiti spoke deep into the night with a band of Holy Men who held a belief almost identical to what had been shown to her in her dreams. After this night of theological discussion, Nefertiti went out to her people and announced that a new belief had been found within the city of Thebes-a religion known as HINDUISM....
Nov 13, 2005, 01:32 PM
Nice work so far Aussie! Keep it up!
Nov 13, 2005, 01:33 PM
Nice Story so far Aussie. I'll be following along!
Nov 13, 2005, 03:08 PM
I love it! God, continue...CONTINUE!! ^_^
Nov 20, 2005, 01:22 AM
Keep it going old boy, this is great!
Nov 20, 2005, 08:47 AM
Good Story Aussie! Keep goin!