View Full Version : Deity PA Game

May 31, 2009, 11:09 AM
First off I'm gonna tell a little tale ;)

A few months ago I was getting more and more annoyed with civ, I just didn't enjoy it that much anymore. Somehow, every game started to piss me off, so I looked for something more relaxing, especially in the earlygame.

I came across OCC, something I haven't done before. It makes the game much more relaxing and less frustrating as you don't have to manage so many cities and units.
The most obvious approach to OCC is with a WE/SSE as so often used (successfully) by obsolete.
In my opinion the best leader for that is ramsses, as both his traits and UB are great for OCC - ind for obvious wonder building, spi for diplo as your army is weak and the obelisk for the important specialists slots.

I decided to try something else out as well; Permanent Alliances. I haven't used them either but the idea sounds interesting, especially on higher levels ;). If you need some info on PAs, WastinTime wrote a great article about it.

So I was set, picked my settings and leader and launched a game on an Inland Sea map (everyone is on the same continent which is important for non-coastal OCC games).

It was a blast, I really enjoyed it. I couldn't resist going to war OFC and scored a OCC domination victory with my PA mate.

A while later I got back to "normal" civ games although I didn't (and don't) have time for much civving. Today I wanted to redo what I did earlier with OCC PA and went a step further - on deity.

Again I picked Ramsses but added 2 civs for some extra fun (which unfortounately (:D) weakened the AIs a bit :p) and started.

First few attempts were utter rubbish. Got eaten by barbs over and over again. Tried with the GW (with stone in BFC) but never managed to get it up in time... Until that last attempt (I want to share with you).

I rolled following starting location:

"Stone nearby, some FPs, that's it. Fine. Why not try settling on the stone for a change? Maybe that gets me GW in time. Oh look, it's gonna be 3H - great".

So I did. I consider the start great, one of the best for this kind of game. I had no problems keeping up with the AI tech pace until lib. The AIs are... favourable, I won't say more now :p

I am uploading this game here in case someone wants to have a go at the deities with one city - I think this is nearly as easy as it gets.

Short summary of my game until the PA:

I reached Communism in 1120AD. Shared war with Wang since the early BCs (against GK). No problem having him at friendly, even got rid of close border tension temporarily when a city of his got autorazed :)

Land overview:

One of the most challenging thing is military - there is only horse nearby, nothing else. Diplo is thus very important, but with the AI placement surely doable. Also, there are only very few resources that make it hard trading for health (not that those AIs have much to offer anyway...

Tech overview:
I stopped techtrading after liberalism as I only had 3 techs in front of me (PP, SM, communism) and would get most of the other known techs with the PA. AIs aren't teching as fast as you'd expect in the usual deity game, but that is due to the heavy warring taking place.

Not much to say :)


May 31, 2009, 11:16 AM
I cleared about 1/2 of the immortal EQM requirements this way :p. It was much longer until I learned to play @ that level for real, but it can be a fun diversion.

May 31, 2009, 11:28 AM
I am liking the look of that civ you trapped in the corner. :)

May 31, 2009, 11:33 AM
It's no civ, it's vicky's desperate attempt at getting a decent empire :)

May 31, 2009, 12:02 PM
Also, there are only very few resources that make it hard trading for health (not that those AIs have much to offer anyway...
Why not build the National Park?

May 31, 2009, 12:20 PM
I build the NP after I research bio (right after communism) but up to there I usually had around -4 health (another FP farm).