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View Poll Results: What Type of Civ Game Do You Play?
Only Single Player, me against the machine 76 65.52%
Only multiplayer, I want to win over thinking scheming humans, by whatever mean necessary 2 1.72%
Mostly single player 20 17.24%
Mostly multiplayer 4 3.45%
About half and half 13 11.21%
I don't play civ games; I am just here to read fine literary expositions on this forum 1 0.86%
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Old Oct 24, 2006, 02:53 PM   #1
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Poll: Do You Play Multiplayer or Single Player Games

Just wondering what type of game everyone plays, whether single player or multiplayer. As for myself, I have been player almostly all multiplayer game on Gamespy for the last couple of months. Somehow I don't get the same thrill from winning over an AI (i.e. eliminating the civ) as I would over human opponents. How about you guys? What type of games do you usually play?
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Old Oct 24, 2006, 03:18 PM   #2
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im a tokugawa

but ive played on multi
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Old Oct 24, 2006, 04:14 PM   #3
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95% of the time for me is Single Player. The other 5% is PBEM games.
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Old Oct 24, 2006, 04:44 PM   #4
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I play about half and half 50% single 25% hotseat 25% online
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 01:35 AM   #5
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Single, I have nobody to play multi... and I would only play when I create lanparty or something like that ... I wouldn't want to wait a hour when opponent makes a move.
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 04:46 AM   #6
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I play single as it's more flexible and I just don't have the several straight hours necessary to play multi. The two multiplayer games I did play I quit as something came up.
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 05:52 AM   #7
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I play about 95% single, and only ever play multi over a LAN at home, never online.
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 05:56 AM   #8
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About half and half. If I am in the mood for a ( relatively ) peaceful game, I play together with my girlfriend. And if I lose, I play alone all night to practice . Rather embarassing, I´ve been playing Civ since it´s first incarnation and still lose most of the games against her and she has started just two years ago .
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 07:51 AM   #9
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Single player only for me. I play video games to relax and get away from people, lol. I have to see people the time in my job. When I socialise I prefer to do it in person. I don't care if the AI isn't as challenging. It means I can be more lazy when I play.
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 08:09 AM   #10
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Single player only. It takes me long enough to do a single player game, I don't want to spend forever playing it mulitplayer.
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 08:12 AM   #11
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Single player only, and Civ must be the only game I play alone. I like Civ for the building aspect, and multiplayer seems to be all about wars and crushing the opponent. For this I play RTS.
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 08:17 AM   #12
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Like almost every other game, I play Civ alone. I think I played two or three PBEMs of Civ III, but that is about it.
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 08:24 AM   #13
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Single only. I want to play when I have the time to play, not when other people want to.
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 09:08 AM   #14
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I used to play mostly single, with occasional mutli over lan. One day I was bored and decided to check out what gamespy was like, and I've never looked back.

Single player is still fun, but the taunting that comes with multi is great. Heck, I went as far as to join the league even though I don't like how league games are set up to end in a set amount of turns and with score victory.

In any case, for those of you who haven't tried multi due to time constraints, give it a go. Most games are played on quick setting and on small maps. A game typically lasts 1.5 hours or so. Besides, there's nothing like becoming someone's vassal or having someone become yours. It's much more satisfying than having the AI surrender.
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 09:12 AM   #15
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I go both ways with Civ. I prefer playing MP as I think it is the truest test of one's Civ skills but time contraints often do not allow me so I end up playing more SP games than MP.
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 09:38 AM   #16
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but the taunting that comes with multi is great.
Most games are played on quick setting and on small maps. A game typically lasts 1.5 hours or so.
Three reasons not to play multi, IMHO. Small maps? Games only lasting 1.5 hours? Human interaction? That's not what Civ's about!
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 10:31 AM   #17
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Three reasons not to play multi, IMHO. Small maps? Games only lasting 1.5 hours? Human interaction? That's not what Civ's about!

lol lan games are very different, or games with friends online. Those tend to last forever with the epic speed setting. If you can set up lan party, for Civ it's a lot of fun.
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 11:42 AM   #18
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I voted single player but sometimes I feel its an uneven playing field. I know from other games that multiplayer is more of a challenge and a lot more fun.
I would like to play a few multiplayer games but I don't know where to go or how to do it. I've registered with Gamespy already but I've read it can be dodgy sometimes. I usually have limited time on my PC as I am still at school so I don't know if I'd have time either.
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Old Oct 26, 2006, 01:22 AM   #19
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With regard to the totality of Civ players, I suspect multiplayers would tend to be overrepresented in this poll since many of the posters in this forum are multiplayers or modders. Those groups would be more likely than single players to find their way to the forum.

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Old Oct 27, 2006, 09:12 AM   #20
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mostly single-player, I'm involved in a pbem
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