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31 Civs in a thread.

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Stories & Tales' started by Marsden, Aug 16, 2006.

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  1. Marsden

    Marsden Keeper of the HoF Annex Hall of Fame Staff

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    My latest waste of time will be playing through all 31 civs and posting the games here. It really won't be a story, just a few comments and screenshots (kind of like stocktracker's games). I am going to try 75% size to make it easier to read as suggested by others. Also, as these are all going to be submitted to the Civ III HoF, there will be different map sizes, difficulties, and victory conditions, with the last one being a histographic milk game on demi-god:scared: I'm saving the Iroquois for that last one.

    So, here we are. I haven't started any yet, what would you like to see first?
    I was thinking about using Portugal first, because they are the hind end of all civilization. I'll wait a little, but if I don't see otherwise, Portugal is it.

    Edit: sorry about the 75% thing, I haven't given up, but the first several are the large size pics.
     
  2. mmm...donuts

    mmm...donuts Chieftain

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    i think you should start with sumeria, and play them in order of their creations(germany or zulus last)
     
  3. AutomatedTeller

    AutomatedTeller Frequent poster

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    or you can go alphabetic.
     
  4. mmm...donuts

    mmm...donuts Chieftain

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    or you could do it in the order it is in on the select civ screen
     
  5. Hooray

    Hooray Civ3 Cartographer

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    I say do them in order of culture group, as in do all the Mid East civs, then all the Asian civs, and so forth.
     
  6. D'Artagnan59

    D'Artagnan59 The Gascon

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    Do Portugal. They are the extra hairs on the tail of the civilization lion.
     
  7. Vind2

    Vind2 Woof?

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    This could be interesting...
     
  8. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    //Iggy's attention
    {VIEWING = ON
    }
     
  9. AutomatedTeller

    AutomatedTeller Frequent poster

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    I think that, for an extra challenge, you should do portugal, on a pangea map with 60% water, no barbarians... and never build a scout.
     
  10. vorlon_mi

    vorlon_mi Just One More Turn

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    As you start each game, please include your thoughts about which
    victory condition(s) you're going for, and how that influences your key
    decisions. I imagine that will also be tied to the Civ's characteristics,
    e.g., China for conquest victories, Babylon for cultural victories.
    Which civ, if any, is well suited for Diplo victories? :confused:

    I've had difficulty getting a 20K culture victory, but have
    no difficulty with 100K culture victories (at the lower difficulty levels).
    Do you uncheck certain conditions? If you think you will go for conquest,
    do you uncheck domination, or just raze the cities, so that the size
    of your empire doesn't go over the limit?

    Oh, and starting with Portugal sounds fine. I have not tried playing them yet.
     
  11. sanabas

    sanabas Psycho Bunny Hall of Fame Staff

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    Any of the SCI civs are good for diplo or space victories, as you need fast research.

    Read this thread: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=162674 [/hof plug]

    To submit to the hof (you know you want to) you need to play with all normal VCs turned on.

    Yeah, I like portugal. On a high level.
     
  12. Marsden

    Marsden Keeper of the HoF Annex Hall of Fame Staff

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    Wow, I got a lot more responses than I thought. :goodjob:

    Homer, I mean mmm...donuts, going in chronological order is a really cool idea, and the only reason I'm rejecting it is I'm too lazy. Plus, I want to play the less optimal civs first and Sumeria is one of the best. I will use them, but later.

    Going alphabetic or in order on the screen are kind of trite, I think I'd rather go random if I had too.

    This is a great quote!

    Another good suggestion, but my chaotic and whimsical nature prevents me from having a set order in mind ahead of time.

    @ Iggy, I hope its worth it.
    @ Vind2, could be, but since I'm doing it, I wouldn't count on it.

    Yeah, right! And how about I never build a ship either! Actually, I might take you up on this, and do it on chieftan. Why chieftan (replying to groans as everyone reads this) Because the current gauntlet is standard chieftan score, so I pick the victory as long as its on standard map on chieftan difficulty. I will go for 20k. The chart is full, but hopefully I can beat 1754.

    So, starting next post, Portugal 20k on chieftan on a standard size map.

    Vorlon, you have to leave all victory conditions enabled or you can't submit. And you have to stay under the domination limit if you don't want domination.
     
  13. Experiment 626

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    I'm here, WarMaster Marsden! :wavey:

    Good luck, and may the RNG gods be with you! :D

    Go get 'em! :salute:
     
  14. Tone

    Tone Deity Hall of Fame Staff

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    Aim higher, Marsden. Wouldn't it be great if when you've done civ #31, they're all still on the HoF lists? I'll be following this.
     
  15. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Yes, this will be worth it Mars.

    I'm in for the ride. Although playing in chronological order would be pretty awesome.
     
  16. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    Good Luck

    (just dont knock any of my games off the tables;))
     
  17. jeps

    jeps Arcadefire

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    Do portugal first. They are okay on archpelego, awful on pangea.
    Which civ, if any, is well suited for Diplo victories?

    America. Britain. Egypt. Zulu. (America obvious, britain created it, egypt - boutrous boutros ghali, zulu - kofi annan [kofi annan means 'my monkey cloud' in hebrew])
     
  18. FascistRepublic

    FascistRepublic Warlord

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    Idk where you start, but i'll be following for the next... years?
     
  19. vorlon_mi

    vorlon_mi Just One More Turn

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    Roger that, all victory conditions enabled.

    From reading some of your other comments, it seems like you utilize several
    factors in determining which VC you're going for --
    Civ traits ; map size ; map type ( cont/pang/archi, %water, age)
    as well as difficulty level (influences the AI research rate). Is that true?

    Do you choose your opposing civs, or go random? Does the HOF care?
    What are you planning for your Portugal game?

    I'm still in the mode of choosing a map type, and trying to make the best
    of whatever cards I'm dealt. If I really want a 20k victory, I should
    follow Sanabas's instructions, and set up the factors I *can* control
    to make it easier.
     
  20. AutomatedTeller

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    Usually, you choose your opponents for a HOF game. For a game where you want to get a fast diplo victory, you usually select all scientific civs, so you can get all the 1st level techs when you switch eras, for instance.
     
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