A Returning Player: Refamiliarizing Myself to the Game

I'd suggest Toku or Sal - someone like that. No early overpowered UU and no economic traits - or at least not 2 good traits (spiritual for sal is nice). If you learn to have a good early game with those guys you'll do even better with others.
 
I'm going to go ahead and get started with the game. Before I begin, are there any rules as to the limit of screenshots in a certain amount of time, or anything else to keep in mind?

I'll make sure to keep tile yield and gridlines, as well as resource bubbles up in my screenshots, and zoom out appropriately so that you can see well enough. Seeing as how I don't want to overdo the screenshots (and waste time putting them in where they're unnecessary) other than the start and a general view of my empire at various intervals, what are some important things to take screenshots of? I'm thinking maybe demographics? Just so that I know beforehand what information is most essential to provide.
 
No limit to screenshots as long as you put them in spoilers.

Really, VoU provided a good link on generally how best to get advice. No need to go on and on about worrying you will offend or annoy us (that get's a tad annoying;)). Just post the game up and get going with it. If needed , we will provide input on any presentation needs. Otherwise, the most important thing is the save, settings, and your thoughts/report.

One bit of advice though: Wait for advice, play small turnsets, and patience. Your game here should be strictly about learning.
 
No limit to screenshots as long as you put them in spoilers.

Really, VoU provided a good link on generally how best to get advice. No need to go on and on about worrying you will offend or annoy us (that get's a tad annoying;)). Just post the game up and get going with it. If needed , we will provide input on any presentation needs. Otherwise, the most important thing is the save, settings, and your thoughts/report.

One bit of advice though: Wait for advice, play small turnsets, and patience. Your game here should be strictly about learning.

I (EDIT: would) apologize for my error there but that would a little ironic and self-defeating. ;)

I should get the first update posted within an hour. Thanks for all of your help.
 
I was in your situation a couple months back. I had just gotten up to Monarch level, then my gaming computer died. By the time I was able to play again, I couldn't win at Monarch.

I got better by dropping down to easier levels, and even had a good excuse to salvage my pride. I want to complete the Quattromaster's Challenge in the Hall of Fame, and one of the challenges is to win a game at every difficulty level. By the time I'd done that for Settler through Prince, I was ready to play Monarch again. And the other thing I like about the HoF is that it keeps me from reloading to undo mistakes, and encourages me to keep playing out the end-game after the game gets to the point where you know the win is yours.

(The downside to HoF is that you can't post game saves and ask for advice while the game is in progress, though you can post a game report afterwards.)
 
Someone said it's more important to write what you did, why you did it and what your future plan is then post bunch of screenshots. On that note I like posting lots of screens :mischief: to show what I'm doing, if I can't explain it clear enough. I screen a lot when I play and when I write here I browse through them, to be sure I don't miss any crucial info. That's why I post too many screens and how I know 1 post can contain up to 30 images, smilies included. :crazyeye:

Maps, events, relations, tech situations, city overview, demographics....all are welcome. Attach saves as well, so people can check for themselves if and info is missing. Posting shorter intervals will get you more help, more comments. :coffee:
 
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