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ANNOUNCEMENT: "Fall of the Inca II" - Hall of Fame Challenge Series XIX

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Hall of Fame Discussion' started by NobleZarkon, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. NobleZarkon

    NobleZarkon Civ IV Emperor EQM Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter

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    The Hall of Fame Team would like to welcome new players, and welcome back old vets, to the Nineteenth running of the Civfanatics Civ IV Hall of Fame Challenge Series.

    HOF Challenge XVIII was a successful and competitive installment of the series, won by @neilmeister. 13 players took part submitting at least 50 entries and each game received at least 1 entry with 6 different players achieved first places.

    HOF Challenge XIX is a collection of 10 games with a time limit of 6 months to complete them (from 10th September to 9th March 2018). The winner will be the person who collects the most points (10 for 1st in each individual game, down to 1 for 10th). Progress and results for all games can be found at http://hof.civfanatics.net/civ4/challenge.php. There are individual threads for each game in the Challenge Series forum so head on over and check it out.

    This challenge continues the "Fall of the Inca" theme. The Inca are widely recognised as the most powerful nation you can play in Civ IV, especially at the higher levels where the anti-archery bonus for the Quecha UU and it's free Combat I promotion means you have a powerful attacking force from Turn 0. Their UB, the Terrace, is based on a building you will normally construct in every city (Granary) and acts as a mini-creative trait. Their actual traits are 2 of the strongest in the game - Financial and Industrious. Finally their starting techs of Agriculture and Mysticism are very flexible - your workers have something to do immediately and you can compete in the race for early religions if you so desire. The Incans are so strong that their games do not count towards Elite Quatrromaster status and they are not normally chosen for Gauntlets.

    4 Incan records were removed from the Hall of Fame through the first installment of this challenge, let's see if we can double that this time!

    Normally Challenge games have quite restrictive options and difficult opponents, this time the real challenge is the fact that each of these games is aimed at a slot held by the Incans, dates perceived as very difficult to beat playing as another Civ. Not only will you compete against the other players in this Challenge but also the spectre of these records which have stood the test of time.

    As well as the Challenge page itself and the forum mentioned above we have a special page on the site where you can explore some of the facts and figures behind the Incans and their dominance - this can be found at http://hof.civfanatics.net/civ4/fall_inca.php.

    For those unfamiliar with the CFC Hall of Fame (HOF), we encourage you to try the challenge as a way of introducing yourself to the HOF. The Challenge series is just one feature of the HOF. A Gauntlet series of games is run monthly. In addition you can simply submit any of your games to the HOF. All valid games are recorded to a database and ranked under various categories. The HOF enables you to compare your progress against other HOFers over all time or simply track your own progress. In other words, the HOF is as competitive as you want it to be.

    In addition, the CFC HOF offers two ongoing challenge/achievements called the Quatromasters and Elite Quatromasters which can be found here. All valid game submissions to the HOF apply toward your progress of these long-term achievements. Are you up for the challenge? :)

    All of the games need to be played using version 3 of the BUFFY mod (BUFFY-3.19.003 or BUFFY-3.19.004b), found here except Cultural / Espionage games which must be played using BUFFY-3.19.004b). Standard Hall of Fame Rules apply to all games.
     
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  2. NobleZarkon

    NobleZarkon Civ IV Emperor EQM Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter

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    A great start to the Challenge with lots of chatter, 2 submissions and an Incan record broken by @Ozbenno in the first 12 hours!
     
  3. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Smarticus Pantsidae

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    I love this idea, and there is even something for non deity players like me.

    Heck, I'm even going to come out of Civ retirement to show you boys some outstanding examples of sub-optimal play. :)
     
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  4. lymond

    lymond Rise Up! Hall of Fame Staff

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    Go, Lemon, go!!! :)
     
  5. NobleZarkon

    NobleZarkon Civ IV Emperor EQM Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter

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    Excellent- welcome aboard!
     

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