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Announcing heihojin's 18th PBEM game!

Discussion in 'Civ4 - PBEM Games' started by heihojin, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. heihojin

    heihojin Prince

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    Ladies, Gentlemen, and Barbarians:


    I am pleased to announce that I am now taking signups for my eighteenth PBEM game! This is a Civilization IV PBEM game and requires the latest version of Civilization IV (currently v1.00) to participate.

    So far, I have the following confirmed players:
    • heihojin (me) - random leader
    If you would like to play, please send me a private message or e-mail with the following information:
    1. your CFC user name (required),
    2. your e-mail address (required),
    3. your leader preferences (please give your top three choices, if any),
    4. your SMTP server address (optional),
    5. your physical location (required - city, state and country, or time zone relative to GMT),
    6. the password you would like for your turn (optional, although I strongly recommend it), and
    7. any customized civilization information (Leader Name, Civ Description, Short Description, and/or Civ Adjective).
    Because much of this information is sensitive and must be specified at the game's inception, I strongly recommend you not post this information as a reply to this thread. I will post replies in this thread indicating when spots are filled.

    You may only request a spot for yourself; I will not accept any requests on someone else's behalf. Please note that if you wish to play a particular civilization that has more than one leader available (such as the Chinese), you must select a leader or I will simply assign one to you.

    Please note that your choice of leader is considered public information at the start of the game. If you opt for a customized, random leader, you are expected to inform me of the actual leader given to you immediately following your first turn.

    The game will begin as soon as I have eight confirmed players. If you have not specified a leader preference by the time the game launches, I will assign you a random leader. Spots for the game and leader requests will generally be filled first-come, first-serve, as determined by the timestamp of the request; however, I may deliberately favor some requests over others in the interest of balancing my games.

    Turn summaries will likely not be posted to this or any other forum, as I am far more interested in actually playing the game than with posting turns in a public forum.


    Commitments

    By requesting to play you commit to the following:
    • You agree to contact me (through e-mail, private message, a third party or other means) as soon as possible if you encounter technical difficulties or other circumstances that prevent you from fulfilling these commitments.
    • You agree to act in a courteous manner toward all other players at all times in your "out-of-game" communication.
    • You agree to abide by the general protocol for gameplay as set forth in the welcome e-mail, as well as any changes to the protocol I may make during the course of the game.
    • You agree to inform me when you are going to be unavailable for a period of greater than 24 hours.
    • You agree to check your e-mail at least once daily (at least twice daily is preferred).
    • You agree to promptly respond to all messages - immediately, if possible.
    • You agree to complete and forward your turn within 24 hours of receiving it.
    • You agree to refrain from "in-game" communication with another player until making contact with that player's civilization.
    • You agree to play the game to completion unless personal or technical circumstances render it impossible for you to do so.
    If you would like to peruse my general protocol for PBEM gameplay prior to signing up, let me know and I will happily e-mail it to you.

    "In-game" communication refers to sharing information about your civilization or other players' civilizations, making deals, proposing alliances, etc.. "Out-of-game" communication primarily refers to administrative matters (such as "Dude, where's my turn?" e-mails), but also includes innocuous conversation (such as "Where is everyone from?" e-mails).


    Default Game Settings

    Unless specified otherwise, the default game settings will be as follows:
    • Map: Continents
    • Size: Standard
    • Climate: Temperate
    • Sealevel: Medium
    • Era: Ancient
    • Speed: Normal
    • Options: None
    • Victories: All
    • Game Turn Limit: 0
    • City Elimination Limit: 0
    Please note that many of these rules are open to discussion beforehand; I will generally side with the majority opinion.


    Important Information

    One question that has frequently arisen is whether reloading the game is allowed. Unfortunately I know of no way to regulate the number of times the game is reloaded, so any rule prohibiting reloading is impossible to enforce. Furthermore, reloading seems quite acceptable in the event of an error, e.g. if you make a mistake in moving your units. Because I am reluctant to support rules that cannot be enforced, and because I'm sure that I personally will have to reload at least one game due to an error, I do not have any rules regulating reloads. Ultimately, it's a question of what provides the most enjoyment for you as a player.

    Please note that once you make contact with another player's civilization, your diplomacy options are completely unrestricted. Feel free to invent whatever deals you wish, regardless of whether they are enforceable from within the game or not.

    My games tend to fill up quickly, so submit your request to play now!


    heihojin
     
  2. Isildurs Heir

    Isildurs Heir Chieftain

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    Ah yes....Heihojin, the King of Running PBEM Games :king: has returned! :goodjob:
    Good to see you will be continuing to run them with the new version!!

    Put me down!
    Random everything.
    I'll send you email also.
     
  3. ceiph

    ceiph Chieftain

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    ill do it .............(insert length)
     
  4. DogBoy

    DogBoy Deity

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    The DogBoy is in. E-mailing you my info now.
     
  5. heihojin

    heihojin Prince

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    We will begin the game with the following players:
    1. heihojin - random leader
    2. Isildurs Heir - random leader
    3. ceiph - Alexander
    4. DaEezT - Napoleon
    5. stagnate - random leader
    6. DogBoy - random leader
    7. Kevinicus - Peter
    8. xenikos - Huayna Capac
    I will send the welcome e-mail to all players and begin the game sometime within the next 24 hours or so. Thanks for your interest, and enjoy the game!


    heihojin
     
  6. Kevinicus

    Kevinicus 01001011

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    That was quick ^^
     
  7. Ephor

    Ephor Chieftain

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    Dang, over already? Ah well, i sent a pm, just put me in the next one, please.
     
  8. heihojin

    heihojin Prince

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    I just sent the welcome e-mail and the first turn. When you receive the welcome e-mail, please read it thoroughly and send me a reply confirming that you received it.

    For the first turn only, please remember to carbon-copy me on all your turn sends (if they are done manually) and confirmation receipts. Remember also that you can reset any of your Player Details from within the game by pressing Alt-D. If you change anything other than your password, please let me know.

    May the most ruthless win!


    heihojin
     
  9. Kevinicus

    Kevinicus 01001011

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    In a game with not one or two, but 3 (!) aggressive nations. I have a great starting position btw. It is clearly the best of all starting positions known to mankind.



    I'd show you more, but I can't, since this starting position is just too magnificent.
     
  10. DaEezT

    DaEezT Civ, Pizza, Spam, Repeat

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    No problem, I'll come over for a visit and check out the countryside myself :D
     
  11. DaEezT

    DaEezT Civ, Pizza, Spam, Repeat

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    I just noticed something weird about the game.



    I'm in there twice!

    Although I'm sure you guys already love me so much that you want me to be there twice I have to insinst on my uniqueness :blush:
     
  12. Kevinicus

    Kevinicus 01001011

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    I think when I looked at that you were only there once. Could be some kind of error? I heard of similar in a other PBEM.
     
  13. ceiph

    ceiph Chieftain

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    tellin people how awesome a start position is is only more reason for a quick invasion
     
  14. Isildurs Heir

    Isildurs Heir Chieftain

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    That's 'cause you have a split personality. :crazyeye:
    The warmonger and the Peace-loving Kumbaya singer.....:lol:
     
  15. ceiph

    ceiph Chieftain

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    played my turn, stag has the game
     
  16. heihojin

    heihojin Prince

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    Not one turn into my first Civilization IV PBEM game, and a bug surfaces. I swear, PBEM gets no quality assurance testing from Firaxis. :mad:

    Somehow my Player Details were changed to represent me as DaEezT and erasing my password. I edited them back to what they were originally were; we'll see if they stay.

    If you edited your Player Details in any way on the first turn, including resetting your password, please let me know. It would be nice to isolate the bug, so I can tell Firaxis how their QA department isn't doing their job.
     
  17. heihojin

    heihojin Prince

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    By the way, nice job on the first turn guys! There isn't any further need to carbon-copy me on turn sends or confirmation receipts at this point.
     
  18. DaEezT

    DaEezT Civ, Pizza, Spam, Repeat

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    In-game smtp authentication also doesn't work. :p
     
  19. DogBoy

    DogBoy Deity

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    Password? There was no password for my turn. I loaded the game on the first turn and there was my settler, no choice to enter a password.
     
  20. Isildurs Heir

    Isildurs Heir Chieftain

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    I think Heihojin had to put it in when he setup the game.
    Do you recall giving him one?

    I tried also and was unsuccessful. Your other post about the way the authentication is done has scared me enough anyway not to use the feature. :eek:
     

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