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Bermuda Triangle

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by Mercenary Gen., Jun 12, 2003.

  1. Mercenary Gen.

    Mercenary Gen. Chieftain

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    Wouldn't it be cool if in Civ4 there would be a sort of bermuda triangle where occasionaly ships just sink for no good reason.
    I think it would add a bit to the game. You could even work a different kind of strategy off it.:nuke:
     
  2. WildFire

    WildFire amour

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    Just build privateers and get the boats ;)

    Or just send your galleys or caravels into ocean squares before you have magnetism
     
  3. Grandraem

    Grandraem Alchemist

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    Apparently they added some disasters like volcanoes to Civ 3: Conquests. Maybe it's in there.:confused:
     
  4. WillJ

    WillJ Coolness Connoisseur

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    I thought planes supposedly dissapear in the Bermuda Triangle mysteriously, not ships.

    I wouldn't like it, because it would add to the aspect of luck to the game, and there's already enough of that.
     
  5. Civrules

    Civrules We the People

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    Scientists think that ships and aircraft disappear because of large amounts of gas (forgot what it was called) under the ocean floor. When the gas is released there is not enough buoyancy in the water and so ships sink. When the gas goes high in the atmosphere it goes into the engines of aircraft and they just explode.
     
  6. Panzar75

    Panzar75 King

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    Besides, according to what I've read, the statistics show that there are no more ships lost in that area than any other area with roughly the same conditions.
     
  7. Punkymonkey

    Punkymonkey Aspiring Archaeologist

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    It's the methane gas that scientists think causes the effects of the Bermuda triangle
     
  8. wilbill

    wilbill That Old Time Religion

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    Exactly - it's an area with a lot of shipping lanes, military and pleasure traffic. Based on the number of ships sailing in the triangle in a given period of time, statistically it's no more dangerous than other areas of the ocean.
    I'd still like to know what happened to the Marie Celeste .
    On-topic, I'm not sure this is one of the disasters I'd like to see in Conquest. Typhoons/hurricanes, maybe - the sinking of the Spanish Armada?
     
  9. Ultraworld

    Ultraworld Emperor

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    WHOHO

    With my new unit movement model (http://www2.vhl.tudelft.nl/~emile/civilization/unit_movement_model.html for a glance at the certain movement types) that IS POSSIBLE (Im such a genius :) :D :) :D).
    Another proof that my idea is THE way to go for Civ4

    1) You need a tyle "dangerous-sea" which just looks like the sea tyle.
    2) You allow all sea units to move to that tyle.
    3) You set "HP loss prob-ratio" = 1 AND "Number of lost HPs" = 1000 (always dead)
     
  10. Ultraworld

    Ultraworld Emperor

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    Another idea

    Did you notice that modders use the resource pcx to add things like "stonehenge", "lost city".
    They are not really resources in the game but they are meant for decoration of their mod.

    For Civ4 they had better add something new to the game like: tyle opbjects which can have a function.

    eg:
    - if you enter a lost city in the jungle your unit will die.
    - a bermuda triangle. If a ship ends on the sea tyle with that "tyle object" he will sink.
     
  11. Zcylen

    Zcylen Moonlight Rambler

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    once I read that under the water in that triangle the ancient capitol of Atlantis was located
    who knows, could be...
     
  12. Civrules

    Civrules We the People

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    Ah, yes that is it.
     
  13. Grille

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    Note that ascending gas could also cripple aircraft's "buoyancy", if that gas had a lower density than air. And that gas wouldn't normally ascend in atmosphere if its density was lower than air's density. Theoretically, a sailplain could crash like an engine-driven aircraft then, no need for an explosion.

    As for the Bermuda Triangle, I'm actually fine with unexpected unit fading due to odd RNG results.
     
  14. Mark Young

    Mark Young Formerly Sir Eric

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    It would have to be a feature that you enabled or disabled.
    I dont really want it in any games that I play as it would bug the s*** out of me especially if you had a transport with 8 units moving to a battle zone and they were they essential to taking a region or city and they got lost or sunk on the way.
     
  15. Tiger_Nation

    Tiger_Nation Warlord

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    But no-one builds a navy anyway so why would these square add anything to the game you don't even fly missions over the as you can't reach other lands and other nations don't even build navys.
    PS
    Sir Eric I believe my sig is from the same movie as yours
     
  16. Mark Young

    Mark Young Formerly Sir Eric

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    "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elder berries, I fart in your general direction you crazy inglish knivett. Now go away or I will taunt you a second time".
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    "we want a.....shrubery"

    I have that song about brave sir robin playing when I turn off the PC
     
  17. Tiger_Nation

    Tiger_Nation Warlord

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    "I thought we were an autonomas collective"
    "Nah yer kidin yerself were a dictatorship"
    The life of Brian is still funier but i think i would get banned for some of it and i would find it too much of a temptation to say "always sh*t on the south side of the bridge" humber bridge I live in Hull and S****horpe is on the south.
     
  18. Tiger_Nation

    Tiger_Nation Warlord

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