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Best Current FFH Setup?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Fall from Heaven' started by Mknn, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Mknn

    Mknn Chieftain

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    Looking to get back into FFH. At the end of the day, it's just *better* than ciV or cVI, imo.

    In any case, what are people playing most these days? Is there any consensus to which combination of mods/modmods is the best single player, long game experience?

    It looks like WildMana has the most active development, but I worry about it accentuating what was already a huge human advantage over the AI when it came to spellcasting. I don't think I ever played Rise or Orbis, but I know they had their strong advocates at time.

    I played a lot of FallFurther, but it seems to have been abandoned as well. Abandoned doesn't mean bad, certainly. So, my question is really why you play the mod/modmod combo you do?
     
  2. Athaboros

    Athaboros Chieftain

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    I usually go with basic FFH plus MNAI or ExtraModMod -- it scratches the itch, and doesn't stray too far from what made FFH so compelling in the first place. Occasionally I'll dabble with WildMana or RiFE, but I feel they have shifted a bit too far from the base formula, and I've gotten lazy (or fatigued) enough to not want to have to learn new systems.
     
  3. Ozbenno

    Ozbenno Fly Fly Away Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    I use base game plus MNAI as well. Just started a new game on the weekend.
     
  4. Nor'easter

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    I pretty much only play Ashes of Erebus, which started as the continuation of Rise from Erebus, which itself was a continuation of Fall Further. I like the cumulative new content, plus many of the changes to the base game. Plus it's still under active development: bugfixes, balance and gameplay suggestions, etc.

    I used to play WildMana a lot before the conversion over to Master of Mana. I gave MoM a few tries but really didn't like a lot of the new mechanics having to do with the economy, so gave that up.

    Fall Further I occasionally still play if I want to play the Jotnar in their original implementation, but that's it. Since it's no longer under active development, game-breaking bugs aren't being fixed any more. I figure once Ashes of Erebus incorporates some version of the Jotnar, and assuming I find it satisfactory, I'll drop FF for good.

    I haven't played base FfH2 in a very long time.

    I haven't played MNAI in a long time, either, largely because I got used to all the new content and gameplay changes beginning with FF and especially in RifE and AoE.
     
  5. Imp. Knoedel

    Imp. Knoedel Imperator Knoedel the Great, Glorious and Gracious

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    What about Magistermod?
     

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