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Biggests Blunders!

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by Virtual Alex, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. Lord Emsworth

    Lord Emsworth Emperor

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    Magnetism gives you ocean travel.

     
  2. Aabraxan

    Aabraxan Mid-level Micromanager

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    And so my Tale of Doh! continues . . .

    :wallbash:


    Edit: And here I thought I was just getting lucky . . . none of my caravels sank after that. Now I know why.
     
  3. AutomatedTeller

    AutomatedTeller Frequent poster

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    it's a complex game :)

    I've never nuked myself, but I have shelled my own tiles with artillery by accident, more times than I can to admit ;)
     
  4. Elite

    Elite Comrade

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    The biggest mistake I have ever done is, declare war on the world(I was sure of myself, I was sure my Empire could best all others, I was sure that all 'Inferior' armies would fall before my "invincible" armies) my armies were only Invincible to barbarians and the first civilization I ever met.


    then there's also the time I declared war on Russia(I pushed them into the Ural mountains, but then they suddenyl had a larger army then me) the only reason I declared war on Russia was to test it's resolve and it's strength.

    needless to say, they wiped me out withen 350 years(half of it was a stalemate because I kept pumping out Conscripts) and rushing troops.
     
  5. Virtual Alex

    Virtual Alex King

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    I have often accidentlaly put bombers on auto bombard on some units in my territory. The untis died, and next turn the bombers bomed my improvments.
     
  6. Aabraxan

    Aabraxan Mid-level Micromanager

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    I did something similar the other night. This doesn't count as a biggest blunder, but a blunder nonetheless. I had a stack of workers and I was using them to lay roads and mines in a turn. I had forgotten that I had a cavalry unit in the stack and got into a hurry in clicking the buttons. It went something like this:

    Build Road
    Build Road
    Build Road
    Build Road
    Build Road
    Build Road
    Build Mine
    Build Mine
    Build Mine
    Build Mine
    Pillage Improvement
    Doh!
    Build Mine
    Build Mine
     
  7. Kiowa

    Kiowa Warlord

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    I had a tough start in my regent game. The capital had no river and was surrounded by tundra and mountains. So I started expanding outward until I got a river, irrigated back, built settlers by the "thousands." Somehow through trade and expansion I entered the industrial age as the tech and military leader, and had two military conquest. But I could I could never get tech resource over 10%. Finally I realized . . . entertainment had been at 40% for the whole game! Duh . . . that's why I had the happiest nation.

    Since I was able to overcome this hardship, the next game was Monarch . . . which is going very well.
     
  8. AutomatedTeller

    AutomatedTeller Frequent poster

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    That's certainly a blunder if you didn't realize it!!

    In games where the player is trying to win a histographic win, that's not too uncommon, though, because a happy citizen is worth twice as much as a content citizen and an unhappy citizen is worthless - to say nothing of the WLKD!!
     
  9. Virtual Alex

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    People "go" for histograph wins?
     
  10. AutomatedTeller

    AutomatedTeller Frequent poster

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    it's not a big thing - it is it's own category in the HOF - but yes - histographic games are the way to get the very most number of points possible.
     
  11. Virtual Alex

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    I thought beating the game as early as possible gives you the most points. Like winning in 1000AD is worth a ton of points?

    Why is histograph worth the most points? If it's simply having maximum time to keep people happy wouldn't winning by Spaceship or by Conquest at 2050 AD while still having happy people be worth more points than histographic?
     
  12. Bartleby

    Bartleby Remembers laughter

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    The victory type doesn't make a difference to the score; if you win by Spaceship in 2050 AD you get the same score as if you win by Histograph. The question is, will you get a higher score if you win ASAP or if you stall the victory until 2050.
    For Large and Huge maps, the answer is clear-cut: you can score much higher by histo.
    For small and tiny maps, it's impossible to "milk" efficiently enough to beat a good early-win bonus.
    With standard maps, it's a bit of a grey area.
     
  13. Dishpan_Hans

    Dishpan_Hans Chieftain

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    My common blunder is just to piddle and not try to win the game. Well, I want a city there and improve this here...
     
  14. Sir_Lancelot

    Sir_Lancelot Emperor

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    That is not a blunder if you do it as a part of your strategy. I do the same myself. What is a good player? Not necessarily the one that wins early. The best player controls the game and are able to do exactly what he likes to do, because nobody are able to stop him.
     
  15. Runes

    Runes Chieftain

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    Guilty.

    Not too long ago, I built the Forbidden Palace in a pretty good city, by some hills. It had pretty good production, and thus was a good site for my FP.

    Later, Assuming that I would be able to rebuild the FP, I built a Palace in the city with FP.

    I was mistaken.
     
  16. Little Corporal

    Little Corporal fromage

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    How did you "irrigate back"? Tundra can't be irrigated.
     
  17. Zelda's Man

    Zelda's Man A Link to Something

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    Like many other players, my first game on Chieftan I built the Palace in every city. I only had about 6 cities though and I am sure I built it in the same city twice. I remember thinking that this city already had one, but I must be mistaken, so I built it again.

    Also, the last square that I could build a city was right in the middle of Japan's core cities. Needless to say this city was not mine for very long as their culture slowly took all the tiles to work until the city finally flipped. Free city for Japan.
     
  18. Kiowa

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    Tundra surrounded the capital to the north and east, and I was able to irrigate from the south. But the tundra and mountains made it difficult to get striving secondary cities.
     
  19. Kiowa

    Kiowa Warlord

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    Ditto. First game built what I thought would be a 2nd palace in the tundra. 300 turns later, the palace moved to the tundra in a town, population 2.

    Same game, took on the whole world for 2000 years while in anarchy most of the game. Didn't know about the sliders.
     
  20. DrGroove

    DrGroove Chieftain

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    I've JUST got C3C for my mac (been bashing around with Civ II, old skool) - anyway, don't you love how they've totally changed the value of warriors now? In ye olde times they were almost never worth producing, but now I'm happy to have them dominante early stages armies, knowing what useful things they can become later on. Hurrah for Aspyr I say.
     

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