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[BTS] BOTM 143 First Spoiler to 1AD

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Game of the Month' started by Deckhand, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. Deckhand

    Deckhand Procrastination at its finest GOTM Staff

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    Please tell us about your game up to (but no beyond) 1AD.
     
  2. LowtherCastle

    LowtherCastle Chieftain

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    It's goin'. :cool:
     
  3. High King J.J.

    High King J.J. Chieftain

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    I'm still alive. This is mildly unexpected. So far haven't gotten around to killing the red barbarian. At least I will never make the mistake of trusting anything or anyone Russian. I don't think their people are inherently more stupid (unless the vodka has changed their DNA) but they simply have the worst possible taste for their leaders. Not that they are alone in that respect...
     
  4. LowtherCastle

    LowtherCastle Chieftain

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    Catherine's hot.
     
  5. High King J.J.

    High King J.J. Chieftain

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    Putin is not. (Although he thinks himself as hot, always posing shirtless. Sort of gay narcissism maybe.:vomit:)
     
  6. Morcar_olmig

    Morcar_olmig Chieftain

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    You seem to be afraid of Russian might, aren't you? Dont't forget about Russian hackers, who can penetrate you computer and steal all your money. Quickly unplug your network cable until it's too late :)
    Don't waste your words - just show what are you worth in civilazation world, then we have something to discuss ;)
     
  7. High King J.J.

    High King J.J. Chieftain

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    Replace afraid with disgusted and might with leaders. As for both Civ4 and real world, who needs enemies if Russia is your "friend"? Good relations right until their forces sneak attack. Backward in tech but forward in demands and threats. At least in Civ4 they don't demand your cities if they are at "peace".
    "Never trust an Aztec with nukes." "Never trust a Russian."
    At least now I know who to blame if I'm hacked.
     
  8. Morcar_olmig

    Morcar_olmig Chieftain

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    "Russian hackers" is just a convinient excuse for those who like to cover the tracks of own crimes. And, yes, I know only one nation capable of launching sneak attacks against all the others, luckily they are located on other continent...
    Let's stop this offtopic here, since we are here to play and not to discuss polictics or similar matters.

    P.S. Being polite to others is the key for being respected.
     
  9. High King J.J.

    High King J.J. Chieftain

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    Yes, let's not mention a certain 'president' who not openly admires Stalin but also openly endorses the hacker attacks calling the hackers "patriotic citizens" or somesuch.
    Yes, it's polite to call someone a coward, isn't it. You certainly earned all the respect you deserve from me.
    For my part the discussion is ended.
     
  10. Morcar_olmig

    Morcar_olmig Chieftain

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    I judged by this post . Usually if you don't like someone - you just leave him alone, but you keep insulting him (not only in this thread), so i concluded that this is defense reflex, so you unintentionally seeking protection.
    Fine. Done with that.
    Here is a screen of my starting location - got little bit of luck with the silver. 7 chariots are ready to attack Moscow, which had 2 archers couple of turns ago. Let's see how it goes.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2017
  11. LowtherCastle

    LowtherCastle Chieftain

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    Catherine's flaming hot. :D
     
  12. LowtherCastle

    LowtherCastle Chieftain

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    Vwd on getting the silver. That rocks, especially in this scenario.
     
  13. kcd_swede

    kcd_swede Chieftain GOTM Staff

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    I settled same spot as morcar but did not pop silver. No wars to 1AD and all civs met and circumnav bonux acheived- 8 cities, number 2 in pop and 1 in land. Moscow has Great Wall, Pyramids, and Haning G... so now with construction just completed, it is time to start whipping catapults and elepjants.
     
  14. Xcalibrator

    Xcalibrator Ultraviolet Catastrophe

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    7 cities (3 captured from Russian), 38 pop. Civil Service in 1 turn, no Wonders (well, SH captured in Moscow), Washington has GLH. I was very slow to settle--wanted more food and ended up moving counterclockwise in a fruitless search and ended up settling on the original ivory. Grrr. City2 went NNE with corn/pigs/ivory, C3 N to get gems, share corn/silk, and stop Peter. Don't quite have circum nav. Suleiman is #1 with 10 cities and 659 score, I'm #2 with 638. Peter was a pretty soft target; making progress against other AIs will be harder.
     
  15. nocho

    nocho Chieftain

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    I settled 1S on t1 in the hope of getting more food and at least to be riverside for a levee assuming I go to space. Decided to go horse archers after having settled 3 more cities. Conquered 3 Russian main land cities, but Peter held 1 off shore. Anyway, he gave me Stonehenge and the Pyramids and I managed to squeeze 5 techs out of him for peace. Also got a barb city. Lincoln settled a city on my continent, although I'm not sure where he lives yet. Was very tempted to take it, but I can use him as a trading partner. Also met the Germans. Total of 12 cities and 48 pop. Half way to CS, busy with Hammans and plantations to increase happiness.
     
  16. Frederiksberg

    Frederiksberg Chieftain

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    Settled on the plains hill SW of pig. Focused on expansion and GLH. Explored the north east route and still backtracking to get circumnavigation. Teched to Calendar/CoL/HBR and at 1AD researching Construction for pults and phants. No wars yet, but a small armada of 3 galleys loaded with axes and swords are almost ready to sail for Russias copper city on the northern island. 16 cities and 55 pop. Haven't made up my mind about victory condition. Probably something faster than Space :).
     
  17. Dhoomstriker

    Dhoomstriker Girlie Builder

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    I built 12 Cities. I scored The Oracle but no other Wonders.

    With good Barb-spawning control, it looks like this game will provide us with plenty of land, although I've already had an off-continent AI settle in the land that was "reserved" for us, so you can't take the land for granted as being yours!

    No Silver for me, and a lot less Forests; I seem to only have 4 Forests to Morcar_olmig's 11 in Edirne's big fat cross. When I told my people to live amongst the trees, they took me quite literally and most groups uprooted some trees when the Settler Parties left town. I also built a few early Libraries and ran Scientist Specialists in a few Cities. I seem to have gotten my Traits mixed up with Suleiman (Imperialistic and Philosophical); meh, what are you going to do?

    Food Resources are in short supply, or at least aren't available in generous quantities, but Cities are nice enough to share with each other. ;)

    The poor-quality land encouraged me to Cottage-spam and I already have several Villages.

    Peter trolled me by building The Great Wall, Scotland Yard, researching Construction, and stealing Horseback Riding from me on the turn that I learned Horseback Riding. Uhhhh, do Horse Archers vs War Elephants sound like fun to anyone? I may have to rethink my plans for going up against a "Resourceless" AI who suddenly made his Strategic Resource useful, thanks to my blunder. :eek: :lol:

    Spoiler :


    See the 'Bro, do you even whip?' - Civ IV memes thread for more such fun pics.
     
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