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Brand New Grandma to this type of game. Help, Please?

Discussion in 'Civ2 - General Discussions' started by scloopy, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. BlackAdder60

    BlackAdder60 Very naughty boy!

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    Dont put yourself down my lady. I have great respect for someone at your age (I am only guessing based on your statement about computer experience) who have enough inteligence, *YES* INTELIGENCE, to appreciate computergames in general and Civ in particular. And so should everybody else with half a brain ... or more.
     
  2. Ali Ardavan

    Ali Ardavan Mathematician Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    Thank you ElephantU.
     
  3. scloopy

    scloopy Lost One

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    I just ran into a really strange situation....
    There are four civs left in this game, Germany, England, Russia, China and America. Everyone is in a war against Russia.
    England and China are at war with Germany as well.
    Germany has a Mpp with me against China.
    England has a MPP with me against China with me.

    Neither England or Germany has asked me to join their wars against China.

    Are MPP's no good after everyone gets involved in wars with someone?

    This the first time I have had a game that everyone is at war with someone other than me.
     
  4. Specialist290

    Specialist290 Terracotta Statue Man

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    MPP? Are you sure you're thinking Civ2 and not Civ3? Or are you just referring to alliances?

    If it's the latter, then here's the way I think it works: Your friends don't always request you to join in when they're at war and you're allied with them. The purpose of an alliance is to make sure you have a "big brother" or "big sister" to call on when it looks like the "schoolyard bully" is gonna win.

    Of course, whenever you (the human player) attacked, your allies jump in automatically if you didn't provoke it, and if you are attacking someone who has an alliance w/ others, they'll automatically declare war on you as well if you were the instigator. However, if you're not at war but one of your allies is, you have the option to refuse. (Of course, generally this costs you some of your ally's esteem for you and sometimes your alliance, but I don't think it has any effect on your overall rep.)
     
  5. scloopy

    scloopy Lost One

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    you are right it is an alliance. This game has been confusing from the beginning. Everyone goes to war with everyone else. What was confusing was that it seemed that the alliances had no meaning to some of the civs. There are now only three of us left and England who had an alliance with me has now attacked me.

    If I get out of this one with a win it will be luck not skill. :lol:
     
  6. Specialist290

    Specialist290 Terracotta Statue Man

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    Yeah, every now and then the game can thow you a real curve ball. Even if you happen to be relatively experienced, it still happens somertimes ;)

    (Such as this little story, for instance.)

    But then, that's part of what makes Civ2 so fun :D
     
  7. scloopy

    scloopy Lost One

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    That sounds a whole lot like my game. About the time I get used to the "curves" of the AI a new one crops up and I am left trying to figure out what did I do this time?
     
  8. g7olph

    g7olph Chieftain

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    I'm a noob and I heard that this was a good thread, though it appears to be old. I cannot understand the isometric system in CivII. How do you move "diagonally"?:confused:
     
  9. Theov

    Theov Deity

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    Dont use the arrow keys. Use the arrows next to that, the numberspad.
    Diagonally is 'home' 'PgUp' 'End' and 'PgDn'.
    Make sure you have num lock on.

    Oh and:
    Welcome to the forums. :goodjob:
     
  10. g7olph

    g7olph Chieftain

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    I've read through several threads and I've never seen a forum with such nice polite people.:goodjob:
     
  11. Ace

    Ace Emperor

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    Hi g7olph, welcome to CFC. Just because a thread is old does not mean it does not contain "good stuff". Once a tactic or "trick" is figured out and published, it is good forever. After all, CivII is an "old" game, circa 1996, but it is still a great game. There are many "old" threads on this site that are loaded with tips on how to get the most out of this game. Happy reading.
     
  12. Sub

    Sub in omnia paratus

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    I'd like to point out though that a lot of the fun is finding that stuff on your own. I've been playing the game for roughly ten years now, and I still occasionally come up with new strategys / figure things out I didn't know before.
     

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