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CDG Series Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Strategy & Tips' started by Blatc, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. beetle

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    Sounds good @raider980. I am play testing an Aztec map that I am pretty happy with so far. Settings are:
    • Map Type: Lakes
    • Bodies of Water: Small Lakes
    • Temperature: Temperate (that is the default)
    • Rainfall: Wet
    • Wold Age: 3 Billion Years (default is 4)
    So lots of hills and forest, in addition to the inland water. I also picked Strategic Balance for Resources and Raging Barbarians.

    Potential achievements (each maxes at six points): 1 per 3 Jaguars; 1 per level 5 Jaguars (can be upgraded); 1 per expo w/ Floating Gardens. I would like to have a couple more, so please make suggestions.

    It is a good map inasmuch that I am really struggling with it!

    Strategic Balance did not seem to work, since I did not have horses. Also, many resource plots only had a single instance. Is any of that a result that might be expected?

    The single row of ice at the top and bottom messes with the AI as they are happy to plant “coastal” cities. If I share this map, I will use IGE to convert the ice to coastal ocean.

    I am pretty sure this is the same script I used for the CDG Denmark map (except that Temperature was “Cool” instead of “Temperate”, and Resources was “Standard” instead of “Strategic Balance”). The map is tighter on space than I was anticipating, but I think that’s what I should have expected.
     
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  2. raider980

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    England game is up!

    Achievements are slightly different from what I listed in this thread. Also, I don't know how to insert an image in a spoiler so I attached the starting screenshot as a separate file.
     
  3. Grendeldef

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    Add a line like this

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    - add the ***R*** to the SPOILE* to make it actually work
    - add the *** H *** to the ATTAC* as well

    - replace the ***name of the pic*** with something descriptive or leave it empty
    - replace the *** 123456 *** with the number of your pic. You'll find the proper # by mouseover the uploaded pic and checking its address.

    edit: 497711 in this particular case.
     
  4. beetle

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    I have an Aztec map ready to be shared. Large Lakes seems nicer than Small Lakes, but still had the rings of ice at top and bottom (as I now assume is typical, and which I will convert to ocean). Map is on the harder side, I lost by CV on T297, so I will be playing the lite version (which will have a fun, but maybe OP, buff). Absent discussion to the contrary, I plan to post on the 22nd or 23rd.

    I am going to start rolling Rome maps, starting with HB Continents using High Sea Level (as the other HB maps used in the CDG series have had too much land for my liking). Start will be flat coastal with a river, so as to unlock the UA for extra buildings.

    I am hoping @Grendeldef will post his Carthage map before one or both of the above!
     
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  5. Grendeldef

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    Oh, don't count on me while the World Cup is going on especially while there're 3 or 4 games a day played. When the playoffs start and there'll be only 2 games a day I'm slowly starting to join the human race again and interact with fellow organic life forms.
     
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  7. Grendeldef

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    Every year is a good year for a World Cup - peeps can then decide which one to follow. I'll stick with the current one, though.
     
  8. beetle

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    Aztec map is up and I have Rome map ready to share whenever (HB, low sea level), aimed for builders. I rolled until I had a flat river coastal start.

    We are down to ten civs remaining for the series, and I do like closure:

    Carthage . . Gren, will be friendly towards the UA
    Dutch
    Egypt
    Greeks
    India . . . . . . Beetle, CV friendly
    Japan
    Mongolia . . . Gren, pure domination
    Morocco
    Rome . . . . . Beetle
    Siam

    There is a Bollywood badge for CV with India on three cities or less which I have never been able to make work. I am going to try and cook a map towards that.
     
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  9. consentient

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    Can I do an Alex map on Huge with handpicked opponents to approximate his real conquests?
     
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    Very revealing ;)

    Looked rather as if Wales didn't want to be there!
     
  12. beetle

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    Yes please!

    FWIW, I tried, but I never did roll an India map that I thought was worth sharing.

    I did make a Rome maps too, but it was kind of mediocre, and I never did share it. I need help with achievements for that one.
     
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  13. beetle

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    I played the Rome map that I think was the one I wanted to share, it is pretty good. I plan to post in a few days, probably Wednesday.
     
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    Oh goodie, things are moving again.
    After the WC in the summer I got hooked on WoW with its latest expansion and now slowly starting the transition back to other games as well.

    If there'll be a Rome map in few days and Consentient takes Alex after that I should have the Carthage map available for the next one unless there're other plans. As far as I can remember I don't even have a suitable base map yet so peeps are welcomed to pass me in the queue if they want but given few weeks I can surely cook something decent as I originally planned the map to be.
     
  15. beetle

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    Rome game is up. Early feedback on the achievements, and the buff to the lite version, would be much appreciated!
     
  16. beetle

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    I am not having any luck cooking a CV map for Gandhi. So next from me expect a wet domination map for Oda. I will be looking for a start with Atolls and/or ocean resources. Opponents will include a few soft targets, so the map should definitely be on the easier side.
     
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    I'll (slowly) start rolling Dido maps right away but it may not be ready much before Xmas so hopefully Consentient makes his Alex map available soon(ish). I don't know how peeps feel about huge maps but there might be a case for making a 2nd map available with that especially for the holiday season - posting them a week apart instead of 3 for example. I prefer larger maps but I have the feeling that the majority doesn't share the view though I admit I haven't tried a huge map since the early days of Civ5.
     
  18. beetle

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    I am pretty happy with a Japan map I rolled. Oceania is the script, I don’t think I have tried that one before. I will aim to post that one this weekend, unless we hear from @consentient.
     
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    I think you can post that next whenever you feel like it. I haven't even started with Dido and an imminent return of Consentient with an Alex map in next few days is slightly less likely than a sure thing. About the schedule I have not much more to say; hopefully before Xmas but other than that I'm in no hurry and there aren't excessive number of results with the Rome game either yet.
     

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