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Discussion in 'Hall of Fame Challenger Series' started by Noble Zarkon, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. Noble Zarkon

    Noble Zarkon Civ IV Emperor EQM Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter GOTM Staff

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    While the general Hall of Fame is an ongoing competition, we are running a series of ten games called the Hall of Fame Challenge Series - "Walk like an Egyptian". Standard Hall of Fame rules (*) still apply, but your best submission meeting the settings of one of the games will be counted towards the Challenge.

    (*) Please read the >> HOF rules << BEFORE playing!
    (*) Games must be played using the >> BUFFY MOD 3.19.005 <<
    (*) Games to be submitted via the >> Civ IV Hall of Fame Website <<
    (*) New players, please >> register << using your CFC forum name

    Settings:

    • Victory Condition: Score (though all victory conditions must be enabled)
    • Difficulty: Chieftain
    • Starting Era: Ancient
    • Map Size: Standard
    • Speed: Normal
    • Map Type: Fractal
    • Required: No Tribal Villages, No Random Events
    • Civ: Egypt
    • Opponents: Must include Egypt, America (Washington), Byzantium (Justinian), England (Elizabeth), Holy Roman Empire (Charlemange), Portugal (Joao)
    • Version: 3.19.005
    • Date: 1st October 2019 to 31st March 2020
    Must not play as Inca.
    The highest score wins.
     
  2. Noble Zarkon

    Noble Zarkon Civ IV Emperor EQM Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter GOTM Staff

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    For this challenge you must choose one Egyptian leader to play as and the other as an opponent e.g. If you are playing as Rameses II then one of your Opponents should be Hatshepsut.
     
  3. Major Tom

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    Interesting. I have never considered score as an own winning condition, except in time games tiebreaker.

    So there are perhaps some interesting turns where it can be smart to call it a day?
     
  4. Noble Zarkon

    Noble Zarkon Civ IV Emperor EQM Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter GOTM Staff

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    That's the balance, when do you stop - read some of the threads about Sushi or this external one, albeit we have a different map type here.
     
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  5. lymond

    lymond Rise Up! (Phoenix Style!) Hall of Fame Staff

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    Generally, for normalized score, one would pursue conquest or domination, with domination usually leading to higher scores. There's is going to be a "sweet spot" for victory, and it is somewhat relative to what you have achieved in the early game. I can't remember the exact dates but I think around 1400AD or so, scores start to drop more rapidly...such that it is really hard to make gains in score - things just plateau. So basically you want to get as much land as you can as soon as you reasonable can...one way or another....and at some point let your cities just grow as much as they can. Land and Pop are going to be the main drivers of score. If you go corps the sooner the better, although I think you can get get some pretty respectable scores without Corps by achieving more sooner and finishing in the early to mid ADs.
     
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  6. Major Tom

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    Does this mean that you can submit an ordinary HoF game without a victory, but with a great score, it still count in the Machiavelli slot for score?
     
  7. Noble Zarkon

    Noble Zarkon Civ IV Emperor EQM Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter GOTM Staff

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    No - you still have to win but it can be by any method.
     

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