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Civ 4 BTS : 10 million barrier broken - twice!!

Discussion in 'News Updates' started by Noble Zarkon, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Noble Zarkon

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

    Sep 6, 2012
    Fife, Scotland
    Back in 2012/13 a number of players made assaults on a previously unthinkable record - 5million points in a BTS game. Towards the end of that period players speculated that new ideas and thinking might make 7 or 8 million points a realistic new target.

    G-Major 144 was a Deity Gauntlet defined to give players the chance to test the limits of the game. Over the last 6 months a hard fought contest has been marked by generous sharing of thoughts and tips as well as astonishment from onlookers at the feats being attempted.

    New concepts, such as stockpiling Quechas to be sacrifices in a strike, enabled undreamed of heights to be realised.

    When the dust settled WastinTime, who had pioneered the 5 million approach had doubled that score with an amazing result of 10,073,848! However, astonishingly this wasn't enough to win the gauntlet - for Kaitzilla had trumped that with a staggering 11,411,060 points!

    Congratulations to both players for amazing entries and for pushing the boundaries of BTS. The whole thread is well worth a read whilst the formal Gauntlet results can be found here.
  2. Bandobras Took

    Bandobras Took Chieftain

    Jun 27, 2007
    Orem, UT
    That thread has reminded me just how misnamed the Civ 4 Strategy & Tips forum has become over the years. ;)
  3. Quintillus

    Quintillus Archiving Civ3 Content Supporter

    Mar 17, 2007
    Thanks for posting this - that really was an interesting read, and it's completely different from how I've typically played BTS. Besides the whole winning-on-Diety part of it, the Sid's Sushi strategy and the Quecha Strike were completely novel to me. And when Kaitzilla's population reached over a Billion Souls... I'd dreamed of having a billion people in a Civ game before, but had never really expected it to be possible, let alone with vanilla rules. A few hundred million was the most I'd ever really thought possible to hope for, and over 2 billion was achieved!

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