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DCL evolution and proposition

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Strategy & Tips' started by Acken, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. sun8119

    sun8119 Warlord

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    OK, fine but you know that time flies so fast and the end of summer will be here in no time :) So it is still something to consider. And sure, there are still interesting civs left to play.
     
  2. adcarrymaokai

    adcarrymaokai Emperor

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    In fact, I remember now that you could get Indirect Fire on Keshiks in those 100 allowed turns because Khan heals them, and they just keep shooting stuff. I think I would have range, logistics, accuracy, barrage, indirect fire on those Keshiks coming to Constantinople, so they were basically artillery. :lol:
     
  3. khaciv

    khaciv Chieftain

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    I know i'm probably in a minority but i would like to play and compare DCL on epic speed.

    It might be to easy for most people posting here but it would help those struggling with dom games. And the reduced difficulty might help those immortal players willing to try out deity.
     
  4. consentient

    consentient Domination!

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    I'm not against the odd game being played on Epic, but it takes so much adjustment for me. Benchmarks are so hard to convert for people like me with poor mental arithmetic.
     
  5. Gustavus Rex

    Gustavus Rex Prince

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    I'd rather play huge (or at least large) maps in that case. That is less adjustment but still different tactics.

    But I guess we don't do them because people have laggy computers? :confused:
     
  6. budweiser

    budweiser King of the Beers

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    I dont think slower speeds larger maps should be posted as part of the regular series, but I think they are OK for a stand alone challenge.

    I would be interested in a large contients map with naval civ, epic speed. Soemthing that really captures the thrill of exploration...

    Or America. of course, its a larger time investment.
     
  7. consentient

    consentient Domination!

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    I've been talking about doing a Deity LP for the Ottomans. What if I make a standalone challenge?

    Ottomans/Large/Epic ?
     
  8. budweiser

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    Sure.
     
  9. Nikola K

    Nikola K Chieftain

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    @Consentient
    What about Ottomans/standard map/epic pace?
    The reason behind this is that we will potentially see a bit more action with the janissary :D,since large map will drag you into some modern warfare,and standard can probably be finished be4 or in industrial//
     
  10. Grendeldef

    Grendeldef Trancerelic

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    That and it also decreases the difficulty, by a lot, so implementing a single change which effectively makes a DCL an ICL doesn't seem justified.

    I'd probably be fine with one (or even few) DCLs on slower pace as the early stages are over way too fast as the game is now but I'm not sure what purpose would this change serve from DCL's pov.
     
  11. khaciv

    khaciv Chieftain

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    Quote: I'd rather play huge (or at least large) maps in that case. That is less adjustment but still different tactics.
    But I guess we don't do them because people have laggy computers?


    I'm not familiar with huge maps on deity but i guess it raises the difficulty.
    At least for stopping runaways like Korea, or the ever expanding civs like rome or the iroquois.
    Dom games might be challenging on huge maps.

    Quote: I've been talking about doing a Deity LP for the Ottomans. What if I make a standalone challenge?
    Ottomans/Large/Epic ?


    That sounds awesome.
     
  12. adcarrymaokai

    adcarrymaokai Emperor

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    I don't know if I can even watch Large/Epic LP. How many hours would that be, like 25-30?
     
  13. Grendeldef

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    It's not about the size of the map but the # of units as the main cause for slowness. Obviously without changing anything else the number of units increases with the map size.

    To combat against this inevitability one can while using a larger map drop the number of civs, use high sea lvl and increase the number of CSs. The CSs may have quite a lot units but their pathing is simplified and they break 4-tile settling pattern which eventually (usually) leads to fewer cities.
     
  14. Nikola K

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    You can fit more units on a larger map tho :p shaka disagrees ^^

    Also more cities do slow a bit,as you noted later yourself,and w/o your special conditions, more room for everyone,should eventually lead to a slower victory(if going Dom ofc,which is the subject as we speak:) )
     
  15. nickytootricky

    nickytootricky Warlord

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    Hi guys. Been off civ for a few weeks. Let me give my tuppenceworth.

    In general variety is important I think. But what I've most enjoyed are games that are harder than average.

    I really don't enjoy the modded/edited or whatever the word is maps. They should be a variety of challenging maps.

    I personally would enjoy more if there was more of a competitive nature. Like there could be different challenges (bronze, silver and gold) so that different players could have different challenges depending on their abilities. There could also be a gentleman's rule that you can't reload, and you have to finish within a certain timeframe (e.g. before the next DCL comes out). Just my opinion.

    Regardless, I really appreciate you guys arranging it, it makes civ so much more fun and rewarding.
     
  16. adcarrymaokai

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    Well, it's also epic speed. I think it takes 60 turns to build a shrine or something.
     
  17. Acken

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    I'm not sure about the immortal argument. The DCL has already offered maps that are easily accessible for immortal players I'd think. And the easy map each months will be aimed towards player wanting to make the transition.
     
  18. Bleidraner

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    At the risk of incurring Consentient's wrath, i am with Manpanzee, some sort of recommended VC would motivate me to play. Not only I like the competition, but with a recommended VC I can also learn better, as it will allow me to focus on the posts that I am interested in.
     
  19. khaciv

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    Fair point and posting 3 maps with a different difficulty is i.m.o. an excellent idea for the future of DCL.

    Anyways, consentient already posted a standalone map for epic speed.
    For those that are interested: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=546780
     
  20. BlackWizard

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    One interesting challenge would be fastest domination when civs are positioned in certain way. Like this player on left side. Then closest neighbours could be aztecs/greece/persia cos they have early unique units. Then next neighours could be zulu/denmark then america/spain/ottomans for example.
     

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