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Do you guys "cheat?"

Discussion in 'CivRev - Strategy & Tips' started by mva5580, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. _hero_

    _hero_ Chieftain

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    I only do this at the beginning. I save at 4000 B.C. scout out the map with my settler and make sure it's going to be a game that I will have fun on and not die of boredom. In other words, if I start on an island, I leave and reload the map.

    It's just quicker to do it this way than to take the time to build a few warriors and scout just to find out that it's going to be a dull and un-enjoyable game.
     
  2. LordByron

    LordByron Chieftain

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    i play mostly weekly game where you cannot save .-.
     
  3. Schuesseled

    Schuesseled Chieftain

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    I love re-loading.
     
  4. Margie Thatcher

    Margie Thatcher Chieftain

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    I save at the beginning of actual wars (i.e., not early chariot/axe rush or whatever) where I have a decent chance of losing or getting wiped out in Civ 4. =/ I'm a reloadaholic, unfortunately.
     
  5. Raca

    Raca Chieftain

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    Wives and girlfriends no. Otherwise life should be fun and easy.
     
  6. Frank Drebin

    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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    i do not define gaining an unfair advantage over a non-sentient entity as cheating.
     
  7. selfee

    selfee Chieftain

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    Reloading a saved game is a lot less of a cheat than the way the AI creates units out of nothing when it has a galley parked outside one of your cities.
     
  8. elthrasher

    elthrasher Revcaster

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    Actually the AI is using hammers and gold to create those units, the same as you. The difference is it gets to teleport its units to that galley.
     
  9. Frank Drebin

    Frank Drebin Police Squad!

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    a pretty cheap way to solve the ai's inability concerning naval invasions btw.
     
  10. da dick

    da dick Chieftain

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    i didn't know the AI had a secret teleportation tech. but since the AI usually sux at naval warfare, i'm not complaining.

    i tend to re-load late-game just to see if i can squeeze in a higher score .
     
  11. Justicex

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    I try not to but I find myself doing it a lot lately since for some strange reason, I'm struggling on King and I can't figure out why.
     
  12. Typical Idiot

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    If I to reload, I consider the game lost but will play through another strategy for the purposes of learning.
     
  13. pollock

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    Very rarely. If reload its usually cause of something very silly. Like had a barb take my capital once cause was zooming through early turns and didnt see it hehe. Could whip an archer any turn while it was on the march there :)
     
  14. EditorRex

    EditorRex Master of Allusion

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    I used to reload like crazy, especially in Civ2, where it was easiest and most rewarding. These days, playing BTS, I do it a lot less and distinguish between two sets of circumstances. Some games I decide from the outset are "learning games." Other games are "serious games." In a learning game, I'm trying to experiment with a new strategy or a new leader or something and experiment with how that works. I'll reload in that game where failing to do so would ruin the experiment. In a serious game, I'm playing for a win and a good score without cheating. I will admit giving in to the temptation once or twice in such games when something stupid happens (you lose a key battle despite 95% odds, AI builds GL ahead of you on the same turn even though you whipped it, AI gets Liberalism on the same turn you get the GS to bulb it, AI gets AP cheese win a turn before you get the acreage for Domination.)
     
  15. Darth Fred

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    Has anyone tried a quarter jar? Like giving a child a quarter when you cures in their presence buy mistake. Every time you cheat, the rainy day jar gets a little richer.
    :mischief:
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  16. chriscobonham

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    I only did it when I first started out on Rev (I'm EXTREMELY new to Civ, Rev was my first Civ experience), but I do it when things get ridiculous in Civ IV, like losing battles when you have 90% odds. Besides, if you REALLY want to cheat, you can always use Worldbuilder, which is, in my experience, the best cheating method in any game I've played
     
  17. billyplod

    billyplod Chieftain

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    What's teh point you only fool yourself - what doesn't kill you only makes you better.
     
  18. The_Insomniac

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    I haven't during a game unless i am one turn from a definite defeat, and if i am i admit my defeat but reload the game, because i just can't leave a game unfinished :]
     
  19. Wombleburger

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    I reload in all Civ games, at least at first. I'm cautious by nature so I find that if I rule out reloading then it makes me afraid to try out new strategies, so I never learn what works and what doesn't. Reloading helps me to explore different moves and strategies and to learn the game more effectively.

    Once I feel I have a good grip on the basics and at least some grasp of advanced strategies, I'll play a few games without reloading, simply because it adds to the dramatic tension in the game!
     
  20. Terrapin

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    I have a cautious nature, too, Wombleburger. But nothing makes you feel quite so invincible as when you try an attack or whatever, have it fail miserably, and still win a crushing victory in the end.
     

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