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[BNW] Enjoyable Deity Games

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Strategy & Tips' started by Nizef, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Nizef

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    Here is a short recap of the games in the Enjoyable Deity Games Experience (EDGE) series (formerly only EDG) so far:

    1. Korea (Pangaea, Standard speed, Standard size, Unmodded)
    2. the Shoshone (Pangaea, Standard speed, Standard size, Modded with RAS)
    3. America (Pangaea, Standard speed, Standard size, Unmodded)
    4. Denmark (Continents, Standard speed, Standard size, Unmodded)
    5. Byzantium (Fractal, Standard speed, Standard size, Modded with RAS)
    6. Germany (Pangaea, Standard speed, Standard size, Unmodded)
    7. Polynesia (Small Continents Plus, Standard speed, Standard size, Unmodded)
    8. Brazil (Continents, Standard speed, Large size, Modded with RAS)
    9. Mongolia (Pangaea, Epic speed, Standard size, Unmodded)
    10. Spain (Terra, Standard speed, Large size, Modded with RAS)
    11. Carthage (Continents, Standard speed, Standard size, Modded with RAS)
    12. the Aztecs (Lakes, Epic speed, Standard size, Unmodded)
    13. England (Continents, Standard speed, Standard size, Modded with RAS)
    14. Korea 2 (Small Continents, Standard speed, Standard size, Modded with RAS)
    15. Venice (Fractal, Epic speed, Standard size, Modded with RAS)
    16. Egypt (Pangaea, Standard speed, Standard size, Modded with RAS)
    17. the Huns (Oval, Standard speed, Standard size, Modded with RAS)
    18. Japan (Hellblazers Pangaea, Standard speed, Standard size, Modded both with RAS and Hellblazers map script).

    Is there a specific civilization and setup that you would like me to upload? I am open to suggestions.
     
  2. beetle

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    Appreciate the work you put into these @Nizef. I got VI on a Switch, so I will be off V for a while.
     
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    I hope you enjoy it more than I did. I allowed myself to get sucked in by the hype at first release of Civ6 and regretted it. I think the thing I enjoyed most was the opening video. The rest I didn't like much at all, which is why I went back to Civ5. I note that Acken has been fairly critical of Civ6, which is a kind of benchmark for me. No doubt the latest releases have changed the game a lot, but my initial impressions were so bad I'm not going to spend money to find out. But as I say, I hope you like it better than I did.
     
  4. Nizef

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    I have come to appriciate our online relationship and I understand that it sometimes is required to move forward. I wish you all the best with Civ VI and hope to see you back here at some point in time. I have not tried Civ VI myself so I should not say too much, but from the LPs I have watched on Youtube, I am no fan of the graphics. It would be interesting to learn about your experiences, especially regarding the game mechanics.

    Last but not least, fyi, I am working on a coastal start with Babylon on HellBlazers Pangaea, where the task would be to settle only 1-2 cities on the mainland and the rest on nearby islands. Just as a teaser. :)
     
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    I hated the graphics, too. Contrary to what was apparently intended by the developers, I found the map much harder to read than Civ5. However, there is a mod that changes the terrain to look more like Civ5, which is a blessing. As for the cartoony Civ leaders, I felt that was a considerable step back from Civ5. No doubt lots of people like their leaders to look like something from Disney or Marvel comics. As for the game mechanics (on vanilla Civ6) apparently you just settle as many cities as you can ... Barbs are a real pain in the early stages and make it absolutely necessary to get a slinger asap. I gave up after a few games as I couldn't be bothered to grapple with the oddities.
     
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    I am agnostic on the VI graphics. I have played exactly one game through, Tiny map size (four AIs, I think) at Prince. Won by late (WWI style) Dom VC. Seems alright. Does not feel like a PC game at all. So funny, since I cannot imagine the mechanics of playing V without a keyboard and mouse. Seems like so much less control than I am used to having with V. But I was never one to set citizen focus, so that bit is good with me. Mostly I have only read about the V folks gripping about what a miss VI is. But, OTOH, where did they all go? This thread has been a breath of fresh air. I think VI hit the mark it was aiming for: Tablets and casual gamers. It is so much better than Civ Revolution, which I found unplayable.
    Yeah, I am not an early adopter! Not since I was burned so hard by cIV. I no longer trust Sid.
     
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    Here comes EDGE19. The task is to play as China on a standard sized Pangaea map with Epic speed. The starting location has been modded with Really Advanced Setup as you can see for yourself. My idea for this game was to wait for Chu-Ko-Nus, spam them and win a DomV early. With that I failed spectacularly, but my core cities were growing nicely and I could take to the warpath again with Cannons. And this time I got the snowball rolling. At the end I used a couple of nukes and Paratroopers to finish the game with DomV on t411. But the core cities are so nice that you can probably go for any VC. Try it out, and I am sure you will enjoy it!
     

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    As already mentioned to beetle, here comes EDGE20. I have tried to copy some of the features from MP games in the NQ group. You will play Babylon on a standard sized HellBlazers Pangaea map with standard speed. All VCs are enabled and Quick Combat and Quick Movemnt are on. The starting location ensures you access to Aluminium, Coal and Iron (HellBlazers strategic balance with Coal and Aluminium). I also used Really Advanced Setup to ensure a coastal start, a nearby NW and two fish tiles. When you have scouted around you will laugh at my two extra fish tiles. There are so many nearby workable sea tiles that this just has to be a cornerstone of your play. The mainland is quite crowded so the game plan is designed for settling the nearby islands. And since this is Babylon, you can go for any VC you want. Many of the AIs are less prone to wage (early) war and thus it will be one of your challenges to keep them busy during the early days and through the midgame. In the late game there will be many wars, and in one of my games I got a triple DoW, all from AIs with whom I had DoFs. Triple backstab, that was a first one! However, except for a lot of pillaged sea tiles I could stand my ground and win the game on t298. It would be a shame if you do not try this one. It is outright fun!
     

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    My new favourite map is HellBlazers Pangaea, and there will probably be several games with it in this series. Here comes EDGE21, with the task to play Polynesia on a standard sized map with standard speed. As usual, all VCs are enabled and Quick Movement and Quick Combat are both on. The starting location includes strategic resources (HellBlazers strategic balance) and a nearby NW (added with Really Advanced Setup). The option for plentiful island spawn is turned on (hey, we are Polynesia after all!) There are several interesting islands nearby, check it out and decide for yourself if you want to settle them or not. Here you have a real shot at an enjoyable CV. It took me until t300 to win, but maybe you can do it faster. Have fun!
     

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    As numbers 18, 20 and 21, also EDGE22 is a coastal start on a Hellblazers Pangaea map with standard size and standard speed. I know this is already my third contribution with Korea but as we all know, this civ will ensure a smooth experience in almost all games. This game is no exception. All VCs are enabled and both QM and QC are turned on. The starting location includes strategic resources (HellBlazers strategic balance) and there are two NW at a reasonable distance (one added with Really Advanced Setup and one that just wanted to spawn close by itself). Create your own wonderful coastal imperium and go for any VC you would like to achieve! It rarely gets any smoother than this, even if you obviously need to tech for Optics early. Enjoy!
     

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    EDGE23 is also on a HellBlazers Pangaea map with standard size and standard speed. This game is my latest favourite and the task is to play Russia. All VCs are enabled and both QM and QC are turned on. The starting location includes strategic resources (HellBlazers strategic balance with Coal and Aluminium) and Sri Pada is added nearby with RAS. My game plan was to go for a peaceful CV with a "normal" civ. WIth that I succeeded in the end but it took me until t318 to achieve it, mostly because of the southern neighbour. But I liked the map so much that I ended up playing it several times to achieve both SV and DomV as well. There is space enough to settle "many" (6-9) cities if you want to and your eastern neighbour is so close that an early trade route is a no brainer, or conquer him early if you want to! Several of the AIs play to their strengths on this map, so it is not as smooth as some of the games above, but I ended up liking the fact that this was more of a challenge. I am sure you will like this one!
     

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