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Ever won a no-war game?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by necrolyte, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. necrolyte

    necrolyte Warlord

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    I just won a cultural victory without any warfare between myself and another faction, and very limited and rare war between other factions. Japan was destroyed by America, but other than that no non-barbarian cities changed hands. It was best as I was playing Ghandi, and it would have been highly inappropriate to fight people :p

    Has anyone else had this?
     
  2. Codeman

    Codeman King

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    yeah, but only on settler.
     
  3. XxtraLarGe

    XxtraLarGe Warlord

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    Never had that. Although I usually never attack somebody unless first attacked.
     
  4. jimbob27

    jimbob27 Emperor

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    Yeah... after seeing the writeup for that no-military game... I played one very similar on prince. I had about half the number of cities as everyone else, and everyone was so happy with each other, there wern't any wars at all.

    I ended up winning in the 1800's by diplomatic.
     
  5. Tavenier

    Tavenier King

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    Yes, I won a space race game once without ever declaring war or capturing an enemy city. I only fought wars if someone DOWed me. But then I never captured cities, but just repelled the invaders and pillaged their landsides until their first offer of peace.
    I did get some cities, but that was from culture flipping.
     
  6. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    I have in a civ3 SG, not in civ4 though, monty or Tokugawa always end up next to me and everyone knows what that means...
     
  7. The 777 Hoax

    The 777 Hoax future skeleton

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    I never get in any wars, because I suck majorly at them. I've never gotten a conquest or domination victory ever.
     
  8. zapple

    zapple Chieftain

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    No. Probably from my own impatience though. I tend to play continents on Chieftan or Warlord level ... and even with successful defences, culture-flipping, and peaceful expansion, I find myself in far too dangerous a position against other-continent powers if I don't consolidate 'my' continent under my Civ.

    Have been surprisingly successful with Asoka and Pacifism Civic in play.
     
  9. Dagoril

    Dagoril Chieftain

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    I won a space race on a One City Challenge game with no war. Even the ai's never declared war on each other (Hatty, Saladin, and I forget the others but they were more peacenik, definitely not Monty hehe). I kept waiting for the hordes to come, and me with my one city I was paranoid and built up a huge garrison of troops, and kept upgrading them when I got new techs. When I won I realized that I never did see a war between the ai civs, and went back and checked the combat log. The only fighting in that whole game was when Saladin took over a barb city. Was the most boring game I ever played hehe, but at least I got to see the space race movie for the first time.
     
  10. marioflag

    marioflag History Addict

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    Never played a game without war it would be so boring
     
  11. Ecclesiastes

    Ecclesiastes Before your time

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    I think I did a few times in CIVIII and I tried it recently in CIV IV but got bored and had a large army already to make sure nobody got uppety, so I just went ahead and sacked and pillaged all of washingtons land.Won by domination some time later(expanding borders, unused islands and the lke).
     
  12. King Flevance

    King Flevance Deity

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    I agree. EVen in my cultural games I war even while I have Pacifism going and stuff. :D Even if it is just a tiny nation or a huge border nation. I like trying to be at war with an AI buddy. "Why don't you attack..."

    It gets even more fun if you can get 2 or 3 AIs to help you take on the "big guy" although this doesn;t happen very often. :( Usually most everyone but 1-2 people hate me or I get on their nerves. I'll show them!:mad:
     
  13. jimbob27

    jimbob27 Emperor

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    Indeed... but they're also very quick to play. My average games take anywhere from 15-40 hours, however my no-war diplomatic victory only took about 3 hours from start to finish, and that was on marathon. I only had about 5 cities so once I'd finished improving my land, it was basically just a case of pushing enter a lot until I'd researched mass media, so I could build the UN and get myself voted as winner.

    It wasn't really boring because there was the constant worry I was going to get attacked, and my entire army consisted of 2 warriors and 3 archers..... so I was constantly on edge.
     
  14. Esox

    Esox In Search of Inspirado

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    My first ever Prince game was a spaceship win, no one declared war on me so I just went about my business. I think there was one AI war. When it was over I kicked back and said, "This is easy!"
    Then it took me about four tries to win another one.
     
  15. Rex Tyrannus

    Rex Tyrannus 280lbs of gross stupidity

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    over at Realms Beyond, we just finished up Epic 3. Sirian managed to go through the entire game without killing a single unit (or losing one). Granted this was a no barbs game, but he started on a continent with Louis and every single other player ended up warring with Louis at some point.

    I'd just never seen a complete 0 in the entire summary column for troops killed.
     
  16. Lockesdonkey

    Lockesdonkey Liberal Jihadist

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    Virtually all my games have been (unofficially) non-war. I've won virtually all of them. Generally by Space Race.
     
  17. T.A JONES

    T.A JONES Deity

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    You mean there are others ways to win? Why bother raising a fuss with other nations I point and clicked to a Space race win without spilling one drop of blood(exc barbs). It seamed a waste of reasorces when all they do is threaten to drop the gloves but never have the gull, I stick with the flow of ivprovments that streamline line to a space race win.

    on ocassion I get called out , but only when there on the other side of the world, were its to much a commitment with not enough reward to go after them. AI can't pack a effective over seas punch anyway.
     
  18. Rex Tyrannus

    Rex Tyrannus 280lbs of gross stupidity

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    T.A. Jones, you probably could bump up your difficulty a little.
     
  19. Lockesdonkey

    Lockesdonkey Liberal Jihadist

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    I don't know about T.A. Jones, but I've never played a game lower than Noble.
     
  20. bhavv

    bhavv Glorious World Dictator

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    Cultural win on Prince:






    Then I tried on monarch and got whooped + butt spanked. I got too a good start and got pyramids, parthenon and stonhenge built, then I got beat to sistine chapel which is vital for a cultural win, then after that I got beaten to every wonder except notre dame. Monarch sucks.

    (also had a cultural and space race win on prince with china if you check my leaderboard)
     

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