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Discussion in 'Civ4 - Hall of Fame Discussion' started by Dianthus, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Dianthus

    Dianthus Small but hardy

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    While the general Hall of Fame is an ongoing competition, we like to run time-definite competitions between updates that we call Gauntlets. Standard Hall of Fame rules (*) still apply, but any games meeting the settings will be counted towards the Gauntlet.

    [size=+1](*) Please read the >> HOF rules << BEFORE playing!
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    Settings:
    • Victory Condition: Score (though all victory conditions must be enabled)
    • Difficulty: Monarch
    • Starting Era: Any
    • Map Size: Large
    • Map Type: Any
    • Speed: Any
    • Civ: Any
    • Opponents: Any
    • Version: 1.74.001 or 2.13.001
    • Date: 27th September to 24th October 2007
    The highest score wins.
     
  2. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    Only 2 weeks for this major?

    I guess this will be my attempt for the time victory slot anyway. Has anyone got any tips? Never played a large map but I think I can probably give this a go since Monarch is about my current skill level.

    I'm thinking someone with a late UU so Germany or The Septic Tanks (Yanks), or maybe an early UU to cripple as many civs as possible from the get-go.

    Should be fun but I think it will get pretty boring towards the end.

    And any era or map type eh... interesting. I've only ever played ancient era starts myself.
     
  3. Dianthus

    Dianthus Small but hardy

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    Ooops! Thanks for pointing that out, it should be a month. I'll fix that ASAP.
     
  4. Gosha190

    Gosha190 King

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    anther one thing to fix

    PS by the way: where is new minor?
     
  5. Dianthus

    Dianthus Small but hardy

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    Testing, testing, 1..2..3.. :mischief:



    We haven't got one planned, I thought 2 new Gauntlets would be enough. We'll most likely start a new minor next update.
     
  6. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    I think it always says that regardless. EDIT: The "earliest date wins" thing I mean.

    I've been looking at my Warlords manual for leader/civ ideas anyway.

    I like Washington for America, expansive/charismatic, I think expansive will be handy to get a big score, and charismatic is just super for a long game.

    Both German leaders look good to me.

    Mehmed with expansive/organised seems like a dark horse but his UU is a bit ordinary to say the least, although it could probably waste all the earlier units with its bonuses against melee/archers/mounted. His UB is great, an aqueduct that gives +2 happiness (EDIT: I had written health before this edit, duh).

    I really don't fancy playing on marathon speed but I'm guessing that's where the big scores will be or am I wrong about that? I know I'm not likely to come top of the table anyway so I'm not too bothered about having a competitive score.
     
  7. Conquistador 63

    Conquistador 63 Gypsy King

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    Just when I was starting to get addicted to gauntlets...I'm out of luck as I don't have BTS and a time victory in a large map seems to be beyond my PC's capabilities.:mischief:

    Sorry for the noob question, but when will the next update occur?
     
  8. Dianthus

    Dianthus Small but hardy

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    No problem, we're nice (mostly...) here ;). We aim to do two updates a month, one around 10th, another around 25th.
     
  9. Dianthus

    Dianthus Small but hardy

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    It's not time, it's score. That means whoever gets the highest score via any of the victory conditions wins!
     
  10. Gosha190

    Gosha190 King

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    When major will be finished:lol:
     
  11. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    Oh I see... hmmm domination win then with extra score miliking thrown in I guess.

    Or I could just play any old how and if I win I get my major tick anyway... sounds good to me.
     
  12. Gosha190

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    Which kind of score you mean? Game score or Sid's score?
     
  13. shyuhe

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    ooooo. I was thinking it's a large map time game... Now this is an interesting gauntlet indeed... I'm guessing the high score is going to be 200-300k? Time to go sharpen those axes.
     
  14. Gosha190

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    I see! This major must be named "domination for highest score")))
     
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    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    278250 is currently the best score... Inca domination on Marathon. No big surprises there. Finish date was 1055AD. Terra map though, I was expecting Pangaea.
     
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    do maps with more land tiles give higher final scores? If so, what map type has the most land squares?
     
  17. Gosha190

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    highlands, great plains, inland sea, oasis...
     
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    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    I'm thinking of going for Great Plains myself. Already did domination on Oasis for a GMinor (I think it was #11), that took ages though (1970AD, quite lame really, 2nd to last, but it was my first gauntlet attempt), and it was getting pretty tedious near the end.

    I guess we have no choice but to go for Huayna Capac on marathon then. Zulus look OK for maintenance reducing barracks and expansive trait for lots of big cities, but I expect lots of wonders will be in order too, so Capac gets the nod for me I think.
     
  19. Jimmy Thunder

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    This is what I'm going to do.

    Let's get building those Quechas!
     
  20. Conquistador 63

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    Now that I finally understood the game objectives :blush: I might consider giving it a go. :p

    And I expect to be flamed for this, but if HC is so overpowered I personally think that having to have HC as opponent would add more diversity and fun to this gauntlet.
     

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