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G-Major XCI

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Hall of Fame Discussion' started by Denniz, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Denniz

    Denniz Where's my breakfast? Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

    Nov 28, 2003
    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.

    (*) Please read the >> HOF rules << BEFORE playing!

    • Expansion: Brave New World
    • Victory Condition: Domination (though all victory conditions must be enabled)
    • Difficulty: Emperor
    • Map Size: Standard
    • Map Type: Inland Sea
    • Speed: Epic
    • Leader: Japan (Oda Nobunaga)
    • Opponents: Any
    • Version: SV8
    • Date: 6th July to 1st September 2018
    The earliest finish date wins, with score as a tiebreaker.
  2. aafritz17

    aafritz17 Chieftain Supporter

    Oct 13, 2015
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Well...here it is. Hope it gets someone a medal, cuz it shore ain't no good for nothin' else! Dom V, T-freaking-297.

    Autosave 257 is dated 7/13. I had taken 4 capitols at that point, and was about to take the 5th. But I was already thinking "this is way too long", and the terrain toward the last 2 caps was all tough for traveling. So I set it aside, and played a few starts of the G-minor game. I had NO intention of finishing this game. If I had returned to Oda, I totally would have given him a fresh start.

    But then I encountered the Run Time Error, which prevented me from loading of any save file. Finally figured that out and got it fixed last weekend, but (like I said in the G-minor thread) I wasn't gonna submit a game for either current gauntlet. But @JoeSham educated me about the number of submissions needed to allow medals, so I decided I would finish this game today, 8 weeks later. I can tell ya - with that kinda gap in one's strategizing, one can sure make some stupid moves! All of a sudden my happy is -15, rebels are popping up, and all my building projects are gonna go waaaaay past their scheduled completion dates. I was so hated by then I couldn't even get a 3-for-1 lux trade. Scraped up enough gold to get a little influence with a merc city state, sold two cities (that I probably shouldn't have kept anyway) to the weakest civs for, like, 3 and 5 gpt. Within a half-dozen turns I was able to get my happy to single negative digits, but spent most of the last 40 turns fighting on that front as well as the actual warmongering.

    But I will tell you what is fun... 5-promotion crossbows. Some of the terrain at the final two capitols was not great for Range, and it took some tinkering to find where a unit had a 3-tile line-of-sight, but once they are in place - they just stand there outta harm's way and double-tap that city to its proverbial knees!

    Anyway, it's submitted. @Denniz, I have all the autosaves, but they've been backed-up, copied, and moved around some. I think it should be a good game, but it won't be a huge surprise if it's not.
    JoeSham likes this.

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