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G-Minor 136

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Hall of Fame Discussion' started by Ozbenno, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Ozbenno

    Ozbenno Fly Fly Away Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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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: Religious (though all victory conditions must be enabled)
    • Difficulty: Monarch
    • Starting Era: Ancient
    • Map Size: Large
    • Map Type: Global Highlands
    • Speed: Quick
    • Civ: Any
    • Opponents: Any
    • Version: 3.19.003
    • Date: 10th to 25th January 2012
    Must not play as Inca.
    The earliest finish date wins, with score as a tiebreaker.
     
  2. Bugio

    Bugio Chieftain

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    I just submitted a last minute game. Nothing spectacular, only regenerated a couple times once i've set the map correctly. It was horrible spreading the religions. Lots of hills so slow movement and Ai expanding slow means you have to escort missionaries from barbs. I made a lot of mistakes and really hate quick speed, but i suppose sub 500 AD wins are well possible. Long travel distances, many AIs and only 3 missionaries available at a time. I'm curious to see what the two mysterious submitters have done.
     
  3. Denniz

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

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    Results:

    G-Minor 136 - Religious, Monarch
    1st Walter_Wolf 1360 AD
    2nd colonelmustard 1440 AD
    3rd Bugio 1490 AD

    Congratulations!
     
  4. Walter_Wolf

    Walter_Wolf Chieftain

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    I thought I would lose this gauntlet for sure, as I didn't have time for improvement, but I guess low interest helped too. Congratulations to colonelmustard and Bugio for the top 3 showing ;).

    My game highlights:

    T48 (1120 BC) Finished researching MC, and built the Oracle for Machinery. Next was the Optics line for a bulb plan I had.
    T61 (560 BC) Lost the Theology race, but I had Hinduism as a backup AP religion. I didn't have time to spread it around, but I got a G prophet at the same turn for a later bulb. This was a mistake maybe, as I needed two G scientists for Compass and Optics bulbs. If I bulbed Theology, G sci would have had Paper as top priority. I also had to research Math to avoid that bulb.
    T63 (480 BC) Mathematics was in the pocket, so I bulbed Compass. Another mistake. I should have researched it "manually" (11 turns of research), and bulb Optics (16 turns of research) instead of waiting for the other G sci and delaying the Theology bulb. I was afraid I'll loose the AP, but I was lucky in the end.
    T78 (120 AD) Finally got the G sci and bulbed Optics and Theology in the same turn (lost 4T due to waiting for the G sci).
    T85 (350 AD) Finished the Hindu AP while spreading the religion around too slowly - should have started it earlier.
    T96 (680 AD) Met Elizabeth, the last and isolated AI. She got Hinduism at T99. I was too slow at spreading it around my own continent, so the vote option didn't come up untill T113 (1060 AD). Lost it :( . The next vote came at T127 (1340 AD). I guess the technology spam helped this time so I got a 1360 AD win. Not the greatest game I've played.

    Alltogether, I had a strong and promising start with oracling Machinery, a poorly managed bulbing and religion spreading mid game, and the misfortune with the 1st vote. The most important is I had Fun planning and playing the game.

    cheers
     
  5. Bugio

    Bugio Chieftain

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    High sea level, massive continents, spread and scarce mountains generate basically a pangea map. After i discovered that i totally diregarded optics, focused in getting all the religions. My plan was to let one of the religious mongers get one so they will spread it to everybody while i found hindu myself, then beeline mono and get giudaism, build the oracle and get CoL while bulbing teology from the great prophet the oracle gave me.
    The plan didn't went as expected since the idiot didn't spread the religion to anybody, i had to manually spread hindu to have enough votes, even bribing them to hindu...

    I still think the general plan is good, if only buddhism went to isabella or hatty i probably could have cut 1000 years from the finish date, too bad i didn't have time to retry. Oh well congrats Walter_Wolf for the win.
     

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