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G-Minor LXIX

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Hall of Fame Discussion' started by Peets, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Salomo

    Salomo Warlord

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    Btw, is vexing still playing?

    I got a new signature :-D
     
  2. dinanipedro

    dinanipedro highlander

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    that's quite the achievment Salomo, given the mentioned calibre :goodjob:
     
  3. Peets

    Peets Emperor Hall of Fame Staff

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    Nope :(
     
  4. casualplayer

    casualplayer Warlord

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    Alright, I'm done. I've tried to crack this thing but my best is my last one at Turn 154 Cult V. This last one was rocking but it took a lot of Turns to overtake Kamehameha, who was on the far side of the continent and cranking CPT suspiciously well. I had to hike a Settler over there, plant it, buy a Caravan, get a trade route going and was about to start religion-bombing his 3 cities when I finally won. I had Mongols, Huns, Spain and Venice also in the world. I highly recommend using Venice because he never gets mad at you planting cities, even if they are right next to his borders.

    My two submissions were both non-Desert Folklore too. The last was Tears of the Gods instead, since my cap had 4 Gems. My other was Festivals, with heaps of Incense.
     
  5. sanabas

    sanabas Psycho Bunny Hall of Fame Staff

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    Gift your own newly planted city is a more effective way to get the traderoute up quickly, and it means you can use a liberty great musician if you get one, without needing to walk it across the map..
     
  6. casualplayer

    casualplayer Warlord

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    Yeah, I know that trick but I needed another city to keep, for a Mosque & Pagoda, and I had no room left nearby. This "trading post" was my 14th city, IIRC, and I had already been building on resourceless Tundra and Desert, little 1 pop Sillyburgs.

    I'm usually in Tradition also, because I most often buy my Settlers instead of building them and I frequently need the Monarchy Happiness. This game would have benefited from Liberty because I had a low-pop, high-production cap and did build several Settlers in my cap.

    Does anyone know a good way to keep your save files organized when using Windows 8? I keep screwing up my HoF submissions by jumbling files from different games together because the view confuses me. I don't have this problem when I play on and submit from my desktop, which is still on Windows 7. I think I'm going to have to start renaming the files when I make a save before Peets chases me down and hits me with a stick.
     
  7. HolyHandGrenade

    HolyHandGrenade Holy Pin

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    Simplest method is setting the "keep autosaves" option to 999 and copy the whole "saves/auto" folder to another location
     
  8. Peets

    Peets Emperor Hall of Fame Staff

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    :trouble: :nono:
     
  9. Memoryjar

    Memoryjar Emperor

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    :think:

    And I didn't think about take a GM with liberty finisher. You're genius.
     
  10. Salomo

    Salomo Warlord

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    Is anyone else below t130 yet?
     
  11. KingMorgan

    KingMorgan Deity

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    Oh yes. I doubt you'll take a medal with a 130.
    I tried the GM from lib finisher yet it gave me 100 tour. Useless, what am I doing wrong?
     
  12. Xger

    Xger Prince

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    Opening tradition just for the culture is a net negative on turns after a few policies. So opening tradition to get to sacred sites will take longer than just straight Piety. As for cities increasing the cost: just because you have a settler built/bought doesn't mean you have to build the city right away. You can have several settlers ready to build, pick sacred sites, then plant the settlers. If you are going for ICS sacred sites, the benefits of early building aren't as strong as normal.
    If you get a faith CS or faith ruin and then get desert folklore, a shrine or temple most likely isn't worth the cost.
    Musicians give 8 turns of tourism based on when they were spawned IIRC. So you want to finish liberty when your tourism is highest.

    I know I'm a bit late to the party but I'm giving it a go with all warmongers. They hopefully will fight each other and likely not focus much on culture.
     
  13. Salomo

    Salomo Warlord

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    I was on bronze with a turn 133 finish. What is the entry to medals now?
     
  14. Peets

    Peets Emperor Hall of Fame Staff

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    I am 6th with turn 135 :)
    Seems everyone is close, exciting :D
     
  15. Cromagnus

    Cromagnus Deity

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    How can you tell the order, Peets? I don't see submission yet?
     
  16. Cromagnus

    Cromagnus Deity

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    Hahahaha, I decided to try this... I got this start and thought to myself, "What a waste of a great Deity start..."

    I moved the settler from the other hill, by the way, but honestly where he started would have been fine. gold, oasis, wheat, flood plains, salt... yeah. ;)

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    t146. Bleh. I totally shouldn't have put Kamehameha in my game. Also, I had to reload from an autosave and change my actions, so I'm not going to submit. Apparently, if you plant two settlers and gift both to an AI all in one turn, and the AI chooses to immediately raze said cities, the "Choose Something to Build" for your new cities never goes away and your game is screwed. I was trying to boost my tourism by gifting him newly created cities and converting them, thus making my majority the major religion, for the extra tourism boost... it didn't work, he razed them, but I had to undo that action when I reloaded to progress... so yeah. Doesn't matter. I want to do better than t146 anyway!
     
  17. Denniz

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

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    G-Minor LXIX - Culture, Warlord, Small, Frontier, Standard, Morocco (Ahmad al-Mansur)
    1st Salomo - 200 AD T-123
    2nd KingMorgan - 300 AD T-127
    3rd HolyHandGrenade - 375 AD T-130

    Congratulations!
     
  18. Cromagnus

    Cromagnus Deity

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    Argh, I missed the deadline! Ah well, t127 would have tied for 2nd place. /cry

    Here's the final screen just for fun:
    Spoiler :


    By the way, for those wondering, if you simultaneously win a Cultural Victory and a Domination Victory, (IE by leaving one civ with one city that *isn't* their capital) in that case, Domination takes precedence. You can still gift them back their capital to win via Culture which is what I did. I saved before finishing so I could experiment and tried both ways. ;)
     
  19. Peets

    Peets Emperor Hall of Fame Staff

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    Bronze was 132 and I'm 6th with turn 135.
    You can see your position when you are logged in at the gauntlet.
     
  20. crocivfanatic

    crocivfanatic Warlord

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    Because they have larger culture if they have more cities.
     

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