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Discussion in 'Civ4 - Demo Game IV: Polls' started by Seidrik_The_Gray, Mar 20, 2008.

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Not another repoll, forget the past, embrace a new future, choose your difficulty.

Poll closed Mar 26, 2008.
  1. Noble

    5.9%
  2. Prince

    20.6%
  3. Monarch

    52.9%
  4. Emperor

    20.6%
  1. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    Do not make this an election issue. This is a metagame core rule, and we all know that. I know it is easy to mix the metagame and the faction rules, but the core here is that we agree on the game settings and play within these. Choice of difficulty has nothing to do with what the Tribal Council represents.
     
  2. Methos

    Methos HoF Quattromaster Super Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    I stand corrected. I read too much into your statements and I apologize for my mistake.
     
  3. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    As per this post, there is 9 hrs 11 mins left and the votes are:
    Noble: 1
    Prince: 5
    Monarch: 14
    Emperor: 6

    This means that more than 50% of the voters would like the Monarch option and that the two nearest other options are around equally matched. Unless something drastic happens, we will be playing Monarch :king:. Bring on the cakewalk guys ;)
     
  4. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    Any :bts: game can be a disaster, and any can be a triumph. The biggest factor by far is the overall map, including resources and opponents. We give the map script hints at what we want, but the RNG is very much in control. Then we must take the game we're given and play it according to the environment. The things which might cause us to not play according to what we're given are things that we can control, if we're willing to adapt.

    Any demogame can fail, and any can be a timeless wonder. The factor which controls this is the interpersonal dynamic. Players will clash over policy, it's human nature. Whenever there is a policy clash, someone will "win" and someone will "lose". After the decision is made, the parties need to respect that decision and move on.

    The reason we discuss rules at the beginning of a new game is to allow them to adjust to the lessons learned from the past games, and to the preferred play style of the current set of players. Clearly we can choose to start that discussion with the same rules, and if the players at that time wish we can choose to keep the same rules. Sometimes, like in this game and in Civ3DG6 & 7 we decide to start with something completely different. But I think we only need to consider that issue when it comes up.
     
  5. blastoidstalker

    blastoidstalker The Geographer

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    This will not neccesarily be a cakewalk as our starting position an other factors can have as much impact as +1/-1 difficulty level, occasionaly more. Where we start and what our resources are can make this game easy or diffiucult.


    On the early discussion on restarting. I am very much against this as it is more relaistic to play with a real fear of failure in your heart. If we die, we die and we start a completley new game.
     
  6. Seidrik_The_Gray

    Seidrik_The_Gray Seidrik The Gray

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    Absolutely!
     
  7. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    I agree to this. Let us try with our best efforts, and take it from there. I was merely hinting I was not keen on a Traditional set-up ever again. Civics need to be included in the election system due to the new nature of CIV4 BTS.
     
  8. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    I was kind of joking at the many Princes. I have proved arguments in the former threads and this thread is not to be polluted by that, sorry. :mischief:
     
  9. joncnunn

    joncnunn Senior Java Wizard Moderator

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    Voted for Monarch since it's one difficulty level above my normal one.
     
  10. IamJohn

    IamJohn (was)?

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    Same here, and I probably should be pushing myself harder on my own games anyway...
     
  11. pat123

    pat123 Warlord

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    Just b/c you don't prepare for the future doesn't mean it won't happen. It just means you're unprepared. ;)
     
  12. ravensfire

    ravensfire Member of the Opposition

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    Ahh, but I AM prepared. Read the first sentance you quoted, and you'll see that I've got a plan. (Mmm, and quite a cunning plan indeed!)

    -- Ravensfire
     
  13. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    Completely offtopic, nice sig Ravensfire :p
     
  14. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    Anyone keen on repolling this one too? :) Please do so now, because we got an election starting today. :)


    Seems monarch won this one, proving the poll was needed.
     

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