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Game of the Month #8 is here!

Discussion in 'Civ2 - Game of the Month' started by Thunderfall, Sep 1, 2001.

  1. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    <img src="http://www.civfanatics.com/gotm_games/gotm8.jpg" align=right border=1>It's the time of the month again for a new GOTM! This month we will have a Warlord level game on a medium size random map, with 5 Civs. This game should be very easy for everyone.

    Here are the parameters for GOTM #8:

    - Difficulty: WARLORD
    - Map:MEDIUM RANDOM MAP
    - Barbarian Activities: RAGING HORDES
    - Civilization: FRENCH
    - Leader name: JOAN OF ARC
    - Starting bonus: ALPHABET, MASONRY, AND TWO SETTLERS!

    Download Links:
    - ZIP format(4.34 KB): http://www.civfanatics.com/gotm_games/gotm8.zip
    - SAV format(67.8 KB): http://www.civfanatics.com/gotm_games/gotm8.sav

    Submissions:
    - Saved games are due October 2nd, 2001.
    - Be sure to save at 0 AD, 1000 AD, and at the end of your game.
    - Learn more about GOTM at http://www.civfanatics.com/civ2gotm.shtml
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    Don't forget to submit your August GOTM saved games to Matrix by September 2. We will try to post GOTM 7 results by the end of next week.

    Have fun playing GOTM and good luck!

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  2. Cunobelin Of Hippo

    Cunobelin Of Hippo Site Pachyderm

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    I see some insane scores come Oct. 2 Maybe I'll get around to finishing this one
     
  3. noughmaster

    noughmaster Guest

    Glad to see a medium size map after the long game in GOTM7 (which I like every now and then).
    However, isn't Warlord too easy?
    Does anyone out there play on Warlord?
    After the long sim citying of the previous game, a fight would have been nice.

    IMHO, we should never have GOTM at < King level (and King only rarely). I think new players can learn enough from the forums to cope.

    Maybe I'll get some more practice at micromanagement, but I might just go for a quick finish (although I doubt I'll beat Cactus Pete).
     
  4. Enkidu

    Enkidu Guest

    Never played warload, so this could be interesting.
     
  5. croupier

    croupier Chieftain

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    Hi everyone,

    I've been lurking for a month I messed around with GOTM#7 but this time I'm going to follow the rules and see how it goes - although I'm totally outclassed by some of you guys.
     
  6. shadowdale

    shadowdale CFC Drunkard

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    No Noughmaster I disagree with that - I think that King should be the normal GotM, and then have some games on Prince and Emperor - and maybe the occasional Deity and Warlord game.

    If you look at the old poll on about what level most people play at, then we need to have quite a few games on prince and King to get most people to play. Given there are a lot of members that might try a higher diff than they usually play, but they also easily get killed of before finishing the game. But still, it's more fun if we are more people that can participate in the game, and by lowering the level we get more players.

    I think that it will be a fun month with - hopefully - a lot of players. My only reason for concern is that some of the good players might even start using food caravans to boost their score for better results!!!

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    No wait we are species 5618 and we got beer...... don't harm us!!!!!!

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  7. willemvanoranje

    willemvanoranje Curitibano

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    I know my sis is happy with this level! She complaints sometimes that the level is too high. But she normally plays warelord or prince or something, so this shouldn't be a problem for her I think.
    As for me.........let's score some GotM points by early finish!

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  8. Az

    Az Chieftain

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    Warlord???????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Soon it will be Chieftain....

    Anyway I never tried it...It may be fun
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  9. Becka

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    Ok, ok, ok. I know that this is a stupid question, but I honestly don't know. How do you submit your GOTM? This will be my first GOTM, I'm a novice.

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  10. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Don't complain, Az. It'll be fun!

    Becka, have u visited the GOTM section? It contains all the info you need to know.
    http://www.civfanatics.com/civ2gotm.shtml
     
  11. starlifter

    starlifter Chieftain

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    IMHO, anyone who resorts to the FCT (Food Caravan Trick) should simply have that game excluded. We don't want to go down that road . At the very least, we don't want to see cities ballon to sizes beyond their "natural" size (e.g., how large it would grow on it's own, given enough time).

    That said, food caravans are OK when used as "intended": for example, to help cities keep from starving, even help little cities get started, replinish low food stores, etc. But if it is not already a "GOTM house rule", then it should be... no "super size" (larger than could grow naturally) cities & no FCT (at least to grow unnatural cites)!!

    BTW, my biggest use (personally) for Food Caravans is for Wonder Building and Spaceship Building. In some games, I have used a handful (10 or 15) to keep cities that have grown naturally from starvation due to shifting engineers or moving citizens around.

    At this point, I have personally not seen anyone use the FCT (in GOTMs 4 thru 6), though I know some players like me, Shadowdale, Smash, etc. (and probably most other GOTM-ers) know how to do so.
     
  12. starlifter

    starlifter Chieftain

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    I don't think I ever played at warlord, ever. My first game was at Prince (after looking at the tutorial in the manual), then one at King, and all have been Deity ever since (except for these GOTMs).

    However, we must remember the GOTM is for everyone to have a good time. As for me, maybe warlord will be "difficult" in the sense that I'm not used to how the game plays at that level. Strategies should be altered quite a bit, I suspect... esp. since happiness, growth, and wonder building (the race) should not be the overwhelming concern that it is at Deity.


    I'm sure some do, and in fact, maybe some lurkers (people that read but do not submit) are "intimdated" by the percieved difficulty level and some of the posts. Hope everyone remembers this GOTM is for fun and learning and developing new styles of play, etc.


    Personally, I think a variation in game play, land/water distribution, difficulty level, world age, starting position, etc. is a good thing.

    Cactus Pete and Smash could conduct a "clinic" for most of us on the art of the quick kill .
     
  13. jc011

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    YEA!! a game at my level!!! hehe, <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/biggrin.gif" border=0> Yes, i play on Warlord but am moving up to prince soon, hopefully. I'm no expert yet so im not going to get a very high score, but i'll have fun trying! <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/smile.gif" border=0> good luck, although i'll need it!

    I have a question, is the civilization score related to the rating?

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  14. Surf Wax America

    Surf Wax America Scrotal Inspector

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    <FONT COLOR="Orange">Well, amazingly, I've had Civ 2 since the day it came out (as well as Scenarios and FW). Just now though, Ive found this site and decided to try out GOTM 8 (why not?), and it brought me back to the wonderful old days of warlord. I managed 78%, although most of that came from the insane time I ended the game. Id like to know how everyone else did percentage wise, when theyre done.</FONT c>
     
  15. Thunderfall

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    I must apolize to everyone that restart civ is also on in this gotm. I should have customized the rules when setting up the game. Hopefully it doesn't take you too long to hunt down the Civs on this medium map.

    We definiely won't have restart civ on in the next gotm and it will be on a higher difficutlty level...
     
  16. Dutchgael

    Dutchgael Guest

    When I downloaded gotm8.zip, and opened the file in Civ2, the cheat mode was enabled! Is this some bug or did everyone have this?
    By the way, I turned cheat mode off, played the game and conquered the world in 180AD.
     
  17. amadeus

    amadeus めっちゃしんどい

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    I admit my overall wimpyness by telling you all that I am a mere cheiftain to be crushed by my enemies on higher levels. Having the game only for two weeks, I think I'm doing fairly well
     
  18. noughmaster

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    OK, I see your point.
    It would be interesting to do a poll of all players and what level they usually play.
    There are several key techniques eg. caravans for wonders, super science city, WLTP days which new players can learn from these forums and progress through the levels quickly.

     
  19. Juize

    Juize Guest

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    I admit my overall wimpyness by telling you all that I am a mere cheiftain to be crushed by my enemies on higher levels. Having the game only for two weeks, I think I'm doing fairly well
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    Yes, fairly well, but when u first time conquer the world in chieftain,
    do NOT stay in there long, switch to warlord
    and that way to prince... If u stay
    easier level too long u will take their tactics and it's impossible to play harder
    levels... When I tried to play prince,
    It taked 6 months of trying to get there...
    PS: Yes, I am dumb too, how do u submit GOTM..?

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  20. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    I see your stolen idea is down to one working flag.

    Look here for info on submissions of GOTM. In that thread it has another link to the submission pages which shows where to send your 3 saved games (1AD, 1000AD, and the turn before you end the game).
     

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