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Game speeds: Pros & Cons

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by Georgi Khan, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. drewisfat

    drewisfat Prince

    Feb 8, 2011
    If there are enough AIs cramping each other maybe :p

    I've recently started delving into quick deity games. My first victory was with war chariots vs cramped AIs with AZ's game as inspiration!

    With standard 7 player settings it's already insanely hard. I tried an elepult "rush" against someone... Took the first city easy enough. After a turn of healing I prepared to move out, and was greeted by a bunch of pikes and xbows. After plowing through them, regrouping and moving towards his capital I was worried if I would be able to get past all the longbowmen and maybe even maces he would have.

    Ofc that was an irrational fear... He was already on musketmen :suicide:

    I was able to win on standard settings once with Rome. Rushed IW and killed the nearest guy, and immediately after the other guy I was bordering got DOW'd on by two people. I joined in and got most of city spoils :)
  2. Belisar

    Belisar Defender of Byzanz

    Apr 24, 2003
    Yeah, epic gives the right "civilization" feeling, plenty of rounds to build up, plenty of time to move the troops without the imbalance issues from marathon with regards to troop production & action.
    On marathin, you often achieve superiority in ancient times, so the rest of the game is mop up and not really enjoyable.

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