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GOTM 04 - Pre-Game Discussion

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Game of the Month' started by ainwood, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. karmina

    karmina Warlord

    Oct 8, 2003
    The spoiler-1 conditions are chosen rather unfortunately I'd say. You need good relations with practically everyone, and additionally make the effort to explore every tile yourself (or trade maps of course). Both is very unlikely to happen before 500 AD.

    Maybe Ainwood could tone down the requirements a bit?
  2. DynamicSpirit

    DynamicSpirit Fear him of the pink tie Moderator GOTM Staff

    Dec 23, 2005
    London, UK
    I guess it is difficult to lay down precise requirements for exploration because everyone will play differently. And I'd imagine it's also exceedingly difficult to write spoiler instructions for a given GOTM that are appropriate to that particular GOTM, but which don't by implication give away extra information about the map - so I don't envy Ainwood in that task. On the other hand I think it's in the nature of these that spoiler guidelines are going to be approximate anyway - there's too many different ways that people can play to lay down very rigid rules so there's inevitably going to be some judgement needed by individual players about the spoiler (And you can't stop anyone reading the thread when they shouldn't anyway).

    I certainly agree though there was a problem in this case: I had two difficulties with spoiler 1: Firstly, I'd met all the other spoiler conditions without exploring anything like the whole continent - because I don't tend as a matter of principle to devote significant resources to exploring any areas that there isn't a realistic possibility of my settling in the near future. Secondly, this was IIRC a wide continents map with a sea-based start and accordingly I built a galley very early, but the spoiler precluded me from discussing anything that I might or might not have discovered with that galley.

    Perhaps a better spoiler would say something more along the lines that you must have explored all land that is within - say - 20ish tiles of the starting location and accessible either on foot or by galley?
  3. Pete2006

    Pete2006 Prince

    Feb 18, 2006
    Where do I download the game file?
  4. Ribannah

    Ribannah Fighter Druid

    Aug 6, 2001
    Castle Gobs
    Check the thread that says 'Saves Available'. :)

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