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GOTM 16 is Here!

Discussion in 'Civ2 - Game of the Month' started by Duke of Marlbrough, May 3, 2002.

  1. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    Since I had plenty of time to read about it while the forum was down, I figured I'd post it for everyone else.

    [From the Main Site]

    The Civ2 Game of the Month continues with this 16th game. As you can see from the screenshot, the starting location is really great with whales, coals, and good amount of plains and hills. Even better, you start with two settlers units! Don't be too happy though because extra goodies at startup usually means the map is going to be a tough one (i.e. you may be on a small island).

    Here are the game parameters:

    Emperor Level
    Medium Map
    7 Civs
    Persians
    Start with Bronze Working and two settlers

    By the way, if you don't have Civ2, you can buy it at Amazon.com for only $9.99. You can then download Cedric's Patch to convert it into Civ2 Gold for free so you can play all those great Civ2 scenarios. Long live Civ2!

    Download the Game
     

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  2. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    If Lucky didn't remind me in the chat room, I probably would have forgotten about it. :o
     
  3. noughmaster

    noughmaster nough-dist

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    I like the return to 7 civs.
    I actually managed to finish last month's game, so if I start this one and don't farm, maybe I'll get this one in too.
     
  4. Lucky

    Lucky Game- and Quizmaster

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    Yeah, the forum downtime had something good after all. :rolleyes:

    I entered the chatroom, reminded TF and even persuaded him to use 7 civs.
    :yeah:

    I might even try to play this one to the end, let´s see how the Deity Civ3 GOTM works out for me!
    :D
     
  5. Smash

    Smash Super Lurker Retired Moderator

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    hey..I thought I was gonna make this one?....I had a nice no huts emperor scenario all ready to go.....
     
  6. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    So did I. I guess TF doesn't want to pass the torch just yet. ;)
     
  7. GaryNemo

    GaryNemo Settler from None

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    I'm playing TF's game with the Settler from None and huts, hoping its not Pangea again. Emperor is nice -- it's 1850 BC and I still get 2 content people per city!
     
  8. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Sorry about that. I forgot about it totally... You can post the Civ2 GOTM saves starting next month if you want. :)
     
  9. Franklyn

    Franklyn Chieftain

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    what's the Civ 2 GOTM deadline? I can't find that little nugget of info in the GOTM section.
    A related question: does anyone know the deadline for the Civ3 GOTM?
    Thanks all.
     
  10. Lucky

    Lucky Game- and Quizmaster

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    Civ3 GOTM: Posted every 1st of the month, deadline 2nd of next month!

    Civ2 GOTM: Posted every 3rd of the month, deadline 5th of next month!
    :D
     
  11. Franklyn

    Franklyn Chieftain

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    Thanks, Lucky. I can't say I'm sorry the Civ 2 GOTM deadline passed me by this month -- I'm already into the 1800s and am now just now starting to get together my invasion force. That'll learn me to build an empire on a small map w/ only a few civs ...
     
  12. willemvanoranje

    willemvanoranje Curitibano

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    :lol: hmmz....this one is going slow for me....dunno what the year is...1500 or something. Couple o' civs gone, working on the last two....
     
  13. Andu Indorin

    Andu Indorin Retired Druid

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    Glad to see that this month's game is normal sized map. (For some reason, I can't stand small maps).
     
  14. duke o' york

    duke o' york It don't mean a thing....

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    Where's the spoiler thread then? I'm very disappointed not to be able to read about all your different strategies. :(
     
  15. Lucky

    Lucky Game- and Quizmaster

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    I for my part haven´t started yet. I am still waiting for the results of last months GOTM.
    :eek: Hint, Matrix, hint! ;)

    I have to decide which strategy to follow!
    :D
     
  16. Mayhem

    Mayhem Airman First Class

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    Do you have to play it with MGE?

    Or do people actually use the diplomatic friendly version 242?
     
  17. Smash

    Smash Super Lurker Retired Moderator

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    either is fine.
     
  18. Lucky

    Lucky Game- and Quizmaster

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    You can use all Civ2 versions except ToT. :p

    But to view the savegames of other players, located in the archive, you need MGE.
    :D
     
  19. starlifter

    starlifter Chieftain

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    by Mayhem:

    With a slight adjustment in tactics, MGE can be used to take advantage about the "hostility". Personally, I self-impose a rule that I never break treaties or finish with less than a "Spotless" record. This gives the AI a somewhat better advantage, as I think even MGE is not hostile/adept enough. Of course, if you bet the survival of your civ on the AI keeping its word, well.... PT Barnum once said it all ("There's a sucker born every minute..."). :)

     

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