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GOTM 31

Discussion in 'Civ2 - Game of the Month' started by Duke of Marlbrough, Aug 1, 2003.

  1. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    http://www.civfanatics.com/civ2gotmrules.shtml

    On this odd sized flat map you start as Xerxes, leader of the Persians.

    Two Settlers await your command with two huts in view. A special note, if you build your city near the huts and put a worker on either of the huts, the hut will disappear (without getting anything from them), so beware!

    If you thought the game was that basic, think again. After a quick peek at the map I gave every nation the Navigation tech (hint, hint). Not wanting to end there I gave all of the other civilizations a government technology and also started them in that government. You however, start in Anarchy. In doing all this, it also makes it where you will have a direct choice in Technologies.

    The game settings:

    Custom Size Flat Map
    Small Land Mass
    Archipelago Land Form
    Random Climate
    Random Temperature
    Random Age
    King Level
    7 Civs
    Raging Hordes
    Restarts on

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    GOTM 31

    Games will be due on September 7th.

    Be sure to send in the required saves {One from AD 1, AD 1000, and a save just before you would finish the game} to Duke of Marlbrough.
     
  2. Old n Slow

    Old n Slow Chieftain

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    Hmmm "odd sized"? Is there any way to get a 'non-rectangular' map shape?
     
  3. Marlos

    Marlos Christian Soldier

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    :hmm: Wonder if that means we can steal the advanced government type? :undecide:
     
  4. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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  5. Lee2003

    Lee2003 Chieftain

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    New to GOTM, would like to try this one :) But the king level is abit high for me as i only played at prince level. I will give it a go anyway.
     
  6. la fayette

    la fayette Chieftain

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    A king is generally a prince who grew somewhat older :)
    Don't be afraid: this game won't make you old in a few weeks.
     
  7. Old n Slow

    Old n Slow Chieftain

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    Personally I think that there is a bigger difference between Classic & MGE than between prince & king.

    I still bounce around playing at the different levels; at prince I should build 5-7 of the ancient wonders; king might be 3-5, so some choices come into play. At king I might miss out on one of the later wonders, but it shouldn't be a key one.

    Temple, market, defender should keep a city OK until size 8 or so under Monarchy; once you have a dozen cities, & are in a republic, you won't notice a difference except that the ai will have a couple of extra cities (targets) for you.
     
  8. KingWilly

    KingWilly Melbournite

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    When I started playing the GOTM, I also thought the levels were too high for me, but after a couple of GOTMs and reading the tips used by the experts (starlifter, et. al) you get better at playing at the higher levels.
    I'm still not the best player (I tend to just play and things get out of hand sometimes), but I'm a way better player than before I started in these forums.

    I say, give it a go. You might be surprised how well you do. :goodjob:
     
  9. SideshowBob

    SideshowBob Ah, winter finally.

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    Firstly I'd like to say hi to everybody. I'm also new to the GOTM, but have been lurking on this site for some time. But from the encouraging replies Lee2003 got (hi Lee2003), I thought it might be time for my first game too.

    Looking forward to it!:D
     
  10. Lee2003

    Lee2003 Chieftain

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    Oh, i forgot to save during the 1AD and 1000AD, so how? I am now in like year 1690+. I can't summit the result right? :( Since i can't restart the game :( I guess it all happens to beginner right?
     
  11. SideshowBob

    SideshowBob Ah, winter finally.

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    :confused: Have you've been playing in only one long run without saving? Or have you saved and continued later? Maybe you then would have some SAV-files from around 1AD and 1000AD. I don't know how strict the rules are, but you could always try submitting them (the closest SAV-files you have) and see what happens:)
     
  12. Marlos

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    Lee, I have been guilty of this on a couple of occasions :blush: , but Duke is pretty forgiving if you have some other .sav files near 1AD and 1000AD to submit.

    Just a rule of thumb: Always save when the high council prompt pops up. :thumbsup:
     
  13. Lee2003

    Lee2003 Chieftain

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    I overwrite my save games :(
     
  14. Lee2003

    Lee2003 Chieftain

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    Its ok, i didn't do well in this GOTM anyway, will try it next month :D
     
  15. ElephantU

    ElephantU Chieftain

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    An encouragement to those thinking about this one: this game makes a GREAT One City Challenge. OCC is a great learning experience for diplomacy, tech paths, production tradeoffs, and city growth. I suggest you play it in Classic/2.4.2, rather than MPG/MGE, if you have the choice. Diplomacy in the latter version is much more difficult.
     
  16. Old n Slow

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    I almost played this as OCC -- but Elephant is right -- this IS a good set up.
     
  17. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    Submissions received thus far:

    Ace
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    ElephantU
    geofelt
    golem
    Grga
    Jayne
    KingWilly
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    We have quite a few new players to the game. :)
     
  18. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Ghost Agent

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    Hmm, I was thinking of playing the Civ3 GOTM, but since I am quite new to the GOTM in General, its best that I start playing in the Civ2 field. But since August is all finished, its best that I would wait untill the September one to come out.

    At least I can play the Civ2 GOTM on my laptop while relaxing in one of the student lounge in College ;).
     
  19. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    You actually have a couple more days to try and get GOTM 31 done if you want. It isn't due until the 7th. ;)
     
  20. grigor

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    ok, it's 3am and I am about three turns from launch. I hipe to get this in soon.
     

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