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Gotm 39 Final Spoiler - Game Submitted

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Game of the Month' started by jesusin, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. Erkon

    Erkon Deity Retired Moderator GOTM Staff

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    If I remember correct, the score you get from population is based on the relation between your pop and the "maximum" pop possible of the map (based on food resources, tile types etc). Just monitor the score value of pop by hovering above the list of leaders in the bottom right of the screen. It says (x/y) for pop, where x should increase over time as you grow your cities, while y should be constant (unless nukes can change it :lol:).
     
  2. DynamicSpirit

    DynamicSpirit Fear him of the pink tie Moderator GOTM Staff

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    Mine's a retired game. 1890AD, at which point I was steadily researching future techs in the hope of getting a cow. I occupied all of the starting continent, as well as most of what used to be Spain and some of France, and in a couple of wars I'd pillaged just about every tile in England and India to ensure they remained weak. My land was hovering just below the domination limit - with a couple of % leeway to ensure I didn't accidentally go over before the final planned just-before-2050AD war. All in all I think it would've gone very well - other than a little matter of real life getting in the way so I ran out of time and had to retire :cry:

    Oh well, at least I can now satisfy my curiosity and come find out what on Earth these 80+ messages in this final spoiler are all about :)
     
  3. da_Vinci

    da_Vinci Gypsy Prince

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    That would make sense, otherwise, why have that theoretical max on the hover.

    Which means that razing cities does not help one's pop score, except that to the extent that if it ends the game sooner, it reduces the amount of decay function applied, so by that mechanism it indirectly increases pop role in final score (right?).

    dV
     
  4. da_Vinci

    da_Vinci Gypsy Prince

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    How did you not have enough land and pop to get a dom victory any time you wanted it? :confused: :crazyeye:

    dV
     
  5. Gosha190

    Gosha190 King

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    correct

    FinalScore=FinalPopScore+FinalWonderScore+FinalLandScore+FinalTechScore


    FinalPopScore=Factor1*FinalPop/(MaxPop^(Finalturn/Maxturn))

    FinalLandScore=Factor2*FinalLand/(MaxLand^(Finalturn/Maxturn))
    and so on..



    PS I'v found out shortcut for CRC formula based on Sid one:
    http://forum.civru.com/index.php?action=vthread&forum=28&topic=8635
    we added culture and future techs unlike original Sid finial score culculations
     
  6. jesusin

    jesusin Ant GOTM Staff

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    Is that correct? I'd never heard that points depended on Culture or on Future Techs.
    In fact if you hover your mouse over your points only 4 factors are shown, not 6. :confused:

    Could you elaborate a bit on these two terms, Future Tech and Culture?
    My Russian is a bit rusty, what I could understand is:


    Future Tech: Every additional Future Tech gives more points. 15 future techs is considered to be 'the maximum'. But you can have more than 15 and the more you get, the more points.
    Completing every tech in the tech tree gives an amount of points. Completing 15 Future Techs (in the same time) gives double that amount! So if in doubt it is better (pointwise) to research a future tech than any other thing.


    Culture: :confused::sad:
     
  7. Gosha190

    Gosha190 King

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    I mean that we (CRC) use upgraded formular where we have 2 additional factors: future techs and culture. BUT! Our formular is based on original Sid formular where only 4 factors are used: land, pop, tech, wonders.

    PS it's not subject for current topic, but if your are interested in... In CRC formular each FT gives 15 base points for culculations.
     
  8. Gosha190

    Gosha190 King

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    Jesusin! Sorry! I forgot some details.. Really we added Modern Tech (=15!). And each MT costs 15 points! :)


    PS
    as for culture. We use summary culture for a 3 best cities divided by 100.
     
  9. dafiden

    dafiden First Founder

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    Well, I never took the flipped barb cities on the other side of the glacier, as I worried about not being able to move units and didn't realize you could have trade routes across the glacier. It sounds like I could have won a lot quicker if I had. Basically, I ended up winning a culture victory (after quickly conquering Mongols and Americans) in 1899 (a long time in isolation) since I was too conservative in my analysis of the glacier issue.

    This was my first GOTM, and I am very happy with the unique challenge it presented. I think I will be participating more frequently. Basically, I was searching for some good scenarios or mods to play and couldn't find any I hadn't tried (i.e. I was tired of random maps). I'm excited I found GOTM, thanks to the creator (jesusin?); your time is very much appreciated.
     
  10. DynamicSpirit

    DynamicSpirit Fear him of the pink tie Moderator GOTM Staff

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    Ummm, yes, :blush: you're right. That occurred to me earlier today, giving me a horrible 'AAAAARRRRGH! what have I done?!?!??!??!?' moment. I was already waaaay over the dom limit for population and it would've only taken a couple of minutes to capture a suitable English or French city against my borders to go over the land limit too. I guess I was too single-mindedly bemoaning my lack of time to play out the 160 remaining milking-turns to think of it.

    Mind you, I guess an 1895ishAD domination win on noble level would've felt almost as pathetic as an 1890AD retired game :lol:
     
  11. da_Vinci

    da_Vinci Gypsy Prince

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    Well, with all that pop, I bet you would have gotten and extra 20 score points or so, which could be 10 to perhaps 20 levels in score global rank (if you follow those sorts of things ... ;)

    I feel your pain ... I had to end my attempt to own all cites but one island one when RL time caught up with me too.

    dV
     
  12. galdarian

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    I actually like the fact that there was a twist to the game. Normally I'm a peacemonger and would have appreciated the fence to keep out the neighbours. Having said that I decided to play a different VC for a change and by the time I realised that there was no way to circumnavigate I lost interest in the game and didn't end up submitting.

    As I mentioned in the brainstorming thread there is a fine line between trying to maintain the interest for the veterans and alienating new players. Personally I didn't anticipate a culture flip being the ONLY way into the East.

    Perhaps a one tile island allowing passage after settling a city?

    That may have helped however by the time you realise that an ocean crossing is not possible (with galleons) you've already wasted a lot of time.

    I can certainly understand why you wanted to offer something different with this map. IMHO adding the twist skewed the game in favour of a peacemonger strategy.
     

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