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GOTM #7 has arrived!!!

Discussion in 'Civ2 - Game of the Month' started by Thunderfall, Aug 1, 2001.

  1. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    <img src="http://www.civfanatics.com/gotm_games/GOTM07.GIF" align=right border=1>Ladies and Gentlemen,

    It's the time of the month again for a new GOTM! This month we will have a King level game on a large world map, with 7 Civs. This is the first time we use a world map for GOTM.

    Here are the parameters for GOTM #7:

    - Difficulty: KING
    - Map: STANDARD (LARGE) EARTH MAP
    - Barbarian Activities: ROVING BANDS
    - Civilization: ENGLISH
    - Leader name: TONY BLAIR
    - Starting bonus: ALPHABET, BRONZE WORKING, POTTERY; TWO SETTLERS

    Download Links:
    - ZIP format(7.2 KB): http://www.civfanatics.com/gotm_games/gotm7.zip
    - SAV format(132 KB): http://www.civfanatics.com/gotm_games/gotm7.sav

    Submissions:
    - Saved games are due 9/02/01
    - Be sure to save at 0 AD, 1000 AD, and at the end of your game.
    - More info at http://www.civfanatics.com/civ2gotm.shtml
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    Please be sure to submit your July GOTM saved games to Matrix by August 2. We will try to post GOTM 6 results by early next week.

    Have fun playing GOTM and good luck!

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  2. noughmaster

    noughmaster Guest

    One for the "farmers", I see.
    Happy Sim City, everybody!
    It is OK to change the Cure For Cancer wonder to the Millennium Dome? Although that might give all your citizens -1 happiness and have a cost of 10 gold per turn.
    At least I'll be able to get a GOTM score of more than 20 on this one.
     
  3. Az

    Az Chieftain

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    King on earth map????

    It's as if we were alone!
    But it could be fun as it's been about a year since my last king game

    Toni Blair???????

    Next time put someone more neutral like the Queen f.i.

    Anyway...

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  4. noughmaster

    noughmaster Guest

    I think the maximum possible score is about 16,000:

    Non-population score: 2360
    Spaceship 400
    Peace 100
    Wonders 560
    Barbs 25
    Future Tech 1275 (it will go 255 -> 0, not 256)

    Population score: About 14,000
    I'm thinking 254 cities of average size 35.
    Assuming Elvises are content, this means about 20 happy people per city, so 55 population points per city.

    This is a map and level where such a score might be possible. Does anyone have the time to go for it?
     
  5. willemvanoranje

    willemvanoranje Curitibano

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    Downloaded it.....will play tomorrow....TONY BLAIR???? You should've taken Willem III.

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  6. Smash

    Smash Super Lurker Retired Moderator

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    There is a little surprise at the beginning.


    Restarting civs is ON.




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  7. TrailblazingScot

    TrailblazingScot I was kittenOFchaos

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    Last time I come to this thread b4 I finish it SMASH (first got to get home from Spain)...NOW I KNOW THERE MUST BE CELTS!

    KING LEVEL...you punk-ass Matrix, WHY?!

    I WILL be using ALOT of frigates...and I think the celts will be kept as a pet
     
  8. Matrix

    Matrix Chieftain Retired Moderator

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    You got a problem with that, mate?

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  9. kundor

    kundor Chairman of the H.I.V.E.

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    YES!! I'm very happy now...I can actually do well on King Level, I think playing on the Earth map is fun, and since I rarely go up to Deity I hardly ever see 2 settlers: I can't wait! The only downside I see is the Roving Bands...I prefer Raging Hordes, Barbarians give some spice to the game...but I can sure live with that.
    *worships TF and Matrix*
    Now let me send off the spaceship from my (not very good) GOTM 6 so I can break the <small>(don't make fun of me)</small> 1000 point mark in GOTM 7.
     
  10. Karl Marx the Penguin

    Karl Marx the Penguin Comrade Penguin

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    I am quite frightened by this GOTM (I finally have the opportunity to play one). Seeing as the whale near London is in the same place as it is in the standard world map. That means that the Celts start out next to a hut, that means they get a nice something out of that hut. So rushing to chariots (or just plain horseman) isn't likely to be able to kill them (early that is). After spending a couple millenia fighting the celts (the first two thousand years go rather fast in King), by then the FRENCH/GERMANS/VIKINGS (one of those have to be in the game) will have likely colonized most of the mainland European coast that is near England. It's going to be one cramped game!!! Just thinking about starting this one makes me feel closed in.
     
  11. Matrix

    Matrix Chieftain Retired Moderator

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    Sail to south America. Not a human in sight. ...However, a new civ could be there...
    Well, you could always try North America. Africa too, but then you should hope the Zulus aren't in.

    This is going to be fun! I can see the frustrated posts before me already. <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/groucho-marx.gif" border=0>

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  12. Morgasshk

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    Sounds one hell of lot better than the last GOTM!!! Bloody vikings in that game beat the shat out of me five times before I got to kill them first... but by then It was halfway through and I was about third on the ladder and kept getting cities taken left right and centre!!!
    This one look a lot better to biuld up forces at the start and gradually take over...

    Morgasshk.
     
  13. willemvanoranje

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    Aaah, Matrix. There are people who like it being King too (like Kira). So don't bother.

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  14. RJP

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    Here's the first frustrated response.
    First, I was glad to see king, and a world map.

    However,I got off to a really very bad start.

    That Celt/English combination was a real killer for me. Apparently it is a fairly normal comfiguation (Celts with hut), which I assume experienced players have dealt with before. I only wish I had been able to have practiced it in a similar game.

    Oh well, since I can't restart I'll see you in September.

    Rjp
     
  15. Thunderfall

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    Sorry about that Celtic thing, guys. I didn't handpick the opponents.

    If you got killed VERY early by the Celts, feel free to restart. I hope Matrix doesn't have a problem with that. <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/wink.gif" border=0>

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  16. TrailblazingScot

    TrailblazingScot I was kittenOFchaos

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    Comeon...if you die that´s it...or else where is the challenge! Over-aggression by humans is the only reason the celts will tan you (having played this map SO much as england b4 I KNOW to be kind and considerate to the celts until you can wipe them out in one turn).

    Reading the interpretations people have made of Darwinist theory of the 19th Centuary: mutual aid vs germanic kill everyone else...I would suggest people look to the benefits of working WITH the celts...
     
  17. RJP

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    Thanks Thundeerfall but I think I'll pass. KittenofChaos is right on a number of points.
    If you are killed that should end it. Also, my point that many have probably played this set-up before.

    I didn't think I rushed to kill off the Celts. I got caught by the Celts when I tried to kill them off in 2000 bc with a catapult and phalanx on the hill. Both died and when celts demanded mathematics and I refused they took london. I was too confident and was left with one other city I could not properly defend.

    I will try again but not submitt.

    Thanks
    RJP
     
  18. donsig

    donsig Low level intermediary

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    So how do you submit a game when you get wiped out in a few turns? I don't have a save and I don't even know what year the evil cursed @#%$$&# wiped out London!

    I restarted because I couldn't leave it at that and now I'm doing better, much better and my psychological wounds are almost healed.

    On the bright side: I can only do better in GOTM 8! <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/ubb/wink.gif" border=0>

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  19. Ice Bird

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    Being new to the GOTM, I wonder if this is a normal game as GOTM goes?
    I have played app. AD 1500 and as far as I see it, the first civ to land in Africa or America (or both) wins.

    Fun to play a KING game... haven't played one in years.


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  20. Matrix

    Matrix Chieftain Retired Moderator

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    Thunderfall is right that people who get killed very early by the Celts may start over again. That counts for you too, RJP. However, if you choose not to do this, could you at least tell me what year you died? Hopefully you haven't started over again, because then you can load an autosave to see what year you died (there's your answer, donsig ).

    Ice Bird, welcome to CivFanatics!!

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