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GOTM 85 - Final Spoiler

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Game of the Month' started by neilmeister, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Nicol.Bolas

    Nicol.Bolas Chieftain

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    Thanks for the game.

    I took the challenger save.
    The island was extremely rich anyway, so i decided to go for cultural anyway.
    I basically build most of the wonder and got all religions except for Buddhism.

    I got the cultural win quite late, I guess because i was building too much wonders and not concentrating on what makes the cultural win really possible (getting the cities to 1000/culture a turn, by liberalism and building temples)
     
  2. PsyMar

    PsyMar Chieftain

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    Given that I've only won twice on Noble ever, and never above that, I took Adventurer.

    Wound up with 5 cities, and a 1920 AD cultural victory. I never did get above even 700 culture/turn in any city, but I feel I had room to spare.

    China met me first, which alerted me to the fact Caravels could traverse ocean (I haven't played in over a year and I usually play Pangaea.) I still got the circumnavigation bonus, though.

    I gave out some tech gifts to the other civs once I met them, although I snubbed Washington as he was getting a bit too close in score as i closed in on the victory.

    Even with 100% culture I was still making about 50 GPT by the end of the game, which was pretty awesome.

    I founded every religion but Buddhism, built all 6 of the super-temples for those religions (the ones you build with great prophets, whatever they're called), and I think I had 5 cathedrals -- at least one in each of my culture cities.

    All in all, I learned that I still suck at this game, that I would've had no chance on Noble, but at least it was more fun than the last time I played.

    (If the powers that might be giants are reading this, I had to reload the save twice on the first turn. I did *not* do anything before these reloads; I was merely setting options and the game crashed on me. If I were trying to cheat I would've done a lot better than this!)

    Time of game was 2h23m; indicative of my fast and loose playstyle (e.g. not remembering until about 50 turns after getting hereditary rule that I'd put London on avoid growth until I could gat them happy at bigger sizes.)

    Anyway, I'm glad to be back in the community, and to finally beat a GOTM (albeit on adventurer)!
     
  3. neilmeister

    neilmeister Lentils have feelings too GOTM Staff

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    Welcome back! and congrats on the victory.
     
  4. srad

    srad Chieftain

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    Conquest 1030AD

    75AD Optics
    350AD Astro
    475AD Guilds -> Conquered Mansa and Qin with Knights
    820AD MT -> Conquered Fred and Washington with Cavalry

    Fun game, thanks neilmeister!
     
  5. Defiant47

    Defiant47 Peace Sentinel

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    Marines shipped in Galleons escorted by Battleships. I think that explains it all :lol:
     

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