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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

    Mar 12, 2008
    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

    Jun 3, 2008
    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

    May 4, 2007
    Welcome back! and congrats on the victory.
  4. srad

    srad Chieftain

    Dec 10, 2007
    Heidelberg, Germany
    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

    Jan 2, 2007
    Marines shipped in Galleons escorted by Battleships. I think that explains it all :lol:

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