- Nov 30, 2004
No I dont think it goes to Standard/Large argument, or kicking your butt; it took a week to get up to play the last 20 turns or so. I tried the gauntlet at first and since it wasnt feasible to use rainforest at normal, I thought I would try marathon and your game gave a good goal. I didnt count on getting so burned out with moving workers and dealing with repositioning cities and the whole thing slowing down. So I cranked up culture to 50% once I hit 600k and just slid by you.I'm glad to get some sort of comparison, but keep in mind, I had never played a score game. Never used corporations, Never rushed to get Sushi early, didn't use slavery much if at all, I still don't understand the big deal with Cristo Redentor, etc. I was not very good at the many tactics used on this game. So if you're goal was to show that Huge is better than Standard size maps, you would need to play standard yourself. I'm betting you'd get 800K - 1 million on standard or large. However, if you goal was just to kick my butt, then Congrats! nice work!
Most of the AIs had just adopted Emancipation so that to keep a city happy I needed 57 happiness sources. Switching out of caste cost many thousands of gold and brought the economy to a halt, and switching back I had to switch citizens to merchants in every city, and still I didnt follow through on that. Im too lazy or burned out on the score thing to actually do it anymore but who knows that may change.