Keep Playing or Start over?

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by Whythat, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. The Professor

    The Professor Emperor

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    Doug: I've seen some of your recent threads on 20K victories, and they are impressive. However, 20K is not my favorite V.C; it's something I go for occasionally, just for variety, and in those circumstances, I'd rather get a pretty decent coastal start with a river, some hills, and a food bonus, than slug it out with a poor start.
     
  2. Spoonwood

    Spoonwood Grand Philosopher

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    Sorry TheProfessor... I didn't realize you had talked about preference instead of importance. I read too quickly. I usually find better starts funner myself... though sometimes not.
     
  3. Rodrig0

    Rodrig0 Monarch

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    I don't play with a VC in mind. I usually just play along, do war, expand, and try to have the largest and most productive empire with lots of happy people. Being rich and powerful, I want to expand, or sometimes I go to war just because I have the military to do so, or because I don't want to pay those 80gpt for a luxury I can conquer with 1/10 of my military. And playing by these lines, I usually win by Domination in the mid Industrial Age.
    But I also like 20K victories, maybe because I like wonders (who doesn't?) and some times my start location is perfect for building. But those are the most frustrating, since some times you just can't stop the cascade and miss some of your favorite wonders. And here, there's nothing you can do to get it back. In conquest you destroy, in domination you conquer... you control the speed at which you achieve victory. But when you miss a wonder, it is gone forever. Even if you capture the city that built Shakespeare's, you have the wonder but not the culture, and your 20k city won't have those 8 culture points per turn.
     
  4. Whythat

    Whythat Chieftain

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    And I just missed Shakespeare. 2 turns from completion. My frustration is huge. I wanted my first 20K victory. :( I think I'll cheat go back a number of turns and kick off my golden age as the French with my first Musketeer victory vs the Americans.

    (I've thrown out the 7 city limit and am up to 12 ish and growing................)
     

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