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Keeping statistics

Discussion in 'Civ2 - General Discussions' started by addiv, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. addiv

    addiv Hero of our time

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    Does anyone else keep statistics about his/her empire during the game? I do it once in a while, and it's quite interesting to see the progress of your empire in it, and if you've played a couple of games you can compare the statistics, see if you've improved, see what went wrong etc., and thus improve your overall strategy. And it's just fun to have a database of some games you've played, so that your most legendary games won't go down in oblivion. :D

    Here's an example of statistics I kept of a game of mine. I think I finished it before 1950, that's why there are no more stats for that year. The upper set of stats can all be observed as they are in the game at that year, the lower set of stats are some playful calculation with the other stats, some of them more valid than others. If you want to know what calculations I used for them, I'll tell you. ;)



    So, if anyone else keeps statistics, it would be great to see how, which ones, how often, etc. I'm always looking to add more stats about my game to the sheets (although it shouldn't be too much work to get the stats, I'm not going to count how many cities are next to the sea for example).
    BTW, the above stats are from a game I played about 2 years ago, on Deity, barbs only from huts, wet, cool, 3 billion years, 7 opponents.
    BTW 2, the program I used for the stats is Excel, I know just about enough about it to be able to calculate stats and such. :)
     
  2. la fayette

    la fayette King

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    I have kept statistics over 40 years in RL :crazyeye:

    Very happy to be allowed to play civ2 without any statistics or helper programs :D

    But please: do as you like :eek:
     
  3. Achinz

    Achinz Hermit of Huangshan

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    I just keep logs for long term reference, a habit reinforced when I played OCC comparison games (where it was a requirement).

    I did keep a spreadsheet of some games played to test and confirm some of the theories and strategic insights now enshrined in the Apolyton Civ2 Great Library eg on trade payoffs.
     
  4. mardukes

    mardukes Warlord

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    I was reading "DaVinci Code" whose author prefaced the book by claiming complete accuracy of his symbology. Then I came across "325 AD" and had to ask myself, how can a professional make such a claim and then execute such a mundane blunder? I guess it's because there just aren't enough properly educated people out there that are aware that it should be "AD 325".
     
  5. ElephantU

    ElephantU Deity

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    Shows you how much of a "professional" the author of "DaVinci Code" is... The whole plot is a rehash of previous speculative books like "Holy Blood, Holy Grail".

    Guess there aren't enough true Latin experts like you, Mardukes.
     
  6. rponton

    rponton Warlord

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    Of course only a christian would use "AD" or "BC" anyways. I would read that "CE 325"
     
  7. addiv

    addiv Hero of our time

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    English is not my native language, so that's why I didn't know that. In Dutch it is the other way around. Besides, I don't really pay attention to details like that when I'm making a matrix for personal use.
     
  8. funxus

    funxus Orange Cycloptic Blob

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    The example in my dictionary for AD and BC is:
    "the year 40 BC (resp. AD)"
     
  9. bellisaurius

    bellisaurius Chieftain

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    In the actual latin (not counting the fact the number's in arabic), why would it matter whether the number came first or last since placement isn't as important to meaning as it is in english?
     
  10. Archer 007

    Archer 007 Rebirth

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    Was the writer an American?
    Most Americans write AD after the year (even though it is wrong)
     
  11. Archer 007

    Archer 007 Rebirth

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    Stat are a nice idea.
     
  12. Specialist290

    Specialist290 Terracotta Statue Man

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    I don't really keep stats per se, but I do have a little database listing all my cities that I update every time I build/capture a new city. I usually start keeping it around the time my civ starts to get really large (i.e. around 20 cities or more), and I organize them by a system of continents and "provinces." I have a list for a game I'm working on now, and as soon as I find a floppy to get it from that comp to this one, I might post it.

    BTW addiv, in the sections (such as income) where it says (5.0.5), I'm assuming the format is (taxes/luxuries/science). Would that be correct? And for power, rep, and gov't., what do each of the numbers stand for? I have a good idea, but I want to make sure...
     
  13. Archer 007

    Archer 007 Rebirth

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    The use of AD/BC isnt a religious thing. :p
     
  14. addiv

    addiv Hero of our time

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    That would be cool! :goodjob:
    Yes, 5.0.5 means tax/lux/sci, just like in Civ in the box on the right.
    With power 0 means unknown, and 1-7 are Pathetic to Supreme. Reputation 1-7 are Atrocious to Spotless. Gov't 0 means anarchy, 1 despotism, 2 monarchy, 3 communism, 4 fundamentalism, 5 republic, 6 democracy. More or less sorted to how good a production (of shields, food and trade) they can give.
     
  15. jadelicia

    jadelicia Queen

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    I like to keep a small amount of stats. They only goes as far as listing the ratings I'm given that come up every now and again (Most Powerful, or Weatlhiest, etc...). I also keep track of what my cities have built last, but that's about it....maybe I'll be a little more diligent with my newer games...it sounds good. I wonder, is there anyone who actually doesn't write stuff down while playing? I forget stuff if I don't.
     
  16. jadelicia

    jadelicia Queen

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    Sorry, just to add on, is there any way you can find out when a city was founded?
     
  17. funxus

    funxus Orange Cycloptic Blob

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    I think you can get in what order the city was founded, but not the exact year.
     

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