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Discussion in 'Civ4 - Demo Game IV: Citizens' started by Cyc, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    Ok, people,

    As your Regent, and with the absence of the King, I have the authority to put this game back in gear and get it rolling again. We need to get a couple of things done in order to accomplish this.

    First, our gameplay situation need definition. We are at war with Babylon and are now looking for input on battle tactics. Have an idea, want to agree with an existing idea, tell us in the "War" thread. Have an opinion on research, post in the Research thread. Both are in the Gameplay sub-forum.

    I have not heard back from DaveShack about getting in touch with the HOF people, but I jus happen to know of one I can contac personally. I will do this today. We have chosen to upgrade our DG to the new version, but we haven't done so yet, so it's still possible for us to play in the older version and keep the citizens who have "patched up" informed withe the proper notes, battle logs and screenies. Does this plan sound reasonable to everyone, at least until we get the save fixed/upgraded?

    First, let's shift over to gameplay and decide on the T/C Instructions. hat's step one. Once we know where we're going, we can head in that direction.

    Post comments and suggestions below.
     
  2. vra379971

    vra379971 Deity

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    Just a note on the Estates General - I will have the issues with it sorted out today.
     
  3. Lord Civius

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    I've noticed that new players are having a hard time understanding and navigating the D-Game. I propose an updated "citizen registry" and "New Players Start Here" threads. I also suggest a few sub-forums to make the game atleast seem a little more organized. "Gameplay" could be broken down into 2 sub-forums, One for the turnchats and instructions (PF), one for overall discussions that includes the citizenry. "Citizens" can be broken down into 2 or maybe 3 sub-forums, Government/Factions, RP and possibly one for the landownership/new RPG economy. I know it isn't good to have too many sub-forums but a few to help organize would be helpful to both new and veteran citizens.
     
  4. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    Thank you vra.

    Lord Civius, the extra sub-forums that you speak of all sound like excellent ideas, and I agree. But we have not heard from a Moderator in a long time. I could not even get DaveShack to reply to my PM. I seriously doubt Thunderfall would listen to me if I just PMd him about new sub-forums.
     
  5. Cyc

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    Ok, I was just going through the "Laws, Rules, and Regulations sub-forum. I'm thinking if we took all the relevant and currently meaningful threads out of that sub-forum and put them in the main - CIV 4 DemoGame III forum, as their new home, we could rename that sub-forum the "RPG" sub-forum.

    In the "RPG" sub-forum would go all of the RPG stuff, of course. :)

    The Land Grant Program, The RPG structural rules, The Monetary system, and of course all the RPG posts.
    This would clear a lot of room in the Citizen's sub-forum for stuff like the factions, the Estates General, new citizen issues, and more.

    I don't think we need an entire sub-forum for rules anymore. Let's let the forum structure evolve.

    Comments?
     
  6. Lord Civius

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    That sounds like an excellent idea. We still need a mod but the task will be alot lighter.
     
  7. 1889

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    Yes Cyc I like that Idea a lot, please no more sub-forums.

    Also, Lord Civius, I'm pretty new to the game (4 weeks I think) and thought the new player threads were very helpful, so when you say start new threads I hope you just mean update those threads rather than start new ones.
     
  8. Joe Harker

    Joe Harker 1st in the Premiership!

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    That new forum structure sounds great Cyc :goodjob: Just got to find a mod :hide:
     
  9. Lord Civius

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    That was my thought just to update them with some links and. Seems some potential new players are posting asking what the game is and how to join but are never heard from again. Also asking a new player for his faction on sign-up is a little premature. Name and interests in the Dgame is enough.

    username-
    Interests- RP, Gameplay or both
    EDIT- Possibly if they have CIV BTS and what patch(s)?
     
  10. dutchfire

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    We're not actually at war with Babylon yet, are we? We're just planning to declare on them.

    I meant to take a look at the save yesterday, to give some thoughts, but alas I had a hangover and was feeling a bit sick.
     
  11. Cyc

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    :blush: Yer right, dutchfire. I should have said we're on the threshold of war wih Babylon. My mistake. I mmeant to look at the save yesterday also, but then I remembered I don't own CIV.

    And you might try drinking a different beer for a while. It's important to find the beer that fits you.
     
  12. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    I also PMd Marsden, who is a HOF Mod about helping us with the save. I know him through a different game. He replied saying that he is only CIV III, but would contact others in the HOF about helping us.
     
  13. Cyc

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    We have decided to play this next Turn Session without an upgrade. Still not hearing from any of the HOF people, we needed to make this decision and get the game moving.

    Here are the details for this coming Turn Session, so far:

    Saturday 9th of August 2008 - Noon (12.00) GMT - 2 PM (14.00) Central European Time
    Player: dutchfire


    That's noon GMT on the 9th. Less than 4 days from now. If I remember my time zones correctly, that will be 4am in California and 7am in Florida. I'll look into this more. But we are set to go this weekend. Be prepared.

    Your Regent,
    Cyc
     
  14. 1889

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    Right on Dutch! I think thats more like 6 AM here on the left coast. I suppose Dutch will set up an MSN chat for us?
     
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    We usually do it on IRC, you can use mIRC a free program, or you can use a javascript applet on this site ("Chat" button in your my account bar, direct link). Select the #turnchat channel, enter your name and connect :)
     
  16. Cyc

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    Ok, I've contacted Thunderfall about the sub-forum change and he has agreed. Moderator Rik Meleet will be helping us by doing the actual work. What we need is a list of threads that will be taken out of the "Rules and Regs" sub-forum and put into the main CIV4 DG forum, before everything in the "Rules and Regs" sub-forum is deleted. Once everything has been moved or deleted from the "Rules and Regs" sub-forum, it will be renamed "CIV4 Demo Game RPG".

    After that's done, we will move any RPG threads from the "Citizens" sub-forum to the new "RPG" sub-forum.

    So, would anyone care to help put together a list of threads that will be moved? I will start one below. Thanks in advance. Oh and thank Thunderfall and Rik Meleet, also. ;)
     
  17. Cyc

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    Threads from "Rules and Regs" to main CIV4 DG Forum -
    Core Rules
    Gameworld settings- tally ?
    proposed guidelines for instructions for turnsets ?

    Any others? How about the ones with question marks? yea or nay?


    Threads from "Citizens" sub-forum to "RPG" subforum -
    The Fall of a Warlord...
    Anderson Plantation
    The Bureau of Land Grants
    Rebirth dorato
    Diamondeye's Land Grant
    Dayton's Diaries
    The Battle of Madrid
    Revival of the Warlords
    Assassins, Agents, Defection! Oh My!
    fed1943's Land Grant
    The Poverty's Pub Guild --> Citizen's guild or RPG?
    DaveShack's Land Grant
    Hail Caesar!
    Yassan Province - Lord Civius' LG
    The Long and Winding Road
    dutchfire's Land Grant
    The Coming Storm
    History of Vandal Warlord's Land Grant
    Joe Harker's Land Grant
    Abdication of King Seidrik and Coronation of King dutchfire!
    Immigration to Warlord City (RP)
    Edorai RP
    Blastoid-Gaiyut Expedition (Scouts)

    Which threads should be deleted? Any? Should the LGs go becuase of the new Land Grant System?
     
  18. Lord Civius

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    I'm fine with these choices Cyc. This should help to organize the game a little better. Great work so far :goodjob: .
     
  19. Vandal Warlord

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  20. Cyc

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    Our next Turn Session has been scheduled. It will be played by Vandal Warlord on Thursday at 1400 EDT. That's probably around 1900 GMT (someone please verify that).

    Please post Instructions in the TC Instruction thread.
     

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