My Last Civ 4 Game: Mr. Nice Guy

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  1. robvollman

    robvollman Warlord

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    ... and we're back!

    Sorry it took so long to post my update. For those that don't recall, we're trying to claw our way into first before time expires. Currently our plan is:

    1. Spread our cereal company ("Uranium Flakes")
    2. ???
    3. Profit!

    I also worked hard to beef up my army - lots of Artillery and Ironclads. Why Ironclads? Well I don't have any oil. There's some off-shore oil nearby, but I need Plastics. I've been researching the most advanced technologies possible and trying to trade for the others, but Plastics are still outside my reach.

    Survivor Man (or whatever he's called - kudos to the designers for including history's most obscure figures) declared war on the Americans in 1928.

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    That gives us two wars: America vs Khmer and Sumeria/Celts vs Mali and his moustache. I think that second war started when we told him Movember was over and it was time to lose the 'stache. Only the huggable one Mehmed II is at peace.

    Needless to say, it didn't take long for both of them to ask - nay, demand! - that I cancel my deals with the other. I'm allowed to refuse demands, so I did.

    Spoiler :


    The Angry Video Game Nerd's father demanded I end my deals. Apparently the polio jokes are ok, but not trading beef to his neighbour - that stuff's gotta stop!!



    Well, apparently he's going to have to tolerate an intolerable situation a little longer.


    The Americans certainly got the upper hand in the war, taking 1-2 cities off the Khmer already, and eventually taking over the lead from the Sumerians. Mehmed is obviously just going for the Space Race win, while Mali and Khmer are essentially out of the running.

    Speaking of the Space Race, in 1932 Gilgamesh joined our huggable buddy Mehmed - giving the Sumerians two avenues of victory.

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    Shocker - my counterintelligence agency actually caught a spy, not just once - but twice! Probably those extra intelligence agencies I built - they work much better than the stupidity agencies I had before.

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    In 1944...



    And in 1946



    Who is Pliny anyway? I don't remember dating a girl named Pliny but apparently she knows me pretty well.

    Spoiler :


    Not only did I spread Uranium Flakes to all my cities, but in 1964 I also managed to found Aluminum Co before anyone else! Now you can get your Uranium Flakes by the can!

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    New Plan
    1. Spread Uranium Co. to all my cities
    2. ???
    3. Profit!


    Ok now it's 1970. I got pretty close to first place, but have slipped into third thanks to the Americans big success against the Khmer. 75 Turns left! Here are the power graphs.

    Spoiler :

    I'm 2nd in money, but boy that Gilgamesh is rich!



    As you can see, the score is a close 3-horse race. Speaking of horses, Chuck Norris can lead a horse to water AND make him drink.



    Thanks to Uranium Flakes, I'm first in crop yield by a long shot. Also, we've started to grow tails, and our knees have turned to magnets.



    My investment in power has at least gotten us out of the basement. I remember when I moved out of the basement, and got my own place. I could finally have girls over! You know, theoretically.



    The Mali fought their way ahead of my in Culture. Mansa Musa's moustache has started a religion, it's spreading faster than Hinduism. Then again - what isn't?



    I'm actually third in espionage now, if you can believe it! Of course, it seems like espionage is inversely proportional to an empire's success.



    Finally, Demographics.



    That's it for today. I'm trying to finish this game over the holidays because I expect to get Civ 5 for Christmas, and you know what that means! No more Civ 4 (and no girls)!
     
  2. Yoshiegg737

    Yoshiegg737 Jungo Jungo

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    Can I have my Uranium Flakes without the can? :D
     
  3. nishant1911

    nishant1911 *hugs*

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    no!!
    you will get irradiated and OP hasn't even researched ecology yet!
    you will be in danger of dying a horrifying death:eek:
     
  4. Mosher

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    Moar! :(
     
  5. robvollman

    robvollman Warlord

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    Patience is not only the name of a great city, it is also a virtue ...
     
  6. Mosher

    Mosher Mushroom dad

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    I can't believe my ears! D: A fellow warmonger is denouncing impatience!



    EVERYTHING I KNOW IS A LIE
     
  7. Jarlaxe Baenre

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    Your ears? You have... odd senses. But anyways, he doesn't seem to be a 'fellow warmonger' in this story.
     
  8. whataboutit

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    That doesn't change him being a warmonger, does it.
     
  9. Muffinman114

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    Wow! This is an awesome story! I wanna hear the end!!! 
     
  10. AFS

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    Did you died? Or are you already playing Civ V? :)
     
  11. ottargn

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    This thread for the win!
     
  12. MikNuggetz

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    This is a very entertaining story, and my friend, you have a very good sense of humor, you had me laughing a lot throughout the course of the story, can't wait for the conclusion!
     
  13. robvollman

    robvollman Warlord

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    Sorry everyone, I've been playing Civ V ever since Christmas. :blush:

    Ok let me find my save game and finish this ...

    P.S. Civ 5 is AWESOME :goodjob:
     
  14. Yoshiegg737

    Yoshiegg737 Jungo Jungo

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    You have gone to the dark side!!!

    But atleast your gonna finally finish this :D
     
  15. Mosher

    Mosher Mushroom dad

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    I wanna play CiV :(
     
  16. robvollman

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    I'm pretty sure those quotes aren't from this month.

    But hey, I notice my fans really love quoting Gandhi. To tide you over until I update, here are my thoughts on the man:

    http://vollman.blogspot.com/2009/02/gandhi.html

    But check out what some jerk said about him on Mental Floss.

    http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/9870a

    The nerve of some people!
     
  17. Yoshiegg737

    Yoshiegg737 Jungo Jungo

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    The mental floss link gave me a virus that my Kaspersky had to fight off:eek:
     
  18. Mosher

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    Civ'ed I ain't gotta explain a thing

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    :eek: An A.Hitler quote! how dareth thee! Suggest you replace it with German Dictator a to not offend the Germans of this board!
    (and the communists! :mad: And the Jews!)
     
  20. Mosher

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    I'm sorry, did I offend you, Civ'ed?

    I'm a socialist, if that makes you feel better.
     

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