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Myth01- Training Day- Regent

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Succession Games' started by mythmonster2, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. mythmonster2

    mythmonster2 BEC NOIR! RUN!

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    Well, old thread didn't get enough players, and someone suggested this, so, here I am.

    Level: Regent
    We will play with 48 hours for Got it and 72 hours for update.
    We will go in the order of Me, Experienced Player, lower player, experienced, and one more lower. The lower players are going to be either Warlord or Chieftain players.
    No variant.
    Civ 3 Conquests version 1.22
    Personally am leaning towards Babylon for the civ.
    I hope to get Conquest, but domination will work too.
    Roaming barbarians, 5 billion years old, temperate, normal climate, and 70% continents is what I prefer.
    If I missed anything, tell me.

    Roster
    Mythmonster2 (skipped due to my dad until further notice)
    pol1
    Pinman
    Experienced Player Slot
    ngraner42
    Commando Bob
     
  2. Pinman

    Pinman Demons & Brazil

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    resigning up myth.;)
     
  3. ngraner42

    ngraner42 Ultrarunner

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    I would like to sign up as one of the lower players. I just actually finished my first Civ3 game, with a late 1900's space win on warlord difficulty.
     
  4. darski

    darski Regent in Training

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    I will be lurking for this one. Should be good for all of us who want to move up the ladder.
     
  5. pol1

    pol1 kayaking physicist

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    i would like to join.
    as exp one in that situation.
     
  6. TheOverseer714

    TheOverseer714 Overseer

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    lurker's comment: You have 4 players including yourself. I'd say get some starts rolled, and maybe pick up one or two more players, and get it going. I'd join as a slightly higher than regent, but not good enough to train player, but I am SG-locked. I'm actively playing in 4 now, and I seem to be up in 3 of them now.
     
  7. mythmonster2

    mythmonster2 BEC NOIR! RUN!

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    Pinman, ngraner, and pol, I'm adding you to the roster..... now. Well, actually, what would you guys think of adding another experienced player to the roster?
     
  8. pol1

    pol1 kayaking physicist

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    go ahead, the more discussion the better.
     
  9. Aabraxan

    Aabraxan Mid-level Micromanager

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    lurker's comment: I have to disagree with this a bit.
    I think SGs tend to play a little easier than solo games, because most people play a little more carefully when they know that they're about to post a turnlog on the internet for all the world to see. On top of that, with shorter turnsets, mistakes don't tend to get compounded the way they can in a solo game. Whether you played well or not, someone's going to come along in 10 turns and "check your work." TDGs are about learning and improving. Pick your civ and settings and take the first start rolled, so long as it's not a one-tile marsh island.

    Good luck!
     
  10. TheOverseer714

    TheOverseer714 Overseer

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    lurker's comment: I might agree with Aabraxan if this were an experienced SG crew, any old start would do. I think a good start with a strong civ is important when playing out of comfort zones. Persia isn't the strongest available, but they are close. A good start might mean a win, a bad start might lose it. A first time at anything should not be painful, it should be enjoyable.
     
  11. ngraner42

    ngraner42 Ultrarunner

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    I am fine with either picking a leader or going with a random leader. Unless the first random starting position looks really awful I would go with it. A good part of civ is learning to make due with what the game gives you.
     
  12. Pinman

    Pinman Demons & Brazil

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    w/e everyone else wants is fine with me.
     
  13. mythmonster2

    mythmonster2 BEC NOIR! RUN!

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    Sure, we'll go random start whatever it gives us, unless its a one tile marsh or mountain island.
     
  14. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    lurker's comment: Would join if not for the Please Insert CD bug...
     
  15. Pinman

    Pinman Demons & Brazil

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    Shall we not just start then? Or do we really want an experienced player?

    Pinman
     
  16. ngraner42

    ngraner42 Ultrarunner

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    How about if we kick it off. Another player may join before we get to their turn.
     
  17. CommandoBob

    CommandoBob AbstractArt

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    Regent, eh?

    Never played Regent (skipped from Chieftain to Monarch) but I'll join.

    Victory Conditions
    Conquest is more fun, just because you get to kill everyone.
    Domination is faster, but it can catch you by suprise. That is, you'll be ready to swat someone down to size, only to win on the IBT!
    Going for Space requires a more balanced approach and can involve almost no warfare.
    Getting the UN isn't too hard, but it has been a while since I've done it.
    Culture Victory is ok, but it can be a micro-management headache.

    Happy Citizens
    IIRC, we get three content citizens at Regent, with number four born cranky. Luxuries will be somewhat important, but not do or die as at higher levels.

    Difficulty Level
    I would suggest (and only suggest) that this be played at Monarch or Emperor. Playing above your level is scarey, but playing above your level in an SG is rather easy. I mean, you only play 10 turns at a time, so your exposure is rather limited.

    I found Monarch frightening only at first, then it just became normal.

    But, this is not my game, and I won't be doing the bulk of the playing. I can only suggest.
     
  18. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    Regent is above their level. ;)

    Incorrect on happy citizens. The first 2 are content, citizen #3 says it's too crowded.
     
  19. CommandoBob

    CommandoBob AbstractArt

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    Then luxuries will be important. Two content citizens is not many. But it does mean fewer units serving as Military Police to keep the rabble in line.
     
  20. stainless_steel

    stainless_steel Chieftain

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    Hello,

    I would like to join a Succession game, but am new to the forum.

    I started playing Civ 3 in 2005, when I purchased Civ3Complete. Prior to that I played Civ2 on an off. With Civ3, I had several wins on Regent (diplo & space race) and one win on Monarch (diplo).

    I didn't play Civ3 for a while and started playing again in Nov 2007. I would like to advance to a higher difficulty level, but have tried to play on Emperor and have a hard time! Also I would like improve my military skills in the game, I find I'm relcutant to go to war (I alway go for the peaceful victory conditions).

    If this Succession game is going to be played on Emperor, I would like to join. Is it to late?
     

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