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News: BOTM 13 Results and Congratulations

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Game of the Month' started by AlanH, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. AlanH

    AlanH Mac addict, php monkey Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter GOTM Staff

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    Here are the results for BOTM 13.

    Well done, everyone.

    Summary of Medal Winners:

    Gosha190: 1460 AD Domination Victory, 326,820 points.

    hellwitch: 1515 AD Domination Victory, 245,359 points.

    jesusin: 1270 AD Domination Victory, 198,471 points.


    Fastest Finish Award Winners:

    SuperHead: 1040 AD Conquest Victory, 151,571 points.

    Jeffa: 1708 AD Spaceship Victory, 137,171 points.

    Frederiksberg: 950 AD Domination Victory, 76,273 points.

    ProRock: 1480 AD Cultural Victory, 69,513 points.


    Other Award Winners:

    Welnic: 1942 AD Domination Victory, 36,862 points.

    GreatDeceiver: 1991 AD Conquest Victory, 11,957 points.

    Homunculus: 1977 AD Cultural Victory, 3,727 points.

    Beeblebrox: 1992 AD Cultural Loss, 2,516 points.

    Pazarius: 890 AD Conquest Loss, 354 points.


    >> See the full results here.
    >> See the updated global rankings here.
    >> See the latest Pantheon of Heroes here.
    >> Award symbols are listed here.
     
  2. Gosha190

    Gosha190 King

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    Congrats to all winners and especially to me - it's my first gold in BOTM!

    Congrats to all awarded players! Good times! :goodjob:

    Thanx to the staff for nice cristmas game!
     
  3. KingMorgan

    KingMorgan Deity

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    Good work fellas, nice orginal map.
     
  4. Niklas

    Niklas Fully Functional GOTM Staff

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    They say 4th place is 1st loser - but with my highly suboptimal and sloppy game, I couldn't be happier! :D

    Congratulations to the *real* winners though. ;) :goodjob:
     
  5. Frederiksberg

    Frederiksberg Deity

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    Congrats to all survivors. Nice :hammer: of the AI :D

    Special thanks to Gosha (and probably many others) for avoiding fast domination :lol:.
     
  6. jesusin

    jesusin Ant GOTM Staff

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    Congratulations to the winners!!!
    Nice challenge of a map!!!

    Great fun, I learnt a lot too :)

    Now, I am behind Jeffa and Gosha190 in the heptathon race :sad:
     
  7. Harok

    Harok Vagabond

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    Congrats to all the winners and thanks to the staff for a fun game set up, I ran out of time but had a blast with how far I did get.:goodjob:
     
  8. DynamicSpirit

    DynamicSpirit Fear him of the pink tie Moderator GOTM Staff

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    Yep, congrats from me too! I was very pleased with how many people did manage to win what I thought would be a difficult game. And very pleased that we got a spaceship win - thanks Jeffa :) as well as a couple of culture wins - to balance all the people going for military strategies.
     
  9. Htadus

    Htadus A and L's dad

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    Congratulations to all who played and submitted and Thank you to the Scienario Designer for forcing someone like me to get out of my box and adapt.

    Hay Gosh190, congratulations. You got at least one of your goals or not. :D :lol:

    Super job ProRock and Jeffa
     
  10. Homunculus

    Homunculus Chieftain

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    Woohoo :D


    Not quite the award anyone's playing for, I'm sure, but I'm glad I didn't quit in frustration :D



    And a big congrats to the winners (and damn, how DO you do that :) )

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    I also officially hate losers now :p (since they do submit, and, "[Adventurer: ] To qualify for this class, you must not have finished in the top half of the field in any Civ4 GOTM. ")
     
  11. kcd_swede

    kcd_swede Jag är Viking!½ GOTM Staff

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    Congrats everyone who endured this game, especially those who managed to win it!

    At least the green ambulance was within reach for me... if the Dutch pulled off their culture win about 5 turns earlier, it was mine. :cry::lol:

    It was actually a very exciting race: conquest or culture defeat. Aerial bombarment of every improvement, city sizes rapidly starving to size 1 for every city, and a stack of Paras/Marines/Tanks running rampant on my continent. Its amazing how fast a score can drop!
     
  12. DynamicSpirit

    DynamicSpirit Fear him of the pink tie Moderator GOTM Staff

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    Here's where everyone settled.



    Interesting that most wins came from moving the settler to the hill, or to the forest 1S. I'm not sure how much that's because of any inherent advantage of those positions and how much it's because of stronger players tending to move there anyway.

    The Small Print:
    The numbers by each player's name indicate the turn settled on (starting turn is 0). Players are colour coded by game class (challenger=red, adventurer=blue). Symbols indicate victory condition, if there's no symbol then the player either retired or was defeated. The yellow border indicates the land that was visible at the start of the game.
     
  13. KingMorgan

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    I moved to the hil because of extra defense for always war.

    If i'd have known it was an one civ island............
     
  14. beestar

    beestar subdeity

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    Thanks to the staff for an interesting (if sometimes frustrating!) variation.

    I still don't have the monomaniacal focus needed to win really fast, but it was challenging and a lot of fun.

    Cheers!
     
  15. bestje

    bestje Big Game Hunter

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    I just wish i had settled to get both gems, and had found the second island in the middle. so many regrets.....

    but I enjoyed playing the game and the fact that all the AIs at once couldn't (quite) manage to kill me

    So thanks once again to the XOTM team!
     
  16. kcd_swede

    kcd_swede Jag är Viking!½ GOTM Staff

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    Same for me on both counts. I am actually suprised that so many winners took the same spot. (And I don't feel so stupid for it anymore:lol:) The whole game I felt like I was diasadvantaged by that selection. Mostly because the Cap was the only city on first landmass with any type of hammer production, but couldn't build sea units. It was a very good city, but all the other ones were very slow. I obviously need more practise with the whip.:sad: Maybe I should have overlapped more to borrow some hills, too.

    Since I usually play above this level, it never even occured to me to do an archer rush. With this map set-up, axe-rush was obsolete by the time it was available, and sword rush was all that was left me. Much too late for this game.

    Very good job by all those who won this one.:goodjob:
     
  17. DynamicSpirit

    DynamicSpirit Fear him of the pink tie Moderator GOTM Staff

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    You can get a high production coastal city by the hills and floodplains in the SW - that shouldn't overlap much with your capital on the central hill. Did you not put a city there?
     
  18. kcd_swede

    kcd_swede Jag är Viking!½ GOTM Staff

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    Oh, yeah... my second city was due south on the coast and it performed pretty well. Then I spent some time making settlements to acquire resources (horses and iron) after which my mainland expeditionary adventures delayed further settling of the homeland. I did not really develop the island more than that until I was rejected from the mainland... at which time the outcome was no longer in doubt.

    Basically, I made a lot of early strategic choices that were inappropriate for map and game settings, and wasn't a skilled enough player to overcome those.

    I would like the receipt so that I can return your crappy Christmas present for a full refund. :p
     
  19. Jeffa

    Jeffa Chieftain

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    Congrats to all winners, especially Gosha190 and ProRock!
     
  20. MacBalt

    MacBalt Learnéd Fool

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    Fantastic map. Kudos to DS, all the winners, and all who played. It is going to be hard to top this one DS, but I can't wait to see you try... ;)
     

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