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News: BOTM 200 - Zeus, Immortal - Starts 18th Sept

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Game of the Month' started by Noble Zarkon, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Pangaea

    Pangaea Rock N Roller

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    Sounded chaotic and a rather epic game (and writeup!), but doesn't sound like a bug. Just weirdness with all the defensive pacts and whatnot.

    So our teammate is in the south, stuck in jungle. Apart from that it looks like an excellent city, so BOTM 201 will be a good one too I suppose.

    No Pacifism goodiness then, without any religions. Nor OR. Ah well. No biggie.
     
  2. LowtherCastle

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    Me neither
     
  3. MarleysGh0st

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    Indeed. I'll try the Contender save, for my official attempt, but then I'll probably play the other two saves for fun. Between BOTM 200 and 201, we'll have the chance to experience playing six out the ten civilizations in this game!
     
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    You might get to play 6 different leaders, but only 3 different civilizations. ;)
     
  5. MarleysGh0st

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    Well, okay.

    I actually hadn't noticed the extra images that had been added to the OP. That actually adds some important data for our strategic decisions. IW is going to be mighty important, in order for our teammate Poiseidon to start exploiting those gems and pigs!
     
  6. Folket

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    The ice start now looks even worse.
     
  7. Fine_Distinction

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    come on, Genghis start was not bad, there was even horse - but that True Mongol scout appearing turn 4 and frigates couple turn later were ..
     
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    Thanks for updating the pics, Noble Zarkon.
    It's good to know who we are teamed with, leader traits + surroundings, it will influence the tech path.
    I wonder if everyone plays in a team, also AI + AI? If not, we should have a huge tech lead very soon.
    If I oracle CoL or bulb Philo, there will be no religion neither another reward?
     
  9. Noble Zarkon

    Noble Zarkon Elite Quattromaster - Emperor (BTS) Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter GOTM Staff

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    As was noted in the discussion research costs are doubled for teams.

    Correct, religious techs have even less value in this scenario.
     
  10. WastinTime

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    Right, and there might be some monkey business with GPP, I'm not sure if great people are double points tho.
     
  11. WastinTime

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    Challenge accepted! I'll try to achieve religious victory since it sounds 'impossible'. I understand that it will likely require paratroopers. If there is no access to the underworld, even with Astronomy, then religions won't spread.
    And even if you can get there with Astro, a holy city needs to be connected to the coast.
    And I'm aware that the AP is pre-built. Obviously in the underworld. So I will have to extract the AP religion from there.

    Conquest VC also seems extremely difficult, so that's my backup plan.
     
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    Putting Industrious on Cronos and not the Altas start is just mean :spank:
     
  13. Fine_Distinction

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    I kinda like the ice start ... for the purity of it. Not that many agonizing decisions early on, pretty clear what tiles to work and what to do - run!
     
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  14. Noble Zarkon

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    I’m guessing the underworld is minor civs. Who knows how that works with AP.
     
  16. Noble Zarkon

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    I wonder the same but you won't find out from this game, I know I said I wouldn't reveal anything else but it will be obvious when you open the game so might as well.
     
  17. ZPV

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    It starts as 100GPP as per normal, but it adds 50 for every GP your teammate pops, as well as the usual +100 for each GP you pop.
     
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  18. Pangaea

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    Thanks, that is good to know. Time sure flies. Not started on either this or 199, but wanted to play them both. Good thing we have slightly more time for this one.

    Do anybody know how it works with resources in a team setting like this? For example, once both the gems are hooked up for Poseidon, do we have access to them as well?
     
  19. Pangaea

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    Looking at one of the screenshots again, that archer is not kidding around.
    Spoiler :
    Says "Level 1" too, so I guess at 2XP he can get another one? Hope we don't have to use him a lot, but then I'm not sure how brutal these super-charged barbs will be (or if they have extra techs).

    botm200archer.jpg
     
  20. Noble Zarkon

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    Well spotted!

     

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