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News: GOTM123 Pre-Game Discussion; Saves Available!

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Game of the Month' started by civ_steve, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. civ_steve

    civ_steve Deity Retired Moderator GOTM Staff

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    GOTM 123 Pre-Game Discussion!



    Please Note: This is the Civ3 PTW Game of the Month. It MUST be played using version 1.27f of Civ3 PTW, the last version. If you installed Civ3 Complete, the default game executable is Civ3 Conquests, but you do have access to the Civ3 PTW executable. You may have to navigate into the Civ3PTW directory to start it.



    Next game is out! It's the Aztecs! Downsized the map to Standard, and up'd the difficulty to Deity! 7 AI on an archipelago map - you'll probably need some oars. :) Good Luck!

    The saves are available >>here<< December 9th. You will have 1 1/2 months to play and submit; that's roughly January 23rd.


    Civilization: Aztecs
    Rivals: 7 preset
    Barbarians: Roaming
    Difficulty: Deity
    Land Form: Archipelago, 70% ocean, Standard map.
    Geology: 3 billion years old, Warm, Wet






    Conquest-Class Bonuses:
    1. Free Pottery and Alphabet
    2. Extra 100 Gold
    3. 2 Extra Spears

    Open-Class Bonuses:
    1. OK, Free Pottery


    Predator-Class Challenges:
    1. AI get +1 Unit Supper per City
    2. Standard Techs
    3. Galleys cost 40 Shields for you and the AI

    A reminder: do not post any game information to this thread after you have downloaded the save file. Absolutely no spoiler information for this or any GOTM is to be posted in this thread!
     
  2. megistatos

    megistatos Warlord of Mars

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    There's something W-NW. I think it's another incense although it could be wheat. The only reason to move would be for a couple more hills. It's a 3 billion year old map so there should be plenty out there.

    I want to go for a 100k victory but I'm not sure I'm up to it on deity. I'd settle at rcp 4 and 8 and then fill in at 2 and 6. I'm wondering how much conquest would be needed to get the space for it. Getting double the culture of the deity AI could be a challenge. Would a good strategy be to play like a domination game, get close to the limit and then go for ICS and possibly pop-rushing?

    Maybe I'll go for the military win instead.
     
  3. Lanzelot

    Lanzelot Moderator Moderator

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    Doesn't it look like the hind-legs of another cow?!
    BTW: do you think there'll be enough space for RCP 4 & 8 on Archipelago...? :mischief: I think I'll go for 3 and then check whether 7 is possible, otherwise 6. The cheap harbors for being militaristic should be quite useful here.
     
  4. megistatos

    megistatos Warlord of Mars

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    We need a third opinion here!

    Hmm good point about space. I was thinking 4 and 8 with a view to filling in for more culture but you're right, that's definitely not for an archipelago map.
     
  5. Più Freddo

    Più Freddo From space, earth is blue

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    Moving SW would let you put a city on the Incense tile at RCP3 for increased commerce and food production. But the Cattle tile would be out of reach for eleven turns in the capital and you'd start one turn late. Working the Wheat for six turns leaves four of the non-Cattle turns on low food as additional cost.
     
  6. Lanzelot

    Lanzelot Moderator Moderator

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    Very strange: today on my very good 24" TFT I see nothing on that tile, even after enlarging the jpg with mspaint?! :confused: On my old laptop yesterday evening it definitely looked exactly like the cow legs that are visible on the tile 1E.
    civ_steve, did you replace the image?! Or does Firefox display jpegs better than IE?!?
     
  7. Glasnost

    Glasnost Prince

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    Looks definately cow to me when zooming in.
     

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  8. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    Just by using the Windows Magnifier, it looks like the hind legs of a cow.
     
  9. templar_x

    templar_x usually walks his talks

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    could we please open spoilers for this game? i really might be able to finish a XOTM once again. :) Deity was too tempting to let it pass...
    t_x
     
  10. Lanzelot

    Lanzelot Moderator Moderator

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    Can we get another 2-3 days let's say until the weekend? Then I'd be able to submit, too...
    (It was a really fun game to play. Would be a shame to let the effort go waste just a couple of meters from the finish line.)
     
  11. AlanH

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

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  12. Lanzelot

    Lanzelot Moderator Moderator

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  13. templar_x

    templar_x usually walks his talks

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    and, did you make it, or did you merely delay it? ;)
    t_x
     
  14. Lanzelot

    Lanzelot Moderator Moderator

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    Submitted last night at 1:50am...
    (Of course it'll delay the triell a bit... :p)
     
  15. Memento

    Memento The World is mine

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    define "a bit"
     
  16. barbslinger

    barbslinger Gun blast'n shot drinker

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    Let's give it a whirl!
     
  17. templar_x

    templar_x usually walks his talks

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    or even better, let´s give the rack a turn! ;)
    t_x
     
  18. tR1cKy

    tR1cKy taking over the world

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    No results yet?
     
  19. Più Freddo

    Più Freddo From space, earth is blue

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    No current game, no results. Nothing.
     

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