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Discussion in 'Civ3 - Game of the Month' started by civ_steve, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. civ_steve

    civ_steve Deity Retired Moderator GOTM Staff

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    GOTM 64 - England!



    This is coming out a bit late. My harddrive decided to take a vacation (possibly permanent :( ), so I'm working with a new computer and starting from scratch. But at least this gave me the opportunity to upgrade! :D So chances are the saves will be a little late as well.

    This month you will set sail as Elizabeth, leading the English to their destiny. Along the way I'm sure you'll meet other leaders, and ... well, you get to fill in the rest.


    Civilization: England
    Rivals: 5 pre-selected.
    Barbarians: Restless
    Difficulty: Emperor
    Land Form: Archipelago, 70% ocean, small map.
    Geology: 4 billion years old, Normal, Warm



    Conquest-Class Bonuses:
    An extra Settler and 2 Spearmen
    Bonus 50 Gold in Treasury
    Knowledge of Wheel



    Predator-Class Equalisers:
    Don't know Pottery
    Aren't Expansionistic and don't have Scout to start
    Various AI Settings Tweaked - AI AI set at Emperor level, All AI set to build Naval Units Often, and one AI's Aggression set from High to Highest



    (Special Note: Just a reminder - only PTW Saves will be Available.)
     
  2. Più Freddo

    Più Freddo From space, earth is blue

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    I can see RCP3, fresh water and quickly irrigatable wheat. What could the scout reveal to make me want to move the settler?
     
  3. AutomatedTeller

    AutomatedTeller Frequent poster

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    Well, the water to the NE might not be salty. I dunno - seems like a good start place.

    I think I'll go for the UN victory in this one - my very first game above chieftain was an England continents game which was a UN victory - I remember using the Man-o-war's to help me grab the Iroquois's luxuries at one point...

    I'm hoping that the opponents include babylon, iroquois, aztecs and america ;)
     
  4. Phatkarp

    Phatkarp Warlord

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    Eek! This will be my first game on Emperor. I expect to get thoroughly smoked. :eek:

    Small map? Eek! I expect to get thoroughly smoked . . . early.:nuke:
     
  5. AutomatedTeller

    AutomatedTeller Frequent poster

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    lot's of choppables, pottery, & alphabet - what's not to like?

    Actually, unless we are on an island with Germany or Zulu, we are probably pretty safe to begin with.
     
  6. civ_steve

    civ_steve Deity Retired Moderator GOTM Staff

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    Updated first post with Conquest and Predator modifiers. :D
     
  7. adrianj

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    Isn't it already emperor difficulty?

    Side note, how do I get quotes to say who they are from?
     
  8. AutomatedTeller

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    With those conquest bonuses, this would be fairly easy for non-emp players
     
  9. civ_steve

    civ_steve Deity Retired Moderator GOTM Staff

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    Side note answer - put '
     
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    AutomatedTeller Frequent poster

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    Really? You can change the AI Intelligence? wow. Where is that done?
     
  11. Desertsnow

    Desertsnow πr²

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    This one is iffy for me. I generally do okay with Expansionistic civs, but I don't have much experience with Archipelago except 60% large maps, which was my preference in Vanilla. *ponderponder*
     
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    civ_steve Deity Retired Moderator GOTM Staff

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    In the PTW Editor, it's under 'Edit Rules', on the 'General' tab, down on the Right side. No telling it's effect :)
     
  13. Ansar

    Ansar Détente avec l'été

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    Looks interesting.

    I think I'll play this one (if I have time). :)
     
  14. Theryman

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    Nice- fresh water and wheat. I am a Monarch player, but will give this a try.

    The only way I see it being a problem is if there are no resources on our island- or if there are two aggressive civs sharing it with us!

    Pertaining to the Predator class, it makes me think that we share the island with at least one other civ.
     
  15. ionimplant

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    i really like that 1 tile lake/pond! :)
     
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    Gentlemen (and any Ladies who might stop by)

    Any thoughts on a viable Predator challenge for this one?

    My opening thoughts would be settle in place and start a warrior. Brief scouting then return for MP. Build after warrior would be granary and then settlers. Research Writing->Map Making, after that if we're alone Literature for Great Library.
     
  17. Più Freddo

    Più Freddo From space, earth is blue

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    How about "Rule Britannia" -- a Predator Domination Challenge?
     
  18. Chamnix

    Chamnix Chasing Time

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    It looks like a true farmer's gambit game to me. Worker to the wheat, most likely settle in place (if I had a scout, I'd probably move him NE-N before settling). My first build will be a settler.

    The only thing that gives me pause is this:

    I guess it could be a short game with no military for a while, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.
     
  19. Più Freddo

    Più Freddo From space, earth is blue

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    Why? With only +4 fpt (as opposed to +5 fpt), there will be a surplus of shields in the ten (with Granary six) turns it takes to build a Settler.
     
  20. Chamnix

    Chamnix Chasing Time

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    Sure, eventually. But you can start at size 3 with 12 food in the bin to run a 6-turn warrior + settler factory. If you build settler then granary, then I think you should be able to build 3 5-turn settlers (although most likely at least 1-2 workers will be in there instead of all settlers) while you shrink back down. Only then will I build my first military unit from my capital.
     

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