News: GOTM65 Pre-Game Discussion

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  1. civ_steve

    civ_steve Deity Retired Moderator GOTM Staff

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    GOTM 65 - India!



    OK, we'll take a "short" break from the Expansionistic civs, and play as Gandhi, leading the Indians. He's usually a great builder civ, and if you desire, you can put your builder skills to the test while playing this Large, Pangaea map, only 60% Ocean. There are 13 Deity AI sharing the world with you ... not too hard to overcome, I'm hope! :)


    Civilization: India
    Rivals: 13 pre-selected.
    Barbarians: Raging
    Difficulty: Deity
    Land Form: Pangaea, 60% ocean, large map.
    Geology: 5 billion years old, Normal, Warm



    Conquest-Class Bonuses:
    TBD


    Predator-Class Equalisers:
    TBD


    (Special Note: Being a Large Map, and roughly spring break time, you'll get an extra week to complete and submit your game.)
     
  2. Paul#42

    Paul#42 flyball chaser

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    No need to take a walk - I will certainly settle in place.
    Certainly granary first - on deity after 2-3 warriors.
    The games are tough to improve - chops in Ptw suck. It might take some time before the chop is in order. But certainly at least one for the granary.

    So research on Pottery - than Writing. MM if we are alone.
    Raging barbs on Deity - quite a challenge. :shifty:

    Ouch. Large map?!? Looks like another one not to submit for me... :sad:
     
  3. socralynnek

    socralynnek Civ & Hattrick addict

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    Raging barbs on deity? That makes it half a level harder I think...

    India isn't the civ I chose when playing deity.

    Commercial is nice but provides as an early bost only the knowledge of Alpha.

    Building a half priced temple pretty early is nice. No anarchy is nice.

    Still not the perfectciv, especially because the UU in PTW sucks.
    It just requires no ressources and doesn't have any other difference to the normal Knight, right?

    Hmmm...

    Those game tiles are nice...I don't know when I 'll chop them cause they give a nice early production boost. OTOH, just chopping gives +1 food, irrigated +2 food.

    Research: definitely min run on writing.
     
  4. Chamnix

    Chamnix Chasing Time

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    That's a lotta land...

    Raging barbs on deity don't have to be tough - just don't fight them. Let the AI send their stacks of 12 warriors through your territory on their way to barb camps and hope they don't stop :scared:.
     
  5. PaperBeetle

    PaperBeetle Emperor

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    Yeah, another UU to go in the dunce's corner in my classroom. Worse than a knight by dint of the fact that you can't build it by playing disconnect/reconnect. Here's hoping for some resourceful predator bonus.
     
  6. civ_steve

    civ_steve Deity Retired Moderator GOTM Staff

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    That's right; as soon as the AI civs have you hopelessly boxed in, the raging barbs wont be a problem! :D Actually, there's a lot of space on this map, but the AI will have lots of bonus troops to send after the barbs.
    Like coal, perhaps? :) I thought about requiring Iron, but that would make Predator strategies potentially too different from the other two classes.
     
  7. Chamnix

    Chamnix Chasing Time

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    So to make Predator more difficult, maybe the AI shouldn't start with any extra units :mischief:.
     
  8. PaperBeetle

    PaperBeetle Emperor

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    Or to look at it from another angle: the barbs are there to distract the AI... maybe the predator bonus should include a lower barb setting.
     
  9. civ_steve

    civ_steve Deity Retired Moderator GOTM Staff

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    I can see who NOT to elicit Predator bonus suggestions from :)
     
  10. Mathilda

    Mathilda Queen

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    Want ideas?
    Just remove the games. :mischief:
     
  11. AutomatedTeller

    AutomatedTeller Frequent poster

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    commercial, religious, PTW... sounds like 100K, baby!!
     
  12. denyd

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    100K with only 4 cities will never work :lol:

    I'll start this one, but I'm not sure if I'll have the time to finish it. Diety games seem to eat up a lot more hours than Monarch and while a large map will help get a little more space, it'll just make the AI exponentially tougher.

    I agree with settling in place. I'll get those furs roaded ASAP and start with a warrior for MP duty (that gets Delhi to size 3) and then try to get a second city before going for a granary. Hopefully there will be another luxury nearby. As for research writing, literature (for Great Library) unless we are all alone on an island, then Map Making for galleys.

    What would make this a little easier is very few sources of iron & horses (and SP). That would give our jumbos some weaker targets.
     
  13. Vegasgustan

    Vegasgustan Warlord

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    I finally have time to play again and I come back to this. Crap. Just crap. I guess I'll try to complete the current COTM before the 30th. Here's hoping! Cheers!
     
  14. ionimplant

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    i bet all AI start with very crappy land and so we still have a chance :lol:
     
  15. AutomatedTeller

    AutomatedTeller Frequent poster

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    my first gotm was the deity ottomans. was all set for early war, beat up the opposition... and we were next to greece *and* carthage... *sigh*
     
  16. Più Freddo

    Più Freddo From space, earth is blue

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    Is there any possibility that we can have the pre-game discussion three days before release and not as now only one? Travelled yesterday and missed it all.
     
  17. PrinceMyshkin

    PrinceMyshkin King

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    I think I better try deity on PTW random game with these settings before trying this. I'll settle in place when I do start and assume we are not alone on an island with that central start on the mini-map. Early contacts would be nice, too.
     
  18. denyd

    denyd Emperor

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    My suggestion to all in the AA period - Be Nice - When the AI asks for something, of course your majesty - When the AI whacks you, you say "Please sir, may I have another"
     
  19. AutomatedTeller

    AutomatedTeller Frequent poster

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    Now *that* is a predator equalizer for a deity civ... yoinks.
     
  20. Megalou

    Megalou Thez worlds are not enuf

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    I vow to submit if I can get hold of a disc. Just to prove that what I like best is to barely beat the AI, I will go deity and thereby make sure I risk losing.

    Quote of the day: "Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away?"
    Alone on a deserted pangea we should definitely go for Map Making!
    And an immidiate retraction:
    SORRY, I have no interest in insulting anyone. Anyone can misread. I just wanted to get the Aliens quote in. Strike back at me if you feel like it. ;)
     

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