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Discussion in 'Civ5 - Hall of Fame Discussion' started by aafritz17, Nov 6, 2020.

  1. aafritz17

    aafritz17 Prince Hall of Fame Staff Supporter

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    November gauntlets are visible on the HOF Gauntlet tab.

    PLEASE DO NOT MISS THAT THE MINOR IS ONE-CITY-CHALLENGE!!! (It's a Chieftain "Any Leader" culture game.)

    The Major is immortal, science, Darius on Terra. There are two entries on the table (from 2013 and 2015), so medals are in play.
     
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  2. Nizef

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    I tried Egypt for the OCC minor. It took me until t190 to win. The starting land was not good enough and the growth was only average. Still I had fun. :)
     
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    aafritz17 Prince Hall of Fame Staff Supporter

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    How much warring did you have to do?
     
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  4. Nizef

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    I didn´t perhaps "have to" go to war. However, every time an AI is settling near me, I get angry. :) In the Egypt game, I killed Elizabeth (3 cities) and crippled Rome significantly. After that no AI tried to settle too close to me... Otherwise I tried to play peacefully.
     
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  5. zenmaster

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    The quick speed, large size, and Ice Age map on the minor makes a conquering strategy to destroy high culture civs suboptimal. The unit limit with the OCC also hurts.

    I tried Brazil a bit, but exploration was too slow to get tourism going soon enough. I tried Babylon to tech to Archaeology as fast as possible and that worked a lot better- however, the exploration was still an issue.

    Solution: Kamehaha. Beat the Babylon time pretty well even with a runaway culture civ. Played another Polynesian game and got a win in the T120s. I think it will be hard to beat Polynesia unless you get a great map/fast exploration with a good tech/culture civ. Kamehaha can start racking up tourism with all civs quicker than anyone.
     
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  6. fiddlesticks

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    I tried Darius in the Major and wound up with a turn 273 science win. The game hinged early on capturing Mecca for a great second capital city once I built Petra there. At the end of the game I probably could've shaved off 10-20 turns if I had done better at gaining friends and signing research agreements.
     

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  7. billybgame

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    As far as the Minor goes, boy, I must need some educating. Turn 120? Yikes. Granded I am just trying to fill out my VVV and trying Maria and Portugal. My main issue in oh so many Culture efforts is one or two civs that I just can't dominate in culture/tourism. Had a good game going, but Askia was just remote enough that I could never build a trade route. Trade route are mystifying to me, sometimes....seems I should be able to connect to them somehow, but no. This is the same issue I've had in many a failed culture effort. A far away civ with no trade method. Or, not meeting them early enough. This game didn't have that. But, am at turn 220, with Askia at 93%...but it's been painstaking. Everyone else, save Augustus more recent, has long since been dominated.

    I realize the method of militarily eliminating a pesky culture rival. But, recognizing it early enough is the key. I probably should have wiped out Askia 50 turns ago, in retrospect.

    I've got 100 tourism at 1900...so I think this has been a fine effort. Any tips would be appreciated. I just think in this OCC the type of map is most important of all, to allow for trade routes with every civ. I was able to meet everyone pretty early, but this map just didn't lend to long reaching trade routes.
     
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