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OCC - easier than normal game?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Patricko, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Patricko

    Patricko Warlord

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    I've been playing a lot of one city challenges recently and really enjoy them. There are lots of different ways to play them - peaceful, war-monger, proxy wars etc.

    At first I did it to challenge myself with something a bit more difficult, but now I find it easier to win OCC than multi-city?
     
  2. AutomatedTeller

    AutomatedTeller Frequent poster

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    it's less work, certainly, since you have fewer cities. It's faster.

    And there are some things much easier, since you don't have to deal with a lot of costs and your cap often delivers most of your research, anyway.
     
  3. rah

    rah Deity Supporter

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    I haven't done it much since they nerfed it, but before I really learned the game, it was the only way I could beat it at the top levels.
     
  4. Zx Zero Zx

    Zx Zero Zx Deity

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    Harder to win like I do, easier to play.
     
  5. strijder20

    strijder20 Wallowing in irony

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    It's faster, but claiming it's easier is a bold statement.
    The only advantage you have is more NWs per city.
     
  6. BurN

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    Imho easier to play but harded to win. If you win more games with OCC then a normal game, you`re doing something wrong. ;) (most likely expansion/specialisation)

    Also I tried OCC on deity/continents and there`s no way you can keep up because of the sheer land disadvantage. If you have 15+ city AI`s or happy religion lovefest trading, the `advantage` of OCC quickly evaporates.
     
  7. Zx Zero Zx

    Zx Zero Zx Deity

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    On anything other than Pangaea you don't have any advantage at all. That 20 city 3 vassal super AI can't be put down or stopped from getting there.
     
  8. babar

    babar King

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    Simpler to play (less to think about), so in that sense easier. But as others have said, your destiny is less in your hands, so it has more luck involved. Although OCC was my entry to immortal and deity, if I absolutely had to win, I wouldn't pick OCC. Worth considering too is that it's common to re-roll until you get a fairly ideal start, whereas not so much with normal games.
     
  9. Scoottr

    Scoottr Prince

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    Does one normally settle in place? I've thought about trying this, but human player stuck at a single city and the ai expanding all over doesn't seem feasible to win.

    I guess you definately are not going for a military victory?
     

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