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  1. bbrady413

    bbrady413 Chieftain

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    Its too bad that there is no podcast discussing Civ 3. I've glanced over the Polycast, and it looks like they just talk about Civ 5. Am I wrong?

    I know, I know, Civ 3 came out 14 years ago and a podcast would have about 20 listeners.....But it would still be nice.

    What's everybody up to in their Civ 3 games right now? After lots of horribly failed attempts on Demigod (see thread below), I'm currently playing an Emperor level game on a Huge Pangea as the Persians. I'm somewhere around 1400 AD and gradually and systematically eliminating my neighbors with stacks of artillery following stacks of cavalry and infantry. I have an unexplainably rich neighbor who feeds me a few thousand gold everytime I get a new tech, and I am the tech leader. Buildings are being paid for in cash, and I just got factories with coal plants, allowing me to crank out more units. This game shouldn't last too much longer. :lol:
     
  2. Bretwalda

    Bretwalda Warlord

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    You can try twitch for Civ3 stream. Unless you just wanted to tell your game story ;P

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  3. tjs282

    tjs282 Stone(cold)fish

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    I have Civ3 installed on 2 machines, with multiple games in progress.

    On the laptop, I have an unfinished Large Continents Emp Vanilla-game (ignored for months, since I started getting overrun by the Aztecs), plus another run at the Mesopotamia Conquest (Emp-level, as Egypt this time), and a test-run on a Vanilla-mod I'm fiddling with intermittently (I need to go back to the drawing-board on that one: I made the Spears/ Hoplites a teensy bit OP...). Games-in-progress on the desktop are mostly C3C: I didn't finish my attempt at the Celtic Emp-CotM prior to the submission deadline, so that's still running: it was never going to win me any prizes, but I'm not losing either. I'm also trying out LKTender's huge Earthmap (Random-rolled the Germans), and Rhyes' Mod (Random-rolled the Romans), both at Emp. (I also recently DL'd the Lord of the Mods, and Civinator's CCM 1.8, but haven't played/ installed them yet).

    But right now I'm concentrating on (and documenting) the Small (nearly) All-Random game(s) in my 'pRNGods' thread (linked in my sig). I've got fairly confident/comfortable at Emp over the past year, but I'm not doing very well at DG so far... Having abandoned the first Random-DG game I rolled (just about survived to the Mid-Industrial, but my sole remaining rival already had Bombers and ModernArmor, and was almost certainly building his Spaceship -- or Nukes), and lost the second (posted about it in a recent thread: my capital got captured on IBT 20, just before it reached Pop3 :cry:), my third game is underway (description starts here).

    I am possibly probably going to lose this one as well, due to a combination of circumstance (exploration suggests that I rolled a 60%Archi-Map, but my Civ was squeezed between 2 others on the second-smallest inhabited landmass), and incompetence (a poor expansion-plan and an unlucky early war: most of my Axes+Archers died, most of theirs survived, and I lost 2/4 cities). Although I have pulled back a little (now have ~12 towns, but ICS'd), induced my immediate neighbours to hate each other, and finally managed to secure some Iron and Horses, I'm now severely lagging in tech, behind 4/5 Civs on the map (1 of which is Scandinavia -- and yes, they already know Invention, and probably also Astro... :hide: ).
     
  4. DanQ

    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

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    Presently PolyCast's focus is CivV, yes, and secondarily Beyond Earth: before that, in the show's first 4-5 years the focus was CivIV. From the outset PolyCast has also had a tertiary focus on the Civ series in general though never Civilization III specifically. That said, sibling show ModCast published a special focusing on the third Civ iteration's modding scene in the summer of 2014. Hopefully now as then, at least some of its content is of interest to non-modding CivIII players.
     
  5. bbrady413

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    Yeah I don't do the mods. In my mind it seems like that would make the game less pure. I could be wrong though. Maybe one day I'll try mods, but with a 9 month old, I just don't have the time to right now! :lol::crazyeye:
     
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    Regent, Celts, small map, default world, five civs, regicide

    Started on a small island with only one luxury and no iron or horses. Expanded to a similarly sized island with no resources or luxuries and then a couple of tiny islands. The French and Hittites took out their rivals so both have large continents to themselves. I usually go with the republic for my government and stick with that for the rest of the game, but given one luxury I went monarchy > communism to keep the people happy. I'm surprised how good communism has been for a peaceful civ! My economy is pretty good and I'm leading the tech race, and the lack of corruption is fantastic. I feel like I could play this game for another 30 years and still be learning things about it
     

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