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Post some map settings

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by oynaz, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. oynaz

    oynaz Prince

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    A have trouble finding some map settings I like.

    Pangea is good and balanced, but I like boats.

    Archipelago with low sealevels are sometimes good, but I find it is often un-balanced, with some civs starting in much better positions than others.

    Big and small is fun, but even more unbalanced.

    So, post your favourite map settings.
     
  2. AmazonQueen

    AmazonQueen Virago

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    Hemispheres with low sea levels, random number of continents
    Archipelago with high sea levels and tiny islands

    Those are my 2 favourites. The 2nd really favours leaders like Wilhelm, Ragnar and Joao
     
  3. eewallace

    eewallace King

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    For good balance, hemispheres with 2 or 4 continents, depending on map size and number of opponents.

    Also continents, and choose the number, providing for 3 or 4 civs per continent. (There is still a chance of isolation of 2 civs on some though.)

    My personal favorite is fractal, because it is very random.
     
  4. SnowlyWhite

    SnowlyWhite Emperor

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    always fractal
     
  5. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    Balance is overrated.
     
  6. Jerrymander

    Jerrymander Epistemologist

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    Yeah, why would you even want a balanced map? It's not like real life is balanced.

    Unless you're all Communists.
     
  7. LiberiGlacialis

    LiberiGlacialis To the stars!

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    Shuffle. Even more random then Fractal.
     
  8. vicawoo

    vicawoo Chieftain

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    duel terra high water
     
  9. Khan Quest

    Khan Quest Prince

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    Always Fractal. You never know what to expect.
     
  10. BalbanesBeoulve

    BalbanesBeoulve Emperor

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    Try global highlands and arid climate. It's a fun map. It's not a flat map like the plain highlands script, instead it wraps and produces land masses like fractal. There are tons of hills, and tons of flood plains. And more gold than you've ever seen because of all the desert hills.

    You can get cool capitals like this.

     
  11. BalbanesBeoulve

    BalbanesBeoulve Emperor

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    double post
     
  12. kazapp

    kazapp Emperor

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    Fractal it is for me too :)
     
  13. royal62184

    royal62184 Prince

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    What is the appeal of fractal over shuffle? Shuffle is random between pangea, continents, arch., and fractal. That is the one I use

    Random leader
    Random climate
    Random sealevel
    Shuffle
    Standard Map size
    Emperor

    My strategy changes depending on the leader and map type. This keeps me guessing and ever game is different.
     

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