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Putting baby in the corner

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by PlotinusRedux, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. PlotinusRedux

    PlotinusRedux Warlord

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    So, I got frustrated with winning science victories in the 1600's only to get "Herbert Hoover" rank and decided to go for the highest score I could.

    This meant a huge map where I needed to take out all the competing civs, yet somehow have one stay around to avoid triggering a military victory even with "Domination Victory" turned off while insuring he never became a nuisance.

    My solution? I walked a settler deep into the snow to found a city that even at max reach will never have a productive tile and is too far away from any other city to even create a trade route. Then I sold this city to my final victim for 1 Gold (he wouldn't accept it as a gift), took all his other cities, made peace, and put a couple of guards to watch it in case it ever managed to grow beyond 1 somehow and tried to produce a settler (and so I could look at him and laugh every 50 turns or so).

    baby_in_the_corner.jpg

    After 150 turns, he has managed to build 1 warrior and 1 trader, who is just stuck there since he can't reach anything. He hasn't managed to gain a single civic, tech, or great person point in that time.

    I did miscount, though, eventually he'll be able to reach that 1 snow covered hill that will give him 1 production--I'll just have to nuke it at that point.

    Now that I think of it, though, I should have done this with my first victim, not my last, so I could trap him forever in the first gvt--I think I let this guy get to Oligarchy, and once in a while he sends out an envoy.
     
  2. Piruparka

    Piruparka Prince

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    *insert 'but why'-gif here*
     
  3. Cerilis

    Cerilis Not Warlord

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    Why are you so cruel :D
     
  4. Noble Zarkon

    Noble Zarkon Elite Quattromaster - Monarch (BTS) Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter GOTM Staff

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    That's awesome - it is the traditional way to win Time games in Civ IV. Won't you win a culture victory very quickly though??
     
  5. Leyrann

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    He said he turned off dominion victory, so I suppose he also turned off culture.
     
  6. bladex

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    WAT @ thread?
     
  7. PlotinusRedux

    PlotinusRedux Warlord

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    Yeah, I turned off every victory except score and, in case I just get too bored to wait for the turn limit since it's on epic speed, science.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2017
  8. PlotinusRedux

    PlotinusRedux Warlord

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    Here's the really sad thing--I resigned to him in 550 AD and got my 1st Caesar ranking outside of a scenario. Scoring is really broken--you should get *some* bonus for winning and/or *some* penalty for losing....
     
  9. Victoria

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    You nasty person, you could at least have given him a desert island full of seaside resorts.
    Having played one Julius game.... Will you ever do another?
     
  10. PlotinusRedux

    PlotinusRedux Warlord

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    Lol, no, that was painful. I was planning on going for the highest score I could get until I noticed on epic the game lasts 1500 turns and I wasn't even up to turn 500.

    And I did reward him for his millennia in the snow by surrendering the entire world to him in the end. Sure, I had 20-some-odd future techs, nukes, and was finishing the last part of the Mars ship, but his warrior looked *really* scary.
     
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  11. Rosty K

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    Actually, marathon is 1500. Epic should be slightly less. Like 750.
     
  12. Victoria

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    I have a normal game now at turn 300 out of 500 with everything turned off on about 2300 points. I just cannot bring myself to continue grinding until the end.
     
  13. ShinigamiKenji

    ShinigamiKenji King

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    I'll remember to tune turn limit down to 350-ish turns, if I ever want to go for a Score Victory. Seriously, is there even an achievement for that??
     
  14. MaximusPlatypus

    MaximusPlatypus O.O

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    This reminds me of a Civ 5 game I had. I got upset with Monte after centuries (and multiple games) of frustration with him. I got him down to 1 city in a corner like this and dropped a bunch of citadels leaving no workable tiles. No screenshot of that game, sorry.
     
  15. ThERat

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    I imagine it to be the mostest, insanely entertaining cliffhanger game ever.

    You are too free, I'd think.
     
  16. PlotinusRedux

    PlotinusRedux Warlord

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    Ah, marathon, then, I picked whichever is the slowest.
     
  17. Yzman

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    Can you post a pic of what the map looks like? I think I have gotten the lowest 3 in every game so far. Not that I care about score, but it is rather annoying there aren't modifiers.
     
  18. PlotinusRedux

    PlotinusRedux Warlord

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    I had to stitch this together from multiple screen shots even using the More Zoom mod:

    Spoiler giant screen shot :
    Baby_in_the_corner_full.jpg


    Note I'm getting severely cheated on science and culture per turn:

    Spoiler :
    ScienceBug.jpg


    Moderator Action: Large screenshot wrapped in spoiler tags. Jon
     
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  19. ShinigamiKenji

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    Holy sheep, I'm at a loss of words here. I wonder how long does a turn take on a map like this.
     

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