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Random or pre-select?

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Tech Osen, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Tech Osen

    Tech Osen Emperor

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    Just wondering what other people do when creating a new game. Do you take a random leader and/or random map type or do you set pre-select a lot of the settings? I find that if I pre-select stuff I have a tendency to put the odds in my favor just a bit too much, like Indonesia on Island Plates. Selecting a leader usually also puts me on a specific victory route before even starting the game.
    I usually take a random leader on a standard continent map with high sea level.
     
  2. Victoria

    Victoria Regina Supporter

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    Create game - England continent standard standard. I could not even tell you what advanced settings there are.

    I used to play civ V with epic start but realized it really did not make that much difference and also felt wrong to me. Its juts a game though.... its more than the start... its the advanced tricks/exploits/meticulous play that give more benefit IMO
     
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  3. Leyrann

    Leyrann Deity

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    Occasionally I select my leader, but more often I do random leader, though I do occasionally reroll if I don't like the leader I get. I also play on shuffle frequently, though recently I've more been on achievement hunts.
     
  4. RockTheCazbah87

    RockTheCazbah87 Pacal's pal

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    At the moment I'm trying to get a win with each leader in the game so I'll select a few I'm considering playing, throw them in a random list generator and whatever comes out first is the one. Mostly I play on King but if I'm going up to try Emperor then I'm way more likely to play a civ I particularly enjoy/am familiar with.
     
  5. trashcat

    trashcat Chieftain

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    I used to select leader and Pangaea and more recently fractal maps. I still often select the leader but I try to always chose one I have yet to play and set the map to shuffle.
     
  6. Siptah

    Siptah Eternal Chieftain

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    Always everything set to random that can be set to random (or shuffle)
     
  7. OmegaDestroyer

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    Pretty much how I play the game. It gets old having to restart games due to randomly getting leaders I have already completed the game with.
     
  8. DeutschDachs

    DeutschDachs Emperor

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    Typically I will choose my Civ and play continents just because I want it to be somewhat Earth-like. I don't typically mess with advanced settings too much though. I might turn off barbs every once in a while since they're annoying...
     
  9. Ozymandias9891

    Ozymandias9891 Warlord

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    I'd say that 9 times out of 10, I randomize the civ. For the maps, I'll either go on shuffle or continents. I turn off score victory and leave everything else as is.
     
  10. Karpius

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    I have played only Rome since R&F arrived. Its an addiction at this point! I also play Ludicrous map size, continents but I generally randomize the opponents. Then again, sometimes I make sure to select one or two opponents I haven't played against.

    I really should start trying to play some of the other civs but....I'm stuck! I can't escape the glory of Rome! I like my Legions!

    I may even change my Civfanatics name to Augustus Karpius Maximus!
     
  11. Mr. Shadows

    Mr. Shadows Nomad of the time streams

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    I almost always hand-pick my civ and map type, but I rarely play the same civ twice in a row.
     
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  12. UWHabs

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    Depends on my mood. Sometimes I'll be like "I really want to play as Monty and warrior rush" or "I want a boat game, so let's play England/Indonesia/Norway." Other times, I'll go random, and then either play out a few turns to see if the map is interesting, or just regen until I get a civ that I want to play with. I generally try to work my way through each civ, so I haven't played more than 2-3 full games as any civ. Usually I'll go into a game with knowing what I want, whether it be a more religious game, or a war game, and I try to pick my civ accordingly.
     
  13. eleven11

    eleven11 Warlord

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    The past few dozen games I've been chasing achievements... so I typically pick settings that will facilitate those. Normally, I play legendary start on Pangaea or Continents. I may bump the city states up 1-2 because I like their diplomacy mechanics and adding a couple more usually ensures that there will be more than 3 left after the Classical Age...
     
  14. King Rad

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    I select my leader so I can play each one. I have played all the original civs and recently finished the dlc's. I'm now on my first R&F leader. Once I go through them all, then I'll probably go with random choice of the leader. I play standard or large continents - primarily because I feel that is what the game is basically balanced for. I never re-roll, always playing the start I'm dealt [even when like in my current game, I'm close to the lakes for those fantastic polders ... but they're all in other civ or city state areas!]. Once I've finished playing through all the new civs, I might also start playing either a random or fractal map just to add variety. Even with each selected leader, I never know what victory condition I'm going for until well into the game. I basically develop my civ and see where it's headed. I don't try to minimize the turns, etc., enjoying playing the game 'through the ages.' I play peacefully and usually end up with a culture or science victory, often in the 400+ turn range [and in one game lost a science victory when one other civ gained a culture victory the turn before I launched for Mars; I don't attack a civ just to keep it from winning]. I actually tend to play an economic game of sorts, so I'm looking forward to future expansions with corporations and an economic victory condition.
     
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  15. Archon_Wing

    Archon_Wing Vote for me or die

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    Shuffle or Fractal/Random leaders. It gives more variety where some games can be far away from others and some can be close so thr opening isn't autopilot.

    Sometimes I do continents for a more typical game.
     
  16. iammaxhailme

    iammaxhailme Emperor

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    I usually play with a chosen leader, on continents.
     
  17. Eliminator_Sr

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    More often than not it's random civ with fractal map. I'll restart if I get Georgia.
     
  18. earlc

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    I always select my leader, typically one I haven't won with or haven't made some achievement with. I don't care much about the achievements, but they're kind of an organizing thing for me. Don't think I'd ever do random leader, and I don't understand the appeal there!

    I usually pick continents on one of the larger sizes, and leave the rest of the settings random or default.
     
  19. nzcamel

    nzcamel Nahtanoj the Magnificent

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    Random Civ (though out of ones I haven't played mostly, so I do that draw manually). I do play the odd game with Scotland deliberately, cos so far they suit my play style the best.
    Huge map
    Marathon
    Low seas.
    I generally go with continents as I like having 2-4 large landmasses with a few others (as close as you'll get to our Earth); but every now and then I'll choose one of the other map types.
     
  20. WillowBrook

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    I'm still working on a win with each leader, and I usually have an idea of what victory condition I'm going for, especially if it intersects with an achievement for that leader (e.g, I just finished a culture win as Genghis and started a game as Tamar going for a religious victory). But usually the opponents are random.

    I most commonly play king. But if I really want the AI to be a pushover, I play prince, and sometimes I go for a bit of challenge at emperor or more of a challenge at immoral.

    Map size can be anything from small to huge, depending in part on how long I want the game to last. I usually leave the number of opponents the default number for the map size, but I sometimes increase the number of city states from the default.

    Sometimes I pick the map type, but more recently I've mostly set it to shuffle.

    Once I have all the leader-specific achievements, I'll probably play random leader. But that could be a while - I wouldn't be surprised if the next expansion comes out before I finish the current ones.
     

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