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RB1 - Cuban Isolationists

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Succession Games' started by Sirian, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Naraka

    Naraka Chieftain

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    Hi All, I just recently installed Civ 4, and in looking for some helpful tutorials I ran across this thread linked from... somewhere! Was from a good intro to the game, walking through a start with lots of helpful screenshots and explanations and really helped me figure out the complicated beast Civ 4.

    Anyway, I have spent about the last week off and on, at work mostly, reading this thread. I swear reading this thread is almost as addicting as actually playing... maybe because I felt I was kind of playing along, and hitting that 'One more turn' button, or in this case, the next page button :)

    So thank you Sulla and Sirian for a wonderfully entertaining game and writeup, sorry for the thread necro, but I learned a -LOT-. Like not instantly promoting my units after battles (saving them instead for on-the-fly healing :) ) and the glory that is the Hydra!

    (also, was pleasantly surprised to see I was registered previously... Can I have the award for 'oldest registration without a first post'? :p)
     
  2. schwartz

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    This thread will NEVER die! :D
     
  3. tycoonist

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    why won't this thread just RIP?
     
  4. Dresden

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    If people who are new to the game keep finding it and learning from it, why should it RIP? :p

    Welcome to non-lurking Naraka. :beer:
     
  5. Naraka

    Naraka Chieftain

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    Thanks :) I'm still confused as to what Realms Beyond is (yes i managed to figure out that's what RB meant) but not sure if it's a mod or a set of rules or what. It's all super confusing still! :)
     
  6. schwartz

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  7. Naraka

    Naraka Chieftain

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    Well nifty! I guess I am a kinda-'member'? I played D2 single player (offline by myself) because I didn't want to deal with cheaters and hacks and stuff. I also tend to keep myself honest when playing too but hey my game my own rules right? :p
    Nifty nifty.
     
  8. mostly-harmless

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    So head over to RB and play some of the Epics and Adventures.

    mh
     
  9. LKendter

    LKendter Exterminate, exterminate, exterminate!!! Supporter

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    I oringally posted this on Jan 13, 2006, 06:34 PM, but it still fits. See the original post for the full writeup.

     
  10. Naraka

    Naraka Chieftain

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    Hm but looks like Epics and Adventures are played on a much higher difficulty than I am comfortable with (yes, i get my butt handed to me even on Noble :( though I still trying! Once I start doing well enough on Noble I'll move up a difficulty).

    So I'll stay out for now but thanks :)
     
  11. say1988

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    Don't worry :) Before his and other SGs (that I only read because of this) I used to find Warlord (I think, whatever the second difficulty level is) a challenge. This helped me understand new features (and features from Civ III), so I quit trying to play "civ II with updated graphics", and started playing "Civ IV".
     
  12. Cabledawg

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    I was shaving my goats butt and somehow I ended up in this thread.....weird
     
  13. DMOC

    DMOC Mathematician

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    I agree. :)
     
  14. Blackthorn27

    Blackthorn27 Chieftain

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    Ah the old RB1 Cuban Isolationists' thread - the stuff of Civ IV legend.
     
  15. DMOC

    DMOC Mathematician

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    I agree. :)

    Don't we just love it when this thread is revived? I'm surprised it hasn't been stickied.
     
  16. say1988

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    Quite probably the greatest thread on CFC, for Civ IV at the least. There is no fifty odd page thread (when I read it) I would read through.
     
  17. r_rolo1

    r_rolo1 King of myself

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    Probably they could had fulfilled their variant if this wasn't vanilla..... AI in BtS is far more prone to let cities go than it was in vanilla ( not that you can buy them , like in Civ III , though :( )
     
  18. say1988

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    Not to mention paratroopers.
     
  19. Swein Forkbeard

    Swein Forkbeard Nintendo Fan

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    This would have been even better if the Combat V guy was named Mario and the Commando guy was named Samus (can't really think of anybody for Link).
     
  20. Inspector Dex

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    This game was an A+ for me. It's weird that I'm the only person around here that seemed to like it.

    I wish I could take part in a SG like this, but everything seems to be BTS these days. My mac and I are stuck on warlords.
     

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