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[BTS] SGOTM 26 - Home Slices

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Succession GOTM' started by AlanH, Apr 23, 2020.

  1. Mitchum

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    Do you think it's possible that a game that waits until T100+ to settle the last city or two could compete with a game where all 7 cities are settled in the first 50 turns? I feel like we should settle the first 2 cities very early, cities 3 through 5 as soon as we discover decent sites and cities 6 and 7 a tad later (i.e. when we can afford them) but not waiting for Astro or some later-game point.
     
  2. LowtherCastle

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    Wow that was fast! Thanks, Mitchem. Think you could put all that stuff in spoilers by any chance?
     
  3. WastinTime

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    Assuming we have decent sites, my gut feeling is to do 3 ASAP and drop all 7 as soon as we reached 'the critical techs' which is possibly just Alpha, or maybe also Currency. This is that perfect time to let the AI catch up and invest in your future bpt rate.
     
  4. Noble Zarkon

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  5. Mitchum

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    Done. Not sure why it was broken into two spoiler tags per message because I only have it once but I'm not going to occupy my two brain cells to figure it out.
     
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  6. Mitchum

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    Weekends normally aren't the best time for me; lots of distractions with the family. If the saves come out in the next day or two, I'll contribute as much as possible.

    I think we need a roster so that everyone knows who's playing when. LC, since you have the first post so that's your job. :goodjob:

    I assume that WT, Kait, LC (once he figures out how to play CIV on his phone) and I are all willing to play turns. Once the new guys check in, we'll have to find out their situation.
     
  7. Mitchum

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    I just ask that if anyone is looking at the real save, don't accidentally give one of our cities away to the AI since that would be game over this time. :mischief: :lol:

    I have to say, giving a city away probably ended up being the winning move in that game. It opened our eyes to tech stealing which wasn't even on our radar initially.
     
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    That's a lot of reading. I'll try to catch up this weekend. This is one complicated game. :crazyeye:
    Already on the sign-up sheet. :deal:
     
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    :lol: Can't believe that was 10 years ago!
     
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  11. LowtherCastle

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    Updated first two posts.
     
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    After testing the AP very carefully, the vote to assign an AI city to us simply never appears with One City Challenge enabled. :sad:
    Not an AI city, nor a city we gifted.

    I even went the extra step of moving the capital to another city, gifting the old capital away (which should open up the number 1 city slot in the F1 domestic menu), and then trying to get it back with the AP.
    No luck.
     
  13. WastinTime

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    Hmm. we seem to be short one, game-breaking idea--unlike the recent SG's. (if you can call 2 and 3 years ago 'recent') I thought with all the maintenance of 7 cities in early game that we might do some turns in STRIKE. If workers didn't get sacrificed, we'd be in business.
    Refreshing my memory, it's :
    turn 1 : 0 units lost,
    turn 2 : 1 unit lost,
    turn 3: 1 unit lost again?
    turn 4: 2 units lost...

    I'll keep thinking.
     
  14. LowtherCastle

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    Iirc, warriors outside borders are the first to die.
     
  15. WastinTime

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    I imagine ya'all saw the saves are out Wednesday. Start your engines! Warm up your favorite emojis...
    :ar15::assimilate::deadhorse::woohoo::trophy::badcomp::backstab:
     
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  16. Mitchum

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    LC, you're up. Other than fog gazing, is there any other move(s) you plan to make on T0 before requesting feedback from the team? If we plan this out now, we can get started right out of the gate. ;)
     
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    We can work out the 2-city MM but I guess we need to confirm that we're settling both PH tiles on T0 first which needs the scouting report.
     
  18. LowtherCastle

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    Right. I’ll download the save tomorrow and follow the movement plan we had set up early on in our discussion. Hopefully I’ll manage that by noon tomorrow Eastern time. Think this is it (p. 8):

     
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  19. Mitchum

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    We had talked about only having one settler go NW as that is likely a dead end. I'm fine either way. Settler at deer-NE tells us nothing on T0 so he'd be the one to go eastward if we chose that option.
     
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    Green light!:viking:
     

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