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The Immortal Challenge Lineup - Game #1

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Strategy & Tips' started by Gustavus Rex, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. Gustavus Rex

    Gustavus Rex Prince

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    The Immortal Challenge Lineup - Game #1

    Welcome to the Immortal difficulty version of the biweekly The Deity Challenge Lineup-event.

    The setup for this is exactly the same and since I'm a poor writer in english I saved myself the time and shamelessly stole DingleBirdys beautiful choice of words below. :lol:

    ICL Game #1
    You - Japan
    Total Civilizations - 8
    Total City States -16
    Map – Shuffle
    Settings – Quick quick combat(turn it back on if you would like). Everything else is set to default.
    Game Version -
    Downloadable Content – G&K, BNW, Conquest of the New World Deluxe, Genghis Khan's Mongolia, Harold Bluetooth's Denmark, Isabella’s Sapin and Pachacuti's Incan Empire, Kamehameha's Polynesian Empire, Nebruchadnezzar's Babylon, Sejong The Great's Korea, Wonders of the Ancient World. The map pack are intentionally excluded.

    This is where you start:



    Game #1 - July 23th as Japan

    Information & rules cut, pasted and slightly changed from The Deity Challenge Lineup:

    Results:

     

    Attached Files:

  2. dragonxxx

    dragonxxx King

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    starting spot looks sweet. what exactly is shuffle map?
     
  3. Gustavus Rex

    Gustavus Rex Prince

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    Shuffle is more random then random. Temperature, weather, luxuries, landmass etc. All random.

    But the main thing I like about it is that you can't see what map-type it is and adjust your game based on that from turn one. You have to explore!
     
  4. JonnasN

    JonnasN Warlord

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    Oh, this had to be posted on the day I actually decide to give the Zulu DCL a shot, didn't it? :crazyeye: Maybe I'll pause the Zulu game for a short while and give this one a go, since it's so recent.

    Sorry for asking, but what do Temperature and Weather affect, exactly? Tile yields?
     
  5. Gustavus Rex

    Gustavus Rex Prince

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    I don't know but my qualified guess is that hot maps has more desert/jungle, cold tundra snow. Wet got many marshes rivers and lakes, arid got less. Etc.

    If you want to roll a desert with flood plains you might want to choose hot/wet
     
  6. dragonxxx

    dragonxxx King

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    weather and probably affects the % of terrain type - like more desert if it's hot, and less tundra/snow.
    i am more interested in the effect of world age.
     
  7. Walter E Kurtz

    Walter E Kurtz Warlord

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    However, in this case, it definately looks like archipelago. :)

    I'll play this for sure.
     
  8. salocin097

    salocin097 Warlord

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    This is *where you start
     
  9. salocin097

    salocin097 Warlord

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    Doing this next Monday when I finally get off vacation:) thanks Gustavus
     
  10. Nares

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    World age should mainly modify mountain generation; more for a younger world, and less for an older world.
     
  11. TLHeart

    TLHeart King

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    or a peninsula start. I will do a little exploring before settling. see what is to the north and south.
     
  12. winnsanity

    winnsanity Chieftain

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    I am sure if I search I could find out, but I will ask anyway. How do you load the map into your steam game after you down load it?
     
  13. Gustavus Rex

    Gustavus Rex Prince

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    Just put the file in the folder with the other single player savefiles.

    Don't know your exact directory but mine is

    aspyr/civilization/saves/single

    You'll find it ;)


    Skickat från min iPhone med Tapatalk
     
  14. hicks53081

    hicks53081 Chieftain

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    My save file is located

    C:\Users\yourusername\Documents\My Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 5\Saves\single
     
  15. danaphanous

    danaphanous religious fanatic

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    yeah, that's mac and pc directories. Everyone's should be one or the other.
     
  16. Fire0rb

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    Well i just played this not very focused and eating / chatting meanwhile so im not very fond of the finishing time but i didnt want to stress something.

    Finished Turn 308 with Science

    Spoiler :


    To the game itself

    Spoiler :
    Its the usual snaky shuffle map with quite a big landmass for shuffle maps and very low water, so there is not so much jungle and forest (had shuffle maps with nearly 80% jungle :D

    I did go tradition and was building 2 settlers when my cap had 4 pop and forward settled Songhai in his face. He stayed on one city for ages..

    I met everyone Turn 52 so i could trade easily. The start of the game is a bit slow due to the lack of decent tiles to work. When getting up all the internal trade routes the growing gets a bit better but still far too much water for my taste...

    Hit Education around t110 which is quite late but understandable due to the massive water and was Turn 144 already tech leader
    Random screenshot
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    Due to the fact i was not very focussed i tended to build useless wonders and not grow as fast as possible (Notre-Dame...)

    Around T170 i decided to add another city to get more internal traderoutes to Kyoto and Tokyo and T190 won the worlds fair which led to absurd amounts of Culture (were high even before due to the Fishing boat bonus and a lot of Cultural CS allies)

    Spoiler :


    Got Plastics T230 and just clicked Next turn mostly^^

    Spoiler :


    Got Dow'ed twice by Songhai, first time i only defended with gifted units from CS (got 3-4 Elephants) and 2nd time around T260 i had some gifted Infantry and Rocket Artis and just took his capital so he would shut it.

    Otherwise very sloppy game, i missed 100 Turns WLTKD because Salt got Embargo'ed and all my cities wanted Salt and i did not pay attention to reverse the Embargo. I build numerous useless wonders (Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Broadway) and did some weird tech choices but all in all a very peaceful and easy game.

    Domination would have been a LOT faster but takes too much effort and DV was not possible because Attila killed 3 CS and Venice got another 2.
    CV would be an viable fast option but i am too lazy to get all the theme bonuses :D
     
  17. Gustavus Rex

    Gustavus Rex Prince

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    Good game and congratulations for being the first ever Immortal Challenge Lineup winner! :goodjob:
     
  18. Fire0rb

    Fire0rb Warlord

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    Lets say it was a mediocre game but hey i am the first :king:
     
  19. Dehli

    Dehli Chieftain

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    Nice to see another series of games starting up. I have been playing diety games this past month and have been wanting to go back to see how much an improvement since the leap. I was just about to go back to try the 1st challenge in the to other one but I will do this one instead.
     
  20. kb27787

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    :lol: deceptive map... would've killed Askia but suddenly the whole world showed up with their scouts... dangit.

    Spoiler :

    but my strat worked... now that I took a city in a peace deal I'll DoW again and this time I can plant GGs from Tomoboucto... I also go a range+logistics CB in the process too... and then I'll expand to my starting location and I'll have quite a nice 3-city empire.
     

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