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Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by Neal, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Neal

    Neal King of the World

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    I *was* at 3.19, but then I upgraded my OS, which of course involved a format... It's okay. I have the UK version on the way ($15, including expedited shipping to get it here Friday!). Now I just hope Sir Ian does as good a job as Mr. Nimoy... Not that I usually play with the sound on, anyway (my usual MO would be to listen to a podcast or stream ESPN Radio during a round).

    Oh. And I'm gonna have to re-up Photobucket, too. This hobby is expensive ;)
     
  2. Civman33

    Civman33 Gunship Pilot

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    Does the UK version include Earth18?

    EDIT: Wow I fell for the "tea replaces spices" thing, lol.
     
  3. Fleme

    Fleme Obey the Kitty!

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    I might have trolled just a little. I have no idea whether the UK version actually differs from the US version, if at all. :lol:
     
  4. Civman33

    Civman33 Gunship Pilot

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    Wow, I actually fell for that. :lol:

    But I know that Bananas are replaced by crumpets. :lol:
     
  5. Ninja2

    Ninja2 Great Engineer

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    Aye, please get going on a new game! :D
     
  6. WelshGandalf

    WelshGandalf King

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    I'm a Brit and bought Civ 2 on holiday in USA many years ago, so I'd guess Civ 4 from UK will work in America.

    What 1000AD earth mod are we talking about here anyway?
     
  7. Coffee Mug

    Coffee Mug Chieftain

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    It's not a mod, it's a standard Earth-map scenario that's set during the Crusades.
     
  8. plastiqe

    plastiqe Grinch

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    Hey Neal I just wanna say that these were always a great read, it's nice to have you back and looking forward to new KOTW's. : )
     
  9. Neal

    Neal King of the World

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  10. Silu

    Silu Deity

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    As one forum-frequenter who kinda moved on without notice to another: yay for your comeback!

    (I think this might be my first post in a year or so, checking subscribed threads out of habit every few months :))
     
  11. ConsoleCowboy

    ConsoleCowboy Chieftain

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    Oh hey, great you're back! Why not civ 5 by the way?
     
  12. Neal

    Neal King of the World

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    Yeah, it's time to start thinking about the next entry in the series. A foray into Civ V is definitely doable, as is Earth 1000 A.D. My oddball idea is maybe as Alexander in an Always Peace scenario. Thoughts?
     
  13. Dem Taqat

    Dem Taqat Bladespawn

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    Always Peace. In Europe. As Alexander... :crazyeye:

    Thats just crazy enough to work! :p

    DT
    Longtime Lurker :hide:
     
  14. Jaaboo

    Jaaboo Prince

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    Always peace might be interesting, but seems that it'd be a shoo-in for Qin.
     
  15. The Oz-Man

    The Oz-Man Enter: The VAIKE!

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    I don't know what you'd even be able to do with Alex in Always Peace other than settle Turkey and get boxed in by everyone and his mother, but it sounds pretty neat. An aggressive culture game where the goal is to acquire land by pushing borders around could be a change of pace. That sort of game definitely favors people with lots of easily claimed land like Qin and Hattie, but it'd definitely be different from the last one.

    I just want to see what you can do with Alex regardless of the scenario. ;)
     
  16. Disraeli

    Disraeli Chieftain

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    I'm mostly a lurker, but I would definitely rather see a 1000 A.D. game than a Civ V one.

    Civ V just doesn't interest me at all.
     
  17. WelshGandalf

    WelshGandalf King

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    Looking at the Earth18 leaders, you seem to have done most if not all of the non-European ones now... Alexander sounds like a good option.
     
  18. The Oz-Man

    The Oz-Man Enter: The VAIKE!

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  19. Jaaboo

    Jaaboo Prince

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    The problem with Civ V is that there is just not a good equivalent of the Earth 18 map. For a while I had considered doing a series like KotW for Civ 5 but the attraction of the series is the knowledge of locations and resources and the expectations of normal play on the same map. The randomness of resources on the Earth map for Civ 5 dooms that attraction.

    Earth 1000 AD sounds like a good variant. While Alexander is a good leader that you haven't tried, it's hard to envision that the game won't just be the same "conquer Europe, use its resources to cruise to victory" game. So you'd have to have some restrictions (or try Immortal), I would think.

    Always peace would be a very hard game though, and could be fun. You'd have to try to ram cities down the AI's throats and win via culture (and Hatty is going to murder you there.)
     
  20. civvver

    civvver Deity

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    Civ5 would be dreadfully boring. Why? Civ5 is all about unit placement warfare. There's little to no micromanaging, research paths are much more straightforward, the diplomacy doesn't make sense. The only interesting part would be seeing what policies you adopt and how you position your siege units for maximum effect. After one game it'd be pretty dull imo.
     

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