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What Civ do you play???

Discussion in 'Civ2 - General Discussions' started by shadowdale, Feb 21, 2001.

  1. shadowdale

    shadowdale CFC Drunkard

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    I was wondering, what Civ's does people in here prefer to play??
    I always play either the Americans or the Romans when playing for fun or multi player. But if I'm playing for a high score then it is always one of the Orange Civ's, Greek, Carthaginians or English. I don't know why, but that is just how I play and I have gotten use to having a huge number of orange cities on the map.
    That's why I'm playing the English in my bid for the Deity high score, they are the only once that I haven't played all the way up.



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  2. stormerne

    stormerne Eye of the Storm Retired Moderator

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    I always play as the English. This is not because I'm English! It's simply because the orange colour is very distinctive and impossible to confuse.

    I never use the suggested English city names - I always invent new ones which are appropriate to the geography so that I remember where they are. Which will probably mean I'll rename all the existing cities in GOTM #2!

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  3. Fry002

    Fry002 Chieftain

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    hmmmm, americans, cause i am one of them =)
     
  4. Cedric Greene

    Cedric Greene Chieftain

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    In my case I have edited my rules.txt to include 6 new civs and I have moved others around. I usually play as the Wanderers(took the old spot of the Babylonians). The standard civs I play are the Celts,as I am a druid irl, the Romans, took 2 years of Latin in high school, and the English, my mother's side of the family.

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  5. Lefty Scaevola

    Lefty Scaevola Moderatus Illuminatus Super Moderator

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    any and all
     
  6. stormerne

    stormerne Eye of the Storm Retired Moderator

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    Druid irl? Historical reconstructionlist or neo-pagan?

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  7. Leowind

    Leowind Chieftain

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    I hold down the down arrow key and then let go with my eyes closed, and thus select a civ at random. After my current game, however, I may never play a civ with dark blue color again (Vikings in this instance). Nearly impossible to see my cities against the dark green of the reference map. Then again, better to have a hard time seeing my cities when I know where they are then to have a hard time seeing an enemies cities when I may not have as good an idea....
     
  8. BlueMonday

    BlueMonday Can I Kick It?

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    I customized my version of civ by replacing the babylonians (green) with Irish. I have all the classic cities: Belfast, Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Cobh, Dundalk, Bantry, Kinsale, Wicklow (to name a few).

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  9. Muumuu

    Muumuu Chieftain

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    Hi all! (my first post)

    I seem to like the Babylonians, but why, don't know.

    But I wonder... do the different Civ's have different characteristics? For example, do they have a tendency to start with a different set of knowledge?

    At least the computer seems to play different civs with different style.

    Just wondering if it were possible to choose a favorite civ on this basis.
     
  10. Håkan Eriksson

    Håkan Eriksson Commander of the Swedes.

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    The vikingsThe vikingsThe vikingsThe vikingsThe vikingsThe vikingsThe vikings

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  11. vladmir_illych_lenin

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    I play the Romans, and of course, the RUssians. They're both white, so they show up on the map really well. I'm used to white anyways because when I just started to play Civ, I chose the Russians, and I thought White was the default colour for human players.
     
  12. Lefty Scaevola

    Lefty Scaevola Moderatus Illuminatus Super Moderator

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    Uh, Håkan, Vikings did not wear horns on their helmets, This was made up at a latter date.

    Barrett the Bloodaxe Moursund

    [This message has been edited by Lefty Scaevola (edited February 21, 2001).]
     
  13. stormerne

    stormerne Eye of the Storm Retired Moderator

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    I think he probably knows that
     
  14. Cedric Greene

    Cedric Greene Chieftain

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    Neo-pagan I actually have roman/greek gods but follow more a celtic druid belief. Oh I also like the Carthaginians, they just seem kick *** .


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  15. Bomber

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    I useally play Babs because they start off better. But if i'm in a mood to just make big armys i like to play Germany
     
  16. SunTzu

    SunTzu Hooah Retired Moderator

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    Usually i play as the Germans Germany! Whoot! or Chinese

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  17. guderian

    guderian Chieftain

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    I usually play german, because of the cool names for cities that exist in reality, plus
    others I can name for famous germans in history, such as Ezherzog Ferdinand Max,
    Prinz Eitel Friedrich Freya, or Kronprinz Maximillian von Prittwitz. When I'm just
    fooling around with experiments, I play the
    romans as emporer Biggus Diccus, or I'll play
    the English with city names like Irritable,
    Indignant or Insolant ( all cities begin with
    the letter I ).
     
  18. Cunobelin Of Hippo

    Cunobelin Of Hippo Site Pachyderm

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    The Celts. Or the Canadians. Sometimes the Carthiginians. Never the Zulus.

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  19. shadowdale

    shadowdale CFC Drunkard

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    Yea Hippo, that goes for me to - The ZULUs are banned in my little world.
    They are the only Civ I have ever lost with and there for never ever shall their foul tribe be mine to command.



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  20. Fishheads

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    ussualy engish or carthagians
    or germans

    somtimes japanise *but never zulus! down with zulus! may they burn in hell!!*

    sometimes sioux but that's rare

     

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