1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

What "custom game" features do you usually play with?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Dida, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Dida

    Dida YHWH

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    Messages:
    3,426
    I usually play with
    - no tech brokering
    - no espionage
    - no random event
    - choose religion

    I think the first two should be quite common among civ players as tech trading between AIs are simply outrageous and the espionage system is nothing but a nuisance.

    Random events aren't so bad, they don't break or make the game for me, but it kind of screws up the recap at the end of the game. Do I really care to know a "vicious storm torn its way through a Mali city destroying some mines in the year 420 AD"? No, I don't give a damn, leave it out.

    I always enables choose religion because it is kind of weird always having Judaism and Hinduism as the dominant religion in every game.
     
  2. Gooblah

    Gooblah Heh...

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    Messages:
    4,282
    Aggressive AI
     
  3. Snowman084

    Snowman084 Chieftain

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2008
    Messages:
    46
    Location:
    Canada
    i play on warlord difficulty so ill play against everything, i like fighting raging barbarians when during peace, or when im organizing everyone
     
  4. Mesodius

    Mesodius Warmonger

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2006
    Messages:
    208
    Gender:
    Male
    I usually just play No Tech Brokering. Sometimes I play No Espionage because it's annoying as hell to have to take money away from science to ramp up espionage slider, and it really seems to add nothing to the game.- Just annoying notices about cottages being destroyed and whatnot. However, if I turn espionage off, then I don;t get the handy power graph. Wish I could get the power graph and still leave espionage off.

    Random events and barbarians really don't bother me as much as they do many other posters here.
     
  5. Dida

    Dida YHWH

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    Messages:
    3,426
    I just played a game with espionage off, pretty sure you do get power graph, in fact it is free when espionage is off, which you otherwise have to pay for.

    I don't mind barbarians, they provide something to kill during peace time. I just wish that barbarians have a "lair" somewhere in the fog of war so we can send armies after them. I don't think they should have cities.
     
  6. allunderheaven

    allunderheaven Settler

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2007
    Messages:
    160
    Location:
    Canada
    I'm pretty sure I don't get the power graph with Espionage turned off...:( I must be missing out on something.

    I like the way that the barbs can found cities in Civ IV rather than just build barbarian camps like in Civ III.

    I usually play with No vassals, no tech brokering, raging barbs
     
  7. Mesodius

    Mesodius Warmonger

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2006
    Messages:
    208
    Gender:
    Male
    What version are you using? I'm running BtS with 3.17 patch and I never get the power graph with espionage turned off.

    I like that the barbarians have cities instead of just camps like in Civ 3. Just another interesting element of the game.
     
  8. CCRunner

    CCRunner Deity

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    Messages:
    3,132
    Choose Religions only.
     
  9. bestbrian

    bestbrian Just this guy, ya know?

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2007
    Messages:
    3,344
    Location:
    NYC
    Agg AI, Raging Barbs, No Huts, Choose Religion. That's my combo.
     
  10. TheMeInTeam

    TheMeInTeam Top Logic

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    Messages:
    25,910
    Always

    - No Random Events

    Usually

    - No Tribal Villages

    Occasionally

    - No Barbarians

    Rarely

    anything else.
     
  11. Julian Delphiki

    Julian Delphiki Anton's key

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2006
    Messages:
    2,738
    Location:
    Helsinki, Funland
    Time off (well not that much needed anymore since I can actually win the game :D) & choose religions. Sometimes AGG AI & AGG barbs.
     
  12. Nials

    Nials Prince

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2005
    Messages:
    593
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Denmark
    Completely default settings here. Contrary to many people, I enjoy random events a lot although many of them are nothing but minor boons or nuisances, although the raging barbarian hordes that do sometimes spawn in the BC's are complete nonsense.
    I had a stack of Swordsmen spawn right next to one of my first few cities once, that sucked.
     
  13. Ai Shizuka

    Ai Shizuka King

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    856
    I usually play with everything on default. Sometimes I switch barbs off.
     
  14. Supr49er

    Supr49er 2011 Thunderfall Cup

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Messages:
    3,603
    Location:
    Bear Flag Republic
    Usually:
    No Tech Brokering
    Choose Religions
    Aggressive AI
     
  15. King of Town

    King of Town Adventuring

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,801
    Location:
    Wilamette Valley
    if i play custom then it is choose religions and raging barbs. Usually I don't care.
     
  16. Karl Townsend

    Karl Townsend Prince

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2005
    Messages:
    429
    Always

    No Vassel States
    No Tech Brokering
    Raging barbs
    Aggresive AI
    Choose Religons
     
  17. Utotri

    Utotri Chieftain

    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Messages:
    33
    No Tech Brokering
    Either No Barbs or Raging Barbs
    Choose Religions
    Sometimes I turn off Random Events too
     
  18. Ometjabbe

    Ometjabbe Chieftain

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    56
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Choose religions only. For the added feel of realism.
     
  19. Aemilius

    Aemilius Guest from Overseas

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    212
    Location:
    Southern Finland
    I always have No technology brokering and Permanent alliances, and occasionally Choose religions.
     
  20. Roller123

    Roller123 Prince

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    589
    - no tech brokering

    -sometimes No barbarians(havent decided yet if me always getting the Great Wall could be considered a bonus for AI losing cities to massive uprisings)
    -sometimes Permanent alliances(on higher difficulties this is fun)
     

Share This Page