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What difficulty

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by Swiss Bezerker, Mar 27, 2005.

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what difficulty?

  1. Chieftan

    4 vote(s)
    3.6%
  2. Warlord

    5 vote(s)
    4.5%
  3. Regent

    20 vote(s)
    18.0%
  4. Monarch

    31 vote(s)
    27.9%
  5. Emperor

    25 vote(s)
    22.5%
  6. Demigod

    10 vote(s)
    9.0%
  7. Deity

    10 vote(s)
    9.0%
  8. Sid (*COUGH*Imposible*COUGH*)

    6 vote(s)
    5.4%
  1. Grohan

    Grohan Bug-hunter

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    Monarch. Playing my 2nd monarch game now and it's going pretty well.
     
  2. Jopedamus I

    Jopedamus I Immortality is reality

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    Deity, usually standard pangaea or continents. Sid is still too difficult for me...
     
  3. Nicci

    Nicci Warlord

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    i play monarch (civ3). i tried emperor a few times. think i won once. monarch is a bit too easy for me, so i'll give emperor another chance in the near future.
    besides, like some mentioned: it's not a matter on which level u play, but at what level u win!
     
  4. Breunor

    Breunor Deity

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    I play everything random. Almost always win on emperor, about 50% with demigod.

    Breunor
     
  5. Mad2rix

    Mad2rix Warlord

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    Once again, I play that civilization to challenge tiny Pangaea C3C diety game. I managed to achieve domination victory before the BC date ended. However, the map setting is pretty rough as one of my opponents' territory is barricade with marshs and jungles which delayed my invasion using mostly War Chariots. As a result, I had hard time finishing off that civ as they already reached middle ages building musketmen, pikemen, and medival infantry.

    Oh well, I'm not worried if someone else tries to beat my first diety victory game, which is probably accepted in HOF as we could learn from most elite players who might tend to make few mistakes when strategizing a war-game.
     
  6. CoolioVonHoolio

    CoolioVonHoolio Quit WoW, back to Civ.

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    looks like most people play on monarch...
     
  7. Brewster

    Brewster stays crunchy in milk

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    I can beat Monarch quite easily but am having some difficulties with Emperor. Oh well, I guess I will just hae to keep on playing.
     
  8. Darkness

    Darkness Shadow creature

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    Everything below DG is relaxing
    DG is nice
    Deity is a challenge
    and on Sid I need to get (really) lucky...
     
  9. Calder

    Calder Warlord

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    I voted Emperor since its my comfort zone, but I'll try DemiGod again after my first failed attempt cost me my confidence.
     
  10. slightlymarxist

    slightlymarxist Comrade

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    Emperor, but I'm starting to get the hang of it now so I'm going to move up to Demigod soon.
     
  11. eldar

    eldar ChiefTank

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    Monarch, I can beat Emperor but I have to put too much effort into it most of the time so I don't.
     
  12. thetrooper

    thetrooper Schweinhund

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    Currently: monarch for my large map five-city-challenge games.
     
  13. llib_rm

    llib_rm Prince

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    4 out of 7 at Regent :)
    4 out of 4 at Monarch :goodjob:
    Next step is Emperor :eek:
     
  14. alamo

    alamo bang!

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    I keep saying I'll move to Emperor when I fill the HoF with Monarchy wins w/o ANY loss.

    Unfortunately, the random map plays a joke on me every once in awhile and I loose due to a pathetic start. It always seems to be Spain, too.

    Last time it was a near-pangea with Spain stuck in a jungle-choked corner. There was only 1 plain clear in the closest 100 squares! Of course all my neighbors were in the clear and expanding into my area. I though I had a chance until Ghandi walked 3 warriors 30 squares down and took my only expansion town (no losses, of course!).
     
  15. El Dorko Grande

    El Dorko Grande Total and utter bastard

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    I play Emperor when I want a challenging game and Monarch when I want to do some seious ass wuppin'. I have won DemiGod once, but it's to difficult a level to really enjoy playing. I tried Sid once: Boy did I ever get my behind kicked! Ouch.... Definitely NOT going to try that level again....

    @ Alamo: Try playing the Dutch on Arid Archipelago. Succes guaranteed :)
     
  16. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    I voted for Monarch as that's the level I play most of the time and always win on (gotta feel victorious and satisfied with the game). Emperor doesn't go well most of the time but I have won a couple of times, with both being pesky, dissatisfying Diplomatic wins. I play Emperor when I want a challenge and will probably do so more as these Monarch games are getting easier now. I'd never dream of wasting my time with any higher levels.
     
  17. Pentium

    Pentium Digital Matter

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    How can you win on Emperor and then move down to Monarch?
     
  18. Swiss Bezerker

    Swiss Bezerker Emperor

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    Looks like Monarch is the most popular difficulty:its the difficulty where things start to toughen up a little.

    Why do more people play on Deity than Demigod
     
  19. Rik Meleet

    Rik Meleet Top predator Retired Moderator

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    because the step from DG to Deity is minor and Deity offers more challenge.
     
  20. XSox

    XSox Chieftain

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    When I play a "real" game, not just a practice, I play on Emperor. I've been playing most of my games lately on Chieften to practice some strategies and ideas though.
     

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