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What do you do in between turns?

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by The Loser, Jan 14, 2007.

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What do you do IBT????

  1. I eat, a lot

    2 vote(s)
    5.6%
  2. i drink

    3 vote(s)
    8.3%
  3. i study

    4 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. i chat

    3 vote(s)
    8.3%
  5. i surf

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  6. i just let my pc do its thing and go away for some time

    6 vote(s)
    16.7%
  7. i read

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. i ...................

    17 vote(s)
    47.2%
  1. Ansar

    Ansar Détente avec l'été

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    That occasionally happens to me. :spank:
     
  2. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    Hannibal ante portes! ;)
     
  3. Benvolio

    Benvolio Chieftain

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    I watch the AI and plan my next move. I go brush my teeth and do other things like I might actually be going to bed soon. I sit and wonder when my wife's going to wake up and discover I haven't come to bed yet....:)
     
  4. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    It seems good computers are a majority here! :D
     
  5. Sir_Lancelot

    Sir_Lancelot Emperor

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    I voted "study" as I am studying the AI moves..
     
  6. Marsden

    Marsden Keeper of the HoF Annex Hall of Fame Staff

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    You're not the only one!
     
  7. Sashie VII

    Sashie VII Balance of Power

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    In my secondary school days, I listen to the radio or listen for noises from my parents' bedroom :p

    Nowadays in university, I drink, eat, read sometimes or just watch what the AI are up to.
     
  8. The Loser

    The Loser King

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    so i guess most of the guys here are very lucky with such a great pc.
    mine sucks, and the waiting sucks to :p
    Fortunatly i have this forum to complain about it ;)
     
  9. Sir_Lancelot

    Sir_Lancelot Emperor

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    If you have the nerve to go away as the AI's do their evil moves, then you really need to advance 3 steps on the difficulty ladder!

    ... or maybe it's the other way around, you need to go down 3 levels... ;)
     
  10. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    If you would have to wait 5 minutes for one of those turns of the evil AI to finish, then it's really not worth it. ;)
     
  11. AutomatedTeller

    AutomatedTeller Frequent poster

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    I usually watch in horror as I forget to leave one border city unguarded and have the enemy cavalry rip through my cities one at a time. It's amazing how fast they can take cities when you have rails and none of them are defended, it really, truly is.
     
  12. jpn4022

    jpn4022 Chieftain

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    Watch TV, cook dinner, plot my next turn's strategy,
    I wish there was a way you could let the other player's turns run and you could investigate your own cities and plans, of course you couldn't change things, but seeing would be nice.
     
  13. Red Door

    Red Door Man of Mayhem

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    Right now, I'm playing a game with long turn times. I do my homework in between turns.
     
  14. wgauld

    wgauld Chieftain

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    I watch the game try and learn for the AI, keep an eye on it so to speak.
     
  15. aluka

    aluka Warlord

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    I often listen to music. Also the turn times are not too long on my PC. Turning off animations make them faster (especially friend animations when the AI decides to shift forces inside their territory.)
     
  16. psweetman1590

    psweetman1590 Emperor

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    I read (out of class text books) while waiting for the AI to move. It's not much of a problem on epic games, as the turn times are minimal. However, playing AoI, WWII Global, and TCW gives you very long turn times. As a result, I've adopted the strategy of playing epic games when I have no work to do, and scenarios when I do so that I can do the work between turns. Works well, as long as you keep your head on right. Once while writing a paper for English I had to stop myself from writing "Rome" when I meant to write "roam". :p
     
  17. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    scratch my nuts
     
  18. T.A JONES

    T.A JONES Deity

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    Well, Thats honesty for ya :undecide:... lol
     
  19. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    I might be getting a new computer next month so hope I'll soon be in the category that watches the AI moving! :D
     
  20. Heretic_Cata

    Heretic_Cata We're gonna live forever

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    I .......

    Well, my comp is so crappy, if i try to multi-task civ3 with something else it usualy dies. But if i stick to stuff like my mod and several others; things don't go clogging the memory and i can chat a bit on messenger.
     

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