Hi all, I recently posted an idea I have about a fun and easy way to compete in playing Civilization. Posted it in the ‘ideas’ section of the forum, but get the feeling that doesn’t generate a lot of traffic... Still think it would be a fun thing to do and am very curious to hear if there are others who would think so too. ___ So what’s the idea? We create a new subsection in the forum called ‘CIV Fanatics Competition’ (or whatever name the moderators of this forum come up with ). If you post a new thread in this part of the forum it is a new ‘competition’. ___ For example: I like to do a domination victory on deity as fast as possible and create a new post ‘fastest deity domination’. I specify the conditions for the competition: [map size: any], [difficulty: deity], [mods: UI only], [etc. etc.]. In the first post I keep the ‘top 10’ (starts empty off course…). I post it. Any of you sees the new competition and thinks: I’m awesome at fast domination and takes a recent game (of which you have saves and screenshots) or plays a new one and makes a reply: “I claim first place with this game: 98 turns victory with Hungary!” And posts info about how he/she played and some saves and screenshots to prove it’s a real victory and matches the conditions (much like the GOTM). The original poster (or a moderator) checks the win and grants the player a ranking (first for now…) in the ‘top 10’. Then someone else comes along, plays and posts a game and bam a 89 turns victory with Gilgamesh. Same drill and he/she claims first place. ___ As is clear from reading this forum there are many ways to enjoy the game. Going for speed and efficiency is popular, but others may prefer getting a huge empire with bizarre production. Why not start a competition for ‘most productive empire ever’. Others are into historically accuracy: start a competition ‘most wonders in the correct country (or even city) in a game’! For me, the fun would be in many things: - Seeing all kinds of (new) ways to enjoy the game - Being challenged to improve your play-style - Learning from others by seeing how they manage to do things you didn’t even know could be done - Make the game a bit more challenging by adding a bit of competition - After a while the competition forum would be filled with examples of the best and most fun ways to play civ, and there would be many examples of 'how to...' for anyone to watch, read and learn from ___ I’d love to hear from you whether you think this would be fun to do or not. And if enough people would like to try it, I’d love to hear from any of the moderators if it’s possible to open up a dedicated section for this. Not much is needed: if there's a section for this, anyone can start the competition!