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What Game Speed do you play on?

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Troy Bruckner, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Troy Bruckner

    Troy Bruckner Prince

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    I feel like so much is lost when I play on anything besides marathon or epic. On the faster speed games units go obsolete by the time I get them to the front line and sometimes twice removed from the current tech level. Stuff builds too quickly. See the enemy 3 tiles away? No problem you can build a wall and maybe a unit before they get there......
     
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  2. LoneDragon

    LoneDragon Warlord

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    Always Epic. I'd play on marathon but I'd never finish a game.
     
  3. iammaxhailme

    iammaxhailme Emperor

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    Depends on the type of game I want. I usually play cutural or science victory and I dislike moving tons of stuff around all the time, so I usually play on quick.
     
  4. Jaybe

    Jaybe civus fanaticus Supporter

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    Epic. Sometime in Civ4 or 5 I switched to it from marathon speed.
     
  5. nzcamel

    nzcamel Nahtanoj the Magnificent

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    Marathon 95% of the time.
     
  6. Siptah

    Siptah Eternal Chieftain

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    Used to play marathon from civ I to V. In VI, marathon feels to slow, so I play exclusively on epic.
     
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  7. Deggial

    Deggial Emperor

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    Am I allowed to participate in this thread if I only play on boring ‘standard’? ;)
     
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  8. LKx

    LKx Chieftain

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    Online. I get bored on other speeds :p

    However i liked a lot the mod "real marathon", where the military units were a lot cheaper than in standard marathon. That allowed better warfare and general feeling.
    Does that mod still work with GS?
     
  9. Melliores

    Melliores Chieftain

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    I play on standard but I have been considering trying marathon with a revised ruleset, like the aforementioned mod with faster unit build times. Kind of miss the large-scale conflicts from Alpha Centauri in the mid to late game. :)
     
  10. AmazonQueen

    AmazonQueen Virago

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    Standard.
    I used to play on marathon in Civ IV but found it glacial in V and haven't really tried it in VI.
    If there were ways to boost production as much as you could late game in previous games I might be more inclined to do so.
    I guess I still haven't fully adapted to chopping/buying having replaced building as the most efficient means of production.

    edit: Although I guess a lot of people would say whipping was the most effective form of production in IV. I didn't use that much either.
     
  11. Noble Zarkon

    Noble Zarkon Civ IV Emperor EQM Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter GOTM Staff

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    That's me as well!
     
  12. Onii-chan

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    I always play on standard in Civ 6. In Civ 4 I always played on epic and in Civ 5 I used to rotate between standard and epic, but in general games take longer in Civ 6 since there is more to do every turn due to the active research system, policy card micromanagement and a bit longer turn times in general. So epic games tend to get a bit boring for me before they finish in Civ 6. Standard ones keep a more reasonable time frame. I mean the early game is always the most fun part of every Civ game anyway so I'd rather not linger longer than necessary on the endgame part of it
     
  13. Disgustipated

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    Lately I feel there is nothing gained by playing on epic over normal speed. The only reason I play epic is if I plan on extensive warfare. Yeah I realize this gives me the advantage, but I want to experience the warmongering civs in their fullest. If I'm playing peaceful, normal seems better.
     
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  14. ZeroSuitSenpai

    ZeroSuitSenpai Warlord

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    Standard mostly and occasionally epic.
     
  15. madeirabhoy

    madeirabhoy Chieftain

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    is basically the only difference is the game runs slower, but you get to move your army and other guys much more?
     
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  16. SxSnts9

    SxSnts9 Warlord

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    Things take a lot longer to build, research, recruit, etc.
     
  17. SammyKhalifa

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    Normal. It seems to me like longer speeds is a fake drawing-out of the game. It's not like you're REALLY doing more it just takes longer.
     
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  18. ltccone

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    Epic.
     
  19. ltccone

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    Wars make the biggest difference with longer speeds. You can't replace units as fast.
     
  20. anandus

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    I prefer standard, but my friends like to play on quick, so it's mostly quick.
     

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