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What is the most exciting part of the game for you?

Discussion in 'Civ1 - General Discussions' started by stwils, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. stwils

    stwils Emperor

    Apr 5, 2001
    Georgia, USA
    For me, it is the beginning. What kind of terrain is my settler on? Is there a river nearby? goody huts? barbarians? some other tribe close by? And who?

    Are we on a small island? If so, how soon can I get a trireme launched with a few on board to explore?

    How soon can I explore my terrain? Get a tech?

    What lies ahead? What kind of game am I heading for?

    I guess I just love beginnings. Like in chess. A whole new game and world.

    What is your favorite part?

  2. Osvaldo Manso

    Osvaldo Manso Warlord

    Jul 28, 2006
    Lisbon, Portugal, Europe
    For me, the best part is also the beginning. That sense of knowing that a world is lying there waiting to be explored is great. I love when I don't have the slightest clue about the continent where I'm in. Is it small, big, very big? Do I have to share it with other civs or is it just for myself? Which are the most suitable sites for my cities? Naval exploration is also great.
  3. Whelkman

    Whelkman Phantom Taxman

    Mar 16, 2007
    First 50 turns. Each time I try to go farther, build a larger empire by 2000 BC.
  4. Rowan

    Rowan Warlord

    Oct 22, 2001
    Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA

    Same here!
  5. HylandPaddy

    HylandPaddy Chieftain

    May 30, 2008
    The most exciting part for me is the first contact with other civs. Finding out that I'm either going to build a magnificant civ, trading in harmony with the babylonians, or a bloody fight for survival against the bullying Russians and the warlike Zulus. I think its the fear when your solitary milita discovers "Moscow" or "Leningrad", surrounded by 5 Russian chariots and your only on your first city.
  6. MXB

    MXB Chieftain

    Dec 11, 2008
    Beginning of course! Sometimes I'll just start game after game to enjoy that best part. The exploring of the great black. The city foundation analysis. I'll spend minutes working out ideal city sites. If the enemy should show up at that stage I generally quit in disgust because they ruined my fun.
    This is also true for all CIV-like games natch.
  7. XDrake

    XDrake Chieftain

    Aug 20, 2006
    I kind of play games differently. I like to play where I take over my continent and become regiocentric. I don't like to build overseas empires, but to sit and play devil's advocate while others civilizations battle it out.

    I spend most of my time engineering civil wars to break up powerful empires and blocking straits to frustrate development.

    My favorite point in the game is when the world is smaller place and the 4+ civs I usually have going are battling it out. It is like a neverending WWII...

    When playing world map I love seeing all the civilizations fighting in Africa, which is usually the center of the universe on world map. Civs in Americas like landing there, ones in Europe and Asia move in, and if you have a civilization living there they are in the mix...

    I manipulate civilizations. <3
  8. void

    void Warlord

    Apr 14, 2002
    Huh, that's pretty cool XDrake. So do you usually go for a spaceship victory then?
  9. dirtylou

    dirtylou Chieftain

    Nov 4, 2008
    since i play civnet, its when or if i get behind in techs. then the nervousness comes in. whether or not im will be crushed and how i can come back from that.
  10. Lord_Hill

    Lord_Hill Chieftain

    May 10, 2004
    London, UK
    most seem to prefer the beginning, but my favourite part of the game is about half way through when a few of the weaker civs have been eliminated early then you find yourself and one other civ as by far the most powerful in the world. The enormous war that inevitably follows is very exciting!
  11. Ifrit9

    Ifrit9 Chieftain

    May 18, 2005
    The most exciting part for me is later in the game, when some AI civs become powerful empires. It's fun to watch them waging wars with each other, massive naval battles, long city assaults, etc. However, that occurs rarely, because I usually eliminate them before they become strong enough.
  12. C1v1l1z@t10n

    C1v1l1z@t10n Warlord

    Nov 19, 2004
    All good point from earlier posts.
    In the beginning I also find it exciting when your first trireme maybe loaded with to chariots unload outside an enemies capital or city, you speak, you do peace and then you have to decide... should I break the peace and take their city?
    How will it affect my game if those chariot lose? and if they succeed this civilization will never recover and I got a new landmass to colonize.

    Else I'm also for messing with the others civilizations, to split the biggest one and keep them all strong and fight each other. But when you have embassy in all those cities and you see them breaking peace and change million of knowledge and then do peace again really takes my moral down :)

    Maybe most exciting is those game where an enemy have sent up a space ship and I'm a lot behind and travel with a transport/frigate/sail in unsecured water (I always imagine I'm Lone Wolf (Joe Dever) in book 12) with troops that must take the capital city, else the game is lost. If a cruiser/submarine/bomber etc shows up and kill the transport the game is over (of course I should escort the transport with a battleship). After landing the troops my next question is if they all be killed before they get an chance to attack etc or if it is not a coast city get the time to nuke it and take it (yeah I don't like nukes but I do exceptions if someone nuke me first or if it can cancel a Space Ship from victory)
  13. simonnomis

    simonnomis Warlord

    Nov 29, 2005
    The creative process is my favourite part, watching the other civilisations develop and seeing how the game progresses. I like balance of power play most of all; there's nothing more dull than one aggressive civilisation totally dominating the play.

    I enjoy the latter stages of the game much less, as technology progresses too fast and the nations all churn out hundreds of advanced units and start fighting each other.

    I like to sit by in the background and play god, basically, letting my own civilisation develop as a mid-power (though always more technologically advanced and with perfected terrain and cities so that at a moment's notice I can fire up the defensive war machine to knock down the bully) and interfering to ensure that the less military states have a chance of developing.
  14. Kunelly83

    Kunelly83 Chieftain

    May 6, 2009
    I really enjoy about the beginning of the game to the early AD's. I tend to have more fun with the early advancements and military than whats available later in the game. I try to get pretty advanced by that point so no one would challenge me so often.

    I am amazed though, I played the other day with 5 civs MAX and only met 2 civs early on. It wasn't until the 1900's I met the others, and they kept demanding tech!!! I was amuzed! Of course I just rejected them, and they wanted peace. Funny how that works.

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