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What level do you play at?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Demo Game IV: Polls' started by BCLG100, Apr 8, 2008.

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Which Level?

  1. Settler

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Chieftain

    5.0%
  3. Warlord

    7.5%
  4. Noble

    17.5%
  5. Prince

    30.0%
  6. Monarch

    25.0%
  7. Emperor

    2.5%
  8. Immortal

    12.5%
  9. Deity

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    Well im just curious and didn't want to interrupt all the role playing going on in the citizens forum. I'm not doing this to influence opinion but am curious as to how many players regularly play at monarch or for how many this will be a new experience (tech speed and AI bonuses etc).

    I mean regularly btw guys, im sure everyone manages to win some games at the levels above but where you win say 75% of the time? Whilst im also quite sure not everyone plays tonnes of SP anymore, i for instance rarely do- generally play MP. So just whatever level you feel comfortable with :)

    Just a list here
    Settler
    Chieftain
    Warlord
    Noble
    Prince
    Monarch
    Emperor
    Immortal
    Deity
     
  2. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    Prince, pushing for Monarch atm. That said, I am not comfortable enough on Prince to win 75% since I mostly play for fun, LAN, and all random leader/civs, so I often end up with one of the bad civs (gotta hate Ramesses, Stalin, Izzy etc...!)
     
  3. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    From what i can remember prince to monarch was the hardest bridge to gap, you go from the AI not getting much to a lot bigger advantage at the start which they then maintain throughout the game, the trick when playing MP (least i find) is to make at least 1 ally for the rest of the game and then hope yours two is the strongest!

    I also forgot to vote before i left... :blush:
     
  4. AluminumKnight

    AluminumKnight Conquistador

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    Same as DiamondEye, except I love playing Izzy!

    I used to play Monarch, but I was iffy at best at it and with all the new and improved BtS AI and stuff, I've moved back down to Prince, where I can win probably 80% of the time.
     
  5. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    The reason I don't really favor Izzy is her Exp trait and underpowered UU. Not that I directly detest her, I just find her one of the hardest to play since I nearly never go for an early religion (seems like I won't get to this in this game either :rolleyes:)
     
  6. w00ter

    w00ter Warlord

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    I win alot on Prince, so I just moved on to Monarch. I'm not far enough in my latest game to say if its alot more difficult.
     
  7. joncnunn

    joncnunn Senior Java Wizard Moderator

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    Currently Prince, but I'm strongly considering advancing to Monarch.
     
  8. pat123

    pat123 Warlord

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    Sigh...sigh...siiiiiggghhhh...hyper-noob sigh...chieftain :(
     
  9. w00ter

    w00ter Warlord

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    are you serious pat123? maybe you should take a look at the strategy fora? Or just try a Prince game for fun.
     
  10. Furiey

    Furiey No Longer Just Lurking

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    Where's the option for: None as BTS won't run on by old PC?
     
  11. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    that would be the 'deity' option furiey ;)
     
  12. dutchfire

    dutchfire Deity

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    Comfortable at monarch, win about 50% of the time on Emperor.
     
  13. Joe Harker

    Joe Harker 1st in the Premiership!

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    Can win regulary at Prince, if i try, but i usally play for fun at noble.
     
  14. Seidrik_The_Gray

    Seidrik_The_Gray Seidrik The Gray

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    I'm going through a phase now...a player evolution perhaps, where I'm learning to win on Monarch with the less popular civs. So, I may be moving on to Emperor soon. I've tried a few games there, but still have some bad habbits to work out of my game play. For example, I'm finding that unless a wonder is crucial to my strategy or has great synergies with my civ traits, then I'm ignoring them left and right, lol. In Prince I could reliably build them all. On Monarch, on Epic, I could build almost all of them, but on Emperor, and even now adays on Monarch, I nearly ignore them.

    By the way, I have a fun game on Monarch now in the Early Medieval ages as Stalin...I'm spreading out like a maniac, tech down around 40%, lol, and in the number 2 position. My economy is improving though, so I'll need to spread out some more soon, muahahaha
     
  15. blastoidstalker

    blastoidstalker The Geographer

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    I recently made the push up to immortal recently and have won a couple and lost some as well. I almost always win on Emporer and below. I tend to mostly play GOTM's which gives me experience at a variety of levels (and you learn alot from the posts).

    I won quickest diplomatic in BOTM #3 :)

    I like playing monarch and above beacause the AI's get strong enougth to differentiate more. Weak civs will fall to the stronger AI civ's maing a more interesting game outside of my realm of influence.
     
  16. Seymoo

    Seymoo The Sexmaster General

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    Have been playing noble for a while but just recently started to play prince, have got one game going well :s

    Also I never tend to go for victories, I just tend to sit back convinced my civ is the best around.
     
  17. w00ter

    w00ter Warlord

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    After playing about 70 turns on Monarch I must conclude that...

    I suck donkeyballs.

    Even with 18 civs I have the lowest score most of the time. :S maybe this will change later on in the game... On Prince I used to rise to power during mid-game and became number 1 by the industrial age.

    But whatever, I like being eaten by AI's, its not fun to win!
     
  18. PreLynMax

    PreLynMax Your Lord and Master

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    Immortal, because I'm immortal!

    Spoiler :
    I wanna try Deity, but I'm too chicken.


    Speak for yourself. I don't like losing, and if my score dips below 5th, I'd resign.
     
  19. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    Score means nothing before 2050 AD
     
  20. w00ter

    w00ter Warlord

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    Score means nothing if you disable Time Victory ;).

    I did speak for myself.

    Btw, if my score was the highest all the time I would resign because I get bored of the prospect that I will probably win without breaking a sweat.
     

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