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what maps do you play on and why

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by kristopherb, Aug 9, 2006.

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whats your favourite map

  1. pangea "one island"

    23 vote(s)
    14.9%
  2. islands

    22 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. terra

    18 vote(s)
    11.7%
  4. world map

    13 vote(s)
    8.4%
  5. fractical

    64 vote(s)
    41.6%
  6. great plains

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  7. high lands

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  8. ice age

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  9. oasis

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  10. lakes

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  11. smart map

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  12. maps you create

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  13. uk map(map of your country)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. map of any moon

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  15. all grass

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. kristopherb

    kristopherb Protective/Charismatic

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    i was thinking what is the most common maps ,mine is continents because by time you've got to the other continents you have a econemy to suport your and less waring and collonisation.

    if you want continents click islands
     
  2. shivute

    shivute Prince

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    I prefer Ice Age for two reasons,

    Smaller quantity of resources
    A lot less Grassland


    These tend to slow the speed of research right down which I prefer. It also makes less "sweet spots" available for really good cities meaning more warfare for specific cities.
    The less resources also makes it more of a challenge.
    It also makes coastal cities and cities on lakes more valuable (which is how I think it should be)
     
  3. Tarkhan

    Tarkhan King

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    Terra. It adds early war, and a colonization race for the new world in the mid-game.
     
  4. Pogel

    Pogel Warlord

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    I normally play on "continents", but it isn't listed as an option. I occassionally play on shuffle.
     
  5. Darwin420

    Darwin420 Darwin Plays Video Games

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    I really like the Fractal maps. Through this script, I've had pangeas, continents, archipelagos... I've had iceball worlds, desert worlds, and worlds with VERY interesting coastlines. I never know what I'm going to get.
     
  6. migthegreek

    migthegreek Back In Black

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    Where's Balanced and Continents (should be added because quite a lot of people use it)?

    I tend to change every now and then as I get bored with one type of map. I started with Continents, then Pangea, then Balanced, now Great Plains is my favourite... loads of resources.
     
  7. Judge Dee

    Judge Dee District Magistrate

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    now with warlords, i tend to play on fractal. i also like pangea maps for when i'm feeling lazy, and snaky continent achipelagos for special occasions.
     
  8. GoldenWheels

    GoldenWheels Chieftain

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    I really like the fractals myself. Unpredictable terrain, and the layout tends to leave a lot of nice chokepoints/land bridges to glom onto and control/capture. I like the large areas connected by two or three 1 or 2 square strands.
     
  9. gdgrimm

    gdgrimm Prince

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    Fractals. Before that I used Continents.

    Fractals really leaves you wondering what is out there. Sometimes racing toward Astronomy will give you an early colonization jump on good islands elsewhere. But sometimes, there won't be anything out there, and your Astronomy grab turns out to be a waste that puts you behind for the "home continent" battle.

    Fractal keeps the whole game play less predictable.
     
  10. Palantir30

    Palantir30 Warlord

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    Inland Sea.

    Provides at least two non-sea borders for every Civ, and then the amphibious route is also available. Every AI can walk to my territory and vice versa, so no worrying about Phony Wars. Generally decent distributions of rivers and hills and such. Early wars are genrerally necessary to grab enough land.

    Downsides- no real point to exploring beyond your borders except to meet everyone, you know what the map generally looks like. Fractals are nice for a change, but Inland Sea is still my favorite.
     
  11. Red Door

    Red Door Man of Mayhem

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    I play continents, archepelago, and Inland Sea.
     
  12. Veo

    Veo Chieftain

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    uh, where's continents, custom continents, and balanced (probably the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th most popular map styles)

    voted fractal, my favorite (go random... nimity)
     
  13. wgauld

    wgauld Chieftain

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    normally play on continents, but love the world map too.
     
  14. Bongo-Bongo

    Bongo-Bongo The Master

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    I play fractal maps. I makes for unpredictable land mass and terrain, making the game a lot more interesting.
     
  15. The Great Apple

    The Great Apple Big Cheese

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    Shuffle. It ain't on the list.
     
  16. Emerald Melios

    Emerald Melios Chieftain

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    I like archipelago and custom continents.
     
  17. jimbob27

    jimbob27 Emperor

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    I like fractal because it's the most random.
     
  18. StarWorms

    StarWorms Deity

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    I like fractal - it gives me 2 or 3 continents with me and the AI evenly spread across them. I would choose custom continents but then I obviously know how any there will be.
     
  19. Proteus

    Proteus King

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    I prefer Continents and Custom_Continents
     
  20. manwiththehands

    manwiththehands Chieftain

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    Fractal maps are cool. My least favorite is oasis. Too much desert, peaks, etc and very few resources.
     

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