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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. Armorydave

    Armorydave Prince

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    Fractal here as well. I used to do snaky islands with a low sea level but fractal has a similar effect.
     
  2. The Great Apple

    The Great Apple Big Cheese

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    What about shuffle?
     
  3. josephstalin

    josephstalin Kremlin Highlander

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    I like lakes, Pangaea (for OCC), continents, terra. No particular favorite.
     
  4. raiku

    raiku Chieftain

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    What are setting to good fractal map? (I have 1.61)

    I want:
    - as big world as possible
    - as many civs as possible and realistic in fractal same time: how many?
    - climate like "earth", some jungles, some ice, some desert etc.

    Please, what settings i made?

    When i now take fractal i always have (i take a look 5 maps):
    - 3 continent
    - not ice, jungles..only europeantype areas all continents.
     
  5. Bluetooth

    Bluetooth King

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    Most of all I like playing one of the world maps or a map of Europe, Asia or America. As I can’t play these maps all the time I also play continents and terra and occasionally pangea.
     
  6. curtadams

    curtadams Warlord

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    I love Highlands for the geography - the mountains and lakes create complex and interesting terrain barriers. I've modded it for a whole-world environment, though - wraparound and pole-to-pole rather than regional and pole-to-equator. I also play with seas since that's one more aspect of varied geography.

    Terra is also fun for the explore-the-new-world aspect (I wish the computer players understood it) and of course the variety of Fractal is great.
     
  7. Masquerouge

    Masquerouge Deity

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    I've played fractal 5 times, but stopped because everytime I got a pangea, so I thought fractal was just another pangea... Might give it another go then.

    Besides that, it's continents or pangea.
     
  8. jimbob27

    jimbob27 Emperor

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    Huge, temperate, low sea level fractal, 18 civs.
     
  9. ulsterman88

    ulsterman88 4-2 Rangers rule supreme!

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    My favourite is pangea followed closely by terra. I always edit maps before start though to make them a bit more realistic
     
  10. PMabey

    PMabey Warlord

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    fractal. on vanilla i used continents.
     
  11. TyranusBonehead

    TyranusBonehead Bound & Determined

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    I usually play 'continents' or islands, small sized map with 2-4 other civs. What can I say, I'm a pretty casual Civ-er.

    Sounds like I need to give fractal a try.
     
  12. kristopherb

    kristopherb Protective/Charismatic

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    check my sig


    ilove to play continents but the chances are youre not giong to advance fast and you know where the islands are
     
  13. illram

    illram Deity Retired Moderator

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    I tried team battle ground the other day and that was pretty fun, just a big land map with tiny little lakes dotted around it, good for an all out war/territory grab all game long. From the looks of the posts fractal sounds good, I always play continents or earth map or inland sea, but I am getting bored of all of them. (Continents is way to predictable).
     
  14. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    I like Terra maps. Discovering and colonizing a new continent is so much fun.
     
  15. The Navy Seal

    The Navy Seal Emperor

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    I was going to say maps I create because I make my start area super. But I still like fractical.
     
  16. asylumking

    asylumking Chieftain

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    Altoona, IA
    Fractal is like a box of chocolates...You never know what your're gonna get...

    Mmm...A caramel...
     
  17. romelus

    romelus NUCULAR!

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    what exactly is fractal supposed to generate? i've tried it a few times, and every time it gave me one large continent, and one or more small continents, with lots of water and very few islands. i haven't seen the huge variety that others have encountered.
     
  18. Older than Dirt

    Older than Dirt King

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    It almost always seemed to generate for me a snakey huge continent and one or two small continents with very few,if any, islands. I can't see why it is so well liked.
     

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