Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by jpinard, Jul 28, 2007.
What speed do you enjoy playing most?
Marathon.... I like building units and having a chance to use them before having to upgrade. I used to love Epic but it wasn't quite (lol) slow enough...
I like epic. Seems to be the perfect pace for me.
i usually play normal but i played epic a few times and i like it
how can I be the only enjoying quick games?
i just can't play the same game for more than 10 hours, and some players waste 30 hours in only a map!!!
i did that in Civ3, but no longer in Civ4, it is just too much time and gets boring; in Civ3 I wanted to arrive the late industrial age and really have fun, but now Modern Warfare isn't that good; even in BtS
Fast and Good- its all what I want!
I like Epic the best. Normal isn't slow enough, and Marathon is slow, and seems a bit imbalanced, especially in terms of when barbs start showing up. Epic is...just right, I suppose...
good how can you people playt epic and marathon, normal is nearly to slow for me and i need new stuff, not the same old empire turn out and turn in, normal for me
How can anyone who is not 6 years old enjoy quick games?
I just want to play different maps and don't be always stuck in the same... I also sometimes play epic games (althought I think Marathon is just way too slow, and so it sucks)
also keep in mind that I almost every time start from Ancient Times; no Advanced Start
Well the great thing is - that we have the different options. Personally I like to use units for a while before they become useless. I also like taking my time and absorbing everything. However there may come a point in time where I just want to get to space and try differing maps - so normal would be the way to go.
Actually I'm still trying to decide between Epic and Marathon. I almost kind of with there was a mode right in-between those two (Epic not quite slow enough, Marathon might be a bit too slow). Hehe.
I'm surprised its a dead-heat between Normal, Epic, and Marathon. 14-14-12
Because not everyone has the exact same tastes?
In Warlords, I was playing all my games on Epic, it was just a nice speed for me. However, I've been playing all my BTS games on Standard for now so I can get my head wrapped around the new concepts and because of that nasty espionage bug
I play alot of MP and that's all Quick speed. For SP I play Epic but a game usually only takes me 6'ish hours since I take my turns fast.
Epic is the best IMO for gameplay. Units don't go obsolete too quickly, tech rates are balanced, growth rates are good, workers build improvements at a good rate and have time to move around, etc. Marathon is just too agonizingly slow for me.
Often I'll play Normal or Quick just to get things moving quicker and to try other stuff. On MP in gamespy, quick is the only speed anyone can stand.
I've never been able to finish any of my marathon games. They just take TOO long IMO
But that's why we can choose the speed, so we can style it to our tastes.
Quick is best, you win you can start over quickly, if you lose, you start a new game and don't repeat the same mistakes
I love the Sailing age and usually play epic or marathon to be able to actually use my frigates before they get annihilated by destroyers. Does anyone know if there is a mod that makes it possible to stop the tech tree at some point? would be fun to stop it right before riflemen cavalry cannons and frigates become obsolete...
but switched to Epic for BtS due to reports that poisoning wells seems to be a little bit too effective at marathon (and not wanting to modify XML-files that probably might get changed nevertheless with the next paqtch )
I just started a thread about the Dynamic Game Speed option.
Check it out if you wish to come with ideas or solutions.
Since me & my dad play it not very often i'd say marathon. Together we play Epic but I like it to last a long time, allows for more intricate strategies to be employed.
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