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What speed do you enjoy playing most?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by jpinard, Jul 28, 2007.

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What speed do you enjoy playing most?

  1. Quick

    14 vote(s)
    4.0%
  2. Normal

    85 vote(s)
    24.6%
  3. Epic

    131 vote(s)
    37.9%
  4. Marathon

    114 vote(s)
    32.9%
  5. Modded speed (please describe in post)

    2 vote(s)
    0.6%
  1. jpinard

    jpinard Martian

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    What speed do you enjoy playing most?
     
  2. Dnomal

    Dnomal Prince

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    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...
     
  3. martin031

    martin031 Warlord

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    I like epic. Seems to be the perfect pace for me.
     
  4. Amin001

    Amin001 Heretic

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    i usually play normal but i played epic a few times and i like it
     
  5. uat2d

    uat2d ಠ_ಠ

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    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!
     
  6. Lance of Llanwy

    Lance of Llanwy King

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    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...
     
  7. Tronicoz

    Tronicoz vikingz

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    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
     
  8. MisterBarca

    MisterBarca Prince

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    How can anyone who is not 6 years old enjoy quick games? :crazyeye:
     
  9. uat2d

    uat2d ಠ_ಠ

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    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
     
  10. jpinard

    jpinard Martian

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    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
     
  11. PimpyMicPimp

    PimpyMicPimp Regrets His Username.

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    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 :p
     
  12. BARBEERIAN

    BARBEERIAN Prince

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    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.
     
  13. Kennigit

    Kennigit proud 2 boxer

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    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.
     
  14. PimpyMicPimp

    PimpyMicPimp Regrets His Username.

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    I've never been able to finish any of my marathon games. They just take TOO long IMO :p

    But that's why we can choose the speed, so we can style it to our tastes.
     
  15. ComradeGeneral

    ComradeGeneral The Penguin Overlord

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    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
     
  16. Lord_Azazel

    Lord_Azazel Prime Swatter

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    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...
     
  17. Proteus

    Proteus King

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    Marathon normally,
    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 ;) )
     
  18. bonafide11

    bonafide11 Worker

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    Epic baby!
     
  19. Lord_Azazel

    Lord_Azazel Prime Swatter

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  20. DeathReborn

    DeathReborn Chieftain

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    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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