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What world do you like?

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by Mirc, Jul 11, 2005.

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What world do you prefer?

  1. Pangaea small

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  2. Pangaea normal

    7 vote(s)
    9.2%
  3. Pangaea great

    6 vote(s)
    7.9%
  4. Continents small

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  5. Continents normal

    30 vote(s)
    39.5%
  6. Continents great

    16 vote(s)
    21.1%
  7. Archipelago small

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  8. Archipelago normal

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  9. Archipelago great

    6 vote(s)
    7.9%
  1. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    I'm not sure if all the versions of Civ3 have the same world options, so I typed here the possible worlds in normal Civ3.
     
  2. peanut35

    peanut35 Warlord

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    WHOOOO HOOOOOO first vote
     
  3. Pentium

    Pentium Digital Matter

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    Pangea. Fast tech pace, wars without wasting shields for transports.
     
  4. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    I like Pangaea most, but I am afraid to use it when playing on very hard levels (Emperor, Diety) so I use "Continents" more
     
  5. Pentium

    Pentium Digital Matter

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    You're right. Especially Sid Pangaea is known to be much harder than Archipleago. But it's actually easier on lower levels. Archipelago balances the expansion, so 2 aditional settlers don't matter very much.
     
  6. Bluemofia

    Bluemofia F=ma

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    Continents normal, because you have some people to kill in the ancient age, and it gives the challenge of reenacting D-Day on another continent. And, the challenge of destroying all the civs on your continent fast enough so that they won't tattle about your rep.
     
  7. Evil Tyrant

    Evil Tyrant Eccentric Dictator

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    Huge pangea.
     
  8. Oddible

    Oddible signal / noise > 1

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    Continents Normal - same as above - get some early wars in and good tech trading. Was a hard choice to pick continents over Archipelago tho since I really LOVE naval action and amphipious landings. Island hopping using helicopter and airdrop is super exciting (maybe just because those are two things I seldom use so I really dig any opportunity to do it).
     
  9. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    I'm happy to see that most of the people agree with me.
     
  10. josephstalin

    josephstalin Kremlin Highlander

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    I like continents small. I can manage country better and there is a lot of play opportunities.
     
  11. madviking

    madviking north american scum

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    60% continants

    or

    70% Pangea
     
  12. Wes The Great

    Wes The Great Chieftain

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    Archipelago fan here.

    Controlling an island or a small continent is the best form or self defense being surrounded by water. If you can be very proactive early and establish contact with most of the world civilizations via map making it will give you a tremendous advantage. If you trade technologies with 16 civilizations you will almost ensure that your civilization maintains its standing as one of the most advanced; which is particularly helpful if you have a poor starting position.

    Then when aiming for world dominance with an Archipelago map, you can take the world over one island at a time. The AI doesn't seem to fight back very well unless playing in a military alliance, whereby a combined arms approach morphs into a combined military approach presenting more trouble especially making your shipping lanes vulnerable. In a continent world map, the AI can invade you from several fronts easily with an alliance if on contiguous territory which makes it more dangerous.
     
  13. MSTK

    MSTK Deity

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    I don't know...I love seafaring civs, and something about me loves naval exploration and trade :(
     
  14. bovinespy

    bovinespy Prince

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    I like the default settings (70% continents, normal climate, 4B years) because I like to feel as though I'm conquering "another Earth".
     
  15. Invisible Rhino

    Invisible Rhino Prince

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    I always play Random. That's what I like the best. It's a different game every time and I can't just use the same tactics to win.
     
  16. brennan

    brennan Argumentative Brit

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    Normal continents, for real-world-verisimilitude!
     
  17. Monza_man

    Monza_man Chieftain

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    I always choose continents huge because it seems more realistic than pagnea. Its also more challenging.
     
  18. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    Continents normal is the best. A reasonable amount of time used for expansion, then you need to start to conquer your nearby enemies before the other continent(s) find out what you have done. It also means you cant just conquer the world in the AA or MA, normally you have to spend some time in each era.
     
  19. greekguy

    greekguy Missed the Boat

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    Continents, but i didn't know what you meant by "great", so i just put normal. i assume it would be like 60% water. (i play C3C)
     
  20. Yaype

    Yaype Me

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    I have the settings on random at the moment, but when I want the settings to be just so, I go with 70% continents on a standard map size.
     

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