Which Difficulty Level will you try first? (Poll)

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Strategy & Tips' started by lymond, Sep 14, 2010.

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What difficulty level will you try first

  1. Settler

    11.7%
  2. Chieftan

    10.8%
  3. Warlord

    16.1%
  4. Noble

    27.1%
  5. Prince

    21.8%
  6. Monarch

    8.6%
  7. Emperor

    1.8%
  8. Immortal

    0.9%
  9. Deity

    1.3%
  1. lymond

    lymond Rise Up! (Phoenix Style!) Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    Sorry if something like this was posted before. I'm curious what difficulty level you will try first. I'm a bit uncertain myself. I messed around with CIV4 for years before learning how to play somewhat decently - I can beat Immortal now. However, I'm certain I will not start CIV5 anywhere near that level. I may just go with the lowest difficulty just to get a feel for all the new features. How 'bout you?

    edit: My assumption from what I have seen so far is that the difficulty levels are unchanged. Please let me know if this is incorrect.
     
  2. Fizticks

    Fizticks Chieftain

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    Either settler or chieften for the first game, i want to know the game like the back of my hand as soon as i can...

    probably move up a level every game or two until i struggle to win consistently
     
  3. Monyu

    Monyu Chieftain

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    I should be able to win no matter what I have a copy of the Art Of War :)
     
  4. Yosomono

    Yosomono Chieftain

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    I'm not very good, so probably Warlord for first game. If I still get my butt handed to me, I'll maybe drop down a level until I figure things out.
     
  5. Zhahz

    Zhahz PC Gamer

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    Probably noble...which is hopefully fully capable AI and no bonuses either way. See how it goes and adjust.
     
  6. Shurdus

    Shurdus Am I Napoleon?

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    Noble for me. I would go higher, but I think I need to adjust enough to justify actually not playing too high.
     
  7. Sneaky Snake

    Sneaky Snake GDR Noob

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    I will start on Settler or Chieftan, then slowly move up in the difficulties.
     
  8. Shafi-is-back

    Shafi-is-back Prince

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    first game on warlord and then move up i guess.
     
  9. Rebel44

    Rebel44 Warlord

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    1st Monarch
    2nd Diety
    after that it will depend on results of first games.
     
  10. lymond

    lymond Rise Up! (Phoenix Style!) Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    Wow...we have a couple of ballsy players here. I bet Deity will be wicked starting out.

    Not surprised to see a lot of folks opting for Noble. At first, I thought I might start at that level given my experience. However, I think I will just sit back and casually play Settler or Warlord.
     
  11. ShaqFu

    ShaqFu Requires Nanotechnology

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    Honestly, Prince or higher. I've found that if I start on easier difficulties, I struggle when I try and go up, but if I start high and learn through trial and (much) error, it's ultimately easier.

    Since Civ5 difficulties are less about AI bonuses and more about smarter civs, it should feel more fair than higher level Civ4.
     
  12. Thyrwyn

    Thyrwyn Guardian at the Gate

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    Probably Prince - maybe Noble. . .
     
  13. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    Immortal, but possibly Deity if I hear civ4 vets complaining about the AI. I want to lose my first game. ;)
     
  14. MkLh

    MkLh King

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    There propbably won't be Noble since it's not listen in Steam Achievements. I think I start on Prince.
     
  15. lymond

    lymond Rise Up! (Phoenix Style!) Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    hmmm....you know, maybe I will start a bit higher. Noble perhaps, if it exists. Good points about the AI just getting smarter as opposed to bonuses. I will do a bit of reading up though before playing - mainly regarding the policies.
     
  16. vranasm

    vranasm Deity

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    i will decide between noble and prince once I have the game in hands...
     
  17. snoochems

    snoochems Prince

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    Not that I ever really give two tosses about "achievements", but I may make an exception for this game, so I will start on Settler. Better to get that achievement sooner rather than later.
     
  18. SilentMage

    SilentMage On the Von Braun

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    Assuming Noble is still the level at which no bonuses are given to you and the AI, I'll be taking a shot at Noble difficulty the first time around.
     
  19. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    Or better yet, see if you can get all the achievements except for the ones about winning the game from Settler to Immortal. :D That would be ultimate bragging rights for a civfanatic.
     
  20. Wuddel

    Wuddel Warlord

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    Well I played prince in Civ4 put I guess I will start low. After all it is a completely different game. Also to get the "Conquer the World before 350 BC. as the Greeks" achievement.
     

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