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Which Game Speed Best Suits You?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by OzzyAlyanak, Mar 18, 2006.

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Game Speed

Poll closed Apr 8, 2006.
  1. Quick

    4.0%
  2. Normal

    24.9%
  3. Epic

    37.3%
  4. Marathon

    33.9%
  1. OzzyAlyanak

    OzzyAlyanak Chieftain

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    Normal seems to be the speed equivalent to that of Civ3. Yet, for some reason, I do not get a feeling that I can use my units in their appropriate tech ages efficiently; hence come the moments where I play epic games. Marathon, on the other hand, is way too long for my taste and Quick on the contrary, considerably short. Which speed do you choose then?
     
  2. Kalleyao

    Kalleyao Prince

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    I vote marathon because I like early wars.
     
  3. Eternalsteelfan

    Eternalsteelfan Prince

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    Marathon, anything else is too fast.
     
  4. Yzman

    Yzman Deity

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    Marathon is the only speed where I don't feel outdated so fast.
     
  5. Jaybe

    Jaybe civus fanaticus Supporter

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    Epic or Marathon.
     
  6. tombeef

    tombeef King

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    marathon, or else all of your troops get quickly outdated.
     
  7. Xanikk999

    Xanikk999 History junkie

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    I like epic the best. I like it somewhat slow. But not as slow as marathon.
     
  8. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    I play on Normal speed.
     
  9. Danielos

    Danielos Emperor

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    Always Marathon.

    I want my Civ-game to have a long, epic feel where technology come slowly and you are stuck with your unit-models for a long time.
     
  10. Depravo

    Depravo Siring Bastards

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    Marathon for me. I'm surprised and pleased how many others seem to feel the same way.
     
  11. GiantRaven

    GiantRaven Prince

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    Epic or Marathon, i like slow games
     
  12. Zombie69

    Zombie69 Emperor

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    Normal for two reasons :

    - As of now, the other speeds are still too buggy.
    - On slower speeds, i'd get bored too fast with the amount of micromanagement that i do every turn.
     
  13. Splime

    Splime Regular Lurker

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    Epic, though I sometimes do Marathon, and sometimes Normal. Quick is just too fast (And normal barely gives time for upgrades.)
     
  14. Equisilus

    Equisilus Unlikely

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    I've only ever played on Normal (although pre-1.52 games now show up as Epic in the Hall of Fame), so I don't know which ones are best suited to my play style. However, I'd go to Epic before heading the other way to Quick. I like slower games, but don't care about military so much to worry over out-of-date units.
     
  15. jeejeep

    jeejeep qwertyuiop

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    I guess it's a good thing they added marathon in the patch.
     
  16. Bluerog

    Bluerog Chieftain

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    I only play quick. But I also only play online games. Beating the computer player (who can "cheat" ie gets easier settings) is boring.

    Online games are more fun if done in 2 hours instead of a 5 day game.
     
  17. ShowMeTheMoney

    ShowMeTheMoney Chieftain

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    Marathon only. And even then, it's too fast for me. And that's coming from a *former* RTS fanboy.
     
  18. Thasis

    Thasis Warlord

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    I've been running mainly quick because I don't realy feel like clicking the enter button a biggilion times :p
     
  19. Sahkuhnder

    Sahkuhnder Delusions of grandeur

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    Marathon.

    I like that I have time to use my units before they become obsolete.
     
  20. AsnoT

    AsnoT Mostly Civilized

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    anything other than marathon isn't proper civilization.
    this is NOT a game for the lunchbreak.
     

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