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Which map size do you enjoy most?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by jpinard, Jul 29, 2007.

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Which map size do you enjoy most?

  1. Duel

    2 vote(s)
    0.8%
  2. Tiny

    6 vote(s)
    2.5%
  3. Small

    18 vote(s)
    7.6%
  4. Standard

    92 vote(s)
    39.0%
  5. Large

    57 vote(s)
    24.2%
  6. Huge

    55 vote(s)
    23.3%
  7. A Giganta size Mod (please post)

    6 vote(s)
    2.5%
  1. jpinard

    jpinard Martian

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    I'm curious what map size people enjoy most. Note - if you use a custim size via an xml edit, would you mentioning the difference?
     
  2. HiroHito

    HiroHito Prince

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    Large, size in fact does matter :p
     
  3. Da_V_Man

    Da_V_Man Chock full of V goodness

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    For me, the larger the better, but My comp can't handle them too well.
     
  4. whakojacko

    whakojacko Chieftain

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    Ive always played large. I like it more than standard, and I find Huge too big. Just my preference I guess
     
  5. jkp1187

    jkp1187 Unindicted Co-Conspirator

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    Standard is my default choice, with between 9-12 civs. I start to get a headache managing everything that happens on a large map.

    I do think, however, that the ship movement points were geared toward the small map (they really haven't changed all that much since the very first Civilization from 1991, and the only map size offered in that game more or less corresponded to the "small" map size today.
     
  6. Monty Python Ni

    Monty Python Ni Chieftain

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    Huge is the way to go. I love building cities and racing for resources, which is how I ended up with 20% of the world's land without once attacking.
     
  7. DAKH

    DAKH Chieftain

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    I use Smartmap, 180x140 or values around that, Marathon speed and 5L of coffee to get through the night just to reach 0AD. :)
     
  8. Ball Lightning

    Ball Lightning www.sporedum.net

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  9. jpinard

    jpinard Martian

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    What's smartmap?
     
  10. Soneji

    Soneji Prince and Great Steward

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    Huge & Marathon. Otherwise the game goes to quickly, and it seems like you never spend any length of time in 'any' period.
     
  11. IronCrown

    IronCrown Black Foe of the World

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    Tiny, because I like that every unit matters and the pace is high because you don't need to manage a huge empire in the late game. I enjoy having few but well-managed cities.

    But I rarely actually play tiny maps because they are too easy and people laugh at you when you tell them you beat Emperor on a tiny map ;) I mostly play standard size, occasionally large or small.
     
  12. Mehmed II

    Mehmed II Ottoman Empire

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    Standard, because my computer is annoying slow at Huge maps whit more than 11 players.
     
  13. Willowmound

    Willowmound Wordbug

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    Large. Epic.

    My previous computer couldn't really handle Huge, but my new one can handle friggin' anything, and I'll probably try out huge next game. Never know, my preference may change.

    Standard is at any rate way too small. You have two cities, and one reaches into the arctic, and the one next to it hits the equator. Now what kind of a world is that? ;)
     
  14. OctopusOverload

    OctopusOverload Cultist

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    Beyond gigantic size, thanks to the Landmasses mapscript!
     
  15. marioflag

    marioflag History Addict

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    Huge maps,Marathon Speed
     
  16. jpinard

    jpinard Martian

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    Can you post a link? I can't find it.
     
  17. Danielos

    Danielos Emperor

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    Huge map
    7 civs
    Continents
    Prince
    Marathon

    Gives a long, slow game with lots of space, lots of exploring and lots of time...
     
  18. Sir Jaref

    Sir Jaref Chieftain

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    Large

    I like big maps, but Huge is a bit too big for my taste. Large is just perfect ^^
     
  19. Frimlin

    Frimlin Wandering Wizard

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    Small and on Marathon.

    I like bigger maps, but I like having only a few cities to care for and not an unmanageable mass. I hate it it if the AI land grabs beyond my capabilities, so I like the map small so it is fairer on me.

    Marathon because otherwise I build a unit and it is obsoleted quickly. I'd rather keep it for a while and make use of it. Also I find normal speed games just go too quickly -- funnily enough I like pressing Enter a few times to end turns and think about what I want to do next, rather than have to be on my toes all the time.

    Like I said, I do like the bigger maps but I find it much harder to make good use of them. Also I can get overwhelmed if there's more than just a few enemy civs -- I find it harder to remember where I'm at with them all. If it is just two or three other civs, then I find it easier to know who my friends and enemies are. :)
     
  20. MisterBarca

    MisterBarca Prince

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    I wish I could play the bigger maps, but standard is the largest map that my computer can comfortably handle.
     

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