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Which Victory's to people try to achieve?

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by scotland_no1, Apr 20, 2003.

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What victory do you try to achieve?

  1. Conquest

    24 vote(s)
    43.6%
  2. Domination

    29 vote(s)
    52.7%
  3. Culture

    20 vote(s)
    36.4%
  4. Space Race

    35 vote(s)
    63.6%
  5. Diplomatic

    18 vote(s)
    32.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. scotland_no1

    scotland_no1 Jimmy Hat Salesman

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    HI i was wondering what type of victories people try to acheive i attempt either a space race or culture.
     
  2. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    I voted on all but diplomatic because thats what I feel is the way to go.

    I will accept a diplo victory but I find them very anticlimactic.
     
  3. farting bob

    farting bob ThEy MaDe Me Do iT.

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    diplo takes very little skil to win. all you need is to spend all your money in science and not military and then prebuild and you can pretty much guaretee you will win if you build it first.
    i normally go for either domination or culture. conquest is nice, but i like to have many itiesrather than few opponants at the end.
     
  4. cromagnon

    cromagnon Emperor

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    I find conquest to be the most difficult, and I just got my first one. It can be hard (w/o MapStat) to avoid triggering domination. I think I usually end up going for Space Race, because invariably a) my rep is questionable, b) there's no way in hell I can win Cultural on Monarch, and c) large scale wars will end in a stalemate.
     
  5. YNCS

    YNCS Ex-bubblehead

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    I like space race because I'm a builder. I don't like cultural because I'll be playing away and, all of a sudden, I'm told I've won or (much worse) someone else has won. Diplo seems artificial to me.
     
  6. JonathanValjean

    JonathanValjean Porschephile

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    As a builder, I generally attempt to win via space race or via culture. Domination, and especially conquest, require far more time than I have available. I would like to try them sometime, though, when time permits. I have had the opportunity to win via Diplomacy several times, but I gernally don't want the game to end at that stage in the game; it is too early for my tastes.
     
  7. MadScot

    MadScot Brandy's back!

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    Usually it's a case of "any way I can" but I picked Domination and Space Race, because those are all I've ever actually gone for. I never turn conditions off, so conquest is impossible unless I deliberately try for it, which I don't.

    I concur with the sentiment of Diplomatic being a bit of a sappy way to win; I've even tried to lose on Diplo, just to get the game over (it was a GOTM and the deadline was approaching) and it still didnt end the game. Stupid indecisive AI!
     
  8. general_kill

    general_kill Deity

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    conquest and domination is not for me since i always play on huge maps
     
  9. Alexnm

    Alexnm King

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    I usually go for Conquest, Space Race and Cultural. The other two don't appeal to me, and Diplo is the worst of all, very bland and boring.
     
  10. Anti-EUA

    Anti-EUA Prince

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    it depends of when i see the map is full, can't grow anymore and see i am weak or strong. being strong i try conquest, but since i dislike have my reputation getting hit, i don't raze cities and get domination :(
     
  11. Thrawn

    Thrawn Emperor

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    Usually space race or diplomatic, being the builder that I am. I usually try to stay out of any large scale, modern wars, cos its not really my style. I have won via conquest once or twice though.
     
  12. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    Usually I go for a Space Race win. Have done Conquest and Diplomatic, altho' I hate the later. I usually build the UN and make sure there's no elections.

    Cultural doesn't seem much fun too

    May trigger a Domination in my current game, but I'm really aiming for Space Race. Thing is, my rep is truly awful after accidentally starting a war with my chief ally and trading-partner, wherefore I get into alot of wars I can only end by eliminating the offending civ.
     
  13. Brewster

    Brewster stays crunchy in milk

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    The victory condition I go for is usually determined by the way the game is going. If I have an advantage (land, military) after the ancient age, I like to try for domination. If I am in a tight race with a few other civs, I will go for the Space Race. If I am lagging behind and can't figure out a way to get the upper hand, I will go for diplomatic.

    I really like the tournament format that gives you a particular victory to go after. It forces you to take a different approach to the game than you normally would.
     
  14. Ville

    Ville Deity

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    With my play style it's usually Space Race
     
  15. dojoboy

    dojoboy Tsalagi

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    Space Race / Domination.
     
  16. scotland_no1

    scotland_no1 Jimmy Hat Salesman

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    interesting
    a lot of u like space race i was expecting the world would have more warmongers :p

    i agree with YNCS in that culture can sometimes be a bumber, so even though i like to get culture i dont normally try to strive for it. I like building my empire up but im also prone to a few wars now and again to prevent the opponents building the space rocket first :p

    happy voting
     
  17. General Brown

    General Brown Go Boston Sports!

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    I usually go for culture or conquest. But domination is fun, too.
     
  18. alamo

    alamo bang!

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    Domination is my general strategy - engulf and devour. Diplo, SS, or culture may occur first.

    I must disagree to some extent. A good rep is imperative, and not completely under your control. If you are weak then you'll wind up in a war (and get a bad rep w/agressor). If you do not expand then you can easily get outclassed in sci and loose the UN.
     
  19. Bacon King

    Bacon King Emperor

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    I usually go for conquest, diplo, or space race.
     
  20. sealman

    sealman Hater of Babylonians

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