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Your Biggest Mistake

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Strategy & Tips' started by aimeeandbeatles, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Quintillus

    Quintillus Archiving Civ3 Content Supporter

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    Ouch! That's probably the worst one yet. :nuke:

    Once I was going for Diplomatic victory, and I kept coming up short on votes. Once, for no particular reason, I abstained rather than voting for myself, and that was the one time I could have won :mad:! After that, it was back to me not having enough support, and I think I eventually got a Time victory instead.
     
  2. Goldenbow

    Goldenbow Chieftain

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    I was loading 3 settlers in a army
    and they couldent do anything
    exepct movve
     
  3. CEO Daedalus

    CEO Daedalus Gibsoneer

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    I was the only civilization who had access to Ivory. So i took my time building the Statue of Zeus. (well considering i had a lack of shields) after i completed it (the only wonder i built in this match) 2 turns after. it was obselete.

    NOT 1 CAVALRY PRODUCED:aargh:
     
  4. Desertsnow

    Desertsnow πr²

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    ^^^ ouch :(
     
  5. RFHolloway

    RFHolloway Analyst in the UK

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    going for a 100k victory , massively under built on military - about 20 turns from winning, lost about a quarter of my empire in 2 turns to a cavalry invasion (40 cities) - still won though about 50 turns later than I should have done.
     
  6. Vidar

    Vidar Chieftain

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    I went for a 20K cultural victory. Had RoP with some AI (don't remember who) and forgot to put defenders in the 20K city. BIIIIIG mistake. Guess which city got RoP raped just a few turns before my victory. [pissed][pissed][pissed][pissed]:cry: :cry: :cry:
     
  7. Roma

    Roma Chieftain

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    selling tech for 1500 a trun and next trun war. DAMN YOU ENGLAND
     
  8. zenmen5

    zenmen5 Chieftain

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    it was my first time i put all my units outside my citys then when i declared war i died in 10 turns:lol: :lol:
     
  9. Sashie VII

    Sashie VII Balance of Power

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    Was it intentional?
     
  10. Aceman101

    Aceman101 Chieftain

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    Wow, I've never had that happened to me.
     
  11. Whomp

    Whomp Keep Calm and Carry On Retired Moderator

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    Some good one's everyone.

    I have two.
    My first game I put a settler on a galley to see if I could catch fish:splat:
    (I didn't know you could move citizens around until later).

    Another was in a zero research training game SG I took fascism (it was in the research queue) as one of our free techs from ToE. :blush:
     
  12. Sashie VII

    Sashie VII Balance of Power

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    Wow, must've hurt to realize that.
     
  13. Whomp

    Whomp Keep Calm and Carry On Retired Moderator

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    When I posted my turnset you could see a virtual :rolleyes: from the trainers Rik Meleet and Bede. Pretty embarrassing to say the least.
     
  14. jb1964

    jb1964 Hunter of Fish

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    Whomper, I'm speachless... I'm surprized Rik and Bede don't have that tidbit in their tag lines... :p

    Oh ya, Go CUBS!
     
  15. Whomp

    Whomp Keep Calm and Carry On Retired Moderator

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    Tell me. Bede's too polite and don't give Rik any ideas.
    Oh ya, $300 large and they still stink. :D
     
  16. Aceman101

    Aceman101 Chieftain

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    In my first game I played in complete I got a settler THE FIRST TIME I POPPED A BARB HUT!!!!!! This was about 3 minutes/ 5 turns into the game. However this is not the bad thing of course!!

    What I did was rather stupid. I sent my settler about 15 turns into the marchland to get that perfect spot without checking the build button. Anyway 15 turns later there wasn't a build button and I was in the middle of a field of marsh. I didn't know what was wrong and why there wasn't a build botton so I sent my settler back to my capital (another 15 turns) and discovered you can build cities, just not on marshland. So that was 30 wasted turns!!!
     
  17. Sashie VII

    Sashie VII Balance of Power

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    Reminded me of the first time I saw marshes too :lol:

    Not my biggest, but quite :wallbash: for me at the moment:

    I forgot that wines give food bonus.
     
  18. jb1964

    jb1964 Hunter of Fish

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    I forgot whether it was $200M or $300M. Thanks for the reminder. :wallbash:

    The Cub's sould be Team Gong's mascot: "At the bottom and digging". I'm going to bop over to the team pub right now and make that suggestion.

    Cub's Magic#: 146, Elimination#: 137, Not good.

    Hmmm, should include a blunder blurb....

    Ah, Here's one from earlier in the week... Started a Regent, yes Regent, game to go for a stupid early win w/ the boys, and got to about 40 moves into the game and told Tokugowa to stuff his demands down his robe. Didn't quite notice the warrior w/i striking distance of the capitol. Things did not go well. I hit the fridge for a beer.
     
  19. zenmen5

    zenmen5 Chieftain

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    no it wasnt
     

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