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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2016, 06:54:22 PM »
WHOA! Who you callin a twit?  :o
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2016, 07:21:15 PM »
WHOA! Who you callin a twit?  :o
You mooks ;)
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2016, 07:23:18 PM »
I mean, if we weren't making fun of each other between rounds of peach schnapps, we'd have to start discussing international postage or something  O:-)
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2016, 07:23:49 PM »
Nice use of impugn, too.

What difficulty do you play at that you almost always win?
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2016, 07:25:33 PM »
Prince is the low end of my spectrum, but I've won at least 2 games at diety level
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2016, 07:54:30 PM »
Throughout iterations?  Or just specific ones?  Either way, I'm impressed.  Envious, too.  I've won on Monarch, but Deity is WAAAAAAY above my skill  :)
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2016, 08:12:27 PM »
I rarely play the pre-fab scenarios. I usually set the general settings something along the lines of
- huge world
- small continents or archipelago
- temperate climate / 5b age
- standard or abundant resources
- 7-9 other civs
- 10-16 city-states

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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2016, 08:26:53 PM »
Every Monarch game I've won was on a Tiny or Small map.  4,000 B.C.  Usually Pangaea.  Regular everything else.
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2016, 05:03:27 AM »
I enjoy Civ V games on larger worlds with lots of civs so there's time to develop and build before coming into contact with each other. I hate generating big worlds and finding another civ 10 hexes from my capital.  >:(

Usually I just do Continents Plus, or Terra.

So, how do you guys find success on the higher difficulty levels? I assume you have to do a ton of micromanagement in your cities to min/max production of everything. I hardly ever mess with assigning citizens within a city to certain jobs, which is probably why I don't play at the higher difficulty levels. Also it's quite satisfying to drop a nuke on a society that has barely mastered sailing vessels. :)

Though that's getting old. I've been toying with the Prince and above levels lately. Instead of getting my butt kicked I usually end up imploding my civ because happiness is ALWAYS in the toilet.  :-\

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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2016, 05:04:26 PM »
I lose way more often than I win, even on Prince.  And I don't play V, but, there is more attention to detail for me when playing at the higher levels.  I still haven't quite figured out city specialization.  At least not in the sense of getting the best production out of each city.  That's what I do when I play solo games.  Works sometimes.  Other times, not so much.
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2016, 01:06:43 PM »
Fun-looking scenario!  (I'm almost tempted to fire up a game and try it.)  Will definitely follow this one.  O0 


Question, though:  Why are Settlers so bloody expensive in this scenario?  Are they just that gung-ho on trying to limit expansion? 

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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2016, 01:34:44 PM »
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2016, 10:07:15 AM »
Is no one going to talk about Brant's link to that atrocious McCartney song to the equally disappointing Ackroyd/Chase action-comedy?

Because I had forgotten just how bad that song was. I had not forgotten how bad the movie was, nor how the promos (featured occasionally in the video) made it seem like gold. But I remember listening to that song over and over again on the radio and wishing with all my heart it was better and being heartbroken every time.

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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2016, 10:14:04 AM »
Is no one going to talk about Brant's link to that atrocious McCartney song to the equally disappointing Ackroyd/Chase action-comedy?

Spies Like Us was a fun movie!

The song is terrible.
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2016, 08:03:20 PM »
Is no one going to talk about Brant's link to that atrocious McCartney song to the equally disappointing Ackroyd/Chase action-comedy?

Spies Like Us was a fun movie!

The song is terrible.

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