XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

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XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Aradae » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:49 am UTC

I think we should have one. Just a game between several board members on Civilization IV on marathon speed.
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Amnesiasoft » Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:11 am UTC

EPIC IDEA >:D I'm in as long as I have the time to do it.

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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Kizyr » Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:23 am UTC

I've actually never played any Civ game against human opponents (despite having played Civ since, oh, about '95), so I'm not quite sure how it works out in any game, Civ4 included.

What's specific about pitboss as opposed to the other forms? KF
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Aradae » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:25 pm UTC

With pitboss you don't need everyone there to play however.

If it's your turn, you can get into the game, move your units, manage your cities, etc. If it's not your turn, you can't move your units but you can still manage your cities.

Think of it like PBEM, the difference is you can play regularly if everyone is there.

I've never played with a human opponent before either and the fact is I'm not really good at civ.

As a note, this is meant to be a long game. Marathon mode for me takes up to a week to complete against the computer, imagine it with human opponents who don't move their units instantly.

This may take a few months to complete but it would be epic beyond belief.
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Kizyr » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:53 pm UTC

Ah, I see... I think I'd be up for it.

A few requests, though... I wouldn't be able to join a game until about Dec 27th, since I'll be on vacation for a week without internet access. Also, I think a medium-to-small map would work best, since... if it's any larger then my computer will take a while to load it up. KF
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby i like pi » Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:58 pm UTC

Maybe a special mod we can add?
I don't know, maybe someone should make a map that is similar to the XKCD comic "internet communities"
Or something to that effect. Hell, I don't know.

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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Kizyr » Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:14 pm UTC

i like pi wrote:Maybe a special mod we can add?
I don't know, maybe someone should make a map that is similar to the XKCD comic "internet communities"

That's.... not a bad idea. The only thing is that it'll be like an archipelago map where naval superiority will be much more important. KF
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Jessica » Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:30 pm UTC

Sounds like fun. I'll tell my roommate, and I might try.

Do you need the expansions? I don't have either of them.
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Kizyr » Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:03 pm UTC

Gharbad wrote:Sounds like fun. I'll tell my roommate, and I might try.

Do you need the expansions? I don't have either of them.

If not everyone has the expansions, then I imagine we'd just have to play with the base Civ4 game.

Nevertheless, I still really recommend the Beyond the Sword expansion. A few of the extra features in there--and the new civilizations--have become some of my favorite things to utilize during the game. KF
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Jessica » Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:17 pm UTC

I might pick up the expansions, but I'm not really sure if the expansions are really worth the small changes for the money.
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Aradae » Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:17 pm UTC

Though I'd rather we play one with the expansions, I can play vanilla if we don't have enough. You should get at least beyond the sword. It has all the features of warlords (I'm not sure about the civilizations though).

The features of both expansion packs are pretty awesome, warlords, espionage, corporations, I love it.
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Amnesiasoft » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:44 pm UTC

Yeah, Beyond the Sword was a nice expansion, you should try to at least pick that one up. I've never played against humans either, only with them in comp stomp games :P

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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Jessica » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:49 pm UTC

I'm pretty sure beyond the sword doesn't have the warlords expansion built in... but I can check.
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Kizyr » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:04 pm UTC

Even then, the Warlords-specific expansions aren't all that great. Mostly the extra Civs and Leaders are what made that worth it (I particularly like how they've brought Stalin back as a playable leader--he hasn't been in since Civilization 1).

I particularly like Pacal II of the Maya (BtS), and Peter the Great for the Russians (regular Civ4), though I'm experimenting with a few other groups right now. KF
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby aion7 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:26 am UTC

This sounds epic. I'll play if the expansions aren't needed. I played against a human opponent once, and obliterated him or her.
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Coin » Mon May 26, 2008 9:59 am UTC

So how did this go? Did the Epic Game (a name like this requires Caps) ever get of the ground?
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Vaniver » Mon May 26, 2008 6:19 pm UTC

Even if it didn't, I'd be up for starting a new one.
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Phen » Mon May 26, 2008 7:40 pm UTC

I'd be in as well - never played a human opponent before, though. And I live in europe, so there might be timezone problems. Or is it by email?
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Mr. Beck » Mon May 26, 2008 8:45 pm UTC

I want in!
Never played another human before for more than 1/10th game, and never online. But Civ is awesome and xkcd is awesome, so the two together should be doubleplusawesome.
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby mmx49 » Tue May 27, 2008 4:22 am UTC

Never played Civ against people before, but dang if this don't sound fun.

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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Cryopyre » Tue May 27, 2008 4:32 am UTC

I'll start one in two weeks
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Irrefutable » Tue May 27, 2008 12:27 pm UTC

Ive never played with people and ive barely played the single player game but i am so in if it aint too complicated to run :D
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby aion7 » Tue May 27, 2008 12:41 pm UTC

I'm in. I don't think the first one worked, or, if it did, it didn't include me.

I'll try to stay active, but, if I start taking too long, be sure to pm me so I get that email reminder.
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby benbw » Tue May 27, 2008 9:49 pm UTC

I'd really like to play, but I only have vanilla and warlords. Is just doing one of those possible at all?

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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Kizyr » Wed May 28, 2008 3:07 pm UTC

I'm up for it. But, it's conditional on whether or not the times/dates are favorable...

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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Cryopyre » Wed May 28, 2008 7:59 pm UTC

OK guys, here's the deal, I'm going to start one, it will be the main Civ IV, no expansion packs.

Sign up I guess, I don't know if there's a max.

In about two weeks time, I'll hold it.
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Amnesiasoft » Wed May 28, 2008 8:40 pm UTC

Sure, I'm in. I think the player cap on Civ IV on the largest maps is 18. I may be off though.

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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Cryopyre » Wed May 28, 2008 8:55 pm UTC

Ok then, 16 slots left.
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Yuri2356 » Wed May 28, 2008 9:09 pm UTC

Bit much?

I may join in if I'm free on the start date.

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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Mr. Beck » Wed May 28, 2008 10:40 pm UTC

>IN
(If I need to re-register)

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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Vaniver » Wed May 28, 2008 11:28 pm UTC

I'm in. It'd be nice if you set a date/time beforehand.

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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby benbw » Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:16 am UTC

/in if i can.

can you give us a starting day?

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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Jack Saladin » Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:38 am UTC

I'm in. Never actually played more than a half game of IV at settler, but I've got it.

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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Coin » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:04 pm UTC

Oookay, I'm going to have to pass on this one on account of my dreadfully old computer.
New one will be ordered later this coming week.
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Mr. Beck » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:58 am UTC

For some reason the patch killed Civ for me...

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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Cryopyre » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:49 am UTC

It's alright Fearbears, because I have never played past warlorf, and never won at warlord either.

In fact, I have terrible skills.
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Cryopyre » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:53 am UTC

List:
Mr. Beck
Fearbears?!
benbw
Vaniver
Yuri256
Amnesiasoft

I have no start date defined yet, this is due to my parents custody habits and who has Civ4 sorry
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Mr. Beck » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:54 am UTC

Can we actually make the first game just Normal Speed? To see how it goes first?

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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Cryopyre » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:04 am UTC

We could do quick w/ no barbarians just for test and setup, I think quick would be great for a starter game unless there's something specific we need to know about the "normal" mode
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Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

Postby Amnesiasoft » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:03 pm UTC

Actually, that is a pretty good idea, though I'd suggest a little faster speed than normal for the test run.


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