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    Sign-up for first Civ4 PBEM: co-op teams

    PBEM was the best part of my later civ3 experience and this time i'd like to be in there from the beginning

    who'd like to join in a PBEM using the new cooperation team mode (i which you profit from the other player's wonders, resources, etc and share his/her line of sight)?

    i'm thinking of a 2vs2 game but could also be convinced to go for a 3vs3 game.

    condition for your participation: you'll be getting civ4 asap and you'll feel dedicated to play the turns efficiently

    so, who up?



    ps: that being said, i would not be surprised if some bugs exist that make the savegame unplayable soonafter. we saw this several times with new patches in PTW and C3C. i such a case we can always restart, if it's early enough



    edit: so far following have shown interest:
    * sabrewolf
    * Platypus Rex
    * MFCamillus
    * snoopy369
    * smellymummy
    * Mickeyj
    * jshelr
    * Lord Nuclear
    (* ChrisiusMaximus who will might join later)


    edit 2: my current proposal:
    based on snoopy's proposal

    TWO games

    GAME ONE: large pangaea
    team black (Snoopy369, Sabrewolf, Jshelr, MF Camillus, AI)
    vs
    team white (PlatyRex, LordNuclear, smellymummy, Mickeyj, AI)

    GAME TWO (uncertain)
    team yellow (Snoopy369, smellymummy)
    vs
    team red (sabrewolf, jshelr)
    vs
    team green (MF Camillus, Mickeyj)
    vs
    team gray (2 AI civs)


    GAME THREE (uncertain)
    some combination of:
    Lord Nuclear, PlatypusRes, mickeyj, ChrisiusMaximus
    + maybe 2 players for the 3rd game
    + maybe 2-3 AI player to even out the teams



    like this everybody should be at least once with every other player. players within teams can ofcourse be switched around, as well as the team names of course
    Last edited by sabrewolf; November 13, 2005 at 15:06.
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    Why start the sign-up at this point?
    The same thing happened just before PTW was released, but the game never got started
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    just in order to be the first

    edit: and iirc PTW-MP was virtually unplayable before the first patches. i'm hoping for better this time around
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    Hehe ok

    I believe the PBEM feature worked ok out-of-the-box, the problem was that half of those who signed up forgot about it and was replaced after a long time of no-start so we finally could start, but quickly other problems emerged and the game ended shortly after
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    sign me up sabrewolf

    define efficiently

    I plan on being off for a day or 2 once its out
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    with all these PBEM threads popping up i'd like to (bump) this one too

    coop mode is something new to civ4 so i'd surely like to go for that! 3vs3 sounds cool

    starting beginning of november after the americans have managed to beat their first deity level games and us europeans have got to install it and start our first SP game
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    3 teams of 2?
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    Im interested very much in this new coop mode and would like to play


    Thanks for the link sabre
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    lol ... apparently i wasn't the first, just the first to PM MarkG

    I'll play if you'll take an American who's probably never going to beat Deity level
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    Originally posted by Platypus Rex
    3 teams of 2?
    exactly

    if i understood coop-mode correctly, you profit from your partner's stuff. you share resources and line-of-sight. it's a bit like some RTS games and this is a feature i quite liked.
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    pre-sign me up too please

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    smellymummy how are you ? good to see you back
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    any idea of traits and civs to mix and match?
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    doing good, thanks!

    glad to see familiar pbem names waiting for civ4 like me. hopefully pbem will work out of the box

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    Originally posted by smellymummy
    doing good, thanks!

    glad to see familiar pbem names waiting for civ4 like me. hopefully pbem will work out of the box
    hey, welcome back

    where were you so suddenly?
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    no where, its civ3 that went somewhere suddenly, in le poubelle so to speak. i mean, that game really sucks now. i don't think civ4 will, and therefore i'm looking forward to some 658 days of civ4'ing

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    well, great to have you back
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    Sabre,

    I'll have a crack at this, may as well get straight into it

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    first post updated...

    so far following have shown interest:
    * sabrewolf
    * Platypus Rex
    * ChrisiusMaximus
    * snoopy369
    * smellymummy
    * Mickeyj

    currently no more slots... or 2 more if 4vs4 requested

    oh, and please, let us have this game moving. i'm sick of slow running PBEMs from civ3. i hope with the freshness of civ4, people will be more motivated
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    would like to join you guys if you decide you have room. would rather be with sabre than against him
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    I'd also sign up if you guys decide to make it 4 vs. 4.

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    welcome LN and Jshelr 4 x 4 sounds great, or with 1 more a 3x3x3 could be on the cards

    More dynamics for sure /
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    Sabre how soon do you want this to start ? will you want a week to play the game or shall we jump straight in ?

    Maybe we could have a builder only game and a no holds barred game ? running at same time to scrutinise different aspects of the new game ?
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    We might want to play a couple of games, instead of a huge 4x4 ... just because it takes so long with 8+ players ...

    2 2x2 games, or a pair of 3x3/2x2x2 games with a mishmash of people (some playing both) would be interesting
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    i understand your being dubious about a larger game snoop, look at the team game we had going in civ 3 it crawled and eventually died.

    But two things the first is the rejuvenated interest in thiis new edition could actually help speed up the game, lets remember we had no option for PBEM with civ 3 at first, but this time were ready from the off.

    Secondly if we had say teams of 3 or 4 working together then a shared password could easily help avoid major delays when/if a certain player is away or over loaded with Real life.

    lets remember this game will support 12 civs in PBEM, now why would they bother giving us this increase ? I would say because it actually is more fun to play with/against other people and PBEM is a great way to do this.

    Myself Im happy to partake whatever number is decided on here but I will be seeking to either join or start some games with max civs up and running. Im hoping the new interest and the team play options will prove my dream right
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    just posting "properly" so i get emailed when others post.
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    we could try the 4vs4 game.
    but i really was disappointed by most games with 6 or more players. in fact, only 2 of them got played far enough to get some action.
    rejuvenation may be the case, but the risk of at least somebody dropping out always exists.
    and on a largish map this may take too long.

    in my opinion we have following options:
    A) have two 2+2 games.
    B) two 3+3 games where two of us play in two games (i'd "volunteer" for that )
    C) the idea of 2+2+2 sounds cool, but then i'd want to throw in an AI team so that we dont end up with 4vs2.

    what do you guys think?
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    Sabre how soon do you want this to start ? will you want a week to play the game or shall we jump straight in ?

    the US americans amongst us (6 of 8 from the looks of it) will be getting the game sooner. i expect to receive my copy around the 31st october but will only be back from the army on 1st late at night.
    so i was reckoning to start somewhere around the 3rd? that would give some time of practise to the lucky ones. or would you want to start a separate PBEM earlier (--> new thread )

    Maybe we could have a builder only game and a no holds barred game ? running at same time to scrutinise different aspects of the new game ?

    i definatly want a builder only game some day, but initially, i'd prefer to try the out-of-the-box version, maybe only disabling city razing and such stuff. all variations (locked wars, PP game (=builder), 5CC, etc) will come soon enough. but then again --> new thread?
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    and last of all, jshelr,
    would like to join you guys if you decide you have room. would rather be with sabre than against him

    i agree. you were a bloody tough oponent and a damn good diplomat. i much prefer playing with you than against you

    just posting "properly" so i get emailed when others post

    fyi: at the top of the page just below the thread title, there is a section "Page: Print | Email | Subscribe | Report News". you can click subscribe there
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    * sabrewolf
    * Platypus Rex
    * ChrisiusMaximus
    * snoopy369
    * smellymummy
    * Mickeyj
    * jshelr
    * Lord Nuclear

    I'd like to propose 2 3x3 games:

    1.
    Snoopy369
    Sabrewolf
    Jshelr
    vs
    PlatyRex
    LordNuclear
    smellymummy

    2
    Snoopy369
    (smellymummy)
    vs
    sabrewolf
    (jshelr)
    vs
    (Platy)
    (Chrisius)
    plus 4 AIs teamed together

    () means tentative, as they haven't said they'd want to play 2 games

    Any thoughts?
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