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    Heya, just to keep you all up on where we're at, I thought I'd start a new thread.

    We're basically ready to go. The reason we've been delaying, is the anticipation of a new patch, which I've heard is close to release. No point starting now and then restarting not long after

    Aeson and I have found a map, balanced it (nothing huge, it was a pretty nice map), and saved it, ready to start a game with when the patch comes out.

    Things still to be done:
    • Finish customizing civs (3/7 done)
    • Finish civ icons (5/7 done)
    • Determine "metagame" rules (Sunday?)
    • Drink a diet soda (hmm, yumm)


    That's about it. I won't delay the start of the game to finish the mod, so anything that's not done by patch release, whenever that is, isn't done...


    Some decisions we made on the fly last night ...
    • The turn order was set mostly randomly, but the top two spots were merc and vox, as they got secondary civ choices.
    • Continents, NOT custom continents. Trust me, CUSTOM continents looked horrid, and were never nearly balanced; on the other hand, Continents made a good map on the second try. Custom continents kept giving grids, like the one that was 6 continents in a dice pattern ... or the really cool but not good one that was one HUGE sprawly continent with a tundra-continent with Banana alone on it Although Continents is always risky, it ultimately made a much better map than anything we could get on Custom, so long as we previewed it.


    Full civ order, btw:
    • Merc
    • Vox
    • Banana
    • GS
    • Horde
    • AC
    • Sarantium


    So not so far from the actual opposite of the roll ... AC and Sarantium flipped, and GS a bit further down, but they all got their first choices

    If for any reason there is no official patch by the end of next week (Feb 23), I'll make screenshots of the starting location for each civ, and distribute them before the weekend (but remind me, i might be busy). IF THAT HAPPENS, THERE WILL BE ANOTHER WEEK'S DELAY. I'm on vacation Feb 24-March 4, and Aeson doesn't have his Civ4 at the moment, so if we can't get the game out by then, we'll have to wait a week. I hope that the patch will be out by then, but if not, my apologies. At least you'll have screenies to look at.
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    You two are doing a sterling effort - thank you.
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    • #3
      Yes, like Paddy says, good job and thanks!!

      Pre-start screenshots should help tide us over until we get started for real. We all can get our early game planning done in advance.

      Golden Bear

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      • #4
        Re: MP: C4DG Nearly Starting!

        Originally posted by snoopy369
        • Continents, NOT custom continents. Trust me, CUSTOM continents looked horrid, and were never nearly balanced; on the other hand, Continents made a good map on the second try. Custom continents kept giving grids, like the one that was 6 continents in a dice pattern ... or the really cool but not good one that was one HUGE sprawly continent with a tundra-continent with Banana alone on it Although Continents is always risky, it ultimately made a much better map than anything we could get on Custom, so long as we previewed it.
        I compelety agree with the Custom Continents. They are horrblie looking, even benoyd gamey looking.

        Anyways, thanks for all your guys' hard work getting off.
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        • #5
          Thanks Snoop, Thanks Aeson
          You just wasted six ... no, seven ... seconds of your life reading this sentence.

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          • #6
            Thanks for the work and the update Snoopy369, but the land of Frozen Bananas might have worked into our game plan.
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            • #7
              Obligatory and to both Aeson and Snoopy369.
              He who knows others is wise.
              He who knows himself is enlightened.
              -- Lao Tsu

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              • #8
                Thanks and good job guys....
                didn't I read somewhere that it was the guys in the middle that get the shaft
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Daddy-O
                  Thanks for the work and the update Snoopy369, but the land of Frozen Bananas might have worked into our game plan.
                  Hehe, I did think when I saw it that you guys would probably have enjoyed that map quite a bit Too bad I didn't save a copy.
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                  • #10
                    three cheers for sure


                    and thank you Paddy, I missed her green eyes
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                    • #11
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                      • #12
                        Any reason to delay the release of starting positions screenshots? We might get started right now...

                        DeepO

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                        • #13
                          Suspense is good too DeepO...
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                          • #14
                            I think the reason we could not have screenshots of our start location is that the start locations are random, ie, nobody knows where anyone will start, and giving everyone screenshots of everyone elses start positions is not acceptable...
                            You just wasted six ... no, seven ... seconds of your life reading this sentence.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Metaliturtle
                              Suspense is good too DeepO...
                              Sure, but there also is a limit to what amount of effort one team can pour in 24h. We want a timely turn progressing, and especially the first turn this is not going to hold.

                              Everybody will want more time for their first turn, and every team accepts that more time will be needed. But giving every team all the time needed will lead to the first turn taking 3 weeks or more... providing screenshots might reduce that first turn to 2 weeks, possibly even 1 week.

                              Just an idea, though. Not a demand... and certainly not the official GS view, just my personal opinion.

                              DeepO

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