It is 6am and Civ V has made a fool of me again...

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Ascii Mar 23, 13
Watch out for Gandhi, he is always the first to get the nukes.
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Sonic Flash Mar 23, 13
quote Shadow of Truth
Watch out for Gandhi, he is always the first to get the nukes.
Those moments when you build a city, and realize a few turns later that competing nations had their cities just out of range of view, and now they're getting pissed at you and denouncing you and there's nothing you can do but wait for them to declare war, wait 10 turns, and give up, giving you a nice bundle of loot for putting up with them.

Alexander the Great was a dick to me in that regard.
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Ascii Mar 23, 13
That's the exact opposite of how I play. I spend all of my money on the military and purposely build close to them so I can take them over in a few turns. Good thing I play on the easier difficulties.
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The Omega Mar 23, 13
[emerges from the Neo shadows] Coincidentally, I played it until 7:30am for the past few days, so we've been doing the same thing, hahaha. Hadn't played it much since release due to some of the bugs, but I wanted to try out all of the new factions from the expansions and DLC (all for just $20 on Steam, so a good deal for me). I've still never actually completed a full game in Civ V. It ran too slow on my laptop when I got deep into the game, even in strategic view, and I hadn't played it much since I bought a new desktop last summer. I still like using Germany to build up a big army early on for cheap thanks to capturing barbarians. I do like being able to explore early on with the new Polynesia civilization thanks to being able to cross oceans immediately, so I can snag a bunch of ancient ruins before anyone else. I'll probably have another 10 hour session in a moment, working on a 12-team hotseat testing out a bunch of new and some old factions with the new religion and espionage systems.

Oh, and the Brave New World expansion info looks cool. I've been hoping they'd expand on culture, since it was so important to me in Civ IV. I'd use culture to take over cities and slowly expand across the world, something I miss in V.
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Sonic Flash Mar 25, 13
quote The Omega
[emerges from the Neo shadows]
Good lord I've been on this site a long time...

The last game I was going for a Cultural Victory. In the past I've won through Diplomacy and helped my brother win through Science in a multiplayer game. I got screwed this time because I had no access to water. I hadn't seen any of North America when I finally won. :/ (playing on the "world" map).
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The Omega Mar 30, 13
I played on the Earth map once and thought it was a bit small, despite playing on the largest map size. To me, map sizes seem a bit smaller than Civ IV, maybe not by too much but it seemed pretty noticeable on the Earth map. I'm just up to turn 143 of my 12-team hotseat marathon-length game, and I'm at the phase where my civs are gaining new cities (most have at least 2 now, some 3), and trying to decide which victory to go for with certain civs. Knew I'd go for domination victory as Germany right from the start and likely cultural for India and Ehtiopia, but mainly just trying to play each civ differently and work to their strengths.
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