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Post by I am nobody » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:00 pm

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We've got 5 people up for Civ V from the other thread. If anyone else wants to join, Humble has Civ V Complete for (as of now) $8.95 until Tuesday. Comes with III and IV Complete, as well.

Anyway, questions for everyone that's interested:

1. Live game or play by email?
2. If live, what times/days work for you?
3. Teams or free for all?

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Post by Kargath » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:12 pm

Does Civ V have Pitboss?
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Post by I am nobody » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:27 pm

Google tells me that's a grill.

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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:18 pm

I've never played a Civ game in my life, so I'm fine with anything. If it's a live game, then Sunday, Monday or Tuesday of any week would work best for me.

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Post by monstrman » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:44 am

if it's live it just can't be the weekend or during school hours because my life has been sold for $9 an hour[DOUBLEPOST=1488429854,1488429817][/DOUBLEPOST]I like the idea of teams but I'm down for a free for all if we just want to all vent our frustrations

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Post by Random User » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:07 am

Live game I'm good any day except Monday, depending on the time, if it's going to be after four then it should be fine.

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Post by Kargath » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:33 am

[QUOTE="I am nobody, post: 1623610, member: 34539"]Google tells me that's a grill.[/QUOTE]
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Post by I am nobody » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:12 pm

^Having looked that up with "Civilization" appended, yes, Civ V has it. The AI that takes over is a bit of an idiot, though, so in my experience it's usually better to just save and resume when everyone can play.

So pending what Kat says, it seems like our overlap is Tuesday evenings, or obviously any time by email.

My reason for suggesting teams was that, even though Civ is one of the more approachable 4Xs, prior experience is still a major advantage, so teams might be more balanced. That said, I'm totally fine with it if everyone wants to play on their own or even through a bunch of AI players in.

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Post by monstrman » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:38 pm

we'll have to do a bit of coordinating for me to make Tuesdays work but I can do Tuesdays as long as we finish before 7 or 8 pm cst

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Post by Random User » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:44 pm

If we're doing Tuesdays, I can't play until 4, or a little after.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:45 am

I'm available all day most Tuesdays (though I wake up at 2PM PST, since I work an overnight shift), so unless a dentist appointment or something comes up I should be free.[DOUBLEPOST=1488696345,1488696289][/DOUBLEPOST]How exactly does playing by email work? How long does a game like that typically last?

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Post by I am nobody » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:24 am

As I understand it, PBEM basically sends an email (or probably a Steam notification, nowadays) to each player when it becomes their turn. I've never done it, but considering there's five of us and a reasonable length game is still 150-200 turns, I imagine it would take roughly eternity.

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Post by Kargath » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:58 am

Looking at my schedule, I don't think I can do this one. Maybe another time.
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Post by I am nobody » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:25 pm

So how do either of the next two Tuesdays look for everyone? Say 6 or 7 PM EST?

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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:45 pm

I think that would work for me.

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Post by monstrman » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:04 pm

molto bene if done by like 9pm est

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Post by I am nobody » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:18 pm

Definitely.

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Post by I am nobody » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:25 pm

[USER=35827]@SKELETOR[/USER] See above.

I'll hope to get the game up around 6 PM tomorrow if that works for RU. If you don't see anything around then, the blizzard probably knocked my power out.

I'm planning to make it the 8 player free for all on a standard size map with all the geography set to random and Quick game speed. Quick is by no means a personal preference, but I figure it's for the best given that we don't know how often or for how long we'll be doing this. Can go to a more substantial speed if there's interest in a second round. Around half of the players will obviously start as AI, but I think (?) it's possible for a human player to swap in for them later. Could be wrong about that.

I'm not dead set on any of that, so let me know if there's something else you'd prefer.

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Post by Random User » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:15 pm

Works for me as well! I can play as long as you guys are able as well, since it's Spring Break for me atm.

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Post by I am nobody » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:21 pm

Also since Kat is the only one that already has me on Steam, I should've mentioned that my name there is Allthegoodnamestaken. The game will probably show as that if I forget to name it something to do with VGF.

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