I saw a couple of PBEM games of Civ 4 go by while I was, unfortunately, Civless. Since that is no longer a problem, I was wondering how those games went. It looks like at least one broke down pretty early and another might still be brewing. Can anyone report from the trenches?
While I’m at it, who’s interested in getting another game started? Since I’d imagine these things could go on for a while, I’m thinking a smaller, more dedicated group of folks would be advisable. Anyone from the strategy geezer’s club in?
Does the game have an option to play it online and get a lot of turns in during one evening, and then switch to PBEM? It would be a nice feature to be able to do that, and switch from PBEM to a live play session too.
I had exactly ONE turn in my PBEM game. Never saw the file again… :roll:
I’m also in one of those “succession” games that are all the craze over on CivFanatics where you play a single-player game cooperatively with a few other folks. Everybody takes 10 turns and writes up an AAR and sends the file off to the next guy. Pretty fun stuff so far.
I played yesterday a game on normal at multiplayer, the entire day went on it. And in the end the game froze while I was pretty much dominating. (Big game, 7 players)
The thing was pretty slow even with “blazing” on the timer. I guess playing on tiny maps is the most you should go with or small for a long game.
Quick is defintely better because it gives more depth and avoids ending the game with the same military units.
Anyway if you want the game to be fun though I recommend sticking more players than the game recommends for each size (6 on small, 4 on tiny).
And if you have a TV next to the computer, book, newspaper or homework it will be better.
But overall I have to admit Civ4 is rather playable online, which is a big achievement for Firaxis I think. (And all TBS genre)