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Dickbots VII - Wrath of Khanbots [ongoing]

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  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian

    Make sure you have downloaded the Really Advanced Start Mod or it won't let you load your turn.

  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Illinois Icrontian

    Dang, didn't think that would be necessary since it doesn't do anything after the map is loaded :(

  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian

    So to be clear: I need to get the mod Joe mentioned, install it, and how do I work with GMR to get my turn executed? Sorry, first time using it. I should be able to take my turn tonight.

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    Yeah, the mod part isn't normal. Since it isn't actually called what he referenced, here is a direct link.

    For GMR, you download the app (and copy the key on that page), start it up and input the key under the gear. You'll see games in the "all games" section or in your turns. I would also make sure the following settings are checked under the gear due to bugs in saving games:
    Start minimized
    Move submitted saves to archive folder
    Hide the client when minimized
    Notify me when I have a new turn
    dropdown: directx: choose 10/11
    dropdown: automatically close Civ when "A new save is detected"

    When you have a turn, you download it by clicking on it in the client, then it will launch steam and civ automatically. Choose multiplayer -> hotseat -> load game -> you'll see a GMR game. Load it, play turn, then save it onto that same file. Civ will exit automatically and then hit submit in the client.

    GargoyleSnarkasm
  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian

    Great instructions, Nick, thanks. Had to get a few extra DLCs, but got it working.

    I have a set of scouts following Kuala Lumpur, but I wasn't entirely sure what else to do at this point, so I just plopped down a settler.

    Gargoyle
  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian

    So are we holding off on DoW? Or can I go ahead and steal a worker?

  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    Am I right in thinking we only have one city on the coast? If so, we might want to hold off on DoW against the Khanbots until we can properly defend our only coastal city, otherwise we'd be severely hamstrung in naval support should they flatten it.

  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Illinois Icrontian

    Should we set a deadline of X many turns to motivate us?

    GHoosdum
  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Illinois Icrontian

    OK, it's turn 88 now. How about turn 100 we declare perma-war?

    @GHoosdum @CrazyJoe @Snarkasm @Tushon @CB

  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    Sounds good to me. I'll send my archer to the area around our coastal city to help defend it.

  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian

    Shall I spawn another settler sometime soon and try to get a coastal city? I'm pretty close to a coast.

  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Illinois Icrontian

    @Snarkasm said:
    Shall I spawn another settler sometime soon and try to get a coastal city? I'm pretty close to a coast.

    Venice can't do that, however, we can take over city-states with our Merchants of Venice, and it just so happens there's a city state on the south side of the lake.

    However, you are limited to only buying things in the city state, not choosing what they build. So, we probably want to wait to take over city states until we have a good cash flow. Or, we could do it to distract the Khanbots if they're coming right for us.

    Hopefully we can get an alliance with a city state or two before we declare war. We might expect them to fall, though, because Khan's got bonuses against them.

  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Illinois Icrontian

    Are we ready for war? If I don't hear otherwise, I'll declare next turn.

  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian
    edited 20 Feb

    @Tushon I think you should buy the below circled wine tile on your turn. For some reason my idiot city is trying to take it via culture next turn, except it's not in the 3-tile useful radius for my city, and it is within yours. I don't know if it's possible for me to change the target of my cultural border expansion, but I'd rather you have the tile and use it, than me have it for no useful reason.

    @Gargoyle I see the AI has a lot of siege units built and we don't have much of a defensive perimeter yet. I started with infrastructure building before military, maybe that was dumb? I don't know about anyone else though. You're right though, we do need to start cleaning up these Dickbots.

    CBTushon
  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Illinois Icrontian

    @GHoosdum said:
    I started with infrastructure building before military, maybe that was dumb? I don't know about anyone else though. You're right though, we do need to start cleaning up these Dickbots.

    Not just you, we all got comfy. We're living the Venetian good life, and we've got to make sure it's secure against the robotic hordes. Maybe 10 more turns? Declare war on turn 110?

    I'm close to the front lines, and with my great general's fort (thanks Honor social policy) and a few more turns, I can be adequately defended. Good news is only me and two city states have cities on the lake, so we have a monopoly on sea power! I haven't got around to building ships for bombarding, but assuming I live long enough, those will come in handy.

    When they get horses and Chivalry, things can get bad for us, quick.

  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    I'm in for turn 110.

    Tushon
  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian

    Fine with me. CB & Garg, wanna focus on Old Sarai first?

  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian

    okay

  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    I'm all for flattening Old Sarai, but don't forget to defend our homeland against their catapult hordes.

  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian

    I'm pretty well protected with the mountains to my southeast. If I leave a Spearman at home, and keep enough money on hand to buy one more archer, I should be good against anything that sneks around the mountains.

    GHoosdum
  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Illinois Icrontian

    It's on!

  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    So far I've taken one pixel of health off of one of their units. I'm doin it rong.

  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Illinois Icrontian
    edited 10 Apr

    I'm counting on Old Sarai to throw their units up against my citadel and let my archers shoot at them. After their superior numbers are gone, then I'll build an offense. Until then, I plan on supporting just my archers and one offensive horseman to opportunistically flank and speed up their demise.

  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Illinois Icrontian

    Old Sarai has a Keshik. I'll see if I can pillage their horses soon with my horseman.

    GHoosdum
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