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12 JUN 2012 at 10:56am

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I found this article interesting....from the site Rock-Paper-Shotgun....a 10 year long game of Civ 2.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/06/12/fate-of-the-world-the-decade-long-game-of-civ-ii/#more-111604



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12 JUN 2012 at 11:35am

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That was an interesting read. Thanks for posting.


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12 JUN 2012 at 12:15pm

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Rayfer,

 

I was going to post that this morning. But I decided not to, but glad someone did. I read the reddit thread about the game, I didn't know that Civ II had global weather events like ice caps melting, etc. I've never seen it in III, IV or even V.

 

 

A 10 year game of Civ II, I can see that with some guys here with WITE or WITP, but Civ II?

 

 



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12 JUN 2012 at 6:38pm

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Maybe they'll play it so long that the sun goes Red Giant.


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12 JUN 2012 at 8:05pm

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Civilization II was the best in the series, in my opinion. But I never played a game of it for 10 years!


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12 JUN 2012 at 10:15pm

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I've played a couple that seemed that long!


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13 JUN 2012 at 1:57am

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Interesting article - rather surprisingly also featured on this mornings Today programme on BBC Radio 4 drawing parallels between Civ and an Orwellian distopia amongst other things !


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13 JUN 2012 at 6:01am

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Fascinating article, thanks for posting.  I am wondering just as much about how he kept his computer running for that long as much as how he kept interested in it for that long!


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13 JUN 2012 at 9:13am

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I was reading that this morning as well! I can't believe the guy stuck it out for so long, especially if its on the same PC. Does Civ II have save files people can transfer? I can only imagine if this guy got his HDD wiped in a storm or something.


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14 JUN 2012 at 10:23pm

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A clear sign of a good game design is a game that can play almost endlessly without breaking in some way. How many games have you played where you max out resources forever in the first 1/3 of the game.



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15 JUN 2012 at 6:38am

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This story has even caught the attention of Sid Meier himself.

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/civilization-developer-sid-meier-surprised-gamers-decade-long-game-results-in-dystopia/2012/06/14/gJQAfkLxcV_story.html

 

 

 

 

 



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15 JUN 2012 at 7:43am

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Originally Posted By Reich36 (15 JUN 2012 6:38am)

This story has even caught the attention of Sid Meier himself.

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/civilization-developer-sid-meier-surprised-gamers-decade-long-game-results-in-dystopia/2012/06/14/gJQAfkLxcV_story.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

..and used for free advertising of Civ 5.

 

I don't see why anyone would be surprised at the eons-long war and blasted wasteland the earth had become - technological progress abruptly ended long long ago (pretty much all progress really) and the very limited resouces in Civ games were continually reduced in nuke-fests.  

 

 


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15 JUN 2012 at 10:34am

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What's interesting about this thread/story is it raises the question of what conditions actually create a "stalemate" in a game.  I would guess that if you strictly broke down the production, population, and resource totals for the surviving factions, that there would be a numerical imbalance somewhere that could be exploited, but is overlooked somewhere.



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