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Old 06-13-2012, 12:07 PM
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Default Man plays the same game of ‘Civilization II’ for 10 years

Think you spend too much time playing the same video game?

Try playing it for a decade.

In an impressive display of dedication, Reddit user 'Lycerius' claims he has been playing a single game of Sid Meier's classic world-ruling strategy game Civilization II for nearly 10 years now. But sadly, the future world he's dealing with is "a hellish nightmare of suffering and devastation."

The year is 3991 A.D. Multiple nuclear wars have decimated the planet, melting ice caps and leaving the world useless for farming. The only land left for the three remaining superpowers to lord over are mountain tops.

Those superpowers — the Celts, Vikings and Americans — have been waging war for 1,700 in-game years. And it doesn't look to be ending anytime soon.

"Peace seems to be impossible," writes Lycerius. "Every time a cease fire is signed, the Vikings will surprise attack me [he plays as the Celts] or the Americans the very next turn, often with nuclear weapons - even when the U.N forces a peace treaty. So I can only assume that peace will come only when they're wiped out. It is this that perpetuates the war ad infinitum."

Roughly 90 percent of the world's population is dead in the game, due to famine and nuclear fallout. It's not a pretty picture, though it is a totally fascinating one. But it gives rise to one big question: Who the heck would play a single game for nearly 10 years?

"I thought that it might be interesting to see just how far into the future I could get and see what the ramifications would be," he said.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:44 PM
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So, we need to make absolutely sure that Sid Meier and his programmers never ever hold any sort of power.

Problem solved.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:15 AM
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:29 AM
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Even Weikel wouldn't make this mistake:

-The only governments left are two theocracies and myself, a communist state. I wanted to stay a democracy, but the Senate would always over-rule me when I wanted to declare war before the Vikings did. This would delay my attack and render my turn and often my plans useless.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:32 AM
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Still haven't played Civ, I feel a bit deprived. Don't have time for the undertaking right now.

Those superpowers — the Celts, Vikings and Americans — have been waging war for 1,700 in-game years. And it doesn't look to be ending anytime soon.
This sounds like a veritable WN wet dream - mighty Vikings and noble Celts at war with the Jewnited States of America.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by harjit
Still haven't played Civ, I feel a bit deprived. Don't have time for the undertaking right now.

Yeah, I've never played it either. Internet porn makes me sleepy and so I never got a chance to be a gamer. I don't know how other guys are able to pull off both.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:48 AM
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Try Freeciv, it's awesome.

I'm not sure what this clown is playing at, but looking at the screenshots he has a large conventional force. All he needs to do is mass them in a city with SDI defence and take down the enemy cities one by one. SDI should keep much of the land around his cities safe from nucular attack.
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