Stuff My Sisters Will Like

To Jenny, Katie and Laura, From Their Brother, Victor

Civ II Forever! June 14, 2012

Filed under: Neat,Stuff — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

Just the other day, I was the Americans conquering the Japanese Empire in a WWII scenario. And now, my all-time favorite game, Civilization II, is in the news!  This fellow has reportedly been playing the same stalemated game for the past ten years. The internet has rallied to his cause.


2 Responses to “Civ II Forever!”

  1. I just read this same article yesterday! How can it be stalemated?

  2. victorfeltes Says:

    I downloaded his saved game. After playing a few turns (in which I took a small city) and reading reddit posts, it seems that his problem was that he just didn’t know about the strategies he needed to use to conquer.

    Of course, he hadn’t been playing for ten years straight. One of his posts indicate that he would play for an hour or so, send a wave of units, watch it be decimated or futilly give up its gains, and then give up in frustration. His problem seems to have been ineffective tactics, rather than perfectly opposed adversaries. Still, a neat story to see pop up in the news.

    Exit question: If he had been playing the same game for 10 real years and 10,000 game years, resulting in a worldwide utopia for 1 billion people, would anyone have reported that as news?

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