Apologies for the double post, but I thought it would be relevant to share with everyone playing this game (for the sake of future games): There is a sale going on on Newegg for $12. Unsure of how long it will last as of the time of posting.
So ZANT44 has been kicked from the game due to too many skipped turns. Will the computer will receive any sort of advantage compared to the rest of us, due to being an AI? We all know the AI is terrible at war so whomever happens across it first... hmm.
Unfortunately von, I have to agree with Walrein on this. After more than a month, I've only completed a monument and temple... I imagine part of it has to do with the speed of the game, which I know you apologized for already, but I think there's also a bit of "too big of a group" problem at play here which makes the turns--at their fastest-- take about 3 days to cycle through. While I'd love to continue, does anyone think we should maybe restart?
But yea, I'm considering requesting that this be called off. I feel like the only way to make a smogon civ game work would be 4-6 people sitting down and marathoning a game over the course of a full day (or two if the host is willing to save the map). While GMR is a nice concept, the combination of varying time zones and the already slow pace of Civ make it nigh impossible to maintain interest (I've only finished a monument and started a granary IIRC)
Alright, shall we call it quits on this, then? I think either making a smaller group (4 players per game) while continuing to use GMR combined with the "fast" game speed, or doing as Walrein suggested and doing a marathon day, (or doing both!) is best.
In place of the 8-player game, would anyone be interested in the 4-player GMR game that was suggested before? I'd love to do a marathon day but I simply don't have the time to sit down and get through it, even on fast speed.