In a previous post I was claiming that technology victory is the easiest to get, but the other readers were not sharing the feeling.
So now I suggest to make a poll and ask your opinion on the order of difficulty for the victories, please state level, civilisation and if you like a comment.
I am always trying to be high in tech so this is the one I am reaching faster, then launching the spaceship and play defence for 10 years...
Domination is also easy, if you manage to build a decent army by using the conquested cities resources.
Cultural comes natural if you stay a bit more in the game ..
Economic is the most difficult since I have to spend lots in order to improve tech and to build a decent defence, in Deity level every AI is attacking you.
What is your experience ?
Last edited by MrLowcash; 10-29-2008 at 07:20 AM.
Reason: sorry read your post too fast
I never go for tech victory, because I can't stand the forced loading the spaceship view and tedious animations of ships going off to space.
it really all depends on the civ i am using. i am currently using spain so the economic is easier given their 50% gold bonus.
It's a tie on the first two.
Easiest to Hardest
I usually play a random civilization so I never know what I am going to get but my style is usually geared towards culture no matter who I am playing. Since I am always so focused on that aspect, my hopes of domination victories are usually dashed. That also depends then on how far I get on the tech tree. Advanced flight comes up and I usually start bombing everybody in sight but I am only turns away then from a cultural victory.
I guess that is from my days of playing the other Civ's where if you weren't cultural enough, your citizens would revolt and you would get no production done.
Easiest to Hardest
Technological (maybe cultural the last one)
This is simply, you can reach domination victory in 10-20 turns, economic is the second one, then technological victory and cultural. I don't know why you put technological victory as easiest one, maybe you haven't played against good players or you haven't got the normal and old strategy with greeks (the tank rush).
If you can play, domination and economic are the easiest ones, that's why many players go for quick rush or economic victory (months ago I would say) and not waiting 2-3 hours for a tech victory or cultural.
I thought that with the Romans the Cultural victory is a fast one. With a couple of good production cities one can manage to build a wonder after another. Adding the flipped cities and the great persons is usually an easy victory.
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But it's my opinon too, that Domination is the quickest and also easiest most of the times, if a meet a heavy defender or switch to go for economic, maybe because of the multiplyers of x2 and x4, markets and banks it's very fast too. If you can get east india company or trade fair wonders it's a very good help too. It doesn't take long with 5-6 cities to get 20.000 gold. As for Tech or Culture, I'd say culture, but then i go for economic first and then decide to build all wonders for fun with the gold. It's not so expensive once the gold starts roling in.
Last edited by MrLowcash; 10-29-2008 at 09:24 AM.
I like tech victory because if I finish it early, I can get to make a ridiculous looking ship.
But, I think what you mean is that it isn't hard to get a tech victory over the ai.
I like cultural victory. Easiest would be Domination with money being the hardest. IMHO
I'd also say from easiest to hardest:
Tech was the first victory I achieved on Deity with the Japanese in my first Deity game, and then I had trouble getting a victory other than Tech in my second game. In that respect, I might consider Tech the easiest victory, because when you don't know what to expect from the Deity AI at all, it might be the easiest to achieve.
However, once accustomed to all the victories, it becomes more a matter of how fast you can achieve the victory, so Tech falls to last because you need to not only research and build, but then wait for travel time as well.
I guess I should also add that I like the Tech victory, because I also like to build the ridiculous ship. In fact, I love to load it up to the max every time, even though I think that slows the travel down again.
However, I dislike the launch sequences, and I skip through as much of that animation as possible.
It's also the only victory with an ending sceene. The fastest ship takes two turns, if you build max propulsions, and one of fuel, life support and habitation. Everything more than that slows it down. If you tap "o" rapidly you shold get through the launch sequens in seconds. Oh! If you want to make a good "high score" visible on the leaderboards, get as many citizens as you can and build the max capacity space ship.
I'd have to say that getting a economic victory against an equal player is easier than domination, but with AI domination is easy... yupp...