Okay, I promise I'm not going to be a complete dork whenever I win, but this first one on MP feels good to get out of the way! I lost my first one today b/c of all sorts of dumb mistakes on my part. Plus the other guy (we are mostly guys, right?) seemed pretty good to me. In my second game, I actually made some of the same mistakes: most glaringly, I once again forgot to manage my workers from day one. What's up with that!!?? Well, for most of the game that put me behind in the tech race by 3-4 almost to the very end. But I kept with the smart advice of the good players here in the forum by constantly expanding, while for some reason my Japanese opponent (I was Zulus---yes, a noob civ!) kept to about 5-6 cities. I wiped out the Russians during the BC era, while he defeated the Indians much later in the Industrial Age. I guess by the standards here in the forum, he may not have been too good---but he seemed to do a fair job of getting his techs and putting up tough resistance even after I got the EIC and Leonardo's Workshop and pushed toward his capital with many, many tanks and artillery. It goes to show that the number of cities will win in the long run---but everyone here knows that. In fact, I should have started the assault earlier.
Well, that's it for gloating! It was an earth-shaking global war between two noobies, and one of them won slightly over the other.
But here's a quesiton if anyone cares to take it (if not, no big deal): With so many cities, I had a difficult time keeping up with his pace. He was very quick, and thus I had hardly any time at all to direct my forces around the globe. I ran out of time half the time---geesh! What to do when one guy has only a few things to control and the other guy has way too much on his hands??
Oh---and on a personal note, how do you go to the bathroom between turns??? Okay, nevermind---please don't answer that one!
I'm 1-1!!! Yay! All the best, Zefelius