Read and take heed!
You have been warned.
our future technology students... Well... Those from a certain type of school.
I work for a Reverse Logistics company who buys Customer Returned electronics of all types and evaluates them for resale. What America throws away no matter if it is a 10 year old cell phone or a HP G1 server, it is the wave of the future for other parts of the world or people who have no need to upgrade but need parts.
Shitty warehouse work yes, but there is some sort of nobility in working for a zero waste/landfill company.
Some of us have it - we should play it. Maybe set up a semi-regular game?
Never mind the words, click on the video. (Yes, Steve said that out loud.)
Standard map, prince difficulty. Continents.
I lost a lot of early wonders, but with the new wonder system, I'm not sure how many I really had a chance for (a lot of wonders are restricted to certain policies/ideologies - you must take piety to unlock the forbidden palace, or Liberty to unlock the pyramids, for example).
I sort of fumbled towards a culture strategy, but Morocco and the Netherlands were a problem - the Netherlands especially so. William was ahead of my in score until the last quarter of the game (and not too far behind me, until I dropped the hammer).
pitboss, simpler custom maps in multi, and observer mode(!)
Note to self: Do not force hard shell briefcase to close while laptop encased inside.
Any suggestions? I looked around a bit, seemed like a replacement LED screen for an earlier Acer series laptop was about $40-$50. Retail repair rates were geared toward the stupid, as in $200-$400 to repair a $329 used laptop...
If any of you have replaced laptop displays before, I'm open to "try it" / "don't be a fool!" opinions.
So, like, this game is still fun.
Daniel and I have played some of the challenge maps, and there's lots and lots to do, and some of the class variants have neat twists. Plus, there seems to be a real choice in how to spec a character - going 50%/50% hero/tower dps actually lets you have a real contribution during the combat phases other than gathering mana to upgrade towers, for example.