This is the final report of the Freeciv Web Game 41 that I have played during
the past four months. It was one of the most fun games I have played in a long
time which is surprising for several reasons: the FCW ruleset is not very well
balanced and overgrown in the wrong directions, and in this particular game I
probably got the worst starting position in a long-turn game ever. However,
the ruleset itself is functional and if you know the basics, you can get by if
you are ok if you have no ambition to be a top player.
joined the game and saw that I am stranded on the island of Crete with three
settlers and no boats, I literallylaughed and said, ok, let's see how this
ends up, not really expecting to be alive by mid-game. My third city was
delayed I don't know how much, probably a week or more, until I was able to
transport it to mainland and the next weeks passed eagerly awaiting for a
neighbour's invasion while I'm unprepared for defence and unable to bring
enough - or any - reinforcements in time.
Fortunately, my neighbours were friendly and far enough and the fun - reenactment of the Greek expansion across the eastern Mediterranean - could start.