barbarian stealth bombers and aircraft carriers
Do you guys have any general advice or tips to get a leg up on the AI? I do alright on Prince difficulty but it feels like the AI always slowly takes the lead.
I also tend to chose to make research agreements with Weaker/Lesser Nations instead of those who are on more even footing as me.
Are those city-states any worth to invest in or maintain relations?
I never bothered with it, it felt like a waste of ressources.
It's a good way to quickly appease your people or help fund a war effort.
They also make handy fronts and staging points during wars.
I typically befriend the ones near me like a kind of backup, especially military ones, during big wars those otherwise useless units become critical. Cultural ones give a handy bonus, and sometimes luxury resources from city states are the difference between happy and unhappy.
I got the explorer's map pack today, anyone else have troubles in the Amazon map? I can't seem to be successful with all the jungle and marsh.
Also, the last part of the Patronage Policy allows City-State allies to spawn great people, which can often times help you raise the level of influence you have with other city states inadvertently.
I'm going to see what this "causing all nighters" is about and start a game later on this evening and see what hour of the morning I'm awake till
I always get the cultured city states for an extra culture boost and military states nearby for extra troops.
I only befriend a city state if they have resources I want, like a good source of iron or a lux I don't have.
I usually just annex all the citystates I find, but then all the AI hates me.
Yeah, so it's not exactly Civ 5, but I installed Civ 2 earlier and this is actually way more in-depth than I'd first thought. Got mulched in my first game on easy difficulty because the bloody Sioux wouldn't stop asking me for my technology then paradropping my cities. Gave up when I actually read through the Civilopedia and saw how many advances and bonuses I could've had if I'd only made some wonders.
Remember: "Rome wasn't built in a day", afterall.
10 GODDAMN DAYS.
I played ATLEAST 2 hours every day, 1 day I put 6 hours into it.
Just bought Gods and Kings. I'm ready.
Holy shit, fuck you imageshack.
Just finished playing as Rome on Archipelago. I started on a small-ish semi-tundra arctic island at the far edge of the map. Having literally no contact with anyone except for one city state and Japan (who was sending out scouting ships everywhere). I started with 36 tiles of land, ended with 5 gold deposits, 4 fur camps, 2 ivory camps, 12370 culture, 17 happiness and 26720 gold while gaining 30 of it per turn. I turned the island into a fortress (even though I didn't really need to) and put Infantry in several Forts around the cities. There was a huge citadel overlooking a lake to the front. I had two landmarks, 6 great persons and had had 4 - 5 golden ages.
Go to take a picture, Imageshack says it's too big and deletes it from my computer. What the hell.
Just an update on sales, Gods and Kings is 25% off again for today at Green Man Gaming (http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/e...-v-gods-kings/). Figures it goes by to a 25% discount like the day after I bought it.
Speaking of Rome. Won a time victory as a mostly warlike Roman empire. Exiled the Russians with the help of Ghandi, before he betrayed me and had to be purged from my land. Russians spent the rest of the game sitting roughly in the renaissance age on two small islands and Ghandi spent most of the time dead.
I did eventually destroy them to make a front for the invasion of Germany (and also they had oil) for the war me and Napoleon declared war on Germany because they were getting close to going into space.
Our combined strength was enough to to leave them with a single colony positioned right next to a hostile city state. Immediately after taking the German homeland, Napoleon betrayed me which was inevitable because I was planning on doing likewise.
We basically left the entirely of the devided Germany a nuclear wasteland before finally making a peace treaty to lick our wounds. I won the time victory after that, but I decided to keep playing.
Germany is currently sitting with their one colony, still attempting to build their rocket off this planet.
I really like it when a city state goes to war with another player. askia was invading a city state with horsemen and swords, I gifted the city state infantry, artillery, and tanks and askia got its ass kicked
Which reminds me, I need to check to times for when that movies coming out in Canadaland. Seems like at least a few good movies are going to be coming this summer.
So I'm on my second playthrough, I have a question.
At the beginning of the match I selected Earth as the map and good ol' America as my nation. I set it to have players start where they'd be geographically correct or whatever, for some reason I started out in Brazil, the Ottomans started out in Missouri, and Japan started in Poland. The only one that was where it should be was Egypt, along the Nile, and the other 4 were close enough.
Is that feature just broken? I tried re-starting the game 4 or 5 times but every single time I'd be dropped off in the same place in South America, so I gave up and just continued playing. I started this playthrough before Gods and Kings was out and I still haven't gotten it yet (holding out for $20 sale because I'm cheap), does it include a fix for this?
So after taking a good chunk out of Germany (playing as Japan,) I eventually settled a peace treaty with them so I could clean up the fallout around Berlin(i captured that shit.) I was playing on a Continent map and Germany practically had a whole continent to themselves (only other thing there was Almaty.) I had sent Askia back to the stone age by taking his capital and 2 of his cities during my samurai rush (I had a fuckload of samurais, it was awesome.)
I noticed Gandhi had started to move in on Askia's new capital which was some little shitty city next to the coast. Throughout the whole game, I'd been the big bad Japanese general who always killed other Civs and had a fuckload of money. i said "fuck you" to Gandhi and waged war on his ass. (Gandhi was somewhere in between the Renaissance era and the industrial, i was in the modern era. Ghandi had one hell of a navy, although his shitty little Frigates and Caravels were no match for BATTLESHIPS. however, Gandhi was prepared. By the time i had torn apart his Navy, his riflemen and artillery had ripped down the junky walls of Askia's new capital. However, his infantry stood no chance against my modern infantry and I easily took back the city. Askia was now pretty happy I'd join the fight against Ghandi, but he still hated me after all those denunciations and me taking his capital. I moved out all my soldiers and gave the city back, aswell as 2000 gold (i had 40k on my belt, mind you.) This made him even happier.
I didn't stop there, though.
Using my money, I bought around 4 atom bombs and sent a modern infantry towards the capital of India. India wasn't completely defenseless though, they sent out a fuckload of cavalry and started shelling my one unit. In seconds, the lone APCs were surrounded by countless soldiers aswell as being bombarded by the capital of India. The modern infantry went down fighting as their silhouettes were blasted by the fire of all 4 atom bombs, taking over 3 cavalry, 3 workers and 4 infantry with them. I sent a couple more modern infantry and the capital was mine. Being the good-deed doer I had become, I sent the capital over to Askia, right after scrubbing out all the fallout. Askia become friendly after hundreds of years of hostility towards me.
and that's why I love Civ V
civ 3 was so weird to me because when I first played it, I was used to aoe and other non-turn based strategy games
I was in the medieval era with hoplites while the persians and indians threw infantry and artillery at me I didnt know what was going on