Oct 02, 2006, 08:01 PM
i'm sort of new to this game, currently playing on noble, here's my fractal map save, i'm wondering how you guys think i'm doing
in the game i'm currently at war with caeser and destroying him slowely, but getting cossaks in the next 10 turns or so
thanks for any advice you will give me
ps. i would also like to know whether u guys think i'm almost ready to move up to prince
Oct 03, 2006, 11:48 AM
Looks good. Caesar will be easy to finish off, though you could get the compass and some money for making peace with him. Bismark just made contact with you, but you have several techs he doesn't so you're probably in a good spot in the tech race. Once you own your continent, you shouldn't have any trouble cruising to a spacerace win. Going for another type of win would be harder, but possible.
Specialize your cities. You've built cottages everywhere, which is good for tech, but not much good for war. At least maximize hammers in one city and build the heroic epic there. Novgorod would be good for this. Mine all the hills and farm enough grasslands so the city can work all the hills. Ignore commerce in this city. A city like this continually building units can supply the army for your entire civ, so that other cities can focus on building up their commerce.
Get some more great people. It looks like the oracle has produced one prophet, which you used for a shrine. That's good, but make some more GPs that aren't prophets. Rome would be a great place to make into a GP farm because it has the great library and lots of food. Build the national epic there and hire lots of specialists.
Your farms on wheat and corn could each produce one more food if you chain some irrigation to them.
Contact the rest of the world and try to develop some allies who will trade techs with you.
All in all, you're doing well. It looks like you could move to Prince, or keep playing noble to try out different leaders and strategies.
Oct 03, 2006, 12:39 PM
what is this chaining of irrigation y'all are talkin about?
Oct 03, 2006, 01:15 PM
Once you have Civil Service your farms spread irrigation, so what you do is just build enough farms, even in places that are outside of your fat cross, to get irrigation to the places where you want farms.
Oct 03, 2006, 07:48 PM
thanks for the advice guys, just one more question
how was my city placing locs, were they any good?