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MorteEterna
Nov 23, 2008, 12:18 AM
The Civilization Revolution Strategy Archive

If you want to find fast a strategy, press F3 and it should normally open a menu where you can write what you want to find. Write for example "Romans" and you will find that word in this page.

Tips, how to start the game:

Legions - How to use them by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?p=8349053#post8349053

How to Counter Specific Civilizations by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=331095

The key for all rushers that fail a rush by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=298991

The basic key, how to play this game, a lot of tips by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=298992

How to use Great People. Tips by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=298993

When to get artifacts by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=298994

Free unit or building. How to decide where it should appear by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=298995

How to use Market and Library in the same time by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=298996

The importance of pressing enemies by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=298997

Exterior of cities, and the flag by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=298998

Where to build a ship by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=299000

Expanding early and its importance by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=299001

Technology Tree: An In-Depth Look by Sigmakan
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=282947

Others things about the game:

~ When you found the capital on a hill you won't get the +50% defence because you have alrady the 50% bonus from the palace. Then the only advantage you get is +50% attack.


Civs Strategies:

Indians Strategy by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?p=8340392#post8340392

Arabs Strategy by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?p=8340348#post8340348

Spanish Strategy by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?p=8340323#post8340323

Zulu Strategy by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?p=8340277#post8340277

Greeks Strategy by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=299779

Greeks Strategy (Rush) by MKElderGod
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=319539

New Americans Strategy by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=329809

Americans Megacity Strategy by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?p=8313163#post8313163

Aztecs Strategy by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=299781

Final Romans Strategy by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=326657

Chinese Strategy by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?p=7476864#post7476864

Russian Strategy by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?p=7476866#post7476866

English Strategy by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?p=7476871#post7476871

Germans Strategy by MorteEterna
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?p=7476875#post7476875

The gold rush. Spanish strategy by Frelinder
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=301885

Grayson's Spanish Strategies by Anarak
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=317037

Egyptian guide by Kadazzle
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=299524

Imagination Rules the World - French Strategy by eireksten
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=284081

Grayson's Russian Strategy by Anarak
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=317038

Strategies Available:


Chinese x1
Romans x1
Aztecs x1
Zulu x1
Arabs x1
Americans x1
Japanese x0
Greeks x1
Germans x1
English x1
French x1
Spanish x1
Russian x1
Egyptians x1
Indians x1
Mongols x0

MorteEterna
Nov 23, 2008, 12:20 AM
If you want to see your strategies here, I will value them (well, I don't want to put here 10 romans strategy, 50 americans strategy, etc..), then I will tell you what is wrong, what is right or if I post straight the strategy. If you want, send me a PM or reply here and I will add the new strategies.

GamerDad
Nov 24, 2008, 08:51 AM
Wait... how are YOU going to tell US what is wrong or right with OUR strategies? That's called censorship, which kind of defeats the purpose of accepting input altogether. If you want control over what you include then you should call it "MorteEterna's Civilization Revolution Guide."

MorteEterna
Nov 24, 2008, 09:04 AM
Wait... how are YOU going to tell US what is wrong or right with OUR strategies? That's called censorship, which kind of defeats the purpose of accepting input altogether. If you want control over what you include then you should call it "MorteEterna's Civilization Revolution Guide."

Well, however in some way I can't put here everything. Maybe we can just vote or put a limit, but I don't want to put here hundreds of strategies.

MorteEterna
Dec 24, 2008, 12:26 PM
If you want to see here strategies, try to write them as good as possible, then I will edit and put them. However as I said, this would be a stupid archive if I put here every strategy, then I think there should be a maximum of 2 o 3 strategies for the same CIVILIZATION

Hertsh
Dec 29, 2008, 03:39 PM
Wait... How can you even think of making this thread a sticky, with Morte as a filter for the archive. Yes, make an archive for strategies, good idea, but make sure that everybody or a Mod can Admin the archive. IMO, this thread is a dead thread just because of the source/admin of the info, and I´m in shock that you Mods can even think of giving such an "honor" to this member.

Kadazzle
Dec 29, 2008, 04:01 PM
I agree with Hertsh. Once this thread got stickied, I was thinking, "Who the hell would do that?". So, I clicked it to look and see if any new "Morte Approved" strategy guides were here. Like I had thought, no new strategy guides were here, other then Morte's every-day rusher guides.

I was thinking about not posting, as that is the best thing to do against someone who trys to seek-out attention (tune down the colours, please?), but I had to make a point. Make this filtered by the community, and I'd like it a lot better. Someone's opinion is no better than another persons especially if that person isn't even number 1 on the leaderboards.

MorteEterna
Dec 30, 2008, 05:51 AM
I agree with Hertsh. Once this thread got stickied, I was thinking, "Who the hell would do that?". So, I clicked it to look and see if any new "Morte Approved" strategy guides were here. Like I had thought, no new strategy guides were here, other then Morte's every-day rusher guides.

I was thinking about not posting, as that is the best thing to do against someone who trys to seek-out attention (tune down the colours, please?), but I had to make a point. Make this filtered by the community, and I'd like it a lot better. Someone's opinion is no better than another persons especially if that person isn't even number 1 on the leaderboards.

The funny thing is that you come here WITHOUT READING, than say I should add 10'000 strategies. Maybe you don't understand that if I put here EVERY STRATEGY it would be the same as SEARCH, then USELESS. And as I said, it's not only me, you can vote it. And if you think you are better than me, why do you lose to me having 1 city against 20? Bah, you know only how to insult. I wouldn't answer in this way if you would talk better. I seem only to see good strategies considered bad and bad strategies considered really good (not talking about mine). And, I would like to know why mods should mod this, I mean, they can mod whatever they want but. Then, you say a strategy and we 'vote it'. As I said, putting here 10000 strategies is NOT useful, maybe you don't understand, you only want to flame. And, when I say I should be the first, is because I played since the start, know the players, and many good players just avoid me and others :rolleyes:

I played more than 1000 games, know what could be a good idea or what couldn't be. Then, don't tell me I am a noob. If you count the leaderboards, than I SHOULD BE the first, I got 6 resets, not what you call frozen games (that happened to me a lot however, at least 100 times), I mean going from 1600 points to 1200, without losing win/loss record. Maybe you will never understand this, because when one likes to insult he only likes that :mischief:

Then, don't come here saying bad things about me, and it becomes more ridicolous if you lost two times out of two without giving me any problems. The second time with spanish you played better than the first time however, I admit it, but with indians you did nothing while you said they were a good civ, and you started with school of confucius near you that is a huge bonus.

PS: I tell you this because maybe you won't read this, again:

If you want to see here strategies, just post them or send me a message

Ginger_Ale
Dec 30, 2008, 08:19 AM
Calm down, Kadazzle and MorteEterna. Stick to discussing strategies and posts, not individual users.

JeBuS27
Jan 02, 2009, 09:18 PM
Umm, there's a whole forum full of strategy articles right? Why not start by indexing those? Why wait for suggestions when everything you need is already available to you?

MorteEterna
Jan 03, 2009, 04:56 AM
Umm, there's a whole forum full of strategy articles right? Why not start by indexing those? Why wait for suggestions when everything you need is already available to you?

I added some strategies, I will see for other ones, but I won't put here 10 russian strategies for example, that's not useful.

Kadazzle
Feb 16, 2009, 03:34 PM
First off, I'd like to apologise. My last sentance of my previous post was clearly a jab at you, Morte, and I'd like to apologise for that. Secondly, I know you are a good CivRev player, and I do know you are better than me, and better then mostly everyone else. But, I still do think if we are going to have this as a strategy archive, that threads being accepted into here should be talked about by the community. Morte, your opinion is good; I'm not saying it is wrong. I just believe if everyone can give input on potential threads you want to add, this archive would be more widely accepted and liked, that's all.

MorteEterna
Feb 17, 2009, 03:41 PM
First off, I'd like to apologise. My last sentance of my previous post was clearly a jab at you, Morte, and I'd like to apologise for that. Secondly, I know you are a good CivRev player, and I do know you are better than me, and better then mostly everyone else. But, I still do think if we are going to have this as a strategy archive, that threads being accepted into here should be talked about by the community. Morte, your opinion is good; I'm not saying it is wrong. I just believe if everyone can give input on potential threads you want to add, this archive would be more widely accepted and liked, that's all.

I haven't understood what you wanted to tell me.. If you want to see here strategies, then send me a pm (for everyone).. When I have time I will post strategies

MorteEterna
Apr 02, 2009, 02:29 AM
Pm me or post here if you want to put here new strategies..

Graven
May 27, 2009, 03:36 PM
They Roman link leads to the American strategy.

MorteEterna
May 27, 2009, 04:09 PM
They Roman link leads to the American strategy.

It should be ok now

GamerDad
Jun 28, 2009, 11:07 AM
I haven't understood what you wanted to tell me.. If you want to see here strategies, then send me a pm (for everyone).. When I have time I will post strategies

The point we were trying to get across is that this thread is stickied as "The Civ Rev Strategy Archive," but in your initial post you made a statement that you alone had the power to accept or reject submitted strategies based on your opinion of what is good and what is bad.

If a strategy is submitted, it should be posted, whether you (no matter how good you are) agree with it or not. Just because a strategy isn't the collectively agreed upon "best," doesn't mean it is useless or not worth attempting for another player.

MorteEterna
Jun 28, 2009, 12:03 PM
The point we were trying to get across is that this thread is stickied as "The Civ Rev Strategy Archive," but in your initial post you made a statement that you alone had the power to accept or reject submitted strategies based on your opinion of what is good and what is bad.

If a strategy is submitted, it should be posted, whether you (no matter how good you are) agree with it or not. Just because a strategy isn't the collectively agreed upon "best," doesn't mean it is useless or not worth attempting for another player.

Ok but we should have some kind of limits of strategies. I mean, if you put here every strategy you see, how could those help players? They have just got to read more strategies. I don't want to say that bad strategies shouldn't be here just because I say that, but we should try to add only useful stuff.

GamerDad
Jun 28, 2009, 12:11 PM
I don't know how much clearer I can say this without being rude. What is a good strategy to you, may be not so good to someone else. What you find useless, another player may thoroughly enjoy trying. Useful is a term that is relative to every single person that plays this game. And a player doesn't have to read through hundreds of strategies if the title gives a decent idea of what the strategy is about. You come across with a lot of ego in your posts and by assuming that somehow you are the best qualified to determine what is or isn't a strategy worth posting.

Honestly, it's not even about you. If this site is going to have a specific folder called "Strategy Archives," it should be run and monitored by a moderator of this site, not a special playground for one forum poster. That's all some of us want to see.

MorteEterna
Jun 28, 2009, 01:51 PM
I don't know how much clearer I can say this without being rude. What is a good strategy to you, may be not so good to someone else. What you find useless, another player may thoroughly enjoy trying. Useful is a term that is relative to every single person that plays this game. And a player doesn't have to read through hundreds of strategies if the title gives a decent idea of what the strategy is about. You come across with a lot of ego in your posts and by assuming that somehow you are the best qualified to determine what is or isn't a strategy worth posting.

Honestly, it's not even about you. If this site is going to have a specific folder called "Strategy Archives," it should be run and monitored by a moderator of this site, not a special playground for one forum poster. That's all some of us want to see.

I said it, I'm adding every strategy now if you haven't read.

GGrayson
Jun 29, 2009, 12:36 PM
I don't know how much clearer I can say this without being rude. What is a good strategy to you, may be not so good to someone else. What you find useless, another player may thoroughly enjoy trying. Useful is a term that is relative to every single person that plays this game. And a player doesn't have to read through hundreds of strategies if the title gives a decent idea of what the strategy is about. You come across with a lot of ego in your posts and by assuming that somehow you are the best qualified to determine what is or isn't a strategy worth posting.

Honestly, it's not even about you. If this site is going to have a specific folder called "Strategy Archives," it should be run and monitored by a moderator of this site, not a special playground for one forum poster. That's all some of us want to see.

What makes Morte qualified to choose strategies? As if he's rejecting a lot of strategies left and right? Come on man! Issues with authority, even when there really is none present?

Morte has written more strategies for this game than any 3 or 4 players combined. He was writting strategies when this game was released and has helped hundreds if not thousands of players expand their knowledge of this game.

Also, he took the time to build this thread, and write more strategies, and has never really turned down anyone who has asked to have their strategies placed here. I appriciate all he does, because it's a very useful tool for players, maybe you don't see that here on civfanatics, but on 2kforums, the strategy archive is larger and has invalueble material you just won't find anywhere else.

If a mod would've offered to set this kind of thing up, and it was asked about a while back on other forums, then that would've been ok. But that would require a Mod to update it frequently, and I don't know any mods that are frequent posters on the CivRev strategy forums that would do that, and it's reallly not needed.

Why criticize someone who is doing something FOR FREE to help other gamers, and only doing it because he loves the game, loves talking strategy, and likes to help others? Check out morte's profile on Xbox and you'll see that he offers to answer any questions anyone has about the game. He's always here and on other boards answering any questions asked of him.

And English is not his first language, so maybe you're misinterpreting the connotation of his statements sometimes, maybe the tone seems a little off because it's not his native tounge, as someone who is fluent in french, but still comes off the wrong way at times, I can see where ppl might have problems with that.

But having English as a second language should make you more appriciative of the work he has put in, because he's writting up a whole freakin archive in a foreign language, FOR FREE!

Morte's strategies were very helpful to me when I first started playing, and now I have written several strats and have been in the top 10 on both systems at the same time, and that would've been a lot harder without this archive.

Please think before you speak, we're all just here to talk about the game we love, and those who are kind enough to share knowledge and give a venue to compile that knowledge, do not warrent criticism of this type.

/rant

Hertsh
Jun 29, 2009, 01:17 PM
What makes Morte qualified...

...who are kind enough to share knowledge and give a venue to compile that knowledge, do not warrent criticism of this type.

/rant

Well said. Yes we are many who have reacted negatively to Morte´s language now and then, but with that said let us all stop arguing and support each other. Unfortunately the Civ Rev forum here and on 2K forums have more ranting and negative attitude against people than any other Civ forums. I wonder why, but will stop being negative myself from now on. Let us all be more appreciative of what we all do! :)

Sorry for off topic, but I think it is valuable with these discussions now and then.

hr523
Oct 15, 2009, 07:20 PM
Hey!! how comes I see nothing on here about The Mongols?

MorteEterna
Oct 09, 2013, 02:09 PM
Fun to read again. Everybody stopped posting.

secretbonus
Dec 08, 2013, 04:55 PM
Just since there is nothing on Mongols, the key is to use the 2x mountain production advantage and free communism tech (increased production) and head for mountain ranges by traveling to the mountains and out producing everyone and using the fact that barbarians join your villages as a way to grow early. That combined with a small handful of cities in the right mountain range can make things pretty easy. If you can't win early by producing a ton of early troops and rushing, then using factories and iron mines and such to further increase production will help.
Best bet is using beta centuri scenario where you start with all technology and just avoid contact and keep producing as they won't be able to keep up with factory+iron mines+communism+mountain x2 production bonus.

I am trying regular random map battle on deity with Monguls I will have more details on what works.