View Full Version : Founding Gems City
Sep 03, 2002, 03:08 PM
TFalls is about to produce a Settler. There are other decisions: what to name the city, what to build next. But right now is the time to decide, which way do we go?
Most people sounded like they'll vote to head West, uncover a black square, on a bee line to found the Gems Silk City. But there are other options, which I present out of my sense of duty. Please vote and/or comment.
The purpose of filler cities is to remain close, easily defended, and quickly generate new units. The purpose of Gems city is to perhaps become our SSC - hence the hurry to found it.
Sep 04, 2002, 02:30 AM
I like the idea of moving up and building roads to, then founding Elysium :)
Sep 04, 2002, 02:48 AM
Do you mean roads in the immediate squares around the city, or all the way from TF?
Sep 04, 2002, 02:57 AM
It's a nice idea to have roads straight away to improve trade but you have to remember that it will only take more time to get there while the city has specials in it's radius that will give quite some trade anyway. Just a thought...
I'm all in favour to found the new SSC as soon as possible. :)
Sep 04, 2002, 03:40 AM
I mean straight from Thunder Falls to the new site...
Sep 04, 2002, 04:18 AM
I think that will take too long. Get the city founded, and consider using the next settler from TF to do the roads.:)
duke o' york
Sep 04, 2002, 04:36 AM
We shouldn't be worrying about building roads and things yet. With despotism then the bonus trade from roads will all be lost to corruption anyway so it's a massive waste of time. With more cities we can start to multiply the gains that we'd get from a single road somewhere and we get to cover the continent. :)
Once we have filled all the major city sites then we can start to think about building roads around the SSC and connecting it up to the other important cities, but until we've build those important cities then we will just get further behind.
Sep 04, 2002, 05:24 AM
I also think a road all the way out to Gems city would be unproductive, compared to founding it and letting the dual SSC Debate rage afresh. But a road near Regia Civitas - that could be productive. How to get that done?
Duke, get further behind? We're ahead in everything!
Sep 04, 2002, 10:15 AM
The Gems City should be founded quickly as the next settler can build the filler city whilst GC is building its first wonder.
Sep 05, 2002, 01:23 AM
Hmm yeah on second thoughts I agree with building first and roading later :o :)
Sep 05, 2002, 01:32 AM
Well this vote is pretty conclusive! Ain't democracy wonderful? :goodjob: :lol:
Sep 05, 2002, 06:22 AM
In case anyone is wondering why noone voted for the other options --- I abstained! Ainwood, Democracy is wonderful.
The idea of roads to the Gems site was also discussed above, and appears declined. So feel free to continue to discuss, vote, and demand a recount today, but as of now the decision is clear:
Dash West then NW to found Gems city, do not build roads. In a scant 100 years, Mr President, please implement this decision immediately.