View Full Version : what to do...prediction?
Oct 26, 2001, 02:22 PM
can't build settlers or whatever until size 3.
seems like a food special(is there any?) and a granary or Pyramids type wonder will be useful.
Build on food special(possible?)....build a granary...size 3 and at least 2 settler units maybe 3.I see a much smaller foodbox in screenshots that doesn't appear to get bigger as the city gets bigger.
Build a new city.Use 2nd settler for a little work then join new city after size 2(possible?).
I have no idea :D
Oct 26, 2001, 02:35 PM
Smash: Use 2nd settler for a little work then join new city after size 2
i dunno what u mean here, settlers cant improve terrain in civ3
Oct 26, 2001, 02:46 PM
ok..then instead of 2 settlers right away..build 1 and a worker or whatever does the work.Then another settler.
how much food these guys gonna eat?
Oct 26, 2001, 02:52 PM
if im not mistaking, they dont
they dont have home cities, so there is no city to take food from
they, like all other units take gold as support
Oct 26, 2001, 04:15 PM
That is correct---no more settlers eating food! I find that great!
Oct 28, 2001, 10:18 AM
but don't settlers also take 2 population points from the city it's built, and the workers take 1 pop. point? So in addtion to gold, they also take pop point... instead of a food i think. at least that's what i read somewhere at the info center:crazyeyes
Black Fluffy Lion
Oct 28, 2001, 02:53 PM
that's right. it was to make ICS harder.
Oct 28, 2001, 04:15 PM
IIRC, the food box is limited. As I recall, it never gets beyond 80 to grow to the next city size (and thus 40 if you've got a granary).
Oct 28, 2001, 08:04 PM
"ICS"?? could you explain, pwetty pwease? -g-
Oct 28, 2001, 09:40 PM
ICS = Infinite City Spread / Sprawl
Oct 30, 2001, 04:50 AM
i guess ICS will not be a serious option because there will be soooooo much corruption that those far away cities won´t be able to function in any way...
and will be there for enemies to take...
Oct 30, 2001, 06:54 AM
As far as I can tell, no ICS. You can certainly crank out settlers if you have the terrain...a city on grasslands with a sprinkling of shields and +food squares can be mined for great production (Instead of irrigated, which is irritating now that you need fresh water...not many rivers on small islands) :( I had a fully mined out city at size 6 cranking out a settler, switching to something else, growing back to size 6, and cranking out another settler. Its not the same as ICS in the earlier Civs, but I don't know that it is good to grow extremely fast...corruption is a killer and Monarchy is quite aways off when you first start.