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    Deity OCC: Strategy and Tips

    So I gave this a try in Diety. I'm in decent shape, but I think I messed it up for the Culture win. I went with the Honor tree before Tradition. My hope was that my landlocked city would turn into a meat-grinder with the strategic location of some nearby mountains. With the full Honor tree...
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    Deity OCC: Strategy and Tips

    Well, I think I'm on my way to a possible science Victory on Diety/Standard Map/22 Civs/Normal Speed/Pangea. Actually, I think it might be a large map, I'm not sure. I haven't finished though, so I suppose there is still a chance of a nuke invasion, but I look to be in good shape. As far as I...
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    Deity OCC: Strategy and Tips

    That could be my problem. I tried a game last night, and got a land-centered start spot, but it was along a river with grassland, and wheat and marble resources, so I decided to roll with it. However, within just a couple turns, I had Rome DoW'ing me, and Persia just behind. A few turns later...
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    How to win this war?

    I wouldn't say "absolutely no puppets" ... as they have their uses, especially for strategic resources. But I would say you don't want a LOT of them ... and I was talking more about the annex'ed cities, as those the ones that will really drag you down. The reason for reduced numbers of...
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    Some Garrison advice please!

    Aircraft are stackable, and don't count as garrisoned units. You can pile as many planes as you like into one city. Also to note: Ships are on their own "stack" as well. So you can put a boat inside your city (granted that it's coastal), and let it bombard troops from safety without having...
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    Need some advice on getting each victory type

    So I'm a longtime Civ2/3/4 player and starting to get going on Civ 5 now. I'm starting to moonlight in some of the higher difficulty levels, and I could use some advice/answers on how to acheive each victory type. Last night I was able to pull off an Egyptian OCC cultural win on Emperor...
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    How to win this war?

    Just to note ... you never want to fully conquor a rival civ. It just seems to tick everyone else off at you. A few times, I've bombed a city down to nothing, and let a city-state unit take the city. If you're going for a cultural victory, you don't want to be overly aggressive anyway. You...
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    A Guide to City Specialization and Land Improvements

    You sort of answered your own question. It's okay, but you're just going to be hurting your production science. Remember, hybrid cities are okay, but you have to pick the specialization you want to go with, and then base all your improvments off of that decision first. Any extra effects you...
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    A Guide to City Specialization and Land Improvements

    Correct ... and whether or not you want the capital to be a production city or commerce city decides which of those improvements to build.
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    A Guide to City Specialization and Land Improvements

    It would count as +4F, since it takes 2F to feed the population needed to work that square.
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    A Guide to City Specialization and Land Improvements

    Well I get emailed everytime someone posts in here, so yea ... :D Anyway, I'd count pastures, fisheries and the like in your initial calculation. Consider that you WILL build a farm or work boat on that spot, and add in the +2/+3 into your initial count. Sort of like how you count a...
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    Calling all Warmongers

    You must do a lot of restarts? :D I did try your method a few times with the same starting location and a random seed restart (Huge map, marathon, 18 Civs). One time I sent 4 warriors and got man-handled by their 3. Another time I went there with 8, and killed off his two warriors with my...
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    Calling all Warmongers

    Okay, I'm not quite sure I understand this part. I tried this last night. I built four warriors right off the bat, and sent them off to my nearest city. When I got there, he already had three in the city, and another one just outside. Needless to say, I was held off easily, and I was down...
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    Calling all Warmongers

    Thanks for the suggestions civdude! I actually used quite a bit of them in my last game. I'm somewhat hesitant in building wonders though, as it seems I get beat to them frequently. I tend to use my trees for settlers or later wonders as well. I do try and get the Oracle though, as that free...
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    Calling all Warmongers

    Well, I pulled off the domination victory finally. Built up some tanks (probably too many) ... and wiped through half of Japan fairly easily, before getting the victory screen. At the rate I was going, a conquest victory looked possible if I had turned off all the other settings. (Or just...
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