Cow & rice it is!
What should I be building in the new city?
I'd typically build a granary until I can whip.
I'll get a third worker too.
Would you recommend putting a cottage on the grassland spice?
At what point should I think about connecting the gold?
Since I don't need Mysticism, I'll...
lymond: Good call, I'll pull the warriors back and build the road like kirikav suggested.
krikav: Yeah, I figured settling in Saladin's face wouldn't be too suicidal a move because of his temperament. As you said, I don't need pottery at the moment so I'm thinking about switching to Mysticism...
Sounds exactly like my experience :cringe:
Okay, settler is done and it's time to decide.
I did more scouting and have some info to share:
Also, just to make everyone aware, I found a potential spot to the NE:
Here's what things look like in my capitol:
Could you please provide...
Okay, went Bronze Working and did some scouting.
Found horses but they're a bit far:
Could use some advice on what to build:
When Bronze Working hits, when should I use chops to speed up production vs. whips?
I've read up on the subject, but it's still unclear to me.
If the city has...
lymond: I'm not really sure how to go about posting saves. This is my first time on a Mac and it's weird... took me weeks to figure out screenshots :crazyeye: I had no idea you could hold off making a tech choice for five turns! That's so handy, thanks!
Fippy: So THAT'S what those arrows on the...
It looks like opinions are split right down the middle, so I flipped a coin and SiP won.
Not too bad of an outcome because it looks like there's tundra to the north:
After the worker, perhaps a warrior?
lymond: I turned off espionage because I can't say I'm that crazy about the mechanics. You raise a good point about playing the game as intended though. With regards to the plains hill, I'm under the impression that it's a strong play because the city tile will get an extra hammer.
Thanks to the help I've received on here, I absolutely blitzed my last game on Prince! The issue was with my bias towards turtling and investing in irrelevant/inefficient buildings. Now it's time to step things up to Monarch and I'd really appreciate your input to help me...
What you just said made me realize something important.
There seems to be a point where, if you wish to succeed on the highest difficulties, Civilization 4 stops being a game and becomes a statistical min/max exercise. Cities are no longer seen as such, they become units of production potential...
I understand what you folks are saying; getting a quick Liberalism doesn't do much unless it's part of an overall plan.
I was just surprised such a tech could be had so quickly!
Always had a mental block in pulling citizens off tiles and into the library for GS generation though...
I'm a Prince-level player looking to improve and saw a strategy I'd like to try out.
LeftAdjoint on YouTube posted a "Monarch Tutorial" and got Liberalism before 1 AD.
From what I saw he:
- Built cottages to boost science in his capitol
- Built a library...