Use every happy civic (along with other means of getting happiness). And gift away puppets when are too big.
He did not say that.
But yes, significant scientific progress is impossible without civilization, and civilization is impossible without...
4 gpt is not that big deal, actually. Especially compared to spam of useless costly buildings that puppets build.
Sorry, but you are wrong.
But why is it thinking so much, even when AI is left with just a couple of cities and units?
Simpy put, in civ4 (as well as 1-3, afaik), penalty for number of cities is geometric, i.e. growth with a square of number of cities, and...
It's because Civ5 interface sucks. In Civ4 you could see all resources other and you have, with untradeable ones just grayed out.
You forgot, we are speaking about Civ5.
Settlers and food are dirt cheap and there is no penalty for razing. So, as of now best solution is a holocaust. Which is both unrealistic and...
In real history, treaties was (are) used mostly as an excuse for starting wars. But I doubt there were lot of people in Aragon even aware of the...
Why there should be a penalty for conquest?
Also, you can't sell resources you get from CS, I think.
Problem is not puppeting. Problem is annexing. It's so nerfed that players have to use other options, which are lame and unrealistic.
Use DosBox. And try Heroes I as well - it's fun.
Civ5 tech tree is just ********, and there is no excuse for it. Especially in later stages. Nearly ALL of Modern Era techs have random prereqs....
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