are you automating your workers? they might be building railroads everywhere, and those cost 2gpt each.
A size one city is 1000 people :/
If you're playing at monarch or below, you should just build more cottages (thats usually what people struggling with commerce on the lower levels...
Build more workers, and build more cottages. Those forested tiles that you're working in utrect could have 5 or 6 commerce by now! it's ridiculous...
In most standard map scripts, you can't have desert in your original bfc.
What? i dunno what difficulty you play on, but on immortal barb cities start with 3-4 archers... and the food is put towards hammers on the...
Why did you move before you settled? that corn is way better to have than an incense and a desert.
getting 5 or 6 axes is much more expensive than a settler.
2 tile rule doesnt apply to barb cities; they just have to be in the fog. that IS pretty unlucky though.
edit: also, your tech rate hurts my soul.
Seriously? immortal AIs do NOT have scores under 300 at 600bc, theyre usually closer to 1000. I'm sure you're not lying though, you wouldn't do...
Improve your tiles with workers. it takes way less time to pump out settlers. also, until you know better, always make your first build a worker
He probably saw the +1 hammer on the towns and extrapolated the rest. Pretty clever.
though in multiplayer you should go warrior first unless you know that they can't see your capital from outside your bfc.
I like willem for the early game... It's obvious why creative is good, and cheap libraries + financial means getting 200+ beakers by 1ad.
Probably because you clicked the "start anywhere" option. The new world tends to be very forested and food-rich, while the old world has tons of...
It's really nice to know that you read the OP.
The perfectworld maps are pretty good. they give really realistic games (lots of coastal cities, inland remains uninhabited until like 1500)
Try a higher difficulty, too. prince and under you usually have enough power to deter them from attacking you.
What if it's one of those places where being one off the coast diagonally puts no sea tiles in the bfc? Seems fine in that case to me
I've gotten it ~500bc on settler, but that doesn't count so meh. My last game on emp i had it researched to one turn by 550ad.
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