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1000 Bad Habits in Civ 3

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by axehaxe, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. hsy

    hsy Chieftain

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    heh this is where arty comes in handy

    but usually i will wait a bit longer and get bombers then beat the -BEEEEEP- out of them
     
  2. capnvonbaron

    capnvonbaron Democratia gladii

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    True enough. Unfirtunately I tend to outrun all my arty when I get to cav./tanks. That size 8 city with one little conscript rifle standing on it is just too tempting to attack rather than waiting for the arty units to catch up and bombard!
     
  3. hsy

    hsy Chieftain

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    (sigh) this game shuold add a land-based transportation vehicle that can transport infantry and tow arty pieces, and i dont mean truck (well that certainly is a good idea), i mean something that is pulled around by horses before motorized transportation.

    also, i find it ridiculous to not be able to use enemy roads and rails
     
  4. Exwing17

    Exwing17 Warlord

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    Bombers & Tanks....ummmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  5. capnvonbaron

    capnvonbaron Democratia gladii

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    Well, rails I can understand (I couldn't see you being able to put your own train on an enemy's rails in combat...), but yes, not being able to use roads is absurd. Even if you only got 2x movement rather than 3x, I could understand. In WWII, one always had to be mindful of booby traps and things (land mines, the "clotheslines" used to decapitate jeep drivers) that didn't really cause any serious damage but certainly slowed the allies' progress. That, and sometime field commanders got their battalions lost on winding European backroads, something that isn't hard to do in wartime in a strange location... that stuff even happened in the most recent Gulf conflicts.

    But yes, I think that once "motorized transportation" is researched, all roads should get double movement value, much the same as "replaceable parts" speeds up worker improvements.

    Also... I don't understand why enemy forest and hill tiles that are roaded will stop most fast units dead (except cavalry, woohoo!)
     
  6. molesworth

    molesworth Warlord

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    Please could you elaborate on this, it sounds like it could be a valuable bit of tactical information I have missed. Thanks.
     
  7. Lord Emsworth

    Lord Emsworth Emperor

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    Use combat settlers to 'steal' roads and rails.
     
  8. capnvonbaron

    capnvonbaron Democratia gladii

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    Eh... don't worry about it molesy, you didn't miss nothing. It has a lot to do with darski's incredible bad luck and raging case of CBS (no, not the TV network... "cognitive bias syndrome"), and not a lot to do with actual gameplay. Needless to say, darski has been known to halt tank offensives when she finds spearmen in enemy cities. Sorry darski ;)

    I do most of the time, but this is assuming the enemy has rails or roads built. Those dirty AI seldom take into account my combat needs when planning their infrastructure :sad:

    EDIT: and since I kinda started it... Civ (forum) bad habit #226: Going to forums, hijacking threads, and getting waaaaaaaay off topic. :blush:
     
  9. darski

    darski Regent in Training

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    who told???:trouble:

    boy you can't trust anybody these days.

    :rotfl:
     
  10. Hertzel

    Hertzel Chieftain

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    But if you do you never know what other Civs can do Splunge!
     
  11. Civman33

    Civman33 Gunship Pilot

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    224: Always Losing your spearmen but the enemy never loses theirs. ( Always happens to me. )
     
  12. CommandoBob

    CommandoBob AbstractArt

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    Our numbering got a little off. These last one should be #223 to #226.

    This will get the numbering back on track.

    227. Learning from SGs the importance of naming the first few workers (which is helpful) and extending that to ALL workers and slaves. To the point where you have a worker named Worker124 and a slave named Maya12.

    Guilty as charged (but I got better).
     
  13. Lord Emsworth

    Lord Emsworth Emperor

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    228. Complaining about the RNG.
     
  14. Exwing17

    Exwing17 Warlord

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    Naming your workers?! for what purpose?
     
  15. CommandoBob

    CommandoBob AbstractArt

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    Well, in a Succession Game, especially in the early turns, every move is documented in the turn log. Once there are two or three workers, it can become confusing to the reader/team to know which worker is doing what. Naming the workers is about the easiest way to keep the confusion to a minimum.

    Example:
    vs.
     
  16. Xethorsiph

    Xethorsiph Chieftain

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    229.) Using SGL for an era of science :mad:
     
  17. Shylock

    Shylock Hey smiling strange

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    230.) Being much too passive for fear of losing
    231.) Cheating
    232.) Quitting before the Ancient Age is over because you suck so bad. :(
    233.) Not expanding at all.
     
  18. CommandoBob

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    234. Never joining an SG because you think you are not good enough.

    SG's are the best place for a weak player to become better, since it forces you to think and plan and share plans with others as you play. It is not easy, but if you are willing to learn, it is the quickest way to get better faster.​

    235. Never joining an SG because you think you are too good.
     
  19. TheOverseer714

    TheOverseer714 Overseer

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    236. Playing in multiple SGS at once and forgetting which one you are up in until another player reminds you with a PM.
     

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