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After years of playing, what new things have you found in Civ 4?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by ZeekLTK, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. bhavv

    bhavv Glorious World Dictator

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    I think I had 12 trebs plus loads of xbows, pikes and muskets mixed together.

    His city had a castle and just two CGIII Longbows, but loads of supporting HAs and dog soldiers.

    Those trebs were the weakest trebs have ever been for me. They could do nothing. Should have waited for cannons.
     
  2. Imp. Knoedel

    Imp. Knoedel Simperator Knoedel

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    I think you mean nukes, not cannons.
     
  3. bhavv

    bhavv Glorious World Dictator

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    Spoiler :


    Best tile ever.
     
  4. elmurcis

    elmurcis Emperor

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    Tin + Gold on grassland hill is awesome too :D (1st part from events, 2nd from usual game) When that happen early and inside capital BFC it really can change game :D
     
  5. bhavv

    bhavv Glorious World Dictator

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    Now that I have never seen!
     
  6. Tatran

    Tatran Deity

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    There's an old thread about what's the best tile.
    I had a green hill with the truffles + tin events and later one of the happy metals popped up.
     
  7. Herostratus

    Herostratus Grim Harbinger of Things to Come

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    This morning I learned that a unit can have "0.0" strength.

    I assume that actually means "less than 0.05"?

    I also learned that the AI will still use that unit to attack a more advanced unit with full health. Maybe they should've paid attention to their own emoticon: 0.0
     
  8. bhavv

    bhavv Glorious World Dictator

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    I learned a new trick.

    If you manage to build the mids and HG plus the forge engineer, save your GE for the following trick. Beeline music, use the great artist to partial bulb divine right and tech the rest, use the GE to hurry Versailles wherever it can save a hefty amount of GPT.

    If wonderspamming I do like to set up a city with mids, HG, Glib, nat epic. Usually the capital, unless playing Inca in which case my early captured AI capital might be a better spot :p
     
  9. whitelaughter

    whitelaughter Warlord

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    Well, if people don't know that, they won't know that AI will happily trade Sailing until it has Masonry, then will refuse to; this is because both Techs are required for The Great Lighthouse.
    So don't don't give the AI Masonry!
     
  10. reddishrecue

    reddishrecue Deity

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    Thats cool, a Versalless rush is always a good way to make sense and get that much needed gold.
     
  11. The7Sins

    The7Sins Hungry Burger

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    I learned the hard way that Sitting Bull can plan a war at cautious. I always thought he was a peace lover who had to be at annoyed or worse to plan. He ended up killing my game as Washington.
     
  12. Imp. Knoedel

    Imp. Knoedel Simperator Knoedel

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    Oh the irony of it all! :lol:
     
  13. Mount Suribachi

    Mount Suribachi Warlord

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    That on the diplomacy screen for Ragnar, the prow of the longship in the background bobs up and down on the tide. Pretty cool actually.
     
  14. sydhe

    sydhe King of Kongs

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    It is possible to get the chariot quest event after you discover Theology. This can happen if you bypassed the Classical Age on the way to Theology. You then fail the quest when you discover one of the techs that normally would have advanced you to the Classical Age.

    I just discovered this when the quest popped up two turns before I discovered Metal Casting. (I'd already got Theology through the Oracle.)
     
  15. Imp. Knoedel

    Imp. Knoedel Simperator Knoedel

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    Matter of fact, you can skip the Classical age entirely via Theology.
     
  16. Drakarska

    Drakarska Epic Dadness

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    Wow! Never even thought of that. Thanks IK :)
     
  17. bhavv

    bhavv Glorious World Dictator

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    Justinian will gibe you free alphabet!



    (Playing a terrible start that has Ivory).
     
  18. 6K Man

    6K Man Bureaucrat

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    If you are chopping a forest on a tile that is in 2 cities' BFC, you can decide which city gets the hammers by highlighting the tile in that city's city screen.
     
  19. Ambidexter

    Ambidexter Edjumacated Idjit

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    I didn't know that. I'll have to try it in my next game. :goodjob:
     
  20. bhavv

    bhavv Glorious World Dictator

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    Boudica will sign defensive pacts whilst in a different religion!



    Most dependable ally with a high unit count to defend me.

    I dont think burger king will try attacking me now cos Im sure hes chums with boudi (same religion), and rameses and shaka are keeping each other busy.

    And OMG, Friendly Boudi in a different religion!



    <3
     

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