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AI never uses espionage

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by djm_jm, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. djm_jm

    djm_jm Warlord

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    This happens only with me?

    Here the AI never uses the espionage. buildings how constabulary and great firewall is useless in my games.
     
  2. Uzael36

    Uzael36 Prince

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    What difficulty level? At Immortal, they are constantly trying to steal, and generally steal quite a lot, so I tend to put my first spy in my capital, which after a promotion or 2, tend to kill off most spies.
     
  3. Princeofnigeria

    Princeofnigeria The illustrious

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    Yeah, I have the opposite problem. I can never seem to build up a substantial tech lead in many of my games because the AI steal so many techs so frequently.
     
  4. djm_jm

    djm_jm Warlord

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    Good, level Prince, above.
     
  5. docbud

    docbud Emperor

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    Maybe you're not the tech leader and they're stealing from the one that is?
     
  6. tide15

    tide15 Warlord

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    You could try swapping out your spies. I had one that sat at a bar somewhere in the capitol and never did anything, swapped him for one I had in a CS and the kill ratio went up.
     
  7. Walter R

    Walter R Great Engineer

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    LOL! I know that feeling...
     
  8. Princeofnigeria

    Princeofnigeria The illustrious

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    With how incompotent my counter spies are at times I swear at times they must be double agents...
     
  9. LoneRebel

    LoneRebel Emperor

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    Lucky you. AIs are stealing techs from me all the time. Occasionally rigging elections in my city-states and couping them, too. And killing my spies when I try to steal their tech. Basically the AI does everything that can be done with the espionage system. And you'll be glad enough for the constabulary and police station when you're getting a tech stolen from you every 15 turns.

    That said, I don't get stolen from or couped as much as I would expect, so the AIs must be sending spies to each other as well, not just to me, even when I am the tech leader. Thank God for small favors.
     
  10. Uzael36

    Uzael36 Prince

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    Out of curiosity, are you the tech leader in these games? They can't steal from you if you aren't ahead of them in technology.
     
  11. djm_jm

    djm_jm Warlord

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    Generally, I am the number one in literacy.
     
  12. docbud

    docbud Emperor

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    That's great that generally you're number one in literacy. But what about this game?
     
  13. tide15

    tide15 Warlord

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    Isn't that the truth!!! About the fourth or fifth time a tech gets stolen I start to daydream of putting the spy up against a wall with a blind fold and maybe a cigarette.
     

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