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Babylon

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by HamaticBabylon, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. HamaticBabylon

    HamaticBabylon Chieftain

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    I have become obsessed with this civilization. I use to like the Egyptians but i have enjoyed playing the Babylonians much more.

    Does anyone share my passion for Babylon?:cry:
     
  2. silver 2039

    silver 2039 Chieftain

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    No I don't think so. IMO Babylon is a boring civ.
     
  3. HamaticBabylon

    HamaticBabylon Chieftain

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    *sniff* *snob* *sniff*

    You hurt my feelings; Babylon is a religious and scientific civilization. It’s a civ that can only be played with a mind set similar to that of the civilization qualities...i.e. you must think like the civ you're playing, But I’m guessing you're one of those warmongers.
     
  4. superslug

    superslug Still hatin' on Khan Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    Most of us here are warmongers, although I'll admit Babylon is a fair choice if going for an empire wide cultural victory.
     
  5. Speaker

    Speaker Chieftain

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    You say that like it's a bad thing. :)
     
  6. JonathanValjean

    JonathanValjean Porschephile

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    As a builder and one who enjoys winning via cultural dominance, I think Babylon is awesome!
     
  7. HamaticBabylon

    HamaticBabylon Chieftain

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    indeed, at least there is hope for "CIVILIZATION" :goodjob:
     
  8. RedAlert

    RedAlert Love one another

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    Althoug I do not play it too often anymore, Babylon is one of my favorite civs.

    I used to play :egypt: alot too.
     
  9. Affirmative

    Affirmative Man with a Mission

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    Babylon's UU is less than awesome. However, the only cultural victories I've ever won were with Harrumbi. :)
     
  10. Affirmative

    Affirmative Man with a Mission

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    Babylon's UU is less than awesome. However, the only cultural victories I've ever won were with Harrumbi. :)
     
  11. RedAlert

    RedAlert Love one another

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  12. Zardnaar

    Zardnaar Chieftain

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    Wouldn't Babylon be decent at war though? You should be more advanced than them and you can quicklt change governments. Also those turns saved from changing governments and on librarys/universities/temples/cathedrals can be used on military units.
     
  13. Goober

    Goober Turning Right ...

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    I like any Religious Civ, and Babylon especially for their Scientific. I think they have just replaced Egypt as my favorite Civ, although I have not had time to actually play them . . .
     
  14. wilbill

    wilbill That Old Time Religion

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    Babylon's an okay civ. I'd like it a lot better if it had a better UU, though.
     
  15. WickedSmurf

    WickedSmurf pr0

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    Indeed they are. My last 5 or so games I have been playing Babylon and it is a very versatile civ. You can go for culture, science, building or warmongering. On emperor that is, I am yet to try my skills at higher levels.

    Not the best UU in the game, that's for sure, but that matters not. You do not stand and fall with your UU. If so, you are not a very good playah.
     
  16. Commissar_Yari

    Commissar_Yari Chieftain

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    Babylon is the ultimate CULTURAL POWERHOUSE!!

    So naturally it's my favourite Civ.

    Cultural victory > other victories.
     
  17. sealman

    sealman Hater of Babylonians

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    The one time I played them I did alright (I always play random) But other than that, I hate them. Let me rephrase that, I don't hate them I despise them. Hammurabi always declares war on me and wont talk peace. We had one war that lasted almost the entire game with only a handful of clashes.
     
  18. Longasc

    Longasc Chieftain

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    I like the Celts; just things what I build right from the beginning:

    Granaries
    Temples

    They get them all cheaper! :)

    Next Step:

    Cathedrals etc...
    Aqueducts

    they get them cheaper.


    Well, Scientific and Religious is great, too - but Religious and Agricultural is WAY to go! :)


    He, I did not even play right now as the Celts, but the more I think about them, the more I like them. :)

    Babylonian Bowmen are suckers IMO - okay, perhaps not bad, but the Gallic Swordsman, Speed 2, that's GREAT!
     
  19. Zingo

    Zingo Beer

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    Do you really get cheaper granaries with agricultural? I've never seen any difference in the buildingcosts for granaries with agri/non-agri
     
  20. Lorax

    Lorax Chieftain

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    I like Babylon - it seems its easier to get the other CIVs to like you more when you are Babylon....

    Also, Religious is a crutch for me - the lack of anarchy is crucial when on the learning curve....
     

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