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[vanilla] Basic Guide to Social Policies (vanilla)

Basic Guide to Social Policies

  1. MadDjinn

    MadDjinn Chieftain

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    MadDjinn submitted a new resource:

    Basic Guide to Social Policies - Basic Guide to Social Policies

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  2. vexing

    vexing knows

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  3. JamesCivFan

    JamesCivFan Chieftain

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    Nice article MadDjinn. I've seen the synergies video as well and that was a lot of helpful info even for an Immortal/Deity player like me. I want to ask though, if you had to pick the top 3 policy synergies for Deity, which ones would they be, for a peaceful victory, and which ones for a domination victory?

    I'm asking, because on Deity, the game kinda "forces" you to start with liberty for example, --because it's simply the best early policy-- amongst other "forced" strategies.
     
  4. weregamer

    weregamer Gandhi of the Mongols

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    Heh, I skipped over this in my first few hours of reading the Academy because it sounded so basic, but this might have been the most thought-provoking article in the initial batch. It gave me several new ways to think about my approach to policies. In particular, I'd thought that the wisdom was in getting the "closer" bonuses before moving on from a policy but you have some good points about why that isn't all that great.
     
  5. HudsonTNG

    HudsonTNG Chieftain

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    This is one of the best articles I've found in this forum so far! Great work!
     
  6. DaveMcW

    DaveMcW Chieftain

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    Fixed that for you.
     
  7. limitedwhole

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    I've taken a liking to the following policy path when playing George WAshington. It is a really great path when trying to build an empire on emperor huge maps and win by score.

    1 Liberty
    2 Collective Rule
    3 Citizenship
    4 Republic
    5 Meritocracy
    6 Representation
    7 Patronage
    8 Aestetics
    9 Commerce
    10 Trade Unions
    11 Mercantalism
    12 Rationalism
    13 Freedom
    14 Civil Society
    15 Democracy
    16 Secularism
    17 Free Thought
    18 Scientific Revolution (I usually get the A-Bomb with this)
    I normally select happiness boosters for the few picks you get after this.
     
  8. darkInertia

    darkInertia Chieftain

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    I've found your post here that gives the formula for policy cost. However, the actual values and calculated values do not match up 100%.

    I tested on Emperor, Byzantium, Standard speed, Large map; no piety, no cristo, and no representation.

    Calculated values (the x-axis is # of cities, the y is policy #):
    Code:
    p\c	1	2	3	4	5
    1	25	25	25	25	25
    2	30	35	35	35	35
    3	60	65	65	70	75
    4	105	115	120	130	140
    5	170	185	200	215	230
    
    Observed Values
    Code:
    	1	2	3	4	5
    1	25	25	30	30	35
    2	30	35	40	40	45
    3	60	65	70	75	85
    4	105	115	125	135	145
    5	170	185	205	220	240
    
    Does that listed formula need to be updated? I thought about adding 5*FLOOR((#cities-1)/2) to the base cost of 25.

    I'm not sure if this increase is consistent across all settings, either.
     
  9. manu-fan

    manu-fan Chieftain

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    Any chance you could update this for G&K?

    It would make a great read.

    Cheers.
     
  10. MadDjinn

    MadDjinn Chieftain

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    oh definitely. Many things need updating for G&K. Though, I'm thinking that we should leave most of these 'alone' and create new ones for G&K. It's a big shift from one to the other and some people are still playing vanilla (crazy as that sounds to me).
     
  11. Jimdigriz

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    I think that sounds right to me.

    Im sure Im not the only one who's loving Gods & Kings. Its so much better than vanilla Civ V. I never had the right 'civ addiction' with vanilla whereas with Gods & Kings, the addiction is most certainly back. I had my doubts a while ago but for me there is no doubt that Civ V with G&K is the best Civ game full stop and the only one Ill play! :)
     
  12. seshat

    seshat Chieftain

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    Love it! thanx Maddjin. Video is also very good.
     
  13. Camikaze

    Camikaze Administrator Administrator

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    If you're playing Gods & Kings, it would probably be worth watching the following video in conjunction with this thread, until the article is updated:


    Link to video.
     

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