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Basium, the Techwhore

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Fall from Heaven' started by orgonebox, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. megamanx06

    megamanx06 Caswallan

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    Tech brokering is how i keep from being on the bottom of the stack. I trade techs to one civ then trade the ones i just got to another and gett most of the techs that way.

    To the OP, I normally giv my vassals all of my techs anyway, so its not really a problem for me. I find that they don't do anything but be a burden otherwise.
     
  2. orgonebox

    orgonebox Squidtastic

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    While I personally like to keep my vassals a little dumb and crippled (shadow workout zones), the problem I had was with the vassal or Basium giving away the techs to a non-vassal. As an example, I was playing the elohim, and finished The Draw. That put me up against Arendel Phaedra hellbent on recreating some ICS mithril-having unit-spam. Furthermore, she was four or five techs ahead of me thanks to some stupid ally gifting her all my techs. Thankfully, I had saved Sanctuary, so it wasn't a problem, but she still managed to get Blood of the Phoenix built.

    All I care about is having my vassals able to defend somewhat so that they act like airbags against other invaders.
     
  3. zup

    zup Emperor

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    Vassals especially should have very limited choices in diplomacy. At least if they capitulated.
     
  4. Capn Charlie

    Capn Charlie Chieftain

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    I find that the only reason I ever allow another civ to live once we enter war is for their precious mana. Really, that's it. I've never had a vassal be useful in any other way, not once. I end up having to garrison their capital anyway, since the spice, err, mana must flow.
     
  5. Thunder_Gr

    Thunder_Gr Emperor

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    Hehe, that was good! To my surprize, however, once, my Elohim capitulated Vassal, conquered a city that was given to me!! Too pity it was too far away to guard it, and lost it next turn! :lol::lol::lol:
     
  6. Niveras

    Niveras Prince

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    Whoops, I understand what you meant now.

    /slinksoff
     

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