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Best Civilization/Leader in CIVILIZATION V (October 2010)

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Nuclear Dude, Oct 20, 2010.

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Best Civ

  1. America

    37 vote(s)
    4.2%
  2. Arabia

    59 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. Aztec

    26 vote(s)
    3.0%
  4. China

    138 vote(s)
    15.8%
  5. Egypt

    42 vote(s)
    4.8%
  6. England

    47 vote(s)
    5.4%
  7. France

    81 vote(s)
    9.2%
  8. Germany

    41 vote(s)
    4.7%
  9. Greece

    76 vote(s)
    8.7%
  10. India

    21 vote(s)
    2.4%
  11. Iroquois

    22 vote(s)
    2.5%
  12. Japan

    36 vote(s)
    4.1%
  13. Ottoman

    22 vote(s)
    2.5%
  14. Persia

    56 vote(s)
    6.4%
  15. Rome

    55 vote(s)
    6.3%
  16. Russia

    59 vote(s)
    6.7%
  17. Siam

    30 vote(s)
    3.4%
  18. Songhai

    28 vote(s)
    3.2%
  1. Nuclear Dude

    Nuclear Dude Chieftain

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    Hey all. I was just wondering what your favorite Civ/Leader was in Civ5 and why?
    I will only be listing default Civs. Not DLC or Babylon.

    This topic is only for fun a curiosity. Please can we have no holy wars on who is the best :D

    Ok, I might aswell start off.


    My favorite Civ is:

    Russia

    Russia is my favorite because Cathy's special can let build a large military, and I can build it quicker :devil: It also means I have stuff to trade if I want. Also the Cossack can be an amazing unit for city defense, and it's great for supporting main forces. Plus the Krepost just makes borders go boom.

    Overall I love them because of their ability to expand, and if anyone does not like that, Russia can make a good military force quickly and defend (like from one game I had where England came with 3-4 Archers and 2-3 Warriors, and I managed to defend and not lose a singe city - or even unit if I recall correctly).

    So thats my fave Civ and why. Now your turn. Have fun. :)
     
  2. MuonConspiracy

    MuonConspiracy Chieftain

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    I started off with Hiawatha since it's usual of me to play as whatever Native American aspect is provided first since I have some ancestry in that particular gene pool. Didn't really care for him all that much.

    I'm now playing Monty and really liking him so far! I like the culture for killing. Fits my style of play to a "T". I like nicely appointed empires and yet still have the capabilities for warmongering. I only wish his UU wasn't straight out of the gate as it'll get obsoleted really quickly but the bum rush seems to be a totally valid strategy in this version so maybe that's not a terribly bad thing after all.
     
  3. EmpireOfCats

    EmpireOfCats Death to Giant Robots

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    I'll have to go with China. The stronger Great Generals make a big difference, the extra money from the Paper Makers is great, and I'm an archery person.
     
  4. MuonConspiracy

    MuonConspiracy Chieftain

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    Haven't played China yet but it does look EXTREMELY potent!
     
  5. Justicex

    Justicex Chieftain

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    I haven't played too many games yet, but Russia is who I use as well.
     
  6. eviltypeguy

    eviltypeguy Chieftain

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    Greece, because Alexander's special city-state friendship trait means I never have to see some stupid message about my scouts trespassing in city state territory when they're set on automated exploration. :mad:
     
  7. Bandit17

    Bandit17 Chieftain

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    The title suggest this poll is about the "Best" civilization while we are discussing our favorite civ?

    The best civ IMHO is Egypt. They can spam wonders, mass produce the weak war chariot and have one of the best UB's in the game that gives +2 happiness per city. China is also arguably the best as well but had to go with the wonder spammer.

    My favorite civ to play is Arabia (I really like Russia as well) because they have economic bonuses with roads and their UB and their UU is not too shabby either. Plus the ai can't play them properly at all so I like to show them how it's done.
     
  8. Nuclear Dude

    Nuclear Dude Chieftain

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    Well, the best, your favorite. Same difference :D
    I would just like to hear what you think about other civs and what makes them really good?
     
  9. Supr49er

    Supr49er 2011 Thunderfall Cup

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    I haven't played them all yet, but the most OP so far was Elizabeth on an Huge Archipelago map.
     
  10. MrGameTheory

    MrGameTheory Chieftain

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    lol.... The poll results are scary..

    France is by far the best civilization in Civ V. The fact that it is not ranked #1 says something very important about this message board :p

    :king:
     
  11. Bandit17

    Bandit17 Chieftain

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    France? Oh you mean the city state called Paris:lol:
     
  12. Abegweit

    Abegweit Anarchist trader

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    Yes. It says that you're wrong. :p China and Greece are both better. Maybe others too.

    The Chinese have an absolutely awesome UB and a completely dominating UA. The Greeks have the greatest UU and a pretty dang good UA as well.

    What do the French have? Culture? The Greeks can get it from from CSes and, has been shown pretty definitely on this board, you don't really need it anyway.
     
  13. Poomermon

    Poomermon Chieftain

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    I think people who hype up France are thinking how good it is for ICS. I on the other hand think that strategy is utterly boring and is just one more exploit developers missed when they tested the game. If you play CiV somewhat "normally" France is just a civ with somewhat good UA and 2 mediocre UUs.
     
  14. Ronin228

    Ronin228 Chieftain

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    China, great generals, chu-nu-ko, and paper makers. Hands down.
     
  15. zuraffo

    zuraffo Chieftain

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    Oh, even for ICS I wouldn't go with france. there are numberous other civ that's better at ICS than france, including China. Not to mention france probably is the only civ with a UA which EXPIRE! I AM however curious how come Siam is not high up among the polls. Their UA is simply amazing regardless of what type of victory they are going.
     
  16. krasny

    krasny Chieftain

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    For me it's England. The three range longbow is like mid game artillery. Add to promotions to give it an extra attack and you have a splatter monster.
     
  17. osmosis

    osmosis Chieftain

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    I agree
     
  18. Osetjka

    Osetjka Gondorian Armor Command

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    Greek all the way for me. Wow, I'd thought "god tier" Alex would've won by a landslide. :eek: It's like the praetorian all over again, only now it extends to the other "lesser" benefits and traits too.
     
  19. Slowpoke

    Slowpoke The Mad Modder

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    Personally, I like france for the extra culture. Getting both meritocracy and republic early, not to mention not having to build monuments so you can build workers instead, is pretty awesome.
     
  20. snoochems

    snoochems Chieftain

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    China for me too.
     

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