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Best Great Person

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by CharmzOC, Jul 23, 2006.

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Favorite Great person

  1. Great Artist

    13.7%
  2. Great Engineer

    45.3%
  3. Great Merchant

    4.2%
  4. Great Prophet

    16.8%
  5. Great Scientist

    20.0%
  1. CharmzOC

    CharmzOC Chieftain

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    I want to know what you guys and gals think is the best great person. personally i think that it depends on the situation. if im poor i want a merchant. and if i need a wonder im shooting for an engineer. However i would have to say that my personal favorite is the artist and the use of the culture bomb.
     
  2. geebo

    geebo Prince

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    agree culture bomb is clutch....
     
  3. The_Oakster

    The_Oakster Warlord

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    Agreed, although GE is obvious if something needs building quickly.

    Ben
     
  4. Esox

    Esox In Search of Inspirado

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    I look forward to the first great scientist for the academy in my capital.
    After that it all depends.
     
  5. CharmzOC

    CharmzOC Chieftain

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    funny thing is is that despite my constant use of culture bombs, the AI has never used one against me. But then again the AI is horrible at using great people
     
  6. geebo

    geebo Prince

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    true they almost always save them for golden ages, atleast thats what it seems to me...
     
  7. Bongo-Bongo

    Bongo-Bongo The Master

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    The Great Artist gets my vote because, as I find cultural victories the easiest to obtain, they are a great help.
     
  8. DigitalBoy

    DigitalBoy Emperor

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    Great Engineer. It's like getting a free wonder.
     
  9. geebo

    geebo Prince

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    not necesarilly atleast not on marathon, you don't always receive all of the hammers for the wonder, it differs depending on how much the wonder costs...
     
  10. dh_epic

    dh_epic Cold War Veteran

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    I find the culture bomb to be pretty overrated. Seems to do a lot at the low levels, but you'd be hard pressed to make good use of it at higher difficulties.

    Great Engineer is damn useful. Getting an instant wonder is not only great for getting the advantage on your opponents, but that's 500 hammers you can put towards something else.
     
  11. Jaca

    Jaca Warlord

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    I was thinking along the same line -- it's a very good very long term effect -- and voted for Great Scientist, with a Great Engineer being a very good second place.

    Jaca
     
  12. Jheronimus

    Jheronimus Warlord

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    I've voted the great prophet, because he brings in a lot of money generally. I often use him to establish a shrine, wich brings in tons of gold. When I haven't got a holy city I'll use him as a great specialist inside a city, generating 5 gold each turn.
     
  13. King Flevance

    King Flevance Deity

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    Another vote for Artist. They can do 2 things. Ifyou are going for cultural victory, their super specialist mode is a dream come true. If you are going for domination they can change a warfront more to your favor via culture bomb.
     
  14. Columbkille

    Columbkille Chieftain

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    My favorite is the Great Prophet. The great shrines bring in a good amount of cash.

    But, of course, who doesn't like the Great Artist. I enjoy watching the early GA's animation.:)
     
  15. Gilder

    Gilder Deity

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    It's a tie between great propohet, and great engineer.

    Either establish a shrine to gain gold or nab a free wonder or national project.

    Great artists come in third, only because I only use GA rarely, and that's only to hold on to poor-culture cities.
     
  16. Junglecutter

    Junglecutter Honorable Delegate

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    The AI in my games always culture bomb me, I get so irritated when the ai steals my resources
     
  17. drkodos

    drkodos Emperor

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    Engineers.
     
  18. DarkSchneider

    DarkSchneider King

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    I would have to rank them in the order....

    Scientist/Engineer
    Prophet
    Merchant
    Artist

    Scientist and Engineers are tops. The first prophet you get is exceptionally useful, everythign after that is a drag though. Merchants can be interesting since they are sell supporting if you add them to your population. I really dislike artists, virtually all of mine have been used to run golden ages...
     
  19. flamingzaroc121

    flamingzaroc121 Emperor

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    id say artist, because if there is a city near your borders that isnt yours you can culture bomb and make it revolt
     
  20. Malv Roeller

    Malv Roeller Chieftain

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    in my last game, the ai used artists very often to save new-conquered cities from switching over to my nation. They had no choice, I guess ;).

    I like the great engineer most. very helpful for getting a wonder quickly.
     

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