Building next to mountain

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by robincox, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. robincox

    robincox Warlord

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    When building a tall empire focused on sience, how important do you think it is building your capital next to a mountain so you can build a observatory in it? Is it worth wondering about with your settler some say 10 turns at start to find such a spot?
     
  2. andrew00100

    andrew00100 Chieftain

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    not 10 tuns, 2-3 turns maybe.
    +50% really matters in late game
     
  3. Rathelon

    Rathelon Prince

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    Well, nothing says your capitol has to be the science juggernaut. I wouldn't wander around that long before settling your city. I play Continents Plus, and it seems to generate some interesting terrains (including mountains), so I can usually settle quite a few observatory cities if I'm paying attention.
     
  4. VisageTDI

    VisageTDI Warlord

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    If you scout a mountain with your Warrior and can settle there within 2, max 3 turns, then good. If not, it's not that big of a deal.
     
  5. Decaux

    Decaux Chieftain

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    I've a much bigger hard on for settling on a luxury resource.
    When the stars allign and you get a hill, lux, river and mountain you're dandy.
    Ill rate the four (five) to river, hill, settle on lux, (settle on coast), mountain though.
     
  6. Shimmler

    Shimmler Warlord

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    Is settling on Lux really worth it? I mean, wouldn't it bring much more benefits with tile improvements on it?
     
  7. TheGrandWazoo

    TheGrandWazoo Warlord

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    I don't like settling on a lux, but I have done it before. It was definitely better pre BNW, when you could get 240 lump sum as soon as you've researched that lux tech even if your worker isn't out yet.
     
  8. Duponey

    Duponey Chieftain

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    Settle on a luxury gives you the benefits of it faster than working the tile. Plus, some luxury tiles are not great, you may want to work a "normal" tile instead.
    Better to settle directly, or almost (one turn, two max). Wandering around too much may be a very bad idea (loosing some luxury for example).
     
  9. Jedic

    Jedic Chieftain

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    Last game I settled my capital on a hill with silver and the tile had 2 food, 3 hammers and 2 gold. Later adding 1 culture and 1 faith from the pantheon made it a pretty powerful tile that early in the game.

    Coincidentally it was also next to a mountain, so that just made it even better.
     

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