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Can anyone beat this tundra start?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by AmericanDestiny, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. AmericanDestiny

    AmericanDestiny Chieftain

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    Small Continents Plus
    Huge
    Diety

    Spoiler :
     
  2. Sid Simelia

    Sid Simelia Warlord

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    That is a great start.. Dance of Aurora or Religious Idols?
     
  3. AmericanDestiny

    AmericanDestiny Chieftain

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    Neither I selected Goddess of Hunting.

    So each of the 7 deer base yield is 2 :c5food: 1 :c5production:
    Granary makes it 3 :c5food: 1 :c5production:
    Camp makes it 4 :c5food: 1 :c5production:
    Goddess of Hunting makes it 5 :c5food: 1 :c5production:
    Economics makes it 5 :c5food: 1 :c5production: 1 :c5gold:
     
  4. Arachnofiend

    Arachnofiend Perturbed Pugilist

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    Don't get too excited. You're on the south pole, it's possible that Venice is locked in by ice. :crazyeye:

    I hope you checked for that, haha.
     
  5. AmericanDestiny

    AmericanDestiny Chieftain

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    Ice is blocking any trade to the west, but I can still send cargo ships east.
     
  6. reddishrecue

    reddishrecue Deity

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    I would've chose goddess of hunting. I would've recommended that.
     
  7. danaphanous

    danaphanous religious fanatic

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    Dance of the Aurora is for "non-forest" tundra, this start is lucky enough to be in forest, so that would be a terrible choice for venice.
     
  8. Sid Simelia

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    Oh yeah I forgot about Goddess of the Hunt. I'm usually partial to pantheons that give faith so I can put off using hammers for religious buildings. That being said, food is awesome.
     
  9. steveg700

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    It's quite decent for tundra. Then again. with it all being blanketed by forest, it doesn't so matter much what's underneath, does it? What keeps me from being super-impressed is the lack of fish and the absence of a river. The marble and stone can't actually be worked, and I could be wrong but they won't unlock a stone works that far away. And the south pole location with ice blocking one side is quite stifling in respect to Venice's forte.

    Still, pretty nice and certainly easy to defend and the very things that prove restrictive to you limit access for land and sea invaders.
     
  10. bc1

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    It's quite a nice start ! 6 resources + 4 luxes ? Who's complaining ?
     
  11. direblade99

    direblade99 Warlord

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    Post the starting save please?
     
  12. Inhalaattori

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    I think I could beat this. I think its not bad start at all as long as there are possibilities for decent trade routes.
     
  13. direblade99

    direblade99 Warlord

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    I question why you didn't open pottery straight away because I think getting a shrine as soon as possible and then a granary would really help you make the most of all that deer
     
  14. GhostSalsa

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    it's on marathon, first tech just hasn't finished yet.
     
  15. Mudrac

    Mudrac Orc Warchief

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    I don't see anything bad in this start. There are far worse. ;)
     
  16. joncnunn

    joncnunn Senior Java Wizard Moderator

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    I'd have picked RI myself:
    1. Dance of Aurora doesn't work on forest and every tile I see with tundra underneath forest is better off keeping the forest (other than Silver)

    2. Faith is a whole lot more valuable than food (in reference to Godess of Hunt) for founding a religion. Now if the primary luxury was Fur instead of a mining one then I'd have gone with Godess of Hunt
     
  17. joncnunn

    joncnunn Senior Java Wizard Moderator

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    It could have used a river so that Venice could build a Water Mill in addition to the Granary and also a hill where Venice is founded for more production.

    Also, it looks like Venice might be cut off from trade routes until Astronomy due to ice.
     
  18. Mudrac

    Mudrac Orc Warchief

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    If you look at the mini-map a little better, I think Venice isn't cut from others by ice.
     
  19. Magma_Dragoon

    Magma_Dragoon Reploid

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    Make do with land routes until astronomy if you must. With production and food like that, who needs gold?
     
  20. SG-17

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    If you had started on a river it would have been a near perfect start, barring it being tundra anyway.
     

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