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Capitol City Placement and Name

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Demo Game: Citizens' started by Octavian X, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. Octavian X

    Octavian X is not a pipe.

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    One of the stranger quirks of the current government mandates that the Assembly decide on the location of all cities. To that end, as the head of the Assembly, I'd like to get the ball rolling on placing our first city. The above screenshot provides the current location of our lone settler.

    I'd also like to be the first to suggest placing the city where the settler stands. It's all nice terrain, and also aviods placing the desert to the south in the would-be 21 tile radius.
     
  2. von_Clausewitz

    von_Clausewitz Chieftain

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    I must wholeheartedly concur with the 'right where we stand'. Fresh water, ample food, good production potential, nearby river to help with establishing potentail trade. Not to mention the wild boar nearby.
     
  3. Rik Meleet

    Rik Meleet Top predator Retired Moderator

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    Looks fine to me.
    Small request: please turn on the resource-location indicators.
     
  4. Tubby Rower

    Tubby Rower Chronic Slacker

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    settle in place is just fine.

    a member of our partee, Sheep Boy, has suggested Boaring Wallow as a name in honour of the resource... I second it :)
     
  5. RoboPig

    RoboPig Chieftain

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    settle there, we have a lake, hills, forest and some pigs in the north

    name to come later
     
  6. Strider

    Strider In Retrospect

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    Agreed, settle right where we are.
     
  7. uubry

    uubry Deamon Deacon

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    Where we are, Where we are, Where we are!!!!
     
  8. IamSid

    IamSid TheTrueIdiot!

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    I third Boaring Wallow!!
     
  9. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    There is also some discussion in this thread. I support settling in place, and am ambivalent on city name.
     
  10. Swissempire

    Swissempire Poet Jester

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    Settle in Place and i nominate Deltopolis as the city is on what could be a very important river delta.:goodjob: Keep nominating names people!
     
  11. Sigma

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    Note: what you see there is not a river delta, as a delta would be flowing into something (a lake, sea, or ocean). That is actually the source of the river.

    I would like to stick to a more historical set of names (at least for cities and geographical landmarks). We started as the Egyptians, right next to a potentially long river with alot of floodplains. I think that it's only fitting that we name this river the Nile.

    I would like to name the lake to our southwest Lake Tana, and the city Bahir Dar. Lake Tana is considered the source of the Blue Nile (there is a small part of the river that runs northward to Lake Tana but it is not named the Nile), and the city Bahir Dar is located where the river comes out of the lake - it fits the geography of our start location almost perfectly.
     
  12. Tubby Rower

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    When will a poll be posted about the city name and whether to settle in plkace or not?
     
  13. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    fairly reasonable starting place just settle right there.
     
  14. Illini Rule

    Illini Rule Chieftain

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    Settle there. It is the easiest
     
  15. victor895

    victor895 Chieftain

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    I think we should settle one space to the right of where we are.
     
  16. Tubby Rower

    Tubby Rower Chronic Slacker

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    reason? .. .
     
  17. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    to be different
     
  18. Flotorius

    Flotorius Chieftain

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    To get a hill on a (/the) river side. It's one extra commerce.
     
  19. Tubby Rower

    Tubby Rower Chronic Slacker

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    good point. I just wanted a reason. if there was none that was fine... I'm still learning here as is (I suspect) most everyone.
     
  20. Blkbird

    Blkbird Chieftain

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    I absolutely second this idea.
     

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