Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Genghis Dhan, Jul 1, 2010.
Try a spy instead. He can pop huts and run about the new world without being pwnd by barbs.
Yeah, cuz if a barb is guarding a hut, an Scout/Explorer can't get to it.
Fascinating. Never knew that. Early in the game you can't build Spy so I never thought about its hut-popping capabilities later in the game in places where you still might find huts, like the New World.
Even better, if you can find enough huts, your odds are fair that you'll pop Astronomy from one (yes; even ancient savages know more than you about the stars!) and then me able to colonize the new world that much quicker. That way you can skip researching it and put your towards important things like rifling or steel
Thank you for your explanations, Genghis Dhan. So one can get extra gold by having Open Borders! However, the trade route is set up automatically and we have no control over it. So all the economic civics allow foreign trade routes except Mercantilism and Free Market adds even more. I never understood this and often wondered why my GNP is always lagging far behind that of other civs.
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