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civics you dont use

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by kristopherb, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. mostly_harmless

    mostly_harmless Chieftain

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    Serfdom is the only one that I have never used - my main problem is always having too many workers with nothing to do. All the others have their uses.
     
  2. MisterBarca

    MisterBarca Prince

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    Same here. I also rarely use Serfdom.
     
  3. Commie333

    Commie333 Chieftain

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    i never use environmentalism, free religion, or any of the economy choices xcept state property

    environmentalism is useless

    oh and police state is THE BEST :D
     
  4. Gumbolt

    Gumbolt Phoenix Rising

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    I never need serfdom as my workers have normally done job already.
     
  5. kristopherb

    kristopherb Protective/Charismatic

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    yes i agree slavery i allawys adopt i like the optoin

    welcome to civfanatics
    come to the dark side luke
     
  6. jkp1187

    jkp1187 Unindicted Co-Conspirator

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    I've used all of the civics, but the one I use the least is: STATE PROPERTY. If I'm going for a military win, it's usually over before Communism is available. If not, I want the benefits that Free Market have!
     
  7. Aussie_Lurker

    Aussie_Lurker Deity

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    Mostly Mercantilism and Caste System. The first because by then I am almost always in contact with other civs-and the trade income is simply to valuable to give up (now, if this civic gave a bonus to the maintainance of far-flung cities, I MIGHT consider it, but not merely for a free specialist). The second because my cities can rarely support unlimited specialists anyway-without starving-so its better just to stay on slavery UNTIL you can get Feudalism!
    As far as pointless civics which I only change for the SAKE of changing? Well that would be slavery and Hereditary Rule. The first because the costs of pop-rushing are usually much too high to make it worthwhile and the second because I rarely have happiness issues-so these are two which I feel need to be REALLY improved.

    Aussie_Lurker.
     
  8. DigitalBoy

    DigitalBoy Emperor

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    I don't use Universal Sufferage (yes, I suck), Nationhood, or Environmentalism.
     
  9. wkndwrrr

    wkndwrrr Warlord

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    I never (or rarely) use Caste system, Beauracracy, or Theocracy.
     
  10. Lord GS-41

    Lord GS-41 Chieftain

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    Nationhood, Caste System, Pacifism.
     
  11. Columbkille

    Columbkille Chieftain

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    Caste System and Pacifism.
     
  12. alpha wolf 64

    alpha wolf 64 Byte me

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    I'm confused as to why so many do not use merchantilism. I use it as soon as I get it to get the free specialists. And every time I've ever switched to free market, my gold goes down and techs take longer. What am I doing wrong, because I think merchantilism is the best?
     
  13. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Silly furry

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    Never: Mercantilism, Environmentalism
     
  14. lordofcivs

    lordofcivs Lord of The Civilizations

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    Just don't use Environmentalism. All the other civics are eligible to be adopted in my game, depending on the situation. I never play with Spiritual Trait.
     
  15. migthegreek

    migthegreek Back In Black

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    I've never used Nationhood or Police State, and have only used Environmentalism and Hereditary Rule a couple of times when I first started playing.
     
  16. migthegreek

    migthegreek Back In Black

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    Really? Never tried a CS Slingshot?
     
  17. Junglecutter

    Junglecutter Honorable Delegate

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    Never used pacifism and caste system
     
  18. Desert-Fox

    Desert-Fox King

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    Police state, serfdom, state property, environmentalism.
     
  19. TheBoatman

    TheBoatman Warlord

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    serfdom, others all come to use on higher diffs when happiness and health pains and you cannot build magnificent cities with all those buildings
     
  20. ulsterman88

    ulsterman88 4-2 Rangers rule supreme!

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    i dont think i have ever used police state in any game. And unless I have a small empire i rarely use Bureaucracy
     

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