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Civilization 5 Rants Thread

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by ori, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. andreafin

    andreafin Prince

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    stop going east stupid scouts! thats 3 of you gone east and i have a huge stretch of what i assume is asia to my west and you are all exploring the coast of kamchatka??? ii even started two of you off into the west before making you auto explore...... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatrgh

    i feel slightly better now please ignore me. my stupid scouts do. :wallbash:
     
  2. Astennu

    Astennu Warlord

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    Gems give 4+ happiness like every other luxury resource.

    It only gives 3 extra gold by itself as well, any extra production is from it being on a hill + a mine.

    3 gold is the most gold any luxury resource gives so it is great in that regard, however Gold and Silver can surpass it by being worth 4 gold with a Mint built (2 base + 2 from Mint) although waiting till currency vs having 3 gold straight up is a trade off.
     
  3. Walter R

    Walter R Great Engineer

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    The map builder has snookered me - again!

    I like Terra because I like exploring the new world etc. I like playing as England because I like navies.
    I don't like discovering that I cannot get out to the wide oceans, especially when all the AI civs can! Now I have a caravel stuck on harbour patrol.
    In this particular game/map the only possible solution is to march overland and capture some remote Civ city on the coast, annex it and build a fleet - and that's going to entail a major campaign first just to get there. Seeing as Hiawatha-the-land-eater has just DOW'd me, I guess I'll be going via him.
    Thanks for negating my civ's UA map builder!:goodjob:
     
  4. Sharples

    Sharples Prince

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  5. DemonMaster

    DemonMaster A.K.A. Fenhorn

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    Well, even if Venice can't buy tiles 25% cheaper, the wonder still reduces the culture cost by 25% for acquire new tiles in all cities and also one GE point.
     
  6. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

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    Here is my rant on this obscenely bad AI:

    I'm playing a game [aztecs, epic, king, large earth, me+10civs+18cs] where I carefully played the diplomacy to make them all love me [dofs, ras, religion, even luxury gifts]. All except Alex, who spawned close to my [we both on north america], so I dow imediately to avoid trouble.

    I took one city state, one @%¨#%$% city state THAT NONE OF THEM KNEW EXISTED and the world imediately backstabbed me [washington, catherine, ghandi, caesar, pocahontas, attila and pachacuti]... only shaka and suleiman kept our dof! Worst, all of them consider me not a mere warmonger, but a threat of global proportions [for one city? jesus!]. I'm sure if elizabeth was in, she'd consider me a new dark ages, she always does that.

    But here is what pisses me the most: Attila not only forward settled [not to say he actually settled inside them...] half these leaders BUT ALSO TOOK TWO CITY STATES THAT ALL OF THEM KNEW, and was NEVER even denounced by them.

    Talk about two standards...

    Fun fact: Rome also took a city state and no one gave a f00k about it.
     
  7. reddishrecue

    reddishrecue Deity

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    ^^right,you still get other benefits from building a wonder such as +1 culture per turn which can eventually be turned into 1 tourism per turn with a hotel or an airport.
     
  8. joncnunn

    joncnunn Senior Java Wizard Moderator

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    Moderator Action: "How much did Fraxis pay to develop the AI" merged into the main rants thread.
     
  9. m15a

    m15a Emperor

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    Plus, if Venice builds the wonder, no one else can.
     
  10. Doktor Vic Tim

    Doktor Vic Tim King

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    Good point. Reminds me of those time that one AI builds the Petra in a city with one desert tile. They're probably rubbing their hands in Schadenfreude as they send their caravan off and look at your desert cluttered city.
     
  11. isau

    isau Deity

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    A Dec of Friendship is a very smart move. It means if you decide to accept you have a low chance of attacking him again (because you'd be a backstabber). Dec of Friendship doesn't necessarily mean they like you. It's a very cavalier sort of friendship, like when a politician talks about "justice" and "freedom."
     
  12. Sharples

    Sharples Prince

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    Tbh I wish it did.

    But it didn't.

    Three city Ghandi did it.
     
  13. Ermak-

    Ermak- Prince

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    That's right, people. Today was the day when Civ BE sunk to the level of a 17 year old game in user count. Sid even had to kill civ 5 with a 'patch' so people buy his new bull and still it fummbled. GG civ. There were some good days I ll remember.
     
  14. stormtrooper412

    stormtrooper412 Peacemongering Turtlesaur

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    how exactly did Sid "kill" civ 5?

    Also, once they patch it up to act more like SMAC, it will do better
     
  15. Ermak-

    Ermak- Prince

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    It took them 2 years to 'patch' trade bug , while they were still milking civ 5. Now they are done it it- prepare for even longer wait.
     
  16. Sherlock

    Sherlock Just one more turn...

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    It took them four years to fix the 'spinning icon on diplomacy' bug.

    What do they do with all the money they make from these games? Spend it on hookers and blackjack?
     
  17. Gamewizard

    Gamewizard Emperor

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    As a blackjack dealer, I would most appreciate this type of behavior. :lol:
     
  18. Nick31

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    "We've spent 40% of our Civ profits on hookers and blackjack. And the rest we've just wasted." -Anonymous member of Firaxis design team.
     
  19. joncnunn

    joncnunn Senior Java Wizard Moderator

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    Moderator Action: another rant thread merged into the main Civ V Rants thread
     
  20. Naokaukodem

    Naokaukodem Millenary King

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    - avoiding entering CS frontiers at all cost
    - waiting to heal completely any wounded unit
    - uncovering blank areas while delaying greatly my exploration
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