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[GS] Computer destroying my friend on Prince

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by MaryKB, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. MaryKB

    MaryKB Vice Princess Supporter

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    So I'm playing what I think's going to be a relaxing game with my friend on Prince difficulty, and suddenly she's being destroyed by Spain. I haven't seen them so vicious in a while, at this difficulty! When she started panicking and telling me her cities are being destroyed, I was totally blindsided because I thought this game was going to be easy.

    After this screen capture, she's lost Memphis, and I'll probably win eventually but it's going to take a while!

    Spain War.jpg
     
  2. Tabarnak

    Tabarnak Pô Chi Min

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    Give him strategic ressources and gold!
     
  3. Ovidious

    Ovidious Chieftain

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    Tell her to sacrifice the horse and get a ranged unit there pronto. Yeah, just when you think things are nice and stable - boom, a friendly AI declares on you...
     
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  4. Disgustipated

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    Spain can be kind of aggressive in this game. Don't take them lightly.
     
  5. Mr. Shadows

    Mr. Shadows Nomad of the time streams

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    You DO need to have some sort of military for defence, even on prince. A lot of us are so used to upgrading 3 slingers to archers for the Machinery inspiration that we forget what happens when you don't have an army.
     
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  6. schondette

    schondette Chieftain

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    I think they must of mistaken her for a city state
     
  7. Socrates99

    Socrates99 Bottoms up!

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    Playing a team game? Can always go liberate her cities. Time to go hardcore military :)
     
  8. TheMeInTeam

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    It's late in the game for 30-40 strength cities. Still, a blocker melee unit or two would have greatly weakened this attack. Even a single sword 1 NE of memphis...AI would likely either lose catapult or attack the sword ineffectually with it. With fortification and support fire from the city it'd be hard to dislodge it. Having a crossbow inside the city as well would make repelling the attack trivial.

    It's nice to see that the AI can at least threaten cities if the player leaves them completely exposed though.
     
  9. MaryKB

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    I'm going to liberate her city, I just hate getting involved in messy wars, lol. I'm busy fighting hordes of barbarians to my north, and Kristina's pushing on my border (but soon she will pay, once I've got my Great Works rolling out XD)

    My friend had a bunch of swordsmen and archers, but they're all dead now ... that's why Spain's soldiers have a bunch of damage. A melee unit in her city won't help against catapults, and she also got swarmed by quadremes and crossbowmen. I just totally wasn't expecting such an attack on Prince!
     
  10. OmegaDestroyer

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    The city is lost. Tell her to start training up some ranged units and prepare for a counter-attack. It won't be difficult to wipe out the that attack force with a garrisoned ranged unit.
     
  11. Aristos

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    where is her army??? I mean, even THIS AI needs some defensive units to be dealt with...
     
  12. TheMeInTeam

    TheMeInTeam Top Logic

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    She said above that her friend had some swords/archers and lost them. Likely a series of tactical errors. People make mistakes, especially while learning.
     
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  13. Arent11

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    Wasn't it possible to trade cities? If her city is about to fall, couldn't she just gift it to you?
     
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  14. Bitterman

    Bitterman Chieftain

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    This game does weird things on multiplayer. I play on multi emperor and we were baffled the other day beacuse Maori had a TON of archers (+15) which could be upgraded to crossbowmen and he never did it. He also made like only 2 Toas. The same goes to Hungary, who was in the lead in every single area in the first 150 turns (8 Ages of Peace enabled) and didn't even make 1 of his UU's.

    On the other hand, we have had bad experiences with Brazil, beacuse for some reason he tends to attack us by backstabbing and send us huge armies that are a pain to deal with.

    I would like to know if this is something that only happens to me or are other players who also experience this kind of strange behaviour.
     
  15. Tabarnak

    Tabarnak Pô Chi Min

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    I found the opposite in most of games i played. The AI seems less powerful than it could be. Emperor-Immortal. But we don't let them play from scratch. They replaces human later in the game.
     

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