Culture preference after capture?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by marstinson, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. marstinson

    marstinson Chieftain

    Jul 14, 2008
    I ran into a situation with a captured city that puzzled the heck out of me and I'm hoping someone who is more familiar with the game code could explain it.

    After the city came out of resistance I got a message that the citizens were "rightfully" asking to join the Korean empire (I said no, of course). The part that has me puzzled is that it was the English capital (I had the rest of the English cities, but they were still in resistance) and the Koreans were on the other side of the continent. Seoul was marginally closer to London than my capital, but London was WELL away from the Korean cultural boundaries, so there should not have been any Korean influence on the local culture. Does the AI look for the closest civ with whom you have contact and ask you to gift a city to them or are the designers just messing with the player's head?
  2. LiberiGlacialis

    LiberiGlacialis To the stars!

    Sep 6, 2007
    Online, for crying out loud!
    That's odd. Was it mainly English or Korean in that city, though?
  3. r_rolo1

    r_rolo1 King of myself

    May 19, 2006
    Lisbon, Portugal
    It is not that odd.....

    The game checks if the city is closer to another capital that to yours and if it is , it issues the nag popup :gripe: It has nothing to do with culture :(
  4. Joshua368

    Joshua368 Warmongering builder

    Jun 12, 2008
    Ha, well that explains something odd that happened recently in my last game... at the start I placed my second city between me and the Egyptian borders to claim some resources before he did. It was still close to my capital but maybe a one square gap between it to the Egyptian culture. The very next turn after settling it, the new city wanted to "rightfully" join the Egyptian empire. Yeah, sure.

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