Deity Spain - Best Natural Wonder Challenge

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  1. RuntyBassoon143

    RuntyBassoon143 Chieftain

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    I am interested in trying out the in-game editor mod with Spain to test which natural wonder is the best. I'm going to start with Great Barrier Reef. Post below your pick for the best natural wonder.
     
  2. Nizef

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    If the objective is to get as much useful yield as possible, I would also go with GBR, if I get both tiles in the city radius. My personal favourite is Uluru though. Does anybody know what FoY gives you with Spain?
     
  3. raider980

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    Mt. Kilimanjaro is my favorite. Don't know about "best", but it is awesome when you're fighting so is great for domination victories.
     
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  4. Tiberiu

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    FOY 20 happiness. I like Lake Victoria the most and then anything that contains food. I think finding any wonder in the first 10 turns for 500 gold is automatic win in single player. But even without 500 gold, Spain is so cool to play... Getting one with nature pantheon and settling 1-2 NWs is so very strong with those yields. Plus UA applies for the 5 culture from World Congress so it becomes 10 culture.
    For combat purposes I think Kilimanjaro is clearly best...almost getting Inca UA...
     
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    I had a start with Spain on standard speed that gave me a religion on t15 and I was able to enhance on t34... I had William nearby and I could almost hear the Deity AI thinking out loud: "Hey wait a minute. You did WHAT?"
     

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    I like King Solomon's mines. 12 hammers going directly into settlers (or units if you're conquering, or even wonders otherwise unobtainable at Deity) at unmatched speed before mines are up and before border expands.
    But in all seriousness, Spain is good with ANY NW (including crappy stuffs like Old Faithful or Grand Mesa).
     
  7. Tiberiu

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    Playing a Spain game... turn 35, next turn prophet should spawn for Enhance Religion, 4 cities, 3 x 500 + 100 = 1600 gold for 4 Natural Wonders discovered. All civs discovered for maximum tech discount. Temple of Artemis built as the cherry on the cake. First in score with a high chance of being able to build Hanging Gardens as well. Last city Cordoba doesn't have the pantheon or else the faith output would have been 41!

    I have to say, Mt.Sinai is also pretty strong for a religious game. I might turn this into a religious ICS + Piety but on the other hand I'm already invested in both Liberty and Tradition.
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  8. Shark Diver

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    I had a similar game with Spain a few years ago. I settled 3 NW's, but they were so far apart that I got dogpiled by AI upset at my expansion.

    ICS is definitely the way I'd go here, and how I should have gone in my old game. It looks like you can fit another 6-7 decent cities in your current borders and the map looks pretty defensible.

    Please post updates.
     
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    My buddy who gave me this game said it will feel like an "Emperor". It doesn't feel like Emperor, but King, I swear. It's turn 96 now (had a few days of pause) and I am so strong that some civs are already giving me pop-16 cities for free just to make peace. I took Pagodas & Mosques and I am spamming World Wonders as well. Pyramid is amazing for both conquest and economy. Seriously, this is the weirdest game I've played, feels so damn easy and in a way very fun but in other ways it feels like already won. This could potentially be my first under T200 victory, If I could be bothered to capture all capitals with Crossbowmen. Guys like you and vadalaz can win this in 100 turns I think, lol. I was calculating what to do with this new city I took and I think I'll keep it just to see what would happen (it has artist guild built). I'll use my general to steal Gems + improve Citrus + buy 2 luxes to fix my happiness. My religion is already easily spreading and I've not even started placing cities all over.
    (Montezuma seems strong by score but he isn't - he just eliminated Korea who had build 4-5 wonders.)

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