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Destroying one's own city

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by TraHari, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. TraHari

    TraHari Chieftain

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    I looked in the archives for help about this, but I only found threads related to Civ II and III.

    Is there a way to destroy one of your own city? I conquered a city and clicked the capture option rather than the raze option.

    Thanks in advance!

    - Tra'Hari
     
  2. AtriumComplex

    AtriumComplex Chieftain

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    You can't. You can try to gift it to someone though.
     
  3. LordTerror

    LordTerror Chieftain

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    Well, there are two ways to destroy a city:
    1) Raze the city after a military conquest.
    2) Disband the city after a cultural flip. (v1.52+ only)

    The problem is the city is now yours, so you need to give it to someone else. Here are some ways:
    1) Gift the city to an AI.
    2) Let the AI take the city by conquest.
    3) Let the AI flip your city. (This is not possible unless you have a special option on).


    Letting someone else have the city then taking it back is the only way to destory the city.
     
  4. StevenJoyce

    StevenJoyce Chieftain

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    This doesn't actually work. In my last game (version 1.52), I gifted the Aztecs a city in order to avoid going over the domination limit. A dozen or so turns later, I declared war on the Aztecs and retook the city. To my surprise, I wasn't given the option to raze, and I got the city with all the culture it had when I gave it away. This put me over the domination limit. I suspect that if your culture is dominant in a city, you don't get the option to raze. There may be other factors involved, however.
     
  5. FratBoy

    FratBoy Chieftain

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    The only real way to destroy a city is to use the World Builder and simply erase the city. I don't consider this cheating since they failed to incorporate this important function in the game.
     

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