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Diplomacy is pretty weak in this game

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by jasper, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. jasper

    jasper Chieftain

    Sep 20, 2001
    I played a little Galactic Civ3 and the one thing that impressed me about that game over this Civ was the usefulness and viability of diplomacy.

    In galactic civ3, diplomacy was something you could base your strategy around. you could reliably get people to join wars and trade for all kinds of stuff.

    It seems like in Civ 6 the developers have a hard time balancing diplomacy. they are too afraid of players taking "advantage" of the AI's. Everything has to be under the AI's terms and timing. You cannot plan joint wars against your neighbors but only the AI can ask you for a joint war.
  2. kampori

    kampori Warlord

    Aug 25, 2016
    Yes, diplomacy is probably the weakest part of this game.

    I've managed to ask an ally for a joint war only once. Several have asked me for one.

    Friendship means nothing and frankly in my experience is only used by people who plan to sneak an army close to me without me noticing, and then surprise DoW me.

    Trading-wise is pretty decent. Civs seems keen to trade luxuries and resources often. And are happy to pay extortionate prices for a captured spy (which is nice when you have spies with Counterspy upgrade and quartermaster. I tend to capture spies every few turns)

    I've only had a few times of allies asking for research programs.

    Compared to CiV, it feels very lackluster
  3. Morningcalm

    Morningcalm Keeper of Records

    May 7, 2007
    After the fall patch, I declared war on a city-state. ALL the leaders denounced me (Pericles, Roosevelt and Barbarossa were not in-game btw). Then they held that grudge for decades on end. Even though I never took the city. Warmonger penalties are still overblown. There's no leader in-game that respects a fellow warmonger. Even Gorgo. -_-
  4. Ozisl

    Ozisl Warlord

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Beats having someone declare war on you then you being flagged as a warmonger.

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