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Do you guys "cheat?"

Discussion in 'CivRev - Strategy & Tips' started by mva5580, Nov 28, 2009.


    NASAROG Prince

    Oct 30, 2008
    New England
    No. Where is the fun in that?
  2. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

    Apr 9, 2002
    Salisbury Plain
    If I get a terrible start, I often "cheat".
  3. thebignobody

    thebignobody Chieftain

    Oct 9, 2010
    The only time I cheated was when I was crushing on King difficulty and then the mongols offered me four turns of peace for Atomic Theory. Instead I saw that i could offer them "Literacy" instead. I laughed so hard that I dropped my itouch and when I picked it back up i accidentally accepted their deal :D
  4. elthrasher

    elthrasher Revcaster

    Sep 11, 2009
    What harm are they going to do with knowledge of the atom when they can't even read?
  5. ShadeSigma

    ShadeSigma Chieftain

    Oct 6, 2010
    I only sorta cheat when Im on Deity. I just save the game and if I mess up then I go back. But I use this to learn from my mistakes and it doesnt really matter because it doesnt give you a great advantage. I never cheat on Civ games because I only lose if I literally do something stupid. Unlike SimCity, I cheat my ass off in that game because it deliberately pisses me off. The commute thing is a :):):):):) to handle.

    But all in all, I got too much respect for this game to cheat. I dont oppose who do because those who do cheat I know they arent gonna do it all the time, righ?
  6. Badtz Maru

    Badtz Maru King

    Oct 30, 2001
    Wrong forum, sorry!
  7. drpolarbear

    drpolarbear Chieftain

    Jul 8, 2010
    I cheat when i use spies to steal technolgy. I have an issue wih spending a futune for even a chance and then when it fails (even with max. spending) they declare war on me.

    Sorry, don't like that result. maybe stealing tech should be cheaper, lower risk but not very likely to happen.

    Of course I only use spies when i am hopelessly behind in technolgy.
    otherwise I just use them to see what is defending the city I am about to attack.
  8. Yoshi1

    Yoshi1 Warlord

    Sep 29, 2010
    Sometimes, i won't give up a whole game because something silly happens..like my early city guard looses a 99% battle to a barb and the city is lost.
    But most of my games i never reload or stuff like that, as it takes away some of the atmosphere that builds up in a game over time.
  9. Ampdraw

    Ampdraw Chieftain

    Aug 10, 2011

    That's only one of many examples of how I see the AI cheat all the time.

    Several times I've moved a Legion Army in on a single archery unit with the other civs citizens with the intent of capturing them, took out the archery unit, then it moves me back to my original pre attack tile and gives me an end of turn. The citizens build a city directly in front of me which I then immediately attack on my next turn and get myself annialated by a full scale Pikeman Army in the brand new built city. I mean maybe you can rush a single unit after you build the city on your same turn you built the city on, but how do you rush the 3 units needed to form an Army like this in just one turn, the same turn you used to build the city? 2 turns later I have another Army there and the AI defense strentgh is already built up to a 36.

    I get so mad at the AI and how it cheats it almost makes me want to snap the disc and never play again, but I'm too addicted. I've been playing mostly the Game Of The Week so there is no way to save/reload, I suppose I would cheat if I knew how, just to make my own odds seem a little more even, not because that's how I'd want to win.
  10. qemist

    qemist Prince

    Jul 16, 2011
    Absolute no-no. It's called save game cheating. Doing that is bad enough, but doing it then coming here to boast about your "victory" would be pathetic.
  11. cmorganuk

    cmorganuk Chieftain

    Oct 28, 2011
    I reload all the time but I've only been playing Civ for a month now having never played the series before.

    I'm still very much learning what works in a given situation and what doesn't, there's no point playing games over and over for hours and reaching the same crux point and not learning how to over come it or making the same strategic mistakes over and over imho.

    I've quickly gone from prince to king to emporer so yeah I'm constantly making nieve mistakes but I think its the quickest way to learn, rather than piddling away on easier levels for months on end scoring easy wins.

    I'm sure I'll reach a point soon where I'm confident enough in my own abilities to just wing it straight through games without reloads, because I agree with people that say this is the true way of playing the game and where most enjoyment and satisfaction can be found.
  12. Variable43

    Variable43 Chieftain

    Dec 23, 2009
    I've never cheated on any game I have ever played.
  13. cooldude1128

    cooldude1128 Prince

    Jun 6, 2012
    Sometimes when I get really frustrated, or lose to insane odds (5% loserate? What could go wrong?) I use Civ4's worldbuilder to erase the enemy soldier it lost to, then replace my own unit and remove a bit of my gold. I don't reload though, and not on CivRev.

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