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Does anyone else think the city governor is horrible?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Mahi, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Mahi

    Mahi Warlord

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    I can't figure out if it's me that haven't got a hold on how to play civ 5 correctly yet but for me it seems that the city governor is making horrible decisions. It seems to me it prioritizes food waaayy too much. I know I can set the governor to focuse on specific things but sometimes i forget and the city's production will be awful for a long time.

    Is it just me? How much do you guys find it necessary to micro manage?
     
  2. CrimsonEdge

    CrimsonEdge Warlord

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    What would happen if you forgot in Civ 4?
     
  3. Lillefix

    Lillefix I'm serious. You can.

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    I love it. You can make him emphasise food, production etc. And he actually does it.
     
  4. Mahi

    Mahi Warlord

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    Point taken but I don't recall it to be so "unbalanced" if you just left the management to the governor in civ IV. As I said it might just be me that haven't got a good enough understanding of why it chooses as it does yet.

    I wonder if the governor considers the amount of luxury resources available and out from that decides how fast it can grow without going into unhappiness?
     
  5. Matte979

    Matte979 Jedi Master

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    They are worse than horrible, they are completely oblivious of the need of your country and dont realize the problem with just producing food. they only seem to stop focusing on food when you have like +5 food. With the happiness issue it would be better to limit it to 3 or 2 default and produce more money and resources.

    I firmly believe this handicaps the AI seriously in the early game at lower levels.
     
  6. ytswy

    ytswy Chieftain

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    Remember that food gives population, and population gives science.

    I don't think the governor is perfect, but I think the basic emphasis on food is probably sensible. I do find myself micromanaging quite a bit however, particularly to crank out workers.
     
  7. cdog

    cdog Chieftain

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    yeah, I hate the governor. On default setting he will always focus food even if you have a 17 size city already making 10+ food surplus (yay maritime city states) I've noticed occasionally him actually picking a worse tile than what was actually available; for example a 2/1/1 instead of an empty 2/1/2 tile.
     
  8. Pragmatic

    Pragmatic Prince

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    You can lock citizens on the tiles you absolutely DEMAND they work. The more you lock, the less the governor can screw up.
     
  9. DrPepper836

    DrPepper836 Warlord

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    Well, isn't that why they let you change the focus? When I put my cities on :hammer: focus, they normally stop growing.
     
  10. hardcore_gamer

    hardcore_gamer King

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    For me they don't stop growing, they just grow slower. I for one always make my capital focus on production at the start of the game or else producing early units and buildings takes way too long.
     
  11. moofed

    moofed Chieftain

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    The governor options are worthless later in the game. Focusing my capital on food would give more production than telling it to focus on production. And I could still get even more by manually choosing which tiles to work.
     
  12. Bibor

    Bibor Doomsday Machine

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    Try enabling "Manual specialist control". That's where your workers went. :)
     

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