Does the AI build archaeologists?

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  1. bbbt

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    I don't think I've never seen one. There's so many sites in Civ 6, and I've never felt much competition for them.
     
  2. kaspergm

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    I've seen AI archaeologists. Well, I've seen one. Don't know how effectively it uses them, though.
     
  3. CoolLizy

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    In Civ VI you have only a very limited number of archaeology slots you can use, and to get them you have to give up art slots (which the AI seems to gravitate towards). This assuming you're even building that many cultural districts. On the other hand, you have about five bajillion ruins and shipwrecks that pop up, so the vast majority of them just sit there in your way doing nothing.

    In Civ V, on the other hand, you could pretty much just pump archaeologists out all day and still have room left over, so all the sites would get used up really quickly.
     
  4. Magil

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    Yes, but I suspect that it does not prioritize the Natural History tech. It doesn't seem to like the "dead-end" civic/tech branches. So a player that puts any kind of emphasis on that will usually beat them to the punch.
     
  5. Victoria

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    I have seen archaeologists aplenty, They normally stroll around ruins without digging them up. I mean how hard is that to prioritise. It's like they are there to encourage you to get a move on.
    I have seen covs with archaeology as well but I struggle with an archaeologist dancing around ruins without digging.
     
  6. Agent327

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    Oh, they build them. And then don't know what to do with them.
     
  7. rjg85

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    Yep they build them alright. Archaeologists always seem to be the first wave of "attackers" in a late game war.

    AI Adviser: "My Lord we are at war with the human, what shall we do???"

    AI Leader: "Send in the Archaeologists! Unescorted, one by one, into the fray. Deploy that Naturalist too; let's see him earn his keep! And while your at it, embark all of our military units next to their navy."

    AI Adviser: "But my Lord..."

    AI Leader: "Silence boy I have spoken! I've been in charge for 5000 years, I know what I'm doing..."
     

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