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Downsides to state religion? (other than unhappiness from other ones?)

Discussion in 'Old World' started by Stringer1313, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. Stringer1313

    Stringer1313 Emperor

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    In every game i've played, if one of my families is the religious one, I immediately want to found a religion and adopt it as the state religion since there are so many benefits.

    Does anyone NOT do this? I know that one downside is that other religions in your city cause -2 happiness, but I've found that to pale in comparison with the benefits.
     
  2. Sephi

    Sephi Deity

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    It can be useful to assign your first city to a different family, for example if one family gives +100% from nets and camps and you happen to start with 5 of them near your first city.
     
  3. Stringer1313

    Stringer1313 Emperor

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    Do you ever skip the clerics family altogether? I'm mainly asking whether anyone skips the clerics family when getting a religion has so many benefits.
     
  4. Sephi

    Sephi Deity

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    in competetive multiplayer I would never skip them. In singleplayer it can be fun to try different strategies even if they are not that powerful.
     
  5. riddleofsteel

    riddleofsteel Office Linebacker

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    Yeah, I tend to. Probably a holdover from Civ again, since I hate the religious victory gameplay. Too chaotic and micro-intensive. Maybe it's easier and better in Old World.
     

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