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Embassy Eras & AI

Discussion in 'Community Patch Project' started by Argentino, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Argentino

    Argentino Chieftain

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    I've been wondering why the AI doesn't make more use of embassies.

    In most of my games, it is not very common to see the AI using their GD for something other than an influence boost, even in eras where the World Congress has been founded and some diplomatic leverage is important.

    I don't know what anybody else thinks, but I almost always use my GD for embassies first and if that's not possible then an influence boost.

    Why would the AI do something different? Even if diplomacy is not a priority, by establishing an embassy before another civ you are essentially denying other civs that privilege, right? Or can embassies be destroyed / pillaged? (I'm not talking about anexing / conquering the CS).

    Another balance question: shouldn't embassies be restricted to the renaissance, by some tech or something? I find it a bit off putting that I can have an embassy in the medieval ages.

    Cheers.
     
  2. bigcat88

    bigcat88 King

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    In my games, AI often put embassies. I can put 1-3 embassies and that's all, other CS already with embassies by other AI.
    On what difficulty and settings u play?
     
  3. Argentino

    Argentino Chieftain

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    Prince, maybe that's why??
     
  4. Enginseer

    Enginseer Salientia of the Community Patch Supporter

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    It's because their priority is too low. They don't justify +1 Delegate is although better overall. Cultural/Food/Happiness/Military bonus is much better.
     
  5. Txurce

    Txurce Deity

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    That's interesting. In my games, they still eventually fill out all the embassy slots, but I am pretty much always the leader.
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2016
  6. Strigvir

    Strigvir Emperor

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    +1 delegate is better than expending a great person on a glorified coup. The coup btw can instantly nullify your Great Diplomat investment.
     
  7. Equesrider

    Equesrider Chieftain

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    Brazil is placing lots of embassies even at Diety :)
     

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