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Evaluating the new wonders

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Peasley, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Peasley

    Peasley Warlord

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    With a lot of wonders added or changed to fit the new culture game, what wonders are or aren't worth it with the advent of BNW?

    Personally, I'd like to know if anybody thinks the Parthenon is worthwhile.
     
  2. Elric445

    Elric445 Chieftain

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    Free GW and extra culture? Sure why not! (Considering now the culture buildings don't provide as much as they used to once built)
     
  3. Yzman

    Yzman Deity

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    Parthenon is the earliest opportunity to get tourism so it helps a lot since you can start to get a steady stream of tourism early.

    I have build it in both of my culture games so far and it helped tremendously both times.
     
  4. DarkSim

    DarkSim Chieftain

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    Yes, the Parthenon is definitely worth it for a cultural victory. The AI does seem to have a strong proclivity for building it though, and I've missed it a couple of times.

    Petra is even better now it gives a free caravan, and coupled with Morocco's Kasbahs, you basically have double-Petra. It's insane!

    Also, the Colossus is very strong now, giving a free cargo ship and extra trade route.
     
  5. Cyanfunk

    Cyanfunk The Lion

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    Petra is more or less required for Morocco, ditto the Colossus for Venice.

    The Parthenon is a very good target for Brazil - problem is that the AI REALLY likes the Parthenon and will more often than not go for it instead of the Great Library.

    On that note, the Great Library is now even more useful early-game to house your great works of writing (which will be the earliest kind of great works you get.)

    Prora, despite being a massive what the hell choice, I've found to be very useful in my Autocracy games (helps that the AI tends to avoid going for Autocracy.)
     
  6. GKShaman

    GKShaman Prince

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    Yea I like to go for Petra and Colossus for the free trade routes. On Emperor and above it seems impossible to get both wonders however. In addition one can't get Stonehenge and Temple of Artemis. Crazy.

    I find Mausoleum of Halicarnusses to be a must have due to all the new great people.

    I really like Broadway, Uffizi, and Louvre but that could be because I like the culture game.
     
  7. ahawk

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    Petra and Colossus are both good for trade.

    Statue of Liberty is even better than before: free SP in addition to its +1 :c5production: per specialist.

    Louvre is vital for culture, even moreso than before.

    Notre Dame is vital for happiness (since BNW Stadium provides less happiness, no more happiness from Rationalism SPs, etc.).
     
  8. Zezima

    Zezima Professional Troll

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    Parthenon was definitely great for my Brazil game, giving me a head start on generating tourism.
     

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