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exploring other continents by water

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by dragonfly522, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. dragonfly522

    dragonfly522 Chieftain

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    Hi,
    I could've put this question on my other post to with my other question but I couldn't think of my other question. Anyway, I have the sailing tech and I have access to ogalleys and work boats. I don't think that work boats can go far away from the coast and not galleys, either. I want to explore the waters because my civ has reached its biggest possible size at this point. Can someone tell me what I need to build or what tech I need to learn to get a boat far away from the coast?
     
  2. JonnyBoy100

    JonnyBoy100 Chieftain

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    To build boats that can travel off the coast, you need to research astronomy. Once you get that tech there are several boats you can build. With only Astronomy you can only build Galleons (or East Indiamans if you're Dutch). The other boats, however, require other technologies.
     
  3. Benginal

    Benginal Emperor

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    Welcome to the forum you two.

    I think it's worth pointing out that you don't need to wait until Astronomy. With Optics, you can build caravels. Caravels are ocean worthy vessels that can also explore other civilization's territory, even if you don't have open borders with that civ.
     
  4. babar

    babar King

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    Probably also worth pointing out that caravels can't carry troops/settlers/workers (except portuguese version).
     
  5. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    They can carry spies and missionaries though, useful for exploring.
     
  6. King Pluto

    King Pluto Emperor

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    And Great People, useful for a Great Merchant trade mission.
     
  7. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    And how could I forget the best units in the game: Explorers! (And scouts).
     
  8. kossin

    kossin Deity

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    Summarized and added 3 things.
     
  9. babar

    babar King

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    Good work kossin. That's what this thread needed :lol:.
     
  10. lymond

    lymond Rise Up! (Phoenix Style!) Hall of Fame Staff

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    heck...I never realized GMs did not require OB and I've been playing this game for ages :)

    You know, I've noticed that dragonfly creates a lot of threads with questions but I've never seen him once come back to any of these threads and post a response. Makes you wonder if he's even looking at this advice. Anyway, just an observation.
     
  11. kossin

    kossin Deity

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    8 threads for 12 posts... just an observation as well.

    There's always the thread 'Quick Answers/Newbie Questions' in general forum if you have many short questions.
     
  12. dragonfly522

    dragonfly522 Chieftain

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    thanks guys, I did learn a lot from your advice. I read all of the replies, btw. I just don't reply if I have nothing else to comment on or ask. Thanks again. :)
     

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