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First one to circumvent the globe

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Ronin228, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. Ronin228

    Ronin228 Chieftain

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    What's the benefit of this? I never do it, but I always get the message that someone did it and I hear that depressing sound effect like I'm a failure. :blush:
     
  2. Chazumi

    Chazumi Trained& Motivated Killer

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    It gives all your water units a permanent +1 movement bonus. I hate not getting this, right after optics I send 2 caravels in opposite directions just so I can get it. very useful especially after you research the tech that gives another +1 (refrigeration i think)
     
  3. Sisiutil

    Sisiutil All Leader Challenger

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    Its utility can often depend on the map. On pangaea, it's nearly useless (and probably not even possible to achieve). On continents, and fractal, it's very good to have. On archipeligo, it's invaluable. (I'm not sure if it's even possible to achieve it on special maps like lakes, inland sea, highlands, plains, and so on.)

    As with any advantage, you have to make use of it to be worthwhile. You need to build some (or several) ships, and send things like missionaries to spread religions, settlers to claim more land, and/or military units for intercontinental invasions.

    And the term is "circumnavigate", BTW.
     
  4. Zombie69

    Zombie69 Emperor

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    Circumvent
    To go around; bypass: circumvented the city.
    To avoid or get around by artful maneuvering: She planned a way to circumvent all the bureaucratic red tape.

    Now the question is : why would you want to bypass the globe? Where else could your civ live?
     
  5. Zombie69

    Zombie69 Emperor

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    You can circumnavigate the globe on pangea, as well as on any map that has a wrap around at the X axis (or Y axis in the case of tilted axis).
     
  6. civn

    civn Chieftain

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    Uh, I don't know, maybe your civ live on Alpha Centauri.

     
  7. TQCincinnatus

    TQCincinnatus Chieftain

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    I've been trying to circumvent the globe for years, but I never can seem to avoid it.
     
  8. salty

    salty Prince

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    Well duh, because the earth sucks. But most people use the euphemism 'gravity'.
     
  9. Esox

    Esox In Search of Inspirado

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    :lol: Best. Thread. Title. Ever.
     

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