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Game Session 1 coordination

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Demo Game: Citizens' started by Blkbird, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. Blkbird

    Blkbird Chieftain

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    Our game has been created but not yet played, the first game session is scheduled for Wed., 18 Jan. 2400 UTC (7pm EST). Usually 10 turns will be played in a session. The official Game Session Instruction Thread (which is *not* a discussion thread) is here:

    http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?p=3579602#post3579602

    This thread is to discuss what to do in the 10 turns. Every government official (Secretaries and Ministers) is probably going to open threads discussing issues related to their office. This thread here is to cover and coordinate those discussions, as issues of different departments need to be considered in relation to each other, to fit in the "big picture".

    In other words, this thread is for short to mid-term general strategies and actions specificly for the 10 turns of Game Session 1. Any issue that causes major disputes here will be spun off to an dedicated thread. Any issue that already has a dedicated thread for discussion should be summarized here when that discussion reaches a conclusion.
     
  2. Blkbird

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    Allow me to start the discussion by giving to the protocol that there has been a great consensus among those who participated in the Game Creation Chat to let our Settler settle in-place (right where he's positioned at the start). Anyone who would argument *against* that?
     
  3. IamSid

    IamSid TheTrueIdiot!

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    I agree *sort of*
     
  4. ravensfire

    ravensfire Member of the Opposition

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    No screenshots? No analysis?

    I'll withold comment for a bit.

    -- Ravensfire
     
  5. Blkbird

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    Screenshot is in the Instruction Thread I've linked to. As for analysis, everybody is welcome.
     
  6. ravensfire

    ravensfire Member of the Opposition

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    Excellent - did not see that first time through. It would be nice, though, to provide a direct link to the SS for this discussion.

    -- Ravensfire
     
  7. Double Stack

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    From the screenshot, it looked like there some kind of water by the pig. From the chat, I remember someone saying that the tile did not say fresh water so that rules out river and lakes. Hopefully that the ocean.
     
  8. GenMarshall

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    I beleve we should settle where the settlers are currently. There is good access to forests and hills for shield (hammer) production. Once we settle down, we should build warriors first for a temporary garrison (untill we get archers) and exploration in the pre-scout era.
     
  9. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    After a garrison and explorer (or two) would you recommend a worker next, or straight to a settler?
     
  10. Blkbird

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    Hmm, sounds pretty logical. In that case, shall we consider move EE and settle S of the Pig?
     
  11. Blkbird

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    Excuse me, what do you mean by "explorer"? Explorer won't be available for millenia to come.

    I suggest Warrior (1), Worker (1), Settler (chop-rush).
     
  12. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    You're confusing unit type with usage. To be more accurate, CivGeneral was suggesting Warrior (to explore), Warrior (to garrison). I was asking if the next unit should be a worker or setter.

    The warrior / worker / settler build order either leaves our capitol undefended, or doesn't start exploration until turn 40 or later. Neither one seems a good idea to me.

    Chop rushing settlers is overrated at best, and potentially destructive at worst. Analysis of the RBCiv Epic 1 reports showed that people who chop rushed got a slight early lead, but had signs of being health limited later on vs. players who left the forests and improved other plots. It also matters what kind of forests are chopped -- these are grass/forest 2f+1h plots, which when chopped drop to 2f+0h. We'd get plots to put cottages on, but if we cottage the floodplains we can keep the forest hammers and still have extra food to work the hills. A hammer per turn for 100+ turns beats 40 hammers from a chop. :)
     
  13. Blkbird

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    Now that's a confusing statement to me. We do have a Warrior now, do we not? So when we've built our first Warrior, we will be having two Warriors, one for garrison and one for exploration, am I wrong?
     
  14. DaveShack

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    Is there an overwhelming advantage to be gained by moving two spaces? If we try for the religion then it's two turns of research lost, and turns of compound growth too. If we settle in place, a future city can go NE of the pigs and probably be on the coast.
     
  15. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    My preference is to explore two directions, so I should have said "full exploration". Also the time building a 2nd warrior is growth time, to allow us to grow to size 2 or 3. That way we're researching faster while the worker stalls growth.
     
  16. Blkbird

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    First, we would only be losing 1, not 2 turns if we move. Second, I'm not sure why you ask for an "overwhelming" advantage, as the disadvantage doesn't appear "overwhelming" in any way to me, either.

    As of the question if there is any advantage on start on coast. The thing is that the Capital is usually the most developed city, and more capable of building Wonders like the Great Lighthouse which can only be built coastal. Plus, the earlier we start sailing around, the more opportunities we will have to secure strategic city locations.

    We do have more than one continent on this map, therefore coastal cities have great important.
     
  17. Blkbird

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    What and where are those dubious "RBCiv Epic 1 reports" and the analysis thereof?
     
  18. Flotorius

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    IMO, it might be worthwhile to move E and have an extra hill. The trade off would also include more tiles on the river which gain us extra (instant) commerce. Moving further is risky because there might be several desert tiles
    in the south of our city then.

    Anyhow, the move for the warrior is either NW to support the idea of settling in place or moving E to discover possible advantages of any location in this direction.


    I hope that there'll be some play sessions on weekends because I'm in GMT+1.
     
  19. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    Dubious? :lol: I gather you're new to the online Civ community... Here's a link.
     
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    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    Only move, even one turn's move, if there is something wrong where you're standing, or something really good about where you're moving to. I don't see a coastal site of unknown quality being better than what we already have, plus there is no way to know we won't have to move some more.

    We can build a coastal city at any time. That spot might not even be the best coastal location available -- what if the good spot is a couple of plots further north, or to the south? Plus I've heard, but not seen with my own eyes, that animals could pop up that close to us. (seen them 4 plots away plenty of times) IIRC someone got their settler killed by trying to go into the fog, in a competition game.
     

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