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Golden Age Triggers by Great Wonders

Discussion in 'Civ3 Strategy Articles' started by CommandoBob, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. CommandoBob

    CommandoBob AbstractArt

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    Golden Age Triggers of Great Wonders
    • AGI Wonders
      • Ancient Times
        • The Hanging Gardens (Monarchy -> Steam Power, 300s)
        • The Pyramids (Masonry, 400s)
      • Middle Ages
      • Industrial Ages
        • Hoover Dam (Electronics, 800s)
        • Universal Suffrage (Industrializtion, 800s)
      • Modern Times
        • Cure for Cancer (Genetics, 1000s)
    • COM Wonders
      • Ancient Times
        • The Colossus (Bronze Working -> Flight, 200s)
        • The Great Lighthous (Map Making -> Magnetism, 300s)
      • Middle Ages
        • Magellan's Voyage (Naviagation, 400s)
        • Smith's Trading Company (Economics, 600s)
      • Industrial Ages
      • Modern Times
        • United Nations (Fission, 1000s)
    • EXP Wonders
      • Ancient Times
        • The Colossus (Bronze Working -> Flight, 200s)
        • The Great Lighthous (Map Making -> Magnetism, 300s)
      • Middle Ages
        • Copernicus' Observatory (Astronomy, 400s)
        • Magellan's Voyage (Naviagation, 400s)
      • Industrial Ages
      • Modern Times
        • SETI Program (Computers, 1000s)
    • IND Wonders
      • Ancient Times
        • The Great Wall (Construction -> Metallurgy, 300s)
        • The Hanging Gardens (Monarchy -> Steam Power, 300s)
        • The Pyramids (Masonry, 400s)
      • Middle Ages
      • Industrial Ages
        • Hoover Dam (Electronics, 800s)
      • Modern Times
        • Manhattan Project (Fission, 800s)
    • MIL Wonders
      • Ancient Times
        • The Great Wall (Construction -> Metallurgy, 300s)
        • The Statue of Zeus (Mathematics -> Metallurgy, 200s)
      • Middle Ages
        • Knights Templar (Chivalry -> Steam Power, 300s)
        • Leonardo's Workshop (Invention, 600s)
        • Sun Tzu's Art of War (Feudalism, 600s)
      • Industrial Ages
      • Modern Times
        • Manhattan Project (Fission, 800s)
    • REL Wonders
      • Ancient Times
        • The Oracle (Mysticsm -> Theology, 300s)
        • The Pyramids (Masonry, 400s)
        • The Statue of Zeus (Mathematics -> Metallurgy, 200s)
        • The Temple of Artemis (Polythiesm -> Education, 500s)
      • Middle Ages
        • JS Bach's Cathedral (Music Theory, 600s)
        • Knights Templar (Chivalry -> Steam Power, 300s)
        • Sistine Chapel (Theology, 600s)
      • Industrial Ages
      • Modern Times
    • SCI Wonders
      • Ancient Times
        • The Great Library (Literature -> Education, 400s)
        • The Mausoleum of Mausollos (Philosophy, 200s)
      • Middle Ages
        • Newton's University (Theory of Gravity, 400s)
      • Industrial Ages
        • Theory of Evolution (Scientific Methods, 600s)
      • Modern Times
        • Cure for Cancer (Genetics, 1000s)
        • Longevity (Genetics, 1000s)
    • SEA Wonders
      • Ancient Times
        • The Colossus (Bronze Working -> Flight, 200s)
        • The Great Lighthous (Map Making -> Magnetism, 300s)
        • The Mausoleum of Mausollos (Philosophy, 200s)
      • Middle Ages
        • Magellan's Voyage (Naviagation, 400s)
        • Smith's Trading Company (Economics, 600s)
      • Industrial Ages
      • Modern Times
    • All Civs
      • The Internet (Miniaturization, 1000s)
    • No Civs
      • Shakespeare's Theater (Free Artistry, 450s)

    I created this as a self-help for my HOF game and thought it might be useful to others.
     
  2. Spoonwood

    Spoonwood Grand Philosopher

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    If I didn't know half of this by heart already, I'd surely bookmark this. Thanks for this CommandoBob!
     
  3. del62

    del62 Chieftain

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    Interestingly if you are commercial and you dobt have a productive city on a coast, your UU becomes your best way of kicking of your Golden Age.

    Commecial Tribes

    English - Capital should be on a coast - UU at sea
    French - UU is Muskateer - defensive
    Korea - UU is cannon replacement
    Greece - UU is anciant age but defensive
    Hittites - UU is chariot
    India - War Elephant - Chivalry is ideal for India
    Rome - Ancient age UU require Iron
     
  4. Ceoladir

    Ceoladir Come Fly With Me

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    Thanks for the much needed addition! :)
     
  5. Ataxerxes

    Ataxerxes Chieftain

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    Thanks, Commando Bob! Nice, easy to consult resource. For certain of the AA wonders, this might be an additional reason not to build them so you don't get an AA golden age.
     
  6. Puppeteer

    Puppeteer Chieftain

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    As I understand from reading SGs, you can also capture the wonder(s) you need, but the GA check doesn't happen until you build a wonder, so:

    Capture or build a needed wonder, capture another needed wonder, self-build any wonder = Golden Age

    So if you're commercial, go capture a commercial wonder and then build your other wonder, or if you capture the commercial wonder second, build any other wonder after that to start the GA.
     
  7. darski

    darski Regent in Training

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    Thank you for this Cbob. I was just wondering what would trigger a GA in my Myan game and this post came in very handy. I like stuff like this - see it all in one place :popcorn:
     
  8. dalgo

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    This is a very handy list. In my current game as Portugal (sea, exp) my first wonder was the Great Lighthouse and suddenly I was in my Golden Age. :) If I had read this first I would have known it was coming, fortunately I had just changed government from Despotism.

    That set me to thinking which other civs also had a useful one-wonder GA:

    Byzantines - Mausoleum of Mausolles
    Celts - Pyramids
    China - Great Wall
    Egypt - Pyramids
    England - Colossus
    Hittites - Colossus or Lighthouse
    Japan - Knights Templar or Statue of Zeus
    Maya - Hanging Gardens
    Portugal - Colossus, Lighthouse or Magellans
     

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