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Discussion in 'Civ2 - Game of the Month' started by Duke of Marlbrough, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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  2. Peaster

    Peaster Chieftain

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    Peaster's Tip: the size one trick won't work on Chieftain level.

    Peaster's Challenge: Can you conquer before 2000BC?
     
  3. SCG

    SCG Chieftain

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    another tip for those going for a space ship victory - you can't build space ship parts before 1 AD (something i knew and forgot), and with all the extra turns you get on chieftan, this well can be an issue
     
  4. ccAMELS73

    ccAMELS73 Carolina Camels

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    I think it would be a good time to brush up on some OCC skills, especially for the vets who have honed their expansionists skills to a fine art!
     
  5. grigor

    grigor Chieftain

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    Oh Boy! This reminds me of my months of "Beat the Demo" in 1998.
     
  6. Ali Ardavan

    Ali Ardavan Mathematician Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    The starting location is 4 specials. The two hidden ones are either both whale type or both fish type.

    The spot is very good for OCC.

    There are ony 5 civs and the human player is White. This means at least one and possibly two key civ holes. That is not good for OCC or landing.
     
  7. Ali Ardavan

    Ali Ardavan Mathematician Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    How so? What happens? I have never played chieftain, not even in Civ 1. But I have heard that building settlers does not reduce your city size.

    Perhaps what you meant was that size 1 trick does not give you any special advantage you do not already have at this level; right?
     
  8. SCG

    SCG Chieftain

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    it means that if you have a size 1 city, and try and build settlers, instead of building settlers once you reach 40 shields, it just keeps adding shields instead of finishing the settlers and giving you something else to build, much like if you were building something that has already been built and didn't change production
     
  9. Ali Ardavan

    Ali Ardavan Mathematician Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    Thanks SCG for the explanation. I just ran a quick simulation and confirmed what you said. I suppose it behaves this way because at this level cities cannot be abandoned by making settlers; perhaps a safeguard game designers put in for the truly novice. Mistakenly I rememebered this piece of info as cities not going down in size after settler production.
     
  10. CharlieChuck

    CharlieChuck Chieftain

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    Another easy to forget thing about Chieftan level is you can change production between types without penalty. this makes rush buying a lot cheaper if you remember to use it (unlike me I keep forgetting).
     
  11. Ace

    Ace Chieftain

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    In the manual, it says that the chiefton level is just for beginners to learn the game on and one of the safeguards is that one cannot accidently destroy a city. As soon as one becomes familiar with the game, one should move to the next level.
     
  12. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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