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Great Scientist

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Demo Game IV: Polls' started by dutchfire, Jun 23, 2008.

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What to do with our scientist?

Poll closed Jun 27, 2008.
  1. Settle

    71.4%
  2. Bulb

    14.3%
  3. Academy

    14.3%
  4. Golden Age

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Abstain

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. dutchfire

    dutchfire Deity

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    We will have a Great Scientist 3 turns from now (if everything goes as planned). What should we do with him?

    Settle
    Bulb
    Academy
    Golden Age
    Abstain

    Also, please specify which tech you would like to bulb if bulbing wins, where you want to settle it if settling wins, and where you think the academy should be built if academy wins.

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  2. dutchfire

    dutchfire Deity

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    My preferences:
    Settle: Arkadia
    Bulb: Education
    Academy: Madrid

    I'm still in doubt between settling and bulbing. Please convince me either way :)
     
  3. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    Which will be more beneficial after our war, Universities or Settling in Arcadia?
     
  4. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    Since our slider will be running low, Universities or a new academy will not provide many actual :science: the first period after the war. Settling the GS in a city with an academy will provide 6 raw :science:, which with Aca and Lib is 11.25:science:/turn. In order for another academy to be justified, the city must provide more than 22.5 raw :science:, and must not have an academy already (thus barring Arkadia and Arete). For Universities to pay off, we must have selfteched some of Education (since one bulb cant grab it alone), must have enough hammers to get universities going rather fast, and must have a national output of raw :science: output of atleast 45 :science:/turn in order for Universities to provide the 11.25 :science:/turn, and this is counting as if Unis are built in all cities immidiately.

    Add to this that Universities costs lots of :hammers: and requires libraries.

    Preferred Option: Settle (Any city with Academy)
    Then: Bulb (Education)
    Then: Golden Age
    Then: Academy (Spanish city with highest :commerce: output)
     
  5. dutchfire

    dutchfire Deity

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    I'd say settling. The point in bulbing Education is that it'll get us closer to Liberalism, which gives a free tech. (Like Philosophy in C3C)
     
  6. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    Settling - Arcadia.
     
  7. dutchfire

    dutchfire Deity

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    That's Arkadia :)
     
  8. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    :blush: Sheesh! I must have been thinking about Joan instead of Noah....
     
  9. Joe Harker

    Joe Harker 1st in the Premiership!

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    Depends, if the next GS is a way off, then an acamedy in Madrid might be quite good, having all those money making resources. However if another GS is coming fairly quickly then i would bulb education as it is a big tech, but a very useful one, and opens many other techs

    So in order

    Bulb Education or Acamedy in Madrid depending on the time for the next GS
    Then settle in either Arete or Arkadia (one of the acamedy cities)
    Then Golden age
     
  10. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    3 turns till he arrives.
     
  11. Joe Harker

    Joe Harker 1st in the Premiership!

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    I meant the one after him :)
     
  12. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    400/6 = 67 turns after the one due in 3. So 70 all in all.
     
  13. xr006

    xr006 Chieftain

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    i pick academy because that is what i always do. but i realize settling is better for a short game like this that we know will end prematurely.
     

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