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greatest technology gained from a tribal village?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Tronicoz, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Tronicoz

    Tronicoz vikingz

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    so, what is it?
     
  2. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    Astronomy, it's well documented.
     
  3. DMOC

    DMOC Mathematician

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    If you're talking about beaker price, then it's Astronomy.
     
  4. Akkon888

    Akkon888 한국 사람

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    I got Education when I searched the new world on a terra map. But, once I got around 6 techs from villages in one game, one of them being CoL.
     
  5. joanne

    joanne Barbarian

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    Yeah I remember getting astronomy a few times from huts on unexplored islands.

    A bit off-topic, but I recall one recent monarch game as shaka where my initial scout popped 2 additional scouts from his first 2 goody huts, then I sent them off to pop most of the goody huts on the big fractal continent and got lots of goodies including the crucial early techs... by 2000 BC I had a huge tech lead so by 1000 BC thanks to good land, ikhandas, and early courthouses I settled lots of cities which I used to pump out units, then won a domination victory. I usually hate shaka the AI but I loved playing as him in that game, and I experienced first-hand just how huts can unbalance a game
     
  6. Sincro

    Sincro Thou hast no Cu, again...

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    Since Astro is the well-documented tech furthest to the right on the tech tree you can pop out of a hut, can you pop any tech left of Astro out of a hut? I thought it was impossible to pop religion techs and great people techs from huts, but I don't know about the rest.
     
  7. bakshi

    bakshi Prince

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    it wouldn't be hard to test. Play a huge map with 1 AI spawn every tile with village huts and some scouts.
     
  8. Wlauzon

    Wlauzon Prince

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    You cannot pop a religion tech or great person tech from a hut.
     
  9. Andvare

    Andvare King

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    True.

    But you can pop writing.
    I did once. I was trailing the AI early on, because of careless play brought on by being drunk. I then traded writing to the writing-less AI for a ****load of techs, which came me just enough of a boost so that I cruised to an early victory.
     
  10. Fleme

    Fleme Obey the Kitty!

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    ^ Yeah because Writing is something you definitely can trade to AI's who are capable of tech trading. And even more so, a tech that they value so much that you can gain tech parity.

    /sarcasm off

    I hope you mean Alphabet.
     
  11. Andvare

    Andvare King

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    Yes, well, of course. Been playing FfH2 a wee bit too much lately (there you need writing to trade techs).
     
  12. TrailblazingScot

    TrailblazingScot I was kittenOFchaos

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    Astronomy :)
     
  13. Shrinking_12

    Shrinking_12 Chieftain

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    Astronomy! and I can't remember if Education... I get very happy happy if they give me Iron Working early :lol:
     
  14. Dr.Null

    Dr.Null forIhavetastedthesushi

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    Animal Husbandry, on the 2nd round of a game as Darius.

    It's not the most expensive tech ever. But it was the greatest.
     
  15. JoeHollywood

    JoeHollywood Warlord

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    yeah, nothing better than playing an earth map and popping iron working from a hut.

    those turn 15 praetorians are fierce
     
  16. Absolute Zero

    Absolute Zero Settler

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    ^ I've done that. Popped BW from the hut southeast of Germany, then IW from the hut east of Greece. And on the Gods of Old mod, so I founded the Inanna religion, too.
     
  17. Tristan_C

    Tristan_C Emperor

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    This is why I always turn those blasted things off. I end up feeling cheated if I didn't get something good from the huts, and I end up feeling like I cheated if I got something good from the huts :rolleyes:
     
  18. Kranden

    Kranden War is the real diplomacy

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    I hear that early praetorians make the game a joke even on hard difficulties.
     
  19. Jarlaxe Baenre

    Jarlaxe Baenre Emperor

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    I once got Future Tech 31 from a hut. There was this 2-tile island with a goody hut, and I never bothered to explore it, but when I needed to expand, Tahiti was just calling out to me...
     
  20. Dr.Null

    Dr.Null forIhavetastedthesushi

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    Future Tech 31 was clearly some kind of spa-based technology.

    Also, I think you win this thread.
     

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