Civil Service. Yes, 500 BC on huge pangea. Immortals are great
; the key is to never let the AI hook up metal. Send the first 8 to capture workers and pillage everything on the surrounding 8 or 9 civs. I produced 2 warriors first to capture workers, you have to get to them in the first 40 turns or so or they will cover the workers with archers. Its slow going but effective. Im sure a better player than I can score 750K at least once the optimal strategy is figured out.
Dude, I am sure you'll pass my score this game
I have looked up at the 1000BC save, we seem to have same number of cities at 1000BC. I had 10, you had 9, but you have alphabet, mathematics, construction, and priesthood, whereas I only had Alphabet at that time. Your 1AD score is 60k more than 1AD score of this game.
Your starting position is insane
4 gold hills and 4 foodplains+cow
Persians get the +2 health UB, so chopping the forests shouldn't be a problem. You got the first GreatScientist much earlier than I did (1310BC vs. 510BC), so the early academy helped big time with classical era research.
Theoretically, you only need about 9 civs' land for domination. So if you leave the other 8 alone, they should be able to fund your research to biology via trade. I might try to figure out if the corporations are worth the research. Certainly from a score standpoint, BTS is a far different creature than previous incarnations of Civ 4..
True, domination land requirement is 51% with 17 AIs, so beating 9 of them should be enough. Playing Low Sea levels will also give you more land at the end to milk with Biology.
Here are some autosaves, Im not much for writeups. Your writeup is quite excellent and inspirational, I know I couldnt compare to that.
Thank you for the saves and the compliment
I hope my writeup would be a good reference people trying to cross the 500k barrier
I am glad you liked it and hope you pass 600k in your Darius game. Too bad I must deliver my world champion title to you pretty soon
edit: I looked at your 1AD save further. Your research at equilibrium (30%) is 134
My equilibrium research rate at 1AD was 225
, but again you are ahead with so many techs and cities
once your cities grow to the happy cap, your empire will be very strong. One downside I see is that you control no wonders at this point, but you are about to capture 4 of them at Rome. I had the Pyramids, Shwedagon Paya, and the Parthenon as key wonders in my game, but you'll still do fine without them. You have the Jewish holy city; I strongly suggest you switch to pure EE
Go Vassalage+EE. You should check out the
conversion rates comparison section in my EE vs. Manual Research article, it might convince you further. Good luck