Hello everyone, Civ noob here, looking for your input

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by JackOfAllBlades, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. JackOfAllBlades

    JackOfAllBlades Chieftain

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    Hello everyone, as my title says I am quite the noob in Civ and am playing Civ V. I was wondering what everyone suggests as far as custom game settings, nations, strategy, etc. Although I am a noob I have sunk many hours into the game over the past few days. Any help is appreciated :king:
     
  2. reddishrecue

    reddishrecue Deity

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    Hello and welcome.. You can use the easier difficulties to get used to civilization like settler or chieftain if you want to get started. Take it easy at first and eventually you get better for the higher difficulties.
     
  3. Chris3894

    Chris3894 Warlord

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    Don't use time victories either so you learn effective strategies for the other victory conditions, and most people who play don't use time victory anyways.
     
  4. JackOfAllBlades

    JackOfAllBlades Chieftain

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    Thanks already have time unchecked, played in a random world, got stuck with Archipelago
     
  5. lepruk86

    lepruk86 Chieftain

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    I came to the Civ series very late and only played toward the end of IV.

    What worked for me to learn everything early on was twofold.

    Reading some basic things either in game or on here I.E. learn what specialists actually do, learn what the city UI all means (designating which tiles to work etc) and understand most of the base mechanics i.e. beakers, hammers etc.

    I also strictly played on Pangaea style maps to begin with. Trying to focus on ocean and land at the same time can feel overwhelming so if you essentially eliminate one of those things, it makes it a bit easier.
     
  6. Chris3894

    Chris3894 Warlord

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    You could also watch some Let's Plays on YouTube and learn from some of the guys on there
     
  7. poekie70

    poekie70 Chieftain

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    May I suggest playing against AI's you picked instead of random, this way you know what to expect. Also I recommend playing against Ghandi, Siam or any other peacefull players as they won't be to competetive, avoid zulu at al cost.
     
  8. comatosedragon

    comatosedragon Emperor

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    I'm going to have to disagree with Siam not being competitive. When they show up in my games, they are always a threat.
     
  9. JackOfAllBlades

    JackOfAllBlades Chieftain

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    Austria is usually one of the biggest dicks to me :cry:
     
  10. eisforeccentric

    eisforeccentric Chieftain

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    Welcome! Like others have suggested, looking around the forum and watching Let's Plays can help you get a feel for the basics. Which civs have you played as? Did you enjoy any of them more than the others?
     
  11. Walter R

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    Welcome Jack!
    I suggest it is best to pick a civ and a map type that favours it, a modest difficulty (say Warlord) and try things out - playing random settings makes it tougher to learn. Digest the good advice from earlier replies and have fun.
     

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