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HOLY JIHAD! Advantages of the Religious-Militaristic Civ!

Discussion in 'Civ3 Strategy Articles' started by Domandest, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. killercane

    killercane Chieftain

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    The "That makes no sense" line was pretty funny. Someone does need to start a thread arguing with themself over something basic and mundane.
     
  2. Domandest

    Domandest Chieftain

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    Tomoyo is not DOMANDEST. I make this clear. Tomoyo is excellent....
    But domandest is HARDCORE. yesssssssssssDOAMANDEST!

    And Tomoyo - beachhead invasions are fun, but you're right, there are other ways of doing things. Sometimes you're ibvading a small island, no mountains on it or anything that even in the modern age you can usually plunk an infantry or two down and cripple the AI. If only that were always the case...

    DOMAMDESTROYONCONTACT
     
  3. dexters

    dexters Gods & Emperors Supporter

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    I've always been a fan of Militaristic + Religious. It gives a balance between a builder's game and a warmonger and gives you a strong cultural start no matter what the difficulty. These two traits is a good match for the tweener type players who build a little and fight a little and its strength shows with the higher difficulty settings. A Machiavellian 'variant' or game where the player is pusuing goals outside the hardcoded settings will also benefit from this trait combo since they neither specialize in war nor in a pure builder's game. They need flexibility.

    The religious trait also gives 1 turn anarchies and makes happiness management much easier. Both bonsues are big at Emperor and beyond.
     
  4. Frostyboy

    Frostyboy Never Beaten

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    This is almost excactly the way I play. except I go for Conquest. Japan is the only rel-mil (Atzecs used to be it as well before conquests). Remember also that "stealing" resources and luxuries by putting cities right up to other tribes cities is a strategy - until yiu can conquer them. The AI doesn't care too much, but doing it to a human player it is a declaration of war
     
  5. Frostyboy

    Frostyboy Never Beaten

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    Xcusing for double post, but I forgot to mention. What happened to the plans for fudamentalistic goverments in conquests (or was it PTW)?

    That could perhaps have been the perfect goverment.

    I usually play at feudalism the whole game
     
  6. dexters

    dexters Gods & Emperors Supporter

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    hmmm. This just will not work at higher levels....

    Despot will cripple you
    you wont be able to attack and "bully for tech"
    If you want to be offencive.. y bother with temple? just rush another offencive unit! Keep the suckers happy with the luxurys you plunder.
    An who defends sticking with vanilla :crazyeye: :eek: LMAO
     
  8. Tomoyo

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    Japan is a very fun civ.

    Anyway, on higher levels, it's definately possible to bully tech on higher levels... as long as you're the one doing the bullying.
     
  9. Drakan

    Drakan Voluntas Omnia Vincit

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    Dexter, you're signature is wrong, you're missing the "l", it reads out you manage the word. ;)
     
  10. dexters

    dexters Gods & Emperors Supporter

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    Must be your computer. Looks fine to me.
     
  11. Drakan

    Drakan Voluntas Omnia Vincit

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    I think my computer is fine, and you're sig reads out:

    "Strategy:Machiavellian Doctrine: Managing The Word "
     
  12. Grand Cadfael

    Grand Cadfael Freedom fighter

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    He's right Dexter you're missing the L in worLd
     
  13. AlanH

    AlanH Mac addict, php monkey Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter GOTM Staff

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    How do you know he doesn't mean 'word'?. :mischief:
     
  14. Drakan

    Drakan Voluntas Omnia Vincit

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  15. KayEss

    KayEss Gone to the dogs

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    Gads! Anarchists! :(

    :)
     
  16. Own

    Own Grasshoppah

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    Before going to war in the ancient age, the only improvements I build are barracks and temples. This gives Japan superiourity in the Ancient Age, and superiourity in the Middle Ages cause of Samurai.
     
  17. Shujaa

    Shujaa Chieftain

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    How is breaking RoP an exploit? You pay the price with the reputation hit.
     
  18. Own

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    Amen. It really annoys me when people call it cheating. If the game developers thought it was cheating, they would've made RoP's like locked alliances.

    RoP Rape-
    Good- Easy conquest
    Bad- Rep hit, takes away possibilty of diplo victory (unless some sorta war situation) and trading.
     
  19. Desertsnow

    Desertsnow πr²

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    I thought ROP violations cause rep hits regardless of war?
     
  20. Own

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    By ROP violations do you mean "scout resource denial?" The AI is too dumb to realize what you're doing and get mad.
     

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