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Holy Shnikeys, look at all that seafood!

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by Gwynnja, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Gwynnja

    Gwynnja Deity

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    And I can't really split it without losing out on a fish resource. It screams caste/hereditary rule great person farm. If you want to play it the save is attached, but you need the BAT mod.
     

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  2. bobbyboy29

    bobbyboy29 I was saying boo-urns...

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    Surely the correct exclamation upon seeing this start is: "Holy Mackerel!". Although there is something a bit fishy about this start, I love how clearly the map generator has decided that there wasn't enough food, so it needs to give you floodplains. Not a bad leader for such a wet start either ;).
     
  3. Zechnophobe

    Zechnophobe Strategy Lich

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    I think that looks more like a Globe Theatre/National Epic city. The GPF of DOOM.
     
  4. Floating Pants

    Floating Pants Drunk on Life

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    Holy Mackerel! (thanks bobbyboy) I've never seen so much food on a start!

    Might want to beeline drama and build 6 theaters ASAP. That's an ideal whipping city, so take advantage of it. I'd like to see how this end game turns out...:cool:

    EDIT: And I'll bite, see how much I can reel in out of this game. Oh, and you picked the Dutch?! Superior Dikes for best city ever!
     
  5. theskibum

    theskibum Brewer of Oatmeal Stout

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    Once you explore some, you will find an 8-10 tile desert in every direction...its balance:lol:

    But seriously...HOLY CARP! Thats a lot of seafood. Are you sure you didn't world builder this? Something is fishy.. perhaps you are fishing for comments? "Netting" a higher post count? Feeding yourself for a lifetime? hmm...Hopefully Cathy is near you and can share her crabs?:lol:

    ....I've run out of seafood related cliches...I'll clam up now.
     
  6. elmurcis

    elmurcis Emperor

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    Do you always try to build GT for GPP farm? Just I usually try to build Moai in most seafood city... (yeah, looks bad choise... leaving GT for something.... whatever)
     
  7. theskibum

    theskibum Brewer of Oatmeal Stout

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    This city will have some decent production too with mining what looks like 3 hills, and potentially workshopping everything else. It will be useful to get the library, university, etc in without whipping much (keep specialists working)

    I wouldn't put Moai here. This city screams Globe, if not for drafting at least for ultra high population for specialists. Wall Street or Oxford would probably be great choices too when running CS.
     
  8. futurehermit

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    Would be interesting to see how large you could grow that city...
     
  9. Um the Muse

    Um the Muse King

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    So...worker first?
     
  10. WelshGandalf

    WelshGandalf King

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    Wall Street/Globe, spawn a ton of g.merchants and settle them there... see how big & how much gold it can produce. :)
     
  11. Zechnophobe

    Zechnophobe Strategy Lich

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    The funny thing is that the sheer number of sea resources doesn't effect that decision. It's not like you are going to build 6 workboats before anything else anyway! And that 5 happy cap is just around the bend no matter how you go.

    I don't recall the Dutch starting techs, but if it includes Mining, I'd almost for sure get worker - BW. since you want to improve those hills, and likely get at least one cottage down. Chop out a boat or two afterwards, switch to slavery, and WHIp WHIp WHIP!
     
  12. futurehermit

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    Dutch starts ag/fish
     
  13. Gwynnja

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    The Dutch start with fishing and agriculture. I built a wb first to size 2, and then worked two forested hills to get it out as quickly as I could. I researched TW then pottery so I could start cottaging those flood plains as soon as my worker was done. Like Zechnophobe mentioned, 5 was was going to be my happy cap far a little while anyhow so I had to choose between chopping the grassland hills for mines (meh) or FIN FP cottages (!!!)
     
  14. Bei1052

    Bei1052 Emperor

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    I generally don't, but with that start I'd build a warrior first.
     
  15. Noogai

    Noogai Still Just a Settler

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    Why would you do that?:eek:
     
  16. vranasm

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    ok if I ever saw start that I would really go with Drama right after Aesth it's definitely this one...

    it looks to me cooked though, but for some fun experience I will probably touch it.
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    hmm not I will be not able... really dunno why people use this obscure mods especially when you can't download easily older versions of the mod and the one up is 3.0.1 and not 3.0
     
  17. Sian

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    i'd think about later on settleing a city 3e, to use the 2 eastenmost clams and working the Flood Plains while the cap is spamming specialists on the rest of the seafood, maybe even (depending) moving the palace there at some point
     
  18. MarigoldRan

    MarigoldRan WARLORD

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    With this you don't need a worker until your second city.

    I guess once your capital hits 6, it'll just have to spam settlers and workers indefinitely.

    In fact, you might not need a worker until your third city.
     

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