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How to get a city to 30+?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Alfster, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Alfster

    Alfster Chieftain

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    Can somebody give me the goldenclue how to do this.

    So far in my game, the AI or even my body have a tendence to get very big cities.

    How to do ?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. apocalypse105

    apocalypse105 Deity

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    Granary , Aquaduct, Hospital And the Medical Lab ....
    You need those buildings

    Place you're citie you want to grow into grasland ...

    Make extra production buildings like workshops and windmill so you can put it on default or food focus and build units or buildings faster

    If you get freedom you're specialist consume less food as result you can use enginiers for good production and grow fast..
     
  3. qalsip1977

    qalsip1977 Wonder Lust

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    Tradition tree, wonders like Temple of Artemis and Hanging Gardens that promote growth, and buildings like the above poster mentioned. It's all about the food!
     
  4. Ravellion

    Ravellion Prince

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    maritime city states dwarf other sources of food, especially as Siam.Of course, that goes mostly only for your capital.
     
  5. Babri

    Babri Emperor

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    Play Aztecs, settle near rivers & lakes and BOOM ! :)
     
  6. Roxlimn

    Roxlimn Deity

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    Find a site with 4 Wheat Resources.
    Build the Hanging Gardens in it.
    Build a Granary, too.
    Build an Aqueduct.
    Build a Hospital.
    Build a Medical Lab.
    Finish Tradition.
    Buy up every Maritime City State on the planet.
     
  7. MasterMishi

    MasterMishi Warlord

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    riverside spot essential
     
  8. Truronian

    Truronian Quite unfamiliar Retired Moderator

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    My largest city was size 42. Playing as Gandhi can indirectly help; he saves hammers on :) buildings so can afford to have more farms and growth building going on.
     
  9. peddroelm

    peddroelm King

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    Drop a nuke on a 70+ pop city ... Doh'
     
  10. Mallow

    Mallow Warlord

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    Must be the funniest way.. pretty hard to achieve though :lol:
     
  11. Carnifaux

    Carnifaux Chieftain

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    Aztec UB + Huge maps worth of maritime city states + Full tradition tree + Temple of Artemis = :eek: sized city
     
  12. Rpger29

    Rpger29 Prince

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    All you need for up to 35 pop is 2 bonus food resources (wheat, flood plains, Aztec Lake, etc), granary, HG, aqueduct, hospital, medical lab. I think you can even do this in partial desert as long as you build HG.

    I'm more and more finding that ToA is unachievable except by conquest.
     
  13. Strategist83

    Strategist83 King

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    If you can get to +6 growth early in the game it shouldn't be a problem.
     
  14. Grapa

    Grapa Warlord

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    The bigger cities through food mod gave me a size 103 city once. It ads +2 food for every farm and +2 food on water tiles with a lighthouse.
     
  15. flairin

    flairin Prince

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    early social policies, and hanging gardens. ally with cultural cs as early as possible. build granary and aqueduct early. I was able to get landed elite on turn 15 with germany last night on emperor. by turn 50 my pop was at 9!! aztecs are crazy... had pop of 50 at turn 250 with them the other day
     
  16. That nerdy kid

    That nerdy kid Vampire Slayer Slayer

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    meh. i got a 30+ city in a desert.
     

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