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I just got a Merchant of Venice

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by slowcar, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. slowcar

    slowcar King

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    From an allied city state (full patronage tree). :scan:

    Unfortunately i am trying a diplomacy win so i won't buy a city state with it.
     
  2. Snes

    Snes Warlord

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    So use it to establish a trade mission. I think the MoV's trade missions are even bigger than the regular missions done by GM's.
     
  3. Enrico Swagolo

    Enrico Swagolo Deity

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    Fortunately you're still going to get double gold/influence from his trade mission. In fact, I typically only puppet 1-2 CS's as Venice (unless I really need more due to little enemy civ presence or need a foothold on another continent/island) and conquer the rest from other civs.
     
  4. VainoValkea

    VainoValkea Emperor

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    I got one from a City-State too. Used it for a trade mission as well. I should've checked how the ability works though - I had actual Venice next to me eliminated because I was afraid that the Merchants could take over my CS allies (can they?)
     
  5. Paradigne

    Paradigne Emperor

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    Yes they can
     
  6. VainoValkea

    VainoValkea Emperor

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    Oww... I would be fine if that ability required them to be the allies of the CS, or at least to CS not to have an ally at all. But I guess this is not the place to rant about this.
     
  7. GoodSarmatian

    GoodSarmatian Blackpilled Idealist

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    Yes, they have a promotion that increases influence and gold from trade missions by 100%. Instant ally :D.
     
  8. Teholb

    Teholb Warlord

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    It's painful when Venice swoops in and steals a 150+ Influence CS from you without so much as a "sorry." I want to play Venice now :D
     
  9. VainoValkea

    VainoValkea Emperor

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    Like I said I conquered Venice precisely to prevent them from snatching my CS pals. Was warmonger for the rest of the game, but I guess it was worth it.
     

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