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[GS] Inca Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by bite, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. Sagax

    Sagax Emperor

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    With other civs, you just settle so that you get as few of those as possible - adding in a few mountain and water tiles for National Park and naval considerations. If it’s your capital - you move away on the first turn, unless it’s more beneficial to settle on the spot.

    Incas, however, will face a greater dilemma, because so much of their uniques are tied to mountains. In a sense, it is similar to Canada - you are redeeming tiles with otherwise weak yields, but does this make them objectively better than more desirable land types?
     
  2. DogeEnricoDandolo

    DogeEnricoDandolo Warlord

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    Terrace farms will gain additional adjacency bonuses when unlocking Feudalism and Replaceable parts, just like regular farms
     
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  3. steveg700

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    Well, that's a bias, not a quota. There's a bias based on a perception that European nations accomplished more and incidentally greater representation based on this merit. A way to overcome that bias is by imposing a quota of non-European civ's.
     
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    This is not what is written in the sacred texts. The tenets of the Pachacult explicitly say "Go forth, and Terrace"
     
  5. Tiger Genocide

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    The art style is cartoony in the first place.

    I blame porn for this mindset. Most of you probably do not wanna hear this, but with most people mentally wired to be attracted to nubile looking women/men with no body hair you get this sterile shaved look on everything representative of human beings. Just because it "looks clean" equals to clean (good hygeine) even if that was not the reason it exists on our bodies to begin with.

    Either way it's just a game. With this art style they obviously did not want realistic/immersion on leaders.
     
  6. Arent11

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    Civilization 6 is secretly an otome game.
     
  7. Jkchart

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    *insert Luke Skywalker "THE SACRED TEXTS" gif here*
     
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  8. Eagle Pursuit

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    I do have to commend Firaxis for significantly improving the visual appearance of Terrace Farms. It makes the Civ V version look shoddy.
     
  9. steveg700

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    Well, you can't always just settle how you please. You have to play a hand the map deals you, and the Incas have some distinct options for playing that hand.

    It makes them good if you have an interest in using portions of the map that others avoid. You are in less of a race to ICS.

    Similar to what I said to Trav'ling Canuck, there are two lenses in which people seem to see Civ.

    One is the notion that the game is all about some kind of exercise in efficiency, executing an optimized script for beelining to victory. If you find yourself making choices, something in the script requires fine-tuning. Civ's are "strong" or "weak" based on how well they compliment the script.

    The other is the notion that the game should present players with options to suit a variety of strategies. From this perspective, civ's that make an otherwise discarded mode of play viable are appealing.
     
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  10. Disgustipated

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    I'm salivating thinking of the perfect Petra desert city with desert hills and desert mountains in the mix.
     
  11. shaglio

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    I've never paid attention to this in game, but do Mountain tiles have a distinction as to what base tile they are? I remember desert mountains looking different graphically, but I will have to look at the tool-tip tonight when I play.
     
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    I think this is a very true statement that we have multiple different "lenses" of civ players, and so that means everyone gets something different out of the game. Some people want efficient victory, others (such as myself) want to basically play at creating a 500 turn history story and could care less about how fast it takes/whether or not they win (but I still do like to win in the end!!!)
     
  13. nzcamel

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    Very stoked to finally have the Inca! :D
     
  14. Cuneiform

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    The tunnel exit has to be on an adjacent mountain to the entrance, so the range is just 2 tiles.
     
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    Which strikes me as running to stay still, much as Canada's special ability turns tundra into basic grassland. There's no net production boost - all you're getting from the Inca is a lot of food. Mountain tiles are very poor to work without at least two terrace farms nearby, which is going to be very difficult to pull off for multiple mountains especially since, as you noted, you'll want districts in the spots with the largest number of surrounding mountains. What's more mines both upgrade over time and provide adjacency bonuses to Industrial Zones.

    This does seem to be a civ that can get off to a strong start with a mountainous or hilly river starting position (depending on when terrace farms unlock), but past the earliest game stages I don't see that it has much going for it. A medieval scout is a rather useless UU to boot.

    That's why I described them as being a better version of Canada as far as their stat bonuses go - but the civ feels pretty much as bland to me. I liked the extra hill movement from Civ V's version. And I wouldn't say it really has a strongly 'Inca' feel - it seems a very early game-focused civ, and if anything riverside hills seem more likely to be good spots to settle than mountains.
     
  16. Steamboat Willem

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    It might have more to do with Europe having a number of profitable markets for computer games, and that Civ sells better if that market's country is in the game.
     
  17. Disgustipated

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    I was a little unclear on this as well. Looking at the video again, their tunnel system is 2 tiles long. But it doesn't have to be in the same general direction (like North North or West West).

    Actually it seems to cover 3 total mountains, but it's hard to tell which mountain that South tunnel is on.
     
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    IIRC the difficulty description for civ4 immortal was something like "only the best in the world will beat this" and deity was "good luck, sucker!"
    Boy, did they live up to that. At least for younger me who didn't master the art of the whip.
     
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    I love that we are getting the option to place wonders on mountain tiles. Would make them usable for civs other than the Incas. I would even go as far to tweak some of the current wonders for mountain placement (Petra always felt you built a mountain out of nothing).
     
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  20. Eagle Pursuit

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    I don't think there's any indication that it is limited to two tiles length though.
     
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