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[Col] Is it possible to advance Natives?

Discussion in 'Other Sid Meier Games' started by Aleksey_aka_al, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Aleksey_aka_al

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    Not sure whether it was a dream, a bug, or really happened, but playing this game (original) years ago once I noticed that the look of Arawak villages changed to Inca style. The tribe's status changed too, as I recall. My guess back then was that the reason was either time progression, or massive tools trade, or both.

    Have you ever experienced anything like that?
     
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    Another thing I noticed, is that advanced specialties become available in Native villages later in the game. E.g. expert blacksmiths instead of expert ore miners.
     
  3. xmyth

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    Happened to me for the first time yesterday, i was taken by suprise. the Arawak villiages were in the Aztech style for me, though i believe this to be a bug. It was very early game ~1500, they were the first indians i had encountered. Never had it happen before or since.
     
  4. Tristan_C

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    I ran a session once where I did constant trading with a nearby Inca town, and they eventually started offering horses and guns in trade. Never seen anything like advancement though. It's great fun to weaponize the natives surrounding the other European settlements.

    In theory selling all your goods to the natives can be more profitable than Europe in the late game. Their economy never crashes and there is no tax rate. But you need a diverse economy that can offer loads of ALL the finished products. They demand a new product at random after their previous demand is filled. You will want to have a wagon nearby waiting with it.
     
  5. Oncle Boris

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    My brother said it happened to him once, an agrarian tribe "advanced" to civilized.

    We've always been intrigued and would love to find the truth behind this!
     

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