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Is oil useless in the information era?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by hardcore_gamer, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. phillipwyllie

    phillipwyllie Wannabe Deity

    Dec 11, 2003
    4 Hexes from FoY
    Oil can be traded for aluminum, or it can be given away for a positive diplo modifier.
  2. LoneRebel

    LoneRebel Emperor

    Apr 16, 2013
    Distinguished and Ever Loyal City
    Now that you mention it, it does seem strange that nothing at all in the very last stages of the game uses oil. After all, in real life, it's not as though our 21st Century Information Era society has stopped using oil.

    So yeah, I guess it comes down mainly to keeping highly-promoted Battleships around, since they don't upgrade into Missile Cruisers. Tanks and Bombers can upgrade, but you might not have enough aluminum to upgrade them all, so oil continues to be relevant.

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