1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

King of the World #22: Gilgamesh

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by Neal, May 4, 2012.

  1. Dem Taqat

    Dem Taqat Bladespawn

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,978
    Location:
    Britain
    Given that he's already deployed Vultures to take a barb city, I think it's pretty safe to plan on having them too. :p

    I dunno why everyone is so obsessed with Iron though, since you can build spears with copper anyway... :rolleyes:

    DT
    Captain Obvious :mischief:
     
  2. The Oz-Man

    The Oz-Man Enter: The VAIKE!

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    929
    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
  3. coanda

    coanda Emperor

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1,788
    Wait we have vultures now... why do we care about Iron?

    I saw a discussion about whether we have iron and assumed we needed it, but you're right we have copper...
     
  4. The Oz-Man

    The Oz-Man Enter: The VAIKE!

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    929
    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
    Ramesses has War Chariots, and Axes are chariot food. Presumably no one is keen on checking how much better Vultures fare against chariots than regular axes--at least not without a backup plan first.
     
  5. ben-jammin

    ben-jammin Emperor

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,436
    I'd definitely have put your eastern city 1N of it's location with a second 3S. Hard to go wrong though with such densely packed resources. Is the whole map like this, or is it like the regular earth map with certain areas having next to nothing and others having resources on just about every tile?
     
  6. strijder20

    strijder20 Wallowing in irony

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    5,047
    Location:
    In Dystopia
    What's the problem? Vultures kill WCs on offence, and you can make spears with Copper.
     
  7. Neal

    Neal King of the World

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Messages:
    976
    Ugh. I'm not dead yet. But this new-city job search has been eating up a lot of my free time. The round is played, and will probably be written up sometime tomorrow. Here's the save:
     
  8. r_rolo1

    r_rolo1 King of myself

    Joined:
    May 19, 2006
    Messages:
    13,818
    Location:
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Well ...
    Spoiler :
    So, you're walking in Memphis :p I guess this is only a rest until you finish the Egyptians and close your south border for now. Then India, I guess, before China tramples them.
     
  9. astre

    astre Emperor

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Messages:
    1,854
    Location:
    Paris
    agrees with rolo ^^
    time for cleaning :p
     
  10. Saru

    Saru Warlord

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Messages:
    167
    Location:
    Siilinjärvi, Finland
    Tomorrow's a loooooong time :)
     
  11. capnvonbaron

    capnvonbaron Democratia gladii

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Messages:
    1,783
    Location:
    cyberland, USA
    "Tomorrow" in Neal-speak translates to "next month" ;)
     
  12. r_rolo1

    r_rolo1 King of myself

    Joined:
    May 19, 2006
    Messages:
    13,818
    Location:
    Lisbon, Portugal
    That is the weird thing about tomorrow : it is always 24h after today :D Maybe Neal is waiting for "tomorrow" to be today :D
     
  13. WelshGandalf

    WelshGandalf King

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Messages:
    743
    To be honest, if he's going to post this rarely, it might be nice if he said it was OK for someone else to carry this series on. When he was away for 12+ months, that was what the discussion was about, and it was felt that no-one could just take over "his" series. It's a great series and I enjoy reading it, but the posts are just....so....far....apart now, it's hard to get into and follow.

    No criticism of Neal meant; it's his life to do as he wants to and he probably has RL stuff going on.
     
  14. vranasm

    vranasm Deity

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2002
    Messages:
    6,437
    Location:
    Czech Rep.
    sorry but the correct answer for you question is "make your own series"...no one's withholding your hand on this...

    you can always state that you were inspired by Neal, but you run your own show.

    I saw couple of people attempting their own series, but too bad they stopped after 1-2 games...as you can see it is difficult to make your own series, not because anyone would flame you for this, but mostly because most people are not persistent enough

    That's why I didn't attempt series of mine :) I knew I would post like 1-2 games max and even then I won't probably finish them...thus why I just concentrated on running learning games for myself.
     
  15. FunkyBike1

    FunkyBike1 Chieftain

    Joined:
    May 17, 2011
    Messages:
    8
    Tomorrow... can wait forever.
     
  16. Manco Capac

    Manco Capac Friday,13 June,I Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    8,051
    Ah people these days, no patience at all. :)
     
  17. capnvonbaron

    capnvonbaron Democratia gladii

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Messages:
    1,783
    Location:
    cyberland, USA
    lol

    Good thing I stopped holding my breath a bit ago.
     
  18. strijder20

    strijder20 Wallowing in irony

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    5,047
    Location:
    In Dystopia
    Dear fellow civfanatics!

    I present you...

    The undead Capnvonbaron!
     
  19. Kyronea

    Kyronea Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    20
    So, after a huge amount of reading over probably a week, I finally finished all twenty-two, so far, of the KotW playthroughs. These reads have been equal parts hilarious and awesome, have inspired me to take to Civ IV once again, and to actually learn how the play the game properly. I'm horrid at it and I learned so many thing through reading these that I think I'm going to be fairly decent once I fully get into the swing of it.

    It seems like something has kept this one from continuing so far. I'm hoping it'll be picked back up soon and that it will progress well. Neal, you're an inspiration for sure. Please, keep up the good work.
     
  20. bhavv

    bhavv Glorious World Dictator

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Messages:
    7,358
    Giggles is too underated around here, mainly stemming from the old 'OMG Pro is crap therefore anyone with Pro must be crap' mentality.

    1) Pro is no longer crap now that we know how to Engineering rush. Pro crossbows and half cost castles are actually uber for treb rushing. Also if lacking Iron, you still get Vultures + trebs.

    2) Giggles starts without fishing, and 2 amazing start techs - Agri and Wheel. IMO there is no better start combo than this as you can pick Pottery or AH depending on land / resources, and then Writing for your second tech to start building a half cost library. Occasionally you might need Mining first, but if you have a good food or cottage start Id go straight for Writing first to make the most of Cre with these starting techs.

    3) So lets say you research AH first and can't find horses? Not a problem, lets try BW ... Wait what no copper too? Now what do we do, game over right? Nope, that means that Iron is in your BFC, and you are Pro. Use archers, slingshot Machinery / Engi, win the game.

    4) 90 :hammers: CH at priesthood. You don't need to wait for CoL to begin rapid expanding / conquering. Put up Ziggurats and Castles everywhere, your economy will be thankful.

    No one is more versatile and adaptable as giggles is.
     

Share This Page