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

Managing happiness doesn't seem to be as difficult post-patch as I thought it would b

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Horizons, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Horizons

    Horizons Needing fed again!

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,401
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    UK
    I'm actually liking the tweaking they did, but it doesn't look like the AI performs much better.
     
  2. ImperialSteeze

    ImperialSteeze Chieftain

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Messages:
    66
    Just finished my first full game since the patch. Early game I didn't have a lot of happiness but I was rarely unhappy. When the game ended I had ~60 happy. Immortal/standard/pangea.
     
  3. bronzeager

    bronzeager Chieftain

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Messages:
    89
    Location:
    WA
    I'm liking the happiness changes so far, but the collisseum has turned into such a weak building, I hesitate to even waste time with it.

    The circus, however... still awesome
     
  4. b.dorrell

    b.dorrell Chieftain

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2010
    Messages:
    14
    In my first game of patch 332, for some reason I was getting an extra +2 (6 in total) happiness for each luxury resource , but I don't know why!:confused:
     
  5. Calouste

    Calouste Deity

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2006
    Messages:
    2,725
    Early happiness seems to be tighter, so you need fairly good locations to justify building additional cities. You typically have enough excess happiness that you can afford a second city after your capital is working all its resources, but a third city is harder now that even an additional luxury only allows a size 1 city. Once you get a bit further in the game though, happiness isn't a major obstacle.
     
  6. jdog5000

    jdog5000 Revolutionary

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2003
    Messages:
    2,601
    Location:
    California
    Yeah, I really like how this seems to be working. It restricts excessive horizontal growth and requires some strategy to maintain expansion, and then seems to open up later in the game and allow you to spam to every remaining nook if you want to.

    They got a lot of things really right with this patch.
     
  7. Jewman

    Jewman Prince

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2006
    Messages:
    513
    Location:
    maryland land of crabs
    i built basically every wonder from the beginning up until himeji my last game and by 200AD with 7 cities i had +30 happiness. My capital has like 20 pop already and im on king. i dont know what im doing right, but happiness has been so easy to keep high so far
     
  8. fat_tonle

    fat_tonle Prince

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2009
    Messages:
    540
    Organized religion is OP.... piety was just massively buffed.

    There was a game where I was bee lining straight +3 Hammers on coastal cities and skipping Piety all together for to rationalism, cause I had the Porcelian and was spamming RA's. Obviously had trouble with my unhappiness, but you need the Happiness buildings with that build. There are other ways to do it, but as of now, unhappiness doesn't seem like it was all that nerfed.

    Just think about it, +2 for Monuments and Temples, which are constructed faster than previously. That makes up for Coliseums and one luxury. Now you add +1 for connecting roads under the Liberty tree +5% unhappiness. That's doubled what it was previously +5%.... so you are going to make up for +4 luxury. No nerfs were made to unhappiness.
     
  9. EasyBee

    EasyBee Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    53
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    I have been playing two games, one solo, one hotseat (yay!) when the wife is home. Both on prince, marathon and standard. Just to try it out, you know? Happiness has been a concern, but it has never been unmanageable. In one earth game I have all of Africa with about 8 city's built and one annexed. Still going strong.

    This patch is awesome.
     

Share This Page