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Discussion in 'Civ4 - PBEM Games' started by MattiK, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. MattiK

    MattiK Warlord

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    Things happened on turn 10: I discovered Germany and Rome completed a work boat. I decided to build barracks for 1 turn, and now on turn 11 Rome had grown to size 2 and I started with a worker. Still some turns left to completion of Bronze Working...
     
  2. MrGrandiose

    MrGrandiose Chieftain

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    Damn! This is sooo cool! I want in!
     
  3. Imp. Knoedel

    Imp. Knoedel Properly Paranoid Proletarian

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    Too late for that, unless the other players would be fine with you taking over my civ.
     
  4. MrGrandiose

    MrGrandiose Chieftain

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    No please continue! I just find the concept of whipping around noob(like me) really funny. :goodjob:
     
  5. MattiK

    MattiK Warlord

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    As you can see from the screenshot, stones & wheat are just outside Rome's Big Fat Cross (purple/violet area at the south). But at least my warrior has found sizeable unoccupied area that is perfect for new city. Two tiles south from warrior is strong contender: many resources available and hill adjacent to river gives helluva defensive bonuses against attacks from the east. If I can get that and conquer the Spain afterwards, I'm off to a good start. Or would one flat tile next to that hill be better?

    Earlier this week I had read through fun web manga: Marine Corps Yumi. It is about women in United States Marine Corps. Manuscript was written by former marine, so manga is (probably) somewhat accurate. She also translated it to english. Unfortunately cancer claimed marine's life little while ago and there hasn't been new pages in english for over a month now. :(
     

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  6. Imp. Knoedel

    Imp. Knoedel Properly Paranoid Proletarian

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    More exploration needs to be conducted before you can truly determine a good city location. You wouldn't want to accidentally block some seafood off. I recommend using this warrior to uncover all of France, and train another warrior right after the worker to go east.
     
  7. Luthor_Saxburg

    Luthor_Saxburg Vassal of Civilization

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    What is Barbarism level?

    Maybe it could help to understand the game if you posted the settings on the very first post?
     
  8. Phylhom

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    Turn 15 - My game is not good!:sad:
     
  9. MattiK

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    Compare to my Memphis in single player in 1760 AD. 4 workshops, 6 watermills, and 1 ivory with camp provide hefty production output. In addition levee adds +1 production for every river tile. Hmm... City is getting to the point where unhappiness is going to be obstacle. Maybe I should replace unused farm with yet another workshop in order to limit the growth...

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    I just realized something. Flood plains gives hefty food output, but its unhealthiness can negate part of it. So:
    3 food - 1 unhealthiness = 2 food

    So at the beginning there is no significant advantage (or disadvantage for that matter). But when health improving tech starts coming available, cities around flood plains can support sizeable number of cottages/towns, watermills, workshops, and specialists. Has worked for me in single player twice.
     

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  10. MattiK

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    I've got problem: yesterday I spilled water on my keyboard and it doesn't work properly anymore. I'm typing this with my laptop, but when I try start Steam (to install Civ4 on it), program complains it can't connect to Steam Network. I turned Windows Firewall off but that didn't change anything. And connection works just fine on my desktop machine (with malfunctioning keyboard). I'll buy new keyboard sometime soon, but I'd like to get Steam work on my laptop too. I assume problem is some corrupt config file which needs to be deleted. Any ideas which one? Or whatever else could be a problem?
     
  11. Alvarez

    Alvarez History Master

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    Man... Steam connections are a pain... if you think it's ugly, try it with a radio broadcasted connection like I do and you'll learn a lesson or two on transcending minor sufferings on life.
     
  12. MattiK

    MattiK Warlord

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    Whose turn is it?
     
  13. Phylhom

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    I sent the turn 3400 to Knoedel on august, 21.
     
  14. MattiK

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    Knoedel is back and I got turn from him. Also my keyboard has dried off and works properly now. Bloody good thing, becouse I had very busy week without time to shop for new keyboard.
     
  15. MattiK

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    Got bronze working researched now, and no copper readily available. Going for masonry next so I can build quarry on marble. Gotta find copper source and build city on it.
     
  16. Nighthawk419

    Nighthawk419 Deity

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    No copper in Italy and too crowded to get it elsewhere. Get archery to defend and get iron working asap, then get those praets out...
     
  17. MrGrandiose

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    Don't be in a rush to hook-up and research for such resources. Early food, early gold & strategic resources should come before semi-early wonders.
     
  18. Phylhom

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    I am travelling and I will be back on wednesday.
     
  19. Imp. Knoedel

    Imp. Knoedel Properly Paranoid Proletarian

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    Maybe building a Cottage on the Wine for now would prove useful for Rome.
     
  20. Phylhom

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    Hi guys! Who has the ball?
     

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