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Maximising p(salt)

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Asklepios, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Asklepios

    Asklepios Warlord

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    I fancy playing a game with a strong Salt start. I normally go with whatever I roll, but tonight I think I want to play a Salt game. I don't mind what map, civ or other settings, so long as I get Salt.

    Is there a particular combination of settings that will minimise the number of rerolls?
     
  2. joncnunn

    joncnunn Senior Java Wizard Moderator

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    Legendary setting will give you enough copies of whatever your primary luxury is to trade away a copy to just about every civ on the map after you've built a few more cities.

    I've never seen salt covered by forest or jungle so perhaps a civ with both avoid forest & avoid jungle?
     
  3. Zaimejs

    Zaimejs Emperor

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    I haven't seen salt in so many games that I forgot about it.
     
  4. reddishrecue

    reddishrecue Deity

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    Salts usually appear in plains, desert or tundra. Civilizations with starts in these terrains will most likely have salt.
     
  5. budweiser

    budweiser King of the Beers

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    Poland is a good bet for salt. Maya too.
     
  6. chazzycat

    chazzycat Deity

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    Poland or Mongolia have plains bias, I think those are the best options.
     
  7. Thunda

    Thunda Chieftain

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    there is a Maya saved game on here somewhere with 7 salt start
     
  8. klaskeren

    klaskeren Prince

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    someone please explain how a salt tile can yield 3 food? how the hell can you feed from salt with a mine, just as much as wheat with a farm ?
     
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    ferretbacon Obsessor

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    I don't think the rationale behind having 3 :c5food: Food on Salt is that your population is literally eating the mined Salt, but that the Salt is acting as a food preservative, which would thereby increase the amount of food that can be stored and eaten later, effectively increasing your food capacity.
     
  10. Granty555

    Granty555 Chieftain

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    I always find Sweden is good for salt starts.
     
  11. haniblecter

    haniblecter Chieftain

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    Just use an editor to erase what lux you have, and add a new one.

    Pretty easy.
     
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    Ronza149 Chieftain

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    senshidenshi Switched the Red and Blue channels

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    The Zulus's start bias is Avoid Forest and Avoid Jungle, so it's more likely to have some salt than others.

    If the Mayans have a high salt chance, though, I would take them over the Zulus any day.
     
  14. layelaye

    layelaye Warlord

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    joncnunn Senior Java Wizard Moderator

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    Yup; salt remains an important food preservative even today. But the population is consuming some of the salt as well. (Namely the salt used to preserve the food gets mixed in)
     
  16. AW Arcaeca

    AW Arcaeca Deus Vult

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    Heck, there was a whole thread solely about that question a while ago: ---> http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=517354
     

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