Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by auntjemima, Dec 5, 2011.
I wish this would happen to me more often.
Well I love slavery
Hell I even run this civic sometimes in the renaisssance isn't that bad?
Oh and I nuked my own cities just before I won the game just for the lols
The only reason i will eventually stop running slavery is because of the "We want emancipation" unhappiness, which usually happens in the renaissance or early industrial.
Well this could be described as a horrible thing to do
being the absolute dominant force in a lower level game, and gifting half my army to the nation across the globe to take out their neighbor, and so that they would be more fun to war when they had finished.
besides that all of the above your honor
my civ in slavery dropping nukes on a backstabbed friend.... harsh
If it's someone I really hate, I will wipe them out and later resurrect them via world-builder so I can kill them again.
As for standard gameplay, I like to goad the likes Monty/Ragnar into war by bribing them away, and then later organizing a dogpile on them so that everyone hates them. The cost of a few techs and a moderate diplo hit is sure worth getting me recognized as savior of the world from these terrible people and of course the ruler of an already weakened world right?
I also like to gift people cities so they incite border tensions and hate each other. Eventually I always end up burning this gift down.
One thing that I've done more than once is betray a war ally. It goes like this - it's getting into the later game and it has basically turned into a 3 way race - me and 2 other civs are the remaining major powers in the world. I'm building an army and getting ready to invade one of them when, as fate would have it, they go to war with each other. So then I join on the side of one of them and march towards the other, ready to take him out, full well knowing that once this war is won I'll then turn around and take out the other. So my massive stack of doom marches on the enemy city and, what do you know, my ally is already there, attacking. My trusty ally takes massive casualties and takes the enemy city. Now my stack is standing beside my ally's new city, a city that is in revolt and has no cultural defences, and my ally's main stack, the stack that represents about 3/4 of his total military power is wounded and sitting in this defenceless city. So I look at the stack and think "gee....that stack looks awful vulnerable....but if I attack I'll be at war with both of them at the same time, surely that's a bad move...but on the other hand I can take out this guy's army in one turn...hmm" and so I attack, and laugh like a sociopath as his entire army crumbles. Yes, I've done this many times
I once let my coastal city undefended just to make Annoyed overseas Ragnar capture it and get hinduism so I could win AP, and soon after that I won.
My flesh and blood are nothing but a pawns to me, and even worse I won the AP cheese victory.
I also like to scorch the entire earth the turn my spaceship is about to arrive to a space colony, just to make use of my high production cities.
But I believe it's everyone's guilty pleasure.
Not despicable compared to me carpet nuking Spain, but still one of my favorite things I did. The Incan's were a one city empire on the border of Cambodia, and I was in charge of the UN. A vote came up "Liberate Kuzco to Cambodia" or wahtever, so I put that into motion. By this point I controlled about 2/3rds of the world, and the vote was a victory, Kuzco was given to the Cambodians. I took a civ out with diplomacy, that was freaking sweet.
I was playing Earth 18 civs as Germany, and my end-war got pretty brutal. First I invaded all of North America and conquered it pretty rapidly for no real reason. Then, I fought a brutal war with Persia in which I nuked a few of their cities and captured Arabia and Persia and made them my . Then, China decided it was time to stop me so every one of their cities took a few nukes to the face. At that point I figured I'd vassalize everyone and get a Conquest victory so I nuked all of poor Huanya's backwards cities a couple times...then I won domination
Never thought it was possible. You say cambodia, do you mean khmer?
One game I had the domination victory land mass requirement, but due to extensive whipping into the late game had nowhere near the population requirement. I didn't have much of an army to speak of, but I did have an absolutely jaw dropping number of nukes.
I could either spend a tonne of turns amassing an army and then further turns thinning out the competition or the option I plumped for.
I nuked the hell out of every single civilization left on the map and won the next turn with an overwhelming population advantage.
If you're gonna dominate, do it with fallout, that's my motto!
Last game I noticed my neighbor was chaining a large amount of farms from one of mine, changed it to a workshop and watch his city starve, and it's not even considered an hostile act!
Also if I want to take somebody out but don't want to declare war first, I'd keep making random demands until I get to be his worst enemy and get DOW'ed on, so I can wipe him out from a position of smug moral superiority.
That's damn cool
Personally I'm rather fond of drawing out a siege as long as possible, then finally mopping it up to the point that my random unpromoted units can deliver the finishing blow(s). However, if I have no desire to actually keep the city, instead of simply razing it, I leave said unpromoted unit(s) as bait. The AI then retakes the city and reinforces it...and then I take it again.
I'm perfectly happy to repeat this process until the AI has no units left or the city is whipped down to 1 population...after which I finally raze it.
Worst thing I have done? Enacting the Spanish Inquisition on the enemy by razing any city that had a particular religion. Needless to say, they weren't happy when the holy city went. Even less when the AP went bye-bye!
Starving the unhappiness out of my cities until they are down to 1 pop. That'll teach you to smile more!
I do that too, a good way to whittle down its SoD with your city raider siege. So much so, it feels like exploiting.
Izzy was involved in a war with Shaka. I closed my borders to her, which shut off her supply of iron. No swordsmen or axemen reinforcements for Izzy.
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