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Most & least favorite RUIN bonus?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by El Caballerion, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. El Caballerion

    El Caballerion King

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    I would have to say that my favorite bonus is either getting a free technology or +90 culture. On the other end, I get crazy frustrated when I get the free map bonus. I usually reload the game at that point and see what else I get.

    What's your most/least favorite RUIN bonus?
     
  2. Drakarska

    Drakarska Epic Dadness

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    I haven't looked recently at the updates. Did they fix the tech bonus bug?
     
  3. Tabarnak

    Tabarnak Cut your lousy hairs!

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    1st-culture bonus
    2nd-cash bonus
    3rd-population bonus
    4th-free tech
    5th-upgrade bonus(one only)

    Edit : gold bonus second for multiplayer purpose...if you can save many turns to buy a worker you can get a nice advantage for crucial early development.
     
  4. KopOut

    KopOut Chieftain

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    My favorite was the free settler
    then tech or culture
    then money
    then population
    then weapons
    map is useless and my least favorite
     
  5. DaveGold

    DaveGold Emperor

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    My least favourite is the unit upgrade as it's patently broken.
     
  6. Bob1475

    Bob1475 Prince

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    Love the upgrade. Nothing like a scout turning into a archer to take down barbs!
     
  7. smellymummy

    smellymummy King

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    i like the free population the most, followed by culture. map or barb location i loathe :)
     
  8. ssjos

    ssjos Warlord

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    1. Culture and 2. population is top.

    Gold, tech or upgrade can be OK depending on the circumstances.

    Map is usually unless you find another ruin.

    WORST: "You discover location of 2 barbarian camps"
     
  9. wurstburst

    wurstburst Prince

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    I like the free tech the most - especially when you get something you need that isn't on the track you are researching - those techs often have to wait a long time. population boost second. Then upgrading scout to archer (warrior to spearman, meh).

    Culture is of little use, because I normally don't buy SP until renaissance or industrial, so the extra culture now doesn't do much of anything. Gold is similarly useless - it might help a bit in 30 or 40 turns when I make a rush buy or bribe my first cs, but useless now.

    maps are useless (except when they show you some other nearby ruins).

    location of barb camps makes me mad. Grrrr.
     
  10. TheMeInTeam

    TheMeInTeam Top Logic

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    Until balanced, ruins should not be part of gameplay.
     
  11. Tylerryan79

    Tylerryan79 Emperor

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    I've never gotten a settler. That would be nice.

    My favorite is the map.


    Oh wait no, the map sucks! Especially when you get it late game.

    1.Tech
    2.Culture
    3.Upgrade
    4.Pop early game, late game gold.
     
  12. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Culture. In the really early game, you probably can get a first or second policy a dozen turns earlier.

    The map bonus is terrible though.
     
  13. Centerfinger

    Centerfinger Chieftain

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    I like the citizen or the culture bonuses, because the ruin bonuses usually come when you are just getting going.
     
  14. ohioastronomy

    ohioastronomy King

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    Ruins are a real problem for things like the game of the month and hall of fame runs; they just add a huge element of luck.

    A few upgrades in a row basically ends the game. Whether you can get that depends on the map type (e.g. it's easy to get max upgrades on archipelago maps.)

    If you only get a few, population, culture, and (the proper) tech are all quite powerful. Gold, map, and barb encampments are weak.
     
  15. Tylerryan79

    Tylerryan79 Emperor

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    Barb encampments....... don't remind me :)
     
  16. Surgeon

    Surgeon Warlord

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    I HATE getting the map. It is invariably of an area I have already explored or 90% ocean. That said, with no crappy options it would lessen the 'YES! WOO!' excitement of the good options.
     
  17. Supr49er

    Supr49er 2011 Thunderfall Cup

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    Care to extrapolate?
     
  18. TPQ

    TPQ Cogito Ergo Civ

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    1. Tech
    2. Culture
    3. Pop
    4. Upgrade
    5. Cash
    6. Map
    7. Barb Loc

    I've never seen a free settler, so I'm not sure you can get such a thing? If you can, that'd probably be in 3rd place, pushing pop and the others down a spot.
     
  19. asix79

    asix79 Warlord

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    Getting a free settler may only be possible at lower difficulties. I played through a Settler game last night to unlock several achievements I had been missing, and I had never gotten a free settler before.
     
  20. Mango Elephant

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    My favorite too. :) Then culture, least favorite is when they tell me of the location of barbarian camps. >.<
     

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