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Must have wonders

Discussion in 'Civ1 - General Discussions' started by MXB, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. MXB

    MXB Chieftain

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    I tried a search to find if this thread exists but the search thingy was defective so here I go anyways. An old chestnut I'm sure but here's my list:

    Ancient:
    none

    Medieval:
    J.S. Bach's Cathedral (this is the game decider, if I don't get it I've lost)
    Darwin's Voyage
    Magellan's Expedition

    Modern:
    Women's Suffrage (to start the Fighting Republic at which point I begin to mop up)
    Hoover Dam
     
  2. Osvaldo Manso

    Osvaldo Manso Warlord

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    I can understand your other choices but why do you find Darwin's Voyage so important?
     
  3. Jops

    Jops Chieftain

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    Mine: Colossus and Women's Suffrage.
     
  4. lndm

    lndm Prince

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    I also avoid Darwins Voyage.

    Occasionally Shakesperes Theatre can be useful when you go to a higher government early and use a large city as a military factory.

    Womens Suffrage depends on whether I'm still fighting then.... or I may decide to use diplomats with my new found funds.
     
  5. Old MacDonald

    Old MacDonald Chieftain

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    I used to love The Great Library. It was much more useful back then than it is now. Especially when I played with the Indians and Egyptians - they'd always do extremely well, research-wise.
     
  6. MXB

    MXB Chieftain

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    I guess it's nothing I can quantify. I just know that if I can build Darwin's Voyage everything is on track. Besides 2 advances for the cost of 300 shields is a bargain. :)

    It is probably a play style thing. I'm a building fanatic.
     
  7. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    I found that I frequently gunned for Pyramids.
     
  8. eztarget

    eztarget Chieftain

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    The must have wonder is the Pyramids. The ability to switch back and forth from Government to Government is vital to any strategy, plus they don't become obsolete until Communism which if you discover correctly can be right near the end of the game.

    If I had to rank my top five it would be these:

    1. Pyramids
    2. Women’s Suffrage
    3. J.S. Bach's Cathedral
     
  9. Horscht

    Horscht Chieftain

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    Colossus! Of course:D
    When I was 7 years old and I played civ the first time I always built the Colossus!
    Later in the game I used to build the Hover dam.
     
  10. Valen

    Valen TWAYF Builder

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    For TWAYF, there are 6 core wonders:
    Colossus
    J. S. Bach's
    Cure for Cancer
    Copernicus's Observatory
    SETI
    Hoover Dam
     
  11. Osvaldo Manso

    Osvaldo Manso Warlord

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    Would you please tell me what does TWAYF stand for?
     
  12. trada

    trada civ1 mod Retired Moderator

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    A quick google and this post showed up. TWAYF = The World At Your Feet. I'd knock off the Cure for Cancer and Hoover Dam but thats just me.
     
  13. lndm

    lndm Prince

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    I should have guessed that The urban dictionary let me down and that doesn't happen often.
     

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