New City State Types

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Modpacks' started by Moriboe, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Moriboe

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    Two new types: Financial and Tribal. On the Mod Browser as "New City State Types".

    OK, Tribal is just a rename of Militaristic and not new. When doing my world map I found it problematic to represent certain areas with cities, so I just named them "The Sami", "The Ainu", "The Navajo" etc. I don't like to represent them with modern settlements, even if they have some form of a parliament there.

    For Financial I made some more effort. The effect: receive gold in your 4 largest cities (friend/ally):
    • initial effects: 1/2
    • medieval era: 1/3
    • industrial era: 2/4
    • modern era: -2 gold if another civ is ally

    I found this type is perfect to add some modern city states. First I wanted to add production (the only yield not somehow covered by city states) to the 4 richest cities, but found that could be unbalancing. I added the penalty if failing to befriend financial city states as a hint towards the global economy. And to make them less boring.

    Compatability: favorable. I noticed a few other city states mods popping up recently; haven't tested with those but it should be OK.
    Overrides DiploList.lua and CityStateStatusHelper.lua. In case of conflict with other mods: throw them out of this one; this will only cause the type display for Financial city states to fail in the diplomacy overview. The icon and the popup info remain correct.
    Modularity: You can easily remove either type, or individual city states, from this mod.


    And finally the CS added:
    • Financials: Bruges, Toronto, Luxembourg, Taipei, Dubai, Jersey, Qatar, Wellington, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Singapore, Zurich, Milan, Monaco
    • Tribals: (The) Ainu, Aborigines, Sioux, Navajo, Sami, Tuareg, Khoisan, Tupi, Mapuche
    • Others (to balance the numbers): Amritsar, Bagan, Bukhara, Cairo, Bogota, Great Zimbabwe, Lagos, Havana, Panama, Qufu, Kiev, Vilnius, Riga


    Big thanks to Iceco for his NACSMod; an obvious source of inspiration :)
     
  2. crawf0rd

    crawf0rd The One and Only

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    I like the idea of the financial city state! Very creative. Good work. Trying this mod now.
     
  3. Ekmek

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    financial city-state sounds interesting but since gold goes into city-states for gifts isnt it a bit circular?
     
  4. Moriboe

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    Yes, it is. It was not the original plan, but I consider it acceptable because it is still not a sure bet of return on investment, mainly due to AI spy activity. Also I think my motives for allying city states are usually geopolitical or resource related, rather than about their type.
     

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