new mintemen = super prachinas?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by NukeAJS, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. bonafide11

    bonafide11 Worker

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    I couldn't have said it better. America is just a hodgepodge of random mediocre bonuses that really don't help you in any one particular way. They're probably the worst designed and least imaginative civ in the game. Just a very boring civ to play as.
     
  2. cinattra

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    Holy cow! I just realized from reading everyone's commits is that America is how I play. I will give them a shot as I can't remember the last time I played them.
     
  3. Splify60

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    I will be honest, it's been ages since I played America, mostly because I'm Canadian ;)

    But, I am thinking half price tile buys is a VERY nice trait to have. I play on deity, and find myself needing to buy a lot of tiles...

    As I said, haven't used them in ages, but maybe it's time to dust them off again...
     
  4. Matthew.

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    Yes, I purchase quite a few tiles myself. I'd say an average game I probably drop about 500 gold on tiles, so save about 250 with America. It isn't game-breaking, but it is better than the Krepost :)

    They are usually underrated, but still a mid-tier Civ either way. Even with the new minuteman changes.

    Also don't forget B17's come with city siege 1, which means quicker air repair (can actually get it from start with enough xp buildings). Not a huge deal since it comes quick either way, but still something to consider.
     
  5. Splify60

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    Agree, 250 isn't game breaking, but when you save it is quite crucial, since it's generally speaking early game, which makes a huge difference. That money can be spent on a worker, or half way to a water mill or a library for a quicker NC, having an extra 250 early game can be huge. Especially on deity where every little bit helps. Also, to be able to buy that crucial 3 food tile when you have met 1 CS instead of two is also a huge help to early growth.

    Don't know my numbers, but I am betting I spend more than 500 on tile buys in a game... Will keep track next time.
     
  6. Gort

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    If 250 gold per game is a big deal to you, let me tell you about a civ called Spain...
     
  7. Eadigit

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    I think they should give all the civs a unique building or improvement, two unique units is very unimaginative and lends less variation in play.
     
  8. llamapower

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    I agree with everything you said. BUT it should then have been a UA for the civ and not just the minutemen UU
     
  9. Splify60

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    Heh heh, yeah, I basically quit if I am the first to find Eldorado with them... I mean, buying 2 settlers, game is basically over...
     
  10. SirWinston

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    i don't think that the Minuteman should have gotten the exact promotion as the Prachina. It makes them less unique.
    Either the Minuteman should use a weaker version or it should be lost with upgrade and the Prachinas should get a buff (cheaper in Production/Foreign Land Bonus or something like that)
     
  11. jasper

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    minute men were troops that fought during the revolutionary war. minute men fought for "American" independence. winning independence seems like it fits with a golden age.
     
  12. seancolorado

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    Always loved America as a civ. Love em even more with the new bonus. I've heard the arguments against them and I'll just never sympathize with them. At all
     
  13. HaloCapella

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    that ability for minutemen is really not a good idea. They were already great as they should be. It should only be for Prachinas.

    they should've fix the UA abit instead.
     
  14. FeiLing

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    I've written this somewhere before: The game would probably much better if rush buying settlers in general was not possible. That would also instantly fix Liberty and put it kinda on pair with Tradition. And then you got room for an awesome UA which could very well go to America: Can rush buy Settlers.
     
  15. headcase

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    Nice. I think there should be a tech that allows buying settlers, but America would still have an advantage not having to wait for it.
     

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