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No Copper, No Iron, No More Mr. Nice Max

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by PreLynMax, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. The7Sins

    The7Sins Hungry Burger

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    Yes. Twas Genghis. Don't ask about the details...........
     
  2. theskibum

    theskibum Brewer of Oatmeal Stout

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    This thread has devolved into senseless debauchery!!!!!! Senseless I tells ya!!!:lol:
     
  3. TheMulattoMaker

    TheMulattoMaker Dictator of RF

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    ...uhh...

    ...I don't think I want details... :eek:
     
  4. theskibum

    theskibum Brewer of Oatmeal Stout

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    Probably involved horses and cooking food on sheilds
     
  5. bestbrian

    bestbrian Just this guy, ya know?

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    Don't forget: when exploring for beaver, one has to not only keep an eye out for crabs, but also be wary of cougars.
     
  6. theskibum

    theskibum Brewer of Oatmeal Stout

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    :rotfl:
     
  7. ywhtptgtfo

    ywhtptgtfo Emperor

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    Did his Unhealthiness and Unhappiness level go way down?
     
  8. Dr.Null

    Dr.Null forIhavetastedthesushi

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    Some things increase Unhealthiness while at the same time granting a Happiness bonus.

    ("... like a Forge, right daddy?" -- "Uh, yeah. That's right, son.")
     
  9. ywhtptgtfo

    ywhtptgtfo Emperor

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    Don't worry, this can be fixed by a Hospital.
     
  10. Farm Boy

    Farm Boy You gave me my own tail?

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    Sounds like you need to locate a latex resource?
     
  11. Skallagrimson

    Skallagrimson Deity

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    I always peek via Worldbuilder at the start of a game to make sure I have access to three key resources before getting all invested in a game, the "deal breakers" if you will:

    1) IRON
    2) COAL
    3) OIL

    Lacking any of those three? Regenerate the map. Three strikes and the game start is out, back to main menu and start a new game with a new map seed.

    Sometimes in a pinch if I see a map that's way too sweet not to play for other reasons (2 gems in a high food city spot, or access to ivory for a mid-game jumbo drive), I'll take on the Cripple Challenge and go conquer a neighbor that does have the iron/coal/oil (which I identify through the worldbuilder scan).

    In my game-imagination I call the worldbuilder peek "consulting the Shaman" hehe.
     
  12. lymond

    lymond Rise Up! (Phoenix Style!) Hall of Fame Staff

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    ^^^it's also called cheating :lol:
     
  13. Blahblahman123

    Blahblahman123 Chieftain

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    I could agree that iron and oil are dealbreakers but coal not really.
    Oh and yes i agree with lymond it`s cheating :lol: it`s much more fun to discover what resources you have and what resources you dont have to plan your startegy further ,maybe conquering someone who has that resource or figuring out altetnatives for that resources or you could trade the resource you want from some AI.
     
  14. TheMulattoMaker

    TheMulattoMaker Dictator of RF

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    Also be wary of workers building mines on hills with gold- the dreaded Gold Diggers.

    Shoot, that's too much work for me, just turn balanced resources on. If they just would've included Stone and Marble with the strat resources it would be perfect for me.
     
  15. Skallagrimson

    Skallagrimson Deity

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    To me it's less fun to find out I wasted an entire Saturday afternoon playing a piece of crap game on a map where I've been denied iron (no crossbows, no knights, no ironclads, etc.) or coal (no railroads) or oil (INSTAFAIL in the late game), than to have a bit of foreknowledge where some of the other resources are.

    Cheating, sure, the game does it all the time. I just give some back.
     
  16. Skallagrimson

    Skallagrimson Deity

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    I actually feel a bit of relief when I don't have marble--less temptation to build shiny sources of GA pollution. It's useful for Oracle but that can be chopped.

    Stone hurts more when I don't have it, makes me rethink whether I want to city wall the border cities (or just slam in extra units).
     
  17. snepp

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    Instead of spending all that time regenerating and restarting maps, why don't you just add one of each resource when you open the WB the first time?
     
  18. bestbrian

    bestbrian Just this guy, ya know?

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    There's no such thing as cheating in a single player game.
     
  19. Ataxerxes

    Ataxerxes Deity

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    That's a possibility. I think the "Balanced Resources" or something similar in the custom game menu will make sure you have Iron, at least.
     
  20. Skallagrimson

    Skallagrimson Deity

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    Sometimes I do swaps, like replace an aluminum with an iron, etc.
     

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