Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by thelibra, Oct 9, 2007.
Why are you researching Horseback Riding? As Darius I don't research it until after I have guilds.
Answered earlier in the thread, but the short version is that that was a mistake on my part. I'd assumed that Alexander was going to put up a tougher fight and figured I needed the extra promo to get the job done.
A wiser choice would have been some other vital tech.
I always build either scout or warrior first, letting the city population grow to size two.. this is becuase I normally like to play spiritual and try and gain the first religion.
After that, worker then settler.
It's hard to give a definitive answer, although I fall in with the camp that usually builds a worker first, except if I have fish in radius and/or I have two really sweet squares to work even without improvement, then I might go boat or warrior or possibly scout. However I think I can disagree with above post about 1) building a monument in capital as one of first builds, I can't imagine any circumstances where that would be a wise choice for me as one of my first builds. You don't need culture bonus immediately because you have a palace, and you shouldn't need any happiness bonus for a while, and 2) not building a worker til that late, and until you already have two cities! I understand the motivation to tech fast, but even if that is your priority you are shooting yourself in the foot if you don't have a worker to at least cottage spam.
Also if you really are so focused on growing ASAP, it actually makes makes more sense to build a worker & then chop (and/or whip) the settler, instead of building the settler without chopping. Try it once.
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