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Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by JtheJackal, May 21, 2007.

  1. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    That the corporations will do more than just generate more commerce sounds cool. The scenario units sound like a cold war scenario.

    Still looking forward to this...(8 more weeks???)
     
  2. ButSam

    ButSam Chieftain

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    I would like to know more about the AI. It will try for Culture wins now -- a great addition. What about Conquest, Domination, and Diplomatic?
     
  3. mice

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    from the 'Game Daily' article

    This sounds radical. A 'different process' means not a silly voting system with alot of hidden modifiers, I hope.
     
  4. PimpyMicPimp

    PimpyMicPimp Regrets His Username.

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    I'm very excited for this tactical nuke! I think the nukes in game are kind of lame :p MORE BANG LESS DESERT!
     
  5. Infantry#14

    Infantry#14 Chieftain

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    Conquest and Domination seems difficult, as the ai tend to like each other and not go to war.
     
  6. Vrenir

    Vrenir Chieftain

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    The AI already does a decent job at Diplomatic. Once the UN exists, they'll go for victory if possible, at least they have in a few of my games.
     
  7. JtheJackal

    JtheJackal Chieftain

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    I just got the magazine today in the mail, so its not in stores yet. I don't know if thier website will have it or not, its a real small preview.
     
  8. bernie14

    bernie14 Filter Manipulator

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    seems to me that the HP artillary is the self propelled howitzer thingy in the pics (the one right of the SAM unit) here

    as far as the high power....will it just be more powerful?, go faster? (two squares instead of one) or ranged attack? i'm hoping for one and three...
     
  9. majk-iii

    majk-iii Eeh?

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    I'm hoping for two and three... kinda like civ3's modern/rocket-arty.

    About the thingy in the pic; it's probably the early anti tank-gun they've been talking about... looks like one anyway.
     
  10. Martinus

    Martinus Emperor

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    I really like what I am reading about corporations - essentially they seem like a way to make up for some deficiencies by using up unused resources - and allow you to strive economically, even if everybody else hates you and won't trade with you.
     
  11. Horizons

    Horizons Needing fed again!

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    Who wouldn't want to give up some spare corn to get oil? If only the real world was that simple. I hope there is something else to it. :D
     
  12. Joe Harker

    Joe Harker 1st in the Premiership!

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    I suspect that the new arty will be like the radar arty we got in civ 3
     
  13. Seanirl

    Seanirl U-Boat Commander

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    Tactical Nuke's back, woot.

    Now all we need, as mentioned, is the Nuke carrying sub! :D

    And of course... a cruise missile would be nice.
     
  14. Andy_Candy

    Andy_Candy Chieftain

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    Yep!

    Here is a better picture of it, and a few more I hope to be in BTS:

    http://www.civfanatics.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=974&c=2

    http://www.civfanatics.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=975&c=2

    http://www.civfanatics.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=976&c=2

    http://www.civfanatics.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=973&c=2

    The Mobile SAM would be very, very welcome indeed......
     
  15. bonafide11

    bonafide11 Worker

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    That's what I'm really concerned about now too. I was really excited for BTS because of the improved AI, but I expected an AI that would try for domination or conquest victories. What fun is it if Genghis Khan and Montezuma only try for cultural or space victories? I will be greatly disappointed if the AI's don't try for domination and conquest... :cry:
     
  16. Grenouille

    Grenouille Chieftain

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    Any chance of a scan of this pic?
     
  17. bonafide11

    bonafide11 Worker

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    My problem with all this is, it's pretty rare for me to not have access to every single resource. I mean, I go for a domination victory usually, so I end up taking a ton of land and gaining tons of resources. So, if all I can use corporations for is turning one resource into another, but I already have all the resources anyway, what is the point? If this is all corporations do, maybe state property won't get nerfed so much after all because I'd rather have the huge empire with access to all the resources already than have to use a corporation to make it...
     
  18. Idiodyssey

    Idiodyssey Chieftain

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    Using up one resource to create another seems like just one part of what corporations can do. They will also be able to use up resources to create food, production, and commerce, so in that respect it is very advantageous to have many resources
     
  19. qwert

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    But, it says that another corporation will transform your corn into more food, so they are not only going to transform one resource into another.
     
  20. Sir K

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    High powered artillary = more bombard damage???? Is it really neccessary, a stack or 2 or 3 artillary can lower 80% city bonus to 0 in a turn and a half.
     

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