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Plan or adapt ?

Discussion in 'CivRev - Strategy & Tips' started by galarfr, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. galarfr

    galarfr Chieftain

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    Hi,

    Do you have a strategy in mind before starting the game, and you then stick to it no matter what happens, or are you starting with your mind open and adapt to the game itself?
     
  2. holiday_hawk

    holiday_hawk Chieftain

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    I'm like the Marines i learn to adapt
     
  3. caketastydelish

    caketastydelish Throwing Last minute-ints

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    Somewhere between both. Its bad to just completly screw your original strategy, and simply do "whatever seems best at the moment" with no long term plan.

    On the other hand, its bad to be overly stubborn and never change your mind about anything. You have to know the medium.
     
  4. KAZUY4

    KAZUY4 Chieftain

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    u need to adapt bro, all the maps are randomly created so U need to find the way to adapt to every situation.
     
  5. Snerk

    Snerk Smeghead

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    Heh, i never plan anything.
     
  6. Magwill

    Magwill Chieftain

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    By the time you've selected your Civ, you should have a plan going on :p
     
  7. Darthkeyhole

    Darthkeyhole Chieftain

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    I always start a game with the plan to lose - that way I'm never disappointed :D
     
  8. JoeyF1985

    JoeyF1985 Chieftain

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    Personally, I begin the game with my eye on a cultural victory. However, I'm ready to switch to military if it seems like a better plan.
     
  9. holiday_hawk

    holiday_hawk Chieftain

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    I'm not alone lol
     
  10. SmilingAssassin

    SmilingAssassin Chieftain

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    well I start with a plan, but then some annoying civ wrecks that plan and I have to change at about 1950.
     
  11. CheScott

    CheScott Chieftain

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    I do very little planning. I have some general starting conditions I go for, regenerating maps until I get a source of Stone or Marble for wonder production. But my plan is, basically, to create the most effective all around Civilization and take advantage of whatever opportunities that arise.

    Local rivals can expect to be my vassals, by force if necessary. Everyone can expect to be paying me all their extra gold for my spare resources. Everyone can expect me to saturate them with my less useful corporations and my religions, and support my economy.

    By the time I get to the Industrial Era, I usually have a pretty good idea of which victory condition I'm shooting for.

    Edit: Whoopsie! This is the Revolution forum. Lol
     
  12. Gr8mohawk

    Gr8mohawk Chieftain

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    I always have the same strategy but it always gets stopped by the overly aggressive AI.

    I try to make cities ASAP, however once an AI finds me they attack me for half the game, meaning that I usually end up with 3 cities untill the modern era. I always concentrate on science and defense until i KNOW that I'm the only civ with canons/tanks etc. Then I build up my forces and steam through whoever has been attacking me.
    Usually this tactic means that I never get a total victory, instead I get up to the time limit and the computer gives me the win.:cool:
     

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