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Pledge to Protect Consequences

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Strategy & Tips' started by rogermexico, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. rogermexico

    rogermexico Chieftain

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    Hi everybody.

    I see a lot of people recommending picking up the Consulates SP and then pledging to protect all the City States on the map - becoming instant friends with everyone.

    I hardly ever pledge to protect, all the way back to Vanilla, so I'm a little fuzzy on the chain of consequences. If an AI goes and bullies/demands tribute from a CS that I've pledged to protect, my understanding is that I need to tell them it's not cool and to quit it when the diplo dialogue happens in order to keep the benefit.

    Do people who are using this Consulates/Pledge combo find that it's drawing them into unintended conflicts with the AI? Do people just drop the CSs that are getting bullied?
     
  2. Tachii

    Tachii Procrastinator

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  3. rogermexico

    rogermexico Chieftain

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    Ah ha, didn't see that thread. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
     
  4. _megafone_

    _megafone_ Warlord

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    It isn't that easy to notice but it gives you a slightly harder time to maintain good relations with other AIs. That's about it. For the cost of two SPs, it's usually worth it.
     
  5. renton555

    renton555 Warlord

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    You should do it even without consulates because it basically means you'll get 10 additional turns of friendship for doing a barb quest or whatever. The only exception not to do it is if you plan to attack the CS or steal a worker. For this reason I tend to wait until t25 or so before I start auto-pledging.
     
  6. Blicero

    Blicero Warlord

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    How about that. Two aliases, one book. ;)
     
  7. Bostock

    Bostock King

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    I attack CSes (well, one per game) after PtP all the time. It doesn't seem to have any negative impact at all.
     
  8. renton555

    renton555 Warlord

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    I thought it lowered the resting point for nearby CS's or something?
     
  9. rogermexico

    rogermexico Chieftain

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    Hello Captain!
     
  10. Bostock

    Bostock King

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    I'd definitely notice if it lowered the resting point for nearby CS'es since I often check civs at their resting point due to misclick/forgetfulness/absent-mindedness, but it's possible that it modifies decay since it's a bit harder to see than resting point is.

    (Now, more than one CS DOW will definitely affect nearby-CS resting points, in the other hand.)
     

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