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Politeness Counts

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by Vindicator7, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. Vindicator7

    Vindicator7 Chieftain

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    I started a game as the Chinese, emperor level, standard terra map. I fell behind quickly and was dead last out of 8 civs. I also was beaten to all the early religions so I didn't have a state religion. Slowly 3 religions spread into some of my cities. I noticed that the top two civs both had Judaism. They were not close to me and I had open borders with both of them, so they were already +2 favorable towards me. I decided to take Judaism as my state religion. I immediately got a another +2. So the top two civs liked me a lot.

    At first I just did it because I thought they would be less likely to attack me, but then I "asked" for some techs for free and they just gave them to me. To qualify this, they were not any modern techs for the era, the new techs I was researching were in the low thousands in beakers and the techs I asked for were around 200-400, but still, I got 3 free techs that would of cost me around 1,000-1,500 coin. I haven't tried to get any more pricey techs yet.
     
  2. spiceant

    spiceant Warlord

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    you can do almost anything on prince and below difficulty, certainly in custom games where you check a few boxes you like
     
  3. Vindicator7

    Vindicator7 Chieftain

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    Yeah, I'm sure you can get even more on the lower levels. This strategy didn't even occur to me until now and this is the 5th game I have played.

    Also, using this strategy, I went from the 8th ranked civ out of 8 to the 4th ranked civ.
     
  4. KrikkitTwo

    KrikkitTwo Immortal

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    Its also because you were the underdog (asking the top 2 to help their friend up from 4th to 8th doesn't hurt their chances of winning, and probably helps it...makes you marginally useful as an ally)
     

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