privateers... not that much secrecy

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by majk-iii, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. majk-iii

    majk-iii Eeh?

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    It seems to me that when i sink another civs boats with my pirates, they get mad at me... they dont declare war but they instantly change their attitude towards me. Even from polite to annoyed once. And i check it right away every time, the same turn.
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    Is this perhaps a bug or did firaxis mean to do this... i understand that sometimes its really easy to guess who's attacking, if your hiding behind other ships, attacking straight out of towns or if you're the only one with magnetism ...but i'm surprised that the AI can do this att all... especially when my pirates catches them alone out in the ocean.
     
  2. Gogf

    Gogf Indescribable

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    It could just be a coincidence. Whenever you don't trade with the AI, it's additude toward you gets worse. Also, it could be that they get that additude toward everyone, because of the programmers needing to show their suspicion.
     
  3. CerberusIV

    CerberusIV Chieftain

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    The AI knows that it was your privateer. The AI attitude towards you gets worse each time you use a privateer, they just won't actually declare war over it directly.
     
  4. kaslks75

    kaslks75 Chieftain

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    ...another crazy thing about privateers is that I often see them come out of their port cities and within a move or two they attack my ships (as if I don't know who did it!!) - kinda lame
     
  5. lbhhh

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    Well if you think about, IIRC, the most famous privateer, Sir Francis Drake, was well known to be in England's service. The other nations knew this, yet didn't declare war directly just because Drake happened to sink a ship, although they probably got quite annoyed with England. So put in that context, the way the privateers work in civ is fine by me, you can get away with attacking ennemy ships, but you end up ruining your reputation if you abuse it.
     
  6. sealman

    sealman Hater of Babylonians

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    excellent point. I was going to say something similar when I read the first post.
     
  7. Admiral_Tarton

    Admiral_Tarton Tactical Enforcer

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    I will destroy the AI's navy anyway.
     

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