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Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Civrules, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. Matty R

    Matty R Veteran Newbie

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    I'm curious about something in the screenshot I've posted below:

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    I'm highlighting iron in the screenshot, and it shows +1:hammers:. What does that mean? It doesn't appear to contribute to the city's production.
     
  2. SamSniped

    SamSniped DJ Goodboye

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    It adds that value to the tile no matter what you have there.
     
  3. Matty R

    Matty R Veteran Newbie

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    So it just shows that if iron is present on a tile, it will add 1:hammers: to that tile?
     
  4. bcool

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    Windmills are clearly superior after replaceable parts and electricity has been researched in almost all of your cities except heavily focused production cities like your Iron Works City perhaps.

    river hills with windmills with a financial leader are attractive for financial leaders even before replaceable parts and electricity.

    likewise, for a financial leader windmills anywhere are attractive after electricity has been researched even if you don't have replaceable parts.

    If you have a ton of excess worker capacity, temporary windmills are nice during a golden age before replaceable parts and electricity.

    If a city needs the food from the windmill before replaceable parts and electricity it probably isn't a great city (it has a serious lack of excess food).

    So basically early mines in my opinion are clearly better than early windmills with a few exceptions for financial leaders, but the balance shifts over to windmills in most cities even after railroads has been researched.
     
  5. s.bernbaum

    s.bernbaum Mostly lurking

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    Yes, it adds to the base hammers of the tile.
     
  6. nfw

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    Anyone know why sometimes after restarting the game, my settings got reset to default (such as window mode etc)?
     
  7. Pangaea

    Pangaea Rock N Roller

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    That's something I would like to know as well. Creating a new profile seemed to help a bit. But yesterday my laptop overheated and shut itself off, so all got mucked up again.
     
  8. Leathaface

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    I know this doesn't directly pertain to the game, but does anyone know Hatsheput's theme after the Industrial area, ie when you get Scientific Method. It's a real nice tune IMO.
     
  9. Pangaea

    Pangaea Rock N Roller

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    It says on machinegunners that they can only defend. Does this mean in a stack in the open field too, or just inside cities?

    Have two super medics now, so figured it would be fitting to create a super defender instead, that moves with the stack through enemy lands. So will such a machine gun be the main defender if the stack were to get countered in the open?
     
  10. Samson

    Samson Deity

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    They will defend in the open. They are likely to only be the main defender against infantry, if you have marines or others around anyway. I would not waste a GG on a machine gunner (I could easily be wrong).
     
  11. duckstab

    duckstab Child of Noble Family

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    Conventional wisdom is that, when attaching a GG to a unit to get Medic III, you should pick the weakest possible unit and don't upgrade it, so that there's little or no chance it will be chosen to defend. But you also want a fast-moving unit so they can quickly get to your wounded.

    I usually use Scouts, Chariots, or, later on, Explorers as medic units. In fact, this is about the only case in which I build an Explorer. On rare occasions I'll upgrade a Medic III Chariot to a Gunship late game if fast movement overrides any concerns about the unit's safety.
     
  12. Pangaea

    Pangaea Rock N Roller

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    Attached him to a machine gunner so will see how it works out. Don't have marines yet and struggle with teching, so hopefully it isn't too much a mistake. Maybe get another GG soon enough anyway :evil:

    The AI is just mental though. One city had 4 (!) settled GGs (plus 2 GS and 1 GPriest) :o
     
  13. Sisiutil

    Sisiutil All Leader Challenger

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    I prefer to use Chariots because they can attack and therefore obtain XPs more easily; that way my GG medic unit can easily reach level 6 and thus ensure I can build West Point when it becomes available.
     
  14. rah

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    I like the offensive unit option also. When you're mopping up after a stack of cannons it really doesn't matter what you're attacking with. And by late game when you upgrade them to mech inf, they are pretty damn tough. Yeah you risk them getting killed but that's the life of a soldier.
     
  15. Darth Fred

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    I've found that putting a GG on an early unit for Medic III, a warrior/axeman/swordsman for instance, and then simply not upgrading them works fairly well. No speed though.
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  16. Sisiutil

    Sisiutil All Leader Challenger

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    I've done that in some games where a random event gives an exploring Warrior the Leadership promotion, then give him Woodsman promotions since Woodsy III has an additional health benefit. I promote him to an Axe as soon as I can and attach a GG to him, and that he remains for the rest of the game.

    But that's pretty rare, obviously; most games I use a Chariot.
     
  17. Samson

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    This is what I tend to do with my GG's. Before you can, or after you have, built the military academy I put all my GG's in my heroic epic city to produce as highly promoted units as possible. Seems sensible to me but I am no expert. (edit, and after I have made a great medic).
     
  18. Abegweit

    Abegweit Anarchist trader

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    That's reasonable in some cases (far from all but certainly some). However, putting two GSs and a GP in the same city :crazyeye:
     
  19. Pangaea

    Pangaea Rock N Roller

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    I remembered a little wrong. It was 4 GG, 1 GS and 1 GE in an old capital. If it had been a production city that makes pretty good sense, though I'd never settle four GG in one place. Well, maybe from the current position when 2 Supermedics and 1 Superdefender are already online. On that note, do the AI ever build units like that, or even spread XP around? To me it seems like the AI prefers to settle specialists all the time, though it does at least build Academies.

    On Supermedics, I prefer to have a weak unit, but a unit that can also get XP from shattered defences. Would therefore prefer a Chariot over an Explorer, and then upgrade it as needed so it can get 'free' XP without being in noticeable danger, but also without becoming the strongest defender in the stack.
     
  20. s.bernbaum

    s.bernbaum Mostly lurking

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    I have played games where a single AI stack had three named GG promoted units in it.
     

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