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  1. Knightfall

    Knightfall Warlord

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    I would agree with the suggestions to play with everything on. The only thing I usually turn off is the multiplayer-only scenarios if I don't plan on using them. However, the two expansion packs do introduce a lot of new concepts, so it might be a good idea to turn the difficulty down a bit to give yourself some space to recover if you stumble because of unfamiliar mechanics.
     
  2. Duke William of Normandy

    Duke William of Normandy King of England & Unofficial Welcoming Committee

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    Skip playing Vanilla. It's a bland shadow of what it is with the DLC. However, I recommend you start on a difficulty like Chieftain or Settler, to get a good grip while not dying instantaneously.

    I also recommend the following Civs to play as a beginner:

    Maori
    America
    Australia
    Ottomans
     
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  3. tsf4

    tsf4 Chieftain

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    Is it worth it to harvest a resource to place say an aqueduct or district? What if I have no other copy of the resource? Or, another copy buy no other copy in that city?

    playing with NFP and all other dlcs.
     
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  4. Duke William of Normandy

    Duke William of Normandy King of England & Unofficial Welcoming Committee

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    You can only harvest Bonus Resources. You can't trade those, so it all depends on their Yields.
     
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  5. Buktu

    Buktu Warlord

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    I dont know about the Maori. Sure, they are strong in general. But you have to find a good spot where you want to settle which might be difficult for beginners.
    America is fine as long as its Rough Rider Teddy. If you are a beginner you have to learn so much about the game that you probably dont want to learn the appeal game at the same time.
    Australia and Ottomans are fine.
    I would definitely add Rome to the list though. Also Greece seems like a good civ for beginners for me.
     
  6. Knightfall

    Knightfall Warlord

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    I personally think China is also a good beginner civ. Consistent bonuses to both Science and Culture, and UU and UI allow you to turtle-up and mostly avoid wars if you want. The only downside I can see is that China is kind of bad for offensive wars, and it's bonuses can also encourage over-reliance on wonders.
     
  7. Linklite

    Linklite Prince

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    To be honest, apart from the Civs that play fundamentally differently (the most egregious example being Babylon, to my mind), it doesn't really matter too much which a beginner plays as. The various bonuses are too subtle to worry about on the first playthrough or so.
     
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  8. NagaoBeric

    NagaoBeric Chieftain

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    If you conquer an AI's capital during the late game (atomic/information era), is there any way to get rid of the grievances against that player?
     
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  9. ezzlar

    ezzlar Emperor

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    Grievances decay naturally as soon as you are at peace. The Diplomatic Favour penalty for holding foreign capitals can´t be avoided. And they will still hate you.
     
  10. NagaoBeric

    NagaoBeric Chieftain

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    In this case grievances decay at a rate of -3 or -2 per turn (atomic or informatio era), but keeping the capital gives me a +3 grievances per turn. So they don't decay and everybody hates me. Is there any way to reverse this?
     
  11. MrRadar

    MrRadar Emperor

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    Finish them off. Wipe them out from the map completely. You'll get more grievances from others for this fact, but they will be one time only and decaying, and you will do away with that source of continued grievance accumulation and further souring of relations with everybody.
    Then, whenever someone denounces you, their grievances against you will be reduced by a corresponding amount. Use the situation that you're denounced, start some war an liberate a couple of city states or occupied cities and return them to original owners for further reduction of grievances with everyone. Continue this and before too long your reputation will be as clean as a drop of distilled water.

    Otherwise, if it is already atomic or information era, probably it would be less complicated to just win the game? ;)
     
  12. TalyonUngol

    TalyonUngol Chieftain

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    Hi there! I just have a quick question about a problem that I have with building the Temple of Artemis. It seems I am running into a bug of some sorts or, I dont understand the requirements.



    I own two camps at my city here yet can't place my Temple of Artemis... why is that?
     
  13. Duke William of Normandy

    Duke William of Normandy King of England & Unofficial Welcoming Committee

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    Maybe you need flat land? It looks like you need flat land to place down the Temple of Artemis, although I might be wrong. It might not be a stated requirement.
     
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  14. TalyonUngol

    TalyonUngol Chieftain

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    I had to wait five turns and then it appeared to let me do it.... This game is weird.
     
  15. MrRadar

    MrRadar Emperor

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    Have you researched Mining? Mining lets you chop woods. Without that you cant place wonders or districts on forests.
     
  16. TalyonUngol

    TalyonUngol Chieftain

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    I think THIS might have been it. Im not sure as I dont remember cause im a derp but this makes sense now!

    Another question and it relates to the temple of artemis as well. So it says within FOUR tiles and many other things say that to. How does this four tile thing work? Is it including the tile its on so three tiles away or is it four tiles away? And what about from side to side? Is it like building the city where it goes three tiles out and grabs the ones adjacent to it?
     
  17. Miek

    Miek Chieftain

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    I'm always indecisive on where to settle my cities. See example in the screenshot below.
    Settling on the recommended position would give me river/housing and a new luxury resource but no hills in the first ring. Would you avoid settling here or deal with the low production?
    I'm also not trying to settle too far away from my capital. (This is my second city)

     
  18. Duke William of Normandy

    Duke William of Normandy King of England & Unofficial Welcoming Committee

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    You have a good 5 Yield Tile in your first ring, which is always good. 3 Food and 2 Production is worth less Production in my opinion. You're also next to a river with floodplains, which can flood and give extra Yields as well.
     
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  19. Buktu

    Buktu Warlord

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    You can also settle north east of the woods tile the game recommends. This saves you the woods for a chop/lumbermill. You will also have hills in your first ring, the nice banana tile for further growth in the second ring and potentially a second copy of spices in your third ring.
    Since you dont know the tiles further north its hard to tell if you are blocking another settling spot there though. This time I would not mind it beeing a tile further away from your capitol since you will likely need more space in order to have all your seowons seperated from other districts.
     
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  20. c4c6

    c4c6 Prince

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    You know a lot about the lands to the west and the east, but not the terrain directly adjacent to your capital, behind the volcano. You might want to settle there on the *mnok River, if the nearest civilization lies behind Geneva, because of strategical reasons?

    In general you can often explore along concentric outward spirals (warrior inner, scout outer) with your second, third city in mind (ie. preferring rivers, avoiding deserts & tundra etc).

     

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