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Ratio of Civs to City States?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Strategy & Tips' started by Abraxis, May 25, 2014.

  1. SG-17

    SG-17 Deity

    Sep 23, 2006
    I always do 21 Civs and 14 city-states on my huge games.
  2. Majestic Emu

    Majestic Emu Chieftain

    Jan 1, 2014
    On small map I go with 8 Civs to 10 CS's, 10:12 on standard. Definitely prefer closer to 1:1 than the 1:2 ratio the game defaults too.
  3. Gliese 581

    Gliese 581 Your average civ junkie

    Oct 11, 2007
    On standard size fractal map I've found that lowering the default of 16 city-states for 8 civs to 14 city-states is enough to make Liberty start feasible a little more often (about as rare on default settings as starting piety which I'll only sometimes do for desert starts). Of course Tradition is still a bit overpowered. I Don't want to lower the number of city-states more than I have to since I usually play random civs and some of them are built around city-state interaction.

    Now if only there was a way to make honor starts valid as more than an entertainment option.

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