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Religious Settlements

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Minou, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Minou

    Minou Prince

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    Has anyone managed to get the Religious Settlements Pantheon since the Babylon update?

    I have had three games where I got a Pantheon before T20 by popping a Relic from a hut, meeting an early Religious CS and taking God King, or settling near Delicate Arch. Still gone every time! I remember originally the AI almost never took it and then they started liking it more, but I am assuming it is now the auto #1 pick. That makes sense but man is it a bummer to get a relic T12 and still have no shot!
     
  2. Setis

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    Yeah it's pretty much the first one to go from what I've seen.
     
  3. Breadsmith

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    I got it in my only game since the update. I had a super early relic though.
     
  4. Abaxial

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    Again - once. But it was disappearing quickly before the update as well.
     
  5. Oberinspektor Derrick

    Oberinspektor Derrick Warlord

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    On the flip side, Earth Goddess is almost always available these days, where before it usually wasn't. I like Earth Goddess.
     
  6. LMT

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    I play on Emperor and it was almost always gone before the update, and it is still almost always gone since the update.

    I got it for the first time in what seems like months when I played Babylon. I found a natural wonder within my first few turns, that gave me Astrology immediately. I then immediately built an early HS and am guessing that's what gave me enough faith to get it (I don't recall finding an early relic).
     
  7. Pietato

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    Even when I started next to the Fountain of Youth and got a turn 12 pantheon it was gone.
     
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  8. Timothy001

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    It seems most AI rate it very high. In a MP game Sat night, I got it on turn 9. I settled next to a Wonder, and my first goody hut gave me an artifact. I've started 2 SP games, and it was nowhere to be seen
     
  9. Equilin

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    it has always been the most prioritized for AI even before update afaik
     
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  10. Lily_Lancer

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    You need to get it before T15.

    Try Indonesia or Russia
     
  11. kaspergm

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    Curiously, in my last game, for the first time since they changed the believe to grant a free settler, I experienced the AI not picking this as the first belief. I had Spain to the south of me, and he picked Desert Folklore as his pantheon, which allowed me to pick Religious Settlements when I got my pantheon.
     
  12. LMT

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    One thing I have noticed since the update is that the AI picks Fertility Rites more often. I've been using that as my #2 choice behind Religious Settlements. But, even that is now gone sometimes.

    Divine spark is my fallback, since that is always available.
     
  13. Siddharth Venkatesh

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    I'm happy the AI is prioritizing it more. It's an amazing pantheon, easily the best imo, but it going means I get to pick a more interesting pantheon guilt free.
     
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    AI pantheon choices have certainly gotten better since the early days, when you would see Kongo grab the one giving holy sites bonuses from jungle, or a civ taking stone circles with no stone.

    I do think the other pantheons are hard to gauge. I find that I rarely have a concentration of the same types of resources enough to truly justify any of those ones. But there's enough pantheons out there that I can almost always find something that feels right. And worst case, as others mentioned, there's always Divine Spark, which is just a solid backup choice always.
     
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  15. Siddharth Venkatesh

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    I love Earth Goddess for how it changes my gameplay. It's also pretty impactful. But my favorite pantheon is probably God of the Sea in the rare games where I spawn next to a million fish. Those games are so fun.
     
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    If the AI spawns near desert, they’ll instinctively go Desert Folklore, but the default pick is still Religious Settlements. Surprisingly, I managed to get it 2/4 recent games, though both were heavily due to city states. From my experience, though, 100% it’s gone past turn 20.

    I think what makes it especially rough is that none of the other pantheons are as good as Religious Settlements or Desert Folklore. If you get to a pantheon and you have to end up picking Divine Spark, it’s not a total loss but it’s aggravating to know the AI now has more bonuses they’re probably going to just throw away.
     
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  17. CoconutTank

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    I tend to get God of Craftsmen these days, if I can't get Religious Settlements or Fertility Rites. It gives +1 production and +1 faith to each improved Strategic resource, which I like, especially since I tend to prioritize Strategic resources already.
     
  18. Equilin

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    Also everyone but the ai seems to forget God of the Forge......
     
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  19. kaspergm

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    I think labeling Divine Spark as "not a total loss" is quite an undervalue. Admittedly this belief got an indirect nerf now that AI prioritizes Oracle and campuses more, but I still think it's a good help in getting early Great Scientists and a Great Prophet, should you want to aim for a religion.
     
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  20. Mahi

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    I usually don't care for religous settlement. I have grabbed it a couple of times I saw it was available since everyone says it's the most powerful. I guess I can agree somewhat with that but Earth Godess and a Heroic age the right time, that allows you to buy settlers and workers out of faith... That is easily a three-four "free" settlers instead of one.
     

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