Repeated Blunders - Will ever learn?

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  1. Iranon

    Iranon Deity Whipping Boy

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    The thread title pretty much says it. What mistakes do you keep making over and over, when you really should know better by now?

    My most common ones seem to be:

    - Accidentally voting for Frederick in elections because that happens to be my name
    - Intending to delay a revolution after getting the Pyramids for a turn or two, then forgetting about the whole thing.
    - refusing to accept a vassal even when it would save a lot of headaches, hoping to conquer them the hard way.
     
  2. Bandobras Took

    Bandobras Took Emperor

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    Not being friendly enough with my neighbors.

    Being friendly with my neighbors and then trusting them not to turn on me.

    Ignoring my navy (becoming less of a blunder).
     
  3. CivMonger

    CivMonger Ruler of Insignificants

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    over conquering to the point where my economy grinds to a slow painful halt.

    Trading with the enemy of my friends
     
  4. MyOtherName

    MyOtherName Emperor

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    Losing my entire early game army trying to capture my opponent's last city because I underestimated just how bloody annoying a few archers on a hill with culture bonus can be.
     
  5. Julian Delphiki

    Julian Delphiki Anton's key

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    Building pyramids and forgetting switch to representation seems quite common mistake, sometimes i also forget to switch when i get CS. My civic mistakes include not switching enough when playing spiritual leader (no point staying in slavery if not whipping etc).

    Worst re-occurring mistake for me: not taking Shaka out early enough, or failing to do it at all (game over ;)).
     
  6. Bushface

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    Me too. He and Mansa are definitely my most frequent neighbours, though currently Mansa is absent: Shaka is my closest neighbour, but his capital and mine were separated by an enormous (Huge map) spread of jungle, so I thought mistakenly that I'd wait a while for some development to take place and expanded gently towards him while also gathering some forces. And what has he done ? Put out a string of cities linked only by a single road and filled each of them with stacks of Longbows. So now I can only hope to hang on and get lots of more powerful units, and it will take even longer to smash him.
     
  7. StinkBait

    StinkBait Chieftain

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    My biggest mistake is not being aggressive enough. If I have Zuma or Izzy, I KNOW I should wipe them out ASAP, But no, I appease them and hope that they'll leave me alone.

    And it never works! They are a pain in the butt. :cry:
     
  8. SLM

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    * Intending to delay a revolution after getting the Pyramids for a turn or two, then forgetting about the whole thing. -> yep

    * refusing to accept a vassal even when it would save a lot of headaches, hoping to conquer them the hard way. -> yep

    + Switching civics in a golden age when you're not Spiritual

    + delaying war early on with my neighbours because they're such nice people :) After which of course you get stabbed in the back yourself

    + Not pop-rushing a major wonder only to see 2 turns later that some distant civ has built it.
     
  9. Julian Delphiki

    Julian Delphiki Anton's key

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    You'll need to get BtS then to get rid of this blunder! ;)
     
  10. SLM

    SLM Warlord

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    What do you mean? I have and play BtS. It's true I haven't made this mistake in BtS yet, so you mean that it's is not possible in BtS when in a Golden Age?
     
  11. Andraeianus I

    Andraeianus I Warlord

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    In BTS you can switch civics without losing turns when you are in a golden age.
     
  12. KMadCandy

    KMadCandy giggling permanoob

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    sometimes i want to make cheap warriors for quite a while, so i don't want to actually hook up my copper or iron yet. you can't pillage your own roads, so i want to just mine the stuff for hammers but connect it. you guessed it, probably 1/3rd of the time that i want to do that i foil my own plans by putting a road on it by habit doh! i could still pillage the mine, but then i don't get the hammers, which is a bummer /sigh.

    there was a lightbulb path i used to constantly screw up in warlords. i'd research chemistry for grenadiers, and that would make my GSs want to give me biology rather than go thru physics - electricity - etc. i could never get it thru my head that chemistry would distract them. i'm not sure the path they follow in BtS since i've been settling more than bulbing lately. but bio would be just fine, since now i rush to national park and sid's sushi *giggle*.

    and of course, building the pyramids only for denial purposes and GPPs, since i forget to actually use the darn thing until 1200 AD or so. :wallbash:

    :lol: that's awesome! i do wish we could rename the leaders. i have some nicknames in mind for some of 'em, as long as my mom's not watching me play. :mischief:
     
  13. entwood

    entwood Warlord

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    forgetting to look at, always keep checking, and maybe change what the city governors are doing...made much easier now using the BUG Mod.
     
  14. SLM

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    I didn't know that! (obviously) :D

    Well, one less blunder for me to make then :)
     
  15. niels251

    niels251 Warlord

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    in the beginning of the game not finishing of monty entirely. (i made peace after razing one city and taking his holy capitol than 20 or 30 turns later he builded another 4 city's took me al lot longer to vasilize him.

    or forgetting an sod that you build but stationed somewhere you forgot.
     
  16. L4zXX0r

    L4zXX0r Warlord

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    Waiting until my biggest rival has a huge empire and 6 vassals before I think it might be a good time to take him/her out.


    SLM - Hilarious avatar.
     
  17. Aurelius321

    Aurelius321 Warlord

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    * Refusing to accept a vassal even when it would save a lot of headaches and hoping to conquer them the hard way. <--- Who hasn't :)

    * Not bringing enough siege units to a city and needing to spend 5 turns taking down it's defense... During which time the enemy comes up with 212,321 more defenders.

    * After an early war is finished letting my stack of sleeping workers sit there for eons instead of upgrading my land.
     
  18. Julian Delphiki

    Julian Delphiki Anton's key

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    ^I just did that in my latest game last night :goodjob:.
     
  19. troytheface

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    tried many failed things and one i still attempt is the "settle on isle and switch capitol" .
    Once i switched the palace with a great engineer to a one tile isle city and my gold went to -55.

    once i settled my isle , built a new palace- freed the continent cities and everyone attacked the new civ then invaded me in like two turns.
     
  20. dragodon64

    dragodon64 Noble

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    Forget my ingeniously placed SoD that would have cut the time taken in that war in half *grumble*
    Refuse to help friends (I still play diplomacy like Civ3)
    Found religion, then forget to convert till middle ages (I wanted to die...)
    Upgrading trebs to cannons even though cannons bombard better (w/o walls)
     

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