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Discussion in 'Eagles' started by Cyc, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Calis

    Calis on time

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    But I do not think, we go for Republic, do we?

    I am not really sure, but so far was thinking that Monarchy might be the better choice. :dunno:
     
  2. EvilConqueror

    EvilConqueror Warlord

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    Aye, holding off on the Lighthouse may be a good idea. Taking Aerie offline for so long may be problematic at this point.

    I'm okay with going for Warrior Code next.
     
  3. Sparthage

    Sparthage Fighting Tyranny

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    In the long run, I think that monarchy will be better than republic. We will be able to war without having to worry about WW, which will be a possible advantage over a foe with a republic. It gives us the option of fighting longer wars.
     
  4. Chamnix

    Chamnix Chasing Time

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    Monarchy would be committing ourselves to attacking our neighbor. We would not have the option of trading peacefully because our economy would be inferior. I would rather be in Republic and fight a defensive war if necessary than force ourselves to be agressors.
     
  5. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    The plan from the begining was to control the seas with our ships. What are you planning on now, Chamnix. Scaring the other tribe's ships until they sink? I haven't tried that strategy yet. ;)

    Going into a Republic would hog-tie us into being a peaceful nation. We would be easily manipulated by the others. And that would be AFTER we spent a lot of research time on non-unit techs, putting us farther behind in the tech race for early essential techs and units. I don't think we can afford that approach here.

    I like to play Republic as much as you, Chamnix, but I play Huge Pangaea not small land masses on a small map. Monarch will improve our economy well enough for now. We will be able to rush with money. We will have no War Weariness. And we will be telling the tribes we meet that we are prepared for anything they throw at us. If we get all dressed up in our pretty Republic clothes and sail around in our bad ole Warships, we'll just be inviting disaster. One of the main reasons the Eagles chose to play the Byzantines was for the Dromon. Let's be the fire-breathing rogues who rule the seas.
     
  6. Chamnix

    Chamnix Chasing Time

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    Controlling the seas with our ships does not cause war weariness.

    If our continent-mates are Rebublicans, then I think we would be in a very bad position if we are Monarchs. If our continent-mates are Monarchs, then I think we will be OK in either.

    Getting out of Despotism is huge. I thought part of the reason for researching Philosophy was that it would bring us toward Republic. We are a long way from Monarchy.
     
  7. Calis

    Calis on time

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    Alright, we decided to go towards Republic.

    But to we want to reseach Warrior Code before CoL? It would take us 4 turns, while CoL will take about 14 turns.

    Will play tomorrow evening.

    BTW, we did not get the Free tech.
     
  8. Bowsling

    Bowsling Deity

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    Didn't think we would.

    I say full steam ahead towards republic. We can research WC once we're in a republic.
     
  9. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    I agree with Bowsling. If we're going for Republic, let's go for Republic.
     
  10. Calis

    Calis on time

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    By what percentage are beaker costs reduced per civ that already researched the tech? Like CoL in our case?
     
  11. CharlemagneXLII

    CharlemagneXLII Prince

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    Here's a thread that gives the formula, which for our game currently is 300 * COST * (1 - N/7), where N is the number of civs we know that know the tech, and COST is the cost in the editor. So, to answer your question, cost should be lowered by 1/7 whenever one of our rivals researches the tech. You may want to check my math, but I'm confident in the 1/7 answer to the question. Here's a program that calculates tech cost that could be useful in the future.
     
  12. Calis

    Calis on time

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    Thank you!

    One thing: What if The Brotherhood declines our offer? What are we doing next? Republic, or still Map Making?
     
  13. CharlemagneXLII

    CharlemagneXLII Prince

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    I suggest a poll. I would go for Republic seeing as that's better for a trade with Kuche, and we are not in a position to look at building the Lighthouse yet.

    EDIT: Definitely Republic. We can get mapmaking from Kuche.
     
  14. Chamnix

    Chamnix Chasing Time

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    After we finish Construction in 4 turns, we have nothing to research until our partners finish their Ancient Age techs. Since we don't actually need Construction yet, I suggest we turn off research now to prevent them from divining our research speed. We also might as well wait until our library being built is completed.
     
  15. Calis

    Calis on time

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    Good idea. We also can use Scientists during our anarchy phase to put some beakers into it.
     
  16. Chamnix

    Chamnix Chasing Time

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    We got Engineering as our free MA tech.
     
  17. Calis

    Calis on time

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    That's great news!! :)
     
  18. Calis

    Calis on time

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    I think, we can stop researching for now (or keep it off), until we know what Anarchy gets and negotiate the further path.
     
  19. CommandoBob

    CommandoBob AbstractArt

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    That's always my favorite free tech. No more river crossing penalties! :woohoo:
     

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