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Signs that you can't play Civ2 very well

Discussion in 'Civ2 - General Discussions' started by Woodswallow, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. Ren

    Ren Communist Nazi

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    39: Your Science Advisor demands tribute for his patience.
     
  2. TimTheEnchanter

    TimTheEnchanter I...am...an Enchanter!

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    40) You spend hours upon hours looking for how to build a "spearman" unit. ;)
     
  3. The Person

    The Person Deity +2

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    41 - You think your settlers need to stay on the square to get resources from it.
     
  4. Kessey

    Kessey Chieftain

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    I actually do this, but then I send my diplomats or spies in to take over.


    42. You build a coastline city right near whale and (on land) oxen...and your people Still starve!

    43. you try to build a bunch of temples and libraries during a war.

    44. You try to fight a long-distance war as a Demoncracy.

    45. After building your first city, you build a bunch of settlers.

    46. You immediately disband your settlers at the start of the game (I did this once just to see what would happen).

    47. You're on a tiny strip of land between two superpowers (to the east and west) and ocean to the north and south, and you pick a fight with the only nation that has a navy (French tried this with me).

    48. Archiologisist discover your civilization centuries later, and they all die laughing, leading many to believe your civilization was cursed by your stupidity.

    Jay
     
  5. Kessey

    Kessey Chieftain

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    At the end of the game, it says, "For your exploits, you shall be remembered as...who are you again?"
     
  6. Duran

    Duran Chieftain

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    50. You use nukes to fight your wars, when they have SDI. :nuke:

    51... then the AI responds with a lot of nukes and paritroopers and you lose all your citys. :mad:
     
  7. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    52. You can't understand why you can't stop the AI's Armor despite defening your cities with Phalanx.
     
  8. Kessey

    Kessey Chieftain

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    53. Your entire military dies trying to kill the enemy settler that just wants to build its first city.

    Jay
     
  9. AGRICOLA

    AGRICOLA Warlord

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    I agree, Demoncracy is a tough form of government to play. That's why I've never tried it. :D
    On the other hand, if you switch to Democracy, it's no problem to fight a long-distance war. Check the following post. ;)

    http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?p=661249#post661249
     
  10. Ali Ardavan

    Ali Ardavan Mathematician Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    I took a look at your write up. Thanks for the info. Some nice gems in there. I am more of a space ship player and in modern times my emphasis is mostly on peace keeping for the benefit of trade. But sometimes you just have to remove a pest. I specialy liked your idea of taking an Engineer on your invasion force to make a beach city so that your units do not lose 1 turn to landing.
     
  11. willemvanoranje

    willemvanoranje Curitibano

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    54. Your democratic government keeps falling turn after turn and you have no idea why.

    55. When making big financial losses a message appears and you say "I can change tax rate?"
     
  12. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    56. In the WWII scenario you get defeated by the neutrals.
     
  13. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    57. You wonder what tech allows workers to be built
     
  14. willemvanoranje

    willemvanoranje Curitibano

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    58. you keep refering to settlers as 'workers'

    :D no offence hehe
     
  15. Barocca

    Barocca Chieftain

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    59. you keep sending food caravans to enemy cities, thinking any trade is good,
    and then wonder why your cities are starving...

    B.
     
  16. BuckyRea

    BuckyRea Boldly Going

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    Damn you, sir. Damn you.
     
  17. BuckyRea

    BuckyRea Boldly Going

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    60. You keep trying to rebel your way out of anarchy... turn after turn
    61. You put down a rule in "Signs you can't play Civ2 very well" without reading thru first to see if it's already been thought of by someone else.
    62. You actually do read thru "Signs you can't play Civ2 very well" and keep on saying "Oh dang! Really?"
     
  18. deliibrahim

    deliibrahim Chieftain

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    63- you love to build roads so much that you just keep on building roads on forests at the opposite corner of the continent,........ soooo lame! :D
    64- you build lots of caravans to trade between far civilizations, but on the mid-way, you feel damn proud to declare war on them for a tiny reason :D
    65- you use save and load often
    66- you dont try sabotaging the city walls of big enemy cities before attacking them
    67-you dont use pillaging around big enemy cities

    .
     
  19. Ali Ardavan

    Ali Ardavan Mathematician Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    I would say the opposite. If you have to resort to pillaging to conquer an enemy city, you have not been playing well.
     
  20. Ace

    Ace Emperor

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    Exactly right! Why pillage what you will just have to redo after you capture the AI city? In all the years I have been playing civ2, (my lord, its over a decade!!), I can count the number of times I have used pillage on one hand, and all were to eliminate an AI fortress so I could build an airfield on that spot.
     

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