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Soma for everyone (100+ happiness)

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by gremlins0, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. budweiser

    budweiser King of the Beers

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    Morocco Autocracy for me. Autocracy has a lot of happiness in it.
     
  2. quantum42

    quantum42 Linux User

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    I got it the first time I played BNW. I was Poland, went for a space victory, opened all policies that gave happiness, adopted freedom ideology, and built building that added happiness.
     
  3. Xepthrichros

    Xepthrichros Chieftain

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    I hit over 100 happiness with Montezuma using Freedom. King Difficulty. Domination victory eventually.
    Was both wide, tall, floating gardens in most cities. Specialists all filled. With half unhappiness from specialist slots Freedom tenet being used... Along with other happiness tenets and social policies.
    ???
    Profit.
    Yes, I sometimes like to play my games using policies that are not meant to be used that way.
    I find the half unhappiness policy to be one of the best in Freedom. Lets me have some freedom to manipulate my happiness levels.
     
  4. reddishrecue

    reddishrecue Deity

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    I used japan and was taking my time by spreading religion and purchasing religious buildings as necessary at the homeland. Eventually, i landed my units in the land of the other land and got to conquer the necessary city that had built prora.
     
  5. IkM

    IkM King

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    I hit over 160 happiness as Morocco. Oh man, that was my most fantastic game ever. Over 700 science, over 200 faith, over 600 culture, over 600 gold. And I had only 4 cities. All CS' were my allies but I removed that game because of Japan.

    He declared war on me(backstabbing) I pushed him back and conquered his capital twice and his capital became literally a ruin. But that wan't the reason of removing save game.

    He conquered Ethiopia, Assyria and Sweden then declared war on me again. But my cities weren't so close to his. So, he attacked my CS allies. Again, this also wasn't the reason removing save game but his bloody planes! Their numbers were uncountable and every single turn was taking ages. Then, I removed that fantastic game :(
     
  6. reddishrecue

    reddishrecue Deity

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    ^^I reached soma once and got the achievement, but I wasn't able to be that happy. How were you able to reach so much happiness?
     
  7. IkM

    IkM King

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    My location was fantastic. Most of my tiles had river (flood plains) and most of the rest of tiles were desert and my entire kingdom was Kasbah :D And defending desert with Berber Cavalry is so fantastic. I had 3 or 4 Berber Cavalry, 1 Lancer and 1 Gatling Gun. That's probably why Japan declared war on me second time. I just disbanded my army after making peace with Japan. Before Japan, Rome tried to invade my lands but I put 1 Berber Cav to Citadel on Desert :D and he just stopped them with little help :D

    Citadel gives 100% bonus
    Berber Cavalry have 50% bonus in desert and 25% when fighting in friendly territory.

    I built Petra and numberless wonders. And, since there were too many rivers, Hydro Plants' boost were priceless. There were 8 civs and 20 (or 18) CS' and all were my allies. I had almost 30k money, over 16k faith (spent all to Great artists and Great writers. For Golden Age and Culture boost) Almost entire map was following my religion. -Except Japan-

    Funny thing, Ottoman capital was the closest AI city and he founded a religion, but my religion had more pressure on his holy city :D

    My science wasn't that great. More than half of my science was actually coming from CS'.
     
  8. Lexicus

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    I'm hard-pressed to remember ever having 20 excess happiness. If I have even 10 I will usually see what I can do to get to zero, whether that means planting another city or doing some aggressive expansion.
     
  9. reddishrecue

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    Thats what i was believing. When i got to 100, i barely reached up to 130 or 150 the most but not no 160 happiness. I had used religion, stadiums and hospitals so i couldve had more since hospitals gave my cities good growth.
     
  10. Myth and Legend

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    Easiest way to do it:

    Settler difficulty
    Pick Venice
    Tradition into Patronage
    Get Collossus + Petra
    Spam trade routes
    Time GM Trade Missions for city state influence (Venice has a better bonus)
    Trade for all luxuries you can
    Buld all happiness wonders
    Around Eifel Tower + ideologies you'll have 100 smiles.
     
  11. IkM

    IkM King

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    Doing it on Settler difficulty sounds like cheating.
     
  12. Primacide

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    Warlord? :)

    I had to share my shameless bragging story here:

    Maxed 162 happiness as Spain. I chained three citadels to get fountain of youth in my borders. It was +20 (!) happiness. I was also lucky and got mt kalesh for another 8 (I believe). It was my intention that game to go Dom late, so I had taken commerce finisher (+2 happy per lux somehow yields a plus forty happiness reliably - strongest happy policy in the game imho). I had also filled out order's happy tenets. Additionally, I run 25 to 30 CS typically, so there are usually at least seven mercantile CS to get around 20-30 happy from.

    Anyway, I peaked at 162 happiness and it was awesome. I actually put off my Dom victory because I was having way too much fun streaking to golden ages. I put off war for so long that I accidentally got a cv. I was sad to see that game end. Now every time I play Spain I get frustrated because I think every game should be that cool. :)

    Anyway, my takeaway advice is to crank the number of CS. You will proportionally up the number of mercantile CS and thus make more cheap happiness available.
     
  13. IkM

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    Good one Primacide! You beat my score :D Mine was 161. But on Emperor :)

    And, yes. CS' help a lot. Sweden has better chance to be really happy. I must try them for another high happiness record.
     
  14. jlim201

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    100 Happiness is a typical game for me. idk why, but I never see a reason to war.
     
  15. SeedenGreedens

    SeedenGreedens Chieftain

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    What civilizations did you guys use?
     
  16. Primacide

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    In terms of a civ that consistently gets +100 happiness, I'd have to go with India. I don't play them a ton, but if you stick to 3-4 cities, you will hit 100 happiness sometime in the mid modern era.

    If you're serious about this achievement, make sure you know which policies to chase after. You will cherry pick a few. However, India's cities can get huge with little unhappiness.
     
  17. reddishrecue

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    I dont really remember, i mustve used japan. Many ideologies in autocracy increase happiness. Religious building purchases also add happiness.
     

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