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Spoiler for Single-player PBEM - ROME

Discussion in 'Team SANCTA' started by General_W, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. General_W

    General_W Councilor & Merlot Noble

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    If you're Memphus, Viva_Chingon, Automated Teller, or Ronnie1...

    :nuke: PLEASE LEAVE NOW! :nuke:

    This area is TOP SECRET!

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    For the rest of you that would like to lurk this game and help me not lose horribly... WELCOME!

    All help is appreciated - I think I might be a bit out of my league in this game. My talents run more towards the diplomatic than actual "skill" - so any helpful (non spoiler) tips will be appreciated!
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  2. General_W

    General_W Councilor & Merlot Noble

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    Hey all :wavey:

    So here's what my capital area looks like:


    As you can see - lots of food!
    No early happy resources, and not a lot of hammer opportunity. Great forests though.

    I've explored a bit - here's from the most recent turn:


    It's slow going - lots of forest and jungle.

    As Rome, I plan to target Iron Working very quickly anyway... but with my start location, I just couldn't resist picking up Agriculture.
    All that food should give me some good whipping opportunities if I get in trouble with an early war or something.

    Bronze working is next.

    From the demographics screen, I'm in the lead for food - but in last place for GNP and production. No surprise there since I'm working an all food tile. Hopefully I can grow quickly and make up some of that deficit.

    Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions?
     
  3. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    You'll probably have metal in your fat cross, on one of the non-forested tiles.
     
  4. General_W

    General_W Councilor & Merlot Noble

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    I hope so!
    I just hope it's not aluminum! :lol:
     
  5. dutchfire

    dutchfire Moderator Moderator

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    I think Agriculture - Bronze Working - Iron Working is the best research path, assuming you meet someone soon.

    But be careful, everybody will be watching out for Rome's praetorians.
     
  6. General_W

    General_W Councilor & Merlot Noble

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    Thanks Dutchfire! Glad to have you lurking :)

    I just saw your comment in the Off topic thread - I don't want to interrupt the other discussion going on there - but I don't want you to think I was ignoring you either!

    Thanks for asking about Evangeline - I appreciate the concern! :)
    She's doing pretty well, all things considered. Her heart function is still the same (1/3 of normal) - but she hasn't gotten any worse and we haven't had any more extended stays at the hospital - hooray! She's making progress in her therapy... it's slow, but we're just thrilled to see improvement.
    She's getting cuter by the day also!
    Proud pappa has to show a picture...





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    Back to game mode - I agree 100% - BW then IW... I may need some fancy diplomacy to stay alive till I can get my Praetorians up and running.

    Although... since I'll have Agriculture anyway, I kinda wonder about the possibility of getting Wheel (60) and Pottery (80) before I get Iron Working (200).

    It would let me hook up resources and the granary would be awesome for whipping. Cottages would also speed the time to Iron Working a bit.
    :dunno: Too risky to delay Iron Working that long?
     
  7. dutchfire

    dutchfire Moderator Moderator

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    Good to hear everything is going well.
    She's now almost 2, if my memory is serving me correctly, isn't she?

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    I'd say that depends on if you have copper near you. If you have, you can safely skip iron working for a short while.
     
  8. General_W

    General_W Councilor & Merlot Noble

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    so - I got a bit of a surprise this turn!



    Apparently Memphus left huts turned on! :wow:
    That puts a bit more of a hustle need onto exploration.
    I'm wondering if I should risk sending out my second Warrior (under construction) to explore my south.

    And speaking of that... my culture expanded and:




    It looks like there's land below me!
    Yipes. I'm not sure if I like that or not.
    Will be interesting to see what's down there. :shifty:


    Thoughts on what to do with Warrior #2?
     
  9. dutchfire

    dutchfire Moderator Moderator

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    you can send warrior two slightly south, but be sure not to move it too far away.
    The south can easily be defended, with the forest hill choke point you have there.
     
  10. General_W

    General_W Councilor & Merlot Noble

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    Some good news!

    I popped that hut, and guess what I found?



    A scout! Woot :dance:

    This will help me in the scramble for more huts.

    I decide to send my warrior back towards home, I think I'll try to shave a little more black off the northern area of my capital, then return for Police duty.
    That should free me up to send Warrior #2 south more aggressively.

    @Dutchfire - you're right - that forest hill choke point will be awesome.
    If I build a fort there, I'll even be able to shuttle ships through that area :thumbsup:

    I'm going to name Warrior #1 "Primus Fecunda" - I think that's roughly Latin for "First & Fertile" :D

    I'm also thinking of the basic "Explorator" for my new scout... I'll give him an adjective when/if he does something worthwhile :)


    Here's my Demo screen:


    As you can see - it's not very good news.
    Tied for first in Food, but dead last in GNP & MFG. Whoever is tying me in food must also be working a river food tile. I'm guessing that's that 17GNP person.
    My soldiers score ought to jump next turn thanks to my new scout.

    I'm hoping I can translate my food edge into other areas here soon. But I think it's just generally going to be tough going for Rome till I can get Bronze Working.

    Thoughts?
     
  11. dutchfire

    dutchfire Moderator Moderator

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    I think Primus Fecundus makes more sense in Latin, but I'm no expert.
     
  12. General_W

    General_W Councilor & Merlot Noble

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    More than me I'm willing to wager!
    I'll go with "Fecundus" :thanx:

    I'm going to need to name something after you - as my main contributor here Dutchfire :D You want a unit or city or something? :lol:
     
  13. dutchfire

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    Primus Fecundusque would be better now that I think about it, as -que represents the &

    A praetorian would be nice :p (Ignis Batavus)
     
  14. General_W

    General_W Councilor & Merlot Noble

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    @Dutchfire, I LOVE “Ignis Batavus” – my first Patorian will be named that! :thumbsup:

    My scout made my first contact with another civ! :wow:

    It’s AutomatedTeller of China!





    I sent off this note:



    Any thoughts on my movement plan or approach to Auto Teller?
     
  15. dutchfire

    dutchfire Moderator Moderator

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    I thought Memphus was Incan? :confused:
     
  16. General_W

    General_W Councilor & Merlot Noble

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    oops! you're right.
    Here's the reply I got from Auto Teller

    Still thinking about my response...
     
  17. Theoden

    Theoden Chieftain GOTM Staff

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    I'd be wary of making too much of an alliance before you've met any more civs - for all you know there's is only 1/4 chance that China is the best civ to ally with (I know it isn't that simple, but you get the point). :)
     
  18. General_W

    General_W Councilor & Merlot Noble

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    yeah - I agree. Better start slow.
    But I'm not eager for a war with China (protective) anyway.

    I just looked it up, and Qin starts with Agriculture and Mining... so how'd AutoTeller get a scout? must be the same way I did - and he's finding huts also! At least he didn't get a tech or something. lol.
     
  19. Theoden

    Theoden Chieftain GOTM Staff

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    If someone finds a tech in a hut, you should typically see their score rise at a point where it would not normally be expected to.

    And you can check the demographics for solidercount to get an idea of whether someone else suddenly got another unit.

    Although I don't know how much "schlapphüte"-analysis you're going to do, since it's just a relaxing game. :)
     
  20. General_W

    General_W Councilor & Merlot Noble

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    :lol: obviously not TOO much analysis on my part. Not my styel :D
    But if you notice anything, please help me out! :hatsoff:

    Here's the letter I sent back to AutoTeller:
     

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