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Discussion in 'Rhye's and Fall - Dawn of Civilization' started by Leoreth, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Jarlaxe Baenre

    Jarlaxe Baenre Emperor

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    <Class>UNITCLASS_GALLEY</Class>
                <Type>UNIT_POLYNESIAN_WAKA</Type>
                <Combat>UNITCOMBAT_NAVAL</Combat>
                <Domain>DOMAIN_SEA</Domain>
                <DefaultUnitAI>UNITAI_SETTLER_SEA</DefaultUnitAI>
    
     
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  2. Tigranes

    Tigranes Armenian

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    Whoa, one small thing and it did wonders! By HRE spawn Polynesians colonised 3 islands and New Zealand! Leoreth, why not make it part of the main code?
     
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  3. Leoreth

    Leoreth 心の怪盗団 Moderator

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    I'll look into it.
     
  4. Caesar Augustus

    Caesar Augustus Prince

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    I don't think the fact that Polynesia doesn't do a whole lot is the only, or even the main, reason why it's not in the game by default. Even if they spread throughout the Pacific, they're unlikely to have much of an impact on the rest of the world, and since they spawn so early they'll probably end up collapsing sometime in the Renaissance, leaving the Pacific riddled with a bunch of mostly useless Indy cities. They're cool to play as, but not very compelling as an opponent.
     
  5. Tigranes

    Tigranes Armenian

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    Well, certainly Polynesians did not impact the rest of the world the way China or India did. And for European explorers they were not compelling opponents. So all is good. This mod is successful in depicting it. On the other hand it is not very cool to see Australian and Oceanian population represented by tribal villages only. I always enable them and Harappa when I play 3000 BC starts and it is so good that people can easily include and exclude optional civs. That way we don't have to argue with each other about the merits of our favorite minor civs. In my humble option Tibet deserves to be swapped with Polynesia it terms of being included/excluded by default, but why spend energy on this. Civ4 has taught me to pick my fights -- I have enough on my wish list already. My real wish is for Leoreth to somehow nerf inflation for 3000 BC start. It feels so unfair when the same civ is "taxed" at different rate in different starting scenarios.
     
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  6. DC123456789

    DC123456789 Deity

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    You could say the same about the Mayans or Mali, really.
     
  7. Leoreth

    Leoreth 心の怪盗団 Moderator

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    What I will do instead is "backdate" everyone's starting year in the later scenarios.
     
  8. ales_

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    What do you mean by "backdate"?
     
  9. Leoreth

    Leoreth 心の怪盗団 Moderator

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    Inflation kicks in after a civ spawns, for China this is 3000 BC in the 3000 BC scenario currently but 600 AD in the 600 AD. I'll change things so that it'll be calculated from 3000 BC (the actual start date) for all scenarios.
     
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  10. alexey795

    alexey795 Chieftain

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    Do ancient nations doomed to have cosmic inflation?
    why the inflation is necessary in the game?
    does player have any tools to slow down the inflation or reduce the damage to the economy?
     
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  11. cmakk1012

    cmakk1012 Prince

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    Hah, just imagine if there was an EU3–style “modernization” where you had to fight off rebels to lower inflation...
     
  12. Tigranes

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    It is my understanding: inflation was introduced by the developers of civ4 to balance late game growth and have an easy way to scale the game for different difficulties. It is easy to give human player hard time and AI easy time with one modifier, that's why developers came up with this idea.

    Inflation %=(Game Turn-Offset) x Difficulty Factor

    Empire growth in DoC is less linear than in vanila BTS, and there are tons of different individual modifiers for each civ, therefore I am not sure how organic is it to use this vanila one-size-fits-all mechanic for our highly modified game.
     
  13. Leoreth

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    Yes, with chipotle you can use Alt+Z to cycle through civs.
     
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  15. Tigranes

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    AI Roman Legions need somehow learn their priorities: my Atlas Elephants were literally besieging Rome from all sides with 2 Archers left in it and nearby Roman Legionnaire was stoically building Roman Road on that 1NE Iron. Never attacked me, never regrouped walking inside Rome to protect it.
     
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  16. Leoreth

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    Yeah, seems like the road building AI should only kick in if no war is going on.
     
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  17. Tigranes

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    Current mechanics encourages human Phoenixian player to do a simple exploit: delay founding your capital in Phoenicia on turn one, sail to Carthage, get free Palace and ready to go Workers there and then settle your Core in the Middle East. All kind of weird things will be possible for "Phoenixian People", like walking into Indy Jerusalem as if you have an open borders with them. You can disregard other national borders too as long as you have no city on the map. For many civs this exploit is not possible/no beneficial -- because most civs flip something on the turn 3. So I recommend to check for human cities on turn 3 and if none found -- You are defeated!
     
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  18. Fresol

    Fresol Angry Halfling in Green

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    This exploit suits Egypt the best. You can send your starting militia to Babylonia to harass them. This way you're guaranteed the great wonders.
     
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  19. Tigranes

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    After listening to brilliant and famous Guns, Germs and Steel audiobook by Jared Diamond (did his parent name him Jared because of the North AMerican Jewelry Chain?) I kept thinking about Mayans and our discussion here. According to GGS -- Writing was independently invented only in 3 places: Sumeria, Southern Mexico/Mayaland and possibly China. Even Egyptian most likely came up with their unique system through idea diffusion, having trade contacts with ANcient Mesopotamia. Mesoamerican achievement is pretty striking given the fact that compared to Eurasia American food production was in much more disadvantaged state, with dog being the only domesticated mammal (by the way we should really erase that lonely Sheep in Andes in 3000 BC map!). Mayan UP needs to be something that allows them to succeed against all odds, if played smart. It cannot be too strong or too weak -- just right.

    I suggest the Power of Food Production: cottage improvement yields 1 food for every one commerce it would generate as it matures. Meaning upon construction Cottage will yield 1 food and 1 commerce, Village will deliver to the principle city 3 foods and 3 extra comerces, and so on. Very realistic, cool, and not terribly overpowered, and allows for interesting historical strategies. Like instead of farming the plains 1W off Mayan Corn it is better to build a Cottage there. As time goes it will yield more and more food and commerce. Those Jungles cottages never grow right now, because you always need food and prefer to work water tiles instead. But now you can invest in growth of your Jungle towns and see your capital profiting from it both ways. According to GSS rising food production allows to support multiple specialists, scribes, bureaucracy which contributes to advancement of food producing societies compared to hunter-gatherers.

    Obviously current Mayan UP should be kept as default Mayan modifier to have chance against Europeans, who, like POrtuguese and Dutch already spawn with ready to go (to ocean) techs...
     
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  20. need my speed

    need my speed Rex Omnium Imperarium

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    That's simply Fabian strategy applied to Civilization IV. :p
     

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