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T3 External Consulate - Gift Over There to India?

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Demo Game VI: Polls' started by Bertie, May 2, 2005.

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Gift Over There to India?

Poll closed May 5, 2005.
  1. Yes

    65.4%
  2. No

    30.8%
  3. Other (explain below)

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  4. Abstain

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  1. Bertie

    Bertie Prince

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    Our city of Over There is extremely vulnerable to attack by the Byzantines. We expect to lose it sometime next turnchat. In order to get some value from it, we propose to gift it to India. Why?

    We will be going to war with India after our peace treaty expires (another 15 turns). At that time we would like to eliminate India from our home continent. By gifting Over There to the Indians, we can leave them with that one city, and not take the hit to our reputation that we’d suffer if we’d eliminate them entirely. Because they’d be so far away, the chances that any of our former Indian cities would flip would be minimal.

    We ask: Should we gift Over There to India?

    Discussion on this topic can be found HERE and HERE.

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  2. Chieftess

    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

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    Don't bother. It'll probably flip on its' own to someone else...
     
  3. mad-bax

    mad-bax Deity GOTM Staff

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    The Byzantines will capture it in 3-5 turns CT. That would be bad, and we would have to pay them for peace. Giving it to India means we can take all of their Western cities without removing them from the game and preserves AI attitude towards us. A minor consideration I know. It also compacts more AI into a small area and that is fun to watch.
     
  4. Chieftess

    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

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    The AI will often sign a peace treaty by the time it touches your border, too.
     
  5. mad-bax

    mad-bax Deity GOTM Staff

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    True. But we look as if we will enter into 4 or 5 MA's vs the Byzantines, so we will not be able to accept peace.
     
  6. vikingruler

    vikingruler King

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    i originally posted in another thread that i prefer keeping Over There. However, after reading this thread I'm changing my mind. In light of that, I would like it if a mod changed my vote from no to yes.
     
  7. Furiey

    Furiey No Longer Just Lurking

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    I would prefer to gift it to someone of my choice, than have it captured by the Byzantines. Giving it to the Indians allows us to take all their cities in our half of the world without destroying them completely.
     
  8. YNCS

    YNCS Ex-bubblehead

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    If we give Over There to the Indians and they lose the city via culture flip, we don't take a rep hit for eliminating them. Of course, we have to take over all their other cities before the flip.
     
  9. mad-bax

    mad-bax Deity GOTM Staff

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    But then it would be their capital and immune from flips :hmm:
    Flippin' 'eck.
     
  10. Nobody

    Nobody Gangster

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    I voted no, india is our enemy. We don't give gifts to enemys.
     
  11. Gregski

    Gregski Mostly Harmless

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    Quite right, it's not right to give pressies to our enemies.
     

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