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The Plague: Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Rhye's and Fall of Civilization' started by Bob III, Oct 13, 2007.

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The Plague: Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

  1. Best Friend

    13 vote(s)
    34.2%
  2. Worst Enemy

    20 vote(s)
    52.6%
  3. Abstain

    5 vote(s)
    13.2%
  1. Bob III

    Bob III Lazy Roamer

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    Yes, yes, the plague. One of the biggest controversies in RFC. Is it your best friend, helping you conquer others in their time of weakness? Or is it your worst enemy, allowing others to conquer you in your time of weakness?
     
  2. say1988

    say1988 Deity

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    It varries game to game. I found it most useful in my Arab game, as it killed off all the non-muslims in the East giving me the win.
     
  3. Panopticon

    Panopticon Utilitarian

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    I'm coming around to an appreciation of plague more and more as I play RFC more. I hated it at first, but if you plan for it, it's not so bad. Except when you want the Khmer UHV.
     
  4. Zhuge_Liang

    Zhuge_Liang The greatest strategist

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    Plague is my best friend in this mod. Good luck enemies!
     
  5. Greeneyedzombie

    Greeneyedzombie King

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    Its both for me. I've been killed by the plague a few times. Breaking out, while bieng at war, and killing my defenders, or sod. But if you prepare for it, its a great prelude to killng your neighbours. Further the plague is the best war killer world wide. Halting every ai war, to a standstill.
     
  6. Zhuge_Liang

    Zhuge_Liang The greatest strategist

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    Not fair! In all my gaming life in RFC, I'd never encountered one in my cities but I saw it on my enemy's city.
     
  7. Rex rgis of Ter

    Rex rgis of Ter Me I'm a Creator

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    Whenever I see someone with the plaque, I load my offensive army onto ships. When the plauqe ends, I send them to my main enemy and end their miserable existence. Muwhahahahahaha!
     
  8. dionysos2048

    dionysos2048 AntiSarko

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    The problem is in the early game it makes you very vulnerable to barbs. Although it's a great challenge.
     
  9. Theodorick

    Theodorick King

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    my only problem with it is when it comes up at the worst possible time and there is no possible way to prepare or prevent it from ruining you.

    for instance, when you first spawn, and have yet to establish any trade routes to anyone else but your own cities, yet the plague STARTS in your nation, thus spreading to every new city, destroying the troops you spawned with, not spreading to anyone else because you haven't made any foreign trade routes yet, and basically ruining your game before you can even settle down. This happened to me once with Japan, Russia, and Mali, literally a few turns after I spawned, and I had to restart all three games.
     
  10. simakis

    simakis Chieftain

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    The thing that annoys me the most with plague is when it kills my workers heh, especially early game when youre trying to get some infrastructure.
     
  11. holy king

    holy king Deity

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    just get your workers (and units as far as possible) out of any city radius and they are safe (kind of a cheat though, since the ai cant do that)
     
  12. simakis

    simakis Chieftain

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    Well sometimes you cant save them all :D and yeah thats what i do as well.
     
  13. Greeneyedzombie

    Greeneyedzombie King

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    it would be fun, that your injured units would become plaguebearers, wich you can sent to the ai to infect their cities.
     
  14. holy king

    holy king Deity

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    yeah, but since the plague spreads to almost every city on the map anyway, this wouldnt be of much use...
     
  15. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Deity

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    Plague adds more challenge to the mod.

    My only gripe about plague that it makes the dumb Vanilla and Warlords AI (yeah, I still haven't got BTS yet) even worse. You realize, the more units AI has, the more are the chances that it will make something remotely intelligent with them. And plague makes the AI have less units in order to improve game speed.

    Other them that, I am fine with the plague.
     
  16. Zhuge_Liang

    Zhuge_Liang The greatest strategist

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    To the people looking here..........
    Plague is my..................best friend.
     

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