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Things you just can't resist

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by jlindy, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Moxxa

    Moxxa Warlord

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    Playing on settler and nuking the AI's who still have longbows!
     
  2. one2tieyourshoe

    one2tieyourshoe Warlord

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    I can't resist:

    -renaming cities I conquer to fit in with my Civ's naming scheme
    -unleashing my Abrams and Bradleys on spearmen, macemen, etc.and enjoying myself
    -not allowing the spread of religion beyond those controlled by my country
    -planning conquests in order to make my country better shaped rather than by a grand strategy
    -not sharing techs for free (even with my "friends"), allowing open borders, or selling techs for anything less than an exorbitant amount of gold
    -sending my privateers to pillage fishing boats even though I don't need the gold and barely know, let alone am hostile towards, the Civ I'm ruining with my pillaging
     
  3. Stylesrj

    Stylesrj Tabitha SEAL

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    Settler is a fun difficulty. It's not much of a difficulty actually if you think about it.
    There should be a Stylesrj difficulty though... I once made post in another thread about it
     
  4. szemek77

    szemek77 Prince

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    - playing one more turn :)

    - pillaging enemy's territory. I just like the idea of my army, moving from tile
    to tile and just leaving "burned ground" behind :) Lately I discovered the good idea of destroying roads inside enemy empire. It makes your chances of destroying key cities much bigger - AI cannot move his defensive units faster
    than you move.....
     
  5. Kepi

    Kepi Chieftain

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    There are times where I'm a turn away from wiping out a civ, when I spot an isolated worker not camped in the last city. I find it hard to resist sending out a unit to capture it so it doesn't vanish after I've take out the civ. That may set me back a couple of turns, and on a couple of occasions even left me with just one unit too few to capture the city.
    I am convinced Firaxis intentionally left some worker baiting code in the game just to catch players like me. :blush:
     
  6. Krick19

    Krick19 Prince

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    Building the statue of zeus and declaring war on the biggest power there is, while turtling in my homeland. So funny to watch them collapse.
     
  7. Jabarto

    Jabarto Emperor

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    Roads. Everywhere. All the time.

    I had this problem for the longest time, and like you, I'm just getting over it. Trust me, it helps.

    This is so deliciously underhanded. I love it.
     
  8. Heathen_Penguin

    Heathen_Penguin Chieftain

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    Mmmmmm... donuts :drool:

    I forgot the Liberalism race. I want that free tech!

    Heathen
     
  9. szemek77

    szemek77 Prince

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    - I can't resist to use the old good strategy from CIV 1 and 2 - expand, expand, expand...... I played Greeks once, and I settled the whole continent. But I couldn't afford it. No matter what I did, the funds were going down.... I had to pass....

    - As mentioned above - I can't resist on building everything possible in each city. Just every building seems very useful to me :) How to stop this bad habit? Isn't it great to produce research or money instead of putting another Intelligence Agency?
     
  10. LAnkou

    LAnkou Breizh A Tao

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    I can't resist going for the liberation race and being the first to get galleons
    I can't resist settling empty land mass that i previously had discovered with caravel
    I can't resist conquer my landmass

    But I can't resist on Prince Level too....
     
  11. deviantX

    deviantX Chieftain

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    I can't resist a Quick speed Duel size Pangea Vulture rush every once in a while, trying to break my record in the number of turns it takes to win.
     
  12. mystyfly

    mystyfly Knight of Cydonia

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    I think a possible 'cure' for those who build everything: Start a pangaea with all those known warmongerers and turn on aggressive ai. you can use the we to give them all the same religion while you adopt another. This will force you to build MANY units.

    Well, alternatively, you can also use always war :rolleyes:
     
  13. The Snug

    The Snug The Civ Heretic

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    They should have an option for passive AI and friendly barbarians.
     
  14. mystyfly

    mystyfly Knight of Cydonia

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    There is always peace and no barbarians...
     
  15. Winston Hughes

    Winston Hughes Wrathful Warlock Retired Moderator

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    Aggressive AI ;)

    edit: oops, should've read the whole thread.
     
  16. Peter Harris

    Peter Harris Warlord

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    Things I can't resist:
    - techs with free great people
    - every wonder I can build
    - founding every religion I can
    - backstabbing Cathy or Hannibal even if it means marching to the other end of a huge pangea world
     
  17. ferenginar

    ferenginar Grand Nagus

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    Building every building in every city.

    One more turn.

    Just finishing off the "Insert Civ Name Here", it is usuallly the French.

    Expanding 2nd and 3rd cities to far away points to grab strategic resources then back filling with later cities.

    Having the continent to myself.

    Praetorian Rush.

    Building mines on every hill, I don't think I have ever built a windmill, I have captured quite a lot, but they usually get mines built on them.
     
  18. JTMacc99

    JTMacc99 That's a paddlin'

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    Heh. I'm another one with Civ2 tendencies. I insist on building the [Hoover] Dam, and I frequently over-prioritize railroad.

    At the moment, since I'm new to BtS, I also can't resist messing with corporations. (I completely dropped the ball in my current game by not saving a GE only a few turns away from being able to found Mining Inc. Despite my best efforts at generating another one, I ended up with a GM instead. Sigh. I founded Cereal Mills with the specific intent of spamming it overseas, since I'm already a Sushi guy.)
     

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