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TIL: Today I Learned

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cutlass, May 24, 2013.

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  1. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    I might not have had Conquests when I played that game but it was over a decade ago so :think:

    In my current game the Sumerians are sending a giant stack of doom of horsemen through my territory. Then they got pissed at me for sending a single scout through one corner of theirs. So I'm countering by building my own stacks of doom, sending them to just outside their borders, and then trespassing again until I tick them off enough to declare war. :banana:
     
  2. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    If there's any isthmus anywhere just block it with a handful of spearmen and you can play a highly entertaining game of bait-and-switch, letting the AI's stack retreat, then unblocking one tile, letting them come near again, blocking it… they'll spend a lot of money supporting those troops and you can raise enough troops yourself to just make them retreat or just take them on outright.

    But remember that sometimes the AI will decide that since they have so many troops in your territory they might just as well settle there. I learned that the hard way, playing smart-arse as the Assyrians on TAM, triggering an invasion from some Anatolians who, to their credit, even stole some of my cities before I could expel them from my territory and add some of theirs to it.
     
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  3. aimeeandbeatles

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    I'm not even sure what the Sumerians are doing. I think they're planning to attack either the Portuguese or the English. I've already circumnavigated the entire continent so I'm sending a bunch of galleys out into the ocean in hopes that one of them will reach another continent and contact whatever civs are over there.
     
  4. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    Remember that the almighty coracle might make awesome discoveries, so if you can spare the money a few galleys wouldn't go amiss.
     
  5. aimeeandbeatles

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    So uh today I learned you only have to use a tiny bit of toothpaste when brushing your teeth. Instead of an entire ~ across your brush. That...would have been nice to know earlier.
     
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    What difficulty is this? I think my tactic is to simply avoid such situations through smart trading. Although in Demigod you have to pay tributes a lot to stay alive for a long time.
     
  7. aimeeandbeatles

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    I'm playing as Chieftain until I figure out how the game works again.
     
  8. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    How does trading avoid having a stack of AI-controlled horsemen there?

    This reminds me that people gnawing at the game have finally cracked how to make barbarian tribes actually hold cities, which is a promising result.
     
  9. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    In 30 years from now we may even finally get a community-made CivIII clone.
     
  10. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    That might be…
     
  11. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    I once had to explain Remembrance Day to a guy from Switzerland. :dubious:

    Some Canadian provinces have declared it a stat holiday. It is here, which made some people look at me oddly when I mentioned having to see a doctor that day. I'd had a scare over the weekend, went to the nearest walk-in clinic, the doctor changed the dosage of one of my medications and said, "Come back and see me on Monday (that was Saturday) and we'll see if it's helped." So I did, and it did. I was told to check back in around the 27th or 28th to verify that everything's on track. So Monday morning I observed Remembrance Day and in the afternoon I went to the clinic. The malls are open in the afternoon, but I remember the public criticism when they opened in the morning on November 11. It's customary in my city for non-essential businesses to close until noon that day.

    :lmao:

    You must have wandered into an episode of Xena: Warrior Princess. She really, really, REALLY doesn't like the Romans! :lol:

    That won't happen if you build the Lighthouse (at least in Civ I and II).

    It would be unthinkable in Canada for the local politicians at the municipal level, the premier at the provincial level, or the Prime Minister at the federal level not to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies. When Justin Trudeau spent that day in France last year (he went to the Vimy memorial) and his wife and the Defense Minister stood in for him in Canada, he was criticized by a lot of people, who said it indicated a profound lack of respect for the veterans. Well, he couldn't be in two places at once, and somebody from Canada had to be in France since it was the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI...

    Streets existed millennia before cars did. As for Venice, they do have walkways, but everything is underwater right now, due to flooding. Last night's news showed a guy swimming in St. Mark's Square.
     
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    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Super Moderator

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    I recall being told that a pea-sized blob was sufficient.
     
  13. aimeeandbeatles

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    Yeah. I was using like...five times as much as that. :cringe: No wonder the mint flavour always overwhelmed me.
     
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  14. Kyriakos

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    CivI AI was serious in this way. There was no way you would ever get the AI to spare you if it had a military unit and you only had a settler.
    Too bad it was braindead in all other ways -eg ally AI would send units to surround your city, effectively preventing you from moving anything out, so you had to declare war :p
     
  15. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    I feel like Marty DiBergi, but I must still ask: why didn't you get another flavour?
     
  16. aimeeandbeatles

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    Because the minty kind was on sale....
     
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    And you didn't ask why it was always on sale?
    I don't want to come across as the unduly cynical person here but?
     
  18. aimeeandbeatles

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    No. I bought 2 tubes because they were on sale a few months ago. I'm only halfway through the first one.
     
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    That'll teach you. What I'm not sure but its the sort of thing my mum used to tell me so I'm sure it will be a valuable lesson of something..
     
  20. aimeeandbeatles

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    :crazyeye:
     
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