Top X reasons you can't beat Noble.

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by xanadux, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. cabert

    cabert Big mouth

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    Certainly not.
    I've done so quite a lot of times to find myself in the "low tech" hole = no way to trade anything (they all have all I know), overexpanding with pillaged tiles = no economic what so ever.
    At low levels, it's easy to overcome.
    Emperor+ not so much.
     
  2. G Julius Caesar

    G Julius Caesar Warlord

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    Sorry, dont agree with either as rules to always be followed.

    There can be an overlap of cities' Big Fat Crosses and so that doesnt always mean you should raise a captured city with an overlap.

    Consider these circumstances: you may want to place a city for the purpose of blocking off a piece of land. That may have more consideration than any overlap that may occur. Also, what if the city you captured and raised was a religious capital, or had a wonder you wanted? Again, either or both factors need to be considered.

    Your rules in 1 and 2 may be applicable on many occassions, but I suggest not using it as an outright policy.
     
  3. cabert

    cabert Big mouth

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    ^^G julius, you obviously misunderstood dragonhawk.
    those aren't rules to be followed, those are mistakes.
     
  4. G Julius Caesar

    G Julius Caesar Warlord

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    Ah true indeed! I'm no help to anyone unless I read the thread title properly.

    Many apologies to dragonhawk and others who may be misguided by my rants!
     
  5. CHEESE!

    CHEESE! On a long nostalgia trip

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    Never use slavery unless i go into WB, make my pop 50, set up a zillion happiness stuff, set up the pyramids, set up 3295823095820395892358 warriors, go to H rule, and start the Oracle.

    Which is pointless.... slavery uses way to many pop.

    Like the You choose civs based on color, lol
     
  6. Silver Marmot

    Silver Marmot Warlord

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    I haven't finished a full game since BtS came out, but before that even on Prince I was making many of these mistakes and easily winning games. My cities would be working tons of unimproved tiles, I never specialized them, I never used specialists, I rarely traded technologies, and ignored tons of other strategies and would still have the highest score throughout the entire game (usually it would be double the person in second place) and I would finish the Spaceship before anyone else even completed one part.

    I haven't had much experience with BtS, but in the few games I've played I've noticed that the AI is significantly smarter - I can no longer easily win early wars anymore. Thankfully, it's giving me reason to actually bother to properly manage my cities.
     
  7. Winth

    Winth Warlord

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    I guess it also counts on this list:

    -You masturbate on the portrait of Cathy, Boudica or Elizabeth.
    -You do above on Victoria's.
    -You get some traits and do exactly the opposite (It ALWAYS strucks me: I play as Louis and forget about wonders often);
    -You get too addicted to your trait (it strucks particularly in Industrious; I often neglect everything too much to get wonder).
    -You stop thinking when you think you get big pants.
     

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