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Unique Buildings Elimination Thread

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Mesix, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Awsome Sause

    Awsome Sause Chieftain

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    Floating Gardens 4
    Paper Maker 32
    Pyramid 44
    Stele 37

    Pyramid: Early science boost is huge and nice boost to getting a religion.

    Paper Maker: Great UB that will help generate a lot of extra money but I feel it is the worst UB left.
     
  2. pensivepeppers

    pensivepeppers Chieftain

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    Floating Gardens 2 (-2)
    Paper Maker 32
    Pyramid 45 (+1)
    Stele 37

    FG: Guess who's next!

    Pyr.: Pyramid is a great science building, really useful actually. Playing a game as Maya currently, and crushing in Science.
     
  3. JetStream

    JetStream Chieftain

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    Floating Gardens 0
    Paper Maker 32
    Pyramid 46
    Stele 37

    Pyramid (+1): I just finished a maya ICS game. it was my first time to try it and this UB right here gave me a religious lead so far ahead and with first dibs on beliefs that all civs doesnt even have a decent pressure on their own Holy cities and giving my happiness to fuel my ICS.

    Floating Gardens (-2): Although it is a good UB specially if you want to go tall, you really cant say that this UB is better than the remaining three. Anyone of these can replace FG and still make Monty a better civ.
     
  4. Wabango

    Wabango Chieftain

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    Paper Maker 30
    Pyramid 48
    Stele 37

    Money takes a back seat to early faith.
     
  5. Udey1

    Udey1 Prince

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    Paper Maker 30
    Pyramid 49
    Stele 35

    Pyramid: pretty obviously about the greatest UB ever. SO early, so powerful science boost, and double the faith power, it would still be the best at 0 faith, but as it is, it is just ridiculous.

    Since there are three, I like PM more than Stele. Gold is gold.
     
  6. Mesix

    Mesix One of Porg

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    Three left. The OP has been updated.

    To speed up the process of the last three building, the rules have changed. An up vote is now worth +1 and a down vote is now worth -3.
     
  7. maurcus

    maurcus Warlord

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    Paper Maker 28 (-2) i never really need money at these early stages all i need is a pantheon/science/:)
    Pyramid 49
    Stele 36 (+1) solid choice for num2 spot early pantheon is awesome plus this goes well with going wide
     
  8. Mesix

    Mesix One of Porg

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  9. maurcus

    maurcus Warlord

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    sorry didnt read your post above
     
  10. Mesix

    Mesix One of Porg

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    That's okay. I made it bold in the replay, not so much to point out your mistake as to reiterate for anyone else. I don't want to do too many correction posts and with all three buildings with such a high score, it seems appropriate to speed up the voting a bit. This important thing is that everyone is voting the same...not some at -2 and some at -3.
     
  11. Lordleoz

    Lordleoz Prince

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    Paper Maker 28
    Pyramid 49
    Stele 34

    In the long run, paper maker's bonus is obvious, don't forget that it's also maintenance free.

    2 faith from stele is pretty weak later on.
     
  12. Carl5872

    Carl5872 Prince

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    Paper Maker 26 (-2)
    Pyramid 49
    Stele 35 (+1)

    Stele - 2 faith and culture that early just cant be beat. Great synergy with tradition since legalism gives them for free and tradition plays to Ethiopia's tall strategy.

    Papermaker is still amazing, but the other 2 left give you religions.
     
  13. maurcus

    maurcus Warlord

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    does anyone else think its funny that were all voting for second place as we have all given up trying to win first place?
     
  14. SammyKhalifa

    SammyKhalifa Deity

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    Haha. And two gold is awesome later on?
     
  15. Mesix

    Mesix One of Porg

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    An up vote is now worth +1 and a down vote is now worth -3.
     
  16. Udey1

    Udey1 Prince

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    Just the focus on "later on" combined with "faith" says enough. :)
     
  17. kamikazees

    kamikazees Warlord

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    Paper Maker 26
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    Stele 31

    This is really tough and I might change my vote tomorrow, but today I gotta go with the Paper Maker. It lets you open any kind of early game (tradition, liberty or honor), field a large military and not worry about GPT. The Stele is great, but its benefit (religion) requires a lot more investment in a specific strategy, which admittedly can have huge dividends.
     
  18. Rooftrellen

    Rooftrellen King

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    Paper Maker 27 (+1)
    Pyramid 49
    Stele 28 (-3)

    Gold is important throughout the game.

    Faith really dies off later, especially if you don't have a wide empire that is going to require lots of faith purchases like Pagodas...but Ethiopia isn't made to go wide, making it even worse.
     
  19. Dogmouth

    Dogmouth King

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    Paper Maker 24 (-3)
    Pyramid 49
    Stele 28 (+1)

    You can get more money from tithe than you can from Paper Maker. I'll take the early religion and a source of faith for missionaries over the extra gold. Don't get me wrong. Paper Maker is a great building; it's a solid number 3 ;).
     
  20. TM Moot

    TM Moot King

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    Paper Maker 24
    Pyramid 50 (+1)
    Stele 26 (-3)

    (dogmouth, you didn't add the +1 to the Stele total)

    love the 'Mid, PM is good, Stele is ok
    (why not declare the winner now, with a tie for 2nd..)
     

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