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Updated Starting Biases (XML)

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Blueboots, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Blueboots

    Blueboots Chieftain

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    I didn't until late last night that they had updated the starting biases for several civilizations in the expansion's XML. Just for your benefit, I've supplied them below (hopefully this is useful to you all).

    Coast: Byzantium, Korea, Indonesia, Portugal, Venice
    Hills: Austria (old?)
    Jungle: Brazil
    Plains: Mongolia (this seems old), Poland
    Desert: Morocco
    Tundra: Sweden

    Avoid Tundra: Assyria, Babylon
    Avoid Forest: Huns
    Avoid Jungle: Huns (again), Zulu

    There you go, everyone! Enjoy your summer!:cool:
     
  2. JSMCAG

    JSMCAG King

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    Still odd Egypt doesn't have a Desert/River start though... Even if they don't want to start Egypt in the middle of the desert since they actually have no bonus for desert, at least give them River bias - the Nile was the life artery for Egypt!

    EDIT: Or do they and you just haven't listed it because it isn't new? I'm actually not too sure... :confused:
     
  3. Blueboots

    Blueboots Chieftain

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    Maybe it's just me, but most civilizations, with the exception of ocean civs, typically do start beside a river or two.
     
  4. black213

    black213 Emperor

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    So some of these start biases are only for slight historical accuracy. I think tundra starts will hurt Sweden.
     
  5. Blueboots

    Blueboots Chieftain

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    When I first saw that, I thought the reasoning was opposite that of Songhai's Avoid Tundra. Beginning in tundra helps to avoid territorial disputes (being in the center of things), which make for a nice diplomatic transition throughout. However, the same cannot be said for Russia...
     
  6. BobDole

    BobDole American Leader in Civ VI

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    Think there's some missing (e.g., The Iriqouois get a forest start bias IIRC), although maybe they just didn't update them (even though it seems some old ones that were known were listed again).
     
  7. Blueboots

    Blueboots Chieftain

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    These were just the ones listed under this expansion's tweeks. As far as anything else goes, I'm not sure.
     
  8. Bagi

    Bagi Warlord

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    Sweden gets tundra starts now? Awesome, makes it even easier to play diplomatic since you only have to deal with 1 or 2 neighbors coveting your lands.
     

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