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Watchtowers, hot or not?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Jheronimus, Jul 24, 2006.

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Are watchtowers hot or not?

  1. They're deffenately HOT and I will use them a lot

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  2. They're NOT a cool new improvement

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  1. Jheronimus

    Jheronimus Warlord

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    DeanMill tells us about a new improvement the watchtower, do you like this new idea from fireaxis to add watch towers with 2 line of sight and wich can defend themselves when attacked?
     
  2. Vietcong

    Vietcong Deity

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    whears this info from, is this going to be in warlords or a patch?
     
  3. TomOC

    TomOC Monarch

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    Wish they put energy into something a little more interesting.
     
  4. MisterBarca

    MisterBarca Prince

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    God, lying, gullible Dutchmen :mischief:
     
  5. Gumbolt

    Gumbolt Phoenix Rising

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    Great a poll on something thats not even confirmed. I suppose the poll is asking is it a good idea? Be amazed if it is in game.
     
  6. King Jason

    King Jason Fleece-bearer

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    so long as they can't be built near each other then it would be a good idea.

    Else people would just make a wall around their borders with them.
     
  7. Samson

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    Assuming they are in the game (which I doubt) it will totally depend on when they are avalable. If they are avalable early that could be a very good way to fog bust to protect against barbs. In multi player they may just have value. I do not think I would use them in SP mid to late game, as there is no land that is not ocupied.

    Also how will tyhey be built? If they are just a few worker turns, then they sound very cheap. If they consume the worker (as in civ 3?) they will be quite expensive and a couple of units would be better.
     
  8. wiser3

    wiser3 Chieftain

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    I like the idea of watch towers. I often play large maps with a small number of civs. I often place units as sentries at stategic locations to watch for barbarians and other civs. Problem is that when enemies come knocking they often kill the sentry unit. Watch towers sound like a good alternative.
     
  9. Aegis

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    Watch towers would be redundant, thus they will not be included.

    What do you people think the upgradable Sentry promotions are for?
     
  10. MisterBarca

    MisterBarca Prince

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    Please take this useless thread down.

    Gullible retard.
     
  11. Dagenham Dave

    Dagenham Dave Chieftain

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    :lol:
    A bit harsh don't you think?
     
  12. Mr. Do

    Mr. Do Emperor

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    Harsh but fair.

    Tis a Dutch conspiracy, I tells you!
     
  13. wkndwrrr

    wkndwrrr Warlord

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    Deanmill just admitted in the other thread that this was all a hoax.
     
  14. Panda

    Panda Metal head

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    :lol:

    I like people who say what they think :goodjob:
     
  15. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    Did that other thread get deleted?
     
  16. mostly_harmless

    mostly_harmless Chieftain

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    Firaxis might get wind of this now and think it such a good idea they put it in the next expansion pack :lol:
     
  17. Veo

    Veo Chieftain

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    yeah turner nuked the hoax thread about 20 minutes ago
     
  18. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    I was at page 7 and then it wouldn't let me read the rest. Anything else the guy did, or was it just more speculation?
     

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