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weird, non-strategic, personal choices

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by I was NC, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. I was NC

    I was NC Chieftain

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    Just curious if anyone else makes these sorts of decisions:

    -I don't upgrade my Legions, ever. In part because unlike the rest of my active military they're built before Heroic Epic, but also because I just like keeping them around. In my head they are honored, ceremonial anachronisms residing in the capital.

    -I try to leave untouched as many jungles as possible. For example, given a choice of where to build a road, it will be through a tile which is already otherwise improved. One time I even left a forest unchanged, thinking of it as a being like a park.

    Again, weird and not strategically helpful. Just fun. Naturally choices like the above are only possible in single player and not at the top difficulty levels.
     
  2. FairFenix

    FairFenix Chieftain

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    Full pack of those choices XD. I play civ usually as some rpg than a strategy.
     
  3. pilot00

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    When I play a relaxed game that more or less I have won by the industrial era, I do such things too. I don't chop forests because my people believe in ecology.
    I always build recycling centers even though I don't need them for the reason above.
    Then I build fallout shelters every-ware because of the constant AI wars(after all I have to shelter my people from the madness of those irrational foreigners :D). I also don't spread my religion violently (conversions) and I try to follow peaceful or cultural beliefs. Finally I try to liberate city states and CiVs that have been wiped out by buying their cities from the AI were possible.
    And whatever I do I always end the game with a science victory on the last possible turn. After all those crazy foreigners are destroying the planet one piece at a time. We have to find a paradise away from all this madness. Ironically this is the cannon ending from the original CiV :lol:
     
  4. atreas

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    I think you are not alone there. I know a few other people (myself included) who enjoy winning in the very last turn with a spaceship, CIV1 style:lol:.

    I also try if possible to preserve my initial warrior till the end, as a kind of tribute (although recently I was forced to upgrade him to swordsman quite early).

    And also if possible, although I could nuke the AI till the end, I enjoy more taking him down only to his capital, with purely military fights, just before I launch my spaceship.
     
  5. Sabrina

    Sabrina Warlord

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    I never built a scout in my life, I prefer to scout slowly, with warriors and archers. I don't chop forests or jungle either, but I build lumber mills and trading posts on them.
     
  6. Colmar

    Colmar Warlord

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    My desire for immersion can sometimes hurt a game. If I like how a city is sprawling (no hills/mountains/wonders to ruin it), I tend to avoid building walls unless the AI is on my doorstep. I also like to place my Great Improvements in suitable spots. (ie: Manufactory is out in the undesirable outskirts, Holy Site is on a hill, Academy gets a picturesque area.)
     
  7. mintcandy

    mintcandy King

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    I prefer to upgrade the outdated units I have before I build new ones, even if the new units I have could have built come with more promotions than my outdated units already have.
     
  8. blackcatatonic

    blackcatatonic Queen of Meme

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    I think the elephant unique units are all incredibly cute, so whenever I play as Siam, Carthage or India I build/buy a ton and don't upgrade them until the last possible moment.

    Of course, in the case of Naruesan's Elephants, they are the medieval equivalent of Tanks, so they do actually remain useful for a while.
     
  9. BrokTheFanatic

    BrokTheFanatic Warlord

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    When playing rome I once built all roads directly back to Rome, at least at first. Because "all roads lead to Rome". Even built them from nearby city states and two ai neighbors directly back to Rome.

    I think I had played too much civ that week, I was in a wierd mood.
     
  10. pilot00

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    Best thing I ve read in this thread :lol:
     
  11. Halcyan2

    Halcyan2 Emperor

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    Can actually be useful because they are the only military unit that can build roads. Building roads in certain areas (like in city states) is a pain with workers who can't move through other units.

    I always leave jungles, unless they have a luxury resource underneath and sometimes if they have a strategic. The science bonus with universities is really good. I also leave jungle bananas - better than a plantation banana most of the time. But I will build trading posts on the jungles since I will be working them.

    Did you ever play Civ IV? You got health bonuses for having forests around. Plus, forests would naturally grow (more likely if there are lots of forests around). There was even a forest preserve improvement and an awesome National Wonder (National Park) which gave you +1 free specialist for each forest preserve in the city's tiles.

    Again, weird and not strategically helpful. Just fun. Naturally choices like the above are only possible in single player and not at the top difficulty levels.
     
  12. truenarnian

    truenarnian Emperor

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    Ah, yes. Playing thematically gives me great joy.

    - Polynesia? I take my Settler into the water on the first turn and go find a small island to settle (and often will limit my settlements to small, unshared islands).

    - I wish there was an option in Advanced Settings for "historical relationships on", and sometimes that's the way I play: Japan and Korea cannot be allies; Denmark relentlessly raids Germany, France, England; etc.

    - I love building the wonders that belong to each civ. If I am the Incas, I will try to build Machu Pichu, and I will try to build it in Machu.

    - I take the Policy trees that make thematic sense for the civ.

    Like the OP mentioned: I don't do this on higer difficulty, but on King I'm more than happy to play thematically.
     
  13. Xiao Xiong

    Xiao Xiong Prince

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    I try to keep my scout alive as long as possible and see how far I can get him upgraded. When I attack a city, I try and use the scout to capture it, and try and place him so he will take just one hit from enemy range or something, to try and get him promoted up. If I use him to steal a worker from a city state, I will stay at war with the city state, so that it can keep bombarding my scout--he'll run in and fortify until almost dead then run out to heal, then back in again--for as long as I can, to promote him up, until I'm finally forced to either make peace with, or capture, the CS.
     
  14. SYKOJAK

    SYKOJAK Warlord

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    I am a relentless explorer at heart. I usually dont like any fog of war left on my map. I usually push my units out there even though I could be under a full scale invasion at the time.
     
  15. gamedude14

    gamedude14 Chieftain

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    When I play as the Inca, I refuse to build Chichen Itza outside of Chichen Itza.
     
  16. I was NC

    I was NC Chieftain

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    Thanks for all the replies in my 1st thread! (Not counting many on a different site a decade ago.)

    Exactly. My legions are the upgraded initial warriors.

    I had not considered this but will in the future.

    I always play as Rome and will have to try this.

    I do use legions to build roads as it frees up my workers for other tasks, which is very handy. Agreed on keeping jungles, especially with bananas and a granary. I skipped IV but those sound like really neat improvements. The forest growing is similar to Alpha Centauri, my favorite game ever.

    I can't bring myself to build the Sistine Chapel outside of Rome even though it's not a city-specific wonder.
     

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