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What Am I Missing?

Discussion in 'Strategy Forum' started by Lrd Dread, May 14, 2012.

  1. Lrd Dread

    Lrd Dread Prince

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    Good Evening,

    Just started a game on prince level, huge world, continenets, 5 billion years old..... etc
    Playing as the Egyptians.

    I have all of the great wonders of the world, except 3 (1 is the pyramids built by the Romans) through the first 2 ages. Yet I am behind (3rd) in Culture points?

    Obviously I am missing something, so what is it?

    Also - I created a great work in a city, and got 695 culture points. I assume this went towards the points I need for a new culture award. Is there anyway to make these so they role over. I got the points when I was 0 turns out and they appear to have been wasted.
     
  2. Thalassicus

    Thalassicus Bytes and Nibblers

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    It depends on which leaders you're facing - Napoleon's trait gives him a hefty culture bonus.

    All culture points "roll over" to the next policy when you surpass the amount needed to get a policy. You can also wait to choose a policy if you're about to leap forward an era and unlock new policy trees.
     
  3. Dunkah

    Dunkah Emperor

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    Lrd Dread, I am a prince/ King player as well. I spend more time reacting to what is going on than I do planning and beelining techs etc.

    A good start for me is to build a monument either first or second. I usually build it first then a scout depending on how far my warrior has got scouting the surrounding terrain. (If it's all trees, hills or desert I will build the scout first). This starts the Culture clock running sooner than later.

    Policies and Tiles will start coming quickly. I forget wich policy tree is which. However I always go for the opener on the bottom left (Tradition) I think. That gives me a quick plus 4 culture on top of the monument, which excelerates culture even faster.

    For Techs I usually go for the Great Library Wonder so I take Pottery to start then Writing... By the time I start the Great Library I can usually unlock the Bottom right Two Policies in the (tradition Branch) which will give me a bonus to happines and a 20% boost to wonders.

    At that point I usually have 3 or 4 population and I will swictch them over to production manually in the city view.

    From there it really opens up where you can go, however I find with that start no matter who I am playing that I get a good science and culture base to build on.

    Traditionally I will move to the Liberty? Tree for the extra culture, free settler and worker to start expanding, Tech-wise I will either go for the techs I need to connect the resources I have available or the National College to get an even bigger tech boost. But as I expand I always build Monument first, then when I have 3 or 4 cities I choose the "Add a free Culture building to your 4 oldest cities" policy that gives me 4 free temples and a decent boost or lead in culture.
     

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