1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

What Civs do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by gamemoth, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. gamemoth

    gamemoth Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Messages:
    22
    Location:
    China
    What Civs do you prefer in the game?
    And the reason?:eek:
     
  2. superslug

    superslug Still hatin' on Khan Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2003
    Messages:
    11,365
    Location:
    The Farm
    I'm play primarily Pangaea's on huge maps, so I'm inclined towards the Americans and Ottomans in regards to traits, and the Ottomans and Chines in regards to UU's.

    I'm not really sure on the [c3c] civ's, but so far, I'm enjoying the Maya and Inca.
     
  3. Goober

    Goober Turning Right ...

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2003
    Messages:
    6,143
    Location:
    Victoria, BC, CANADA!!!
    I like anything religious, I cannot stand multiple turn anarchy. I am generally Religious + either Scientific, Agricultural, or Industrious. Egypt, Celts, and Babylonians.
     
  4. Sunblade

    Sunblade Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Messages:
    14
    Location:
    Colorado
    Im still figuring this out mainly but I dont like civs that Have sea faring UUs or defensive UUs. I like a semi balanced UU or one with a high attack or move rate that I can take to blow down annoying civ's that get on my nerves, or have land that is rightfully mine. golden age easyier to get too then waiting for something to come attack you. I think most of the civ traits are useful though in some way or another but it really depends on what kinda game im playing and what strategy im planning on using: peaceful builder, culture civ, agressive conquering civ etc.
     
  5. DaleSwanson

    DaleSwanson Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2004
    Messages:
    54
    Greeks.

    I don't like war, so the Hoplite helps alot. It's basicly a pikeman 1/3/1, but needs no iron, cost 20 instead of 30, and is around at the very begining of the game. Also the commercial/science trait combo is the best for science research, which I love to do. If you are a builder not a fighter you should really give the Greeks a try.

    On a sidenote when I want to go for a fast military win I got with Zulu.
     
  6. gamemoth

    gamemoth Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Messages:
    22
    Location:
    China
    standard map is my favorite, so I always choose China,
    but in conquest, industrious has been weakened:(
    and religious + scientific also sounds good,
    by the way, may i say that agriculture is weak?
     
  7. proxybot

    proxybot Chieftain

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2004
    Messages:
    4
    I prefer Germans, but have had some of my highest scores with Greek.
     
  8. Shirastro

    Shirastro The ruler of the Gnomes

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2003
    Messages:
    499
    Persians, Charthage and Ottomans
     
  9. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2001
    Messages:
    27,779
    Location:
    Not on your side
    The almighty Random civ.
     
  10. Longasc

    Longasc Deity

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2003
    Messages:
    2,763
    I love Persia, great Traits and a good UU. Rome is another favorite, even if their traits are not to my taste, and the Legionary is not the super UU, but... I just like the Romans. :p

    I rarely play the same Civ more than two times, I just started each Civ from 1-3 with Rome. :)

    You can pick your fav Civ because of the Traits you like, their UU, the leaderhead... or simply because of historical fondness.

    I played the Rise of Rome conquest first. :)
     
  11. useless

    useless Social Justice Rogue

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2003
    Messages:
    10,378
    Location:
    On the internet
    persions, americans and greece
     
  12. Ville

    Ville Deity

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2002
    Messages:
    2,814
    Location:
    Espoo, Finland
    Random is the civ I like:D
     
  13. Cuivienen

    Cuivienen Deity

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2003
    Messages:
    8,011
    The Celts are my favorite Civ, but they are so brokenly powerful in Conquests that I have vowed never to play them again, instead playing as the Babylonians, Americans and Greeks most of the time, with occasional Sumerians.
     
  14. Zidane

    Zidane Board Lurker since 3-01

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2001
    Messages:
    60
    Location:
    USA
    No AI civs can ever withstand the might of the Roman Empire :)

    I've also used Spain(a lot), America(sometimes),Greece(Rarely) and Japan(once)
     
  15. mazzz

    mazzz Emperor

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2003
    Messages:
    1,198
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    Arabia, which created an empire larger than Rome, Ottomons, Greeks, Babylon, and the French are my best.
     
  16. DS_Legionary

    DS_Legionary King

    Joined:
    May 22, 2003
    Messages:
    775
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I like Arabia, Greece, and Japan. Arabia seems to suit me best, and I like their UU. Greece is an awesome science generator late game. Japan is just all-around best for warmongering IMO. UU comes at right time, and the trait helps to rebuild all the land that you have captured.
     
  17. fret

    fret Prince

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2002
    Messages:
    454
    Any Civ that is either Industrious, Religous or Expansionist. Those traits suit the way I play. Americans and Iroquis are my favourites.
     
  18. Gainy

    Gainy Guest

    Anything expansionist. I just don't like it when I can't see the surrounding terrain... (plus the early boost is great)
     
  19. RedAlert

    RedAlert Love one another

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2003
    Messages:
    2,093
    Location:
    Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
    Glad you started this thread:D
    I haven't got a chance to say which civs I like best yet.
    I would have to say I play Germany, Aztecs, Japan,Spain and of course, Mother Russia the most.
    That said, I probably play India the least, although it used to be one of my favorites (war elephants!)
    I haven't got a chance to play the conquests civs as much as I'd like too.
     
  20. magoo

    magoo Chieftain

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2001
    Messages:
    13
    i used to play as america because well im american so im partial to my county but lately ive been playing as the ottomans because i can actually use their UU before the games over
     

Share This Page