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What Civs do you prefer?

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

  1. Roxtar

    Roxtar Leader of the Musicians

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    Same here--& I was a builder initially. But as I got better at the game, I started warmongering, 1st as Rome, then as the Aztecs.
     
  2. DeusXMachina

    DeusXMachina Chieftain

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    babylons for culture domination
    zulu for all out war
    iroquese/japan for building with some later wars

    but all things considered i love those iroquese!
     
  3. HamaticBabylon

    HamaticBabylon Deity

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    I'm scientific and Religious..... so Babylon for me
     
  4. trumpeteer

    trumpeteer Player of Trumpet

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    Viking!

    Beserkers are the best unit ever made.
     
  5. Lumin

    Lumin Niman of Draconis

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    Japan, definitly Japan. Because they are religious so that helps a lot. And because of their UU. I don't like going to war, but once i get samurai i take as much land as i can in the time period that they are around.
     
  6. Rellin

    Rellin Norrathian Gnome

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    Religious Civs Primarily, and either Industrious, Scientific, or Agricultural Secondarily.

    Egypt
    Babylon
    Celts
     
  7. darkfighter12

    darkfighter12 Chieftain

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    I like playing Egypt but I really hate their UU.
     
  8. RedAlert

    RedAlert Love one another

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    Well, since my last post I have been playing the new conquests civs alot. My favorites out of them would have to be Incas, Mayans, and Sumerians (Although I do like the Byzantines as a people, and their history/culture) The others I just don't really have a taste for.

    The main reason that I choose my civs is usually not for a strategic reason. I play the civilizations I like best as a culture and/or are most interested in at the time.
     
  9. StabbingNirvana

    StabbingNirvana because i can ...

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    byzantines! seafaring iz da shiiiiiiiiznit and so is science. get many groups of 4 dromons and send them at every enemy coast city youre at war with and auto bombard. let the ai try to get sea units out! just never upgrade them. i built like 60 in the game i have going now and i have 4 in each coastal city. i repelled a a group of 2 cruisers, a destroyer, and a transport with 8 dromons. ITS INSANE! before them i use to play greece. eh .. they were alright. theyre the only 2 civs im interested in playing in. i guess its cause im greek.
     
  10. Capt Ajax

    Capt Ajax Warlord

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    Greeks or Charthage,
    b/c bothh civs have a great defensive UU.

    I am not a warmonger but I love sticking it to the Romans or the French when I find them!!!!
     
  11. 80k

    80k Chieftain

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    hmm, no one mentioned the Germans? I have really been enjoying using them. Scientific and Militaristic are both very strong traits, imo.

    I also like Agricultural a lot. I seem to have no problem with having a nice growing population when i use the Incas.
     
  12. ArbitraryGuy

    ArbitraryGuy Rusty Shackleford?

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    I like the Germans (Mil & Sci rock!), but their UU comes a late and is outdated quickly.
     
  13. Yobert

    Yobert Chieftain

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    India are pretty good
     
  14. Zingo

    Zingo Beer

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    Maya, Sumeria, Byzantines and the Dutch is the Civs I play most of the time. I like Civs that are Agricultural, Scientific and Seafaring.
     
  15. Riccett

    Riccett Chieftain

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    I know it is a stupid reason, but I pick by:

    1. Traits (not so stupid)
    2. Color (this is the stupid part. lol) I don't like pink or yellow, etc... lol)

    3. I love the Mayans, with the new ag trait and industrial to boot, I think they are easily one of the best civ's out there.
     
  16. gamemoth

    gamemoth Chieftain

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    I recently found Arabia is a good choice,
    expansionist and riligious, and UU 4/2/3 knights only cost 60 shields,
    these are all very helpful to the Sid's level.
    Anyway, Arabia's start technology seems not very good
     
  17. Ibanez

    Ibanez Chieftain

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    I like playing as the Germans. But most of the time I will do random.
     
  18. Vancouver 2010

    Vancouver 2010 Getting Paid to Code

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    I prefer playing the civ commonly known as "Random".
     
  19. Lorax

    Lorax Chieftain

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    I gotta hand to you "Random" guys - that makes for every game to be a challenge in the fact you have different challenges each game and must make a "gamepln" on the fly....

    All in all, the civs really do give this game amazing replayability...

    I have found the Aztecs to be very fun its almost like getting "expansionist" with the Jaguar Warrior - I definitely get a very nice advantage with goodie huts and world map along with their other great traits - No Anarchy.....

    And of course Persia with the immortals is fun - its a civ that makes you want to invite other civs to declare war on you in ancient times....

    I have limited time playing but looking forward to trying out Greeks, Romans, Babylonians, Japanese, Chinese & Egyptians...

    So many Civs, so little time... :)
     
  20. Gainy

    Gainy Guest

    I thought the thread was about what type of Civs you like going. I didn't think it was who/what you choose most often. :hmm:
    Ie you may pick "Random" all the time, but you would be happier that you got the Americans, instead of the Aztecs or the Germans.

    If the question is, What do you choose as your Civilisation most often?, then... well... I don't. I go whoever isn't on my Hall of Fame already...
     

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