Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by TheLastOne36, Sep 29, 2007.
I tend to grab Metal Casting to get early forges and the Collusses.
I usually go for code of laws, assuming someone hasn't already got Confucianism.
I tend to have Code of laws before oracle
Civil Service! That one is usually the first really expensive tech I come across. I then go for Metal Casting and build up macemen.
CoL if I can found a religion with it and Metal Casting if isomeone beat me to it, I already have a holy city or I play an Industrious leade.
I always have Code of Laws when the Oracle is completed. In a perfect game, I take Civil Service with the Oracle, but ... in most of my games, I go for Philosophy
I go for whatever tech from my options that would take the longest to research. Usually Metal Casting or Civil Service.
I normally go with CoL. But lately I've been experimenting with grabbing Theology for early AP building.
i usually go CoL and pop theo with a prophet in games where i want as many religions as i can get. a couple times philo when i don't think i'll get a scientist, or i really want to use my next (or first) GS for an academy.
i don't go for metalcasting, but i also almost can't remember the last time i played an industrious leader. so i don't get discount forges, and OR causes no pollution and takes no time to build . note that i'm not an early rusher, so i don't need metalcasting/machinery pronto for better troops. that would likely change things.
i did get machinery from it in a recent game, because i was beelining optics and had conveniently popped metalcasting from a hut. that hut saved me more than 30 turns of research, yay for smart villagers!
Metal Casting or Theology.
Highly situation-dependent. In my Immortal Dutch Domination game for instance, I wanted religious friction among my neighbors so I left CoL for someone else and grabbed MC instead.
I don't always build it, but I usually go for Metal Casting if I do.
Before BTS I normally try and grapped Fuedalism with it, but I think that was with classical start. In 1000 AD game I almost got Liberalism with the Oracle as Japan Got Gunpowder with Byzantium.
Sometimes Code of Laws, Sometimes Metal Casting, alot of times I get beat to it
Mostly Metal casting...only sometimes Theology or Feudalism
I don't know how you guys can get Civil Service with the Oracle, ussually the AI builds it well before it's possible to get Civil Service.
I ussually get Metal Casting or Code of Laws.
I tend to go for the most expensive tech available, Metal Casting or Theology otherwise.
CS is very hard to do at the highest difficulty settings, but the lower you go, the easier it is to get it.
At Immortal+ (where you will likely be beaten to the construction of the AP) I think I'd prefer MC almost every time, as I don't want to spread Confu; I want to take the AP religion instead.
I used to get Philosophy, but now it's Civil Service. I want Irrigation to spread!
mostly CoL or MC, it depends on the situation
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